PORT EWEN- Joseph J. Tumasian, 83, of Port Ewen died at home surrounded by his family on Friday, July 16, 2021. Born Aug. 11, 1937, in Hoboken, N.J., a son of the late Sarkis Tumasian and Angelina (Preciose) Hasenbein. An Olive resident for 73 years, Joseph was a graduate of Onteora High School, where he was voted Class Clown for the graduating Class of 1955. His joyful personality and ability to make anyone laugh carried on throughout his life as he married the love of his life and enlisted in the Army, serving two years at the Hanau Post in Germany, shortly after High School. Known affectionally by many as “Uncle Joe,” he had the unique ability to make anyone feel like family, whether it be the tellers at the bank or the employees of the local pharmacy. An extraordinary husband, father, grandfather and friend, Joseph enjoyed being an involved parent and grandparent, spending time with loved ones, traveling with friends, and making others smile, no matter what it took. Joseph’s work-ethic was second to none, starting with his career in the Army, where he was recognized as base soldier of the month, and then working his way up to Supervisor at the Ashokan Water Supply. Refusing to ever slow down, after retiring from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, he continued his contracting and modular home business until recently. Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Mary (Nielsen) Tumasian; two daughters, Deborah Christiana and her husband Paul, Angelina Singer and her husband Ross; a sister, Rosalyn Kurz; grandsons: Joseph Singer (Alexandra), and Matthew Singer; and many loving nieces and nephews. His parents and sister Anna Naccarato predeceased him. Memorial visitation for family and friends will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the George J, Moylan Funeral Home, Inc. 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. At 1 p.m. following the visitation Rev. Peter Schultz will officiate his funeral service. Cremation was held privately. Joseph's family suggest memorial donations to Hudson Valley Hospice or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org/donate
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Published by the Daily Freeman from Jul. 20 to Jul. 21, 2021.