Tommy Di Pasquale Jr.

Tommy Di Pasquale Jr.

Tommy Di Pasquale Jr. was the life of the party.

Whenever his family held a party in their Northfield home he loved leading the karaoke, performing Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and even a little James Brown - complete with a cape, said his family and friends.

“He just always liked having a good time,” said his wife of 11 years Cindy Di Pasquale.

Latest Video

The 57-year-old construction supervisor and former casino supervisor died Wednesday following a crash on his motorcycle the day before on Longport Boulevard, in the area of the Seaview Harbor Marina in EggHarborTownship.

The accident occurred at 11:22 a.m. Di Pasquale was traveling east on the road and had to brake sharply when a driver in front of him, Anna Cohen, 72, of Margate, slowed down due to construction on the JFK Bridge, police said.

Bruce Goldberg 66, of Longport, was traveling behind Cohen and swerved into the shoulder to avoid her car, police said. Di Pasquale was behind Goldberg on a 2007 Honda motorcycle and he braked sharply and lost control, police said. The motorcycle slid and Di Pasquale struck Cohen’s vehicle, police said.

Cindy Di Pasquale said her husband began riding motorcycles about six years ago and was always a very cautious driver.

“He loved going on back roads with the wind in his hair,” she said.

Di Pasquale grew up in Rio Grande and graduated from MiddleTownshipHigh School where he played golf and basketball. His family said the member of St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish loved cooking, Italian pastries and was a huge animal lover. He had a bull terrier for years named Frankie - which he named after Sinatra - and the family said they are asking people to make donations to Bullies Without Borders in his memory.

Di Pasquale is survived by Cindy, his daughter Mia and his step-son Mike Katz.

“He was one of the most genuine people you will ever meet in your life,” said his brother-in-law Joe Carchidi. “He was a complete person.”

Never miss breaking news as it happens! Sign up now to receive alerts delivered to your inbox.

Recommended for you

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.