Paul Angelo Odorisio

paul odorisio

September 2, 1955 ~ January 14, 2022

Odorisio, Paul Angelo, age 66, of Leonia, on January 14, 2022. Beloved husband to Gina Odorisio, nee: DiMiele. Devoted father to Christina Rembon and her husband Ronrico; Dominick Odorisio and his wife Kristen. Proud grandfather to Gabriel, Alexandria and Francesca. Cherished brother to Teresa Rangel, Bruno Oriti, Gerard Torres, Jeannie Cipriani, and Rosina Paros. Dearest brother-in-law to Jenny Degliomini, Tom Degliomini and Jodi DiMiele. Son to Carmella Williams, Joseph Oriti, and Janet Oriti.

Paul received his PhD in Chemistry from Rutgers University in 1985. He retired from BASF in September 2020 after a 43 year career in the chemical industry.

The family will receive their friends on Wednesday from 4 – 8 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Thursday at 10 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. Nicholas R.C. Church at 10:30 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests those who desire to remember Paul Odorisio to please make a contribution in his memory to one of the following charities:

American Brain Tumor Association (Donate ABTA)

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Donate St. Jude)

American Chemical Society (Donate ACS)


Funeral Mass: January 20, 2022 10:30 am - 11:15 am

St Nicholas RC Church
442 Brinkerhoff Ave
Palisades Park, NJ

Visitation: January 19, 2022 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Interment: January 20, 2022 11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Madonna Cemetery
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Sending our deepest condolences to Gina, Dom, Kristen, Christina, Ronrico, Gabe, Lexi, Francesca and the rest of Paul’s family. Paul has touched our lives in such a profound way. Always so kind, gentle, patient, loving and welcoming. We will remember him always with love and affection. Praying your hearts find peace and that you find comfort in your memories with your beloved Paul. May all that knew him, honor his life by taking a page out of his book…let your faith guide you, love your family and help your neighbor. Paul, thank you for your kindness. We love you.

  2. Paul is one of my heroes in life. Paul was like a brother to Judy, Rosie and me. Rest In Peace. Serafino Tobia

  3. I am deeply saddened to hear about Paul’s passing. A great scientist, good friend and a kind hearted gentleman who will be missed. I will cherish all the fond memories and interactions with him. May God bless his soul and provide the family much needed strength through these difficult days.

  4. Paul will always be remembered as a kind, compassionate, empathetic gentle – man. He always conveyed sincere interest in others. He was intelligent, patient and fun to be around. His faith and his family were extremely important to him. It was a privilege to know him and call him friend and family. My heartfelt condolences to Gina, Dom, Christina, Kris, Ronrico, his grandchildren, siblings and all who loved him. Forever in our hearts.

  5. My name is Rick King, and I was a friend & colleague of Paul since we first met at Ciba-Geigy in 1988. I know my tribute might be too technical, but for all his science friends, I want to leave a proper tribute regarding our working relationship over the last 30+ years. "Paul was a highly respected and prolific Synthetic Chemist at our (Ciba-Geigy, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, BASF) Ardsley and Tarrytown R&D Sites. He was a very important key contributor for an impressive number of product development teams during his 43 year career. From a chemistry point of view, Paul had a broad array of skills, but he specialized in antioxidants, stabilizers, and radical scavengers for plastics & lubricants. He was author/co-author of an impressive 55+ granted US Patents, and 16 journal publications. On the human side, everyone enjoyed working with Paul; especially the early in career folks, who Paul was happy to mentor during this phase of their development. Paul was well recognized for being sharp, insightful, kind, honest, cooperative, generous, thoughtful, and always making an extra effort. He will certainly be dearly missed.”

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