Services will be held this weekend for the the father and son killed in a horrific crash at a gas station in Passaic County on Tuesday that left three dead and a driver jailed on charges he was driving while under the influence of drugs.
Visitation for Jon and Luke Warbeck will run from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home on Ratzer Road in Wayne. A funeral will take place immediately after at 7 p.m.
Luke Warbeck, 17, of Lincoln Park, was a junior at Boonton High School, according to his obituary. Jon Warbeck, 50, of Fair Lawn, grew up in Bergen County and spent three decades as a general contractor for construction companies before forming his own, Warbeck Construction, in 2013, his obituary said.
The two were killed along with gas station attendant Lovedeep Fatra, 22, Tuesday morning when Jason Vanderee, 29, careened off Route 23 and slammed into and over Warbeck’s vehicle, authorities said. Vanderee, who survived the crash, was high on drugs at the time and remains jailed on multiple charges, authorities said.
Vanderee, of the Glenwood section of Vernon Township in Sussex County, is due to appear in court on Monday.
Warbeck, who was born in Passaic and grew up in Lyndhurst and Carlstadt, was a volunteer firefighter for the Carlstadt Fire Department, Ladder 1, and a volunteer for the Wayne Fire Department, Company No. 3. Jon Warbeck was also a past member of Moonachie EMS, according to the obituary.
The obituaries said father and son were deeply devoted to each other. They did everything together – riding dirt bikes and quads, camping, and fishing, the obituaries said.
“Jon and Luke were inseparable. It was clear to anyone that knew Jon, that his true passion in life was his son Luke,” Jon Warbeck’s obituary said.
Billy Kahn, 39, who owns the Delta gas station on Route 23 north in Wayne where the crash occurred, told the publication that funeral arrangements for Fatra are on hold until his family travels from India. https://www.nj.com/passaic-county/2019/02/services-set-for-father-son-killed-in-horrific-nj-gas-station-crash-involving-alleged-drugged-driver.html