George D. Cattabiani

   George Cattabiani, age 82, of Northvale, passed away peacefully on Aug 31, 2011, with his son Joseph by his side.  Beloved husband of the late Amelia Cattabiani.  Beloved father of George Jr, Nancy, and Joseph.  Loving grandfather of Amy, Cassie and Joey Jr.

   He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict, and was honorably discharged in December 1952.  He attended New York University, NYC, and graduated with a degree in mechanical drafting.  He worked for Meyer Strong and Jones in NYC for over 30 years, and was the head for their elevator division.  George designed and oversaw the installation of thousands of elevator projects throughout all of NYC and the country.  He served on the ASME A17.1 elevator and escalator committee and was also a member of the N.A.E.C, E.C.N.Y, N.A.V.T.P.  After retiring from Meyer Strong and Jones in June of 1987, George and his son, George Jr, opened their own elevator consultant firm, and will be entering its 25th year.  George was very active in local politics and was councilman, borough council president, several times throughout 20 years in Northvale.  He also served as police commissioner.  George was a man of honor and integrity, and never held back on offering his advice.  He always spoke the truth and never backed down from any situation.

   George was a parishioner of the St. Anthony Church in Northvale.

   A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 9:30 AM at St. Anthony’s Church with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.  Visiting hours are Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale ( .   In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in George’s name, to the pancreatic cancer foundation at

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