John J. Menchini
February 14, 1920 – July 31, 2019
John J. Menchini of Rock Tavern, formerly of New City, NY, entered into rest Wednesday, July 31, 2019. He was 99 years old. The son of the late Giovanni Menchini and Elizabeth (Andriozzi) Menchini, was born on February 14, 1920 in Manhattan, New York.
John was a U.S. Army Artillery Staff Sergeant, serving 4 years in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war ended, John joined the FDNY in 1947 and served with them for 20 years between Engine 85 & Marine 3. Upon retirement, he entered in private industry as a Fire Prevention Engineer, employed by Schirmer Engineering.
He was especially proud of starting B.S.A. Troop 228 of New City, NY acting as founding Scout Master during their first 8 years. His hobbies included hiking and camping, and he was an avid churchgoer. John will be remembered as a humble and dedicated husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his sons, Ronald Menchini and wife, Mary, of Campbell Hall, and Lawrence Menchini and wife, Anne, of Washingtonville; grandchildren: Sarah Antsey and Daniel Menchini, Diana Kohler and Lauren Menchini; great-grandchildren: Daniel Benedict, Shane and Tesla Antsey, Alexander, Austin, and Annabelle Menchini; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers and sisters Sabatino, Diamantina, Louis, and Mary Menchini. John is now reunited with the love of his life, the late Maria A. (“Mia”) Menchini, to continue their 73 years of marriage.
- Visitation Friday, August 2, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, August 3, 2019
- Burial Monday, August 5, 2019
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