Funeral Plans Announced for Upper East Side Dad Who Fell From Window
By Ben Fractenberg and Nicole Bode
UPPER EAST SIDE — The funeral arrangements have been announced for Wall Street trader and beloved father of three Keith Mastronardi, his family said Tuesday.
Mastronardi, 31, fell from the fifth-story window of his family's East 74th Street apartment Sunday night while opening the window to let smoke out of the apartment he shared with his wife and three young children, police said. Police say he was drinking before the incident.
He died on impact, of blunt force trauma to his head, torso, and extremities, the city's Office of the Medical Examiner said. His body was retrieved from the funeral home Tuesday morning, a spokeswoman for the ME's office said.
He will be waked at Charles Schmitt Funeral Home in Seaford, Long Island, from 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, his family said.
His funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. William the Abbott Roman Catholic Church, a relative said.
The funeral announcements came as a Health Department inspector was scheduled to check the rest of the apartments at 304 E. 74th St. for compliance with laws requiring all apartments with children under the age of 11 have window guards. The Health Department, along with the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development, oversee the installation of guards. Neither agency had received a complaint from the building prior to the incident, officials said.
Mastronardi was mourned by family, friends and former coaches as an amazing dad, husband, and track and soccer star at the University of Chicago and Chaminade High School.
He worked on Wall Street as the head of exotic derivatives at the international firm Vyapar Capital Market Partners.
Mastronardi's mother, Charlene, told the New York Post that the family had spent the day in John Jay Park before returning home. Mastronardi had two martinis before the incident, his mother told the paper.
He wanted to smoke, but didn't want it bothering his wife Debra and newborn daughter, Madison, so Mastronardi cracked the window, his mother told the paper.
"Debra turned to Madison and looked back, and he was gone," said the grieving mother. "She heard a thud, the bang, and went to look out the windows and saw him there."
The distraught wife had to be taken out of the apartment in a stretcher, police said.
The couple was in the process of buying a home in Oyster Bay, which was supposed to to close today, Mastronardi's mother told the Post.