George E. Deodato LAWRENCEVILLE - George E. Deodato, 88, of Lawrenceville entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 7th at Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center, Plainsboro, NJ. Born to his beloved parents George and Eva Borelli Deodato in Trenton, he moved to Lawrenceville in 1957. Mr. Deodato was a graduate of Trenton High School - class of 1942 and Rutgers University - class of 1950, where he earned his BA in Chemistry. Upon graduation, he worked as a research chemist before joining National Starch and Chemical Company in Manville, NJ. Mr. Deodato retired from National Starch as the Human Resource Director after a 25year career An avid reader, he was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 7000 and among the first lecturers and Eucharistic ministers of his beloved St. Ann's Church, a duty which continued as long as he was able. Mr. Deodato had the rank of Staff Sergeant and served as a medic in US Army during WWII and had been stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Predeceased by a sister-in-law, Lillian Iero, he is survived by his wife, Carolyn, (married 60 years ago today, September 12); his daughter and son-in-law, Karen D. and David Swift of Robbinsville; his son and daughter-in-law, John J. and Sandra B. Deodato of Portland, OR; 3 granddaughters, Maria, Laura and Juliann Swift; his sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Norbert Aicher of Langhorne, PA; 2 sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Joseph Oswald of Hamilton Square, Marianne Battista of Florence and Frank Iero of Lawrenceville; dearest friends, Michael and Marilyn Starr and their family; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends on Tuesday (Sept. 17) beginning 8:30am in the chapel of The Church of St. Ann, 1253 Lawrenceville Rd. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the church at 10am. Burial with military honors will be in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing. Please visit www.murphyfh.com for additional information. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to The Church of St. Ann, Faith Development Center.
Published in The Trentonian on Sept. 12, 2013