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Julian David Rivo

Julian David Rivo, 86, of Berkeley Heights died Dec. 17, 2010. He was born in Buffalo, NY.

Mr. Rivo enjoyed a career in law enforcement; first as a police officer in Buffalo, then for the State of New York in Albany, and later as director of the State Traffic Council of New York. He taught police training, drafted legislation, and was instrumental in implementing early traffic safety and seatbelt legislation.

He received a business degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo.

At 17 years old, he enlisted in the Army and served for over three years. He received numerous commendations during his time in the European Theater.

He was a 46-year member of the Summit Jewish Community Center, where he served as a board member.

He volunteered with the office of the chaplain at Overlook Hospital. He was also one of the founders of the Berkeley Heights Community Pool, and had served on the Recreation Commission for the past 10 years.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley (Winthrope); two daughters, Morissa of Long Branch and Boca Raton, Fla., and Sandra of Weston, Mass.; his son, Philip of Jersey City; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services were held Dec. 20 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.

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