Joe taught elementary school in Kent, NY, for thirty years and was involved in doing plays for his classes and was a basketball and soccer coach at the high school. He had a great love of trains and model railroading. After retirement he wrote three books on The Old Put railroad and gave presentations for years. He had recently built a house in Maine to be close to his son and would ride around with Joey in his taxi business.
Joe is survived by his son Joseph Schiavone, daughter Lynn and his sisters Carol Laslo, Camille Malkin, Rita Allred and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Grace in 2012 and his sister Terry Newkirk. Joe and Grace had celebrated 50 years of marriage together before Grace’s passing.
Friends and family attended a visitation on 05/05/18 from 9-11AM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac, NY. A Graveside Service and Interment followed at Ballard Barrett Cemetery in Mahopac Falls, NY.