August “Gus” Midura

Date of Birth: August 18, 1925 Date of Death: January 21, 2017

August “Gus” Midura, age 91, passed away on January 21, 2017, in Staten Island University Hospital North. He is the beloved Husband of the late Lucille (nee Buonocore). Loving Father of James Midura and his wife, Michelle, Jackie O’Brien and her husband, Dennis, and Judy Persch and her companion, Phil Sanzone. Cherished Grandfather of Jillian Fileccia and her husband Frank, Ashley O’Brien, Kenny Persch, Erin O’Brien, and James Midura. Dear Brother of Tadeus “Teddy” Midura.
August was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on August 18, 1925. He was a World War II Naval veteran, and a member of Mariner’s Harbor VFW Post #5521. Upon discharge from the service he became the Captain of the Elizabeth ferry. During this time he met a daily ferry commuter named Lucille Buonocore, whom he married in June of 1948. They settled in Mariner’s Harbor for 65 years. He later became the Captain of the Perth Amboy ferry and after its demise became a small tug boat operator and dock builder. He ended his working career with the NYC Department of Ports and Terminals. August loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


Tuesday, 1/24/17
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Wednesday, 1/25/17
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Thursday, 1/26/17 at 10:15 AM

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