WESTWOOD, N.J. — Robert Della Valle, 66, of Westwood, died Monday, Oct. 17.
Before retiring, he was a self-employed music teacher. He was a former organist at St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bergenfield and a parishioner of Our Lady of the Visitation RC Church in Paramus.
He is survived by his brother, Richard Della Valle; and many cousins, friends, students and parishioners.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 S. Farview Ave., Paramus. There will be a funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Visitation R.C. Church, 234 N. Farview Ave., Paramus. Interment will be in Redeemer Cemetery in Mahwah.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128 or the Office of Planned Giving, The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023.