Staten Island obituaries for September 18, 2022: Theater association president and Navy vet remembered


STATEN ISLAND, NY – In remembrance of those who have passed away, here is a roundup of obituaries posted on Viewing times and the guestbook can be found here.

Rosemarie Callahan, (née Girello) died Saturday after a long battle with ovarian cancer. His unending faith and love touched the lives of generations of Staten Islanders through his teaching and performances, his family said. Mrs. Callahan was a beloved wife, mother and president of the Staten Island Children’s Theater Association. She was 67 years old. Visitors will be received at Harmon Funeral Home on Wednesday. A mass will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Saint-Sacrement church.

Harold R. Haraldsen Sr. of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday. He was a Navy veteran and a beloved father and grandfather. He attended Port Richmond High School and Wagner College. Mr. Haraldsen was a computer programmer and worked for many different companies in addition to being self-employed during his life. Services are held at Casey Funeral Home. A visit is scheduled for Tuesday.


John R. Ciago, 89, died Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church, South Beach, at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by interment at Moravian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or University Hospice.

Victor G. Doria, 80, a Staten Island resident since 1997 who loved spoiling his grandchildren, playing pool, bowling and sitting outside, died Sept. 13, 2022.

Sally McGoey, 75, whose first job was at the Staten Island Advance – and her column, Social Swirl, reflected her talent for striking up conversations with everyone – and who went on to be a teacher at PS 23 for more than 30 years, died September 10, 2022.


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