There was no protection for the little boy with the Mona Lisa smile, but justice was served when his monster torturer/murderer got placed behind bars, and his memory will live on in the hearts of those who know and love him as well as those (like myself) who never got the chance to know him at all.
On the pages that follow is AJ's
sad story in black and white as it appeared in the media from 1993 -
Official Obituaries Having
To Do With The Case:
JAMES E. RESTIVO
Age 59, of Boynton Beach, died Wednesday morning July 2, 1997. He had been a resident here for the past ten years coming from New York City.
Mr. Restivo had served 24 years with the New York Police Department, receiving 35 citations for bravery in the line of duty. He most recently served 8 years with the Palm Beach Sheriff's Department, and was a member of the Honor Legion, Detective Endowment Association. Holy Name Society, Fraternal Order of Police. Police Benevolent Association, 10-13 Club, Colombian Association, Emerald Society, and was featured on an episode of T.V.'s "Top Cops".
James is survived by his wife Sheila, son James E. Restivo, II. daughters Laura Younghese & Patricia Uhland, step-sons Neil, Richard & Alex Gross, mother Veronica Restivo and a brother Timothy Restivo.
A Wake Service will he held 7:00 PM Sunday at BOYNTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL 800 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 10:00 AM Monday July 7, 1997, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Boynton Beach, with entombment to follow in Boynton Beach Mausoleum.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 PM Sunday.