Steven Henry Vanucchi
Tannersville, NY — Steven Henry Vanucchi, a long-time resident of Tannersville, NY, died peacefully Wednesday evening December 25th, after succumbing to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was surrounded by his loving daughter and her family. He was known and admired for his kindness, generosity, honesty, loyalty, his smile, handshake and twinkle in his eyes.
Steve was born in 1943 in Catskill, NY, the second of four sons born to Henry and Marion Vanucchi. He created the Steve Vanucchi Construction company, and was its managing partner, as well as the co-owner of The Candy Store Nightclub and Oscars Restaurant, all in Tannersville, NY. He was also a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Steve was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He loved boating and was a longtime member of the Catskill Yacht Club, as well as of the Lions and Fish & Game Clubs.
He is survived by his beloved daughter, Michele Vanucchi Peacock, son-in-law, Christopher Peacock, and his two grandchildren, Trevor and Tatum Peacock all of whom were the joys of his life. Steve also leaves behind his devoted brothers and sisters-in-law, whom he cherished dearly, Wayne Vanucchi, Larry and Lauri Vanucchi, Gary and Joy Vanucchi. His cousins Robert Vanucchi, Rory Vanucchi, Lana Vanucchi, Rhonda Vanucchi, Chase Vanucchi, Jennifer Vanucchi Dolan and Karen Villante. As well as his adored nieces and nephews: Sherry Vanucchi Thompson, Lisa Vanucchi Hoyt, Kim Vanucchi, Jamie Vanucchi, Joseph Vanucchi, Melody Vanucchi, Jesse Vanucchi, Karla Vanucchi and Domenick Vanucchi.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that gifts be made to the Hunter Mountain Film Festival, P.O. Box 436, Tannersville, NY 12485. Donations will be applied directly to the Steve & Carol Vanucchi Award and will be given annually to a filmmaker who faced adversity and challenges while making a film. Steve was predeceased in September by his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Carol Ann Vanucchi. A Memorial Service will be held for them both in the summer of 2020 for family