In Memoriam


In Memory of

Dale Serventi

October 12, 1958 - December 29, 2014


Dale Serventi, 56, passed away at her home on December 29, 2014 after a four year battle with pancreatic cancer.

She is survived by her partner of 32 years, Denise Zitani, of Cliffside Park, N.J., her sister, Linda (Serventi) Edwards, her niece, Cheryl Edwards, her nephew, Jason Edwards, of North Bergen, N.J., god- children Mia Isabella Gaydos and Jon Marco Gaydos, of Brick, N.J., as well as cousins and friends.

She is predeceased by her parents Alma (nee Nervi) and Edward Serventi. Dale was a graduate of Emerson High School, Union City, N.J. and NJIT, Newark, NJ where she earned her BS in Architecture.

She was a licensed Architect in both NY and NJ. For the past 14 years Dale was employed with the Port Authority of NY and NJ. Her last position held was as the "first female" Assistant Chief Architect in the Engineering & Design Department.

Dale was a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration, National Trust for Historical Preservation, and Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED). When not working Dale could be found on the golf course.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to MSKCC, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065 and The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York 11714.

Funeral Service to be held at McCorry Brothers Funeral Home, 780 Anderson Avenue, Cliffside Park, NJ, on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Visiting hours on Friday, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm & 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Date:      December 31, 2014 at 1:16:15 PM EST
To:          PANYNJ

Her friends at the Port Authority were saddened to learn of the passing of Dale Serventi on Monday, December 29, 2014.

Ms. Serventi joined the Port Authority on September 18, 2000. At the time of her death, she held the position of Assistant Chief Architect in the Engineering Department.

Friends will be received at McCorry Brothers Funeral Home, 780 Anderson Avenue, Cliffside Park, NJ on Friday, January 2, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 3 departing from the funeral home at 10:00 a.m.

Condolences may be sent to: McCorry Brothers Funeral Home
780 Anderson Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Luftgarten Foundation

or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Patrick J. Foye
Executive Director



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