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334580 JOHN ZUCCAR ELLI JOHN ZUCCARELLI left his family and friends on Sunday, August 1st. He passed away peacefully at Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, Florida, with his son John and close friends at his side with his favorite show, Bonanza playing on the TV. Big John, Mr. Z or 'The Boss' as he was known to his family and friends was born on October 22nd, 1922 in New York City to proud parents John and Jenny. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines and was torpedoed while serving on Liberty Ships during World War II. He was very proud of his anchor tattoo from his time at sea, although he always joked that he wasn't quite sure of the details on how he acquired it! In the Fifties John and his wife Lillian founded the Interstate Paper Supply Company and soon after the Interstate Waste Removal Company. From humble beginnings with just one truck, John's hard work, determinatio n and with Lillian at his side he succeeded in building one of the major waste companies in the North East. Having sold the company in the early 70's he retired, but not for long! In the late 70's he helped his sons John & Jimmy found the National Waste Disposal Company. With his help National Waste grew into one of the largest Waste Management companies in the country. Mr. Z worked hard and believed in playing harder. Mr. Z had many interests that were important to him and were always a part of his life. As a former Boxer he loved the 'fight game' and telling the stories of training and managing the N.J. Heavyweight Champion, Scott Frank all the way to Scott's title fight with Heavyweight Champ Larry Holmes. He was a racecar driver, but worried later in life when his son John took the wheel. John and Lillian moved from Trenton in 1975 to their Horizon Hill Farm in Hopewell, and in 1991 they started spending winters in their home in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Jupiter, Florida. He enjoyed being on his farm called Horizon Hill Farm of Hopewell, riding the horses, driving the tractor, tending to the menagerie of animals and of course playing with his dog, Champ. At the top of his list was going out every night to his favorite restaurants and sitting and talking to friends, old and new. And not to forget Las Vegas, he was always ready to go and 'did you want to go with him? During the Boss's lifetime, if he liked you, no matter who you were or where you were from, be it employees, politicians, business associates or someone he met along the way, you became family. If you needed help, it didn't matter what the problem was, he was there for you. Son John has said, we, his son's, family and friends are so lucky to have had him in our lives. We are so fortunate for all the good times. He was the type of person everyone wanted to be with. He loved his wife, his son's, his family and friends and he will be missed by all. He was one very special person. John is predeceased by his parents, John and Vincenzina Esposito Zuccarelli, his wife of fifty years, Lillian Kuzma Zuccarelli and his brother Frank. John is survived by his sons John and James, his sister Concetta Capone and her husband Nicholas Capone of Trenton N.J., sister Nancy Sainte Marie of Trenton, N.J., sister Jane Riccio of Trenton, N.J., sister-in-law Mary Ann Yanno and her husband John of Trenton, N.J., sister-in-law Hilda Bastecki and her husband Joseph of Wildwood Crest, N.J., brother-in- law Michael F. Kuzma and his wife Joan of Newport News, Virginia as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephew s, cousins, and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 343 South Broad Street, Trenton. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Garden of the Cross, Hamilton Township will follow. A Mass and memorial will be held in Florida on Friday, August 13th at St. Jude Catholic Church, 204 North U.S. Highway One in Tequesta, Florida, 33469 at 3pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution be made to the Pennington School, John Zuccarelli Scholarship Fund, 112 W. Delaware Avenue, Pennington, N.J. 08534 or to the Autism Project of Palm Beach County, 5800 Corporate Way, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407 To send condolences to the family please visit www.brennaf uneralhome.c om Out of State Arrangements are under the direction of Frank M. Immordino of Brenna Funeral Home, 340 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton. Local Arrangements under direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Jupiter, FL. paid obituary

Published in the TC Palm on Aug. 11, 2010
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