James A. Geletei Sr.
AGE: 80 • Parlin
James A. Geletei, Sr., age 80 of the Parlin section of Sayreville passed away Friday March 22nd 2013 at Jersey Shore Center in Eatontown. Born in Brownsville, PA he had resided in Parlin for the past 53 years.
Before his retirement he was employed as a teacher in the Sayreville War Memorial High School for 32 years. Mr. Geletei was a US Air Force
Veteran serving in the Korean War
, a member of the Old Bridge American Legion Post 177, he played hockey during the war, and was a jazz musician playing in the Pittsburgh, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio areas.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Catherine DeCarlo, his daughters Paula, Victoria, and Maria Geletei, his sons and their spouses James and Lillian, Joseph and Dolores, Anthony and Matilda, his grandchildren Shannon, Colleen, Marty, Kenny, Gina, Carly, Giancarlo and Giovanni, his great-grandsons Shaun, Ryan and Michael and his sister Jane Walters.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11:30am at the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin. Burial will follow at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in James's name to St Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, 501 Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at www.spezzifuneralhome.com