Julius Caesar Pellegrino Jr.

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Julius Caesar
Pellegrino, Jr.
AIKEN, SC - Julius Caesar Pellegrino Jr., age 98, entered into rest Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his residence.
Mr. Pellegrino was born December 6, 1917 in Paterson, NJ to the late Julius Caesar Pellegrino and Teresa Francia Pellegrino. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy entering after Pearl Harbor. He was in the service from 1942 until the end of WWII in 1945. Mr. Pellegrino received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Southern California Los Angeles, his Master's Degree in Business Administration from University of Santa Clara and an additional Master's Degree in Public Administration from USC-LA. He spent the later years of his career with the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Public Health Service, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
Mr. Pellegrino was a former resident of New Market, Maryland. There he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and expanded their "Keep Christ in Christmas" Poster Contest. Additionally, he was a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Project H.O.U.S.E. and the Separated and Divorced Catholics.
He made Aiken, SC his home in 2004 and was a communicant of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Aiken Mended Hearts.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Pellegrino was preceded in death by siblings, Frank (Mary) Pellegrino, Mary (Nick) Ficca, and Helen (Albert) Perrotta.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years,
Cecilia S. Pellegrino, and several dear nieces and nephews.
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the old St. Mary Help of Christians Church, Park Ave., with Father Gregory Wilson as celebrant. The family will receive friends following the service in Smith Hall adjacent to the parish.
Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary Help of Christians Capital Campaign, P.O. Box 438, Aiken, SC 29802.
The Historic George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy for the Pellegrino family may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Mar. 17, 2016
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