Former North Bergen Coach, Jackie Moore, passes away

Former Bruins offensive line coach under Legendary Coach Ascolese, John “Jackie” Moore, has passed away after battling with cancer.

John “Jackie” Moore was an influential high school football coach at Don Bosco, Marist, North Bergen, and Wallington.

Many Bruins remember Coach Moore for his key phrases such as “buzz ‘em!” when directing the team to start an exercise. "Ok - now what you're going to do is take your right hand and place it over your right pectoral muscle!”

"I'll never forget his many punch lines and the lesson he taught me about football and most importantly, life," says former Bruins lineman Alex Nunez.

Many former Bruins took to social media to express their gratitude and memories of Coach Moore.

“I know you'll have your famous pencil in your sock up top! Rest in peace coach!” writes former linemen and current North Bergen PeeWee Coach Julian Torres.

The funeral will be held at Costa Memorial Home, Boulevard and Central Ave. Hasbrouck Heights, on Monday at 8:45 a.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Church, 114 Mt. Vernon St., Ridgefield Park at 10 a.m. Interment following at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m.

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