It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Nicholas J. Bartilucci on July 17, 2016 at the age of 85. Nick was an honorable man, a distinguished leader in the engineering industry, a military veteran, and a devout Catholic who treated people with respect and dignity. Those who were fortunate enough to have known him and work with him throughout the years appreciated and felt honored to have had the experience.
Nick graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and received his Master of Civil Engineering from New York University. Up until his passing, Nick was a consultant to the Environmental Engineering Department at Manhattan College. He was recently honored by Manhattan College for his dedication, where the Engineering Conference Room of the library was named in his honor.
Nick’s professional experience spanned over approximately 60 years in civil and environmental engineering. He was the former President and Chairman of the Board of Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers (a division of William F. Cosulich Associates, P.C.), presently known as D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C. (D&B). At the onset, the firm’s practice primarily involved planning, design and construction services associated with wastewater projects. Since then, Nick played a significant role in broadening the firm’s areas of practice to include water supply engineering, solid waste management, civil/site engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental remediation, hazardous waste management, multimedia environmental compliance, environmental assessment & permitting, and construction management. Nick’s hard work and dedication has undoubtedly helped establish and foster the great reputation that D&B enjoys today.
Nick was an active participant and held distinguished roles in numerous professional organizations and societies, including New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) and New York Section of American Water Works Association (NYSAWWA). He received countless awards and accolades for his leadership in these industry organizations, as well as many others, and has championed water quality management issues on Long Island and throughout New York State, resulting in the betterment of our environment and quality of life. Nick also served as Chairman of the Board of the Jericho Water District, Trustee of the Village of Laurel Hollow and Vice President of the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. He has also served as a member of the Board of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and as First Vice President of the Center for the Developmentally Disabled.
Nick’s personal life reflects the same commitment and dedication to service. His contributions to community, fraternal and charitable organizations paint a picture of outstanding accomplishment. Nick will always be remembered as a true mentor and an exemplary leader. We will miss him tremendously here at D&B and are truly honored to have been able to witness his numerous professional and personal contributions.