Joseph R. Acito
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AGE: 88 • Millstone Twp.
Joseph R. Acito, 88, of Millstone Township, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at home. He was born in Bayonne. Mr. Acito was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star. He was a graduate Bayonne High School and Seton Hall University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Education Degree. He played basketball for Seton Hall and the University of Maryland. Mr. Acito was a teacher in the East Brunswick Schools before his retirement. He was a Dixieland jazz pianist with various bands in the 1950's to the 1990's including his own band, the Garden State Five.
Surviving are his wife, Sheila Murphy Acito; two sons, Timothy Acito and his partner James Reynolds and Christopher Acito and his wife Jaleh; a brother, Chase Acito; a sister, Gloria Hilinsky; and two grandchildren, Kamran and Layla.
The viewing will be held at the Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center Street, Freehold on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A time of remembrance and sharing will be held during the viewing hours at 7:00 p.m. The interment will be held at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, PO Box 159, Madison, NJ 07940 would be appreciated.
Higgins Memorial Home
20 Center Street Freehold, NJ 07728
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 13, 2014