John Francis McAlevey was born in Brooklyn, New York,  to John F. and Florence (McVarish) McAlevey.

Married Hazel Edna Hansen, June 11, 1949 (dec. December 1969); children: Peter, Benedict, Catherine, John, Thomas, Birgitta, and Jane. Married Marlene Rotbert, July 7, 1976; children: Mitchell Rotbert, Clifford Rotbert.
Peter McAlevey: (June 17, 1950 - August 15, 2014) Columbia University;  journalist,
writer, producer.
Benedict McAlevey: SUNY at Cortlandt; US Navy fighter pilot; Pilot, Delta Airlines.
Catherine McAlevey: (June 12, 1955 - April 13, 2011) SUNY at Stony Brook; Benjamin Cardoza Law School;

MCALEVEY--Catherine B., 57, of Saratoga Springs and Greenwich Village, NYC, adored life partner of Debra Hall, beloved daughter of John F. and Marlene McAlevey of New York; devoted niece of Sister Mary Janetta of Brooklyn, New York; loving sister of Birgitta B. McAlevey of Sharon, Massachusetts, and Jane McAlevey of San Francisco, California, Peter C. McAlevey of Los Angeles, California, Benedict McAlevey of Jupiter, Florida; John B. McAlevey of Buffalo, New York, and Thomas M. McAlevey of Stockholm, Sweden, Mitchell J. Rotbert of Rockville, Maryland, and Clifford A. Rotbert, of New York; aunt of 17 nieces and nephews. Catherine was raised in a family of activists and community builders. She was passionate about the positive role of government and determined to show that any government could work with savvy leadership. Catherine was a devoted horse race aficionado and loved travelling the world. She passed away Saturday, April 13th, after a brave battle with breast cancer. She spent her last days surrounded by family and friends, who had arrived from as far away as California, Florida, and Sweden. Served as Deputy Commissioner of Operations for New York City's Human Resources Administration's Department of Social Services; Director of the Office of Oversight and Investigation for NYC Council Speaker Peter Vallone; Assistant District Attorney in Rockland County, NY. Born June 12, 1955 in New York City, raised in Sloatsburg, NY. Attended Sacred Heart School, Suffern High School, Buffalo State University and the State University of New York at Stonybrook. 1980 graduate of Benjamin Cardozo Law School. Funeral, St. Joseph's Church, 371 Avenue of the Americas at Washington Place in Greenwich Village, NYC, Thursday, April 18, 3 pm. Private burial being planned. Family requests flowers be sent to Greenwich Village Funeral Home, 199 Bleeker Street, NYC.

John B. McAlevey: Psychiatrist in private practice;  New York State Staff Psychiatrist Dept.
     Univ of Maine at Orono; Univ. of New England Medical School;
Thomas McAlevey: NYU; media entrepreneur and world traveler
Mitchell Rotbert: Columbia College and Georgetown University Law School.
     In private practice in Rockville Md. Rotbert Law Gp. LLC

Birgitta McAlevey Schroeder: BFA Pratt Institute; MFA Boston Univ. School for the
     Arts;  mother, frustrated artist, animal tender.
Clifford Rotbert: Business Systems Manager for Budget & Planning at the New School;
     Ramp Agent for Delta Airlines. 
Jane McAlevey: SUNY at Buffalo;  labor organizer, currently at CUNY; PHD candidate
former member of the SIEU executive board.

Education: Manhattan College, 1941-42, 46-47; LLB, Columbia University. 1950.
Bar: New York, 1951; Southern District and Eastern District, N.Y. 1952. U.S. Supreme Court, 1958

Employment: Associate, Root, Ballantine, Harlan, Bushby and Palmer, NYC 1950-51;
Counsel, Bureau of Accident and Health Underwriters, NYC, 1951-56; Asst. General
, Health Insurance Association of America, NYC, 1956-66; Partner, Glickman and McAlevey, New City, N.Y., 1976-1992;  Adjunct Professor, Ramapo College, NJ;  Lecturer & Consultant in field of land use and planning; Member, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 1979-1988, Amtrak Commuter Services Corp, 1981-88.

Public Office: Mayor, Village of Sloatsburg, NY, 1957-63 (two terms); Supervisor, Town of Ramapo, NY, 1966-73 (four terms);
Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1988.

Military: served to Captain USAAF, 1942-46, Eighth Air Force, European Theater
Operations, 359th Fighter Group, E. Wretham, England; decorated Air Medal with
2 Oak Leaf Clusters; post hostilities transferred to ninth Air Force, Chief Transportation Officer, 10th Air Depot Group, Kassel, Germany.

Memberships: New York State Bar Association; Rockland County Bar Association; Association of the Bar City of New York; Congress of Racial Equality, N.A.A.C.P., P-40 Warhawk Pilots Association, P-51 Mustang Pilots Association, P-47 Thunderbolt Pilots Association, Rockland County Conservation Association; Citizens Committee to Protect the Adirondacks.  Civilian Flying Clubs:  Ram Roc Flyers, Spring Valley NY;  Teterboro Flying Club, Teterboro NJ;  West Point Flying Club;  Stewart Airport NY.

Now A Captain.  John McAlevey, recently elected Captain of Bay Ridge Post Squadron, is one of the most active members of the organization.  He’s a member of Troop 105, Boy Scouts of America, Bay Ridge Squadron Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Junior Mounted Squadron of Kings County American Legion.  He was an honor Graduate of St. Agatha’s School and is now a pupil at Erasmus Hall High School .  He lives with his parents at 3915 7th Ave.

[Clipping provided by George a Goodwin Jr., Rochester , NY ]

Listing: Marquis, Who’s Who in the East 2007, p. 566.

Home: Manhattan, New York, and Jay, New York.

Office: PO Box 309
Jay, N.Y. 12941

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