Staten Island, NY — In memory of those who died, here is a collection of obituaries posted on SILive.com. Click here for viewing times and guestbook.
Joseph Califano, 85, passed away on December 30, 2022 after a valiant battle with multiple sclerosis. Born in Brooklyn, Joseph moved with his young family to his New York Springville area in 1969. Joseph graduated from the New York School of Printers in Manhattan. From there, he became the owner of The Industrial Printers in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where he retired in 1996 after 37 years. Joseph served in the United States Army Reserves from 1958 until 1964, when he was stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey. There he received the rank of specialist 4th class. He was also Vice President and Treasurer of the Staten Island Multiple Sclerosis Society. Read the full story on SILive.com.
Dr. Megan Eileen Fairley passed away after a valiant battle with cancer. Born and raised on Staten Island, Dr. Fairley graduated from Notre Dame Academy and Albany State University. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington and Lee University in Virginia and a Master of Laws degree in International Peace Support Operations, earning her PhD. She holds a PhD in Human Rights Law from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Dr. Fairley was a tenured law professor at Florida International University when she died. She has lectured at the Irish Center for Human Rights, the Amsterdam Center for International Law, and The Hague. Despite her independence, Dr. Fairley called her mother every day. She loved swimming, she studied at the Hillside Swim Club and told stories full of accents and colloquialisms of many places she lived. Dr. Fairley didn’t go into goodnight gently, she fought the disease to the end. Read the full story on SILive.com.
Randy Van Name, 66, died December 26, surrounded by loving family in Florida. He was born in Staten Island and raised in Graniteville. Randy served with the NYPD’s 5th Precinct until his retirement in 2007. He was also a 9/11 first responder. Randy happily retired to North Carolina and settled in Florida with his beloved wife Gail Price Van Name. He is survived by his beloved children and his grandchildren. Read the full story on SILive.com.