Montclair Remembers Yogi Berra


Yogi Berra Way sign

The world lost baseball great Yogi Berra, but Montclair lost one of its own.

Montclair Mayor, Robert Jackson, shares his thoughts on the loss of our neighbor:

I am dee‎ply saddened by the loss of Mr. Berra and my heart felt condolences go out to his wonderful family. War hero, legend, gentleman, and patriarch apply but are woefully inadequate.

The fork is located at the corner of Edgewood Road and Edgewood Terrace has been memorialized to honor the Township’s famous one-time resident with the alternate name of Yogi Berra Way.

We love you Mr. Berra. Rest in peace.

And Montclair loves you Yogi…

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  1. One of my most favorite Yankees when I was a kid watching games with my father. A true hero and gentleman. Rest in peace, Yogi. Thanks for the memories and the laughs.

  2. Very sad. A great neighbor, a great American, and a great man. Accomplished so much in his life from such a modest background, and was always so modest and decent to everyone. He and his family have been so generous to this community. Every charity event you went to had something from the Berras. Will be so sad to see their pictures around town knowing that they are both gone. A life well lived for sure. I hope the worldwide outpouring of love and appreciation is some measure of solace to his children and grandkids.

  3. Yogi’s late wife, Carmen, once asked Berra where he wanted to be buried, in St. Louis, New York or Montclair.

    “I don’t know,” he said. “Why don’t you surprise me?”
    Yogi was hugely loved, and will be sorely missed.

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