RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Angelo J. Biviano, a resident of Rutherford, died Monday, July 18. He was 97.
Born in Jersey City, he was the son of immigrant parents John and Jennie Biviano of Lipari, Italy.
He was part of the first graduating class of Ferris High School. He was an extraordinary athlete who played all sports. He was all-Hudson County and all state honorable mention for shortstop and third base in baseball.
He was a proud career U.S. Army veteran, who enlisted in 1940 and retired in 1978. He was stationed in the U.S. and in Okinawa during World War II and later served as captain and commander of the Nike Missile base in Summit during the cold war.
He was a natural linguist able to communicate in most languages and fluent in any Romance language, including dialects. He also was a member of the Old Guard of Rutherford and the Rutherford Chapter of Unico.
He is survived by his wife Irene; children Lane, James and Eva; granddaughter Jade Holder and her husband Seth; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Frank and Barney of Jersey City and John of Nutley and Monroe.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Friday in the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford. The funeral will be meeting at 1 p.m. for a 1:30 p.m. service in the Chapel of BG William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Wrightstown.