Joseph Scordato 93, of Peekskill, New York passed away Monday February 11, 2019. He was born on January 8, 1926, the son of Jacques and Katherine (Pinto) Scordato and was raised in Bronxville, NY. He attended New York State Maritime Academy and graduated in 1946 with a Navel Reserve Commission as an Ensign and with a Third Assistant Engineers license where he worked on merchant ships. He entered New York University in 1946 and graduated valedictorian with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1952 he proudly enlisted and served his country in the United States Navy as a ship’s engineer officer. He lived in Peekskill for 64 years where he followed his passion for bird watching, fishing and watched every Yankee game almost every day during retirement.
He was predeceased by Elizabeth Mary (Carraher) Scordato his wife of 49 years, his brother Robert (Beverly) Scordato, his deeply missed son Thomas (Barbara) Scordato, and his stepson David Sitek.
He is survived by his children Joanne Scordato, Paul (Kathleen) Scordato, Betsy (Timothy) Cothren and John (Renee) Scordato.
He also leaves 10 grandchildren Ryan Scordato, Leigh Scordato, Andrew Cothren, Emily Scordato, Libby Cothren, Michael Cothren, Katie Scordato, Patrick Scordato, Harrison Scordato, Addison Scordato and 3 great grandchildren Braden, Luke and Caroline Scordato and step grandchildren Ken and Kristen Sitek.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 15th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Curry & Giordano Funeral Home located at 313 North James Street Peekskill, New York. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 10:00 AM at Curry & Giordano Funeral Home at 313 North James Street Peekskill, New York. Interment with the rendering of Full Military Honors will follow at the Hillside Cemetery on Oregon Road Cortland Manor, New York.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Northeast Hawk Watch NEHW C/O Joe Wojtanowki, PO Box 142 Poquonock, CT 06064-0142