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Monticello-based owner Michael Weiner dies at 55

December 30, 2020

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Michael Scott Weiner, of Monticello, N.Y., died Saturday, Dec. 26. He was 55.

He was the son of Carole (Ames) and the late Arnold L., born on Jan. 14, 1965, in New York City.

The ultimate shortstop and formidable competitor, Mr. Weiner enjoyed baseball, then softball, golf, bowling and harness racing. He had a lifetime of success on the track as an owner, trainer and amateur driver. His final win as an owner came on Wednesday, Dec. 23, in the ninth race at Monticello with his own KJ Brent.

A lifelong Mets and Jets fan, Mr. Weiner lived for sports, gambling, smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee. He will live on in the hearts of all that knew him, as a competitor, as a coach and most of all as one of the funniest, most brutally honest, amazing human beings.

He is survived by his loving mother, Carole; sister, Jodi Dijennaro; fiancé, Dr. Jennifer Lowrey; and his adoring beagle, Lucy. He was preceded in death by his loving father, Arnold.

A visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Colonial-Ramsay Funeral Home, 55 St. John St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at New Montefiore Cemetery. Guidelines set forth by the State of New York will be followed, masks and social distancing are required at all times.

Arrangements are under the care of Colonial-Ramsay Funeral Home. For further information call (845) 794-2700 or visit www.colonialfamilyfuneralhomes.com. (USTA)

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