Joseph A. Alba passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at St. Augustine Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida. He was 82 years old.
Son of the late Salvatore Alba & Angela Caravana Alba, Joseph was born on November 6, 1938, in Brooklyn. A lifelong lover of learning, Joe continued his education after graduating from Bishop Loughlin High School, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. John’s University. He subsequently earned his Masters of Business Administration with distinction at Pace University and his Ed.,D from the Fordham University Graduate School of Education.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps., currently serving as Chaplain of American Legion Mulligan-Eden Post #1573 in Harriman. Joseph worked for IBM in Pleasantville for more than 30 years.
In his “retirement,” he held several positions including management at Public Service Electric & Gas, Editor-in-Chief of both The Airport Press and Metropolitan Airport News, a position he held at the time of his passing.
He enjoyed coaching neighborhood youth, such as his years as a Pop Warner Football coach in North Rockland. Some of his happiest moments were spent attending his children’s and grandchildren’s athletic events and spending time with his wife in St. Augustine.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Muehlberger Alba at home; sons: Daniel Alba & his wife Anita of Wall, New Jersey, and Andrew Milasko & his wife Loren of Chester; daughter, Holly Martucci & her husband Richard of Monroe; brother, Lou Alba (Faye) of Woodbury, Connecticut; sister, Carol Dennehy of Mount Sinai, New York; five grandchildren: Richard, Emily, Julianna, Christian & Isabella; and several nieces, nephews & cousins. He was also a proud Godfather to William Malaquias & Teresa Santos. He was predeceased by his Godson, Joseph Malaquias.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Joseph Alba’s name to The Hudson Valley Honor Flight www.hvhonorflight.com