AASP/NJ Mourns the Loss of Board Member
Feb. 5, 2018—The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) lost board member William “Billy” Aiello on January 30.
Aiello was an active member of the automotive repair industry for over 20 years, joining the AASP/NJ Board in September 2017, working for most of his career at Lee’s Auto Body in Avenel, and most recently at Ultimate Collision in Edison.
Billy had the passion for the industry," said Jerry McNee, AASP/NJ president and former colleague. "He wanted to be better and learn as much as he possibly could.
"Quite honestly, we all need to take a look at what he wanted to do. Everybody needs to have that drive and enthusiasm that Billy had. He always wanted as much education as he could get, he wanted to learn as much as he could - he was like a sponge. He'd take the information in, and he was looking to put it to good use."
"Billy was an unbelievable advocate of the auto body industry," shared AASP/NJ Treasurer Tom Elder. "He was quite a family man, and just an unbelievable person.”
"It breaks my heart to see someone like Billy, so full of life with so much to offer..." said Charles Bryant, AASP/NJ executive director. "Billy was witty, funny and quick to make friends, as well as full of knowledge about the collision industry. Those in the industry that knew Billy will miss him dearly on many levels."
Billy is survived by his wife Kara Aiello, his daughter Brooke, his parents Phil and Rae Aiello, his sister Dana Clayton and her husband Robert, his sister Patty Aiello, son Billy Aiello, Jr., grandmothers Pat West and Juanita Aiello, his Uncle Neal and Aunt Mare Aiello, the Van Woeart and Parisio families, nieces and nephew Brianna, Justin and Sofia Clayton and Gianna Aiello, father and mother-in-law Michael and Hala Kaskiw, sister-in-law Kelli Kaskiew and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
AASP/NJ offers Billy's family, friends and colleagues our deepest condolences.