October 25, 2021
Elaine Van Scoyoc Yonkers native, Elaine Van Scoyoc, a beloved woman of style and grace, passed away in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on October 25, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late William Van Scoyoc, and the mother of the late Carol Van Scoyoc , who was Chief Corporate Counsel for the City of White Plains. Elaine was the cherished mother of William Francis Van Scoyoc and Susan McDonald. She was the dear mother-in-law of Sara Van Scoyoc and John McDonald. Elaine was the devoted grandmother of Morgan Van Scoyoc, Campbell Van Scoyoc, Melissa McDonald, and John William McDonald. She was grandmother to James Duggan and grandmother-in-law to Caitlin Duggan. Throughout her life, she balanced being a wife, mother, and grandmother with being a businesswoman, and servant to her Yonkers community. She always had a bright smile, a lovely hat and a home cooked dish of ziti for her family and friends to enjoy, on Sunday. Elaine was born at home on Edgewood Avenue in Yonkers, New York, on November 5, 1931.She was born to the proud parents of Frank and Anita Pasqua. As a child she excelled in school and even as a youngster she gave back to her community. She was a member of Troop 21 of the Girl Scouts at School 14, in Yonkers. She received a number of proficiency badges. She participated and was recognized for her efforts in helping with war bond drives in her community. In 1943, tragedy struck, and Elaine lost her 22 year old brother, Lt. Ernest Pasqua, who was serving his country in World War II. The Ernest Pasqua Post Number 1506 was then established in his name. Elaine helped out in anyway she could at Post events. Elaine graduated Roosevelt High School and went on to the Butler Business School. She became a member of the Young Women’s Republican Club and the Auxiliary of the American Legion Ernest Pasqua Post. She worked for Con Edison and the Herald Statesman. In May, 1959, Elaine married the love of her life, William Van Scoyoc, a World War II veteran. In 1960 she had her eldest child, the late Carol Van Scoyoc. As a young mother she still gave service to her community by being elected and installed President of the Ernest Pasqua Post. In 1963 she gave birth to her second daughter Susan and in 1970, her son, William Francis Van Scoyoc. As the years passed, Elaine continued to work hard. She opened Van-Lane Real Estate in Yonkers. She worked in the local chapter of the Women’s Division of the American Committee on Italian Migration. Elaine assisted the mayor’s wife, Carol Martinelli, on Daffodil drives for the American Cancer Society. She volunteered her time as a member of the St. Eugene’s Lady’s Guild. In 1987, Elaine was appointed to the Industrial Development Agency, where as part of a team she put into effect projects such as the building of Stew Leonard’s. In November 1997, Mayor Spencer awarded her a citation for her work at the Industrial Development Agency. Elaine did her best to care for her husband until he passed in 2008 and after the tragic death of her daughter Carol from Cancer, in 2017, she moved to Florida to be closer to her loving son William and dear daughter-in- law, Sara.
Elaine Van Scoyoc Yonkers native, Elaine Van Scoyoc, a beloved woman of style and grace, passed away in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on October 25, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late William Van Scoyoc, and the mother of the late Carol Van... View Obituary & Service Information
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