Geno P. Egiziaco, Sr. passed away on January 19, 2018 at the NYS Veteran's Hospital in Montrose surrounded by his devoted wife, Florence and family. Geno was born on March 6, 1922 in Waltham, MA to his parents, Michael and Carmella. After a short time living in the Bronx, he, his parents, 6 brothers and 5 sisters settled in Yonkers. A member of the "Greatest Generation", Geno proudly served the Second World War as a member of the United States Marine Corps and later with the United States Army Transport Services having had the distinction of honorably serving both of these branches. He spent twenty-eight months in the combat zone. Upon his honorable discharge, Geno returned to Yonkers and began working at the Chrysler Corporation in New York City before joining Otis Elevator in Yonkers as a machinist. He rose through the ranks of the organization to Activities Director, Labor and Management, Liaison and Supervisor of Stocks and Records until his retirement in 1982.
Geno was a true community leader who was strongly committed to helping his fellow veterans. He was instrumental in bringing Veterans Appreciation Day to Yonkers and assisted with the planning of city-wide veteran's events including the Memorial Day Parade of which he was Grand Marshal one year. For his devotion to veterans, he was inducted into the New York State Senate Veteran's Hall of Fame in 2010. Geno's greatest passion was always his family which included his late wife, Alma Bistany and their two sons, Geno, Jr. (Patricia) and Michael and his wife of thirty-six years, Florence Landi; his grandchildren, Denise, James, Michael, Jr. and Joseph as well as his twin great-granddaughters, Anabel and Valentina and his beloved dog, Daisy. He enjoyed spending winters in Naples, Florida and made many lifelong friends there. He was a true Yankee fan and watched all of the games. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his brother, Michael, sisters Barbara and Antoinette DeCarmo. He was predeceased by his brothers, James, William, Anthony, Peter and Samuel and sisters, Amelia Mastropola, Edith Mikolay and Mary Wright. Throughout his lifetime, Geno maintained a standard of excellence as was evidenced by the love and affection, so many had for him both in Yonkers and Naples. The family would like to thank all of the caring and supportive staff of the Montrose Veterans Home, particularly those of Eagle Point. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-5 & 7-9PM at Sinatra Memorial Home, Inc., 499 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY. The funeral will be Monday at 10:00 at St. Anthony Church, Nepperhan Ave. & Squire Ave., Yonkers. Interment will be in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in Geno's name to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, or the New York State Veterans Home in Montrose, N.Y.