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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Anthony John Minniti, 1948 - 2020

The Honorable Anthony John Minniti, 71, of West Orange, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020. 
Judge Minniti contributed his talents and skills, without reservation, to the annual Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation seminar of the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He graciously volunteered and offered his knowledge and wisdom for the advancement of the New Jersey Workers' compensation bar.

A retired State of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Judge for over 20 years, he also served as a West Orange Town Municipal Court Judge, and three terms as a Councilman for West Orange.  

Born in Newark, to the late James T. and Rose (Renna) Minniti, he was born and raised in Orange and was a resident of West Orange for 43 years.  

He was a 1966 graduate of Our Lady of the Valley High School, graduated from Seton Hall University in 1970, and earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1973 from New York Law School.  

Judge Minniti, was a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, as well as various other political and social organizations. He was active in the community, enjoyed coaching town sports for his sons, and was a Certified New York City tour guide.  

The beloved husband of 48 years to Diane (nee Letizia) Minniti, he was the loving father of James Minniti and his wife, Cindy, Mark Minniti and his wife, Nicole, and the late Anthony Matthew Minniti; dear brother of James Minniti and his wife, Sandra, and cherished grandfather of Madison Laura, Michael Anthony and Ava Rose.He is also survived by his nephews, Jim Minniti, Sam Minniti and Matthew Zinn and their families, he had a very loving extended family of cousins and many wonderful friends and colleagues.  

A celebration of Anthony’s Life will be held at a later time.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Ippolito-Dancy Memorial in Caldwell. To send the family condolences or share a memory please visit   

Donations to Anthony’s favorite charities, Muscular Dystrophy Association at , Doctors without Borders at  and St. Jude Children’s Hospital  would be greatly appreciated.