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AGE: 89 • Lakewood
Andrew Origlia, 89, of Lakewood, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2013, Born on Staten Island, New York to the late Salvatore and Lena Origlia, He was a long-term Staten Island resident, before moving to Lakewood eight years ago. Mr. Origlia served in the United States Army Air Corps 460th Bomb Group during World War II in Italy. After the war Andrew opened an aviation maintenance company at the Staten Island Airport. He was also the owner of American Electric, headquartered on Bay Street, Staten Island. Andrew was also a licensed and certified private plane inspector at Linden and Newark Airports. Mr. Origila also built a plane in his back yard that was featured in the Staten Island Advance Later in the 1990's Mr Origlia was again featured in the Staten Island Advance for building the first all electric car from cell batteries. In his youth he built racing cars. He had a huge heart and always shared a smile.
He was preceded in death by his three sisters. Surviving are his beloved wife of 23 years, Joan Johnston Origlia, his loving children and grandchildren, James J Johnston and wife Melissa of Lovettsville, VA and their daughter Katelyn, and Jacqueline Johnston Scampato and husband Fred of Springfield, NJ and her step children Theresa and Michael.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 25th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the O'Brien Funeral home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday at St. Dominic R.C. Church, 250 Old Squan Road, Brick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Andrew's honor to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka Kansas 66675 or www.support.wondedwarriorproject.org. For directions and condolences, please visit www.OBrienFuneralHome.com
O'Brien Funeral Home
505 Burnt Tavern Road
Brick, NJ 08724
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 24, 2013