In Memoriam: Edward Apuzzo, 76

35 Years at Chase Manhattan, Including a Decade + in South America


Edward Anthony Apuzzo, who worked for Chase Manhattan's credit team for 35 years, died on September 19, 2023, after three years of treatment for a rare sarcoma. He was 76 and died at home in Irvington, NY.   


Born in Bridgeport, CT,  Apuzzo, earned a BA in Humanities with Science at Villanova University and an MA in Spanish Literature from New York University (NYU).


Through NYU, he spent several years living in Madrid and traveling around Spain, an experience that influenced the course of his life and career. He later attended Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, earning an M.S.F.S. degree with a concentration in international economics, graduating with distinction. At Georgetown, he met his wife of 45 years, Susan Romweber Apuzzo, also an M.S.F.S. graduate.


After Georgetown, he started a 35-year finance career with the credit team at Chase Manhattan Bank. Through his positions at Chase, he and his wife lived in South America for 11 years – first in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where they had their children Anne and Anthony – and later in Caracas, Venezuela, where they had their daughter Natalie.


From Caracas, the family moved to Sleepy Hollow, NY, where they lived for 25 years. Apuzzo continued to work in banking, leading international wealth management teams as an Executive Director at UBS and as a Senior Vice President at HSBC, both in New York City.  earned the admiration and trust of his colleagues, many of whom became lifelong friends.


Outside of work, he took great interest in his children’s academic and extracurricular pursuits. He was always curious about what they were learning and was a fixture at swim meets, soccer games and Mock Trial competitions. He also shared his love of reading, music, skiing, tennis, and cars, including his treasured Volvo P1800. He was proud to watch them graduate and go on to further studies, but in 2007, his son Anthony died from an unexpected cancer.


A few years later, Apuzzo retired and continued serving as an active member of various community organizations. He volunteered with the Tarrytown YMCA, where he served on the board, the Tarrytown Food Pantry, and finance committees at All Saints’ Church.


He is survived by his wife and daughters.


Donations in his memory can be made to the Family YMCA at Tarrytown, P.O. Box 580, Tarrytown, NY 10591 and to the Community Food Pantry, 43 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591.





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From Jeffrey Wheeler: I knew Ed from our time together in Rio, and subsequently, in New York. He was an outstanding relationship banker, both with corporate clients, and, later in his career at Chase and elsewhere, with wealth management clients. He was caring, both professionally and at an institutional level, and valued by clients for his skill, his wisdom, and his manner. My thoughts and my deep affection go out to his family as well as to his many professional acquaintances and his personal friends. He was very special.
From Charles Haberstroh: I worked with Ed from 1990 to 1992 in International Private Banking at Chase. He was one of the finest people that I have met in my entire banking career. He’s one of those special people that I was lucky enough to work with. Condolences to his family. 
From Mike GarridoI knew Ed when we were in credit training.  My wife, Bing, and I enjoyed their company.  We all loved watching foreign films, and I will always remember when he said to me, "Only you would watch a Claude Lelouch movie before me." He was a great banker. We will miss him.