NECO mourns the loss of our friend and 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient, Gaetano 'Guy' Scavone. Guy was a wonderful example of the American success story. We remember him as a family man of great faith and a sincere dedication to his community. Our thoughts are with his family.
From the Mount Vernon Daily Voice --
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Gaetano "Guy" Scavone of Mount Vernon died Oct. 8. He was 76.
He was born Sept. 21, 1936, in Guardia Lombardi, Italy to Sinibaldo and Luisa Scavone. He was the founder and president of Vernon Hills Landscaping Co. Scavone served as a former president of the Westchester chapter of the Boys Town of Italy, Former Citizens of the Guardia Lombardi Society and Holy Name Society.
Scavone also served on the parish council at St. Ursula's Church and the board of the Westchester chapter of the Committee of Italian Migration. Guy worked endlessly to provide for others in many charitable organizations, his family said.
As a result of his numerous years service, Scavone was inducted into the "Senior Citizen Hall of Fame" in Westchester County. In 2009, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which recognized his commitment to helping others.
Scavone was predeceased by his wife, Gaetana, in 2006. He is survived by a son, Sam (Vera) Scavone; a daughter, Luisa (Steven) Formicola; and four grandchildren.