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TOZZOLI--Guy F., visionary founder and President Emeritus of the World Trade Centers Association, passed away in his sleep February 2, 2013 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In a lifetime filled with major accomplishments, he developed a large portion of the 1964-65 New York's World Fair, directed the planning, construction, rental and operation of the New York World Trade Center, launched the World Trade Centers Association, received numerous nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize, and created an innovative system for expediting trade transactions called TradeCard. Born in North Bergen, New Jersey, he resided for many years in Westwood, New Jersey, before moving to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina after his retirement. He received a BS degree in analytic mechanics, an MS degree in physics from Fordham University and did graduate work at Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stevens Institute of Technology. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was recalled to duty during the Korean War. Mr. Tozzoli is survived by his wife Cynthia (nee Holmes) Tozzoli, a sister, Rita Albert; children Susan Tozzoli, Richard Tozzoli, William Tozzoli, Michael Tozzoli, Kathleen Bernaldo and Tom Tozzoli; as well as two grandchildren. Visitation, Sunday, February 11, 2-5pm, at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ. Funeral mass, Monday, February 11, 10:15am, at St. Matthew's Church, 555 Prospect Ave., Ridgefield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the Tozzoli family requests donations be sent to the World Trade Centers Association Foundation for the establishment of the Guy F. Tozzoli Scholarship Fund. For information on donating to the Scholarship Fund, please contact Niurka Coteron at the WTCA ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / tel. +1-212-432-2626). For additional information, please contact: Cynthia Tozzoli at 843-712-1394 or 201-543-8175.

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 9, 2013
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