PHOENIX, NY – Beverly “Bev” Castiglione, 90, passed away on Monday March 4, 2019.
She was born on October 17, 1928, to her late parents, Belle (Dustin) Savage Johnson and Arthur B. Savage, in Bombay, NY.
She was a graduate of Bombay High School and Potsdam State Teachers
Bev was an accomplished musician and teacher and spent her life sharing music with others.
She taught music classes and directed choruses at both the Cherry Street School and the Emerson J. Dillon School in Phoenix for many years.
In addition, she served as the choir director at St. Stephen’s Church in Phoenix and the music director at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in
Baldwinsville over a number of years.
Bev was also a very active, 50-year member in the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an organization of professional women educators, and held many positions at both the local and state levels.
Bev was predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years, Vincent “Vince” Castiglione, in 1993.
Surviving are her daughters, Sandra
(Robert) Tarnow and Susan (James) Baranski; and six grandchildren, Robert, Steven, Ryan, Natalie (Adan) Sanchez, Justin and James; as well as her brother, Phillip D. (Andrea) Savage; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be on Thursday, March 7, from 3-7 p.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 3494 State Route 31, Baldwinsville, NY.
All those attending the funeral are encouraged and welcomed by the family to continue the celebration of Bev’s life at a luncheon immediately following the funeral service.
Burial will be at a later date in Hillside Rest Cemetery, Bombay, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to SUNY College at Potsdam, Crane School of Music made payable to Potsdam College Foundation, Inc. and mailed to 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam, NY 13676-2294.
Please write that the contribution is in
memory of Beverly Castiglione and that it should be directed to the Crane School of Music.