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Jerry Napoleon of Caldwell

Napoleon graduated James Caldwell High School in 2011.

Jerry Napoleon, 19, of Caldwell, N.J., died on Monday, August 20, 2012, at home.

Visitation is at the 9 Smull Ave., Caldwell, on Friday, August 24, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at International Faith Ministries, 494 Hillside Ave., Orange, N.J., on Saturday, August 25, at 9 a.m. Interment to follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.

Napoleon was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Caldwell in 2004. He was a 2011 graduate of James Caldwell High School, where he , track and wrestling programs.

He was currently a student at William Paterson University. He was a musician who played percussion instruments, rapped and produced music.

Napoleon is survived by his mother, Ginette Vialet, and a devoted brother, Dwayne; also extended family and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family will receive charitable donations at the funeral home.

Irene Smith August 23, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Ginette, Jerry and Dwayne were my neighbors for years on Elm Road. I loved Jerry, as well as Ginette and Dwayne. Once Jerry and I planted a tiny pine tree given to him by a teacher, but someone cut it down while mowing the property. Jerry was always helpful, courteous, fun and the type of young man you wanted to succeed in life and have happiness as an adult. I am heartbroken, as is my daughter and brother. I cannot imagine what Ginette is going through. And Dwayne, also such a wonderful child. My heart and prayers go out to them. It is often difficult to understand life's tragedies or God's plan for each of us, but Jerry is with God, I know this. With deepest sympathy and love, Irene Smith and family
Irene Smith August 23, 2012 at 08:14 PM
To all the wonderful people in our little town, I pray we will all offer love, sympathy and rally around this hard working Mom, and her dear son Dwayne in their time of sorrow, to offer whatever help we can, whatever help they need. Thank you.
Giokas August 23, 2012 at 09:15 PM
My heart breaks for the family. He always had a smile on his face.

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