Anthony B. Sosta
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Hyde Park - Anthony B. Sosta, 90, a lifelong area resident, died Monday, February 11, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie.
Born in Poughkeepsie on June 7, 1922, he was the son of the late Dominick and Maria Sosta.
Tony attended Poughkeepsie Schools and was a decorated veteran of World War II.
He was a communicant of St. Peter's Church, Hyde Park.
Mr. Sosta worked at Western Printing for 43 years in the bindery department; retiring when the plant closed.
Many years ago, Tony enjoyed helping local police agencies with parking during parades and other municipal functions.
Tony was a Charter Member and Past Exalted Ruler of the former Hyde Park Elks Club. A Life Member of the Elks, he is currently a member of the Poughkeepsie Elks Club #275.
Many years ago, he was a Little League Coach for Western Printing, and after retirement, he was a Little League Umpire for many years in the Town of Hyde Park.
He was an avid fisherman, especially during his family's annual vacation to Rhode Island. He loved to play golf and was a member of the Regina Coeli Men's Golf League for many years. He also liked to bowl and was active with the Western Bowling League and the Sunday Morning Elks Mixed League.
Tony enjoyed delivering meals for Hyde Park Meals-on-Wheels. His friend, Al Palmatier, would pick him up and they would deliver food together. He also delivered daffodils for the American Cancer Society's annual daffodil sale.
On May 11, 1968 in Holy Trinity Church, he married the former Viola A. LaPenna Doughty. Mrs. Sosta survives at home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by the only children he was ever blessed with, Keith Doughty and wife, Carolyn, of Poughkeepsie, Terrie Lee Schamberg and husband, Edward, of Poughkeepsie; grandchildren (who affectionately called him "Poppie"), Scott Doughty of Hyde Park, Jill Doughty of Hyde Park, Todd Doughty of New Paltz, Noelle Tornatore and husband, J.T., of California, Ryan Doughty and partner, Josh Taylor, of Poughkeepsie, Darlene Calcagni and husband, Gary, of Hyde Park, René Mackey and husband, Peter, of Las Vegas, NV, and Blaine Schamberg of Poughkeepsie; great-grandchildren (who affectionately called him "Pa-Pa-Naun"), Scott Calcagni (who his great grandfather called "Pee Wee") of Hyde Park, Stacey Calcagni of Brooklyn, Chelsea Mackey and fiancé, Daniel Kaminski, of Las Vegas, Kyle Mackey of Las Vegas, Anthony Schamberg of Poughkeepsie, Emily Doughty of Hyde Park , and Sage Tornatore of California; one great-great-grandson, Ethan Kaminski of Las Vegas; several nieces and nephews, especially Donny Sosta and wife, Arlene, of Texas, Vincent Sosta and wife, Elizabeth, of North Carolina, Terri Gorman of Poughkeepsie, and Dax Gigante and wife, Lisa, of Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kimberly Doughty Abrams; three brothers, Benjamin, Joseph, and Frank Sosta, and two sisters, Josephine Gigante and Emma Perrotta.
Tony's family would like to thank St. Francis Hospital doctors and nurses on the fifth floor, and the staff and nurses on the second floor of the Renaissance Nursing and Rehab. Center in Staatsburg for their care and compassion.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 pm, Thursday, February 14th at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
The Poughkeepsie Elks Club will conduct services during the calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Friday, February 15th at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Parish, 299 Hudson View Dr., Poughkeepsie.
Burial will Military Honors will follow in the family plot in St. Peter's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the Sosta family respectfully suggests memorial donations to the
, Dutchess/Ulster Regional Office, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4060 (www.alz.org/hudsonvalley), or, Hyde Park Meals-on-Wheels, 1 Church St., Hyde Park, NY 12538.
To send a condolence or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2013
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