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Don J. Summa

September 29, 1926 ~ September 30, 2021 (age 95)


Summa, Don J., 95 of Rumson, N.J. passed away peacefully on September 30, 2021. He was born in Whitestone, N.Y. to the late Joseph and Louise (Rosa) Summa. Don proudly served his country in the US Army from 1944 to 1946. A CPA, he had a long and successful career as national tax partner at Arthur Young and Company (now Ernst & Young). He also taught at Columbia University, Rutgers and Monmouth University.

Don was a graduate of Columbia University (BA, French) and Columbia School of Business (MA, Accounting). He enjoyed sailing, swimming, bridge, playing the piano and listening to classical music. He was active during his career in the New York State Society of CPAs (including a term as President) and the American Institute of CPAs. After retirement, he was active with Monmouth Medical Center (including a term as Chairman of the Board of Directors), Monmouth University, the Count Basie Theatre and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Central Jersey Blood center, Inc.

He is predeceased by his loving wife, Helen and sister, Marie Miller.

Don is survived by two sons, Jeff Summa and his wife Margaret O’Shea and Doug Summa and his wife Remy Kothe and two grandsons, Charlie and James.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to The ALS Association.
All funeral services are private and under the direction of the John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, N.J.

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