2004-06-23 / Obituaries

Philip A. Merando

Philip A. Merando, age 90 of Cold Spring, NY died on Friday June 18, 2004 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Born in Cold Spring on May 24, 1914, he was the son of the late Charles and Rose (Giamnillari) Merando.

Mr. Merando was a retired Truck Mechanic having worked for both Mid-Hudson Transit in Beacon, NY and for Cooney Brothers in Tarrytown, NY. He was well known in the area for his chair caning, and his skill repairing caned chairs.

He is survived by his wife Hazel (Brower) Merando of the home address. They were married on November 6, 1937 at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring. He is also survived by two sons, Philips A. and Ruth Merando, Jr. of Cold Spring and William and Tina Merando of Nelsonville, one daughter Rose and Roger Story of Beacon, NY. One brother Anthony D. Merando of Cold Spring three sisters, Nina Stellefson of Nelsonville, NY and Mary Merando of Cold Spring and Nancy Tompkins of Cold Spring. Twelve Grandchildren and eighteen Great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Merando was predeceased by three brothers, John Merando, Joseph and Salvatore Merando, and one sister Concetta (Connie) Miller, also one grandchild predeceased him.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday June 21, 2004 at Our Lady of Loretto Church Fair St. Cold Spring. Interment followed in Cold Spring Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Attn: Communications Dept., 6931 Arlington Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814 or 800-FIGHT CF.

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