Massive mausoleum honors 'larger than life' Nyack man
A Nyack man’s dream resting place is finally complete, two years after he passed.
Air Force veteran and life member of a Nyack firehouse, Anthony Fatale, passed away in 2018 at the age of 70.
“I got a lot of memories of Tony, but they’re not public,” says David Gottlieb of Empire Hook & Ladder Company No. 1.
Fatale never married or had kids. So when he died, the man people say was ‘larger than life’ wanted a mausoleum that reflected the phrase.
“I was committed to getting it spot on his vision and making sure it went perfectly,” says Anthony Minozzi of Travis Monuments. “That meant the most to me.”
Minozzi tells News 12 that Fatale visited the business over a decade ago to solidify his dream design of his final resting place in Oakhill Cemetery.
The custom Mausoleum features grand Greek and Roman architecture, stained-glass windows and 64,000 pounds of granite.
“I think there’s going to be a lot of people that are going to visit that mausoleum. He left a mark at our company,” says Gottlieb. “To this day, we still tell stories about hanging out with Tony and all the good things he did for people. He was always there for you.”