Randolph "Randy" Pisane, 80, of Cranbury, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Born in Somerville, Mr. Pisane left High School at the age of 17 to join the US Navy, where he was assigned to Patrol Squadron VP16 at NAS Jacksonville, FL. He worked as a radio operator and flew on P2V Neptune Patrol Bomber over the North Atlantic out of Iceland. He was honorably discharged at the age of 21 and went on to become a policeman in Berkeley Heights. At the age of 27, he joined the Union County Prosecutor’s Office as a Detective. He attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. He then became the Director of Public Safety with Union County. In 1970, Mr. Pisane was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Reserves, where he served for 24 years until his retirement as Lieutenant Colonel in 1990. After retirement, he enjoyed volunteering at the Liberty Science Center and with the literacy program in Union County. He was an active golfer, poker player and cigar enthusiast.
Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Magdalene (Tomasovic) Pisane and his brother, Vincent Magnatta; he is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Rosalie (Carbonaro) Pisane; his loving children, Randy Pisane and wife, Megan, and Kimille Taylor; his pride and joy, granddaughter, Georgia Taylor; his caring brother, Louis Pisane and wife, Bonnie; as well as his niece and nephews, Adam and Matthew Pisane and Nicholas and Natalie Magnatta.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at A.S. Cole Son & Co. Funeral Home, 22 North Main Street, Cranbury, NJ.
Interment with military honors will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the A.S. Cole Son & Co. Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Pisane’s memory to the American Heart Association by visiting In Memory Of at inmemof.org.