Augustus "Augie" Consalo
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AGE: 81 • Vineland
Augustus "Augie" Consalo, 81, of Vineland passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at Kennedy Stratford Hospital. Born in Medford, he lived in Glassboro before moving in 1951 to Landisville and then Vineland in 1962. He was a 1951 graduate of Glassboro High School. Augie was former Vice President of William Consalo & Sons Farms Inc. and past President of W.C.S. Trucking Inc. He was a member and former two term President of the United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association for the State of New Jersey and a member of the Produce Marketing Association. In 1995 he was named Produce Man of the Year where he was honored by the Vegetable Growers Association of NJ for outstanding service to the industry. He was a member of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and the NJ Farm Bureau. He was also a member of the Vineland Chamber of Commerce & Landisville Fruit Growers Association. Augie was honored by the Vineland Produce Auction, the city of Vineland, and Cumberland County. He was also honored by the NJ Senate & General Assembly. He received the Merit Badge of Honor from the Produce Reporter Blue Book & the Business Character Award for Ethical Methods of Operation from the Packer Red Book. Augie was a member of the Italian American Society of Vineland, St. Anthony Society in Glassboro and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish (St. Michael's Church). Augie enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing.
Augie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Blithe) Consalo; his daughter and son-in-law, Dottie and Brian Kargman of Newfield; his grandson, Mark Kargman of Sewell; his grandson, David Kargman and wife Leah of Swedesboro. Augie is also survived by his brother, Vincent Consalo Sr and wife Hope; and two sisters, Philomena Giunta and Elaine D'Ottavio. He is also survived by his sister-in-laws, Mildred Consalo, Floss Blithe and Floss Schauer. Augie was predeceased by his son, William ("Billy") Consalo; parents, Louise and William Consalo Sr; brother, William Jr and his twin brother, Anthony ("Andy").
Church Visitations will be on Tuesday evening, Aug. 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady Of The Blessed Sacrament - Church Of St. Michael, 504 West Avenue, Minotola, NJ. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineland, NJ. Donations in memory of Augustus "Augie" may be made to Billy Consalo Memorial Scholarships, C/O Dottie Kargman, 1485 Catawba Ave., Newfield, NJ 08344. Arrangements are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360. To send online condolences please visit our website at www.ronefuneralservice.com
Rone Funeral Service
1110 East Chestnut Avenue Vineland, NJ 08360
Published in The Daily Journal from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26, 2014