Alline Crowley (1944-2014)

Alline M. Crowley, 69, of Garrison, died on April 9, 2014, at Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne, N.Y.

Alline was born on July 27, 1944, in Yonkers, N.Y., to Robert Corbalis and Alline Crowley Corbalis. She attended Maria Regina Schools in Hartsdale, N.Y., and graduated from Gorton High School in Yonkers, N.Y. Alline always had a deep appreciation for medicine and studied briefly at the New York Medical College and later in her life, received a certificate in phlebotomy.

Alline spent most of her career in sales and marketing and worked for a number of tri-state area computer software corporations and media companies. She was an avid swimmer and often taught people how to improve their swimming abilities. Alline had passion for reading, politics, and for the books of Ayn Rand, whose work she studied for more than 40 years and could often be found teaching Rand’s philosophy of “objectivism” to others. Alline had a life-long pursuit of breeding and showing champion German Shepherd dogs and Himalayan cats and was a founding and charter member of several local and regional German Shepherd clubs.

Alline was predeceased by her son, George Scalzo, in 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Rand Bridget Otten, Rand’s partner Teddi Barry, and her granddaughter, Sheridan Bridget Barry, all of Newburgh, N.Y.

A memorial service for Alline will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at the parish hall of St. Augustine’s Church, 6 Old Post Road North, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, in Alline’s memory may be made to: Rosary Hill Home, 400 Linda Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532.

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  1. Saddened to learn of the passing of Alline Crowley, a Garrison parent of two former students. Alline was a real good person and our “Cat Lady” from whom we adopted two fine Himalayans. My wife and I send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends. RIP.