Remembering John Schettine

March 29th, 2019

John Schettine joined The Arc of Essex County family more than 10 years ago when he moved into the Claremont supervised apartments.  A Barringer High School graduate, John volunteered at Mountainside Hospital for 12 years and was voted Volunteer of the Month too many times to count. 

He enjoyed making ceramics and had a number of his pieces on display at a friend’s studio.  Extremely proud of his Italian heritage, John prepared specialty foods, especially around the holidays.  He was a faithful parishioner and choir member at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montclair.

John joined The Arc of Essex County’s Advisory Board in 2011, advocating for himself and his peers strengthening The Arc of Essex County’s commitment to those we serve.  He was loved and respected by his fellow Board Members.  John is survived by an aunt and several cousins, as well as his housemates and staff at Claremont.

The Arc of Essex County conveys its condolences to the Schettine family and John’s extended Arc family during this difficult time.  The family has requested donations in lieu of flowers to The Arc of Essex County in John's memory.  Please visit and note that your donation is in memory of John – an acknowledgement of your tribute will be sent to family members.