For nearly four years our friend and partner, Daniel J. Carluccio, battled leukemia. During that fight he came back bringing us his talent, intellect and experience. With great sorrow we announce that Dan passed on January 18, 2012.
Dan was not only our partner, but he was a friend of ours for more than forty years. He was a leader in his every endeavor and a hero to all who knew him. Dan loved the law with a passion that was so typical of everything he did. He was most at home in the court room where he helped his clients, honored his profession and proved his ability. Dan served as the Public Defender for Ocean and Burlington Counties. Later, appointed as the Ocean County Prosecutor by the Governor, he used his abilities from the other side. He tried 15 murder cases and was involved in million dollar judgments.
When the trial certification program was first established in 1982, Dan was one of the few attorneys in New Jersey to earn the certification by the Supreme Court as both a civil and criminal trial attorney. In 2009, Dan received the James McLaughlin Award honoring his outstanding service as trial attorney by the New Jersey State Bar Association. In response to his award Dan stated, “I have always strived to achieve that fairness by trusting the system and playing hard and fair.” That same year, Dan was presented with the Ocean County Bar Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. For six consecutive years, Dan has been the recipient of New Jersey Super Lawyer.
We will bear tribute to Dan’s memory by redoubling our efforts to provide the dedicated professionalism he always exhibited. Please remember Dan, as the esteemed person he was, and his loving family, wife Judith, children Matt and Michel, daughter-in-law Sarah, son-in law John, and grandchildren Evelyn, Roxanne and Leo in your thoughts and prayers.
Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11 a.m.The Presbyterian Church of Toms River
1070 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ www.pctr.org
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Dan’s name to one of the following causes:
Cancer Care (cancercare.org)
Save the Children (savethechildren.org)
Southern Poverty Law Center (splcenter.org)
FROM NORTH JERSEY/NEW YORK AREAS: Take Garden State Parkway South to Exit 82- Island Heights/Seaside Park -to Route 37 East. Proceed through the 2nd traffic light to the Hooper Avenue North (Rt. 549) jug handle (This really is more than a jug handle; it is like going around a city block. Just keep following the left turn/U-turn signs to Hooper Ave. North to Brick). After you cross over Rt 37, go through the first traffic light. Stay in the right hand lane of Hooper Avenue. Take the Chestnut Street Exit (just past the Firehouse and before the second traffic light). At stop sign, make a left onto Chestnut Street West -you will be facing the Church. Go through the traffic light and use the parking lot entrance to the Church. Park in the back of the building.
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