This is my second big brother’s father. He and his dad are both American heroes. Here’s a tribute to Officer Circelli.
AMERICA REMEMBERS: It is with a heavy heart we learn the news that Mr. Albert A. Circelli, the man who prepared the table for the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay has passed away. He was 93
Born to Crescenzo and Antoinette Pastorelli Circelli on October 19, 1925, in Utica. Mr. Circelli joined the “CCC” Civilian Conservation Corps., right out of high school and subsequently began his work career with the Topper Beer Co, Balayntine Beer Co. and had a long and enjoyable career with the West End Brewery, until his retirement. Mr. Circelli was proud of his Italian Heritage and was an American Patriot through and through.
Mr. Circelli proudly served his country in the US Navy and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served aboard the USS Missouri and was present on the ship when they announced the Japanese would sign the surrender to America.
Mr. Circelli carried his military service with him, and every Veterans Day would always speak to the school children, about the significance of the war.
He married the love of his life Rose Marie Gaetano in 1948, a blessed union of 70 years. Mr. Circelli’s life revolved around his family never missing one of his wife’s meals, and always attending his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s events. His stories will never be forgotten, from the bean fields and shacks to the streets of his beloved Utica, to the Military.
On behalf of TGGF and its members, we salute Mr. Circelli for his devotion and service to our great nation.
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The Greatest Generations Foundation
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