John G. Montecalvo, 91, passed away on November 17, 2022 at JFK Medical Center in Edison surrounded by his loving family. Born in Panni, Foggia Italy to the late Domenico and Virginia (Rainone) Montecalvo, John lived in Perth Amboy until 1953 and settled in Metuchen until 1957. John moved to Edison in 1957 where he and his late wife, Dorothy, raised their family.
John was a proud veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1953 as a Sergeant Third Class. For over sixty years, John worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as an insurance agent. He was a faithful communicant of Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield, was a War Veteran Member and competed in the Senior Olympics where he won a gold medal in Basketball.
John was an avid tinkerer and was always fixing things for his family and friends. He was active and could often be found on the basketball court, scuba diving, fishing, riding motorcycles or parachuting out of planes.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy, he leaves behind his loving family; daughters Yvonne and Donna Montecalvo of Edison, son Gerard and his wife Donna of Green Brook and his grandchildren; Dominic and Michael of Green Brook, Anthony Buza of Los Angeles, CA, Jaclyn Benedetto of Rochester, NY and Jessica Buza of Highlands.
Family and friends may gather to McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 on Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm and on Monday, November 28, 2022 beginning 9:00am.
A 10:00am funeral mass will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022 at Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield followed by burial at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, also in South Plainfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations sent in John’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or The Wounded Warrior Project (www.WoundedWarriorProject.org) would be appreciated.