Logerfo, Peter

Teaneck, NJ - Closter Location

Peter Logerfo, Sr., 101, formerly of Teaneck, NJ, passed away peacefully with family at his side on August 11, 2021. Pete was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Florence, son Santo, brother Jasper and sister Camille.

Lovingly known as “Gramps,” Pete is survived by his son Peter Jr. and his wife Maureen, daughter in law Maryann, six grandchildren: Michael and his wife Michelle, Carrie, Matt and his wife Jane, Jackie, Lisa and her husband Marc, and Jon and his wife Jackie, along with five great-grandchildren: Gianna, Lily, Cora, Adam, and Nikolas.

Pete was born in Queens on May 31, 1920 to parents Santo and Victoria. He attended Stuyvesant High School before serving in the Army during WWII as a tank gunner in the 2nd Armored Division, 67th Regiment where he was active in Operation Torch, Operation Husky, and the Normandy Invasion.

After the war, he married his sweetheart Florence DiPietro, and settled in Teaneck where he lived for over 65 years.
Pete and his brother Jasper joined their father working in NYC at the Logerfo Brothers clothing business. They later expanded purchasing a small company, The Tailored Sportsman, manufacturers of English riding apparel and were joined by Pete Jr. in 1981. Before he retired in 1990, they grew the brand to become the premier American manufacturer of riding breeches. While working, Pete earned a BA from Fordham and an MBA from NYU.

Pete was a passionate marksman and amassed many friends, leadership positions, and awards in target shooting. He was member of the Teaneck auxiliary police and their crack pistol team. He led the North Jersey Civil Defense League for several years as top shooter and served as the President of the Meadowlands Rifle and Pistol Club.

Pete was an avid NY Giants football fan. He was a lover of Big Band music, particularly Benny Goodman, Harry James, and Louis Armstrong, and amassed a large record collection. He enjoyed telling the story of how as a teenager he snuck into the famous Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall concert in 1938 and wound up backstage.

Christmas was his favorite holiday to gather with his whole family. He was extraordinarily proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and their accomplishments. He often joked there were “no bad eggs” in the bunch. Pete also cherished lifelong friendships, especially with Ray, Eric, Ted, Mike, John, Bob and Wally.

Pete had a discerning palate and appreciated sharing meals with family and friends. In particular, he loved his Saturday breakfasts with Matt, Jane, and Lily, which were a highlight of his week to visit with them before he moved to live with them. He also enjoyed Sunday mornings at Fairmont Eats and Hogan’s with friends Mike and Wally, lunches with friend John, Chinese food with Maryann, Mike, Carrie and Jackie and Sunday dinners with Pete and Maureen whom he often referred to as Madam Chef.

Pete will be greatly missed and will be remembered for his sharp wit, strong will, and exceptional generosity.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Piermont Empire Hose Company #1 or Gary Sinise Foundation.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 10am to 12:30pm at Moritz Funeral Home in Closter. Entombment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ.