NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE MOURNS DEATH OF TRUSTEE JOSEPH GIAMELLI, 57
VALHALLA, N.Y., August 2, 2005 – Joseph Giamelli, a member of the Board of Trustees at New York Medical College, died on July 28, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Franklin Lakes, N.J. He was 57.
Mr. Giamelli’s career spanned more than three decades as an astute manager and executive of information systems and technology resources for employers that included the City University of New York, Citibank, Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble. He was elected to the New York Medical College Board of Trustees in 1996. During his tenure as trustee, he served on numerous committees, including the development, academic affairs and executive committees. Mr. Giamelli’s involvement with the College began with his support of the pediatric hematology and oncology division and grew over the years. The Irvington, N.Y., resident was actively involved in the College’s annual Founder’s Dinner, the President’s Circle, the Children’s Cancer Fund and various building and scholarship projects.
Mr. Giamelli is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joann, his daughter, Christina, and sons Richard and Joseph, Jr., M.D., a 2002 graduate of the New York Medical College School of Medicine and chief resident in the Department of Pediatrics at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y. Mr. Giamelli was predeceased by a son, Michael Lee Giamelli, who died at the age of 6 from a rare brain stem tumor. In 2004 the family donated a conference room of the New York Medical College Health Sciences Library in memory of their son.