Phillip DiGasbarro, 71, of Pittsfield and formerly of Garrison, NY, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday March 25, 2004. He was born March 12, 1933 in Highland Falls, the son of Pasquale and Juliet (Tomasi) DiGasbarro. He married Miriam A. Osberg on June 21, 1958 in Jenkintown, PA. She predeceased him on May 23, 2000.
Phillip was an avid golfer and member of the Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown and had served as president of the Highlands Country Club in Garrison, NY. He was a devoted father, grandfather, family man and friend. A graduate of Alfred University, Phillip also served in the United States Army with the 3rd Armored Division as a military police officer. Phillip enjoyed gardening of all types but especially enjoyed his vegetable gardens.
Phillip is survived by his children and their spouses Peter and Karen DiGasbarro of St. Louis, Vicki and Tim Johnson of Edmeston, Michele and Hill Couperthwait of Otego, and Lisa and Rick Hausman of Haymarket, VA.; his grandchildren, Christina, Phillip, and Diana DiGasbarro, Alex, Susanna and Catherine Johnson, Matthew, Ryan and Logan Hausman, and Madison Couperthwait. In addition, Phillip is survived by his brother, Pat DiGasbarro and his sister in law and her husband, Jeanne and Al McDevitt, his sister in law, Karin Osberg and his mother in law, Adeline Osberg and many special nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held on Monday March 29, 2004 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in New Berlin with Father Charles Taylor officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrews Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, NY.
Contributions may be made in Phillips memory to Catskill Area Hospice and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.