Obituary of Ernesto Renda
Ernest Renda, age 86 of Whitehouse, NJ., died Monday, February 20, 2006 at his home. Born in Mottofallone,Italy on August 3, 1919, he was the son of the late Michele and the late Carmela (Sirimarca) Renda. He emigrated to the United States in 1938 settling in Green Brook. He lived in Green Brook for 32 years before moving to Whitehouse in 1970. Mr. Renda was a US Army veteran of World War II having served from 1941 to 1945 and was stationed at Fort Shafter, near Honolulu, on the morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. In 1991, he was presented the Pearl Harbor Survivors Congressional Commemorative Medal by then Governor James Florio. Honolulu, on the moringH H Mr. Renda owned and operated Ernest Renda Contracting Company, Inc., first established in Green Brook in 1947, and then moving to Whitehouse in 1964, before retiring in 1993. during his career, he established himself as a leader in his field. Mr. Rendas company installed thousands of miles of utility pipe in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. In 1968, Ernest Renda Contracting Company was listed in Engineering News Records top 400 contractors nationwide. He was elected into the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey Hall of Fame in 1999 for service and advancements made to the construction industry. . Mr. Renda was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5479 of Dunellen, the American Legion Post 284 of Whitehouse, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Chapter 2 of Hanover and the Italian American Club of Whitehouse. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lordes church in Whitehouse Station. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bibbiana Sabatino Renda; 2 sons, Ernest A. (Louisa) of Somerset and Alfred (Luisa) of Ringoes; 5 daughters, Carmela Sandy (Stephen) Lane of Bernardsville, Laura (Linus) Beck of Green Brook, Joanne (Ronald) Hogg of Marriottsville, MD, Michele (Brian Piantadosi) Renda of Whitehouse and Phyllis (Dean) DeStefano of Whitehouse Station and 17 grandchildren of whom he was most proud. He was predeceased by 3 sisters, Saveria, Maria and Angelina; and 6 brothers, Alessandro, Antonio, Vincenzo, Francesco, Guiseppe and Oscar. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, February 24 at 9:30am at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, Whitehouse Station. Interment will follow at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, South Plainfield. Friends may call at Kearns Funeral Home, 103 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hunterdon Hospice or the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center both at 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822. For more information or to send condolences please visit www.kearnsfuneralhome.com. Death Notice for a one day insertion. Thank you. RENDA, Ernest of Whitehouse on Monday, February 20, 2006. Husband of 60 years to Bibbiana Sabatino Renda; father of Ernest A. (Louisa) of Somerset, Alfred (Luisa) of Ringoes, Carmela Sandy (Stephen) of Bernardsville, Laura (Linus) Beck of Green Brook, Joanne (Ronald) Hogg of Marriotsville, MD, Michele (Brian Piantadosi) of Whitehouse and Phyllis (Dean) DeStefano of Whitehouse Station. Also survived by 17 grandchildren. Funeral Liturgy at Our Lady of Lourdes church, Whitehouse Station on Friday, February 24 at 9:30am. Interment Holy Redeemer Cemetery, South Plainfield. Friends may call at the Kearns funeral Home, 103 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hunterdon Hospice or the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center both at 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822. For further information, please visit www.kearnsfuneralhome.com.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Kearns Funeral Home, Ltd.
103 Old Highway28
Whitehouse, New Jersey, United States
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, February 24, 2006
Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
Service Time: 09:30 AM
Interment at: Holy Redeemer Cemetery
Friday, February 24, 2006
Holy Redeemer Cemetery
1734 Clinton Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
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Whitehouse, NJ 08888
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