Philipstown Obituaries

Jeff Castle

Jeff Castle (1953-2019)

Jeffrey Allen Castle, 65, of New City, the former owner of a restaurant in Cold Spring, died Sept. 22, 2019, following a long illness.

Jeff was born in December 1953 in Yonkers, the son of John Jr. and Arlene (Kruger) Castle. He attended Yonkers Public Schools, the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and Seton Hall University.

Besides his Cold Spring restaurant, he owned two flower shops in Yonkers. Before his illness, he owned and operated David Charles Caterers in West Nyack.

Jeff is survived by two nieces, Marissa Castle and Dana Castle, and many cousins and friends. A funeral Mass was held on Oct. 4 at St. Anthony’s Parish Church in Nanuet, with burial following at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to a no-kill animal shelter, the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org), or the American Heart Association (heart.org).

Sal Gaglio

Sal Gaglio (1929-2019)

Salvatore “Sal” Gaglio, 89, of Pawling, a former treasurer for the Walter Hoving Home in Garrison, died Sept. 24, 2019, at the Putnam Hospital Medical Center in Carmel.

Born in 1929 in Brooklyn, he was the son of Pietro and Girolama (Finazzo) Gaglio. He served in the Korean War as a medic stationed in Nice, France.

Sal earned a bachelor’s degree at Brooklyn College and for many years sold insurance for a number of companies. Early in his career he founded Nurserymen’s Pension Advisory Corp and was a financial adviser to nurserymen, sod farmers, potato farmers and landscapers who built and beautified Long Island and Westchester in the 1960s to 1980s.

Sal later became the chairman of Integrity Advisers and was asked by Walter Hoving, chairman of Tiffany & Co, to serve as the financial director of the Walter Hoving Home in Garrison.

Sal had a passion for food and wines, and his family said one of his favorite days of the week was Saturday, where he would go to a Jewish deli for fresh bagels with lox and cream cheese, then for lunch to A&S Pork Store for prosciutto, cheese and hard crusty bread.

He loved animals, and his favorite dog breed was German Shorthaired Pointers. He also played tennis early each day and a strong religious faith.

Sal is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia; his sons Timothy Gaglio (Cinzia) and Matthew Gaglio (Diane); his daughters Johanna Bogen and Priscilla Blair; his grandchildren Alexandra (Evan), Claudio, Gabriel, Tim, Joseph, Jacob (Annalisa), Rachel, Peter and Nicholas; and his great-grandchildren, Cora and Finn.

A funeral was held Sept. 29 at the Horn & Thomes Funeral Home in Pawling, with burial on Sept. 30 at Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale. Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International (gideons.org).

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