A funeral mass was celebrated Oct. 6 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Jersey City, for John A. Di Staulo Sr., a lifelong resident of Jersey City. He died Oct. 1. His background encompasses over 40 years of accounting and auditing experience, with primary emphasis on service in state, county and local government. He was past Supervisor with the NJ Dept of Treasury – Sales Tax Bureau; Deputy Director of Local Government, Assistant to the Director; Assistant to the Superintendent of the B.S. Pollack Hospital; and past Controller of the Jersey City Medical Center. A distinguished war veteran, John was a member and Finance Officer for the Central NJ Chapter of NJ Military Order of the Purple Heart, member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Combat Infantrymen’s Association, as well as the Dante Alighieri Society and the Knights of Columbus (Fourth Degree). John served as a paratrooper during World War II. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star for valor, and Combat Infantry Badge. He was involved in an array of professional, community and military organizations including the NJ Society of Certified Public Accountants (from which he received an award for membership of 50 years), the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Society of Public Accountants, National Society of Tax Professionals, and the New Jersey Registered Municipal Accountants Association. He was still a practicing CPA; a member of the board of directors of the Hudson Chapter of the NJ Society of CPA’s; and a past president. He currently held office as a commissioner of the Jersey City Incinerator Authority, and was a member of the Jersey City Ethical Standards Board, appointed by Mayor Jerramiah F. Healy. He was also the recipient of the New Jersey Distinguished Service Award. He was the husband of Carmella (Parziale); the father of John A. Jr. and wife Mary Lou, Peter and wife Margaret, Diane and companion Bill Lange, Susan, Mark and wife Ondrea; the grandfather of Danielle and husband Tom Kernodle, Peter, Melissa, Christopher, John, Jennifer, and Jesse Di Staulo; the great-grandfather of Thomas Kernodle; the brother of Marie and husband Charles Balaza, Lucy and husband Joe French, and the late Joseph, James, and Michael Di Staulo and Anne Mayo; the brother-in-law of Virginia Cusmano; and the uncle to many more. Services arranged by Riotto Funeral Home of Jersey City.

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