Josephine Angela Dyke
1929 – 2022
Ms. Josephine “Jo” Dyke, age 92 of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away from complications of a stroke, on February 26, 2022.
Jo was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Thomas and Rose Bellantoni-Dyke and grew up primarily in Albany, New York. She attended high school at the Academy of Holy Names, and then majored in music/teaching at the College of Saint Rose. Jo was a Special Ed and kindergarten teacher for 45 years in the Albany Public School System. Although having no children of her own, she touched many young lives through her years as a teacher and being an integral part of the lives of her niece and nephew. Jo loved music and art; she could play several instruments along with having a beautiful soprano voice. Jo will be remembered for art, music, quirky ways, and her love for those around her.
She was preceded in death by father, Thomas J. B. Dyke; mother, Rose Dyke; older sister, Angela J. Dyke. She is survived by two younger sisters, Theresa Wildy, AnnaMarie Mastroianni (Anthony); favorite cousin, Josephine Spinelli; nephew, Tom Wildy (Cheryl); niece, Kathryn Wildy (Randal Olson). She was also loved by her five grandnieces and grandnephews: Elisa and Alexa Wildy, Carl, Christian and Cameron Olson.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, March 4th, 12pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific Street, with visitation starting at 11am. Entombment: Calvary Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Stroke Foundation.
We want to thank friends and family for their support
We will always fondly remember Josephine with her bright smile and enthusiasm. The entire Dyke family were wonderful next-door neighbors to our family for five decades on South Manning Boulevard in Albany. Josephine would be the cheerful delivery person for a dish her mother made or our mail if we’d been away. In later years, I believe that she, Angela and my father John would slip out for ice cream cone excursions more times than they ever admitted. After she was on her own, she would join me and my husband Kevin for a dinner and visit. May Josephine rest in peace, reunited with family.
I will always remember Josephine fondly as a good neighbor and a kind soul during the many years our families lived in Albany. Lee and I were sorry to hear about her passing. May she Rest In Peace.
Remember having Miss Dyke as a first grade teacher 68 years ago at PS #20 in North Albany. A good memory, she encouraged her students to do well .