Anthony J. Bianculli '49

Anthony J. Bianculli died on Dec. 21, 2011. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Bianculli resided at Four Seasons at Upper Freehold for the past three years. Prior to that, he was a long-time resident of Rocky Hill, NJ, where he served as mayor and had chaired its Board of Adjustment. He was a member of the Rocky Hill Republican Committee for over 35 years.

Mr. Bianculli was a mechanical engineer with extensive and varied technical and management experience at RCA Corporation locations at Harrison, Princeton, and Somerville, NJ. He graduated from Polytechnic University, where he was elected a member of Pi Tau Sigma, the national mechanical engineering honor society.

Upon his retirement from RCA, he established a consulting business and provided technical services to Siemens Corporation. Mr. Bianculli was a life fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and served as chairman of its national Technology and Society Division. He was also active in the Society's Trenton Section. He was a trustee and treasurer of the Mary Jacobs Library in Rocky Hill and also chaired its Advisory Board. Mr. Bianculli was a past board member of the Somerset County Library Commission.

He was also president of the North Jersey RCA Retirement Group. Pursuing his interest in railroad history, he authored a four volume study of American railroads in the 19th century titled, "Trains and Technology," that was published by the University of Delaware Press. A fifth book, "Railroad History on American Postage Stamps," was published by the Astragal press. A more recent book, "Iron Rails in the Garden State," was published by Indiana University Press. A member of numerous historical societies, Mr. Bianculli helped with the effort to establish a railroad and transportation museum in New Jersey.

He served in the United States Army Air Force from 1944 to 1945. He was a member of St. John's Church in Allentown, NJ.