JERSEY CITY, NJ —
Edward William Falsetti, 61, passed away, peacefully, in his sleep at his apartment in Jersey City, NJ on November 6, 2012. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of Edward S. Falsetti and the late Barbara Ann Loncto Falsetti.
Ed briefly attended Calasanctius School in Buffalo, NY, and graduated from Grand Island High School. He received a BS degree in mechanical engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1980. Ed, a Professional Engineer in NYS and several other states, worked as the HVAC Discipline Manager and lead mechanical design engineer at CSA Group, Architects and Engineers in the New York City office. Projects include the High Line Maintenance & Operations Building; WWE Studios, WCBS Studios; 1440 Broadway conversion to Con Edison steam service. He was secretary of the ASHRAE-New York City Chapter and a Senior Board member. Previous to that assignment he worked as an associate mechanical engineer at Buro Happold in New York City. He was Engineer of Record for the MEP design of the World Trade Center Museum Pavilion. He also worked as a senior project manager at Dagher Engineering. Key projects include the NYC School Construction Authority Reconstruction projects.
Prior to his move to New York City in 2004, Ed developed his engineering skills at Mesch Engineering, Architects and Engineers, Lockport, NY. In his 30 years at Mesch, he advanced from drafting tech to the position of president. He was the project manager and principal engineer for the design of the new Niagara County Jail and upgrades for the old jail. He also was principal engineer for the design and construction of the Erie County youth detention center.
Ed had a love for sailing and belonged to the Olcott Yacht Club and served briefly as Fleet Captain. He took supreme joy in sailing one class boats like the racing 2 man dinghy 5-0-5, Shark and J-24s. He was always ready to serve as crew for others.
In addition to his father, Ed is survived by three brothers, John J. Falsetti, Guy T. Falsetti (Jill) of Lockport, NY; James S. Falsetti (Nanette), of New Fairfield, CT; and one sister, Susan C. Breloff of Lockport, NY. Ed is also survived by a stepson, Scott McIntosh of Buffalo, NY; aunts, uncles and a host of nieces and nephews; many cousins and his dear friend, Sandy Nelson.
There will be no prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass on Monday, November 19th, at 10:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Parish at St. Leo Church, 2748 Military Rd., Niagara Falls, NY. Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the American Heart Association or to your favorite charity. Arrangements by the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. Visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.