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Obituary Archive 2011

Annunziata, Polly M. of Somers, NY died Monday, May 2, 2011. Polly was born June 9, 1926 in Colledimezzo, Italy. She was an Executive Secretary for Pension Designs in Armonk, NY for many years. Polly loved to travel and was the Secretary for the Heritage Hills Travel Club.
Polly is survived by her daughter, Ann Sangalli of Somers, NY and Charles ( Ellen) Annunziata of Pawling, NY and is also survived by five grandchildren and one great grandchild and is the sister of David Polidoro of Hartsdale, NY.  Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Thursday from 6-9 pm. The Funeral service will be private

Antonelle, Michael A.III, age 49, of South Salem, NY died Monday, August 8, 2011

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 11 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Friday, August 12 at St.Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY

Antonucci, Josephine 87, of Somers, NY died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY. Mrs. Antonucci was born February 18, 1924 in Ellsworth, PA. She was the daughter of the late Frank and the late Domenica (DiClemente) Gallucci. She was predeceased by her husband, Nellio Antonucci on March 22, 2004. Josephine will be remembered for her wonderful skill at cooking and sewing and for her loving devotion to her family. She is survived by her sons: Robert Antonucci and Frank Antonucci, both of Somers and is the mother-in-law of Janet and Joanne. She is the grandmother of Jaclyn and Robyn, Frank, Nicholas and Jessica and great grandmother of Mackenzie, Madison, Mia, Mason and Dean. Calling hours will be Tuesday, April 26 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 27 at St. Joseph's RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Somers. Memorial Contributions may be made to National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018
Barlow, William H. Jr., “Bill” 48, a lifelong resident of Somers died Sunday, November 6, 2011. He was born December 19, 1962 in Mount Kisco, NY. Bill was the son of William Sr. and Thelma Barlow. He was a graduate of Somers High School, BOCES Tech in Yorktown, Ohio Diesel Tech and T.C.I. in Windsor, CT.

He was a life member of the Somers Volunteer Fire Department and was an Eagle Scout with Somers Troop One. In his youth, Bill was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs, NY. He was a member of the Iron and Smoke Tractor Club.

Bill is survived by his wife: Patricia Barlow, his children: Billy and Alexa, his mother: Thelma Barlow, his brother: Keith (Kathleen) Barlow and his nephew and niece: Keith and Kathy. He was pre deceased by his father, William, Sr.

Calling hours will be Thursday, November 10 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Friday, November 11 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, November 12 at 10:00am at The Church of The Good Shepherd, 39 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs. Private cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Somers Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Somers Troop 376.
Barrett, Douglas A. age 90, of North Salem died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Salem Hills Health Care Center of Purdys, NY.  Mr. Barrett was born January 1, 1921 in Crosby, North Dakota. He is the son of the late Andrew and the late Dora (Korman) Barrett.  He married Jane C. Tillotson of St. Johnsbury, Vermont in June 1952.  He was a Captain in the Merchant Marine.  He served on many vessels until the age of 75.  Doug was employed by State Farm Insurance Co’s as an Insurance Agent in New York City for 44 years.
Doug is survived by his wife of 58 years: Jane (Tillotson) Barrett; daughter, Nora Carman; three sons: Brian, Brock and Daniel Barrett and 6 grandchildren.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
The Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Wednesday, June 15 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  Entombment to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug’s memory may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 785 Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, NY 10605.
Biddiscombe, Geraldine age 92, of Somers, NY died Thursday, February 10, 2011 at home.  Mrs. Biddiscombe was born November 2, 1918 in New York City, NY. She was the daughter of the late William and Mary DeRohan.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, Raymond on February 5, 2009.  She was a Telephone Operator for the NY Telephone Company.
Our Mother has taught us the power of faith and prayer which never faltered whenever there was doubt, disappointment or uncertainties in her life.  She instilled in us love for each other which should never waiver, for family love is supreme over all other endeavors.
Grandma is no words: She is a feeling, the feeling of comfort and the feeling of home.  Grandma will always be remembered for her unquestioning and unyielding faith.
Grandma was a tough and honest woman with a sharp mind, quick wit and the need to put others before herself.  Grandma always had the remedy for whatever ailed you; whether it be a cookie to satiate, an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on.
“God only gives you what you can handle”.  So with that in mind, Grandma had to be one of the strongest women in the world.
Grandma was filled with love and fiercely protective of her family.  She made the best cakes and made sure you got five crispies on your birthday.
Grandma nurtured and prepared her grandchildren for life’s many challenges by stressing the importance of moral and values.  Be at peace Grandma, you have prepared all of us for a life of love and respect for others.  You are loved.
Geraldine is the loving Mother of six children.  A cherished grandmother and great grandmother.  Dear sister of the late William and Katherine.
Calling hours will be Sunday, February 13 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 14 at 10am at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, Katonah, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Raymonds Cemetery, Bronx, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Geraldine’s name may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Edwin Brooke

Edwin D. Brooke, Jr. died Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at home.  Born in Sanford, FL, on April 6, 1946, to Dorothy Lamberton and the late Edwin D. Brooke.  Known as Dave, he settled in Bedford Hills in 1985 after serving in the US Marine Corps.  He was owner of The Pet Food Bowl and IT Supervisor at Medpro Liability Insurance.  He was a supervisor at the Home Depot, Brewster.  He was an employee of the US Postal Service in Bedford Village and White Plains.  Dave is survived by his wife of 26 years: Penelope E. Graves, daughter of Karl E. Graves, and three children: Marsha Brooke, Pamela Lorenzen and David Brooke.  Five grandchildren: Christopher, John and Zachary Brooke also Jacob and Brooke Lorenzen.  A Memorial Service was held on Friday, June 3 at 4pm at The First Presbyterian Church of Katonah, 31 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the capital campaign of The First Presbyterian Church of Katonah.

Salvatore Cafiero (1926 – 2011)
Salvatore CafieroSalvatore Cafiero, 84, of Somers, NY passed away on May 31, 2011 from pancreatic cancer.  He was a beloved father, companion, uncle and friend.
Sal was born in the Bronx, NY on December 6.  He was a World War II veteran.  Sal married Lucille V. Tornincaso in June of 1957.  He earned his degree in accounting at Fairleigh Dickinson University on the GI Bill while working full time for General Foods.
Throughout his life, Sal gave tirelessly to a series of charities and other organizations.  He served on the boards of the National Society for Autistic Children and Group Residences of Westchester, was treasurer for VFW Post 8213 and prepared taxes as an AARP volunteer.  Sal was recognized for his work with the Boy Scouts of America and was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown Heights, NY.
Sal is survived by his son Steve and his wife Kim of Wilton, CT, daughter Lisa Seymour and her husband Tony of Hadley, MA, son Gerard of Pound Ridge, NY, and his three granddaughters – Amanda, Kylie and Kristen. He is also survived by his long-term companion, Patricia Cummings of Poughkeepsie, NY.  Sal was predeceased by his wife Lucille and son Vincent.
The family will receive family and friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Tuesday, June 7 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 8 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s (Stone) Church in Yorktown Heights, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to CLC Foundation c/o Sal Cafiero Memorial Fund, Community Living Corporation Foundation, Inc., 600 Bedford Road, Mount Kisco, NY  10549.  All donations will be designated for capital improvements of the group home where Sal’s son Gerard is a resident.
Cardinale, August  (Augie) John 64, of Somers NY August passed away on Feb. 22, after a courageous battle fighting cancer surrounded by loving friends and family. August had a long and distinguished career as a Pharmacist Consultant and Investigator of Hospitals  & Primary Care Facilities for the New York State Dept of Health, where he sought to improve the quality of health care for all. He was a 40 year member of the Somers Volunteer Fire Dept; a former co- owner of the Somers Pharmacy; former proprietor of Agostofoto, specializing in fashion and celebrity photography.  As a compassionate healer and spiritualist, he was well known as a leader of drumming circles in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.  He held a degree in Pharmacy from St. John’s University and a Master Degree in Public Health from Mercy College. He played hockey with the Tuesday Night Katonah Fireman’s Group and volunteered at the food pantry at Grace Church in White Plains, New York.  August was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary (Gironda); devoted brother of Pamela A.  Koprowski of  Stamford, Ct., and is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and loving friends and colleagues. Calling hours: Friday, Feb. 25 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am, Sat., Feb. 26 at St. Joseph's R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Private cremation will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Somers Volunteer Fire Dept. P.O. Box 272, Somers, NY 10589 or the Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford CT, 06904.
Carpaneto, Edward 87, of Dover Plains, NY died Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ.
He was born November 26, 1923 in New York City. Edward was a US Army veteran serving during World War II and was a retired Police Officer for the NYPD. Edward was predeceased by his wife, Marianne on May 29, 2006 and he is survived by two sons: Gary Carpaneto of Phoenix, AZ and Ronald Carpaneto of Purdys, NY. Friends may visit on Sunday, May 8 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Monday, May 9 at St. Joseph's R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley.
Caruso, Jessica, 11/10/90-12/12/11 of Katonah, NY.
Jessica was an avid reader and loved all books, especially horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.  She enjoyed music off all types, but heavy metal was her favorite.  She had an amazing mind with a fantastic memory and loved to talk to everyone.  Jess was a sweet, loveable person and a wonderful daughter.
She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.  Though she faced many adversities throughout her short life, she was able to overcome them.  She is survived by her mother, Alice, father, Joe and brother, Joseph.  Funeral Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to either: Autism Speaks 5455 Wilshire Blvd Suite 2250 Los Angeles, CA 90036 www.autismspeaks.org OR Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America Gift Processing Center P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662 www.wish.org
Casale, Joseph Robert 89, a resident of Somers for 54 years, died Sunday, April 17, 2011. Mr. Casale was born on July 23, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY. He was an Infantry Captain in the US Army serving during WW II. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth(Ferraro) Casale ; his children, Linda Casale, Marianne Savoca, Elizabeth Voss and the late Michael Casale. Father-in-law of Patricia Casale, John Savoca . Also survived by Matthew and Rachel Casale, Kathryn Casale, Nicholas Voss, Joseph and Taylor Savoca. Calling hours will be Wednesday, April 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Service for the Deceased will be will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, April 21 at St. Joseph's RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Rd, Suite 300. Tarrytown, NY 10591
Caserta, Deborah A. age 28, of Chappaqua died Wednesday, October 5, 2011.  Deborah was born March 24, 1983 in Yonkers, NY. 
Deborah was a Supervisor/Case Manager at the Jewish Board Of Family Services, Bronx, NY.  Debbie’s early education was in the Chappaqua School System and graduated from Smith College with a Masters Degree in Social Work.
Debbie is survived by; her father John R. and her mother Maria C. (Massimi) Caserta; a sister; Christine Caserta; grandparents: Anthony and Eleanore Caserta; aunts, uncles ,and cousins.
As a dedicated Social Worker, Debbie served her clients with care, compassion and deep devotion.  She was known for her loving and gentle spirit, unique humor and kind heart.
Family will receive friends on Friday, October 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 8 at St. John & St. Mary RC Church, 30 Poillon Road, Chappaqua.  Interment will follow at Amawalk Hill Cemetery, Yorktown Heights.
Cassetta, Gertrude P. died on December 17, 2011 after a long illness.  She was the daughter of Nils and Edith Engman Pearson, born in NYC on October 8, 1921.  Gertrude was the devoted wife of the late James Cassetta and mother of the late Ellen Cassetta Post.  She served honorably in the Army Air Force attached to the signal corps during World War II as a cryptographic technician.  Her wartime service included duty in combat areas of the European Theater including England, Germany and France.  Gertrude was a charter member of the Somers VFW Post. She is survived by her daughter Joan Shields
 (James), grandson Zachary Gurvis of Denver and granddaughter Jessica Harris (Jeremy) of Charlotte and several nieces and nephews.   A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 10 AM at the St. James Episcopal Church, 292 Titicus Road at June Road, North Salem, New York.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice (VNA) of Hudson Valley, the VFW Post or St. James Church.
Chace, Minturn V., 70, of Mt. Kisco, N.Y.  died December 28, 2011 of cancer.  "Mike" graduated from Milton Academy in 1959, Harvard College in 1963, and Harvard Business School in 1969 (MBA with distinction).
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967, as the ASW Officer on board the Destroyer Forrest Royal DD872.  Mike was a management consultant and financial VP for several N.Y. firms.  His favorite assignment was as Medical Coordinator for Project Orbis, the flying eye hospital.  Most recently, he was a founding director of Bedford Management Group until retirement in 2006.  Mike was active in the Episcopal Church of St. Matthews, Bedford.  For 20 years he was President of Westmoreland Sanctuary for Wildlife and Forest Conservation.  His passions were skiing, sailing and choral singing.
Mike is mourned by his wife Helen Clay, daughters Martha and Susie, son-in-law John, former son-in-law Tom, four grandchildren, three sisters and one brother.  Services will be held at St. Matthews, Rte.22, Bedford on Monday, January 9th at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Bedford Corners, N.Y. 10549; or to the Northeast Harbor Sailing School, P.O.Box 12, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662.
Cleveland, Earl L. age 92, of Somers, NY died Thursday, January 20, 2011 at home.  Mr. Cleveland was born December 23, 1918 in Waterbury, CT. He is the son of the late Charles and the late Beryl Cleveland.  Earl grew up and was educated in the town of Oneonta, NY.  He last worked for the New York State Thruway Authority in Larchmont, NY  Earl was a decorated WWII veteran and served with the 100th infantry division in the US Army.  He was also a member of the American Legion.  Earl lived life to its fullest.  He was truly a remarkable man, full of knowledge, life experience and integrity.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends and will be remembered for the tremendous amount of care and kindness he bestowed on everyone around him each day of his life.  He is survived by his wife, Lucille; three children, Carol Schillat of Danbury CT, Peter Vaccaro of Carmel NY and Michael Vaccaro of Buchanan, NY; and seven grandchildren.  The family will receive friends on Monday, January 24 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home,  4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 25 at St. Joseph's RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY with Rev. Michael Cedro officiating.  A cremation will follow at Ferncliff Crematory, Hartsdale, NY
Collins, Harriet Smith of Somers, NY, died July 29th at the age of 86. She will be remembered for her humor, generosity and love of nature. The widow of Robert S. Collins, she is survived by her children, Sarah Collins of NYC and John Collins of OR; a granddaughter, Rachel; and two great-grandchildren, Neiko and Rayna.  A private graveside Memorial Service will be held at Fair Ridge Cemetery in Chappaqua, NY on Friday, August 12.   In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either of Harriet’s favorite charities: The World Wildlife Fund or The New York Chapter of The Salvation Army. Arrangements by Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

Colavito, Dorothy C. 102, of Somers, NY formerly of Bedford Hills, NY died Friday, October 21, 2011.
Mrs. Colavito was born July 28, 1909 in Brooklyn, NY. She was a former Post Mistress for the U.S.P.S. in Margate, FL.
Dorothy was a Communicant of St. Josephs Church in Croton Falls and a volunteer for the Katonah Thrift Shop. She loved to knit and was an expert at the NY Times crossword puzzles.
      Dorothy was predeceased by three husbands the last being William J. Colavito. She is survived by her nephews, John Megarr and his wife Arden of Hillsdale, NY and Maj. Gen. Edward Megarr (U.S.M.C. Ret.) and his wife of Calif.
and step son, William A. Colavito and his wife, Patricia of Bedford Hills, NY.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 26 at St. Joseph's R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY
Interment will be private.

Dellacona, Philip 96, of Somers, NY formerly of Northport, NY passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011 at Putnam Hospital Center of Carmel, NY. Mr. Dellacona was born September 1, 1914 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the loving father of Philip (Helen) of Mt. Kisco, NY, Mary Baade (John) of Somers, NY and Roseanna Nixon (Brian) of Northport, NY and the devoted grandfather of Dana Marie and Danielle and great grandfather of Emma Nicole. Philip was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marie on September 23, 2003. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 14 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 15 at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, NY. Contributions in his memory may be made to the St. Josephs New Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 719, Croton Falls, NY 10519.
DEL POZZO, JANE V. passed away at Putnam Hospital Center on March 29, 2011. She is the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary McCarthy. Jane was a retired Registered Nurse. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Jane is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Charles. She is the devoted mother of Matthew and Andrew and dear sister of Michael McCarthy and Helen Keating. The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9. The services and funeral will be on Saturday, April 2; 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Invandell Cemetery, Somers, NY In memoriam to American Cancer Society, Attn: Memorials Processing Ctr., 6725 Lyons Street, East Syracuse, NY 10357will be deeply appreciated.
There will be no visitation on Friday, April 1, 2011.
DeLucaLuciano 78, of Somers , NY formerly of Yonkers died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center of Cortlandt Manor, NY. He was a US Army veteran serving in Korea. He was a Shop Steward for Local #804 for UPS in Pelham, NY for 30 years. He is survived by his beloved wife: Barbara DeLuca and his loving children: Joyce Catalano of Howell, NJ, Joan Merdinger of Long Beach,NY, Barbara Adamo of Somers, NY and Denise DeLuca of Hartsdale, NY and devoted grandfather of James, Frank, Thomas, Patrick, Brett, Danielle, Justin and Liana. Brother of Sammy DeLuca of Island Park, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, Friday , July 15 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick's Stone Church, 188 Church Place, Yorktown Heights. Burial will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne

Depp, Steven Wade was born January 11, 1945, in New York City, the only child of Wallace and Jane Depp. Steven lived most of his early life in Mountainside, NJ. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1972. His first job was in the Electronics Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where he and his group developed the radio frequency identification technology that has become E-ZPass on most toll roads.

In 1977 Steve joined the IBM Corporation in San Jose, CA. In 1982 he moved to IBM’s Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Most of his work there involved the liquid crystal display technology that we now see in laptop computers, TVs, and cell phones. He holds 8 patents and has published over 30 articles, and is a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. After retiring from IBM in 2004, he consulted in the intellectual property area. He was also active in colon cancer and lymphoma research advocacy.

Steve lived in Katonah, NY, for 28 years. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, his son Colin, and his grandson Alexander.

Clark Associates Funeral Home is handling the cremation service. Interment will be private.

Derr, Donald B. 84, of Somers, NY, died on Sunday, March 6, 2011 after a long illness. Mr. Derr was born March 6, 1927 to Benjamin Franklin and Carolina (Weissinger) Derr of Clifton, NJ. An early interest in science led to service as an Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy during World War II (and subsequent Naval Reserve service), BS and MS degrees in engineering at Lehigh University, and 40 years of engineering and management positions with Union Carbide and IBM, from which he retired in 1990. For the last 20 years he worked for the Town Clerk of Somers, primarily as an archivist and records manager.

Mr. Derr was an avid hiker and was involved with hiking, conservation and historical preservation organizations including the New York / New Jersey Trail Conference (serving as president from 1978 to 1984), the Appalachian Trail Conference, the Westchester Trails Association (serving as president), Teatown Lake Reservation, the Somers Historical Society, the National Maritime Historical Society, and others.

An accomplished cartographer, Mr. Derr published, through the NY-NJ Trail Conference, a successful series of compact waterproof trail maps for hikers.

Mr. Derr served as a New York State park commissioner for the Taconic State Park and Recreation Commission from 1994 to 2006, appointed to the position by Governor Mario Cuomo.

Mr. Derr is survived by his loving children Nina, Bruce and Bryan, and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife and hiking partner Carol (Johnson) Derr, formerly of Waterville, Kansas, and an older brother George.

Mr. Derr will be remembered by his devoted family and many friends and associates as a practical man who expressed his love and caring in pragmatic ways, and who generously gave his time and shared his skills and knowledge for causes that were dear to him.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Mahopac, 411 Route 6N, Mahopac, NY, where Mr. Derr was a member for 50 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.

Dougherty, Anne M. 75, of Brewster, NY formerly of Woodlawn, Bronx, NY died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY. Anne was born August 7, 1935 in The Bronx, NY to Magnus and Evelyn Klingenberg. She was the former Director of Medical Records for Mount Vernon Hospital then was a Medical Transcriptionist for Burke Rehabilitation in White Plains, NY. Anne is survived by her children, Anne Sciacchitano (Frank) of Brewster, NY, Kathleen Marasse (Richard) of South Salem, NY and Stephen Dougherty (Maria) of Emerson, NJ. and her grandchildren: Stephen, Kristin, Morgan, Lochlan, the late Emily and great granddaughter, Kaeleigh.

She is the sister of Ave Haviland and William Klingenberg and is the special friend of Aggie Garzilli, Ray Setaro, Deirdre Connaughton and the Ladies at the Patterson Library. Anne was an avid fan of the NY Yankees and loved to read. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and lived for her family. Calling hours will be Thursday, April 21 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. Private cremation will follow.

A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Patterson Library. 1167 Rt 311 P.O. Box 418. Patterson, NY 12563

DOUGLAS, JAMES ALEXANDER MILLER, died December 8, 2011.  Jimmy is survived by his wife, Gail K. Douglas, his three children, James A. M. Douglas, Jr. (Sandy), Evelyn Douglas and Constance Douglas and his stepdaughter Christie Densen Root.    Jimmy was predeceased by his son, Palmer Caton Douglas in 2010.  He is survived by 14 grandchildren, Stirling Douglas McDavid of Charlotte, NC, Miller, Watts and Nelson Douglas of Atlanta, GA; William, Emily and Mattie Saulnier of Harding Township, NJ;  Florry, Ellie and Christopher Arnold of Tarrytown, NY;  Blake Douglas of Richmond, VA and TJ, Emma and Maggie Root of Baltimore, MD.  Jim was a graduate of the Buckley School, St. Paul’s School and Yale University.
He had a long and distinguished career in the investment advisory industry, co-founding Douglas, Noyes & Co. in 1982.  In 2002, Jim joined Sanders, Morris, Harris.  In 2005, he became a Managing Director at TBP Advisors, Ltd for the remainder of his career.  Jimmy is also survived by many, many dear friends and extended family.  Jimmy’s humor, sweet nature and love of friends and family will be remembered by us all.
Visitation will be on Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 4 to 7 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Friday, December 16, 2011 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 382 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, New York 10506.   In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Paul’s School, 325 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Duerr, Rosemary Carmella Sardellapassed away on December 16th at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
She was born to John and Anne Sardella and is survived by her husband Theodore Duerr, sister Dorothy Pelersi, sons Robert, Timothy and David Hogan, stepsons Robert and Theodore Duerr, 8 grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She attended St. James Elementary and Vincentian Institute High School in Albany.  She entered the workforce as a bank teller and was promoted early on to branch manager for Chase Manhattan Bank in Millwood, Yorktown Heights, and Pelham Manor locations.  She later joined M&T Bank and especially enjoyed her tenure as manager of the branch within the Osborn in Rye, which she opened, and where she worked until her retirement.  She held numerous senior positions with women’s professional organizations and she was a Past President of the Pelham Chamber of Commerce. She was an accomplished pianist and bowler, enjoyed tennis and bocce and attending Broadway plays, and rescued an affectionately spunky hound named Clyde. Rosemary was generous and sensitive and extremely sharp.  She treasured time spent with family and loved to cook and share her ancestor’s recipes.  She was sociable and welcoming; there was always room for extra plates at her table.
Late in her life as caregiver to her husband she showed us all the meaning of enduring love and devotion.  Young at 76, her family and many friends will truly miss her.
She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Croton Falls, NY, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, December 28.  Recitation of the rosary will follow.  Private interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Margeliz Center Social Adult Day Program 334 Route 202 Somers, NY 10589
phone: 914-276-7601 fax: 914-276-7604 e-mail: info@margelizcenter.com
Dunn, Matthew “Jackie” 80, of Katonah, NY and formerly of Yorktown Heights, NY died Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Sharon Health Care Center of Sharon, CT. Matt was born July 30, 1931 in The Bronx to John A. and Nora Dunn. The family moved to Yorktown when he was 15 and he graduated from Yorktown High School. He was a former member of the Yorktown Fire Department. Matt served with the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and retired after serving 20 years with the Air National Guard Reserves.
Matt joined the Westchester County Sherriff’s Department in 1970, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1975. In 1979 he transferred to the New York State Courts as a Court Officer and was assigned to the Westchester County Court House in White Plains. He retired from Law Enforcement in 1990.
Matt is survived by his children: John of Somers, NY, Timothy of Danbury, CT, Matthew (Holly) of Bedford, NY and Helen (Arthur) Piebes of Wappingers Falls ,NY. Grandfather of Amanda and Melissa Piebes, Casey and Jesse Dunn. Brother of Theresa Foca of Pleasantville, NY. Former husband of Helen Baumberger of Chappaqua, NY.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, October 18 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 19 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Burial will Follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Somers.
Dunn, Russell Malcolm of Bisbee, AZ, formerly of Katonah, NY, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Russell was born March 3, 1958 in Manhasset, NY.  He is the son of Ethel -Duffy- Dunn and the late Malcolm Dunn.
Russ was known in the area through his theatrical performances and for his music as the lead singer in many bands, including ‘Rusty Dunn and the Automatics’ and ‘The Dates’.  Russ was also known nationally in the Direct Marketing industry as a principal at Mal Dunn Associates. Most recently, Russ hosted the radio show “For the Sake of the Song” on KBRP Public Radio in Bisbee, AZ.
Russell is survived by his mother Ethel and children Dallas, Evan, Annabelle and Truman, and siblings Gregory, Stephen, Christopher and Kathryn.
Family will receive friends on Saturday March 19 at 12:00 noon at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, N.Y.  A service will be held after the visitation at 1:00 pm.  Interment will follow at Amawalk Hill Cemetery, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.  Memorial Contributions may be sent to: KBRP Radio, P. O. Box 1501, Bisbee, AZ 85603, or kbrp@kbrp.org.

Dunstan, Howard J, beloved husband of Carol Maloney-Dunstan {nee Schmaling} of Somers NY, died at Salem Hills Health Care Facility on November 18, 2011 where he had resided for over one year.

Howard was born in Ossining, NY, on May 28,1941, the son of Howard and Viola Brazzo Dunstan of Ferris Place, Ossining. He served in the Army from 1960 to 1966, mostly in Japan, a place he grew to love.

Howard attended The Arts Student League in NYC and was hired by the Norcross Greeting Card Company. He designed greeting cards, their sentiments, and playing cards.

Howard was employed by The Yorktown PennySaver as a paste up artist from 1970 to 1986.

He never missed a day of work. Cartoons that he created appeared in the paper for many years following his retirement. It was during this period that he submitted the winning design for the official Seal of The Town of Yorktown.The seal now hangs above the Supervisor's table at Town Meetings and appears on all the Town Police cars.

He was a graphic designer at the Texaco Oil Company from 1986 to 2001and he received many letters of commendation plus an award for perfect attendance every year. He enjoyed his work and was proud of it 

Howard was a collector of African masks and art. He was a avid photographer and took two safaris and had hundreds of photographs. He made unbelievable Halloween costumes and would go out to a club and win first prize. He wrote and illustrated dozens of Children' s rhyming books. He loved dancing to rock and roll. He enjoyed eating and he loved ice cream. He was truly a gentle man.

Howard is survived by his wife, Carol of Somers, two sons: Mark Dunstan and Neil Dunstan, his daughter-in-law: Ava Dunstan, two granddaughters: Bailey and Laney Dunstan all residing in Marco Island, Florida. He is also survived by his sister, Cynthia Dunstan Miller, brother-in-law Frederick Miller, his cousin, Craig Dunstan, step-daughter: Karen Maloney and her daughter, Bridget of Somers.

His family will welcome friends on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 2, 2011 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Route 100 and Route 202, Somers, NY. Interment to follow in St. Luke’s Memorial Garden. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, NY 10018 www.pdf.org

Easton, Cleon W. DVM- Delevan, NY “Retired small town veterinarian”

Nov 19, 1925 - Dec 28, 2011

Cleon W. Easton DVM, 86, of Delevan NY died Wednesday, December 28,2011 at his home. He was the loving husband, for 61 years, of Anne (Edmunds) Easton, his high school sweetheart. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five adoring children: H.Michael (Barbara) Easton of Batavia; Edna (Kevin) Scherf of Lime Lake; Cleon III (Leesa) Easton of Franklinville; Anita (Bruce) Reisdorf of Mahopac, NY; and Jesse (Karen) Curry of Phoenix, AZ. He will also be missed by his cherished grandchildren Eric (Tara) Easton, Jason Easton, Brian and Patrick Powers, Dana and Max Easton, Alex Reisdorf, and step-grandchildren Jeff, Michelle, and Tracy Decker. He was a faithful fan at their sporting events and musical concerts! Three dear sisters, Doris Van Sickle of Randolph, Wilma Bridges of Salamanca, and Patricia Hartman of Little Valley also survive, as well as many nieces and nephews who were special to him. Dr. Easton was pre-deceased by his infant daughter Elizabeth Anne, his parents Cleon and Emma Frenz Easton, brother Richard Easton, and sisters Marie Winship, Esther Crandall, and Phyllis Weaver.
Dr. Easton (or “Slim” or “Doc” as he was known by many) was born in the Bucktooth area of Salamanca on November 19, 1925. His mother died when he was just two years old; he lived with his aunt and uncle in Steamburg and, at the age of 6, went to live in several different homes in Little Valley. He worked hard on local farms doing chores, developing his love of farm animals and appreciation for small farmers, and then found a real home with the Charles Carr family, working in the family’s dairy. Dr. Easton was appreciative of all of the homes he lived in, and he felt fortunate for all of the opportunities afforded him. Upon graduating from Little Valley High School in 1943, he went to Union College as part of the Navy’s V-12 program. He served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946, including one year in the Pacific Theatre. He was discharged with the Rank of Ensign. Dr. Easton then returned to Union College for 3 years and graduated from Cornell University in 1951 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He practiced in Machias with Dr. Nicholas Paddock from 1951 to 1954; in 1959, he formed a partnership with Dr. Donald Lein and then, in 1967, founded the Machias Veterinary Service with his dear friend and colleague, Dr. Melvin Pollock. He cared for countless animals, large and small, during his years in Machias and developed relationships with their owners as well. He particularly loved doing farm
calls at many of the small farms in the Machias area. After his retirement from the veterinary practice, he continued his professional work for the NYS Racing and Wagering Board from 1977-83 as track veterinarian. He and his wife moved to a small farm in Delevan where he could raise some of the animals he had spent a lifetime caring for. Friends and neighbors appreciated the eggs and maple syrup that he provided.
Community service was of great importance to Dr. Easton. As Supervisor of the Town of Machias, from 1964-1968, he created the Town Park on Union Street, established the Youth Commission, and was instrumental in obtaining a grant for the installation of the Town Swimming Pool as well as in the formation of the Machias Water District. He was elected to the Cattaraugus County Legislature in 1968 and served there until 1974. He enjoyed being a member of the advisory board of the Delevan branch of Citizens Central (now M & T) Bank from 1963-1987, and he served as Chairman of the Civil Service Commission of Cattaraugus County from 1977-1996. With his wife, he delivered Meals on Wheels for 25 years and, until recently, was active in his church, Delevan United Methodist. A member of the Glen A. Pratt American Legion post 1160 of Machias, Dr. Easton was also a Mason for 55 years.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Delevan United Methodist Church, PO Box 235, Delevan, NY 14042. Friends may gather with the family today from 7- 9pm and Friday from 2-8pm at the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home, 7 North Main Street, Franklinville where private funeral services will be held Saturday, December 31st. Officiating will be Rev. Stephen Crowell, Pastor of the Delevan United Methodist Church, with former pastor Rev. Connie Biehl. Burial will be in the Little Valley Rural Cemetery. Econdolences can be made at www.babbitteastonfh.com.
Feeney, Joseph G. of Somers, New York, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 after a brief illness.  He was surrounded by his loving family.  Joseph was born in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Joseph and Alice (Hyland) Feeney.  Joseph served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952.  He was stationed in Germany with the Occupational Forces.  Joseph received a Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Criminal Justice from Mercy College and the Degree of Master of Professional Studies from Long Island University.  Joseph joined the New York City Police Department in 1955 and upon retirement, taught Criminal Justice at Mercy College.  He was then employed by IBM in Armonk, NY until his retirement in 1996.
Joseph married Margaret Harte at Good Shepherd Church in New York City on September 26, 1953.  In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his cherished children: Kevin (Patricia) Feeney of Brewster, NY; Brian (Nancy) Feeney of New Milford, CT; Timothy (Martha) Feeney of Beacon, NY; and Kathleen Feeney of Danbury, CT.  He was the adored grandfather of Kevin, Joseph, Steven, Timothy, Caitlin, Thomas and Sean.  He is also survived by his sisters: Virginia Sheehan and Sheila Reiter; brother: William Feeney along with his many nieces and nephews.  Joseph was pre-deceased by his brother, John Feeney and sister, Joan Spadaro.
Calling hours will be Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 20 at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to The St. Joseph’s Church New Building Fund, PO Box 719, Croton Falls, NY 10519.
Ferentini, Maria Santa 79, known to her family and friends as “Sandy” ,a 37 year resident of South Salem, NY died on October 11, 2011 at Hudson Valley Hospital in Peekskill, NY.
Sandy was born November 10, 1931 to Salvatore and Caterina DiCarlo. She was a graduate of Evander Childs School in The Bronx. She was a Medical Records Clerk at Four Winds Hospital in Katonah for 27 years. She will be remembered for her kindness, compassion and sweet gentle nature and her unlimited love for her children and grandchildren. Her legendary meatballs and Sunday Dinners were enjoyed by generations of friends and family. Sandy is survived by her beloved husband: Orlando. Her loving children: Joseph of South Salem, Catherine of West Hartford, CT, and Thomas of South Salem, her daughters-in-law: Jennifer Ferentini and Katherine Batten, her devoted grandchildren: Matthew and Kaitlyn Ferentini, her sister: Rose and her husband, Robert Spinna and their children. She was pre deceased by her parents, Salvatore and Caterina. Friends and family may visit at on Thursday, October 13 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Friday, October 14 at St. Mary Of The Assumption RC Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum in Hartsdale.
Ferguson, Donald Fraser age 54, died peacefully at home in Mount Kisco, NY on January 4, 2011.  With his family by his side he ended his eight year journey with Multiple System Atrophy.  Fraser was born on September 17, 1956 in Toronto, Canada, the son of Donald F. Ferguson and the late Margaret G. Ferguson.  He worked for over 16 years for IBM, both in Canada and most recently in Somers, NY where he was a Software Marketing Manager.  Fraser graduated from Erindale Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario; earned an Honors Bachelor of Mathematics degree in Computer Science and Business from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario; and a MBA from York University, Toronto, Ontario.  Fraser was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah and the Pipe Sergeant of the Mount Kisco Scottish Pipes and Drums where he shared his passion for playing bagpipes.  Before moving to Somers, NY in 1997, Fraser was a member of the Milton & District Pipes and Drums, Mensa Canada, the 48th Highlanders of Canada Pipe Band, and an award winning homemade wine maker of the Georgetown Vintners.

Fraser will be remembered for his keen intellect, his impressive bagpipe prowess, the mischievous sparkle in his eyes, his sense of humor and his optimistic outlook on life.  Fraser is survived by his wife of 29 years, Deborah-Anne; the three children he adored, Christie, Stuart and Holly; his father, Donald Ferguson; and his brother Robert Ferguson, both of Mississauga, Ontario.  He will be dearly missed by his family and everyone who knew and loved him. A memorial service to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Fraser will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah, NY on Saturday, January 8th at 11AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah - Capital Fund, 31 Bedford Rd, Katonah, NY 10536 or Phelps Hospice – Patient Care Fund, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow NY 10591.

Filauro, Alphonse age 96, of South Salem, NY formerly of Long Island City, NY died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at home.

Mr. Filauro was born April 4, 1914 in Astoria, NY. He is the son of the late Antonio and the late Anna (DiGioviani) Filauro. 

Alphonse served in the Navy during World War II and was employed by  American Express.

He was the husband of the late Josephine.

Alphonse is survived by two daughters: Annette Alversa of South Ozone Park, NY, Joanne O'Brien of Pittsburgh, NH and two sons: Anthony Filauro of Millinecket, ME;, and James A. Filauro of South Salem, NY, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 23 at St.Mary's Church, Long Island City, NY.

Burial will follow at Mount St. Marys Cemetery, Flushing.

Fles, Jacob (Jack) William lovingly known as Captain Jack by friends and family, passed away on Monday, March 21, at his home in South Salem.  He was 89.  Born in Paterson, New Jersey, on September 6, 1921 to Jacob Nicholaas and Hester Fles, Jack worked as a Corporate Pilot for Wayfarer Ketch for 30 years.  A Navy veteran and carrier pilot, Jack served our country in the Battle of Midway and witnessed firsthand the bombing of Iwo Jima.  A pioneer in Corporate Aviation, Jack spent his days sailing, golfing and woodworking, specializing in wooden canoes.  He enjoyed gardening and skiing up until the age of 88.  Jack will always be remembered for his optimism, practical joking and willingness to lend a hand wherever needed.  Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Joan, his son Jack and wife Becky (Walker) Fles, grandchildren Keegan, Broghann, and Jacob, all of Gardiner, Maine, and his son Robert and wife Donna (Festo) Fles, grandchildren Jessica, John and James, all of Somers, NY.  A third son, Thomas P. Fles, predeceased him in 1983. Calling hours are Saturday, March 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY.  A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 27 at 1:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church in South Salem.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society
Gabriele, Lenore L. age 93, died on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at home in Somers, NY.  Mrs. Gabriele was born March 27, 1917 in North Milwaukee, WI.  She is the daughter of the late Paul and the late Minnie (Schlawin) Hoegel.  Lenore married Domenic J. Gabriele in Hoboken, NJ on June 8, 1940.  She graduated from Deaconess Nursing School in Milwaukee and became a Registered Nurse
Lenore is survived by her husband of 70 years, Dr. Domenic J. Gabriele and five children: Thomas (Evelyn) of Harrison, NY; Lorna (James) Starkey of White Plains, NY; Fred (Julia) of New Caanan, CT; Linda (Robert) Kenney of Sarasota, FL and Loretta (Peter) Melfi of Sicklerville, NJ.  Cherished grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 10.
Family with receive friends on Sunday, February 20, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  Family will gather on Monday at 10am at the Funeral Home for the Funeral Service to be held at 11:00am at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, NY
Gabriele, Linda Ann , 55, of Katonah, NY died Friday, May 6, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY. Linda was born on June 17, 1955 in Greenwich, CT to Joseph and Rose Vitti. She was an Assistant Teacher at BMP Ridge St School in Rye Brook, NY for 12 years. Linda is survived by her beloved husband: Robert L. Gabriele, Sr; and her loving children: Stephanie (George) Pagnotta, Melissa (Scott) Daly, Robert Gabriele, Jr and Michael Gabriele. She is the devoted grandmother of Gabrielle, George, Rosie, Mia, Elaina, Madison and Cecilia and sister of Donna (Stephen) Greto, Joseph Vitti, Jr. and Anthony Vitti. Linda is the daughter-in-law of Frank and Assunta Gabriele and sister-in-law of Dominick, Frank and Joseph Gabriele. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am on Monday, May 9 at St. Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will be in Private. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blythedale Children's Hospital Attn: Jane MacDonald, Chief Development Officer, 95 Bradhurst Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595

Gagliardi,John J. 71, longtime resident of Goldens Bridge, NY died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY. 

He was born in Mt. Kisco, NY on Sept 1, 1940.

He was retired from Petro Oil Co. in Norwalk, CT.

John was predeceased by his wife, Nancy on Jan 19, 2008.

John was the loving father of Wendy (Ron) Voelker of Patterson, NY and Candy (Duane) Torlish of Brewster, NY and the devoted grandfather of Mike, Erica, Tori and Alex. He is  also survived by many nieces and nephews and his brothers: Joseph, Nick and sister, Nancy Gagliardi and the late Rosemary Mazza and Gus Gagliardi.

Calling hours will be Sunday, December 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The funeral will be held at the funeral Home on Monday, December 5 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at South Salem Cemetery.

Gagliardi, Lorraine P. 60, of Dover Plains formerly of South Salem, NY died Friday, December 2, 2011.

Lorraine was born January 22, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY.

She was a Postal Worker for the South Salem Post Office for over 20 years.
Lorraine was a dedicated Life Time member of the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps where she was a former Captain.

She is survived by her son, Nicholas Gagliardi, Jr. of Dover Plains, NY and her daughter, Christina Gagliardi of Clinton Corners, NY and her beloved four-legged companion: Jackie.

She was the former wife of Nicholas Gagliardi, Sr. and also survived by her sisters: Edith Nolan of Middletown, NY and Norma Morton of Las Vegas, NV  and several nieces and nephews.

The Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 6 at South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring Street, South Salem .

Private Interment will follow.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the ASPCA of Hyde Park, NY.

Gignesi, Paul M.age 72, died Thursday, February 17, 2011 at home in Katonah.  Mr. Gignesi was born October 3, 1938 in Novara, Italy. He is the son of the late Carlo and the late Lidia (Luisetti) Gignesi.
Paul was employed by IBM, Armonk, NY as a Marketing Executive and Management Consultant for more than 35 years.  He will be remembered for his generosity with his time and advice and his enjoyment of conversation, meals, and travel with family and friends.  He was an accomplished woodworker and avid reader.
Paul is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judy (Louthen) Gignesi; two daughters, Suzan and Amy Gignesi; and son-in-law, Nicholas Samuels.
Arrangements for a private cremation have been entrusted to Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  A celebration of Paul’s life will be held in the Spring.  Memorial donations in Paul’s memory may be sent to a charity of your choice.
Goldey, Rhoda K. RN, 86, of Somers, NY, died Friday, April 22, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY. 

She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Harvey Goldey, MD and her son-in-law, Alan Segal.

She is survived by her daughter, Meryl Segal of Ho Ho Kus, NJ and her beloved grandsons: Ethan Segal, MD (and his wife, Kelly) and Jordan Segal, Esq. also survived by her sister Marion Gromet and sister-in-law, Beverly Goldey.
Goodhue, Steve beloved husband of Judith R. Wiener, father of three:  Stephen V.R. Goodhue, Jr. of Perth, Australia, Nora G. Cascella, of Ridgefield, CT and Jason T. Goodhue of Berwyn, PA, stepfather of four:  Peter H. Wyman of New Canaan, CT, Michael B. Wyman, of Winnetka, IL, Timothy Wiener, of Reno, NV and Jill Berkman of Bethlehem, PA, grandfather of 13, and great-grandfather of 5.  He also leaves his older sister, Mrs. Gerrish (Phoebe) H. Milliken and his older brother, John T. Goodhue. Steve died Sunday after a valiant year-long battle against acute leukemia. Born in New York City, educated at Phillips Academy, Andover and Harvard University, class of 1951, Steve followed his father into a career in banking, and spent 35 years at Manufacturers Hanover Bank. He retired as Sr. VP in charge of the bank’s Wall Street Dept. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Visiting Nurse Service of NY from 1978 to 1988, he was a Director of the Westbury Savings and Loan Assoc. and a trustee of Whitehall Mutual Funds. With a constant smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye, he went through life gathering friends, helping others, and relishing every waking moment. He will be profoundly missed by his countless friends and adoring family.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, December 2 at St. Matthew’s Church in Bedford, NY.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Greenberg, Robert age 69, of 208 Harris Road, Apt. CA-1, Bedford, died Thursday November 10, 2011, at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY. Mr. Greenberg wasborn February 8, 1942. He is the son of the late Samuel and the late Rose (Levine) Greenberg. He married Linda Hemmingway.

He was employed by B&L NeurTesting, LLC Bedford Hills, NY as a Technician.

He is survived by his wife Linda (Hemenway) Greenberg.

Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale on Monday Novemeber 14.
Gudim, David LeRoy 79, a life time resident of Bedford, NY died Monday, November 7, 2011 at Westchester Medical Center. Mr. Gudim was born December 19, 1931 in Mount Kisco, NY to Berger and Mildred (Hobby) Gudim. He was a US Navy Veteran and a 50 year member of the Bedford Village Fire Department.

David was the Head Groom for a member of the 1964 US Equestrian Team in Tokyo as well as Head Groom at Sunnyfield Farm, Bedford for many years. Following that he was a Truck Driver for the Town of Bedford Highway Department from which he retired.

He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Donna (Hall) Gudim on Aug 8, 2005.

David is survived by his children: Lauren (Mickey) Hayes of Goldens Bridge, NY, David L. Gudim, Jr. of Beacon, NY and Glenda Johnson of Gaylordsville, CT. He is the grandfather of Sanya Gudim, Jedidiah and Jacob Johnson, brother of Joan Hajjar and Mildred Barlow and was predeceased by John T, Ralph, Berger Gudim and Helen Hunt.
The Funeral Service will be held graveside at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 12 at Bedford Union Cemetery, Clinton Road, Bedford, NY. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bedford Fire Dept.

His passion was his family, Community, Country, golf, Stock Car racing and his two Grand Dogs: Casey and Dillin. Helping others was effortless and anonymous. He made Bedford a better place.
INGELLIS, LYDIA M. of Rye Brook passed away on June 7, 2011 at the age of 100. Mrs. Ingellis was born on May 3, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York.
She is survived by her brother, Eugene Montalto, of Bedford, New York.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 10, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Sat., June 11, 2011 at St. Patrick's RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY. Interment will follow at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY.
Kelly, Diane E.age 59, of Bedford Hills died Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.  Mrs. Kelly was born January 28, 1952 in Macon, GA.  She is the daughter of Leatrice (Hodge) Hanson and the late Robert.  She was a Paralegal for the Social Security Administration.
Diane is survived by her husband: Ronald F. Kelly; her mother: Leatrice (Hodge) Hanson; her siblings: Michael, Robert, Kate, William and Julie.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 14 at St. Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.  Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Diane’s memory may be sent to the American Diabetes Association.
Kolack, Frank age 84, of Shenorock, NY passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at home under hospice care, following a long illness.  Mr. Kolack was born August 20, 1926 in Bronx, NY. He is the son of the late Frank and the late Bertha (Staiger) Kolack Schweizer. 
Frank was a self-employed businessman plumber, dba Frank Kolack Plumbing & Heating, in Shenorock, NY.  He was a member of the Planning Board of the Town of Somers from 1969 until 1983, was a publicly elected member of the Amawalk-Shenorock Water District from 1960 until 1981and was a member of the Mount Kisco Masonic Lodge since 1957.
Frank is survived by his wife of 65 years Maria (Altdoerfer) Kolack, one son, Frederick (Roseanne)Kolack; a granddaughter, Lillian (Kevin) Hasselman and a great granddaughter, Taryn Marie Hasselman. He was predeceased by a son, Peter, in 1993.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 31, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.
A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday at 7:30pm at the Funeral Home.  Interment on Monday 10am at Amawalk Hill Cemetery, Yorktown, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Donations be made in honor of Frank Kolack to the Katonah United Methodist Church, 5 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536

Krameisen, Stanley age 78, of Somers, NY  died Monday, August 15, 2011 at home

He is survived by his wife: Muriel(Kadish) Krameisen

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 16 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY

Burial will follow at New Montefiore Cemetery, Farmingdale on Tuesday, August 16 at 1:30 pm.

Krinitsky, Peter L. 58, a long time resident of North Salem, NY died Thursday, August 18, 2011.
Peter was born October 2, 1952 in White Plains, NY. to Peter and Flo Dell Krinitsky. He was a graduate of North Salem High School and Wagner College in Staten Island where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He was a Retired Teacher and recently worked at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, NY for the past 3 years. Peter was a Friend of Bill. He will be remembered for his intelligence, infectious smile, quick wit and athletic ability.
Peter is survived by his sisters; Jeanette Dellea of Danbury, CT, Virginia Hall of Cazenovia, NY, Pam Hansen of Glen Spey, NY and his brother, James Krinitsky of Red Hook, NY and also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Calling hours will be Tuesday, August 23 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The funeral will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Fair Ridge Cemetery, Chappaqua.
Lapetina, Dr. Barbara Lent a long-time area educator, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital.  She was 78 years old. She is lovingly remembered by Francis Lapetina of Somers, NY, her husband of 57 years; her daughter and son-in-law, Alison and Jay Smolin of Ridgefield, CT; and her grandsons, Harry and Evan Smolin. She was born in Yonkers, NY on April 13, 1933, the daughter of Earle and Catherine Lennox Lent, and sister of William Lent, now of Williamsburg, VA, and John Lent of Yonkers, NY.  She is also survived by four nieces and three nephews. She graduated from Gorton High School, Ladycliff College (B.A.), SUNY New Paltz (M.S.), and Fordham University (Ph.D.). A devoted teacher, she began her career in the Lakeland Central School District, teaching there from 1967-1993. She was a staff developer and curriculum writer for BOCES Putnam/Northern Westchester from 1993–2003 after which she began a college teaching career, teaching at the College of New Rochelle, Iona College, Fordham University and, most recently, Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.  Visiting hours will be Wednesday, August 3, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  A prayer service will be held at the same location at 10:00 a.m. on August 4, followed by a graveside service at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Memorial contributions in memory of Barbara Lapetina can be made to the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549., ATT: Dr Alfred Tinger.

Lawrynenko, Mary C. (Igoe), 64, of Brewster, died on 11/28/2011 with her family by her side following a long and valiant struggle with ALS. A devoted wife and loving mother, she will always be remembered for her bright smile and cheerful nature—and for her love of the outdoors and her great passion for travel.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Mykola Lawrynenko and their beloved son, Andrian; sisters, Rose T. Hansen and Elizabeth Hunt; and brother, John Igoe. She was a cherished aunt to Melissa and Michael Hansen; and grand-nephew Landon Hansen.

Born December 30, 1946 in Mount Kisco to Thomas and Rose Igoe, she worked for IBM in Somers as an Information Technology Specialist for more than 25 years. She attended St. Mary’s High School and graduated from Mercy College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree along with Department Honors in Business Administration.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on December 2nd from 3 to 7 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on December 3rd at 9:45am St. Mary of the Assumption RC Church in Katonah. Interment will follow at St. Andrews Cemetery, in South Bound Brook, NJ.

Memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, New York, NY 10004.

LEDES – Sally Chapman (Sara Macgill Chapman).  Born October 26, 1927 in Baltimore Maryland, Sally died in the early morning of March 25, 2011 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease. A member of the Colonial Dames of America and the Mount Vernon Club, she was a longtime resident of Katonah, New York and Manhattan, but traveled extensively.  Sally was an active volunteer in local charitable organizations, as well as, an executive director of the American Friends of Blerancourt, a restoration and fund-raising organization for the Musee de Blerancourt in Blerancourt, France. She will be remembered for her extraordinary grace and joie de vivre.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years John G. Ledes, two daughters L.Bayly Ledes-Daviau of NYC and Sara L. Aiken of Annapolis, MD, two sons, George M. Ledes of NYC and Richard C. Ledes of NYC, and 5 grandchildren.  Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthews Church in Bedford, NY on April 2, 2011 at 3:00pm.  The family requests that donations be made in her memory to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601. www.alz.org.

LeRoy M. Law, of South Salem, passed away on March 20, 2011 at Norwalk Hospital at the age of 90.  Roy resided in South Salem, NY for 60 years.  He was born on April 13, 1920 in Baltimore, MD to Helen and LeRoy Mahler Law.  He was raised in St. Louis, MO and graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, MO.  Roy was a Lieutenant JG in the US Navy and served in a P.T. Boat squadron in the South Pacific during WWII.  He worked as an Ad Valorem Tax Manager for International Paper Company.  He will be remembered as a dedicated family man with a fun-loving spirit and for his excellent craftsmanship in woodworking.  As a former Chairman of the Planning Board, he was responsible for the development of the Master Plan for the Town of Lewisboro.  Roy is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Nancy; his son Roy Jr and his wife Judy, his daughter Sue and her husband Bill; his son Steve and his wife Dot; and his grandchildren: Suzanne, Kate, Rob and Jim.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of LeRoy M. Law to Alzheimer's Disease Research, c/o American Health Assistance Foundation, Attn: Diana Campbell, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (800-437-2423, www.ahaf.org/alzheimers ).  Checks may be made payable to Alzheimer's Disease Research. 

Levy, Gloria Cutler on July 10, 2011, of Heritage Hills, Somers, NY.  Born February 13, 1921.  Wonderful mom to Nancy Hallberg, loving mom-in-law to Garth Hallberg and Jacinta Coleman, proud and devoted grandma “Gogo” to Charlotte and Dorothy Hallberg, Alex and Becca Levy.  Gloria is predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Israel (Lee) Levy and her son, Daniel Phillip Levy.  She leaves behind a trove of artwork from her long career as both a commercial and fine artist. We will cherish memories of her honesty, spunk, and colorful commentary, and will miss her terribly.  We’ll celebrate her life and work on Sunday, July 24, contact Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY, 914-232-3033.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Putnam Arts Council, PO Box 156, Mahopac, NY 10541.

Lesser, Mary M [ Donna ] passed away on May 2nd after an extended battle with cancer. She was 79 years old. Born on April 10th 1932, as Mary M Maxwell, she grew up in Montclair NJ, went to College High School and attended the College of Mount St Vincent in a program that included 2 years at the college and 2 years in nurses’ training at St. Vincent Hospital in New York City. She graduated in 1954 with her RN and a Bachelor of Science degree. Donna married Edward Lesser of Pelham NY in 1956 and the Lessers subsequently moved to Yorktown Heights, NY, to raise their family. At various times she worked in the Yorktown school system as a school nurse/teacher and in 1978 became the coach of the very successful Yorktown High School girls’ volleyball team. Donna coached for 5 years and during that period, the team won sectional championships and posted an undefeated season in 1978. Donna was also the coach of the Hudson Valley Region’s girls’ high school volleyball team at the first two Empire State games in Syracuse, with the team winning a silver medal one year and a bronze medal in the other. She was an avid golfer and, until her final illness, played competitive team golf for Waccabuc Country Club in NY and the Boulders Club in Arizona. She has won the senior woman’s club championship at both clubs. In 1979, Donna was part of a very rare golf happening. In match play, she hit first and holed out her tee shot on the 118 yard 7th hole at Waccabuc. Her opponent, Buffy Ogden, was set to concede the hole but Donna encouraged her to hit her shot as well. Against all statistical odds, Buffy also hit her tee shot into the cup and the hole was halved with ones. Donna is survived by her husband, Edward; her son, James; her daughters, Elizabeth Mandel and Carol Wood; three grandchildren and her brother, Michael Maxwell. The funeral will be private. The date for a memorial service will be announced. The family has established the Donna Lesser Fund with the Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation for the purpose of funding a new staff facility at the hospital which will be named in her honor. Contributions in Donna’s memory will be gratefully accepted and should be sent to Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation, 400 E Main St., Mount Kisco, N.Y. – Attn. Annette Serrano – Account Donna Lesser Fund.
Lewis, Hobart D., formerly of Bedford, NY died on April 1, 2011.  He was 101 years old.
Mr. Lewis graduated from Mercersburg Academy and Princeton University.  In 1942 he began a long career working for Lila and Dewitt Wallace, founders of the Reader's Digest.  He was an executive editor for 22 years and in 1961 he became vice president of the Digest.  When the Wallaces retired in 1965, they handed the reins over to Hobart Lewis.
An article in Time Magazine dated 01/01/65 stated:
"Hobe Lewis was both the predicted and the predictable choice. When he came to the Digest in 1942, his only experience was in advertising; everything he learned about journalism he learned from the Wallaces.  Lewis proved a good student and rose rapidly on the masthead. He had a thorough working knowledge of the business side of publishing, but he also became, say his colleagues, one of the best story editors in the business.
Lewis traveled with Richard Nixon’s 1960 presidential campaign as the Wallaces’ deputy, and in 1962 they began shifting some of their administrative burdens to him.  He retired from the Reader's Digest in 1976.
Mr. Lewis was pre-deceased by his wife, Edith, and his daughter, Heather.  He is survived by his loving family: Paul Lewis and his wife Jean, Linda Lewis Donn and her husband Dr. Anthony Donn and Timothy Lewis and his partner Richard McKeon.  He is also survived by his grandchildren Beth Lewis Jackson, Kirsten Lewis Askildsen, Alexander Alexander Donn, and Cassin Donn Duncan; and one great-grandchild, Phoebe Donn.A memorial service will be held on April 6th at 2:00 PM at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 382 Cantitoe Road (R.22), Bedford, NY.  Memorial contributions can be made to Downtown Music at Grace, 33 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601-1902 (DTMusic.org).
Link, Albert Jr., age 88, of Somers, New York, died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, New York, after a valiant fight against cancer.  Mr. Link was born August 5, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Anne W. (Jones) Link and the late Ernest Albert Link.  He was a 1944 graduate of New York University and a World War II Navy Veteran.

Albert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth M. (Dennison) Link and two children; his daughter, Lucinda A. and her husband, James P. Rafferty and their two sons, Jason A. and Devin M. Rafferty; his son, Albert D. and his wife, Patricia D. Link their son, Andrew D. and their daughter Colleen A. Link.

Mr. Link worked as a manager for the New York Telephone Company for 38 years, retiring in 1982.  He was a founding member of the Westchester Chapter of the Model A Club of America.  He was a lifelong musician and played saxophone in two area bands: The Norm Hathaway Big Band and the Pleasantville Fire Department Band.

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  A service celebrating Mr. Link’s life will be held immediately following the visitation at the funeral home.  Interment will be at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, NY.
Robert LoomisLoomis, Robert L. age 79, of Somers, NY died on May 3, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital.  He was born in Larchmont, NY on April 21, 1932 the son of the late LeRoy and Harriet Loomis.  His sister, Betty Smith, predeceased him.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan Loomis.  He is also survived by three daughters, Linda (Richard) Buck III, Adele (Charles) Wiles and Elizabeth Mason. He is the grandfather of Richard, Heather, Kenneth, Lindsay, Erica, Alexa and Courtney and great-grandfather of Conner, Noel and Landon.  Mr. Loomis graduated from Mamaroneck High School and the Academy of Advanced Traffic. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-53.  He had many businesses, the last of which was Gold Dust Jewelers in Mohegan Lake, N.Y.  He was a member of the Board of Managers of Condominium 18 in Heritage Hills and the Somers Republican Club and the Somers Republican Committee.  He enjoyed gardening, stamp collecting and bridge.  He was a volunteer for FISH. Friends may call on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536 with the funeral service to be held at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m.  Interment will be Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester, 311 North St, White Plains, NY 10605 or Hospice Care of Westchester & Putnam, 540 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY  10591.

Lowney, May (Healy) 82, formerly of Katonah, N.Y. passed away on March 3, 2011 after a long illness.  May was born on December 30, 1928 in Mount Kisco, N.Y. and lived in Katonah for 80 years before moving to Califon, N.J. to live with her daughter.

May graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Katonah and from the Wood’s Business School in New York.  She worked as a teacher’s aide for 23 years at Bedford Hills Elementary School.

May is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, John T. Lowney of Califon, N.J.; sons Thomas of Rochester, N.Y. and Paul (Robin) of Jeffersonville, Vermont; daughters Barbara Hardt of No. Branford, Ct. and Janet (Paul) Matukaitis of Califon, N.J.  She is predeceased by her son John and her son-in-law Edwin Hardt.  She also leaves seven loving grandchildren: Darin, Matthew, Bryon, Kasey, Christopher, Jennifer, and Nicholas.  May was the sister of Margaret Helmes of Katonah and Gus Healy of Clementon, N.J. and was predeceased by her sister Claire Reynolds of North Salem, N.Y. and brother Joseph Healy of No. Branford, Ct.

May will be deeply missed by all who knew her.  The family will be receiving friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, on Sunday from 3-6pm.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Monday at St. Mary’s Church in Katonah, followed by internment at St. Francis Cemetery in Mount Kisco, N.Y.  Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The Little Brook Home in Califon N.J.

Lynch, Bernard E. a long-time retail executive at major New York stores who enjoyed a second career as a college administrator and instructor, died on Friday, May 20, 2011. He was 83 and lived in Katonah, N.Y. for 56 years. Born in Hamden, Conn., in 1928, the son of Bernard and Dorothy Coffey Lynch, Mr. Lynch was a graduate of Fordham University and received an MBA from New York University. A U.S. Army veteran who served in post-war Japan, he met the former Ann-Marie Brady when she was a student at Fordham, and the two were married in the spring of 1951. Mr. Lynch began his retail career at Wallach's, a chain of New York City men's stores, and after 13 years as a buyer at Macys, moved up through the executive ranks at New York-area Macys, Gimbels and Alexanders department stores. He joined Baruch College of the City University of New York in 1990 as Director of Business Programs, Continuing and Professional Studies, where he also taught management courses. After his retirement in 2003, he served as an adjunct instructor at Baruch's Zicklin School of Business in the Department of Management until 2008. He also taught marketing at Westchester Community College. He took an active interest in his students and enjoyed helping them attain their career goals. Mr. Lynch moved to Katonah, N.Y., from the Bronx in 1955. The father of six children, he was active in the community and at St. Mary's Catholic Church, where he was a lector. Well into his 70s, he continued to play ice hockey in local leagues, took up golf, and held season tickets for West Point football, where he introduced many of his grandchildren to the joys and excitement of a fall afternoon at Michie Stadium. He joined his family each summer for the past 20 years in an eagerly anticipated week in Martha's Vineyard. He was a past president and member of the board of directors of the Katonah Memorial Park Association, and was instrumental in the building of the town swimming pool where several of his children and grandchildren still spend their happiest days each summer. Besides Ann-Marie Lynch, his survivors include his children Thomas Lynch and his wife, Gael, of Newtown, Conn., and their children Matthew, Caitlin and Timothy; Kathleen Robinson and her husband, Brian, of San Francisco, Calif., and their son, Sean; Eileen Meyer and her husband, Peter, of Falmouth, Mass., and their children, T.C. and Annie; Patricia Moss and her husband, Brian, of North Salem, N.Y., and their children Caroline, Ben and Lucy; John Lynch and his wife, Francesca, of Katonah and their children, Ryan, Kevin and Michaela; and James Lynch and his wife, Marilena, of Katonah and their children Dylan, Julia, Andrew and Liam. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Ortoleva and her husband Guy, and his sister Carol Driscoll. A wake was held Monday, May 23 at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah,. Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Mary's Church, Katonah, Tuesday, 10 a.m. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne

William Francis Lynch           William Francis (Bill) Lynch, Jr., died on July 7, at The Firemen’s Home in Hudson, NY. He was born on August 12, 1922 at Flower Hospital in New York City, son of William Francis Lynch, Sr., and Mary Josephine (Duffy) Lynch, and grew up in the Chelsea section of New York City.
In 1938 he graduated from De la Salle Private Institute as valedictorian of his class. In 1942, at the age of 19, Bill graduated from Manhattan College with his first Bachelor’s degree. In 1944 he earned a BS from Manhattan and attended medical college from 1944-46. In 1951 he graduated from Brooklyn Law School with his BA and his Juris Doctor in 1967. He was a member of the Delta Theta Pi law fraternity.
            Bill was owner of Certified Employment Agency from 1949-1954 before joining Nationwide Insurance in 1954. He retired from Nationwide in 1986.           
Bill was a communicant at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Ridgefield, CT since 1954 and was a past District Deputy and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 245 in Ridgefield. He received honors of the 4th degree in 1958 and was the state insurance chairman for Connecticut.
            In 1954, Bill joined the South Salem Fire Department and at the time of his death was the oldest active member of the department. He was Chief in 1972, 1973 and 1977 and received Firefighter of the Year awards in 1992 and 1997. He was past president of the SSFD in 1969, 1970 and 1980-83. He obtained and wrote the charter for the SSFD Benevolent Association in 1973 and chaired the Finance Committee for many years. He was also active in organizing and running the annual fund drives and served as a fire district election inspector for many years. Known to many as “Mr. SSFD”, Bill was the voice of the annual fireman’s parade for over 30 years.
            Bill was actively involved in volunteer fire service organizations including the NYS Fire Service Council, the NYS Fire Safety Consortium, the NYS Fire Marshalls and Inspectors Association, the Westchester County Fire Chiefs Association, the Westchester County Volunteer Fireman’s Association, the Westchester County Parade Judges Association, the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board and the NYS Arson Task Force.
            In 1942 during a Glee Club concert at the Waldorf-Astoria, Bill spotted Mary-Emeline Twomey dancing with the Ambassador to Belgium. He cut in on the dance and on November 24, 1949 married the love of his life. The couple settled in Brooklyn and moved to South Salem in 1953.
            Bill was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Dr. Mary E. Lynch on July 30, 2006 and by his brother, Reverend Patrick Joseph Lynch of Troy, NY. He is survived by nine children: Mary Clare of Bronx, NY; William (Lauren) of Tajikistan; John of Dover, NY; Michael (Sy) of South Salem, NY: Margaret of Queen Creek, AZ; Adele of San Diego, CA; Laura of Sharon Springs, NY; Diane of Binghamton, NY; and Angela (Joseph) Guerriero of Bethel, CT.  Bill leaves 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a brother, John Seal of Merritt Island, Fl.
            Bill will be remembered as a thoughtful, generous and articulate man, a dedicated firefighter and a devout Catholic. He will be missed for his artful sense of humor and his dedication to his family and his friends.
            Family will receive friends on Sunday July 10, 2011 at Clark Funeral Home in Katonah, NY. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Ridgefield, CT on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10:15am. Interment will be at South Salem Cemetery on Spring Street in South Salem.
            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s honor to the South Salem Fire Department, PO Box 191 South Salem, NY 10590. Please join the family at the SSFD after the services for a reception and remembrance in honor of Bill Lynch.

Malsbury, Concetta “Connie” Marie 87 a lifelong resident of Mt. Kisco died at her home on Dec. 19, 2011. She was born on June 21, 1922 in Youngstown, Ohio to Angelina and Leonard Bianconi.
She was educated in Mt. Kisco, NY and graduated high school from there. Connie married her high school sweetheart: William (Whitey) Malsbury on June 20, 1943 and they were married for 66 years.
She worked for:  Reader’s Digest, Manufacturers Trust Company, and NY Telephone Company and was a member of the Mutual’s Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary in Mt. Kisco.
Connie is survived by her five children, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 
Her family will receive friends at CLARK ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Thursday from 4-8pm.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Francis of Assisi RC Church, Mt. Kisco, NY on Friday, December 23 at 10am. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mt. Kisco, NY
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Concetta Malsbury to: Mt. Kisco Senior Nutrition Center 104 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 Attn:  Jean Arra
Manfrida, Robert Wayne, 58, of Katonah, NY died Thursday, March 3, 2011 at NY Presbyterian Hospital  NYC. Mr. Manfrida was born in New Rochelle, NY on Aug, 24, 1952. He was a graduate of Iona College. He was the Director of Financial Resources at U.S. Tobacco in Greenwich, CT. He is survived by his beloved wife: Lynn Manfrida ;  his loving sons: Stephen of Somerville, MA and Michael of Katonah and his brothers, Edward G. and John C. of Bonaire, GA, Jacqueline Lyons of Warner Robins, GA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, March 12 at 10:00am St. Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.  Burial will be Private. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 East 68th Street, Box 123, New York, NY 10065

McQuade, James P. age 77, of Somers died Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 25 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 am on Friday, August 26 at St. Joseph's R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY
Private cremation will follow

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to  the
NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation
21 Asch Loop
Bronx, NY 10475
718-379-1900.

Louise Mcquade

McQuade – Louise Kalinowski McQuade of Katonah, N.Y., died on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Westchester Medical Center.  She was 72 years old, and was a 22 year resident of Katonah, New York. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., on June 1, 1939 to Lillian and Ludwig “Bob” Kalinowski of Garden City, N.Y.  Louise is a graduate of Garden City High School and Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, NY, in 1981 and earned her J.D. from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, NY in 1984. She passed the NY State Bar in 1985, and practiced as an Attorney specializing in Matrimonial Law and Family Court Practice.  She maintained an active law practice in Carmel, New York, until she retired in 2000.  Louise was married to John K. McQuade in 1969, and made their home in North Salem, NY for 18 years, before moving to Katonah 22 years ago. 
In addition to her beloved husband, John K. McQuade, Louise is survived and will be enormously missed by her dear sister, Lorry Fitch (Hendersonville, NC); her loving children: Dr. Gary (Catherine) Hayes, Douglas Hayes, Cindy Sheffield, and Dr. Jennifer (Timothy) McQuade.  In addition, she was blessed with nine grandchildren: Kevin, Austin, Olivia, Michael, Jonathan, Matthew, Kimberly, Isabelle, and Alexander.  Mrs. McQuade was preceded in death by her parents.  
Her vivacious spirit will be missed.  Louise was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and loved cultivating her garden, orchids, and pottery.  She loved to celebrate the differences in people and cultures and enjoyed her travels to Europe, Russia, and China.  She was a member of the Katonah Women’s Civic Association, the Greater Westchester Orchid Society, and the Clay Art Center of Port Chester.   Louise will be remembered for her warm, gentle smile, her devotion and advocacy for the handicapped, and her creative, artistic approach. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Bedford Village, N.Y., on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10am.  Arrangements are being handled by Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah.   Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Liver Foundation www.liverfoundation.org

Michaud, Mary Sue age 73, formerly of Westwood, NJ died Thursday, April 14, 2011 in Somers, NY.  She was predeceased by her husband, Roland.

She served as the Deputy Town Clerk for the Village of Ridgewood, NJ until her retirement.  Mary Sue is survived by her children: Michelle (Mark Garant) Michaud: Michael (Marie) Michaud; and Aimee (Robert) Christie.  Cherished grandmother of Grace, Matthew, Allison and Michael.  Dear sister of Nancy Sadur and the late Katie Schoen.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 3 to 6 PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, April 18 at   10am  at St. Joseph Church, Croton Falls, NY.  Interment will follow at the Cemetery of the Ascension, Monsey, NY

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Meals on Wheels Somers, NY

Minicus, Marion Gradyage 82, of South Salem, New York, passed away peacefully at home  on November 28, 2011. Marion was born June 26, 1929 and on July 14, 1951, she married the Honorable John F. Minicus.  Marion resided in South Salem, New York for 56 years and she was the beloved mother to four daughters, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Thursday, December 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:15 am on Friday, December 9 at St. Mary's Church, Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT.  Burial will follow at the South Salem Cemetery, South Salem .

Ralph MoreseMorese, Ralph V. age 95, of Somers died Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Field Home-Holy Comforter of Yorktown Heights, NY.  Mr. Morese was born November 5, 1915 in New York, NY. He is the son of the late Nicholas and the late Senia (Lindgren) Morese.  He was pre-deceased by his 1st wife, Winifred Elizabeth Morese and his son, Ralph V. Morese, Jr.

Ralph attended Fordham University and graduated from New York University with a degree in Accounting.  He was employed for 40 years by CNA Insurance Co., NY, NY. He also had a 25 year private practice as a Certified Public Accountant.

Ralph’s athletic interests included running track, tennis and golf.  He will remembered as a diligent worker, very dependable and independent.
His greatest joy in life was his family and he will be sorely missed by all.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 40 years Doris (Tillman) Morese; and two children from his 1st marriage: one daughter, Carolyn Morese; one son, Robert J. Morese; six grandchildren: Jim (Susie), Elizabeth, Laura and Brian Walsh also Robert and Nicholas Morese; and one great grandson, Ryan Walsh.  Beloved brother of Senya Morese.

Ralph’s family included Doris’ children: Jim (Kelly) Donohue and Deborah (David) Donohue-Tompkins and their five children, Troy, Morgan, Kiernan, Danielle(         ) and David, Jr.

Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Monday, June 27, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 28 at the Funeral Home at 10:30am. Interment will follow at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

O'Hagan, Grace M. 83 years, a longtime resident of Briarcliff Manor, NY currently of Somers died Thursday, February 3, 2011 after a short battle with lung cancer.  She is the daughter of the late Marshall and Edith (Doty) Outwater.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Hope Ann and her husband, John F. O'Hagan, Sr., her grandson, Connor O’Hagan and her loving sister, Jane Outwater Young.
Grace was born in Yonkers, NY and raised in Riverdale, NY.
She graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Yonkers, NY
Grace was employed at the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, NY.  She was married to John, her husband, in 1948 for 58years.  Grace was a longtime parishioner of St. Theresa R.C. Church, Briarcliff Manor, NY.  Grace was a dedicated volunteer at Meals on Wheels, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women Nursery and Phelps Memorial Hospital.  In her later years, she was happily employed at Gap Kids in Mt Kisco.
Grace is the amazing mother of ten children: John, Jr, Michael, Gary, Jane Tambone, Donald, Brian, Elizabeth Cassidy, Patricia O’Hagan-Schoen, Christopher, Theresa O’Hagan-Ruotolo and the cherished grandmother of 24 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Grace joins her eternal best friend, Betty Borho and leaves behind her dear sister, Audrey O’Brien and great friends, Trudy Miller and Ruth Weldon.  The family is deeply appreciative to Dr. Martin Saltzman for his compassion and care of their mother.
The family will receive friends Monday, February 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10 am, February 8 at St. Patrick’s Church, Bedford, NY. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.  Memorial donations in Grace’s name may be sent to Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, NY or Celia Dill Dialysis Center, 667 Stoneleigh Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512.

Ohler, Caroline Hardenbergh wife of the late David Ohler, died on Sunday, March 27 at her home in Pound Ridge, New York.

Mrs. Ohler was born on September 1, 1929 in New York. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hardenbergh of Bedford Hills, New York.

Mrs. Ohler graduated from the Rippowam School, the Emma Willard School and Briarcliff College. Mrs. Ohler lived in the Bedford area for most of her life and had worked in the real estate office of Vincent & Whittemore in Bedford Village.

Mrs. Ohler is survived by her son, Stephen H. Ohler of Bedford Hills, NY, her daughter Caroline W. Ohler of South Salem, NY, her son Philip E. Ohler of Katonah, NY and her four grandchildren; Nicholas D. Ohler, Sophia V. Ohler, Haley C. Miller and Henry C. Ohler.

Patrick, Helen (nee Greene) died in Palm Coast, FL. on February 2, 2011 at the age of 103, just two months before her 104th birthday.  She left a most caring daughter Mary Jane (Jan) McEvoy.  She was predeceased by her dear parents Catherine and George Greene, her sisters Marion (Charles) de Leon, Kay (Henry) Manney and Anne (Robert) Costello.
Helen is survived by her nieces Lolita McKenna and Maureen Goldfarb and her nephews Charles de Leon and Jeffery Davis and their families all of whom helped to celebrate Helen’s 100th birthday.  Helen danced tap and ballet at her High School in the Bronx.  For many years, she was an Executive Secretary in charge of leases for a Real Estate Firm in New York City.  Helen lived in Thornwood, NY with her husband, James.  After his death, Helen moved to Heritage Hills in Somers, NY to live with her daughter, Jan, where she was active in Arts and Crafts and Golf until the age of 90.  She appreciated all her new friends and their loving friendship.  The Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at St. Joseph's R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  Interment will be at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

Persina, Edna M (Dede), Mrs Persina born November 23rd, 1921 in New York City died peacefully in her home March 30th, 2011. “Dede” as she was called was the daughter of James A and Marie Hynes Deering. She was a graduate of The Villa Maria School and Berkeley Secretarial School in New York. She last worked at Coldwell Banker Real Estate Office in Bedford, New York. She was a parishioner at St. Matthew's Church where she enjoyed greeting people at the reception desk.

She is survived by her daughter Laura J Sturz and her husband Paul Sturz of Pound Ridge, NY.; three grandchildren, Kimberly and her husband Greg Gaynor of Bedford, NY., Christian and his wife Margot Sturz of New Canaan, CT., and Shannon Sturz of Greenwich, CT.. Mrs. Persina was blessed with four great grandchildren: Charlie, Lindsey, and James Gaynor and Carolena Sturz. She is also survived by her brother Robert Deering, Queens, NY.

Dede loved politics, having grown up in a NYC political family, and of course, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. St. Matthew’s Church became the center of her spiritual life and where she had many friends.

A Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 6th at 3 pm. at St. Matthew's Church, 382 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew's Church, P.O. Box 293, Bedford, New York 10576

Phethean, Nancy beloved teacher, active community volunteer, devoted mother and grandmother, and dear friend to many, died on September 2 at Northern Westchester Hospital after a yearlong battle with leukemia.  She was 75.
Mrs. Phethean taught first grade at Primrose School in Somers from 1970 until her retirement in 1996.  She prided herself on remembering all her former students and was well known for stopping to chat with adults who had been her students many years earlier. 
Since her retirement, she was an active member of the Somers community.  Most visibly she was a tireless volunteer at St. Luke’s Thrift Shop and was an enthusiastic participant in other charitable activities.
Born in Ithaca, NY, she grew up in Forty Fort, PA, graduated from Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre and received a master’s degree in education from Western Connecticut State University.
She will be remembered for her warmth, loyalty, generosity, sense of fairness, and unflagging optimism.
Her husband of 44 years, D. Glenn Phethean, former guidance counselor at Fox Lane High School, died in 2001.  She is survived by her daughter, Carol Phethean and her husband, Peter Yawitz, of New York City, her son David Phethean and his wife, Tara, of Pleasantville, grandchildren Daniel and Nora Yawitz and Diana and Elena Phethean, and the many friends and family members who loved her.
Memorial service Sat., Sept. 10 at 10:30 AM, Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah NY; interment at 3:00 PM at St. Luke’s Memorial Garden, Route 100, Somers NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or at www.lls.org.

Rakow, Florence C. (Dot,  Dotsy), former Bedford resident, died peacefully on July 29 at the age of 96. She was predeceased by Otto Rakow, her husband of 49 years, in 1987. She later married Leo Land who also predeceased her.  Dot is survived by her 3 sons: William (Linda) of Fairfax, VA; Eugene of Rutland, VT; Donald (Chris) of Missoula, MT;  two daughters: Marylin Leslie (Philip) of North Salem, NY and Lois Trieb of Honeoye Falls, NY; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Dot was born in NYC on Oct. 27, 1914, to Frank and Florence Graser Capalino. Growing up, Dot had an avid interest in tap dancing and piano. For a short while, she headed a small dancing school.  After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Long Island University, Dot married Otto Rakow on Oct. 12, 1938.  They moved to Bedford, NY  in 1955.  While raising their children, Dot  received her Master of Science in Elementary Education from Western Connecticut State University.  She was a much loved teacher at Bedford Elementary School, where she contributed much toward the enhancement of reading and mathematics instruction.  In 1978 Dot retired  after 20 years, and remained in touch with some students throughout her life.   
While a resident of Bedford, Dot was an active member of the Bedford Village Chowder and Marching Society and the Bedford Garden Club. In 1983, Dot and Otto moved to Boynton Beach, FL.  where Dot  was an active tap dancer and performer in community musicals well into her 70's. She returned to the northeast in 2003 residing with several of her children. Most recently, she lived in Fairfax, Va.  
Dot, Otto, and their 5 children spent many wonderful summers at their cottage on Peach Lake in North Salem, NY. She created many clever costumes for her children for the community's annual Mardi Gras. They usually won first place. Family was her real joy in life, especially her grandchildren and  great-grandchildren. She treasured time with each of them.  Dot's memory will be  held forever the hearts of her family, many friends and former students. She will be remembered for her caring spirit and sense of humor.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10AM at St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford.  Me
Reed, June Elizabeth (Moore) 93, died on Monday August 15th peacefully at her home, with her family by her side.  She lived in Somers, New York for the past twenty-two years.  Previously, she resided in Greenburgh, New York.  She was born in New Haven, Conn and grew up in West Haven, Conn.  She graduated from West Haven High School then attended and graduated from New Haven State Teacher’s College (now Southern Conn. University).  June earned a Masters degree in Education from New York University.  She taught for many years in the Valhalla School district in Westchester County, New York.  June loved all people, especially children, and was very devoted to her family.
     She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty-four years, Lloyd H. Reed, her daughter Rebecca and son-in-law Jerry; her son, Lloyd and daughter-in-law Karyn; her grandchildren Jerome (Bileisy), Safiya, David, Leisa, Devin, Jared, and Olivia; great grandchildren Byron, Cynthia, Jasmin, Imani, Jade, Angela, Tania, Jamil, Jahai, James and Jayla; and two great great grandchildren Aleah and Dominique.  Also left to cherish her memory is her sister Esther May Corley, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
     A celebration of her life will be held at her home on September 17, 2011.
Richards, Janet Paton 56, of South Salem, NY died Friday, April 8, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center. She was born April 11, 1954 in New York City to James and Grace Brown. Janet truly loved and cared for people wholeheartedly, especially children. Gardening and writing were two of her passions and she also loved music. She is survived by her mother, Grace, her husband, Keith, her daughters, Megan and Cameron and her brothers James, David and Robert. Friends may visit on Tuesday, April 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 13 at Stevens United Methodist Church, 8 Shady Lane, South Salem, NY. Burial will follow at the South Salem Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Compassion International at www.compassion.com
Rogalin, Wilma Clare(nee Sivertsen) passed away Sunday, April 17. Funeral will be Monday, April 25, 2011, at the Pound Ridge Community Church; interment at Pound Ridge Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pound Ridge Garden Club, P.O. Box 136, Pound Ridge, NY 10576; to the Hiram Halle Library, 271 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge, NY 10576; or to a charity of choice.

Wilma was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on December 7, 1916, to Clare Wilmes Sivertsen and Ivar Sivertsen. She lived in New York State for sixty years, more than half of them in Pound Ridge. Her husband, John A. Rogalin, predeceased her.

Wilma received a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. from Columbia University. She was associated with Pan American World Airways for thirty eight years and carried out management responsibilities in Human Resources and Labor Relations as Corporate Director of Personnel.

Her activities merited awards to her from the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, the Mental Health Association, the Salvation Army, the New York State Republican Party and the National Federation of Republican Women. She was Chair for the Defense Advisory Committee for Women in the Armed Services (DACOWITS) and was a founder of the East Coast Airlines Personnel Executives Association. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Service in New York City, an officer of the Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of Upper Westchester, and a member of the Westchester County Charter Revision Study Commission.  She was president of the Retiree Club of Pan Am – NE Area. She served as a board member of the Hiram Halle Memorial Library, Pound Ridge, as board member and president of the Pound Ridge Garden Club, as a member of the Pound Ridge Historical Society, on the Neighbor to Neighbor Committee, and on the advisory board of the Pan Am Historical Foundation.

Wilma was active as a volunteer for over forty years in all aspects of Republican politics at the national, state, and local levels and served in offices for the Young Republican organizations, New York City District organizations, Pound Ridge Republican organizations, and New York state organizations. From 1959 through 1970, she was Vice Chair of the New York Republican State Committee and served as an Interim Chair. Also she presided over the Federation of Women’s Republican Clubs of New York state from 1959 to 1970, when she was also on the board of the national federation. She was a delegate and member of three Platform Committees of the Republican National Conventions. Wilma served as co-campaign chair of the New York Republican State Committee in the national campaigns of 1960 and 1968.

Wilma was a member of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church where she held several lay positions; she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She co-authored the book, “Women’s Guide to Management Positions,” and has been listed in “Who’s Who of American Women” and Who’s Who in the East.” In 1998, she received the Pound Ridge Good Neighbor Award.

Survivors include nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Services at Pound Ridge Community Church, Pound Ridge, NY, on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 10:00 AM.
Rustici, Eleanorage 81, a longtime resident of South Salem died Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.  Mrs. Rustici was born in Stamford,CT.  She is the daughter of the late Emilio and the late Carmela (Laconte) Mancuso.  Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Marshall Rustici on Jan. 10, 1998.  Eleanor was employed by Reader Digest in Pleasantville for 30 years.  She was an avid singer with several local choirs.
Eleanor is survived by: one son: David Rustici of Buffalo, NY and two daughters: Angela Rustici of Ridgefield, CT, and Roseann Rustici of Brewster, NY.  Also survived by four grandchildren: Leanne and Gabriella Rustici of Buffalo, NY; Max and Madeline Sciarra of Ridgefield, CT.  Dear sister of Carmela Lusita of Stamford, CT.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:15 am on Monday, March 7 at St. Mary's Church, Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT.  Interment will be in Fairfield Memorial Park, Stamford, CT.
Sarsen, Josephine T. age 91, of Bedford Hills died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.  Mrs. Sarsen was born November 29, 1919 in Bedford, NY. She is the daughter of the late William and the late Annie (Hogan) Trela.  She was predeceased by her husband, William Sarsen on May 19, 1968. 
Josephine served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946.  She graduated from the Bedford Hills Union Free High School and then attended Hakes Business School.  She was a Secretary at the Research Institute Of America, Mt. Kisco, NY and previously worked at Cartoon’s Furniture Store of Ossining, NY.
Josephine is survived by two daughters: Nora A.(Paul) Fritsch of Queensbury, NY and Sharon C Sarsen of Putnam Valley; and one granddaughter: Melissa Ann Fritsch Edson of West Bridport, VT.
She will be remembered for her love of sports and enjoyed bowling until the age 89, and was an avid reader.
Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 4 to 8pm. The religious service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 7pm.  Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Josephine’s memory may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or 800-822-6344.
Sears, Selma M. age 63, of Somers, NY died Thursday, July 7, 2011
Sirignano George A. , M.D. of Heritage Hills, Somers, New York, died Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the age 92.   Dr. Sirignano was born February 18, 1919 in Mount Vernon, New York, to Alfonso and Rosa (Cerbone) Sirignano.  He attended Mount Vernon schools and graduated from Columbia College in 1940 and from the Long Island College of Medicine (Downstate Medical) in 1943.  He married Helen Neubauer on January 14, 1944.  She predeceased him on August 15, 2004.  Dr. Sirignano served this country during World War II in the U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, in North Africa and Italy.  He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain.  After the War, he returned to Mount Vernon and established a surgical medical practice.  He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and had been a member of the Medical Board of Mount Vernon Hospital.
Dr. Sirignano’s brothers and their spouses, P. Raymond and Ann (Campello) Sirignano, Anthony and Lucy (Caruso) Sirignano and William and Verna (Davis) Sirignano; and his sisters and their spouses, Mary and Samuel Mancuso, Lillian and August Petrillo, Dorothy and Richard Spolzino and Sylvia Sirignano, all predeceased him.
George is survived by his four children, George A. Sirignano, Jr. (Lanette) of Bedford, New York, Gina McFadden (Martin) of Chicago, Illinois, Elissa Bigham of Aurora, Illinois and Gloria Mauro (Eugene) of Pound Ridge, New York; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Monday, June 6 at St. Joseph's RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  A private cremation is scheduled

Strauss, Graham S. age 90, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at home in Lake Purdys.  Mr. Strauss was born May 30, 1920 in New York, NY.  He is the son of the late Barnett and the late Bella (Kent) Strauss.  He married Catherine Ebbecke at the Katonah United Methodist Church in 1967.  Graham was the former owner of the Four Gables Restaurant, Somers, NY.  From 1969 to 1987, he was employed as a Teacher of Restaurant Management at the Bedford Womens’ Correctional Facility.  After retirement, Graham and Kitty enjoyed traveling across the country in a motor home.
Graham is survived by his wife of 43 years: Catherine Strauss, loving father of four children: Graham (Maureen); Richard (Karen); James (Antoinette) and Kathryn.  Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. Dear brother of Lorraine Sessa.  Calling hours will be Monday, April 25 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.The Funeral Service will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 26 at 11 AM at the Katonah United Methodist Church, 2 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY.  Interment will follow in Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to either the ASPCA or the American Cancer Society.

Suerken, Marie M. age 99, of Purdys, NY formerly of Yonkers, NY
Taranto, Adeline M. 96, of New York died Friday, March 11, 2011 at Somers Manor Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Mary Taranto and Virginia (Jean) Bochicchio, and by her beloved husband, Anthony Taranto, who died in 1982. She is survived by two daughters, Eleanor Hertel of Watertown, WI and Joyce DiNapoli of Albuquerque, NM.
She also survived by three granddaughters, two grandsons, five great grandchildren, two great- great grandchildren and a brother. Mrs. Taranto was a loving and devoted wife to Anthony Taranto to whom she was married to for over 50 years.  A devout Catholic, she always kept the Lord in her life and loved watching special television services presided over by the Pope.  Adeline was a kind and generous woman who loved her family.  She shared love through care giving and cooking. She loved animals, game shows and to laugh.   May she rest in eternal peace. Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 16 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 17 at St. Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Entombment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley
Trommer, Helen (98) of Yorktown died Thursday, May 26, 2011. Helen was born in Stanwich (Greenwich), Connecticut on December 24, 1912 to “Charlie” & Katherine (Siedlecki) Artwick. Helen was the fourth of nine children and was known for her adventurous nature as a young girl. At the age of 16, Helen met and married Edmund Trommer and together they raised a family of five children - Betty, June, Pat, Wanda and “Oscar” (Edmund). Helen was a great storyteller and brought to life for her grandchildren and great grandchildren life as it was during the early part of the 20th century – the one room schoolhouse, life on the farm, surviving the “Great Depresssion” , rationing during World War II and on and on. She was always up to date on current events and shared wonderful insights with all generations. Helen was a masterful cook and delighted her family with her wonderful specialties well into her nineties. A woman of great faith and optimism, she was an inspiration to all those that knew her and constantly made new friends.
Helen is survived by sisters: Kate Ackley (New York) and Sophie Hollis (Connecticut); daughters: June Birdsall (New York), Patricia Trommer (New York) and Wanda Knapp (New York); grandchildren: David Birdsall (New York), Susan Bukler (New York), Julie Gill (Washington), Patti Grah (Washington) and Jennifer Russell (Washington); great grandchildren: Sarah Birdsall (New York), Laura Birdsall (New York), April Lombardo (New York), Doug Thompson (Washington) , Emily Thompson (Washington), Jacob Russell (Washington) and Jack Russell (Washington); great great grandchildren: Cutler Russell (Washington) and Grace Russell (Washington). The family will receive friends on Friday, May 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 28 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Church, 1377 East Main Street, Shrub Oak,NY. Interment will follow at St. Matthews Cemetery, Bedford, NY.
Vaccaro, Antonio 86, passed away peacefully at Calvary Hospital on November 25, 2011, following a visit by his family. Emigrating from Italy in 1955, he met his late wife Elisabetta in an English language class. A skilled tailor, Antonio spent the latter part of his career proudly serving the Cadets of West Point Military Academy as their tailor.

Antonio is survived by his loving daughter, Philomena Ferrara, her husband Thomas, and his three granddaughters Elizabeth, Claire, and Mary, who love him dearly. He lived the American dream.

Visitation at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Sunday, November 27, 2011, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church in Bedford on Monday November 28th at 10:30am.

In lieu of flowers,donations to The Calvary Fund for Calvary Hospital are requested.
Whitman, Pearl Madeline age 88, a resident of Cross River since 1946 died Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.  Mrs. Whitman was born December 19, 1922 in Purdys, NY and was raised in Carmel. She is the daughter of the late Lewis and the late Ida (Osterberg) Ward.  Pearl married William M. Whitman in 1946 and was predeceased by her husband in February of 1985.  Pearl attended Carmel High School and graduated in1940.
Pearl was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends.  She enjoyed baking, playing Rummikub, watching the Yankees, gardening, raking leaves and basking in the sunshine on her deck.
Pearl is survived by one daughter: Marjorie Whitman and two sons: William and Donald Whitman  She leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by two brothers: Charles and Walter Ward and predeceased by her brothers: Walton and Lewis Ward.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY from 2 to 5 PM. A service will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday at 3PM. A private family interment is scheduled for Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donation in Pearl’s name may be sent to the American Heart Association
Wielawski, Leonarda (Jackiewicz) who survived a German labor camp in World War II, found her way to America and learned English partly by watching movies at the Bedford Playhouse, died on March 13 at Northern Westchester Hospital. She was 90.
Mrs. Wielawski, known to friends as Lee, worked as a real estate agent for several local companies after her husband died in 1968. Before that, she was a homemaker, raising three children and holding leadership roles in volunteer organizations, including the Fox Lane High School PTA, the League of Women Voters and the Northern Westchester Mental Health Association. She was also a Slavic languages scholar who earned two masters degrees from Columbia University.
Born in rural eastern Poland to parents who bred horses for the Polish cavalry, Mrs. Wielawski was snatched from the streets of her home town at age 22 by German soldiers and transported to a forced-labor camp, never to see her family again. Half a century later, she received formal reparations from the German government and the official designation of Holocaust survivor.
She met her future husband, psychiatrist Joseph L. Wielawski, after the war at a United Nations refugee camp in Germany, where she was a teacher in a makeshift school for war orphans and he was part of the international team of psychiatrists charged with evaluating the competence of accused war criminals to stand trial at Nuremberg. When they fell in love, Dr. Wielawski had silver spoons melted into wedding rings.
They emigrated to the United States, arriving with millions of other newcomers at Ellis Island. Their first home in America was in an apartment over the Bedford Playhouse in Bedford Village. Mrs. Wielawski learned English from the movies of the 1940s, making a deal with the landlord that for the price of one ticket she could see a movie as many times as she liked. Thus in her spoken English and bearing were whiffs of Bacall, Hepburn and Stanwyck.
In 1955, the couple built a house on Roosevelt Drive in Bedford Hills, where Dr. Wielawski had a medical office as well as one in New York City, and also served as a psychiatric consultant to the former Hillcrest Center for Children, now Kasho on Harris Road.
Mrs. Wielawski's wish to remain in her home - a symbol of the life she and her husband rebuilt after the devastation of World War II - was sustained by her family, friends, and neighbors. Many knew her as an avid gardener and lover of the outdoors who could be seen trimming shrubs, mowing the lawn, and undertaking new gardening projects to the very end of her life.
Mrs. Wielawski is survived by her children, Edward J. Wielawski of Boston, Irene Wielawski Mulligan of Pound Ridge and Andrew R. Wielawski of Seravezza, Italy; four grandchildren, Emily Mulligan of Boston, Andrew Mulligan of Brooklyn, Leon Wielawski and Sophia Wielawski, both of Seravezza, Italy; a son-in-law, Thomas Mulligan of Pound Ridge, and a daughter-in-law, Irena (Przybylo) Wielawska of Seravezza, Italy.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford Village at 10 AM on Friday, March 18. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Women's Civic Club of Katonah, 71 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY, 10536, where Mrs. Wielawski was a member and thrift shop volunteer for many years
Worden, Marie life-long resident of Armonk, New York, passed away peacefully at Waterview Hills Nursing Home, Purdy's, New York on November 28th. She was 97 years old.
Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, New York on Wed from 2-4 pm. The funeral service will be on Thursday at 10:30am the Bedford Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Middle Patent Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to either of her beloved churches would be appreciated.
Yannantuono, Celestina  Assunta - 69, a longtime resident of Westchester County, died Monday, January 10th 2011. Mrs. Yannantuono was born on August 30th 1941 in Bonefro, Italy to the late Santo Santoianni and Carmela Santoianni. She arrived in the United States at the age of 17 years. On April 9th, 1961, she married Aronaldo Yannantuono. Mrs. Yannantuono started to work in the electronics industry where she worked for 25 years as an Assembly Manager for RLC, Mount Kisco, NY. She retired in 2002, she and her husband moved to Fuquay Varina, North Carolina in 2003. Survived by three daughters: Gemma Celeste Vigna of Clinton Corners, NY, Lisa Naticchione of Holly Springs, NC, and Carol Schonleber of Holly Springs, NC, Son-In-Laws: Dominick Vigna, Steve Naticchione, and Robert Schonleber, Grandson: Vincent Naticchione her pride and joy of her life, two sisters: Maria Cicoria of White Plains, NY, Nicolina Montgano of Boston, MA and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY on Friday, January 14th from 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Mary’s RC Church 117 Valley Rd, Katonah, NY on Saturday, Jan 15th at 10:00
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