SECAUCUS – Long-time Secaucus town engineer and former executive VP of the PMK Group Gerald Perricone died suddenly April 19 due to complications from rotator cuff surgery. He was 58 years old. The exact cause of his death is still being looked into , according to sources.
“He was very good to his community, his friends, and those he worked with,” said Town Administrator David Drumeler. Drumeler, whose friendship with Perricone dates back 15 years, worked with him at both the county and local level.
Perricone handled many local projects both as town engineer and through his firm. He specifically helped the town on the Keystone Plant environmental clean-up.
“His firm PMK did things with the Keystone site that hadn’t been done before,” said former Mayor Dennis Elwell. “He was the one that suggested injecting peroxide into the soil” to mitigate the land. Elwell said that as a result of Perricone’s suggestion he received hundreds of thousands in grant money for the Keystone project to perform that procedure.
A viewing will be held at the Mack Funeral Home in Secaucus on April 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mass will be held on April 24 at Immaculate Conception at 10 a.m.