October 23, 2012
The AIA Architect’s League Board of Trustees is saddened to announce that Past President Ross Mamola has passed away.
Visitation is tomorrow from 5-9pm at:
Feeney Funeral Home
232 Franklin Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ, US, 07450
Funeral service is 10am at:
St. Luke’s RC Church
340 N. Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, US, 07432
Reprint of Obituary from Feeney Funeral Home:
Mamola, Ross R., 82, of Ho-Ho-Kus, formerly of Garfield, passed away Monday, October 22nd. Beloved husband of 60 years of Gladys (nee: Urgovitch). Loving father of Richard R. Mamola. Cherished brother of Joan Vagell and husband Ted and George Mammola and wife Ginny. Caring brother-in-law of Irene Norman and Ken Urgovitch and wife Barbara. Ross is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Ross served as a First Lieutenant in the US Air Force during the Korean War. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ross had his own architecture practice in Ho-Ho-Kus for many years. He was a Past-President of the Ridgewood Rotary Club and of the Architects League of Northern New Jersey. Ross was also a member of the American Institute of Architects, the NJ Society of Architects and the VFW in Ho-Ho-Kus.
He was also a parishioner of St. Luke’s RC Church in Ho-Ho-Kus. “That man is a success who is happy with himself and gives happiness to others … who makes the world a better place simply by being a part of it.” Family and friends may visit Wednesday, 5-9pm at the Feeney Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. Funeral Mass Thursday, 10:00am at St. Luke’s RC Church in Ho-Ho-Kus. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saddle Brook.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ross’s memory to:
Rotary Club of Ridgewood
PO Box 342, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
From AIA New Jersey:
We are very saddened by this loss to our architecture community in New Jersey. In keeping with their policy of promoting architecture and mentoring our future professionals, AIA New Jersey will be making a donation in Ross’s name to the AIA New Jersey Scholarship Foundation.
If you would also like to make a donation in his name to the Scholarship Foundation, please send donations to:
AIA New Jersey Scholarship Foundation
c/o Robert Zaccone, AlA
212 White Avenue
Old Tappan, N.J. 07675
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