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Arthur Patrick DeSantis

29 juillet 195228 décembre 2020

Arthur Patrick DeSantis, a longtime resident of Scarsdale who was considered by many the unofficial mayor of the village, passed away unexpectedly on December 28, 2020.

Pat, as he was known to his many friends, was a fixture at Central Taxi in the village for more than 40 years. The morning dispatcher, he was a one-man band juggling a steady stream of calls from the famous and not-so famous. They were customers trying to catch a train to Manhattan, a plane to points around the globe, or "regulars" looking to handle their daily chores.

Pat was incredibly well read and very knowledgeable on a wide range of topics, from politics to sports, from music to movies, and just about anything in-between.

His biggest passions were sports, including the New York Rangers, Jets and Knicks, and music, especially the Grateful Dead.

A longtime customer left this note on Pat's obituary that was published by the Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Home in Scarsdale: "I greatly enjoyed calling Pat for a morning cab to the train station. He was always kind and helpful, and he loved sharing a joke or humorous observation that would brighten the day. I'm grateful to have known him. May he Rest In Peace and Happiness."

A fellow employee at Central Taxi wrote: "Hey Pal-o-mine, we laughed, we argued, we yelled and we broke each other's chops for nearly 40 years. No one could ask for a better friend. I'm gonna miss you. Hell, I already do. Time to relax Pat. And don't ever forget, when it snows, STOP IN NEUTRAL!!!

Pat was born on July 29, 1952 at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City to the late Arthur Patrick and Patricia (Schroff) DeSantis. The family moved in the late 1950s to Scarsdale, where Pat remained a resident for most of his life.

Pat was a graduate of Immaculate Heart of Mary parochial school and Scarsdale High School. He also attended The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

He was a longtime parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Pat is survived by his brother Chris, sister-in-law Linda and nieces Alexandra and Caroline DeSantis, and brother Jeffrey, sister-in-law Julia, nieces Sara and Anne Daisy and nephews Jeffrey and Andrew DeSantis.

A private service was held at Bennett Funeral Home in Scarsdale. Pat was laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne. The family requests that donations in Pat's memory be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Rob Lynch

27 janvier , 2021

My most sincere condolences to Chris, Jeff and the entire family on your tragic loss. Pat was a wonderfully unique guy....quick-witted, with a keen intellect, always a sharp and fast sense of humor, a ravenous sports fan and a Grateful Dead soldier.
More importantly I always found Pat to to be a loyal, kind and caring spirit- a good son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.
I knew Pat my whole life as he was my brother Jimmy’s best friend since childhood. He always enjoyed a special relationship with our family...and us with him. Pat was incredibly kind to my parents, particularly in their later years....and when my brother fell ill and was at the end, Pat was on a plane and there by his side in an instant.
After that loss, we came to stay in more frequent contact with each other, something for which I will remain forever grateful. Whether just checking in, talking Rangers, music or politics...the exchanges were always unique, thoughtful and genuine.
Pat was a special guy and I will miss him.
“Fare-Thee-Well” my friend"...................

Ted Cousin

2 janvier , 2021

I was lucky enough to know Pat for 45 years.If I had a dollar for every time he told me to shut up, I’d be living on Heathcote Road by now!Of course, it was all said in jest(I think!).He was great at what he did, so incredibly sharp, and such an amazing memory.So very funny, he could take it just as well as he could dish it out. I’ll miss him, it’s still hard to believe!

PHILIP COUSIN

2 janvier , 2021

Pat. You left us too soon. Things will not be the same without you. You are in a good place now and better be watching out for all of us down here and everyone at the cab. And I would not be honest if I did not take this one last chance to tell you " You stink on ice fella!!haha

We all love you and will miss you greatly. Take care and God Bless.

Eli Mattioli

2 janvier , 2021

I greatly enjoyed calling Pat for a morning cab to the train station. He was always kind and helpful, and he loved sharing a joke or humorous observation that would brighten the day. I’m grateful to have known him. May he Rest In Peace and Happiness.

Sonia Blackstock

1 janvier , 2021

I'm gonna miss you Pat. I don't have anybody to cook for anymore. who's going to go to H Mart to pick up my ugly fruits you know I want my ugly fruits. You and Ken are up there having a ball . Oh my God, now I have to get my own Netflix. RIP.

Bob Radding

1 janvier , 2021

i always had trouble understanding how someone who could bust my chops and yet be so likeable, compassionate and good friend. He liked what he did and nobody was better at it than him. I along with many will miss his humor and friendship.

John Kern

31 décembre , 2020

Hey Pal-o-mine, We laughed, we argued, we yelled and we broke each other's chops for nearly 40 years. No one could ask for a better friend. I'm gonna miss you. Hell, I already do. Time to relax Pat. And dont ever forget, when it snows, STOP IN NEUTRAL!!!

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