Obituary: Anthony Notaro

The following obituary was submitted by the family of Anthony Notaro.

Anthony Francis Notaro Jr, 69, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2020 in Basking Ridge, NJ surrounded by family after a long battle with head/neck cancer.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the oldest son of Isabell Badolato and Anthony Notaro Sr. He attended Regina Pacis Grammar School and Cathedral Prep High School before obtaining his BA in Psychology from St. Francis College. He also attained a Certificate in Urban Horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Anthony recently retired after a successful career of more than 40 years in sales and marketing.

A long-time resident of Battery Park City, Anthony was very involved in the community. In 2002, he helped organize the annual Battery Park City Block Party, which was a community celebration and affirmation of the neighborhood's rebirth after the 9/11 attacks. He co-founded the BPC Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2003. He served more than two decades and was elected Chair for the last four years of Community Board 1 and served as President of the NYPD 1st Precinct Community Council. Anthony was also one of the leaders of the BPC Homeowner's Coalition and a key leader in helping to rebuild Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy. In recognition of his service to the community, he received an honor for Distinguished Service on Community Board 1 by the New York City Council and a Proclamation from the Office of the Manhattan Borough President which indicated December 28, 2020 as “Anthony Notaro Appreciation Day” in the Borough of Manhattan.

In addition to his community work, Anthony was an avid cook, gardener and investor. He loved to travel, was a supporter of community theater, and was very close with his large, extended family.

Anthony is survived by his loving wife, Susan and stepchildren, Lauren and Christopher. He is also survived by his brother, Ken (Barbara), niece Lindsay, nephew Bradley, and numerous extended friends and family.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 8, 2020 at Queen of All Saints Church in Brooklyn, NY. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing concerns, the family will set up a livestream via Zoom.

Memorial donations may be made in his honor to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Head and Neck Research Department at