by Sharon Rondeau, h/t CDR Kerchner
(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.
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.