Singer Billy Joel contends that "only the good die young." That is especially true with Anthony Seppe Oswain, who died suddenly on April 30, 2017, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan at age 32.

A resident of Long Island City and formerly of Wappingers Falls, "Tony," charming and handsome, was loved by all who knew him and had a full, exciting life ahead. In January 2018, he was to be married to his longtime sweetheart, Joanna King, at a luxurious resort in Cancun, Mexico. Over the years, he had risen from a restaurant server to general manager of Manhattan's TAO Downtown, one of the top-grossing restaurants in the United States. Revered and well-respected, Tony looked forward to a promising future with the TAO Group, a leading restaurant and nightlife company.

Born in North Tarrytown on July 25, 1984, he was the son of Robert "Yankee Bob" Oswain, a former Westchester County corrections officer, and Rosalie "Ro" Seppe Oswain, a fitness trainer at Gold's Gym in Fishkill and LaGrange. He is a graduate of Arlington H.S. in LaGrange and attended Dutchess Community College.

In addition to his parents, Tony is survived by his fiancée, Joanna King; his sister, Roxanne Oswain; nephew, Dominic Oswain; aunts, Phyllis Seppe and Belle Garafola; uncle, Peter M. Garafola; and cousins, Chris Garafola and Melissa Garafola. A doting uncle and godfather to 4-year-old Dominic, he loved to shower him with "Star Wars" toys. It was sometimes difficult to distinguish who was the child as the pair crossed light sabers.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday at 11:30am at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Autism Speaks.

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