Obituaries February – March 2016

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Michael Janos, 65
Michael Janos, a longtime Tarrytown resident, died suddenly February 28. He was 65.

Mr. Janos was a graduate of Irvington High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego. He was employed by the Village of Tarrytown Recreation Department and served as the driver for the Senior Citizen’s Bus. Prior to that, he had been the proprietor of Mory’s Army Navy Store on Main Street in Tarrytown.

On April 20, 1983, he married Patricia Downing in Transfiguration Church. He loved coaching his children and was their biggest fan. Mr. Janos was an avid supporter of Elmsford School District sports programs. He was very involved with the Tarrytown Recreation Department and served on the Board of Directors at the Tarry Crest Pool and Tennis Club.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Janos is survived by his beloved children Michael Patrick of Tarrytown, Allison Marie of Washington, D.C. and Laura Beth of Tarrytown, and his loving mother, Clare Janos of Tarrytown.


Carmela Menna, 93
Carmela Menna, a lifelong resident of Sleepy Hollow, died March 4. She was 93.

Born in North Tarrytown on August 26, 1922, she was a graduate of North Tarrytown High School. She had a long career as a Sales Promotion Coordinator with Nestle in White Plains. She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. She had been a very active member of The North Tarrytown Seniors having served as their president and had been a member of the Sleepy Hollow Seniors.

She is survived by her brother Patrick Menna of Armonk. She will be remembered as a kind, loving, generous and caring daughter, sister, aunt and friend to so many. Carmela was most proud to be a loving aunt to three generations of nieces and nephews.


Robert See, 70
Robert J. See, a lifelong resident of Sleepy Hollow, died March 11. He was 70.

Born in Tarrytown on September 22, 1945, he was the son of Albert and Susan Hongach See. On April 13, 1964, he married Roberta Frye. He was retired after having worked for General Motors for many years.

He is survived by his wife Roberta as well as his children Robert M of Ashville, NC, William J. of Thomasville, NC and Michele Ann Carter of Boston, MA. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Albert and his sister Loretta.


Henry Ciovacco, 74
Henry J. Ciovacco, a long-time Irvington resident, died on March 10. He was 74.

Mr. Ciovacco became a clerk for the Wall Street brokerage firms Loeb, Rhoades & Co. and First Boston/Credit Suisse after high school. Born on July 14, 1941 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Henry Ciovacco Sr. and Mary Belpedio Ciovacco. He was raised by his aunt, Anna Belpedio Reveruzzi. Mr. Ciovacco was an avid stamp and record collector, and loved hanging out with his cats and betting on horses. Mr. Ciovacco is survived by his wife Maria and daughter Justine.


Roy Madsen, 85
Roy E. Madsen, a former Irvington resident, died March 24 peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Saratoga Springs. He was 85.

Born on October 29, 1930, he was the son of the late Sophus and Dorthea Madsen. After graduating from Irvington High School in 1948, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served in the Korean War and was discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant. Upon returning, he attended Muhlenberg College for his degree in Economics and Mathematics. During his life he played many sports but best memories were his football achievements in Irvington High School, the Marine Corps, and Muhlenberg College. His career in the computer industry spanned from main frames to the birth of the PC. IBM, Honeywell and ITT—all benefitted from his expertise in sales and management. Roy and Ele retired to their vacation home in the Adirondacks, known to the grandchildren as “Pop’s Mountain House.” Lots of storytelling, whittling, tree house building, and catching lots of BIG fish created wonderful memories. After moving to Saratoga Springs, Roy participated in the local mentoring program which brought him great pleasure and satisfaction.

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