Gus Schiavo, 78, of Vineland, passed away on September 17, 2017 surrounded by his family at home. He was born to the late Gustave and Josephine (Maccri) Schiavo. Gus graduated from Vineland High School in 1957, where he continued to meet with his high school classmates once a month for breakfast until his illness. He proudly served in the Unite States Marine Corps receiving an honorable discharge in 1962. He was married for 41 years to Judy (Zucca) Schiavo.
With drive and determination to succeed he started working at the young age of seven shining shoes at "Pete the Greek's" Shop, he set up the pins at Boulevard Bowling Alley and was an usher at the Grand Theater. Gus graduated from the Vineland Beauty Academy and worked at Sammy's Salon in Wildwood and he also worked as a salesman for Kirby Vacuum Cleaners.
Gus continued his love of sales working for Prudential Insurance Company for 37 years. His accomplishments were many, in his first year he sold a million dollars of life insurance, he was a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table for 33 years and he also earned 36 President Citations with Prudential Insurance Company. Gus was a past president of Life Underwriters Association. Along with his wife Judy they opened up their own Insurance office in 1987 until his retirement in 2002. In 1999 he was one of the founding members of the Italian American benevolent Association. He enjoyed crabbing, vacationing at his summer home in Stone Harbor, owning racehorses, boxing and traveling. Gus loved to sing and was a great impersonator of Johnny Ray and Frank Sinatra.
He is survived by his wife, Judith (Zucca) Schiavo; sons & daughters-in-law, Steven & Ginger Schiavo of Vineland, David & Bridget Schiavo of Raleigh, NC, Jamie & Kathryn Teel of Cranford, NJ; Jason Teel of Charlotte, NC and Heather Teel of Fort Mill, SC; grandchildren, Jenna & Jack Schiavo, Peyton, Laurel & Chase Teel and Preston, Emma & Andrew Teel; sister, Berni Pigott; mother-in-law, Susie Zucca; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Robert & Jane Pustizzi; brother-in-law, Gerald Noto; aunts, Betty Healy and Lillian Barry; uncle, Frank Tudesco and many nieces & nephews Gus was predeceased by his daughter, Lisa Schiavo; parents, Gustave & Josephine Schiavo sister, Gloria Noto; father-in-law, Dom Zucca; brother-in-law, Jacob Pigott and his brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Robert & Donna McCormick.
Funeral home visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm and again on Friday morning from 9:15am to 10:15am at Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ. A funeral mas will be at 11am from Saint Padre Pio Parish - Church Of Our Lady Of Pompeii, 4680 Dante Avenue, Vineland. Entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineland.
ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360
Donation in memory of Gus may be made to:
Saint Padre Pio Parish, 4680 Dante Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08361-6810
Cumberland County SPCA, 1244 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, NJ 08360
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