DeSola, Michael J.
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Michael J. DeSola: Simply one-of-a-kind. Loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, beloved friend, Michael J. DeSola, of Yonkers, NY died on Wednesday January 23, 2013. He was 68 years old. Born on October 21, 1944 in Brooklyn to Michael and Winifred DeSola. Mr. DeSola was founder and long-time Chairman of DeSola Group, a management consultancy. He served in the Marines. A graduate of Regis High School, Yale University, and Pace University Executive MBA Program. He was a Knight of Malta, served on numerous business and non-profit boards, and was an active contributor to his local community, including over 20 years coaching Annunciation Grammar School and Hillcrest Lakers Community Club where he will always be remembered for lots of life lessons, numerous championships and one special motto: "Make Magic!" His love continues to live on through his wife Florence Calderhead DeSola; one daughter, Michele DeSola Moyna of Yonkers; four sons, Michael Jr. of Yonkers, Damian of Readington, NJ, Thomas of Brooklyn, NY, and Ryan of New Rochelle; 9 grandchildren, James, Macklin and Mackenzie Moyna; Damian, Aidan, Lucy and Lyla DeSola; Desmond and Luke DeSola; his sister and brother-in-law, Wynne and Pete Diomede; and daughter-in-laws, Mary DeSola and Aisling DeSola. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Thomas, and sister Marguerite. Friends are invited to call at the Fred H. McGrath and Son Funeral Home, Cedar at Kraft Avenue, Bronxville on Saturday, January 26 from 4-7pm and on Sunday, January 27 from 2-5pm. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 28 at 10am at the Church of the Annunciation, Crestwood. Interment will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla.
Published in the The Journal News from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2013