Eugene Dednam Cause Of Death, Obituary Unavailable Yet – Eugene Dednam, a World War II veteran who lived to be 100, will be laid to rest with military honors at George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Paramus on Tuesday. Dednam, a lifelong Hackensack resident, died on April 5 in his childhood home on Berdan Place.
According to northjersey.com, While medical examiners and members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office looked for a surviving relative, his remains remained unclaimed. When there is an unclaimed body, medical examiners usually look for military service as part of their quest for information.
Debra Trentacosta, a medical examiner with the county, stated that images of Dednam’s battalion during the war and a framed certificate found in his home also supplied clues to his military service. “We didn’t have much to go on,” she explained, “but things like that gave us the impression he was in the service.”
“He was an only kid who had never married or had children. We wanted to make sure he was buried quickly and properly.” In Bergen County, veterans’ cases are sent to Shaun Hutchinson, the county’s acting director of veterans services, who confirms eligibility for a military burial.