Posted on Nov 28, 2018
 

Obituary of Joseph Bayno

Joseph F. (Coach) Bayno of Goshen, a former professional baseball player, high school baseball and basketball coach at Valley Central High School and John S. Burke Catholic High School, passed away peacefully at Orange Regional Medical Center in the presence of his family who gathered from all parts of the country. He recently celebrated his 84th birthday with a huge party attended by family and friends.

Coach Bayno retired in 1991, after 31 years as a physical education teacher at Valley Central where he was also the head coach of varsity baseball for 23 years starting in 1968. He was twice-named Coach of the Year by The Times Herald-Record and was inducted into the Valley Central sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

In addition, he coached varsity basketball at Burke for 15 years between 1966 and 1980 where his teams competed at the highest levels, including state championships at Glens Falls. He coached his son Bill at Burke from 1977-1980.

At the age of 16, following his high school graduation from S.S. Seward Institute in 1951, where he starred in soccer, basketball and baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies signed him to a professional baseball contract. Because he was so young, his father had to sign for him.

Bayno also played in the organizations of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Senators playing in such communities as Thomasville, GA to Great Falls, MT; and finished his career in 1959.

Joe was born October 10, 1934 in Florida, NY to Joseph and Mary Szefc Bayno who pre-deceased him as did a sister, Dolores. He is survived by his daughters Dr. Mary Bayno (Hal Ginsburg) of New York City, Julie Hoppe (Rich) of Burbank, CA, Katie of New York City and a son, Bill Bayno, of Marina Del Rey, Ca.; three grandchildren: Claire Hoppe of Pasadena CA, Blaise Bayno of New York City and Jaime Bayno-Jackson of Middletown and one great-grandson Esvin Croix Castillo of Pasadena, CA; and four cousins: John M. Szefc, Richard E. Szefc, Barbara (Scheff) Barrett and Patricia A. Scheff.

Beginning his life in the black dirt of Florida, NY, Joe travelled with the army all over Europe and then throughout the world with his children, visiting locales from Paris to Tahiti.

Beyond his accomplishments, his greatest pride and joy was his kids. He couldn't stop talking about them. His love and influence on his extensive circle of friends, players and family was PROFOUND and he will be sorely missed.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 5-8 pm at the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., 82 South Church Street, Goshen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. John The Evangelist RC Church, 71 Murray Avenue, Goshen.

Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Florida, New York.

Funeral arrangements are with Donovan Funeral Home, Goshen. To leave a condolence visit www.donovanfunerals.com

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