Died: September 07, 2013
Paul DiNizo 88, of Scotch Plains, died on Sat., Sept. 7th, 2013 at Haven Hospice in JFK Medical Center. Funeral Thursday Sept. 12th from the Rossi Funeral Home, 1937 Westfield Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ.07076 at 9:30am. Funeral Mass at 10:30am at St. Bartholomew's the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains. Interment at St. Gertrude's Cemetery and Mausoleum in Woodbridge. Visitation on Wednesday September 11th from 4-8pm at the funeral home.
Paul was born in Scotch Plains and was a life long resident. He was a graduate of the Scotch Plains/Fanwood High School and a founding member of the "Moonglowers". He was an accomplished musician as a saxophone player. Paul served in the Army during World War II where he was part of the 4th Armored Division and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Paul was a member of the Scotch Plains Elks B.P.O.E. Lodge# 2182 where he served as the Exalted Ruler in 1976. Paul worked for AT&T Liberty Corner as a Master Carpenter in Warren and was a member of the Local Union 195 Broadway. Paul retired from AT&T in 1996.
Paul is predeceased by his parents Philip and Antoinette DiNizo; his son Philip '58 and his brothers Antonio, Anthony, and Frank; his niece Cindy. Paul is survived by his wife Mary; his 2 sons Paul Jr. and Peter J. (Anna); his 2 daughters Linda M. Garvey (Kevin) and Lori A. Tangorra (Steve); his brother Philip (Dody); his 3 sisters Lee DiNizo, Emmy Miller (Win), and Jean West (Chet); his sister-in-laws Marilyn and Eileen DiNizo; his 5 grandchildren Darla, Vincent, Steven, Tiffany, and Michael; his 3 great-grandchildren Liliana, Zachary, Maya-Sophia.
Contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors www.woundedwarriorproject.org, Haven Hospice at JFK Medical Center, 65 James St. Edison, NJ 08820, or a Veterans Association. Please visit our website for full obituary www.therossifuneralhome.com.