Jalil Alam

February 6, 1928 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 93)


Jalil Alam, affectionately known as Abu Milad, of Jersey City, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the age of 93. He was born in Madaba, Jordan on February 6, 1928. Jalil joined the Jordanian Army in the 1950s.  After the Army, he was a construction worker until his later years, where he worked at the Salesian High School in Bethlehem, Palestine.  He lived in Beit Jala, where he was a parishioner of The Annunciation Church.  He was also a member of  the Saint Vincent’s Men's Group and Perpetual Help Men's Group in the Bethlehem.   In 1997, Jalil and his beloved wife, Nima moved to the United States, where they played a vital role in raising in their grandchildren after their son-in-law's passing. 

Abu Milad was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, and a great friend to many. He was always surrounded by his loved ones, laughing and smiling. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time with the family dog, Charlie.  When he wasn’t sharing a story or joking, he was found tending to his garden and grape leaves. Jalil also enjoyed spending his time at the adult daycare, where he made life long friends.   

Jalil is survived by his children; Milad and his wife Mary, Amal, Marlene, Mary, and Muntaha; grandchildren: Mike, Murad, Azam, Maro, Erika, Marriam, Mario, Grace, Mario, Jalil Emily; great grandchildren, nieces, nephews , and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Soud and Wardeh Alam; his siblings, Saleem and Sabet, his son, Mario, son-in-law Odeh, and his beloved late wife, Nima.

Visitation is Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, 3205 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City, NJ 07306. (For GPS navigation, it is best to use our parking lot address: 14 Stagg Street).  Funeral is Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Church, 415 Lackawanna Avenue, Woodland Park, NJ 07424. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington, NJ 07031.  Due to Covid, the family requests that face masks will be required during the services. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the  Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Church (  


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January 13, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company
3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Funeral Mass
January 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Deliverance
415 Lackawanna Ave.
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

January 14, 2022

12:30 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Rd.
North Arlington, NJ 07031


Our Lady of Deliverance
415 Lackawanna Ave., Woodland Park NJ 07424

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