Harry Rosario Formica, 73 of Galloway peacefully passed away at home on Thursday, February 11th with racing form in hand. Three odds on favorites, Harry’s picks, were never placed.
Harry was born and raised in Atlantic City. From an early age his familiar face and girth were ever present in his employment in Formica Bakery and the White House. Known as “Hoss”, duck town was his stomping ground and if he wasn’t there, we could check the Atlantic City Racetrack or later Harrah’s. Stories of Harry’s escapades are legendary.
Harry was retired from the Atlantic City Public School where his commitment to special needs children was incomparable. Prior to his work with special needs children, Harry worked as Director of Residence at St. Thomas University in Miami where Harry also had the privilege of working with the Miami Dolphins, prior he was the Director of Residence at Fairleigh Dickenson University in Teaneck.
Harry is survived include his wife, Olga (Lucy), two sons James and Dominick; his mother-in-law Maria Herran; brother Charles; sister-in-law Theresa Sewell; sister Loretta Dutton (Formica); nephew Robert Dutton and niece Jennifer Dutton. Close cousins Sharon Most, Ron Di Giovanni, Carole Keating, Al Mottola, Barbara Mottola, Larry DiGiovanni and Maria Connelly. Enormous gratitude to cousins Ron DiGiovanni, Al Mottola and niece Lauren DiGiovanni, thank you for being there! Harry was preceded in death by his father Dominick, mother Victoria, “Gran” (Millie) and cousins Charles Pizza, Joan Schwenk and Frank Pierce.
The family extends a special thank you to Walter Wilkins and Pat Kelly for their continued support and love.
A summer memorial will be planned. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association.