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Guido Dattaro, 89, Of Eastchester, Retired Professional Engineer

Guido Dattaro
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EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - Guido Dattaro of Eastchester died Dec. 4. He was 89.

Dattaro was born Aug. 6, 1925, in New York City, to Lino Dattaro and Marina Beccarelli Dattaro. He was a resident of Eastchester. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served aboard the USS Heyliger in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Following military service, he was a professional engineer, having received a degree in civil engineering from Columbia University in 1948. Thereafter, he pursued his career as an engineer, having worked on both the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the Coney Island Aquarium. He later brought his expertise to both Tuckahoe and Scarsdale, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of the Westchester County Power Squadron (formerly the Cross County Power Squadron) for 49 years, as senior navigator, and served on the executive board.

Dattaro is survived by his children, Jane Heron (Matt), Judith Dattaro, James Dattaro (Beth), and Janet Vergona (Joe); and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Teresa J. Dattaro (nee Scally); and sister, Virginia Myers.

Calling hours are Monday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Westchester Funeral Home, Inc. , 190 Main St., Eastchester. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Immaculate Conception Church, Tuckahoe, followed by interment at Holy Mount Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association , Columbia University (School of Engineering and College) , or the Alzheimer's Association .

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