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John E. age 93, of Fort Lee, on August 7, 2014. He was born in the northern part of Italy in 1921 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. He was a graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (1948). Post Graduate Studies in Engineering from Columbia University. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Pacific Campaign during WWII. He began his private practice in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying in 1955. He was appointed Building Inspector for the Borough of Fort Lee in 1956 and held his position for 37 consecutive years. He was selected the Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce Man of the year in 1987. Member of the Bergen-Passaic Engineer and Surveyors Association, Fort Lee Veterans of Foreign Wars, Former member and Past President of the Fort Lee Rotary Club, Fort Lee Elks Lodge #2126, Fort Lee Athletic Club, Building Official Association of NJ, and Honorary member of the Fort Lee Fire Company #4. Beloved husband of Emily nee; Loschi. Devoted father of Maureen Collazuol, James Collazuol and his wife Mary Lou, Steven Collazuol and his wife Ann. Cherished grandfather of Kristin, Timothy, Conor and John. Loving great grandfather of Kara and Teagan. Dear brother of the late Valerio Collazuol. The family will receive their friends on Monday 3-5 and 7-9 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library." The funeral will leave Tuesday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in Holy Trinity R.C. Church at 10 AM. If so desired a memorial maybe made in his memory to the
. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com
Patti & Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Published in The Record/Herald News from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2014