Mark J. Saponaro, 63, was a resident of Wood-Ridge for over 30 years, passed away suddenly at home on January 19, 2021. Prior to retiring, he was employed in his family’s business as an Operations Manager at the Atlas Compressed Gas Company in Brooklyn, NY. Mark was an avid reader and history buff, enjoyed movies and valued the idyllic life of the country. He is the beloved son of Florence (nee Figueroa) and the late Salvatore Saponaro, loving brother of Mary Baier, caring uncle of John Baier and his wife Kristen and Justin Baier and his wife Amanda. Mark was the grand uncle of his grand niece, Jaclyn, and grand nephews, Salvatore and Derek. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Clifton, 797 Valley Rd., on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Cremation will follow and is private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mark’s memory to a charity that was special to him. Donations can be addressed to Straight and Narrow in care of the Mark J. Saponaro fund at Catholic Charities, www.ccpaterson.org/MarkS or mail to Catholic Charities, ATTN: Memorial Donations, 777 Valley Rd., Clifton, NJ 07013. Arrangements Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.