Hits: 53WPCNR MILESTONES. August 8, 2013:
Sylvia J. Muccio, of Tarrytown, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday August 7th, after a long battle with cancer. She was 55 years old.
Sylvia was born on July 14, 1958 in Chicago to her beloved parents Eugene and Patricia (nee Zbikowski) Taglialavore. She arrived in New York in 1983 from Chicago and changed the skating community as we know it.
She introduced Synchronized Skating to the New York Metro Area. She began her coaching career at the E.J. Murrays Skating Center, Yonkers, New York, where she collaborated with others to create elaborate skating shows which then began the introduction of the art of Synchronized Skating to young skaters and founded Team Image Synchronized Skating in 1987.
Sylvia is survived by her loving husband, Stephen M. Muccio, of 29 years, her children, Anthony and Nicole. She is also survived by her beloved parents and siblings, Antoni & Joseph Taglialavore and her sister Stella Carmasine, as well as her 5 nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sylvia J. Muccio Scholarship Fund to be established.
Funeral Mass Saturday 10 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Elmsford, NY with cremation to follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale. The family will be present on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at F. Ruggiero & Sons, Inc.-732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 (914)-375-1400 www.ruggieroandsonsfh.com