Freeholder David Ganz's Son Found Dead

Fair Lawn native and army veteran Scott Ganz, 30, was discovered dead at his home in Orlando, Fla. this week.

The son of former Fair Lawn mayor and current Bergen County Freeholder Chairman David Ganz was found dead in his Orlando, Fla. home this week, NorthJersey.com reports.

Scott Ganz, 30, was an army reservist who returned home last summer from Afghanistan where he served a 13-month tour as an explosive ordinance disposal specialist. He was a 2000 graduate of Fair Lawn High School.

Freeholder Vice Chairman Joan Voss announced the news of his death at Wednesday's freeholder work session and the board held a moment of silence for the Ganz family, according to NorthJersey.com.

David Ganz, who recently celebrated one decade of service on the freeholder board, placed a yellow ribbon on his fifth floor office door in the county administration building from the day his son was deployed until he returned safely last July.

The Fair Lawn Democratic Organization's Facebook page posted the following message regarding Scott Ganz's death:  

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Freeholder David Ganz's son, Scott. We do not have many details at this point. Due to the fact that this tragedy happened very recently, we ask that David and his family's privacy is respected at this time. David is such an integral part of our community, and when the time is right we know he will appreciate all of our love and support. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at Robert Schoem's Funeral Home, located at 150 Route 4 East in Paramus. There is not yet any information on the Shiva schedule.


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Alli Cimring February 08, 2013 at 07:17 PM
My heart goes out to David and Kathy and the rest of the family. I am so sorry about this terrible loss of Scott. They were so happy when he safely returned from duty. My deepest thoughts and prayers for the Ganz famly. Alli Cimring-Dorfman
John Cosgrove February 08, 2013 at 09:29 PM
My deepest sympathy goes out to David and the Ganz family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you my friend!!
Michael Agosta February 08, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Deepest condolences to the Ganz family in this sad time. We will keep you in our prayers.
sandy gelman February 24, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Sincere condolences go out to Scott's family and friends.I last saw Scott when he came to my son Josh's 3rd birthday party it was a costume party..his mother, Sharon brought him over. Sharon I'm so sorry. I know Scott grew up to be a brave intelligent soldier, but my last image of him was as a child in a Care Bear costume having fun.God bless Scott.
Janine March 26, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Dear Mr. Ganz & Family, I'm terribly sorry for the loss of your precious son Scott. I know the pain and sadness you will endure as I too lost my son. He toured in Iraq and Afghanistan was out for 18 months and died by suicide. My strength has been reaching out to people that have lost a child as no one can understand our pain if they have not lost a child. Please if you ever want to talk, cry, scream you can email me @ j9lutz@gmail.com We must stand together in this difficult journey we have been thrust into.


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