23 Paramus Retirees Earn More than $100,000 Each in Pensions

New Jersey Watchdog releases list of six-figure pensioners

Twenty-three people no longer work for the Borough or the Board of Education, but still make more than $100,000 a year from state pensions.

Former police chiefs Richard Cary and Frederick Corrubia, along with former superintendents Janice Dime and James Montesano, are just a few of the names who made New Jersey Watchdog's list of retirees earning six-figure pensions.

Pension payments are about 7% of the Borough budget, administrator Joseph D'Arco said, noting that pensions are a product of state legislation. The majority of the 23 pensioners on the New Jersey Watchdog list are retired police officers.

The three Board of Education retirees on the list are all former superintendents. Dime resigned after contaminated soil was found at .

Montesano for a superintendent job in Nyack. They both retired from the New Jersey Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund.

However, they can still work at positions outside of NJTPAF and receive their pension, business administrator Steven Cea said.

The full list of six-figure pensioners is below.


Name Annual Pension Richard Cary $138,628 Frederick Corrubia $132,375 James Sheehan $129,341 Kevin Smith $128,984 Claude Majcher $121,518 Edward Nekel $119,155 Ernest Windfuhr $117,777 Edward Sardineer $112,942 Robert Wright $108,513 Brian Smith $107,685 Philip Bellomo $107,195 Ronald O'Neill $107,176 Timothy Sullivan $106,796 Kenneth Wiren $104,433 Robert Revicki $104,163 Anthony Meyers $103,176 Thomas Delaney $102,365 Eric Kremer $102,076 Steven Mercer $101,947 Stephen Smirles $101,044

Board of Education:

Name Annual Pension Janice Dime $136,085 Harry Galinski $131,621 James Montesano $127,925

To Read Is To Empower April 26, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Teachers have ALWAYS contributed to their pensions..as have police and fire...separate pension systems. TPAF, Police and Fire and PERS all have different systems. Most police and fire also did NOT contribute to their medical benefits prior to last year. However, while I support all public employees, please remember, there is no such thing as over time pay for teachers.
John Q. Public April 29, 2012 at 01:46 PM
What about the civilian employees working night shifts, Christmas, New Years, Easter, stormy weather, etc while making less than 40k?
Karl Koenig April 29, 2012 at 03:03 PM
No doubt civilian employees are under paid. But,They dont work out in the stormy weather. They dont handle motor vehicle accidents, injured and sick people hands on. They dont walk into a potentially violent domestic dispute, or roll around with sc*m bag at the mall, or the guy(s) with drugs in their car..Very big difference....
John Q. Public April 29, 2012 at 03:45 PM
I'm not bashing cops, simply stating there are civilians paying into their pension working bad hours too.
Mildred Bayes April 29, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Teachers work long and bad hours putting up with your reprobate children. It's not like the old days when teachers were allowed to smack some sense into cut up children. It's the same old crap every year: pay the cops and firemen more than the lowly teachers. Who needs teachers? Those that can, do; those that can't, teach. Simple.


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