NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Jack Scarangella, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 9. He was 92.
Scarangella was born Aug. 3, 1923, in the Bronx, to the late Frank and Felice (Paccione) Scarangella. He worked as a district manager for Social Security for more than 44 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He volunteered his time serving on numerous community boards and organizations, including the New Rochelle Office of the Aging and the Chamber of Commerce.
He was active in the Democratic Party, having run for office twice for the county legislative seat in New Rochelle and Pelham.
He was an expert in motivational and leadership training and was the host of a weekly radio show called "The Westchester Forum" on WVOX, which turned into the station's longest-running program. He also hosted a show for Cablevision.
He was an avid rower, tennis player and swimmer who loved the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Horn, whom he married May 26, 1990, at Huguenot Memorial Church; two children; three step-children; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services and interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in his to name the Fiere Scholarship Fund for Italian American Students, www.wiccny.org/update/fieri-young-professionals-group.
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