Howard S Aurelius

July 27, 1919September 30, 2012
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Howard S. Aurelius, JR died at Premier Place in The Glenview on September 30, 2012. He was 93. He was born in Troy, N.Y. on July 27, 1919. He grew up in Philadelphia and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a degree in industrial engineering. He had a 47-year career with General Electric Company starting in the switchgear plant in Philadelphia and retiring as plant manager in Valley Forge, Pa. His illustrious career spanned building modular homes in California to managing the team that built the first successful vehicle to reenter the earths atmosphere from space. He was married in 1941 to his childhood sweetheart, Jeanette, who preceded him in death in 1985. He is survived by his three daughters, Donna (nee Aurelius) Del Vacchio, married to Michael Del Vacchio and twins Linda (nee Aurelius) Sisca, married to William L. Sisca, JR and Lynette Aurelius. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Michele Incao, Michael DelVacchio JR, Claudine Sisca, William L. Sisca lll, Lynda Peoples and Christyn Thomas. He is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren and his wife, Anita. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM, Friday, Oct. 5, at St John the Evangelist Church on 111th Street, Naples. A visitation will precede Mass at 9:30 AM at Hodges Funeral Home, adjacent to the church. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Sacred Heart School, Broad and Ferry Street, Camden, N.J. 08104.


  • Visitation Friday, October 5, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 5, 2012

Howard S Aurelius

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Pat Gledhill

October 26, 2013

Miss your great personality. It was so good to have known and spent some time with you.

Jim Kirkland

December 12, 2012

Lynette, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I have a lot of fond memories of your Dad, you and your family.

October 13, 2012

Howard was one of the most wonderful, caring human beings I have ever known. I was but 18yr old when I met he and Janette and had many good times together. He was the glue that held your family so tight together and will be missed not only by his loving family, but all who knew him. My heart is with all of you at this sad time in your lives. Love, Barbara Coombe

October 10, 2012

Donna, Lynette & Linda,
Our sincere sympathy on the death of your Dad. What wonderful memories you will have of the long happy life that he lived. We so enjoyed spending time with he, Anita and you girls in the Rookery Lounge!
Barbara & Bob Pollak

October 9, 2012


I am so sorry for your loss. Howard to me was a man of the greatest dignity and grace. I hope you find peace as you continue on in life.

Andrew Coyne, New York NY

October 7, 2012

My sincere condollences to the familyon the passing of Howard. He was a tremendous individual as both a coworker and friend. We all will miss him. Fred Gaines

Nancy O'Connor

October 7, 2012

I am so sorry to her of Howard's death. He was a wonderful man. I have so many wonderful memories of him and all the gang at the shore. He was always so upbeat ,kind, and ready to offer a helping hand. I hope all those wonderful memories will comfort you in your loss.

Petra Jones

October 5, 2012

Howard was one of the most loving and giving individuals anyone could ever meet which made him a wonderful Senior Peer Counselor for the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. It made him “feel good to help others.”

Howard's warmth and compassion for others will be greatly missed!

Petra Jones, Executive Director, Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida, Naples, FL

Pat Gledhill

October 5, 2012

So sorry to hear about Howard. He was a wonderful person and raised a great family. He will be sorely missed. Happy Trails, Howard.

October 5, 2012

Our sympathies go out to your entire family.
The Mc Bride family