TACCALOZZI, JOHN L. 93 - of Atlantic City NJ, (formerly of Lexington MA) passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was born on April 25, 1920, the eldest of five children born to the late Bernardino Taccalozzi and Josephine (Cappo) Taccalozzi. John served honorably in the U.S. Army in World War II in Iceland and Europe. After the war, he married the love of his life, Josephine "Jay" (Sperlinga) who passed in March of 1985. He worked for Lamson Diebold for over 30 years in the fabrication and installation of conveyor systems. John was a kind-hearted and generous soul. He was a loving husband and father, a good listener and loyal friend. Always creative and inventive, he had several registered patents. He was a smooth dancer and enjoyed big band music. An avid sports fan, he routed for all the Philly teams. He loved the beach, sitting in the sun on a hot afternoon or strolling along the boardwalk. He was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor Shirley; and brothers, Elmer and William. He leaves one brother, Raymond of New Hope PA. He will be deeply missed by his children, Donna Bates and husband, Steven of Westford MA, Diane Keren and husband, Ed of West Hartford CT; and John Taccalozzi, Jr. of Atlantic City who was his devoted and loving caregiver the last years of his life. He also leaves three grandsons, John and twins Benjamin and Jacob. Wimberg Funeral Home of Galloway NJ is handling the arrangements. A memorial service will be held in Massachusetts at a later date.

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