Anthony Joseph “Buddy” LaLima - September 29, 2014

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 GLENMONT – Anthony Joseph “Buddy” LaLima, 87 formerly of South Bethlehem, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 with his loving family by his side.  Buddy was an Army Veteran serving during WWII.  He also served in the Merchant Marines and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Buddy was a NY Yankee and NY Giants fan, enjoyed bingo, poker and just being around people and people loved being around him.  He spent many winters in St. Augustine, FL.

 

     Survivors include his loving children, John LaLima, Eugene (Claudia) LaLima and Linda (Mark) Roberts;  grandchildren, Nicholas (Erin) LaLima, Giovanna (Kevin) Meyers, Joshua LaLima and Rachel Poe;  siblings, Josephine LaLima, Charlotte (Albert) Salvino and Salvatore (Margie) LaRocco.

 

     Buddy was predeceased by his loving wife Yvonne “Bonnie” LaLima,  parents John and Concetta LaLima, infant daughter Mary, sister Lucille (Bernard) Peters, step-mother Giovanna “Jen” LaLima and special friend, Gladys Carhart.

 

     Funeral services will be held 9 AM Friday, October 3rd at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM.

 

     Contributions in memory of Anthony may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.