John J. Aziz, 88, of North Falmouth died on July 24.
He was married to Lorraine (Swide) Aziz for 62 years.
Mr. Aziz was born in Gardner, the son of Joseph and Adele Aziz. He graduated from Gardner High School in 1944. After graduation, he was an infantryman in the US Army during World War II. He served under General George S. Patton in the Netherlands, France, and Germany, where the American Army waited three days for the Russians and claimed victory in Berlin.
Mr. Aziz attended the University of Texas and the University of Massachusetts before graduating from Boston University in 1950, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations.
In 1950, Mr. Aziz began working for Sears, Roebuck & Co. in the Nashua, New Hampshire, store. He worked for Sears for 30 years in various managerial positions, including as collections supervisor and credit sales manager. His work took him all around New England before he retired as automotive center manager in Leominster.
In 1981, he started MBA Associates, which specialized in placement work and collections. He moved full time to Falmouth in 1990 and retired in 1993. During retirement, he went back to work for Sears as a contractor in bankruptcy court.
Mr. Aziz was active in the community. He was a member of the Falmouth Civilian Police Academy, treasurer of the Boston University Alumni Association of Cape Cod and Islands, vice president of programs for the Friends of Falmouth Library, and president of both the Falmouth AARP and the North Falmouth Village Association. He also worked on the Paul White Road Race and was a council member and president of the men’s club at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Aziz leaves his children, Stephen G. Aziz and wife, Jean Aziz, of Billerica, Christine M. Aziz and her husband, Thomas Soszynski, of Eastampton, New Jersey, and Cynthia A. Aziz and her husband, Tim von der Embse, of Charlotte, North Carolina; four grandchildren; and a brother, George Aziz.
He was also the brother of the late Joseph Aziz.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in North Falmouth.
He was buried at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Elizabeth Seton Church, PO Box 861, North Falmouth, MA 02556; or The Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, PO Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675-8541.