Joseph J. Tumasian
1937 - 2021
George J. Moylan Funeral Home - Rosendale
2053 Rte 32
Rosendale, NY
Joseph J. Tumasian
August 11, 1937 - July 16, 2021
Port Ewen, NY
Port Ewen - Joseph J. Tumasian, 83 of Port Ewen, died at home surrounded by his family on Friday, July 16, 2021. Born August 11, 1937 in Hoboken, New Jersey, he was the 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. 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 affectionately 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 and 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 at the George J, Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale, NY. 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
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Published by Times Herald-Record from Jul. 20 to Jul. 21, 2021.
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Rest In Peace Joe. Rest In Peace. .....Sank
John Senkowicz
July 24, 2021
So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. We will always remember his contagious smile.
Debra and Tom Cook
July 23, 2021
Mary and Family, Our deepest sympathy. Joe was one in a million. My first memory of him was his complaint to my Dad about Tim driving too fast past your house. It was justified, I'm sure. Been a friend ever since. Was actually thinking about all of you recently. Again, so sorry for you loss. He will be greatly missed.
Tim and Jen Weber
July 21, 2021
I am heartbroken. Joe was such a warm, loving man. I've known him my whole life, as one of my Dad's best friends, as part of the family. They played basketball together in high school. Until we meet again, love you
Tina Rotella Beesmer
July 21, 2021
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