Ernest  Tiberino
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Obituary for Ernest J. Tiberino

Ernest  J.  Tiberino
Tiberino-Ernest age 88 0f Cherry Hill on Aug. 24, 2015.He worked his way through St. Joseph’s Prep and St. Joseph’s University by working nights at the Post Office. He was a Special Agent and Manager for the IRS Intelligence Division for over 22 years. His investigations of Teamsters Local 107 led to the conviction of 8 union goons and their leader. He investigated Moe Goldberg and his 13 corporations which resulted in the largest criminal income tax evasion case in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. It included 50 tax returns and 4000 pieces of evidence. His investigation of William Penn Laundry Inc. lead to a favorable U.S. Supreme Court decision (6-3) for the IRS concerning the production of corporate records. His investigation of the Philadelphia Mafia organized crime family led to his arrest of 2 God fathers Angelo Bruno and Philip Testa. He was a special agent on a federal Organized Crime Strike Force in Detroit, MI. investigating another organized crime family. In Philadelphia he was the manager of the large case group that worked criminal cases of international corporations, federal agencies, and criminal groups. He travelled to 22 U.S. cities with justice department attorneys setting up U.S. FHA Task Forces which resulted in 600 criminal indictments. One of the largest investigations in history. He retired from the Intelligence Division in 1977 receiving an award for excellence in criminal investigations from the Secretary of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. Marine Band playing Stars and Stripes forever. He was then immediately hired by the State of New Jersey as the first special agent for the newly formed Division of Casino Gaming Enforcement. His first duties were as training officer and organized crime expert. His main duty was to prevent mafia family members from gaining ownership in the Atlantic City Casinos. He managed the investigations of Resorts, Claridge, and Golden Nugget Casinos. When he retired he received the #1 badge of the Division and a letter of praise from the State Attorney General. Since October 1986 he lived with severe pain in the neck and shoulders, the after effects from a brutal throat cancer operation. Later he underwent a 6 bypass open heart operation, and cancer operations on his chest and leg. He travelled to over 55 countries and all 7 continents. He parasailed 500 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and rode in a submarine under the Caribbean Sea. He rode on a camel past the pyramids in Egypt and on an elephant in India. He also took a hot air balloon ride over Kenya, Africa. At the age of 73 he travelled above the Arctic Circle in Finland by snowmobile, reindeer and dog sled. From a Russian expedition ship he made landings at the bottom of the world, on Antarctica only 7 months after his open heart surgery. In the year 2000 the State of New Jersey made Ernest one of its millennium retirees for travelling to Antarctica to encourage heart patients to live up to their potential. He was a Eucharistic Minister for over 15 years for the Catholic Church serving communion to the sick in hospitals. He was the devoted husband for 46 years of the late Mary R. Tiberino. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Debora Tiberino McAneney, son-in-law, Thomas and grandson, Conor. Also survived by his son Ernest Tiberino, daughter-in-law Sandy and grandchildren Alicia and Matthew, a sister Alberta Leventon, and brothers Joseph and John Tiberino. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our Light RC Church, 402 N. Kings Highway Cherry Hill, where a viewing will be held 10-11 a.m. Interment Colestown Cemetery, Cherry Hill. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations to Christ Our Light RC Church.

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