Gabriel A. Calenda
Gabriel A. Calenda

August 1, 1932 - April 27, 2017
Born in New York City, NY
Resided in Clark, NJ


Gabriel A. Calenda, 84, of Clark, formerly of Mountainside, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 27, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral from the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Tuesday May 2 at 9:00 am, thence to St. Helen's Church, Westfield, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 am. Entombment will follow in Hollywood Memorial Park, Union. Visiting hours will be on Monday 4-8 pm.

Gabe was born in New York City to Joseph and Mary (Russo) Calenda. He graduated from Belleville High School and proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. He graduated from Columbia University and Newark College of Engineering.

Gabe was a NJ registered Architect, starting his practice in Springfield and was most recently in Kenilworth. He served as Past President of the Newark Suburban Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Gabe was predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Marie (DeFalco) Calenda and his brothers, Anthony and George Calenda. He is survived by his two loving daughters, Lisa Cikowski and her husband Dr. Edward Cikowski and Leslie Olear and her husband Jeff Olear; four adoring grandsons, Mark Cikowski, Christopher Cikowski, Scott Cikowski and Jordan Olear and many caring nieces and nephews.

Gabe was a great man, loving father and grandfather and a friend to many.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 986 Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Monday, May 1, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Helen's RC Church
1600 Rahway Avenue
Westfield, NJ US 07090
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
10:00 AM
Hollywood Memorial Park
1500 Stuyvesant Avenue
Union, NJ US 07083
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
11:30 AM


Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home • 803 Raritan Road • Clark, New Jersey 07066 • 732-382-6262 •
Sullivan Funeral Home • 146 East Second Avenue • Roselle, New Jersey 07203 • 908-241-2345 •

Steven N. Perlmutter
Matthew S. Perlmutter
Funeral Director, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3539  
Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4785 
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