Edward J. Scrobe

| 30 Nov 2017 | 06:01

    Edward J. Scrobe of Briarcliff Manor died Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.
    Born Jan. 26, 1923, Edward was the middle son of John Scrobe and Alba Aurora Cvecich Scrobe. He was predeceased by his parents, his older brother Emil and his younger brother and sister-in-law, John P. and Josephine (Adrian) Scrobe.
    He is survived by his sister-in-law Alice (Emil) Scrobe and his nephews and nieces: Peter J. (Diane E.) Scrobe, Michael E. (Iris) Scrobe, Jeanette A. (Robert) Haug, Anita M. (Daniel) Vasti; Andrew N. (Heidi) Scrobe, Susan (Carlos) Ortiz, Christopher T. (Bridget) Scrobe and numerous grand nephews and nieces: Stephen J. (Rachel) Scrobe, Susan S. (Brian) Slockbower, Emilio J. Scrobe; Jeannine and Christina Haug; Andrew and Kelly Scrobe, Jamie, Alexandra, Jennifer, Veronica and Stephen Ortiz; Brianne, Ciara, Emily, Victoria and Christiana Scrobe; and great-grandniece and nephews: Shayla and Christian J. Milligan (Jeannine), Noah I. Roque-Scrobe (Emilio), Tahvo P. Scrobe (Stephen and Rachel), and Ashley and Dennis Vasti (Anita).
    Edward was a devoted, dutiful and wonderful son, a great brother and the favorite “Uncle Ed” to all the kids in the family.
    He taught us all about character, physical well-being, mental toughness and work ethic.
    He grew up during the Depression with little more than pride and a tremendous work ethic. Upon completing Stuyvesant High School, he began studies and N.Y.U. while working at a bank.
    He enlisted in the U.S. Army (1943) into the 86th Infantry and the 10th Mountain Division during World War II, where he earned a Bronze Star and an Honorable Discharge for his actions.
    He returned home and finished his education at N.Y.U., earning a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Education. Ed went on to become a physical education teacher at Bronx Vocational (known as “Blackboard Jungle” and later named: Alfred E. Smith Vocational H.S.), as well as an associate professor at Queens College.
    Edward was considered and respected by his peers as one of the best if not the best all-around gymnastic athletes of his time. He was a member and captain of the 1944 (honorary), 1948 and 1952 U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Teams.
    He was a very private man who was devoted to and loved his family and friends dearly. He left his mark of ethical and moral fiber, as well as his fairness and sportsmanship to all he met.
    Edward J. Scrobe/”Uncle Ed” will be greatly missed by all.
    Visitation was held Nov. 29 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home in Monroe.
    A Chapel Service was held Nov. 30 in the funeral home.
    Interment followed in Mount Hope Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson.
    Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101, to your local hospice or to the charity of one’s own choice.
    Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home (845-782-8185 - www.ssqfuneralhome.com).