Joseph Flower, lifelong resident of Yonkers, NY, passed away Thursday, May 3rd, surrounded by his loving family. Joe was a dedicated Phys Ed teacher, athletic director, basketball, track and golf coach at Benjamin Franklin JHS, Roosevelt HS and Mercy College. He was the winningest coach at Mercy College from 1976-1985, amassing 84 victories. He was inducted into the Mercy College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013, Joe married Mary Kaltenback on July 16, 1961. Joe and Mary enjoyed each other's company antiquing, travelling and spending time in Rockaway on the Irish Riviera. Joe was an avid golfer, a talented artist, a real life Mac Gyver and connoisseur of wine, beer and good food. He fancied himself, as did others, a fine chef and a top notch baker. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Mary, his loving daughters, Mary Flower, Ginny Russo, Patty Peyton, Karen Compri, his cherished grandchildren, Lauren Judge, Alex Compri, Charlie Peyton, Joseph Peyton, Connor Peyton and his sisters Cathy and Cindy Flower. He is predeceased by his sister Marietta Rasulo. Calling hours will be at Sinatra Funeral Home, 499 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY, Sunday, May 6th, from 4-9PM. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Casimir Church, Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Sparrow's Nest Charity, 942 NY-376, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 or American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.»(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)