2010-05-27 / Obituaries

GEORGE LEO DAROS

George Leo Daros passed away peacefully at home on May 22, 2010, just two days before his 89th birthday. Mr. Daros was born May 24, 1921, in Croton Falls, NY, son of the late Antonio and Lena Tagliaferro Daros. He grew up in the Croton Falls area and attended Mahopac Schools.

Mr. Daros owned and operated his own excavating business and helped develop many homes and roads in the Mahopac/Carmel area. He also was a private contractor for the Putnam County National Bank for several years.

Mr. Daros was very proud to have served in the US Navy during WWII. He was a Machinist Mate 1st Class and served on the USS Denebola and USS Starr. He saw action at the battles of Okinawa and Iwo Jima, and was witness to the American flag being raised on Mt. Sirabachi on Iwo Jima. He often attended ship reunions with his former shipmates.

Mr. Daros was an outdoorsman from boyhood on and loved the New York Yankees. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and tending to his vegetable garden, but his favorite pastime lately was operating his excavator, which always put a smile on his face.

In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his brothers and sisters.

Emma Poscich, Yolanda Kirtland, Mary Steinforf, Helen Daros, Donald Daros, Ann Mathers, Richard Daros and Robert Daros. Cousen Mary Plochocki, nephews Anthony Kirtland and Francis Poscich.

He is survived by his beloved life time friend, Marigrace Ryder Blanks, and many nieces and nephews; Joseph Poscich (Dorothy) Poughkeepsie, Howard Kirtland (Barbara) Franklin, PA, William Kirtland (Patty), Hyde Park, Amy McGill (William), Pattersonville, Richard T. Daros Jr, Brewster, Lisa Mahoney, Carmel, Sally Bryson (John), Carmel, Laurie Netsch (John), North Salem.

Julie Booth (Paul), Carmel, cousin Elinor Cariddo of Carmel and many grand and great grand nieces and nephews.

Mr. Daros was a wonderful kind man who was beloved by all that knew him.

His family and friends will never forget his loving heart, generous nature, friendly smile and warm handshake. He will be missed by all.

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