MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Joseph M. Stancari of Mount Kisco and Boynton Beach, Fla. died on Saturday, April 23. He was 76.
He was born on April 27, 1939. and was raised in the Silver Lake Section of White Plains. He graduated from the White Plains Public Schools. In the early 1970's, Stancari joined the Westchester County Department of Corrections, where he quickly advanced through every supervisory position. He was appointed commissioner of the Department of Corrections by County Executive Andrew P. O'Rourke in 1995, where he oversaw a staff of 1,200 correction officers and managed an $80 million dollar budget.
He retired in 1997. In later years, he and his wife, Susan, worked together to manage and grow the law firm of Susan Caplin in Mount Kisco.
He is survived by his wife.
Visitation will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road. in Katonah. The Graveside service will be on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Mill Street, in Putnam Valley.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to a charity of your own choice.