In Memoriam: Gabriel A. Calenda AIA

Gabriel A. Calenda A.I.A. architect Gabriel A. Calenda, 84, of Clark, N.J., formerly of Mountainside, N.J., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Gabe was born in New York City, N.Y., 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 (now NJIT). Gabe was a New Jersey registered architect, starting his practice in Springfield, N.J., and was most recently in Kenilworth, N.J. He was a past president of the Newark and 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 Ave., Springfield, N.J. 07081.
To offer condolences, please visit walterjohnsonfh.com.
 Published in Star-Ledger from Apr. 29 to May 1, 2017See more.
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