GARNERVILLE, N.Y. -- James B. Hyman, 89, of Garnerville passed away peacefully with his family by his side July 14, 2016.
Hyman was born Nov. 3, 1926, in New York city to Harold and Una (Coveney) Hyman.
He served his country proudly during World War II and the Korean War in the U.S. Navy and Marines. He is a survivor of the battle of Iwo Jima and was awarded the Bronze Star, Medal of Valor and numerous combat ribbons. He served in the Armed Forces for more than 20 years and was a chief quartermaster in the Navy.
Hyman married the love of his life, Margaret Mahon, Nov. 19, 1961.
He was a past member of the AOH, the Hudsonieer’s, St. Gregory’s church choir, the Haverstraw Democrat Committee, The Kearsing Edwards American Legion Post 1600 and he was active with the Toys for Tots program with the Marines, as well as serving on the Marines Honor Guard at various functions.
He enjoyed reading, drawing, crossword puzzles, poetry, writing and short stories.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his nephew James Hyman.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret, of Garnerville; children, Una (John) Martin of Stony Point, Margaret (Arthur) Cerrati of Stony Point, Kathleen (Cliff) Brooks of Thiells, Maria (Kevin) Csernecky of Thiells, Patricia (Joe) Ponzoni of Washingtonville and Teresa Hyman of Pomona; grandchildren, John and Luke Martin, Alexandra and Nick Cerrati, Jennifer and Sarah Brooks, Michael and Olivia Csernecky, Clarissa and Joey Ponzoni, Darius and Eric Savors; brother, Harold Hyman of Long Island; and numerous other family members.
The family will receive family and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the TJ McGowan Sons Funeral Home, 71 N. Central Highway, Garnerville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Gregory Barbarigo Church, 29 Cinder Road, Garnerville with interment to follow in the F. Loescher Veterans Cemetery in New Hempstead.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to either the Kearsing Edwards American Legion Post 1600, 200 Station Road, Pomona, NY 10970 or United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956