March 27, 1990 |
Beyond the grave site, in the stands of trees rimming the grassy field bordering the cemetery, birds are singing in the early morning chill. Cus D'Amato died at 77 in 1985, one year before his protege, Mike Tyson, won his first heavyweight championship. D'Amato lived the last 17 years of his life in this Hudson River town of 2,500, about 100 miles north of New York. He lived in a 14-room Victorian home, owned by Camille Ewald, on a bluff overlooking the Hudson.