Gregory A. Sgroi

Gregory SgroiGregory Sgroi was born and raised in Canastota, New York. He graduated from Canastota High School in 1937 and Syracuse University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1941.

Gregory earned a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at Columbia University. Gregory currently lives in Cranford, New Jersey.

Gregory is a WWII veteran, having volunteered for military duty while having a critical defense industry deferment. He held the rank of Lieut.(jg) USNR and was in Hawaii, headed for the impending invasion of Japan when the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After the war’s end, he was assigned the command of sinking fifteen enemy submarines off the east coast of Japan, near Kobe.

Gregory was Cranford Township Engineer. While serving in this capacity, Gregory was involvedGregory Sgroi Graduation in removing the ravages of chronic flooding whose damages, destruction and
upheaval had been endured by numerous Cranford residents. He vigorously promoted
having a pumping station for the Upper Northeast Quadrant of the township which now bears the name, Gregory A. Sgroi Pumping Station. Gregory has received many awards and honors that have been inscribed on his Wall of Distinction plaque and will be announced tonight.

Gregory has five children: Elizabeth Burke and her husband Thomas; Gregory Sgroi and his wife Debbie; Theresa O’Brien and her husband Robert; the late Patricia Foreman and her husband John and Thomas Sgroi and his wife Kathy. He has thirteen grandchildren. Gregory has three step-daughters; Patricia Kuzenka, Marilyn Court and Lois DeMasi and six step-grandchildren. He has two sisters, Maly (Molly) Monaco (Oneida) and Nina Farnach (Syracuse) and two brothers, Sebastian (Bennie) of Ormond Beach, Fl., and Salvatore (Sam) who lives here in Canastota, Gregory had two other sisters, Santina and Frances (deceased)