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Paul G. Licameli spent 40 years as a journalist, including stints at The (Bergen) Record and the News Tribune.

Paul Licameli, former News Tribune editorial page editor, dies at 91

Former Bergen Record editor worked for Catholic newspapers in three states

By David Wildstein, September 15 2019 2:32 pm

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Paul G. Licameli, whose 40-year career as a journalist included stints at The (Bergen) Record, the News Tribune and the Hudson Dispatch, died on September 12.  He was 91.

Licameli started in the circulation department of The Advocate, the weekly newspaper published by the Newark Archdiocese, is 1953, and joined the Dispatch in 1954 while teaching at St. Joseph’s High School in West New York.

He was an associate editor at the Milwaukee Archdiocesan in 1960, and was an associate copy editor and editorial writer at the Record from 1961 to 1967.

From 1967 to 1970, Licameli was the managing editor of the Florida Catholic, the Orlando Archdiocese newspaper.  He later worked as editorial page editor of the News Tribune until his retirement in 1993.

In 1996, Licameli was ordained as a deacon by Bishop Edward Hughes and was assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in Metuchen until retiring a decade later.

Licameli is survived by his wife, three children, and a granddaughter.

Services are scheduled for 9:45 AM on Tuesday at the Ryan-Costello Funeral Home in Metuchen, followed by a Mass at St. Francis at 10:15 AM.

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