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  Born: January 8, 1933
  Death: March 12, 2013
  Place of Death: Fayetteville, GA
 
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John Fasolino
January 8, 1933 - March 12, 2013
John A. Fasolino, 80, born in Tarrytown, NY, passed quietly on March 12, 2013 in Peachtree City, Georgia.
John is survived by his wife of 33 years, Barbara, son Anthony, daughters Nanette (Bill) Kalivas, Kristen (James) Masch, Maria (Sandy) Fleschman, grandchildren Nick and John Kalivas, Laura Masch, Jacob and Adam Fleschman, sister Marie Alfano, nephew John Alfano, nieces Anita DeRosa and Janette Vanlentino and their families all of New York. John was predeceased by his parents Anthony and Adele Fasolino.
It would be an understatement to say John never met a stranger in all his travels and adventures throughout his life. A dynamic, charismatic, and caring leader, father, and husband – and an inspiration to everyone he met and whose lives he touched. John lived his life with a full heart, joy and a fun-loving humor to match. With a deep appreciation of the little things in life and an intoxicating personality. John made sure everyone was a part of the experience. Everyone who knew John Fasolino would agree, he lived his life to its fullest, and he loved his family above all else.
John’s personal and professional accomplishments in life were numerous, if not richly admirable. He was a proud member of the US Marines and served during the Korean War. John was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for his service. Attending Ithaca College, John was captain of Ithaca’s football team, an All-East lineman and was one of 21 Blue Bombers chosen to the All Decade Football Team. Upon graduation, he worked as a US Protocol Officer. In this role, he was an official escort to dignitaries traveling to and from foreign countries on Presidential “Good Will” missions. One highlight as Protocol Officer under the Kennedy and Johnson Administration was as the official escort for members of the Original Seven Apollo Astronauts as they toured around the globe. John’s career in the private sector included significant leadership roles serving as Vice President of Braniff International, the Department of Public Relations for the University of Texas at Austin, President of Bahama Cruise Line, and President of Air Florida and Royale Airlines.
John remained active with Ithaca College athletics after graduation, helping spearhead both the Dick and Helen Lyon Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Dick Lyon Award to assist athletes in the football program. In 1998, his work culminated in the dedication of the Dick Lyon Press Box at Ithaca. John has stayed close to the Ithaca football program. He spoke to the Coach before and after every game to offer his support, win or lose, and faithfully watched every game online every Saturday during the season.
Funeral services for John will be at St. Ann Catholic Church, 180 Samuel Blvd., Coppell, TX, on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM. While living in Coppell form 1994-2005, John and his family were members of St. Ann, where son, Anthony, received his Holy Communion from family friend, Msgr. Kilian Broderick.
John would be pleased if contributions could be made to the John A. Fasolino Football Scholarship Fund, Ithaca College, Gift Processing, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY, 14850.
Carl J. Mowell and Son-Peachtree City-www.mowellfuneralhome.com


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Memorial Service

Monday March 25, 2013, 2:00PM at St. Ann Catholic Church
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Memorial donations can be made to:
Ithaca College, Gift Processing, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 - John A. Fasolino Football Scholarship Fund