2009-12-10 / Obituaries

Horace V. “Ran” Genovese

Horace V. “Ran” Genovese, 79, of Brewster, died Friday.

Ran was born to the late Horace T. and Mary E. Genovese, July 10, 1930, in the Bronx, and moved to Brewster with his family as a young child. He was the oldest of four siblings.

Ran graduated from Brewster High School in 1948 and received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Accounts and Finance, from New York University in 1957. On October 12, 1952 he married the love of his life, Carola M. Cioccolanti, of Brewster.

Ran served in the US Navy as a Yeoman 3rd class upon the USS Ostrich from 1948 to 1952 and was employed by The Prudential Insurance Company of America as an independent insurance agent, retiring in 1993. During his career with Prudential, Ran was a graduate of the Life Underwriters Training Council, as well as a member of the National Assoc. of Life Underwriters, The Danbury Assoc. of Life Underwriters and served as secretary of D.A.L.U. for 5 years. After retirement he worked 16 years, part time, for Outhouse Orchard in Croton Falls, as a bookkeeper.

Ran was an active member of the St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, where he was a member of the choir. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Lawrence Council # 1495; the Elks Club #2101; the VFW, Post #672; American Legion Post #0071; and the Korean War Veterans’ Assoc., Putnam Council, Chapter 1.

Ran loved dancing with his wife and being “Poppy” to his grandchildren. He enjoyed volunteering, playing golf and wintering in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he was a member of St. Andrew’s Church, where he sang in the choir as well.

Ran is survived by his wife of 57 years; five children: RoAnne Genovese Bornstein of Brewster; Richard Genovese of Ridgefield, CT; Lisa Weise (Stephan) of Brookfield, CT; Randall Genovese (Karen) of Cameron Park, CA; and Robert Genovese (Andres) of Miramar, FL.; as well as nine grandchildren: Samuel Bornstein; Tia, Kyle, and Dina Weise; Ashley, Kelli, and Karly Genovese; and Ariel and Sage Genovese. He is also survived by one brother, Vincent Genovese, one sister, Rosemarie Simard, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to The Brewster Food Pantry, St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Prospect Street, Brewster, NY.

A viewing was held on Sunday, December 6, at the Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster. A private cremation followed.

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