CASTLETON — Thomas Cinelli, DDS, 76, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, after a long illness from metastatic prostate cancer and dementia at Riverside (Resurrection) Center.
Dr. Cinelli was the son of the late Jenny and Pasquale Cinelli of Schaghicoke.
He was the cherished husband of Patrica All Cinelli.
Dr. Cinelli graduated from Siena College in 1957, and in 1961, from New Jersey College of Dentistry (Seton Hall).
He served as a Dental Officer in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps from 1961 to 1963, and was awarded a commendation as the top Dental Officer of 45 Dentists assigned to the detachment at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
He worked as an associate in the general practice of Dr. Robert Dunning in Amsterdam from 1963 to 1964. He began his own practice of General Dentistry February 1964 in Castleton where he continued to practice for 42 years.
Dr. Cinelli was an active participant in various community organizations including the Castleton Kiwanis Club (30 years), the Schodack Business Association, the Waterfront Advisory Committee (chairman), and the Esquatak Historical Society.
In 2004, he received the Castleton Community Appreciation Award. He was also a lifetime member of the Third District Dental Society.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his children, Victoria A. Callagan, Amy (Daniel) Mahoney, Chief Petty Officer U.S. Navy Josh T (Lis) Cinelli. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Michael (Jocelyn) Adair and Robin (Emil) Ronchi. He was the loving grandfather to Nicole (Andrew) Osterhout, Ryan Callagan, Brendan Thomas Mahoney, Maria and Emilia Rochi, Lily Adair and Jason Bator. He is also survived by two brothers, James Cinelli and Pasquale (Patricia) Cinelli; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a Mass of Christian burial at Sacred Heart Church in Castleton at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Ray Funeral Home in Castleton. His final resting place will be in the National Cemetery in Saratoga.
Services by Ray Funeral Service, Inc., 59 Seaman Ave., Castleton, NY 12033; (518) 732-7663.