Anthony Merante

Anthony Merante

December 17, 1943 — June 23, 2024

Anthony D Merante, of Cold Spring, passed away at home on Sunday, June 23, 2024.

He was predeceased by his parents, John R Merante Sr., and Sidnee Allyn Merante as well as his first wife Hiroko Merante.

Tony is survived by his second wife, Lynda Ann Ewen; his two sons Ryo and Peter (Christine), two grandsons Aidan and Matthew, brothers William (Diane) and John/Jiggum (Carolyn) and his sister Laura/Lolly as well as nieces and nephews.

Known by some as Ande, and by others as Tony, he was born in New York City on December 17, 1943. His father, John Sr, was a WWII Navy veteran and a police officer for the Cold Spring Police Department. His mother, Sidnee, was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring.

After graduating from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, Tony enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as a cryptologist stationed in Japan during the Vietnam War. It was there that Tony met Hiroko and they started their family. Returning home to Cold Spring in 1970 with Hiroko, Ryo, and Peter, he became a union electrician with Metro-North Commuter Railroad where he worked for over 30 years.

Devoted to serving his community, Tony first became deeply involved in Philipstown volunteering and serving as a coach for Little League and Babe Ruth for over a decade. He then branched out into local politics serving on school, planning, and zoning boards, served on the Philipstown Town Council, and was active in the local Democratic Party.

Later in life, Tony reconnected with his former college classmate, Lynda Ann Ewen. Over several years, they bonded from their shared experience of caring for ailing spouses and formed the “Cold Spring Village Commune” (named by Dr. Cynthia Ligenza). Tony and Lynda Ann married in 2023.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Hall on Saturday, June 29 at 1 pm.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Clinton Funeral Home- Cold Spring.




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