George J. Colaluca
George J. Colaluca was born Feb. 22, 1910, in Rye to Eugene, and Row Scald Colaluca. He was educated In Rye public schools and graduated from the Mechanics Institute, a trade school in the Bronx. In 1935, he graduated from The Cooper Union in New York City.
In Rye his family lived at 35 High Street and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. Before World War II, he worked briefly as an architect.
George J Colaluca enlisted in the Army on April 15, 1942, in New York City, New York, during World War II. He was 32 years old.
George served in North Africa and Italy during World War II attaining the rank of staff sergeant in. the U.S. Army.
For his service, he received the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II victory medal and the European-.African-Middle Eastern service medal.
After the war, George married Emily Sedotti at Holy Rosary Church in Port Chester on October 6, 1946. The family moved to Port Chester in the late 1940s.
George worked for 30 years as a bricklayer at various locations in Rye and Port Chester. From 1968 to 1980, he owned and operated the Port Chester Cigar Store On Westchester Avenue on South Main Street. Later, he was employed part time by Kennedy Security in Greenwich, Conn.
George was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester and troop master of Boy Scout Troop No. 12 at Corpus Christi Church in Port Chester. He belonged to the Westchester Bricklayers Union, Local 48, and the Oldtimers Athletic Association in Port Chester.
George J. Colaluca, a retired Port Chester bricklayer, architect and cigar store owner, died Monday January 8, 1990 of cardiac arrest at United Hospital - Medical Center In Port Chester. He was 79.
At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, a son, George of Port Chester, two brothers, Anthony of Port Chester and Henry of Rye Brook; and one granddaughter. Three brothers, Eugene,' Theodore and Victor, and a sister. Theresa, died earlier.