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John J Palitto Jr.

John J Palitto Jr.

April 3, 1966 - March 20, 2020

John Joseph Palitto Jr., 53, of CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, passed away on 20 March 2020. He was born to parents John J. Palitto Sr. and Catherine M. (Molly) Malone, on 04/03/1966 in Norristown , Pennsylvania. <br /> <br /> He graduated from Roselle Park High School in 1984. <br /> <br /> He went on to study at Dickinson College and continued on to Widener University School of Law where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate and became a Member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bars. <br /> <br /> John worked as an Attorney for 29 years. Most recently in his own practice. <br /> <br /> He enjoyed Bicycling, Volunteering with the Camden County Bar Foundation, Sports, and Trivia . John received an Outstanding Young Attorney award in 1996. Other honors included serving as a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Camden County Bar Association. <br /> <br /> John met Debra Shore in 1990. They were married on October 14,1995 in Cherry Hill, NJ. Together they raised 2 children: Rachel Palitto, and John J. Palitto III. <br /> <br /> John is survived by Kimberly Crum, Fiance; Rachel Palitto, Daughter; John J. Palitto III (JT), Son; Debra Shore, Former Wife; Jim Palitto, Brother; Julie Palitto, Sister-in-Law; Jay Palitto, Nephew; Numerous Aunts and Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews and many others from a huge extended family including future Step-Children, Carrie and Daniel Seher, Marissa and Steve Habicht, and Step-Grand-children Daniel Jr. and Daisy Seher . John was also blessed to have the love and support of many Friends and Colleagues who were by his side throughout his life journey. <br /> <br /> He was preceded in death by John J. Palitto Sr., Father and Catherine (Molly) Palitto, nee Malone,Mother. <br /> <br /> The family has entrusted Attentive Cremation Service with the arrangements. A Memorial Service is to be held once the current crisis has subsided. Details and location will most likely be provided via Facebook. You may use this link to go to John's Facebook Page, <br /> <br /> <br /> In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. In order to guarantee that the in-patient hospice that provided our family with a beautiful way to say good-bye to John directly gets your donation, please indicate the recipient as SAM Center Voorhees; 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300 Marlton, NJ 08053. <br /> <br /> To share condolences online, visit John's obituary on


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    There is so much about John we didn't know so it's wonderful to hear from his friends and relatives. We came to know John from the time we spent at Julie (my daughter) and Jim's for weddings, holidays and Jays sporting events. He was a very good and caring father. I would crack up at his sense of humor and how he analyzed you to see if you "got it" with a certain look I can still remember. I will miss him but remember him with fondness. My husband, Gus and I send our condolences to Kim, Rachel and J.T. along with Jim ,Julie and Jay.
    Virginia Rutledge Mar 26, 2020
    I have fond and at time ridiculous memories of my friendship with John at Dickinson College. He was passionate, kind and really funny. The memories that comes back most vividly for me involves a cab ride in NYC. John, Al and I were in the midst of an epic trip to the city. We were on our way to a club and John became convinced that the cab driver was taking us the long way to run up the meter. When he complained the driver started yelling at us in Urdu. John immediately started yelling back in Spanish. He was leaning over the front seat, arms flailing, arguing with a guy in Spanish who only spoke Urdu. It was classic Palito.

    I am sorry we lost touch over the years. He was a good friend during an important time in my life. He reached out to me when I was down and tried to lift me up. I am sorry he’s gone so soon.
    David Brower Mar 25, 2020
    My condolences to the entire family I didn't know John personally, but I know his daughter, Rachel.
    May his memory be a blessing.
    Shelley Most Mar 24, 2020