Anthony J. D'Ambrosio
Staatsburg - Anthony J. D'Ambrosio, 68, a longtime area resident, died on Friday, September 20, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Born February 13, 1945 in Yonkers, he was the son of the late Anthony F. and Catherine Guerra D'Ambrosio.
Mr. D'Ambrosio received his Master's Degree in Art Education from Adelphi University on Long Island.
Tony was a kind, gentle, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, Godfather, and friend. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, pottery, camping, photography, woodworking, and an avid Ham Radio Operator. He was a member of the Stone Church Fishing Club, Ti Yogi Bowmen, and the Crum Elbow Sportsmen's Assoc., all of Hyde Park.
He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War
Tony worked for Highland Central School District as an art teacher for many years until his retirement in 2000. Most recently, he drove a school bus for the Hyde Park Central School District.
On February 29, 1996 in Millbrook, he married Ruth A. Borgos. Mrs. D'Ambrosio survives at home in Staatsburg.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his daughter, Anne Tasch and husband, Scott, of Ridgefield, CT; step-children, Richard Shook and wife, Kristin, of Chubbuck, ID, Kimberlee Shook Thompson and husband, Jay, of Aurora, CO, Dennis Fairbanks and wife, Nicki, of Jacksonville, FL, and Christine Fairbanks of Salt Point; seven grandchildren, Mathew and Maya Tasch, Morgan and Baily Ham, Kylee and Makayla Shook, and Braelyn Fairbanks; brother, Vincent D'Ambrosio and wife, Anita, of Fort Pierce, FL; and several nieces and nephews including Cathy, Vincent 'Jimmy' and wife Debra, Debbie, and Lisa; and great-nephew and Godson, Anthony V. D'Ambrosio.
He is also survived by his beloved springer spaniel, Nellie.
In addition to his parents, Tony was predeceased by his daughter, Melissa, in 2012; and sisters, Lucille Bowser and Filomena "Flo" Malcarne.
In keeping with the family's wishes, cremation has taken place.
Memorial calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm, Friday, September 27th, at Sweet's Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. A Celebration of Tony's Life will take place at 8 pm during the calling hours with Rev. Thom Fiet officiating. United States Army Military Honors will follow.
In lieu of flowers, Tony's family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or
, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
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