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'Like Another Son': Village Remembers Omboni Jr.

A young volunteer firefighter dies over the weekend.

  • Visitations for Joseph Omboni Jr. will be held today and tomorrow from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. at Edward-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry. The memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Irvington.

Friends and family continue to mourn the loss of Joseph Omboni Jr., a Dobbs Ferry volunteer firefighter who died in a motorcycle crash this weekend.

Omboni, 27, in New Castle. 

Here are two recent remembrances posted on Patch. 

Maddie Corman Alexander wrote:

"What a tragic loss for his family and for all of us who will miss his sweet smile. He waved to my kids each and every day and he seemed to always have a sparkle in his kind eyes. We send our thoughts and prayers to Joe Sr and the rest of his family."

Job Spetter, owner of Hastings Tire Inc., added:

"Joey was like another son to my Dad and like a brother to Chase and I. We are deeply saddened and heartbroken over this.... He will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to the entire Omboni family. Godspeed Joey!!"

You can add your thoughts in the comments below. 

Lizzie Hedrick June 04, 2012 at 11:45 PM
From Roseann and Dennis Hunt: our hearts are broken over his death. he was truly a beautiful man who had a heart of gold and he will be missed. His smile could light up the sky. May he rest in peace. thank you for giving his friends this opportunity to write special comments about Joe.
marcus franklin June 05, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Marcus Franklin Joey its been awhile since I saw you, but you were a great person. You always made everyone laugh. I remember the good times at Pace and the cool breaks we took playing pool and eating applebees all the time. Your father is great person. RIP my friend.
Tony Brea June 06, 2012 at 02:02 AM
What a great job his parents did , I would say to myself whenever Joey and I parted Company. He was a smart and fair businessman ( a rarity ) , Always smiling , and Good natured. I love my village and could never really pin down the reason , quiet Water- front , easy access , until I heard the news , it was you Joey and people like You that make this place special , I will miss you , and never forget you, god bless Your parents, family and friends , a friend always, Tony Brea
Niall Cain June 07, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I couldn't agree more with all of the comments above. Joey was great guy, always good natured and always pleasure to deal with. What a great loss for the entire community.
DFresident June 07, 2012 at 04:53 PM
My husband and I are heartbroken to hear about Joe's untimely death. We were customers of his automotive shop for several years. He was an honest businessman, a good mechanic, and above all, a supremely nice guy. Whenever I stopped by the shop he was extremely friendly and a pleasure to deal with. I will miss seeing his sweet smile. This is a great loss for his family and for Dobbs Ferry. RIP, Joe.

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