On June 30, 2014, John E. Tartaglia, 84, passed peacefully away at the Wilkinson Residental Facility after a long illness. John was born on April 17, 1930, in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Eminio "Herman" and Fortunada "Mary" (Semione) Tartaglia. He moved with his family to Gloversville, NY as a young child and attended Gloversville schools before entering the United States Air Force. Upon leaving the military, John had the distinction of becoming the first employee hired by DECCA Records Manufacturing Plant located in his home town which later became MCA and Universal. He was employed there for many years and upon his retirement held the position of department manager. John decided to come out of retirement to work at Taylor Made for a period of time before retiring permanently. John was a man of few words, but had strong convictions and deep emotions. He was a devoted family oriented individual who loved having his large family near and spending time with them. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great=grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be dearly missed and remembered with love.