Erasmus C. D'AgostinoBorn: March 24, 1918 in New York City.Died: November 1, 2014 in Scottsdale, ArizonaServices: Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Branch Funeral Home, 190 East Main St., Smithtown, New York.Burial will take place following the services at St. Charles/Resurrection Cemeteries, 2015 Wellwood Ave., Farmingdale, New York.Visitation: A viewing will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, November 7, at Branch Funeral Home, 190 East Main St., Smithtown, New York.Erasmus 'Ed' D'Agostino, 96, beloved husband, father, grandfather, passed away surrounded by his family and friends at Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 1, 2014.He was born in New York City on March 24, 1918 to Salvatore D'Agostino and Gaetana Di Maio D'Agostino. He married Cecelia Toto on October 30, 1949 in Queens, New York.He was a noncommissioned officer in the U.S Army and served as a tank driver and expert gunner stateside during World War II. He received an honorable discharge Oct. 17, 1944 from the Army Medical Center.Ed loved working with his hands and was an excellent carpenter & mechanic. He raised his family in Bellerose, Queens, New York, and worked in Manhattan for many years in the Garment District. He was a communicant of The Church of St. Gregory the Great in Bellerose.He was pre-deceased by his wife Cecelia on September 21, 1996 and moved to Scottsdale in 1997 to be close to his grandchildren.He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Scottsdale.He was a lifelong and devoted New York Yankees fan.He is survived by two sons, Salvatore D'Agostino (Melissa) of Hoboken, New Jersey and Robert D'Agostino (Teri) of Scottsdale; two grandchildren, Liana Rose D'Agostino and Nikole Lee D'Agostino, both of Scottsdale.In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Joseph and Emanuel ('Mooch'), and two sisters, Jean and Marie.The family requests that any memorials be made to St. Patrick Catholic Community, 10815 North 84th St., Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260; or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Arizona, 85014.5656.