Renato Ascolese 'Kind and generous,' he was happiest in the company of his family Renato Ascolese, 97, a resident of Staten Island for 44 years, passed away on July 3rd from cancer surrounded by his family. At the time, he was a resident of Parlin, NJ, where he moved to in December. Ray was born in Brooklyn and served in WWII in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. After a brief period working for the US Postal Service, he began his career as a NYC policeman. He retired as a Sergeant at Motorcycle 2. In 1968, he started a second career and became a New York State Uniformed Court Officer and retired in 1993 as a NYS Court Clerk. Known for his quick wit and sense of humor, he was happiest in the company of his family. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Florrie and entertaining friends and family. In retirement, he enjoyed exercising at the Broadway YMCA, playing tennis, and reading. His kindness, generosity, and good nature will be missed by those who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Florrie, his son, Steve (wife Sue), and daughter, Anita Proctor (husband Bob) and his grandchildren, Andy, ( wife Brandi,) Pete, and Gina and many nieces, nephews, and second cousins. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to be made in Ray's honor to Tunnel to Towers (t2t.org
) or the Healing Journey Foundation (lancastercancercenter.com
) Casey Funeral Home 350 Slosson Avenue Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 447-4242
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Published by Staten Island Advance from Jul. 6 to Jul. 7, 2021.