Snow Shoveling Blamed for Death of Two Well Known Area Coaches

Snow Shoveling

The weekend storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on us has claimed two lives. 

Both were stricken while shoveling snow, and ironically, both were well-known former coaches. 

70-year-old Frank DeMasi was a track and field coach in Duanesburg for more than two decades. 

Scotia police say DeMasi's body was found outside his home on Mohawk Avenue early Monday. 

In the meantime, 65-year-old Mike Ambrosio, a retired phys-ed teacher in the South Colonie School District, and a former coach with the Red Raiders football team, was shoveling a neighbor's driveway when he died. 

On a community web site, he was remembered as an outstanding coach, teacher, colleague, and gentleman.

Funeral arrangements were still pending for both coaches.

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