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Leo A. Culloo

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Leo A. Culloo Obituary
Leo A. Culloo

AGE: 90 • Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls

Leo A. Culloo, 90, of Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls passed away peacefully on Friday, May 26, 2017 at his home. Mr. Culloo served in law enforcement for over 40 years. He was a Jersey City Police Officer for 12 years and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. At the age of 35, he was appointed by the Attorney General to start a statewide program to train police and correction officers. He was responsible for setting standards and policy used to this day as the Executive Secretary of the Police Training Commission which oversaw all police academies throughout the State of New Jersey before retiring in 1990. He also shared his knowledge and experiences in criminal justice as an adjunct college professor at numerous colleges.

He was a US Navy Veteran during WWII from 1944 - 1946 and served in the Navy Reserves during the Korean War.

Mr. Culloo was a graduate of Seton Hall University with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and received his master's degree in Criminal Justice from the City College of New York.

He was communicant of the Church of the Epiphany in Brick, enjoyed running and watching his NY Football Giants.

Born and raised in Jersey City, he lived in Ocean, Deal and Brick for many years before moving to Seabrook Village 4 years ago.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Helen Culloo in 2005; son, Stephen Culloo in 2013; daughter, Maureen McKeever in 2014; brother, Joseph Culloo; and sister, Martina Peters. Surviving are his sons, Michael Culloo and his wife, Carolyn of Brick, Leo Culloo and his wife, Kim of Washington State; daughters, Ann Valente and her husband, Joseph of Wall, Kathy McFarland and her husband, Larry of Ocean Twp; daughter-in-law, Noreen Culloo of Ocean Twp; 13 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Visiting will be on Wednesday from 4-8pm at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday 10am at Epiphany RC Church, Brick. Cremation will be private. Donations may be made in his name to the of NJ. For more information please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press from May 29 to May 31, 2017
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