BARTILUCCI - Nicholas Julian of Laurel Hollow, NY died on July 17, 2016 at age 85 after a full, honorable and faith-filled life. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Ostrowski) for 62 years. Loving father of Lisa (Robert) Rooney, Mark (Becky Quinn) and Paul (Helene). Cherished grandfather of Bryan (Paula), Kaitlyn, Madelyne, Kristyn Rooney and Philip, Elizabeth, Olivia, Lilly and Isabella Bartilucci. Dearest great-grandfather of Emily Rooney. Loving brother of Eleanor Free and the late Catherine Fioraliso. He valued his family above all else. Nicholas graduated from Manhattan College and New York University with degrees in Civil Engineering. He served in the US Army in the Panama Canal Zone and continued his association with the military through the American Legion and the Korean War Veterans Association. A devout Catholic, Nick was a parishioner of St. Edward the Confessor R.C. Church, Syosset for 52 years. He served as Eucharistic Minister, Usher and consultant to the parish on numerous projects. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Legatus. Nicholas was proud of his Italian heritage and was a member of the Sons of Italy and was a Knight in the Savoy Orders. He took great pride in wine making and the caring for and cultivating of his great-grandfather's fig tree, passing down the traditions to his sons and grandsons. He enjoyed contributing to the community and was on the board of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. Nicholas was one of the founding partners of Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers, Woodbury, NY. His professional experience spanned over 60 years in civil and environmental engineering. Nick was a Commissioner of the Jericho Water District for over 45 years. He served as chairman or director of numerous professional organizations and societies and was a consultant to the Environmental Engineering Department at Manhattan College. His professional awards were numerous, including "Engineer of the Year" in 1986 from the Nassau County Chapter of the NY State Society of Professional Engineers, the 2001 Life Time Achievement Award from the Long Island Chapter of the NY Water Environment Association, and the 2003 Outstanding Professional Engineer in Management Award by the NY State Society of Professional Engineers. He is reposing at the Beney Funeral Home, 79 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, NY. Visiting Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass Friday, 11 AM, at St. Edward the Confessor R.C. Church, 205 Jackson Ave., Syosset. Interment at Memorial Cemetery of St. John's Church, Cold Spring Harbor, NY. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Nick's name to St. Edward the Confessor Church, 205 Jackson Ave., Syosset, NY 11791 or Manhattan College online (manhattan.edu/giving
) or check (Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471). Designate Manhattan College Engineering Program Fund in memory of Nicholas Bartilucci.
Published by Newsday on Jul. 21, 2016.