John Monte Misiti, a Newburgh Resident, Dies at 74
John Monte Misiti, 74, of Newburgh, NY died on Thursday, June 15, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife, Irene Misiti; they would have celebrated their 51st anniversary on July 2. He was the cherished father of Kimberly R. Downey (Maurice), Denise R. Sentementes (Nick) and John R. Misiti (Janet), and the proud grandpa of Patrick, Shannon, Alexa, Nicholas, Stephen and Samantha. He was the beloved “Uncle John” of Larry, Patsieann, AJ, Paula and Vincent. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony J. Misiti I and Rose Lombardo Misiti; his brother, Anthony J. Misiti II, his sister, Patsieann McDonald, and his nephew, Michael Misiti.
John was born on January 18, 1943, in Port Chester, NY. He received a BA in Journalism with a minor in advertising from West Virginia University. John worked in advertising for the Keyser Tribune in Keyser, WV for two years prior to accepting a position at Texaco, Inc. Throughout his 32 year career with Texaco, John received many accolades, including winning multiple sales competitions and was named Employee of the Year, 1988. He was promoted many times within the company and retired as a Northeast District Area Manager.
John loved all competitive sports. While he was an avid NY Giants and Yankees fan, his heart belonged to his alma mater, the Mountaineers of WVU! He had a lifelong love of horses and enjoyed being a spectator at the track, as well as handicapping the horses. His love of travel brought him to many places both within the U.S. and abroad. John’s pride in his Italian heritage led him to visit Italy three times, with his favorite destination being the Amalfi Coast.
John was raised in the Catholic Church. In his later years he became an involved associate member of Grace United Methodist Church. He enjoyed attending Bible study classes, volunteering as a liturgical reader, and serving on both the Finance and Staff Parish Relations Committees, where his input was valued and respected. His church family provided not only loyal friendships and great times, but also support and comfort when he needed it most.
Most important to John was his family. He treasured time spent with his children and grandchildren and was very proud of their many accomplishments.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 2-5pm at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, June 19 at Grace United Methodist Church, 468 Broadway, Newburgh, NY, officiated by Rev. Jeffrey L. Hooker. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 5468 US-9W, Newburgh, NY 12550.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Grace United Methodist Church, 468 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550.