Obituaries – December 2019

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Alfonso Passariello, 91

Alfonso F. Passariello, Sr., affectionately known as “Lubby,” a lifelong resident of Sleepy Hollow, died December 8. He was 91.

Born in North Tarrytown on November 15, 1928, he was a graduate of North Tarrytown High School class of 1946. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. After his Honorable Discharge, he began a long career with A & P Supermarkets. He was a proud life active member of Union Hose Company #2 of the Sleepy Hollow Fire Department, having joined in 1961.

He is survived by his sons: Alfonso, Jr., Leon (Tina), Deano, John DiCariano and his stepson, Gerald Navin, Jr. He was the cornerstone of building a large family as he is survived by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Adeline Cascio. His wife, Julia M. Passariello, died December 4. He was also predeceased by his wife, Nancy J. Passariello, his sisters: Mary Dandreano, Theresa Ippolito, and Philomena Tanzillo, and his brother, Savario Passariello.

 Julia Passariello, 72

Julia Passariello, a lifelong resident of Sleepy Hollow, died December 4 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was 72.

Born in North Tarrytown on January 15, 1947, she was a graduate of Sleepy Hollow High School. She had been retired for several years.

She is survived by her son Gerald Navin, Jr.; her grandchildren Madeline and Makayla Navin; her brother Frank (Elaine) Papp, nephews Frank and Michael (Laroue) Papp and grand-nephew Roland Papp.

 William Marmo, 85

William Marmo, a resident of Tarrytown, died December 13. He was 85.

Born in Acerenza, Italy on August 9, 1934, he was retired from General Motors. He was also an accomplished musician and he played the violin for the Yonkers Symphony. He was a parishioner of Transfiguration Church where he also served as an usher. He was a charter member of the North Tarrytown Ambulance Corps and was a member of Local 664 of the U.A.W. He was president of I.T.A.L.O.

He is survived by his wife Susan (Hughes), children Anthony J. Marmo, Diana (Ron) Spence and Tina Caruso; five beloved grandchildren; his sisters Angie Farrell and Delia Ackerman; Shirley Marmo, the mother of his children, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother Patsy.

 Joan Oltman, 88

Joan Arden Klein Oltman, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, died December 8. She was 88.

Born in Brooklyn to Edith and Samuel Klein. she married Jim Oltman in 1951. She taught second and third grade at Highview School in Hartsdale, and later was elementary level mathematics specialist for the Greenburgh Central School District. She also taught graduate courses, wrote elementary mathematics teaching guides, and published her novel, Chapel of Bones in 2016. She was a dedicated member of Purchase Monthly and New York Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends, serving on the Powell House and Oakwood Friends School boards. Joan and Jim helped to found Kendal on Hudson, in Sleepy Hollow. Mrs. Oltman served as president of the Kendal residents’ council, and was the editor of the Kendal View. She was brilliant, warm, gracious, funny, sarcastic, creative, and insightful, always interested in others. She traveled much of the world with Jim.

Joan was preceded in death by her beloved Jim in 2015. She is survived by brother Jeffrey Klein and sister-in-law Jill Varricchio, sister-in-law Sidney Oltman Ferrell, son Jonathan Oltman and daughter-in-law Cathy Bertinuson, daughter Cathy Megan Oltman and son-in-law Daniel Porcher, daughter Ellen Oltman Kellner and son-in-law Chuck Kellner, grandchildren Anna and Noah Oltman, Rachel and Adam Porcher, and Andrew and Rob Kellner, as well as dear nieces, nephews, and cousins, and loving friends. She died peacefully and on her own terms.

 Ann Dun, 90

Ann M Dunn, a lifelong resident of Sleepy Hollow, died December 22. She was 90.

She was born in Tarrytown on October 5, 1929. She was married to Edward J. Dunn, who predeceased her in 2012. She worked for the NYS Thruway Authority in Tarrytown for many years. She had been a member of the Holy Rosary Society at St. Teresa of Avila Church and had also been a member of the Old Mill Singers.

She is survived by her daughters Mary Ann (Joseph) Durso and Elizabeth (Don) Altman. She is also survived by her grandchildren Matthew, Sarah and Zachary. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by five sisters.

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