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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.

In Memoriam: Michael Mostoller FAIA


Michael Mostoller was an architect, professor, writer, and artist. Through his work, his teaching, and his private life as a partner, parent, and grandparent, he touched countless lives, always putting the needs of others above his own. He departed this life in the presence of his family on Sunday, April 2 from sudden complications from pneumonia after a 9-year long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Born George Michael to George and Violet Mostoller in 1938 in Somerset, Pa., he was a descendant from a line of 18th Century English and German immigrants to western Pennsylvania, many of whom became rooted in the Pennsylvania Dutch traditions.

Michael dedicated his life to quality, character, and economy in architecture of the dwelling and the city. A leader in urban housing since 1965, with a particular focus on serving low-income, homeless families, and single individuals, his architectural work in this area included Karin Court, the campgrounds arrangement of housing for the Princeton Housing Authority, Trent House Park, townhouses and apartments in Trenton, the expansion of graduate housing for the Lawrence Apartments at Princeton University, and a synagogue in a historic neighborhood in Montclair, N.J.

Michael received a 1985 New York City AIA Design Award for his study of designs for SRO Rooms and Furniture, a NJ AIA Design Award for Amandla Crossing, a transitional residence for homeless families, and an award for Excellence in Downtown Development in 1990 for Cityside, family housing in renovated structures in Trenton. Amandla II, permanent housing for homeless women with children, won a NYC AIA Design Award in 1995.

A 1960 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Michael was in the ROTC and as a Navy midshipman, he trained on the USS Wisconsin. As member of the engineering corps, stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, he rose to rank of Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve. Michael went on to receive his graduate degree in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

For the past 30 years, Michael Mostoller was a professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a past director of its undergraduate program. He was a devoted teacher and mentor to students and young faculty. He taught history, housing, and design and won two University Excellence in Teaching awards, was named Distinguished Professor of Architecture in 1995, and named a Master Teacher in 2005. Before joining the faculty of the newly forming school of architecture at NJIT in 1975, he was a professor at Rensselaer, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia.

His scholarship and research focused on residential design, affordable housing, and housing the homeless, and his work influenced professional design, code reform, and community and political awareness. He authored and edited many publications including a history of housing design in the United States. His drawings have been published in Progressive Architecture, Inland Architect, New Jersey Architect, Skyline, Express, and the New York Times. His artwork has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Cooper Union, Columbia University, and locally at the offices of Hill Wallack and the gallery at Bristol Myers Squibb. In May 1994, he was invested into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for his work in education, scholarship, research, and practice.

Actively engaged in local civic issues, Michael was elected to two terms on the Princeton Regional School Board, serving as president his last two years. He was a founding member of Princeton Future where, as co-chair of the design committee, co-led a study of the Witherspoon Street Corridor and the design process to create Hinds Plaza. It was during this civic engagement that he met a new colleague and a future partner, Yina Moore.

To Michael, a life well lived was one of work, action, and good deeds, making a difference in other’s lives. Michael loved his NJIT family of colleagues and students. He was pre-deceased by his parents and brother, Mark; and leaves to mourn a large loving family including wife, Yina, children George, Margaret, Charles, David, Jesse, and stepdaughter, Gisela, his grandchildren Edward, Jackson, and Franklin; and his extensive relatives from his birthplace, Somerset, Pa.

Michael’s life will be celebrated in a memorial service on Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Congregation of Princeton at 50 Cherry Hill Rd. in Princeton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the “Foundation at New Jersey Institute of Technology” with specific notation to the “G. Michael Mostoller, FAIA Scholarship”, and mailed directly to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Office of University Advancement, 323 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Newark, New Jersey 07102.

In Memoriam – Allan R. Johnson, AIA

ALLAN R. JOHNSON, AIA, dies at 74.


PRINCETON, NJ.  –  The partners and staff of Rothe-Johnson-Fantacone, the former architectural firm he co founded in 1974, are deeply saddened by the passing of Allan R. Johnson, AIA. A former resident of Holmdel and Morris Township, NJ, he died December 31,2016 after suffering a stroke at his home in Louisville, KY. Funeral services were held in Lexington, KY on January 7,2017.

Allan had a boundless love of life, a vibrant personality and generous spirit. Outgoing and immediately likable, people enjoyed being with him and he enjoyed being with people. He also mentored young professionals that joined the firm and believed success was a collaborative process. His natural talents served the firm well. It grew from a two man office in a Metuchen, NJ basement to one of the areas largest, most recognized and respected firms.

Notable projects for which Allan was most proud included Company Headquarters for AT&T in Holmdel, NJ, which won an AIA New Jersey Design Award; the iconic Tower Center at Exit 9 of the NJ Turnpike and the Bergen County Regional Day School for the Handicapped, which also received an AIA Design Award and was published in Architectural Record and AIA New Jersey Guidebook: 150 Best Buildings and Places.

A native of Danville, Ky, he was the son of the late Eugene Lowell and Zulla Marie Fothergill Johnson. He was a veteran of the United States Army and graduated from the University of Kentucky. He is survived by his wife Diane, his children Jennifer (Jeff) Johnson Bernstein,Adrienne (John) Johnson Beatty,Allan (Melba) Lombardi, Kara(John) Gerczynski, Laura Normandin and Chris (Claudemira) Lombardi and twelve grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by all those he touched throughout his life and career.

 

AIA-NJA Note From AIA-NJ:

AIA New Jersey is very saddened by this loss to our architecture community in New Jersey.   In keeping with our policy of promoting architecture and mentoring our future professionals, AIA New Jersey will be making a donation in Allan’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 Jeanne Perantoni, AlA
1011 US Highway 22, Suite 203
Bridgewater, NJ  08807

In Memoriam – Frank “Bud” Radey, Jr AIA

FrankRadeyJrAIAFrank H. “Bud” Radey, Jr. A.I.A died on August 1, 2016 age 84. of Moorestown, NJ

Bud has always said he was the luckiest person he knew, and fulfilled all of the aspirations he ever had.  His childhood was spent in Collingswood where he “adopted” Newton Creek and the woods and farms around Cuthbert Rd.  Here he trapped muskrats and hunted small game with his pet hound.  He loved sports, especially the high hurdles., wrestling and football, lettering in these at the Pennsylvania Military Preparatory School.

At the Georgia Institute of Technology, he majored in architecture and belonged to the fraternity of Phi Gamm Delta with which he maintained a life-long affinity.

1960 his banner year, marrying his sweetheart, Patricia Hoopes Lapp and achieving his architectural license. He practiced with his father until 1975, at which time he became sole practitioner specializing in schools and corporate construction. Piloting his own plane he was able to efficiently service his clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

For many years, Mr. Radey was a licensing examiner for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and graded over two thousand site and building design tests taken throughout the United State and Canada.

He served as Commissioner of the New Jersey State Board of Architects. He received an American Institute of Architect’s “Presidential Citation” for his success in the formulation of the N.J. Building Design legislation which specifies the areas of professional responsibilities of architects and engineers. In this regard, he also received a “Letter of Commendation from the 1991 Deputy Attorney General.

Mr. Radey served as the First Chairman of the Legislated Joint Committee of Architects and Engineers which adjudicates disputes between the two professions. As a member of the American Arbitration Association, Mr. Radey served on numerous panels providing non- appealable awards in construction disputes.

He was a Trustee of the Stratford Military Academy and served for several years as a member of the Moorestown Appearance Committee. He was a volunteer driver for the American Red Cross and personally donated over 7 gallons of blood, starting from his days in College.

After retiring from architecture in 1985. Bud spent the rest of his life traveling and tending to his farm in Moorestown.

Husband of 56 years of Patricia (nee Lapp). Father of Frank Radey III and his wife Carolyn, Cheryl Lynne Simpson and her husband Jonathan. Grandfather of Danielle and Michael Radey, Jack, Max and Benjamin Simpson.

Memorial service Sunday 12 Noon at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 318 Chester Ave. Moorestown, NJ.
Visitation 11: 30 am to service time.   Interment will be Private.
Please no Flowers. Memorial contributions to the Church Building fund or Salvation Army.

Condolences may be left at http://www.lewisfuneralhomemoorestown.com

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A Note From AIA-NJ:

AIA New Jersey is very saddened by this loss to our architecture community in New Jersey.   In keeping with our policy of promoting architecture and mentoring our future professionals, AIA New Jersey will be making a donation in Bud’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 Jeanne Perantoni, AlA
1011 US Highway 22, Suite 203
Bridgewater, NJ  08807

In Memoriam – Robert Ring AIA

Robert Joseph Ring, AIA, 66, of Livingston, N.J., and Toms River, N.J., passed away due to complications from surgery on Monday May 2, 2016, and was among his family members.
Bob graduated New York Institute of Technology and was the owner and proprietor of Robert J. Ring Associates, AIA PA of Florham Park, N.J. He was a member of AIA/Planner and the N.C.A.R.B. Bob loved the outdoors: he loved boating, skiing, and saltwater fishing.
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Gail Safko Ring; his parents, Catherine Sheridan Ring and Robert V. Ring; his brother, Peter Ring, and sister, Eileen Ring Templeton. He is survived by his daughter, Danielle D. Ring Witham and her husband, Eric; his granddaughter, Lenore Witham; his brother Timothy and his wife, Colleen Ring; his sister-in-law, Donna Ring, and brother- in-law, John and his wife, Lorraine Safko. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, two great-grandnieces and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Happy Sun Heart Foundation, 46 Springfield Dr., Howell, N.J. 07731.

Originally published in Star-Ledger See more

 

To see Obituary click here.

AIA-NJA Note From AIA-NJ:

AIA New Jersey is very saddened by this loss to our architecture community in New Jersey.   In keeping with our policy of promoting architecture and mentoring our future professionals, AIA New Jersey will be making a donation in Robert’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 Jeanne Perantoni, AlA
1011 US Highway 22, Suite 203
Bridgewater, NJ  08807

In Memoriam – Howard Horii, FAIA

Howard Nobuo Horii

(January 4, 1923 – November 16, 2015)

Architect, Artist, Educator

Howard Nobuo Horii of Westfield, N.J., died peacefully at home on November, 16. He was 92. Born and raised in California, he moved to New York City after World War II, from an internment camp in Arizona where he and his family, from 1942-1945, and thousands of other Japanese Americans had been relocated from their homes. In New York City he worked fulltime as an artist and designer while attending and earning degrees in architecture from The Cooper Union for Science and Art, and from Pratt Institute. Following his graduation from Pratt in 1958, he was hired by the Grad architectural and engineering firm in Newark, New Jersey where he was employed for 50 years, starting as a junior designer and retiring as principal emeritus. Major projects he worked on at Grad in New Jersey include The Hilton at Short Hills, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Newark, the North American headquarters for Mercedes Benz in northern New Jersey, Prudential corporate office buildings in Newark and Roseland, and BASF North American Corporate Headquarters in Mount Olive.

Long active in the architectural profession and the recipient of numerous awards, Howard was a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), a past president of The New Jersey State Board of Architects, and a past president of the Newark/Suburban Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. An educator, Howard taught in the Construction and Facilities Management Department at Pratt for 44 years, and for many summers conducted a walking tour of Manhattan’s historical and landmark buildings. An artist, his watercolors are featured in the book Truth in the Rivers written by his brother-in-law, author and historian Bruce Hopkins, which includes essays about the Japanese American experience during the war, along with essays and poems about civil rights, nature, and community.

Howard is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Paula; his former wife, Shizuko Nakamura; his beloved children Steve (Gail Fishman), Ken (Harriet Pappas) and Jane (Bob Clancy); his grandchildren Mary (Jamie Riches), Bryan, Patrick, Kevin, Michael, John and Katherine Clancy, and Jina and Amelia Pappas-Horii; his brothers Harry (Chita) and Robert (Mary), his sister Louise Kawamoto; his sisters-in-law Jeanette Horii and Jeanette Hopkins (Bruce); his brothers-in-law Marc (Jane Bunnell) Embree and Warren (Anne) Embree, and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, and a daughter.

A memorial service was held at First Congregational Church, 125 Elmer Street, Westfield, N.J., on Saturday, December 12 at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a gift in Howard’s memory to The Fund for Pratt – Architecture at https://giving.pratt.edu

To see Obituary click here.

AIA-NJA Note From AIA-NJ:

AIA New Jersey is very saddened by this loss to our architecture community in New Jersey.   In keeping with our policy of promoting architecture and mentoring our future professionals, AIA New Jersey will be making a donation in Howard’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 Jeanne Perantoni, AlA
1011 US Highway 22, Suite 203
Bridgewater, NJ  08807

 

In Memoriam – Carmen Iuso, AIA

Carmen Iuso, 47, of Whippany, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family in his home on November 3, 2015.  Carmen was principal owner of Carmen Iuso, Architect,  LLC located in Whippany, NJ.  He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and coached Recreation soccer and the Hanover Travel Soccer League in Whippany for many years.

Beloved husband of Carmelina Iuso.  Cherished father of Christina and Daniela Iuso.  Loving son of Anthony Iuso and the late Carmina Iuso.  Dear brother of Anthony Iuso, Mario Iuso, his wife Gina, and Angela Iuso.    Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at the Leonardis Memorial Home, Florham Park, on Friday Nov 6th.  Funeral on Saturday and entombment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that Donations be made in Carmen’s name for Cancer Research.

Donations in Carmen’s name can also be made to the Hanover Soccer Club High School Soccer Scholorship.  Checks payable to the Hanover Soccer Club.

AIA-NJA Note From AIA-NJ:

AIA New Jersey is very saddened by this loss to our architecture community in New Jersey.   In keeping with our policy of promoting architecture and mentoring our future professionals, AIA New Jersey will be making a donation in Carmen’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 Jeanne Perantoni, AlA
1011 US Highway 22, Suite 203
Bridgewater, NJ  08807

In Memoriam – F. Ronald Liszewski

F. Ronald Liszewski
(1938 – 2015)
AGE: 77 • Williamstown

F. Ronald Liszewski, “Ron”, on October 30, 2015, of Williamstown. Age 77. Beloved father of Denise S. Egolf (Wayne) and Adam D. Liszewski (Lori). Devoted grandfather of Ashli White (Adam), Breana Egolf (Raymond Sheller, Jr.), Shane Liszewski, and Emily Liszewski. Loving great grandfather of Caleb White and Devon White. Brother of Joseph Lisiewski, Jack Lisiewski, and the late Diane Grabowski.

Visitation  was held Wednesday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron’s memory to VITAS Innovative Hospice, 18 E. Laurel Road, 3rd Floor, Stratford, NJ 08084. Family and friends may share memories at http://www.GardnerFuneral Home.com. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpostonline/obituary.

AIA-NJA Note From AIA-NJ:

AIA New Jersey is very saddened by this loss to our architecture community in New Jersey.   In keeping with our policy of promoting architecture and mentoring our future professionals, AIA New Jersey will be making a donation in Ron’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 Jeanne Perantoni, AlA
1011 US Highway 22, Suite 203
Bridgewater, NJ  08807

In Memoriam – Richard Rivardo AIA

Richard B. Rivardo, died on July 16, 2015 of Cliffside Park, NJ, age 89. Richard was born in Jersey City, NJ and before retiring was an architect with Rivardo Schnitzer and Capazzi Associates, Cliffside Park, NJ. He was also a United States Army Veteran of WWII.

Additionally, Richard was a member of American Institute of Architects and a member of White Beeches Country Club in Haworth, NJ. Beloved husband to Marie (nee Ciaramello). Devoted father to the late Robyn Cerritelli (2007) and her husband Matthew, Jill Cataldi and her husband John, Michael Nani and his wife Laura, Paula Greco and her husband Kevin, Thomas Nani and his wife Patty. Loving brother to Margarita Zampino. Cherished grandfather to Corine and Matthew Cerritelli, Jaclyn and Jenna Cataldi, Brian Nani, Jennifer Santry, Michael and Eva Greco, Marissa, Steven, and Lauren Nani. Richard is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral was held at the A.K. Macagna Funeral Home 495 Anderson Ave., Cliffside Park, NJ on Tuesday July 21, 2015, and St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Fairview, NJ. Entombment followed at Madonna Mausoleum, Fort Lee, NJ.  See obituary here.

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A Note From AIA-NJ:

AIA New Jersey is very saddened by this loss to our architecture community in New Jersey.   In keeping with our policy of promoting architecture and mentoring our future professionals, AIA New Jersey will be making a donation in Richard’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 Jeanne Perantoni, AlA
1011 US Highway 22, Suite 203
Bridgewater, NJ  08807

In Memoriam – Joseph DeAndrea Jr, AIA

Joseph B. DeAndrea Jr., 58

Joseph B. DeAndrea Jr. died on Saturday, March 7 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Peg; three children, Joseph B. III and wife Lenore with an expected grandson, Peter and fiancé Genevieve and Jeannine; his mother, Margaret Reidy; his father, Joseph B. Sr. and wife Rosemarie; two sisters, Wendy Katz and Pamela DeAndrea and a brother, G. DeAndrea.

All services will be announced at a later date by the McCriskin-Gustafson Home For Funerals.

 

AIA-NJA Note From AIA-NJ:

AIA New Jersey is very saddened by this loss to our architecture community in New Jersey.   In keeping with our policy of promoting architecture and mentoring our future professionals, AIA New Jersey will be making a donation in Joe’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 Jeanne Perantoni, AlA
1011 US Highway 22, Suite 203
Bridgewater, NJ  08807