Joseph Molinaro Jr.
Joseph T. Molinaro, Jr, 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at his home in Hyde Park, NY. Joseph was born on June 25, 1932 in Poughkeepsie, NY to the late Joseph T. and Geneva Dietz Molinaro, Sr. He married Dorothy "Dottie" M. Vandemark on April 7, 1951 in Poughkeepsie, NY and survives at home.
Educated locally and a lifetime Hyde Park resident, Joseph proudly served our Country in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1962. He was employed by IBM in Poughkeepsie as a Manager until his retirement in 1989. Joseph was a member of the NRA, the Crum Elbow Gun Club, the DEC, the Italian Center and the IBM Quarter Century Club. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. Joseph was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be sorely missed.
In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by his son Joseph K. and Dawn Molinaro of Summit, NY, daughters Deborah and Joseph Tierney of Rhinebeck, NY, Denise and Orson "Chobie" Hanaburgh of Hyde Park, sister Gloria Wager of Poughkeepsie, NY, 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. Services are private. Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or www.hvhospice.org. Arrangements are under the direction of the William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc. 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. To send an online condolence, please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com