Anthony Vincent Catullo
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Anthony Vincent Catullo
  • January 25, 1926 - June 8, 2016
  • New Jersey

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Anthony Vincent Catullo of Millburn, N.J. passed away at the age of 90 on June 8, 2016. Visitation will be held at LaMonica Memorial Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, N.J., on Sunday, June 12 from 2 to 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016 at the funeral home. On January 25, 1926, Anthony was born in the Bronx, N.Y. to Vincent and Mary Catullo (nee LaVecchia), which explains his ardent following of the Yankees. At a young age, his family moved to Millburn into the same house Anthony resided in at the time of his passing. Anthony was a member of "the Greatest Generation" of heroes who represented our country overseas in World War II. He was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps and served as part of the Corps' ground forces that liberated China. His travels while in the Corps included crossing the Equator, which earned him the official "Shellback" designation. At his "welcome home" party at the conclusion of the war, Anthony met the love of his life, Josephine Dell'Ermo. Together, they raised a family of five children in the North Ward of Newark, N.J. Throughout his life, Anthony's work ethic was unmatched. He was a proud union member during his time at Pabst, Ballantine and Krueger breweries, a Newark Special Police Officer, a manager with the Meadowlands Sports Authority, and a long-time member of the Gateway Security family in Newark. Anthony was a die-hard Giants fan, a bowling league champ, a skilled poker player, a true handy-man, a late-in-life gym devotee and an avid animal lover. Anyone who was lucky enough to know him would describe Anthony as a kind, humble, generous and caring man for whom service to country and sacrifice for family were foremost. Anthony was predeceased by his beloved wife Josephine; his son Anthony L.; his parents; and his sister Josephine Sena. He is survived by his children, James and his spouse Terry; Debra Wisinger and her spouse John; Robert and his spouse Diane; Kim and her spouse Christine Quinn; his five grandchildren, and their spouses; his five great-grandchildren; his sister Edith Vispoli, and her husband Louis; his sister-in-law Vivian Dell'Ermo; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Until his death, Anthony always recognized the constant sacrifices of our military members and their families. For that reason, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Puppies Behind Bars, which trains prisoners to raise service dogs for wounded veterans, www.puppiesbehindbars.com.