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“My Condolences to the entire Schiavone Family.. I remember Joe from all the Old Put" Railroad walks along the abandoned Putnam Railroad line and...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: James BOTHUR Bothur - TORRINGTON, CT

“Mr. Schiavone was probably the best teacher that my son could have had in 2/3rd grade, he gave him work to keep his interest and challenge him. A...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Colombo - Riverview, FL

“So sorry for your loss to the Schiavone Family. It was a pleasure working with Joe on his books on the Old Put. Sorry for the delay I just found out. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Kathleen Lavezzo - Mahopac, NY

“I am very sad, I just learned of your passing. I can say for sure you had so much to offer as a friend. I was fortunate to have met you and Grace....Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Doreen Metallo - Carlstadt, NJ

“Joe Schiavone changed my life. He gave me strength at a time when I was young and lost. He hand delivered my best friend and taught me that...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Liz Hyatt - Skaneateles, NY

“So sorry to hear this news. Mr. Shiviavone was our whole families favorite teacher. He had all five kids in our family! I still think of him and...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Laura Tagliarini - Newtown, CT

“Lynn, Joey and Family, sorry to hear about your loss. Mr. Schiavone shared his family with our family having taught all 5 Hurleys and we always...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Bill Hurley - Newtown, CT

“Joe, Lynn and Family,My sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. We all go back a long way to the great dinners your Mom used to prepare when...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: William Losee - Ossining, NY

“Joe was my cousin, we played together as kids until the family moved upstate. I was one of Joes' ushers at his wedding to Grace. RIP ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Joseph Schiavone - West Melbourne, FL

“Joe and Grace were wonderful people. I always loved our walks with Joe along the path of the Old Put. He was always willing to share his knowledge...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Skip Natoli - Suffern, NY

“I'm so sorry to hear this. He was such a nice man. And our basketball coach ! ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Annette Bellantoni Hanley - CT

“Mr. Schiavone was a beloved teacher! My son, Michael had him in 3rd grade and loved his class. He made learning fun. You can see that he loved the...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Linda David - San Diego, CA

“Mr. Schiavone has been a strong influence in my life since 4th grade (1974). He was an amazing teacher who took great interest in his students and...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Snow White - Student

“Every time I put the train set up, I think of you Joe & how you helped me add & buy one for my grandson Tim.I always loved calling you & Grace when...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Anne & Skip Mongon - FL

“I will be praying for your family at this time. I had your dad for my fourth grade teacher at Kent Elementary. He was the best! He made me actually...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Cohen - Hoover, AL - Student

“Mr. Schiavone was my 4th grade teacher. He was certainly the most memorable teacher. He made class fun and exciting. He went above and beyond for...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Mike DeBellis - Newburgh, NY

“Sincere condolences to our life long friends family ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Bob and Karen Villetto - Sarasota, FL

“So so son Harold loved one ever beat his math game record...a very big loss...i will be to all of you...thanks for great...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Doreen Partwlow - Carmel, NY

“Sad news traveled to Michigan. I"ll never forget the lake parties on the Point and boat rides on Lake Mahopac. You always had a kind word, wisdom to...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Charlene Tiffany - MI - Friend

Joseph A. Schiavone, a long time resident of Mahopac, NY, passed away on April 28, 2018 at the age of 77. He was born in the Bronx, the son of Joseph and Lena (Corica) Schiavone. Joe was a proud veteran of the US Navy and was a Aerographer on the USS Eldorado . On June 16, 1962 he married Grace Bayer at St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac, NY. They were blessed with two children Joey and Lynn.

Joe taught elementary school in Kent, NY, for thirty years and was involved in doing plays for his classes and was a basketball and soccer coach at the high school. He had a great love of trains and model railroading. After retirement he wrote three books on The Old Put railroad and gave presentations for years. He had recently built a house in Maine to be close to his son and would ride around with Joey in his taxi business.

Joe is survived by his son Joseph Schiavone, daughter Lynn and his sisters Carol Laslo, Camille Malkin, Rita Allred and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Grace in 2012 and his sister Terry Newkirk. Joe and Grace had celebrated 50 years of marriage together before Grace's passing.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Saturday, May 5th from 9-11AM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac, NY. A Graveside Service and Interment will follow at Ballard Barrett Cemetery in Mahopac Falls, NY.