Raymond Arcario, well-known to state government insiders as the executive director of the New Jersey Building Authority, died on March 22. He was 62.
Arcario was leading the renovation and reconstruction of the statehouse, and supervised construction of The Empty Sky Memorial in Jersey City that honored the lives of 749 New Jerseyans who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
He also oversaw the construction of the New Jersey World War II Memorial in Trenton, the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, the renovation of various state office buildings and multiple school construction projects.
Prior to taking the helm of the New Jersey Building Authority in 2010, Arcario spent three years as vice president of construction operations for the Schools Development Authority, twelve years as the deputy executive director for property management and construction at the state Department of the Treasury. He was the State Treasurer’s designee to the board of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.
He worked in construction for 40 years.
Arcario was active in the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by wis wife, sons, and a grandson.
A celebration of Arcario’s life will be held Saturday, May 7 at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity at 11 AM.