Obituary of Michael Gentile
Michael A. Gentile passed away on November 15, 2017. He was 95. Born in Harlem & raised in the Bronx. He lived most of his adult life in Yonkers after meeting his sweetheart, Theresa, at American Dietaids Company. He later worked as a factory foreman at Leipzig & Lippe before opening the Off Your Rocker furniture store on McLean Avenue. He was the first president of the McLean Avenue Merchants Association & a very active parishioner at St. Barnabas Church, acting as caretaker and trustee of the parish for many years.
He was a kind & gentle man who loved his family.
Michael is survived by his son, Ronald (Jeannie) Gentile, daughter Elaine (Philip) Foley, two grandsons, Michael & Philip Foley, one granddaughter, Melissa Gentile, & one great-grandson, Christopher Gentile. He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa, grandson Gregory (Bethany) Gentile, three brothers & four sisters.
Viewing will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. and Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. in Hodder Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:45 A.M. in St. Barnabas Church, Bronx, NY.
Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.