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Gabriel A. Calenda

Obituarie for Gabriel A. Calenda

Born in New York City, NY on Aug. 1, 1932
Departed on Apr. 27, 2017 and resided in Clark, NJ.
Visitation: Monday, May 1, 2017
Service: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Cemetery: Hollywood Memorial Park
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Gabriel A. Calenda, 84, of Clark, formerly of Mountainside, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 27, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral from the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Tuesday May 2 at 9:00 am, thence to St. Helen's Church, Westfield, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 am. Entombment will follow in Hollywood Memorial Park, Union. Visiting hours will be on Monday 4-8 pm.

Gabe was born in New York City to Joseph and Mary (Russo) Calenda. He graduated from Belleville High School and proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. He graduated from Columbia University and Newark College of Engineering.

Gabe was a NJ registered Architect, starting his practice in Springfield and was most recently in Kenilworth. He served as Past President of the Newark Suburban Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Gabe was predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Marie (DeFalco) Calenda and his brothers, Anthony and George Calenda. He is survived by his two loving daughters, Lisa Cikowski and her husband Dr. Edward Cikowski and Leslie Olear and her husband Jeff Olear; four adoring grandsons, Mark Cikowski, Christopher Cikowski, Scott Cikowski and Jordan Olear and many caring nieces and nephews.

Gabe was a great man, loving father and grandfather and a friend to many.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 986 Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.

This Memorial Obituary provided by Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home

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