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AGE: 72 MORGANVILLE
John J. Del Colliano, 72, of Morganville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at his summer home in Lavallette. Born in Jersey City, he grew up in Wood Ridge and resided in Morganville since 1986. John proudly served in the U.S. Air Force maintaining aircrafts for four years. After leaving the Air Force, he worked for Eastern Airlines for 30 years in a variety of roles within aircraft maintenance until Eastern closed down in 1991, culminating in his position as maintenance foreman. John also worked for Kiwi Airlines and later retired from Atlas Airlines. He enjoyed traveling, the beach, puzzles and playing cards, especially with is young nieces, nephews and grandson. What brought him the most joy was being with his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Helen Del Colliano. Surviving are his beloved wife of 46 years, Barbara Albrecht Del Colliano; his loving son, John J. Del Colliano Jr. and his wife Sherryl of Bel Air, Md.; his cherished grandson, Adam; his brother, Arthur Del Colliano and his wife Catherine of Mahwah; his aunts, Marie Mollozzi and Adeline Calabrese of Toms River; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday Sept. 16 at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at St. Joseph's Church, 685 Hooper Ave., Toms River. Entombment will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Monmouth County SPCA Animal Shelter, 260 Wall St., Eatontown, NJ 07724 in John's memory.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 14, 2010