Mario Scalzi(1934 - 2013)

Mario F. Scalzi

Poughkeepsie - Mario F. Scalzi, passed away peacefully on Friday January 18 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He was 78.

Born in White Plains, NY on December 10, 1934 he was the son of the late Vincenzo and Elena (Donato) Scalzi.

In 1941 Mario moved to Poughkeepsie, where he attended Poughkeepsie High School graduating in 1953.

A veteran, Mario proudly served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1957. After the Navy Mario went on to work for IBM as a Lab Technician retiring in 1992. Later, Mario took a part-time position as a security guard for College View Towers in Poughkeepsie where he was well-liked and made many friends. He really enjoyed going to work and will surely miss socializing with the many tenants he considered friends.

On May 10, 1959 Mario married Beverly (Pittman) Scalzi in Poughkeepsie, NY at St. Mary's Church. Beverly survives at home.

Those who knew Mario remember him as a friendly, loyal person with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and he also liked attending his ship reunions. Mario followed sports and was a diehard NY Giants and Yankees fan, with which he had a love/hate relationship. He also was a lifelong cat lover, and HAM radio operator.

In addition to his wife of 54 years, Mario is survived by his son, Damon Scalzi of Poughkeepsie, NY, daughter, Dayna Scalzi of Poughkeepsie, NY, son, Darryl Scalzi of Poughkeepsie, NY, daughter, Debra Vainio of Virginia, brother, Bart Scalzi of Poughkeepsie, NY, sister, Mary Wilcenski of Albany, NY, two beautiful, beloved grand-children, Isabella and Darryl Jr. and many beloved nieces and nephews, relatives in Italy, in-laws and friends.

Mario was predeceased by his brother Louis Scalzi, twin brother Vincent, and his niece, Margo Kobler.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 23 from 4pm to 8pm at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home Poughkeepsie, NY.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Thursday, January 24 at 10am at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peters Parish, 299 Hudson View Drive Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Funeral Home

Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23, 2013