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‘Terrific man, father, friend': Services tomorrow for former Allendale Fire Chief John Shute

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TRIBUTE: Visiting hours for former Allendale Fire Chief John Shute — a man praised as a “terrific man, father and friend” — are tomorrow in Wyckoff.

Shute, 56, of Waldwick, died Friday, leaving his children, Allendale Fire Chief Ryan Shute and Meghan Shute, his parents Louise and Howard, his brother Josh (Kristin) Shute, his niece Morgan and nephew Pierson.

Shute grew up and lived in Glen Rock until moving to Waldwick 20 years ago. He worked with the Allendale DPW before becomiong an elevator mechanic for Thyssen Krupp Elevator in New York City.

He was a life member of the Allendale Fire Department and formerly an exempt member of the Glen Rock Fire Department.

Viewing is 4-8 p.m. at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, with a 7:30 firemen’s service.

A Wednesday morning funeral service will be private for the Shute family and members of the Allendale and Glen Rock fire departments.

Anyone wishing to pay respects is asked to be at the Allendale Firehouse at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Rosary Hill Nursing Home, 600 Linda Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532.

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