George Roseberry, 90, of Saddle River, formerly of Clifton, died on Feb. 4.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1923 in Paterson, where he resided until marrying his wife of 66 years, Marie (Costello) Roseberry, who survives him, and they moved to Clifton. In 2010, he and his wife moved to Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Saddle River. He served in the U.S. Army
as a paratrooper on active duty in the Philippines during World War II
. He later served in the U.S. Naval Reserve in New Jersey. He studied and trained as an aviation mechanic and was employed by a number of flight service companies at Newark Airport. He became an expert on the care and maintenance of Gulfstream private aircraft and was late reemployed by Exxon Corporation as flight engineer, enabling him to travel the world ensuring the safety and proper maintenance of Exxon's corporate jets.
He is survived by his daughter, Georgeann Solotruk; his son-in-law, Ronald Solotruk; his granddaughters, Melissa Todisco and Lindsay Solotruk; and his great-grandson, Nicholas Todisco.
Visitation will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Ave. in Clifton. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 at the funeral home, and he will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson.
Memorial donations may be made to The Macular Degeneration Foundation, eyesight.org