John Szeligowski, 69
Published: Friday, February 10, 2012, 8:27 AM
Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 8:28 AM
By Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — John J. Szeligowski Sr., 69, of St. George, an environmental engineer involved in local issues, died Wednesday in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in Manhattan.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, he moved to Grymes Hill in 1968 and settled in Bay Street Landing, St. George, in 2003.
He had been working as an environmental engineer with AECOM, a Manhattan environmental firm. His work required travel around the country and the world to supervise and consult on projects. Closer to home, he was one of the lead advisers in drafting the environmental impact statement for the former Navy home port in Stapleton.
Mr. Szeligowski began his 35-year working career at Consolidated Edison. He also lent his expertise as a volunteer with Staten Island Citizens for Clean Air, and advocated for the closure of the Fresh Kills landfill.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Manhattan College, the Bronx, and received his master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Arizona.
In his leisure time he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and playing golf. He also was a fan of Notre Dame’s “Fighting Irish” football team and the New York Yankees.
Mr. Szeligowski was a member of the board of the Bay Street Landing Home Owners Association.
His wife of 40 years, the former Alexis Smith, died in 2009.
Surviving are his son, John Jr., his daughter, Karyn Fitzgibbons; his mother, Genevieve Szeligowski; a brother, Ted, and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be Monday from the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Tompkinsville. Burial will follow in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp.
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JOHN J. SZELIGOWSKI
John J. Szeligowski of St. George on February 8, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Alexis. Loving father of Karyn Fitzgibbons and John J. Szeligowski, Jr. Cherished son of Genevieve Szeligowski. Fond brother of Ted Szeligowski. Dear father-in-law of Kevin Fitzgibbons and Joanna Heim. Adored grandfather of Jack and Thomas Fitzgibbons and Brandon Szeligowski. Funeral from Harmon Home for Funerals, 571 Forest Ave, West Brighton. Monday 9:15 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial Our Lady of Good Counsel Church 10 A.M. Interment Moravian Cemetery. Friends will be received Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. and Sunday 2-5 P.M. only. K. Terrance McGinley, Director, Harmon Home for Funerals http://www.SILive.com/obits
Published in Staten Island Advance from February 10 to February 12, 2012
Szeligowski, John J. [MC???? RIP]
[JR: First time I've ever seen a diff between the published obit and the one reported in Legacy? Hopefully not a trend.]
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I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1964.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Szeligowski, John J. [MC1964 RIP]
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