Endwell’s Famous Boris the Skeleton Gets Into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit
It all began with an anonymous letter from a frustrated neighbor who didn't like Scott Varcadipane's front yard 12-foot skeleton decoration and just like that, Endwell instantly became home to the most famous plastic skeleton in the country.
In December of 2020, Varcadipane went to his mailbox and discovered a note from a neighbor who claimed that Brosi the Skeleton had ruined Christmas for them and demanded the decoration be taken down immediately. Varcdipane had other ideas.
Instead of taking down Boris, Varcdipane decided to leave Boris up and added another decoration - a sign that read: “Dear Karen. My name is Boris. I love all holidays now.” One simple sign helped Boris the Skeleton gain a worldwide fan base and he soaks up the attention, sporting a variety of costumes and accompanying decorations all through the year.
In January of 2020, Varcadipane was working as an electrician at Johnson City Middle School when he was involved in a terrible accident. Ed Gee was coaching a basketball game at the school, heard Varcadipane's screams for help, and saved his life.
Varcadipane hasn't taken his second chance at life for granted and felt strongly that he needed to find a way to use the popularity of Boris the Skeleton to give back. Since, Varcadipane and his finance, Samantha Dalla-Verde, have sold a variety of Boris the Skeleton merchandise such as t-shirts and bumper stickers to raise money for local charities including Willow's Wings and Mercy House of the Southern Tier. The couple also used Boris' popularity to help collect school supplies for Johnson City Middle school, a small way to say thank you to the coach who saved Varcadipane's life.