John Angelo Memmolo, 84, of New York City and Piermont, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 29, 2020.
In 1957, John was drafted into the Navy and spent two years assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga. His time in the Navy began a lifelong love for world travel. While working for NASA at the time of the moon landing, John traveled Europe extensively working collaboratively with scientists and engineers from various countries.
John was very proud of his business degree and his work in Marketing and Publishing, for various companies in New York City. He started working at McGraw Hill and eventually became the Director of Marketing for the IEEE, specializing in technology transfer and long range strategic planning.
His life was a living example of the Helen Keller quote “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
John was an avid skier and an adventurer at heart. Each year, from January-April, John could be found skiing in Aspen, Jackson Hole, Banff, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and anyplace where he could ski double black diamond slopes and at high altitudes. For over 30 years, he was a member of the Miramar Ski Club. During the summer, John could be found at the beach house in South Hampton enjoying cocktails and the surf with his friends. Even into his 80s, John enjoyed whitewater rafting class 5 rapids in Oregon, Idaho, and Utah, as long as his rafting friends would stop at 7pm for a cold gin and tonic.
After retiring, John became an avid singer with the Mendelssohn’s Glee Club as a tenor.
Beloved brother of Rosemarie Foley and Roxanne Memmolo. He is also survived by 14 loving nieces and nephews. John was pre-deceased by his parents Rocco and Rose Memmolo.
Funeral services held privately.
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