ALUTTO - John, 83, of New Hyde Park, entered into eternal peace Saturday, October 24, 2009. John was born in Manhattan, February 19, 1926. He now joins his beloved father Larry and mother Carolyn, and many other loved ones who have gone before him. John's love of his family, and his country were unparalleled. He served in WWII in the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division and received a Bronze Star at the Battle of the Bulge. John will be lovingly remembered by his family; leaving behind the love of his life, Gloria, wife of 56 years. Loving father of Larry and wife Joannie, John and wife Ann, Carol Ann and husband Michael, Charlie and wife Margie. Survived by his sister Rita and brother Sonny. Beloved grandfather of Teresa, Diana, Maria, Michelle, John, Julian, Alex, Nicholas and Patrick. Friends and family may visit at the Stutzmann & Son Funeral Home, 2000 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park, Tuesday, October 27, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral mass will be elebrated Wednesday, October 28 at 9:15 am, Notre Dame Church, 45 Mayfair Road, New Hyde Park. Interment to follow, Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106.
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Published in Newsday on Oct. 26, 2009