– Anthony Joseph “Buddy” LaLima, 87 formerly of South Bethlehem,
passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 with his loving family by his
side. Buddy was an Army Veteran serving during WWII. He also
served in the Merchant Marines and was a member of the Knights of
Columbus. Buddy was a NY Yankee and NY Giants fan, enjoyed bingo,
poker and just being around people and people loved being around
him. He spent many winters in St. Augustine, FL.
Survivors include his loving children, John LaLima, Eugene (Claudia)
LaLima and Linda (Mark) Roberts; grandchildren, Nicholas (Erin)
LaLima, Giovanna (Kevin) Meyers, Joshua LaLima and Rachel Poe;
siblings, Josephine LaLima, Charlotte (Albert) Salvino and Salvatore
Buddy was predeceased by his loving wife Yvonne “Bonnie” LaLima,
parents John and Concetta LaLima, infant daughter Mary, sister
Lucille (Bernard) Peters, step-mother Giovanna “Jen” LaLima and
special friend, Gladys Carhart.
Funeral services will be held 9 AM Friday, October 3rd at St.
Patrick’s Church, Ravena. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral
Home, Ravena on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM.
Contributions in memory of Anthony may be made to