VINCENT P. LASTELLA
Vincent P. LaStella Accomplished biochemist, patent holder, co-founder of Immunostics, Inc.
Vincent P. LaStella, 83, of Clark, N.J., and Brigantine, N.J., passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, after a brief illness.
The family will receive friends and family at the wake on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, N.J. 07090. On Thursday, Jan. 25, the funeral will begin at 10 a.m. at the funeral home and proceed to Saint Agnes Church, 332 Madison Hill Rd., Clark, for a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Saint Catherine’s Cemetery, 1100 West Chicago Blvd., Sea Girt, N.J. 08750.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., to James and Rose LaStella, Vincent was a graduate of Manhattan College and earned a master’s degree in biochemistry from Hunter College. He began his illustrious career by working from his parents’ basement in the Bronx, N.Y., in 1966, eventually becoming an accomplished biochemist and co-founder of Immunostics, Inc., where he worked until his retirement in 2017.
For his achievements in diagnostic testing products, he was granted numerous U.S. patents, which have saved lives all over the world. He had many interests including painting, cooking, gardening, and classic cars.
His parents predeceased him; as well as his sister, Elaine; his nephew, Michael, and multiple aunts and uncles. Vincent shared 55 years with his loving wife, Teresa Mazzaro LaStella, RN. He was a proud father to Vincent J. and his wife, Mary; and his daughter, Claudia, and a loving Pepa to his grandchildren, Megan, Vincent A., Michael, Haven, and Francesca. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the following in his name: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children, Elizabeth, N.J.
Published in Star-Ledger on Jan. 23, 2018
LaStella, Vincent P. [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that Vincent is a member of the Class of 1957.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
LaStella, Vincent P. [MC1957 RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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