Mike was a good man and police officer. He was part of our family who all started out at the 155th St academy known as Harlem University. Transit Forever! My sincere condolences to the Scarpitta family.
My condolences to the family on your loss. I found Michael's obituary because I was searching for more info on his mother, Antonia, who I believe was my great grandfather, Antonio Floridia's, niece. If anyone from the family could contact me at email@example.com , I can send a picture of Tony and a copy of his naturalization paperwork. He came from Capaci, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, and I believe his brother Pietro was Antonia's father. My great aunt has memories of an "Uncle Pietro" visiting Tony in Pottsville, PA, that that Pietro possibly owned a bakery? My family also recalls Tony's family visiting with that last name Scarpitta, possibly in the 1950s.
Beloved brother and friend
You were truly a gift from
above you touched us all on a very deep
We willl miss you very dearly
Your smile,laughter,and a innocent sense
of view of life you were thought full and
Loving of mom and dad, your brothers
And sister, your Neice and nephews
and All whom came in contact with..
May god grant you eternal peace
Rest now for all the pain and
Suffering you endured is all behind you
Left here on earth, Rest In Peace dear
Brother pray for me to also and one
Day we will meet again in that heavenly
Abide together with all the angels and saint
The blessed mother and her son Jesus
Rest now rest it’s all over now
Rest my brother rest