Biography: JOHN A. COLELLA JR.
ONEIDA- John A. Colella, Jr., 85, of Hill Road, passed away on December 2, 2015, in the Extended Care Facility of the Oneida Healthcare Center, where he had been a resident for the past seven years.
Born in Syracuse on July 9, 1930, he was the son of John A. and Mary Solomon Colella, Sr. A resident of the area since 2007, coming from DeWitt, he was a graduate of Ithaca College. He was predeceased by his wife Helen several years ago.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Colella was a school teacher with East-Syracuse-Minoa School District. He was of the Catholic faith.
Mr. Colella was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War.
Surviving are one brother, Sam Colella of Oneida; nieces and nephews, Steve Colella of Oneida, Scott and Faye Colella of Athens, AL, Susan and Terry Finch of Walterboro, SC and Sandra and Steve Retford of Ft. Lauderdale by the Sea, FL; step-son, Jeffrey Koehler of Syracuse.
Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday from St. Joseph’s Church, Oneida, where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Kapral, pastor. There will be no prior calling hours. Interment will be made in Assumption Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main Street, Oneida.
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