ALBANY – Joseph C. Scilipote, 92, of Albany, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, October 5, 2012.
Son of the late Anthony and Catherine Scilipote, Joe was born in Albany and lived there all his life. He graduated from Philip Schuyler High School and served in the U.S. Navy. Joe worked for 42 years at Sterling Winthrop in Rensselaer, retiring in 1982. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe, and residing at the family’s camp on Helderberg Lake during the summer. Joe loved puttering around the house and watching sports, especially the Yankees. He was an avid bowler and participated in multiple bowling leagues throughout his life. Joe was a former member of the Albany Elks Lodge and was an active parishioner of the former Holy Cross Parish. A devoted family man and a friend to all, Joe loved life and will be deeply missed.
Joe is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marjorie Uhl Scilipote, and by his children, Susan (Paul) Kaiser of Guilderland; Paul (Carly Wright) Scilipoti of Berne; Mary Jane Breedlove of Charlton; Teresa Scilipote of Albany; and Jean (Mark) Horn of Coxsackie. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Matthew (Kim) Kaiser; Sarah (Todd) Rosa; Rebecca (Brad) Junco; Andrew (fiancé Danielle DeLeon) Breedlove; Jessica (Chris) Evans; Abby, Katie and Colleen Hammond; and Turi and Ian Scilipoti, and great grandchildren, Emilie and Brodie Kaiser; Allison and Ben Rosa; Lillie and Owen Junco; and Kaitlyn and Jack Evans. Joe was the brother of Rose Yonkers of Rensselaer and the late Santo Scilipote, Mary Rapazzo and Sandy Cramer. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Fr. John Bradley, Dr. Jeffrey Perkins and the staff of Community Hospice of Albany, especially Christine, Joe, Joel, Deanne and Becky, for their compassionate care and support of Joe and his family during his illness. Thank you also to Jim Wallace and Salome Komey for their gentle care of Joe in his final days. The family also wishes to express its appreciation to their extended family and friends for the many expressions of kindness and concern during Joe’s illness.
Funeral services from Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 9:30am, thence to Blessed Sacrament Church, 607 Central Ave., Albany, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Greenbush. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Monday. Those wishing to remember Joe in a special way may send a contribution to the Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, New York, 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www. HansFuneralHome.com .
Click here to view Joe’s resting place in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush, New York. Use overhead view, not 45 degree view.
marge and family so sorry for your loss please let me know if i can do anything
Brenda and Bob Oteri
Our sincere condolences to the Sciliope family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you always.
Rose Marie Lamorella
I am was so sorry to hear of Joe’s death. He was such a good neighbor on Heldeberg Lake and was so pleasant to talk to. It was so nice to see him and Marjorie walk around the lake all those years and watch them stop for coffee at Connie and Kelley’s and visit with Althea!!! Joe will be greatly missed at the lake as I am sure he will be missed in Albany.
Rose Marie Lamorella
I have fond memories of Joe – his great smile and enthusiasm. My thoughts are with you.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this time of loss.
Phil & Rose-Ellen Luther
Sincere condolences to Marge and family upon Joe’s passing. We enjoyed having him for a neighbor on Eileen Street for over 30 years. You are all in our prayers.
Lynne and Don Womer
Please except our condolences in the loss of your father.
I’m so sorry to here about your Dad’s passing. Your family will be in our prayers.
Teresa, Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of you Dad, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
Hilary and Bill Reilly
We have fond memories of Joe, sitting on the porch with him sharing family stories and words of wisdom. I still recall him saying that his secret to longevity was a glass of red wine each night. He always gave us a reason to smile. We were welcomed to Helderberg Lake by both Marjorie and Joe…we often looked at them in hopes that we would be able to enjoy each other’s company as long as they did. In closing, we will miss Joe dearly, but his memory will live long in us. And Marjorie, you are in our thoughts and prayers…if there is anything you need, just ask…we are more than just neighbors…we are dear friends. With utmost sincerity, Bill and Hilary
My condolences and prayers. I worked with Joe at Sterling Drug in the late 1970’s. He was a wonderful man.
Your dad was a wonderful man. About 15 years ago, I saw him at CVS in the Hannaford Plaza. He came up to me, called me by my first name and shook hands. I did not recognize him at first, and then he told me his name. I could not believe he remembered me. A great conversation ensued. I will never forget that. May he rest in heaven in peace.