Honor Mission
Vincent W. Passaro
US Navy - WWII Veteran
Hunter, NY - 10/07/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Vincent W. Passaro has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Vincent, 93, of Tannersville, passed on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Vincent served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was part of the first wave of the Normandy invasion at just 17 years old, serving aboard LST 337. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Seaman 1st Class and, after his service, was a truck driver for many years in New York City. He was a member of the Tannersville Fire Department and a member of the American Legion Bunt Brewer Post 165 in Tannersville for over 50 years.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Vincent's obituary, available for viewing online on the Aston Basagic Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 10/07/2020
Primary Staging Time: 11:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Aston Basagic Funeral Home
7742 Main Street
Hunter, NY 12442
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Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-669-3358
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the arrival of family and guests. There will be a visitation hour from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, followed by a brief funeral service. Upon conclusion, members will provide escort to Evergreen Cemetery, 354 Platte Clove Rd., Tannersville for interment with military honors.

Members in the Albany area that would like to meet up, I will be KSU from Stewart's Shops, 33 Frontage Rd, Glenmont, NY 12077 at 10:15 am. Route will be 32 South to 23 West.
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Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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