PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - Dr. Samuel N. Acerbo, a lifelong resident of Port Chester, died March 26. He was 84.
Dr. Acerbo was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Port Chester to Zopito and Ginevra Passarelli Acerbo. He graduated from Port Chester High School in 1947, and then received his degree from Iona College and received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Fordham University. Dr. Acerbo taught chemistry and general science at Iona College for 52 years and retired Jan.1, 2010.
Dr. Acerbo served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952 in Europe. He was a parishioner of the Corpus Christi Church in Port Chester and was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Port Chester Public Library Board, past commander of the Port Chester American Legion, member and past president of the Port Chester Historical Society, grand marshall of the Columbus Day Committee, 4th of July Committee, Knights of Columbus, retired district leader of the Republican Club, the Westchester Trails Association and the American Chemical Society.
Dr. Acerbo is survived by his son, Dr. Alvin S. Acerbo of Port Chester, N.Y.; sister, Mary Acerbo of Port Chester, N.Y.; brother, Anthony Acerbo of Greenwich, Conn.; Margaret Bosma of the Netherlands; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Anna; brother, Rocco.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Craft Memorial Home, Inc. 40 Leicester St. Port Chester, N.Y. (914) 939-0131. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday April 2, at Corpus Christi Church 136 South Regent St. Port Chester, N.Y. Interment to follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery Rye, N.Y.
Memorial donations in memory of Dr. Acerbo may be made to the Corpus Christi Church 136 South Regent St. Port Chester, NY 10573.
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