by Sharon Rondeau, h/t CDR Kerchner

Atty. Mario Apuzzo

(Oct. 12, 2021) — An obituary at the website of the funeral home which will be holding calling hours for Atty. Mario Apuzzo on Friday evening and Saturday morning has issued a more complete view of his education, career, background in sports and love of music.

On Monday, a short obituary was issued by “Echovita” which did not include those details.

Atty. Apuzzo passed away Sunday at the age of 65.

This writer interviewed Atty. Apuzzo on numerous occasions but was unaware of his musical talent and abilities, nor was she aware that he was born outside of the United States.

Atty. Apuzzo was a passionate defender of the U.S. Constitution’s Article II, section 1, clause 5, which states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

That he was born outside the country and by most definitions would have been ineligible to himself qualify for the presidency makes all the more poignant to this writer his efforts to shed light and context on the intent of the Framers when penning the clause.

We were also unaware of his interest in sports, early acumen in soccer and that he served not only as a local prosecutor, but also as a police commissioner.

The last email we exchanged with Mario was in April of this year, which he ended with, “Thank you for all your continuing efforts to report the truth.”

The details of the upcoming services are as follows:

Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, October 16th at the Lester Memorial Home, 16 W. Church St., Jamesburg, followed by a 10:00 a.m. funeral liturgy at St. James the Less RC Church, 36 Lincoln Avenue, Jamesburg.

Committal and cremation will be at Holy Cross Burial Park Crematory, East Brunswick.

Visiting hours for family and friends will be Friday 5-9 p.m. and Saturday 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

The funeral home is located here, and the church can be found here.

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  1. Mario Apuzzo was not any kind of “Constitutional expert”. Yes he pushed a completely discredited theory about the definition of natural born citizen but he lost every case in which he tried to litigate this theory. He also never published a single article in a reputable, vetted law journal on the subject of constitutional law. Calling him an expert is just plain wrong.

        1. That article was filed under “national,” which presumably refers to national news; it was not filed under “editorials.” There is nothing to denote that it reflects only the author’s opinion.

          Regardless, Fred Muggs has a differing opinion. And Muggs provided facts to support his opinion.

    1. I have not been online as much as normal during the last couple of years, and I just learned about Mario Apuzzo’s passing. The world, and America in particular, is worse off without him.

      I’ve done considerable research and written a few articles on the presidential eligibility issue myself; and even though I disagreed with Mario on John McCain’s eligibility (McCain failed the ‘born on U.S. soil’ test), I still consider Mario to have been an expert on the Constitution including that topic.

      No one is infallible; not even experts. I read many articles written by Mario about presidential eligibility; and I learned a lot from him. 99.999% of his beliefs and opinions were dead on. To the best of my knowledge, the espousal of his wrongful belief that U.S. military bases are considered the same as U.S. soil was the one and only error he made. That belief led to his errant opinion that McCain was a natural born citizen and therefore eligible to be president.

      According to McCain’s birth certificate, he was not born on a military base anyway; but rather, in Colon Hospital, City of Colon, Republic of Panama.

      As for any potential harm resulting from Mario’s ‘mistake,’ anyone who takes the word of any single source as gospel on any given subject runs the risk of unintended consequences due to not doing their own research of additional sources. Right or wrong, the messenger is still just the messenger, after all.

  2. I will surely miss Mario. I am honored he took me along for the ride into history when I was one of his plaintiffs in the second Obama lawsuit. My life will never be the same after knowing Mario; he taught me an immigrant can love America more than many who were born here.

    Rest in Peace, Mario, you helped us all realize it is up to us to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
    Teo Bear

  3. Mario was a very good soccer player. He played soccer in high school. While he was on the team it won the state championship one year per one of his teammates, I have learned. I also believe he coached for his son’s soccer team. I asked Mario one time while visiting him what position he played. He told me his position on the team was as a “striker”, which is one of the players playing nearest to the opponent team’s goal and which have as their primary role to try to score goals. From what I’ve heard since, he was very good at that position.