Damian J. Uva, of Clifton, who formerly called the city of Hoboken his home, entered into eternal rest on the early morning of June 4th, 2023 at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ.
Damian was born at Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City on February 16th, 1937 and spent his early days as a resident of 309 Monroe Street in Hoboken. He attended Demarest High School where he played competitive basketball and drums in the marching band.
As a young man, Damian spent his time working in the family owned De Gennaro’s Florist with his mother Bella, his father Nicholas, and his wife Judith. He later became its proprietor, until he closed its doors after the passing of his wife Judith in 1998. Damian was also a Firefighter for the Hoboken Fire Department, from 1961 to 1987.
A great joy in his life were his two grandchildren, Alicia and Nikolas Uva. He loved nothing more than spending time watching them grow and spoiling them with his love and affection.
He also spent a lot of time making people laugh. Known for his off the cuff sense of humor, he was the guy in the room that would often turn to spontaneous humor to get people to laugh, no matter what the circumstances were. His humor, kindness, and generosity will be sincerely missed by his loved ones.
Damian is predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Bella Uva (Totaro), and his wife Judith Uva (1998).
He is survived by his beloved wife Dolores, his son Damian Uva, his daughter in law, Anna Uva, his grandchildren, Alicia and Nikolas Uva, and his sisters Lucretia Barca and Maureen Wilgocki, and his nieces and nephews.
The mass will be offered at St. Francis RC Church in Hoboken, on Friday, June 9th, 2023 beginning at 11:30am.
Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ.
Visitation will be held at the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home; 533 Willow Avenue Hoboken, NJ on Thursday, June 8th, 2023 beginning at 4pm and concluding at 8pm.
Parking is available on the rear of memorial home, off Sixth Street, between Park Avenue and Willow Avenue.