AIELLO, SALVATORE (Sal), 82, a Katonah resident of over 50 years, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016.  Sal was born on January 20, 1933 in the Bronx, son of the late Joseph and Josephine Aiello.  Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Malach), devoted father of Lisa (James), son Bruce, loving uncle of Joseph and Michael (Kimberly), Maria Giordano and late Anthony Giordano, great nieces and nephew Lauren, Catherine and Michael.

Sal was a Structural Engineer at Chas. H. Sells for 42 years, where he met his wife Kathy.  He was a lifelong Yankee fan, enjoyed all sports and played softball and golf.  He was always the life of the party.

Sal served in the Army from 1954 to 1956 in Alaska.

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah NY on Wednesday January 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s RC Church, 117 Valley Rd, Katonah NY on January 14th at 10:00 AM.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave, Hawthorne NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or the American Stroke Association

Aldrich, Edwin S., 86, of Somers, NY former longtime resident of Katonah, NY, died on January 12th.

He was born in Brattleboro, NH, September 23, 1929.

Edwin was the Assistant to the Chairman of the Board for Union Carbide in Danbury, CT.

For 44 years, he was the husband of the late Barbara who died in August 2015.

Interment will be held at the Bedford Union Cemetery in the Spring.

Antonecchia, Guido S., 77, of Somers, NY, formerly of Yonkers died on January 27th. Guido was born in New York City on February 20, 1938 to Vincenzo and Vita Antonecchia

Guido is survived by his devoted wife: Barbara (Cannon) Antonecchia; his loving children: Christine Amanna (Gary) and Vincent (Michelle) and the late Lisa.

Guido’s greatest joy is three beloved grandchildren: Vincent, Diana and Natalia. He is also survived by his cherished sister: Angela Rizzo and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

The family will receive friends on January 29th from 2-5 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on January 30th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers.

Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Rd, Ste 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Ascenzi, Vivian, 92, of Bedford Hills died on June 12, 2016. She was born February 7, 1924 in Cicciano, Italy. She married Orlando Ascenzi in April 28,1946.

She is retired from the Bedford Central School District

Vivian was predeceased by her beloved husband on January 20, 2004, her son, Stephen on October 7, 2006, her brother, Joseph Liburdi, Jr. and her sister, Marie Essex.

She is the loving mother of Marilyn (Lanny) Hyatt, Doris (John) Vittorini, Diane (Bob) Ciavardini.  Cherished grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 7.

Her family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Wednesday, June 15 at St. Mary of the Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Astrologo, Guiseppe “Joe”, 84, of Lexington, SC, died on September 30, 2016 surrounded by his family in West Columbia, SC.  Joe was born February 7, 1932 and raised in Bedford Hills, NY by his late parents, Valentino and Maria Astrologo.

Joe worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for I.U.O.E Local 137 in Briarcliff Manor, NY.   served in the US Army during the Korean War and is a member of Cayce Memorial Post 130.

Joe was predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years, Dorothy (Bondi) Astrologo. Joe is the loving father of Marie of Cayce, SC, Joe Jr. of Red Wing; MN and Teresa of Lexington, SC; cherished grandfather of Anthony and Allison of Pinckney, MI and dear “Uncle Joe” to many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The family will receive friends on October 21st from 4 to 8pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 22nd at 10:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi RC Church, 2 Green Street, Mount Kisco, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: Cayce Memorial Post 1309, PO Box 3242, West Columbia, SC 29171

Barrett, Jane C., 85, of North Salem, NY, died on November 11, 2016 in Briarcliff Manor.

Jane was born in St. Johnsbury, VT on June 26, 1931 and was predeceased by her husband, Douglas on June 9, 2011

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm and on Friday, November 18th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Funeral Service will be celebrated on November 18th at 11:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home.  Entombment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 101 Mill Street, Putnam Valley, NY 10579.

Joan Carlsen Bauman of Somers, NY died peacefully Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Northern Westchester Hospital.  Joan was born in New York City on June 28, 1927, the daughter of the late Conrad and Tomina Carlsen.

Joan was a graduate of the Maryland College for Women and continued her studies at Teacher’s College at Columbia University. She taught nursery and elementary school in Long Island and Westchester County, prior to co-founding the pre-school at the Larchmont Avenue Church in 1974. For more than fifty years Joan was an active member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), an organization promoting educational opportunities for women.

Joan is predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, William A. Bauman, MD. She was the loving mother of William C. Bauman, Dr. Phillip A. Bauman (Milbry Polk) and Pamela B. Pitasi (Nicholas).  Joan was the beloved and devoted grandmother of Adelaide Polk-Bauman, Bree Polk-Bauman, Lindsay Pitasi, Mary Polk-Bauman, Nicholas Pitasi and Allison Pitasi.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 5 to 8 PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah NY where a celebration of her life will begin at 7 PM.

Donations may be made in Joan’s memory to P.E.O. Foundation, Executive Offices, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA  50312-2899 or via peointernational.org “Giving Opportunities”.

Bingham, David C., 78, of Kitty Hawk, NC, formerly of Somers, NY died on September 8, 2016 at Chesapeake General Hospital.  David was born in Blairsville, GA on July 29, 1938.

David is the beloved husband of Jean R. (Morgese) Bingham; loving father of Patricia Corsale, Claire Bingham and Barbara Jean (Ralph) Williams; devoted grandfather of Joseph Tidwell, Vincent Corsale and Ashley Williams; dear brother of 6 sisters and the late Henry Bingham; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

David was the proprietor of Jensen Flooring Co. of Katonah, NY and a retired General Contractor. He was a proud US Army Veteran.

David touched so many lives with his generous heart and kind personality.  Besides his deep love for his entire family, he enjoyed helping many others at all times. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved his flowers and garden. A lifetime member of Ponus Yacht Club and the North Salem Fish and Game Club. Founding member of the Outer Banks Anglers Club, Southern Shores Boat Club and the Outer Banks Gun Club.

David’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 14th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 15th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Route 202, Somers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: Food For Thought, Inc., PO Box 1167, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949, www.foodforthoughtobx.org.

Blechner, Lillian

It is with great sadness that the family of Lillian Blechner (nee Hallberg) of Bridgewater, NJ and formerly of Bedford, NY announces her passing on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  She was 97.  Born March 6, 1919 in Astoria, NY to Anders Hallberg and Ellen Carlson Hallberg, Lillian is the beloved wife of the late Carl Blechner, devoted mother of Marilyn Incitti (John), Judith Marchiano (Paul) and Karen Nash, cherished grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of two. Lillian held dear to her heart her sister Gladys Hallberg of Maryland, as well as her late sister Ellen Anderson and late brother Ralph Hallberg.  She is survived by three nieces and two nephews. To honor Lillian’s life, a private family service will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY and burial will be at Kensico Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lillian can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (Hospice Care) 200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Breen, Dorothy J., 87, of Somers, NY, passed away at home on August 5th, 2016.  Dorothy was born in New York, NY, October 12, 1928 to the late Joseph and Rose (Prinzivalli) Castorina.

Dorothy is the loving mother of two daughters: Patricia (Michael) Sheridan of Yorktown Heights, NY and Cathy (Andrew) Carrano of Fairfield, CT.  Cherished grandmother of Matthew and Kathryn Sheridan and Caroline, Isabella and Sophia Carrano.

A graduate of Hofstra University, with a Master’s Degree in Education, Dorothy was a passionate first grade teacher at Seaford Manor School for over thirty years. After retiring, Dorothy moved to Heritage Hills where she was engaged in many community activities.

Dorothy was a lifetime learner who strongly valued education. She enjoyed traveling, music and was an avid golfer.

The family will receive friends on August 8th from 2-6pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on August 9th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.  Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532-2502.

Brown, David W. died peacefully December 19th at his home in Katonah, NY.  Born June 29th, 1927 in Mt. Kisco to the late David and Jesse Brown.  He was raised by his maternal Grandmother, and with his father’s permission enlisted under age in the Navy to participate in WW II.  From there he went to school on the GI bill and graduated with a BSME from Tri-State College of Engineering.  He was an engineer for the rest of his long life.  Along that life path, he married Anna Marie Lavelle of Bedford Hills.  They had three children, two boys and a daughter.  In 1971, he became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  He traveled far and wide; succeeded in achieving more than most professionally and personally.

Dave was a kind, thoughtful, spiritual, humble and generous man to a fault.  He was much loved by family, the community and his congregation.  He will be missed by all.

He is grandfather to Danielle, Meredith, David and Doug and great grandfather to Austin.  Dave was the brother of Marge (deceased), Doris & Dick of Katonah, Jeff (deceased), Debbie of Marco Island, FL and is survived by several nieces & nephews.

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Wednesday 21st from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm.

Funeral and burial will be on Friday December 23rd at 10:00 am for family only. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Kisco, NY.

Brown, Richard Scofield,  83,  passed on December twenty ninth two thousand sixteen. He was born on November seventeenth nineteen thirty three to the late Florence and David Davidson Brown in Katonah, NY. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth, and their three children Richard S. Jr, Barbara, and Jenifer.  Dick was predeceased by brothers Jeff and David and sister Marge Clark. He is survived by sisters Doris Hipkins of Katonah and Debbie Douglas of Marco Island Florida. Dick had been a member of the Katonah Fire department for sixty two years and ran a plumbing business out of his home in Katonah. After retirement he spent his days woodworking and spending time with family and friends that included 8 grandchildren, Richard the 3rd (RJ), Kimberly Ann, Gunnar, Jake, Lauren, Noah, Bryce, and Dean, and 3 great granddaughters, Emma, Peyton, and Olivia.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 2, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Funeral Service will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 3rd at 10am at Clark Associates Funeral Home  Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, 304 Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY.

Brundage, Dolores Marie , 84, of Swansboro North Carolina and formerly of Chappaqua, NY, passed away at Carteret Health Center in Morehead City, NC on Monday April 4th, 2016. She was born on June 10th, 1931, to the late John and Helen Hildenbrand-Quinn.

Dolores is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Vernon Brundage; sons Lawrence Brundage (Elaine) of Charlotte NC, Alan Brundage of Swansboro NC, and Thomas Brundage (Laura) of Hopewell Junction NY; grandson Graham Brundage; granddaughters Erin MacNab, Cara & Veronica Brundage, Emily, Danielle, & Allison Brundage. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Elijah & Samuel MacNab, Isaiah, Ayden, & Piper Brundage; brother Charles Quinn of Hazelton PA; sister Dorothy Lizbinski of Drums PA. She was preceded in death by three brothers; John, Robert, & Jim and her sister Beverly.

The family will receive friends from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday April 16th, 2016 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536. The funeral service will begin at the funeral home at 12:00pm.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Lexington Ave, Mt. Kisco, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dolores’s memory to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.stjude.org

GrandpaBurpee, Robert N. “Bob”, 90 of Yorktown Heights N.Y. a former 54 year resident of Ardsley, N.Y. passed away June 13th 2016. He was born July 23, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Burt and Sadie “Susan” Burpee. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Jeannette (Heyer). A graduate of Andrew Jackson High School in Queens, N.Y., and Upsala College. He attended The University of Colorado and received a Master’s degree from Columbia University. Bob served the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.

He was employed by Mobil Oil prior to becoming the owner and Headmaster of both Gramercy Park and Stuyvesant Private Schools in New York City for over 30 years. After he retired, he pursued a career in real estate and also was an Adjunct Professor of Education.

Bob was a Little League coach, served on the Board of Trustees of the Ardsley United Methodist Church, was a member of the Yorktown Presbyterian Church and an avid supporter of the Holmes Presbyterian Camp in Holmes, New York.

Bob enjoyed traveling and camping, especially to Florida, Lake George and Rhode Island. He was a lifelong Yankee fan and an avid reader.

Bob is survived by three children and their spouses: David and Linda Burpee of Somers, NY, Nancy and Douglas Wulkan of Putnam Valley, NY, Janis Pizzolato and Thomas S. Collins, Jr. of Sedona, AZ., his eight grandchildren: Christopher and his wife Lacy, Sarah, Kendra, Rebecca and her husband Lee, Andrew, Victor, Robert, and Nicholas. He is also survived by his four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The memorial service for Bob will be at the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, 2880 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, on Monday June 20th, at 3:00 PM.

A web page has been established with pictures and additional information about Bob’s life. www.burpeefamily.us

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Holmes Presbyterian Conference Center, 60 Denton Lake Road, Holmes, N.Y. 12531, (holmescamp.org) and The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E Ohio Street, #304, Chicago, IL 50611 (pulmonaryfibrosis.org)

Butterweck, Grace A., 88, of Somers, NY, and Wellfleet, MA, died on December 25, 2016 in Marlton, NJ.

Grace was born October 30, 1928 in White Plains, NY to the late Howard and Florence Butterweck, and raised in Scarsdale, NY.

Grace was preceded in death by her siblings Paul, Ethyl, and William, and by her dear friend Mary Gilhooly. She is survived by her brother, Robert (Joyce) Butterweck, 8 nieces, 2 nephews, as well as grand nieces and nephews.

Grace graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University ’50, and received an M.S. in Education from Smith College. She taught physical education at several schools, including Manhattanville College, where she was an assistant professor; was a guidance counselor at Irvington High School; and finally served as Athletic Director at Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY.

Grace was an accomplished athlete. She played in national field hockey tournaments, and was inducted into the Ohio Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame for her participation on the basketball and field hockey teams.  She officiated field hockey games in Westchester County for decades.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 2, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:30pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.   The Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 am at the Funeral Home.  Interment to follow at Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be sent to Blythedale Children’s Hospital

 Cammarata,  Mildred L.

The family of Millie L. Cammarata (Noto) announces with sadness that she passed away peacefully on August 18, 2016 in Somers, NY at the age of 94 after a courageous battle with cancer. Millie was born in Manhattan on March 25, 1922. She was predeceased by her parents Vincenzo and Luisa Noto as well as her beloved husband, Anthony and three sisters: Bessie D’Orazio, Mary Longo and Ann Loverro.

Millie is survived by one sister, Josie Valentino, and three devoted children, Jim (Mary Ellen) of the Bronx, Anthony (Carolyn) of Valhalla and Lisa Ross (Jon) of Somers. She also leaves behind six adoring grandchildren – Michael (Cathy), Daniel (Caroline), Anthony (Tara), Jonathan, Matthew and Katie, as well as five great-grandchildren – Grace Marie, Kelli-Ann, Thomas, Winston and Wyatt.

Millie was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all.

Together with her husband Anthony, they enjoyed a wonderful life together and 66 years of marital bliss, until his death in 2012. Her profound love of family symbolizes the way in which she lived her life. She was endearing, caring and kind beyond all measure. She was incredibly unselfish always placing the needs of others before her own. She had a twinkle in her eye and positive attitude that was contagious – always seeing the best in other people and circumstances. There was not a day she did not make you feel as though you were the most important person on earth. For her family and friends left behind, they will forever remember how lucky they were to have had her love and friendship for as long as they did.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, August 21st from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, at 10 am, at St. Joseph’s Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY followed by interment at Rose Hills Cemetery 101 Mill Street Putnam Valley, NY

Carlino, Rosario Salvatore, (Sal), known as Sarino by family was 85 years old when he died on Saturday, June 25 in Lake Placid, New York. For the past 5 years he lived with his daughter Sarina Nicola in Lake Placid, New York where he moved to better care for his wife Rose. His devotion to Rose has had a lasting impression on all who met him. Prior to living with his daughter, he lived in Heritage Hills in Somers, NY with Rose, his wife of 62 years. Sarino and Rose met as kids growing up in the same Italian American neighborhood in upper Manhattan. Rose’s brother and Sarino were best friends. Sarino was born on October 15, 1930 in Manhattan, NY. He was the son of Italian immigrants, and spent his early childhood in Sicily. Sarino was a US Marine veteran and served during the Korean War. Sarino was the proprietor of Sal’s Sunoco, a service station in Port Chester, NY for many years. He was honest, hard-working, and trusted by the many loyal customers he served. Sarino will be remembered as a strong, capable, responsible, handsome and happy man. He was the perfect role model as husband and father. He is survived by his wife Rose, and his six children: Sarina Nicola, Lake Placid, New York, Bernadette Rabb, Coconut Creek, FL, Louis Carlino, Boulder, CO, Steven Carlino, Delray Beach, FL, Nancy Loughran, Shrub Oak, NY, and Susan Gasparini, Newtown, CT. Sarino was blessed with 9 grandchildren, and one great grandchild on the way. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY on Friday, July 1 at 11:30am. Interment will follow at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery, 10 W Stevens Avenue in Hawthorne, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org.

Carrieri, Michael A., 85, of Somers, NY, died on April 17th.

Michael is survived by his wife: Rita T. (Paggioli) Carrieri;   and his son, Michael of Somers, NY and his daughter, Donna of Cedarhurst, NY and 3 beloved grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 20th from 2-5 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on April 21st at 10:00 am at St.Joseph’s RC Church,95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.  Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532-2502.

Chiacchia, Mario L. of Katonah, NY died on Monday March 28, 2016 at Northern Westchester Hospital.  Born on September 19, 1937 in Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt., Kisco, he was the son of William & Anna Chiacchia.

Mario was a graduate of Bedford Hills High School in 1955, following which he joined the US Army and served in Germany for 2 ½ years.  He was the owner operator of Haines Road Service Center in Bedford Hills, for 50 ½ years and was a member of the Service Station Owners Association.  He loved, gardening, boating, and all things mechanical.

Mario is survived by Vera Cook, his children, Mario (Chip) Jr. (Linda), Robert, Carol (Bob) Dreska and Christina.  He was a devoted grandfather of Russell, Gregory, Michael, Brittany, Brandon, Bobby Jr., Anthony, as well as 4 great grandchildren.  Mario is the brother of Santino (Dolores), Rosemarie (Richard) Pochintesta , Sophie Diamond, and was predeceased by brother William who was married to Patricia.  As well as many, many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 1st 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 Saturday, April 2nd at 10:00 am at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the charity of your choice.

Cannon, James C., 65, of Garrison, NY, died on May 28, 2016

A family visitation will be held on Monday, May 30, 2016 from 3 to 6 pm.

The family will receive family and friends on May 31st 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 June 1st at 10:00 am  at   St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.  Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532-2502.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to The V Foundation for Cancer Research in memory of James C. Cannon. Please include his wife, Julie Cannon (55 Canada Hill Dr, Garrison NY 10524), along with your gift to 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 or jimmyv.org.

Cappiello, Mary J., 94, of Cross River, NY formerly of Queens , died on March 27th.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 29th 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 March 30th at 10:00 am at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church,55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536

Interment will follow at Mount St. Marys Cemetery, 172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365.

Following the ceremony at Mt. St Mary’s Cemetery, the family of Mary Cappiello wishes to invite her friends and family to a luncheon at Verdi’s in Whitestone, New York (14958 Cross Island Pkwy, Whitestone, NY 11357 (718) 746-6000)). Parking will be available in a lot next to the restaurant and for convenience directions from the cemetery are as follows: From Mount St. Mary Cemetery (Estimated 14 minutes without traffic). Head north on Fresh Meadow Ln toward Booth Memorial Ave  (0.7 mile).  Continue onto Auburndale Ln (0.5 mile).  Turn left onto Northern Blvd (1.3 mile). Turn right onto 149th St (1.5 mi).  Sharp right onto Cross Island Pkwy. Destination on right.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Heart Association.

Christiano, Alice L., 74, of Somers, NY, died on September 16, 2016 at Somers Manor Nursing Home.  Alice was born in Greenwich, CT,

The family will receive friends on September 20th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Memorial Service will be celebrated on September 20, 2016 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.

Cordani, Dorothy, 81, of North Salem passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, June 9, 2016 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Dorothy was born June 14, 1934 in New York City to the late John and Margaret Guerra. Dorothy is the beloved wife of Aldo, and loving mother of Aldo Jr. of Charlotte, NC and Christine Fiacco of Patterson. She was a devoted grandmother and great grandmother. She is also survived by her five brothers and sister.

A private memorial will take place at a later date. Contributions in her honor can be made to the Parkinson’s foundation. HTTPS:support.pdf.org

Costanzo, Immacolata, 68, died on October 24, 2016.

The family will receive friends on October 26th from 3:00 to 9:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 27th at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.  Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, 280-284 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness, 3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203.

Cousin, Pearl (nee Drescher), 84, of Goldens Bridge, NY died peacefully on May 9, 2016 at Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne.  Pearl was born on March 27th, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY to William and Gertrude (nee Gutterman) Drescher, whose families immigrated to NY to escape oppression in Poland and Russia.  While staunchly secular, Pearl strongly identified with her progressive Jewish heritage throughout her life.

In her early teens, Pearl discovered dance, which became her lifelong passion.  She moved to Manhattan, where she studied with Pearl Primus and Bob Joffrey, and danced semi-professionally in the New Dance Group in the mid-1950’s until starting her family.  After moving to Goldens Bridge full time in 1969, Pearl danced with the Potpourri Dancers, and began teaching dance therapy to autistic children in the early days of the Westchester Exceptional Children’s School (WEC). She worked as a teacher at WEC for two decades, and also worked part time at Opengate, a residence for adults with developmental disabilities.  After retiring from WEC, Pearl enjoyed traveling and playing tennis.

Pearl is survived by her husband of 58 years, Kenneth, her daughter Merril (Julia, Anna), her son Rick, niece Wendy Drescher Rosete (Jose, Melanie, Christian), and nieces and nephews Jennifer, Jonathon, Mark, Paula, Laure, and Bruce.

An informal memorial will be held on Sunday May 22nd, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Barn on Hall Avenue in Goldens Bridge, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosary Hill Home (600 Linda Ave. Hawthorne, NY 10532) or the Alzheimer’s Association (2900 Westchester Ave., Suite 306
Purchase, NY 10577  www.alz.org )

Coyle, Bridget, T. , 78, a resident of North Salem, NY for 44 years, died on August 13th. at Somers Manor Nursing Home.

Bridget was born in The Bronx, NY, January 4, 1938. To Henry and Anne McKeown. She was a graduate of Preston High School in The Bronx.

She was a Registered Nurse, her most recent employer was Waterview Hills Nursing Home, Purdys, NY

She loved to travel, was involved with her Church, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted Irish Catholic.

Bridget was predeceased by her husband: Robert T Coyle on Aug 12, 1998. She is survived by her brother: Robert McKeown and his wife Janet of Tennessee, two daughters: Ann Warminsky and her husband, Jeff of North Salem, NY and Kathleen Shott and her husband, Michael of North Salem, NY, and two sons: Robert Coyle and his wife Laurene of Carmel, NY; and Gerald Coyle and his wife Cheryl of Mahopac, NY

She is the grandmother of Kelly, Michelle, Lauren Shott, Christine Grasso, and Matthew and Margaret Coyle and Jack, Liam and Graeme Warminsky. She is the great grandmother of Louis Grasso.

Bridget is also survived by several relatives in Ireland.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 15th 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 August 16th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589

Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Route 202, Somers, NY 10589.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

Alice Lythgoe Croft

1928-2016

Alice L. Croft, age 87, of Goldens Bridge, NY passed away on March 28 in Brewster, NY.  Alice Veronica Lythgoe was born April 26, 1928 in New York City and grew up in Queens Village.  She graduated high school from the Mary Louis Academy, NY and went on to attain her Bachelor of Arts degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore.  She attained her Masters in Art Education degree from Columbia University, in New York City.  She married Robert S Croft in 1957, and moved to Bedford, NY and then Pound Ridge, NY where they raised three children.  Alice worked as an art teacher for 25 years at Roaring Brook Elementary School, Chappaqua, NY.  She retired to Solebury, PA in 1986 and became active as a volunteer with the Village Improvement Association and their community projects, including Bucks County Designer House.  Alice also served on the Board of Directors of Doylestown Hospital. She was very active in her church, Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Doylestown, PA.

Alice is predeceased by her husband Robert Seibert Croft and her oldest son Robert Francis Croft, and survived by her children, Catherine Marie Lopez of Goldens Bridge, NY, and Daniel James Croft of Norcross, Georgia; grandchildren Patrick Samuel O’Brien, Alicia Catherine O’Brien, John Joseph Lopez, Mary Christina Lopez; and a multitude of family and friends.

A viewing will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536 (Phone 914-232-3033), Thursday, March 31, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.

A Funeral Mass in thanksgiving for the life of Alice L Croft will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Somers, NY Friday, April 1 at 10 am. Cemetery Service, St Francis in Mt Kisco, NY.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Alice L Croft can be made to the alsa.org website; http://www.alsa.org/donate/

Daddino, Mario J.  93.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 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 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 3 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY

Albert ‘Michael’ D’Amico, 86, long time resident of Somers, passed away in his sleep the morning of July 11th 2016.

He was born on May 1st 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to Italian immigrants Mable Pennise & Dominick D’Amico.

Michael’s distinguished Military service included a span in the United States Army as a radio operator, receipt of an Army of Occupation Medal in 1953, followed by an Honorable Discharge in 1959. During the Korean War he was assigned to the 1740 Battery/ 5th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, and also played in the Army’s international baseball league while stationed in Germany. He was invited to tryouts at Yankee Stadium thereafter.

D’Amico went on to become an accomplished businessman as the owner of several successful salons in Westchester County, where he met his beloved wife Rebecca. The two married in January 1971 and started a family. He is survived by his wife, his daughter Jessica and her husband Paul Berliner, his son David Damico and his wife Michelle Williams, and his grandchildren Millie & Sammy Berliner.

The family will receive friends on July 15th 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 Saturday, July 16th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.

Private cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to National Parkinsons Foundation www.parkinson.org.

DiCristofaro, Maria Grazia, 98, of Purdys, NY, formerly of The Bronx died on October 28th.

Maria was born in Campobasso, Italy on April 17, 1918.

Maria is survived by one son: Revaldo DiCristofaro of Somers, NY;  ; she also has five grandchildren. granddaughter, Grace Violone; Grandson, Carlo DiCristofaro; Grandson, John DiCristofaro; Grandson, David DiCristofaro; Grandson, Thomas DiCristofaro.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 30th from 2-7 PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 31st at 11:30 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589 with Rev. Paul Waddell officiating .  Interment will follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum, 280-284 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530.

dimicco-joseph DiMicco, Joseph F.  84, passed away on October 3, 2016 after a long battle  with Parkinson’s disease. Mr. DiMicco was born on October 6, 1931, son of the late  F. Joseph and Emily DiMicco of Mount Kisco, New York. He married Jean Ellen Castle  on January 30, 1954 in Potsdam, New York. They resided in Bedford until retiring to Heritage Hills, Somers in 2000.

Mr. DiMicco attended Mount Kisco High School where he will be remembered for his excellence in sports, especially football. He graduated from Clarkson University in 1953 and having participated in R.O.T.C. was inducted as an officer in the U.S. Army. While in Korea with the 26th Signal Battalion he supervised the construction of an orphanage at the end of combat. He was proud of his service and was a member of Lexington Veterans Association and Military Officers of America Association, both organizations in Fort Myers, Florida, where the DiMiccos have a winter home. In addition to St. Matthews, he was a parishioner of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel Island.

Mr. DiMicco received an MBA from New York University in 1967. During his business career, he was involved in a number of classified projects.

Mr. DiMicco was a member of Bedford Chowder and Marching Club, Mount Kisco Country Club and Lexington Country Club, Florida. He was an active parishioner at St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford, serving as Property Commissioner for many years and as a member of the Vestry. While living in Bedford, he served as President of the Sutton Clock Winders Association, an extension of one of his favorite hobbies; antique clock maintenance and restoration. He was also an avid gardener and tennis player.

Mr. DiMicco is survived by his loving family: wife, Jean and 3 daughters. Karen Timko (James M.), of Cortlandt Manor,  Pamela  Keller (David S.) of Rye, Elizabeth DiMicco of San Francisco, California and 4 grandchildren, Kelly and Megan Timko and Joseph and Katherine Keller. He was predeceased by his sister, Maria DiMicco Reitter.

A Memorial service will be held on October 8 at 2:00 at St. Matthew’s Church, 382 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY followed by a reception in the Parish House. Interment will take place in St. Matthew’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Matthew’s Church, P.O. Box 293, Bedford, New York 10506.

Dour , Marion B. died peacefully on August 22, 2016 at her Lake Katonah home where she lived for 58 years, and raised 5 children with her late husband, Paul. Marion was born in New Haven, Connecticut on April 10, 1932 to James Joseph Brady and his wife, Marion Rourke Brady. The youngest of four siblings, Marion was predeceased by her sisters, Elizabeth M. Brady, Margaret A.  Brady and her brother, Dr. James J. Brady, all of Hamden, Connecticut.

After attending Hamden Public Schools, Marion then graduated from the Nursing Program at the University of Connecticut and the Greenwich School of Nursing.  A compassionate and empathetic caregiver, Marion worked as a Registered Nurse in a variety of local venues including Somers Manor, Putnam County Hospital and Katonah Medical Group.  In addition, she valued Community Service and was involved with countless organizations including The Women’s Civic Club of Katonah, The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps and various church related endeavors.

In 1954, Marion married Paul R. Daur of Greenwich Connecticut and together they raised five children of whom they were very proud.  Daughters: Linda Roush Rubell, Anne Cunniff, and sons: Christopher, Michael and Luke Daur all survive their mother. In addition, Marion is survived by 9 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a large extended family. Her husband, Paul, died in 1999.

Visitation will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, N.Y. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10am. Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the charity of your choice or the completion of community service in Marion’s honor.

DiDomenico, Deborah Jerri, 42, of Walkill, NY, formerly of Bedford Hills, NY died on May 5th.

Her family will receive friends on May 9th 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 May 10th at 10:00 am at St. Patricks RC Church,7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY 10506.  Private cremation will follow.

Please give to the Memorial Fund for the Children of Deborah “DJ” DiDomenico; Stella, Darla and Levi.

Eglitis, Gerda, 87 of Croton Falls, NY died 09/25/2016 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mount Kisco, NY.

Born June 22, 1929 in East Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1956.

Survived by daughters Donna D’Innocenzo (Victor) and Ilse Hyde (Michael), granddaughter’s Gabrielle, Amie, Adrianna and Sandra, and great-granddaughter Emilija.

No calling hours. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Rd, Somers, New York on Thursday, Sept 29 at 11:30am. Interment will be private.

Contributions in memory, may be made to. NWH Foundation,

Attn: Keeva Young Wright, 400 East Main St., Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Payable to NWH. Please note that it is memory of Gerda Eglitis.

Elkins, Arthur H.  age 93, of Heritage Hills, Somers died Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Putnam Hospital of Carmel, NY.  Mr. Elkind was born January 29, 1923 in Yonkers, NY. He is the son of Abraham and Gertrude (nee Klein) Elkind.

Arthur was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Joan Lampl Elkind on January 10, 2015.  He served in the Air Force.  He was the owner of Imperial Wines and Liquors in Yonkers, NY.

Arthur is survived by a daughter: Laurie (Stacy) Boxer; a son: James (Amy) Elkind; three grandchildren: Alexis Boxer, Dylan and Kira Elkind.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 18 from 10:30 am to 11:30am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, February 18 at Clark Associates Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Jackson Avenue, Hastings on Hudson, NY.

ferrari-roseanneFerrari, Rosanne, 54 of Purdys, NY, died peacefully at home on January 9th following a long illness.

She worked as a Payroll Clerk for the Somers Town Hall, the Westchester Joint Waterworks and then for the Bedford Central School District.

She was young at heart with an old soul. She enjoyed going to rock concerts, the beach and pampering her beloved pug: Tonka.

Rosanne is the beloved mother of Heather and Rachel, the devoted grandmother of Eleanor Quinn and loving daughter of Patricia. She was predeceased by her father, Dominic. She is the sister of Maria Brown, Jim and Tony Piscitelli also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Funeral Service will be on Thursday, January 14th at 10:00 am at the funeral home

Private cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ASPCA.

Despite her long illness, Rosanne tried to live her life to the fullest with dignity, grace and a cynical sense of humor.

Filosa, Yolanda, 94, of South Salem, NY, formerly of the Bronx, Mount Vernon and Yonkers, died Monday, March 7, 2016, at Northern Westchester Hospital.

Yolanda was born on December 29, 1921, in the Bronx, one of nine children of Italian immigrants. She was the beloved wife of Emanuel Filosa, who died in 1991.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Meyer-Gross (Peter Gross) of South Salem, with whom she had been living since June 2015, and Ellen (Steven) Bannen of Cortlandt Manor, two granddaughters, Heather Meyer (George Gierer) of South Salem and Anne (Patrick) Taylor of Tarrytown and a great grandson, Wyatt Gierer of South Salem.

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY on Wednesday, March 9, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Interment will be at a family service at Woodlawn Cemetery on March 10.  The family is hosting an informal memorial gathering at the home of Elizabeth Meyer-Gross in South Salem on Thursday, March 10, at 7:00 PM.

Forney, Guy S., 80, of Katonah, NY, died on October 15th.

Guy was born in Madison, WI, May 24, 1936.

Guy is survived by his wife: Barbara (Nolan) Forney

His family will receive friends on Sunday, October 16th from 2-5pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

Services and Interment will be Private

foynes-patFoynes, Elaine M. (née Sekelsky), 70, of Katonah, New York, passed away on September 12th.  Born in Manhattan to Joseph and Catherine Sekelsky (née McShane), on October 6, 1945, Elaine and her family moved to Poughkeepsie in 1947, where she was raised.  She is a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School, following which she enrolled at the Bellevue School of Nursing at New York University School of Medicine, graduating in 1966.  After entering her chosen profession, Elaine rose to the position of Head Nurse, Male Medicine at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.

For forty-eight years, Elaine has been the devoted and loving wife of John P. Foynes, with whom she moved from Manhattan to Katonah in 1973 to raise their family.  A voracious reader, she has been particularly advantaged in the many Words with Friends contests she enjoyed, especially with her grandchildren.  Elaine also loved her annual (and, if the weather forecast was particularly favorable, more frequent) trips to Maine, particularly Kennebunkport, from which she would always return with treasures for the family.  She also enjoyed the occasional winter cruise with her dear friends, soaking up the warm sun with pleasure.  Ports of call included many in the Caribbean, as well as Hawaii.

Elaine has been a devoted Catholic and a forty-three-year parishioner at the Church of St. Mary of the Assumption in Katonah; a fixture at the 11:30 Sunday Mass.  Christmas was particularly special at Elaine’s house, where every year she filled the living room with gifts, her guests with her delicious cookies and cakes and her loved ones’ hearts with joy.  No birthday, anniversary, holiday or other special occasion ever passed without a thoughtful card or other kind remembrance from Elaine.  The St. Patrick’s Day forecast for New York City would be scrutinized annually – commencing two weeks in advance – in the hope of weather that would permit her attendance at the parade.

In addition to her devoted husband, Elaine is survived by her sister, Katharine Jimenez de Castro (Katonah, NY), her children, Mary Gaza (Katonah, NY), John J. Foynes (Stow, MA) and Patricia Foynes (Wappingers Falls, NY), and five beloved grandchildren, Thomas, Claire, Elizabeth, Oliver and Stanley, who will dearly miss their Nana.

The family will receive visitors from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 15th, at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, September 16th, at the Church of St. Mary of the Assumption, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Elaine’s name to Catholic Charities of the Archdioceses of New York, Office of Development, 1011 First Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10022 or visit https://catholiccharitiesnewyork.nationbuilder.com/donate

Furlan, Ernestine, 89, of Somers, NY, died on December 26th, 2016.  Ernestine was born in New York, NY, July 2, 1927.

Ernestine is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Stuart) Strauss and her son, Jeffrey Furlan.

Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8pm.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at  11:30 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.  Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY.

Genovesi, Frank, 91, of Somers, NY, died on May 3rd.

Frank was born in Casamari, Italy, on March 5, 1925 to Giacomo and Luisa Genovesi. Frank was a proud US Navy veteran of WWII.

He was an avid boxer, bowler and golfer.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife: of 69 years; Ida Genovesi; his loving children: Louise Perucci, Frank Jr. (Debbie) and Diana. Devoted grandfather of James and Robert Perucci , Jennifer and Mallory Genovesi and great grandfather of Matthew, Julianna, Benjamin and Henry Perucci. Frank is the brother of Mario Genovesi and the late Quirino Genovesi and Julia Panizzut.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 5th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 6th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to American Heart Association.

Genovesi, Ida, 90, of Somers, NY, passed away on June 25, 2016.

Ida was born in Casamari, Italy, on October 29, 1925 to Joseph and Nancy (Diamonti) Scarsella

Ida was predeceased by Frank Sr., her beloved husband of 69 years, on May 3, 2016.

Ida is survived by her loving children: Louise Perucci, Frank Jr. (Debbie) and Diana. Cherished grandmother of James and Robert Perucci, Jennifer and Mallory Genovesi and great grandmother of Matthew, Julianna, Benjamin and Henry Perucci.  Dear sister of Viola Perucci, Edward Scarsella and the late Mafalda Palmerini.

Ida’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was an avid Yankee fan.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 28th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to American Heart Association.

Gilbert, Mark A., 69, of Mahopac, NY, died on November 7th 2016

He is survived by his wife: Lai W Gilbert, his step daughter: Pui Cheng, his daughter: Allison Uvenio and his son: Adam Gilbert. He is also survived by three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 10th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

All are welcome to join the funeral service beginning at 10:30am at the funeral home.

Cremation will follow at Ferncliff Crematory, 280-284 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to National MS Society – New York Southern Chapter. www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/NYN.

Grant, John “Jack’ “Jackie”, 80, of Mount Kisco, NY, died peacefully in his sleep on November 7th.

Jack was born in Tarrytown, NY on February 8, 1936.

He was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

Jack was well known as THE legendary bartender for over 40 years at Tighe’s North Pub now known as Jimmy’s in Katonah.

He was a long time member of the Mt Kisco American Legion.

Jack enjoyed all sports especially “the horses”. He was known for placing a wager from time to time.

He is survived by his loving daughters Cathie, Joan, Jackie and Karen and his grandchildren: Ronnie, Angela, Griffin, Logan and Nicole. He is the brother of Bryan and Bruce Carson.

His family will receive friends on Thursday, November 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Friday, November 11th from 2-5pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

Interment will be Private

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to

American Legion Post 163, 1 Legion Way, Mt. Kisco, NY  10549

Please feel free to contribute an anecdote or personal story in writing to share with Jack’s family and present a copy to be included in a memory book.

Guarino, Ann, 90, of White Plains, NY formally of Goldens Bridge, NY, died on December 31, 2016.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 10:15 am at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.  Entombment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 101 Mill Street, Putnam Valley, NY.

Memorial donations are not being requested but a charity that Ann favored was The American Heart Association

Guerra, Alison Caso, age 36, of Bedford died Saturday, February 27, 2016 of sudden cardiac arrest.  Daughter of Daniel and Evelyn (Fanning) Caso, she wed Philippe R. Guerra in 2009.

After graduating from Boston College, she received Masters Degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Leadership.  She was a NYC Teaching Fellow and went on to teach at Westorchard Elementary School, Chappaqua for the last 12 years.

Beloved mother and wife, Alison leaves behind husband Philippe; children Pascal & Camille; parents Daniel & Evelyn Caso; sister Cynthia (Reid) Meyer & niece Adele. She is also survived by in-laws Bernard & Florence Guerra; sister Valerie (Paul) Bulova & children (Sophie, Charlie, Estelle).

Family will receive friends Wednesday, March 2 from 4 – 7pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY. A private funeral is scheduled.

Memorial donations in Memory of Alison may be sent to Stand Up To Cancer (su2c.org).

Hanley, Mary Jane, 82, of Somers, NY, died on November 21st.

Mary Jane was born in Pittsburgh, PA, December 16, 1933.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 23rd from 8:30 am to 9:15 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday November 23rd at 10:00 am at St.John & St. Mary RC Church (Old Church),15 St. Johns Place, Chappaqua 10514

Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532-2502.

Henker, Erwin B. ”Ernie”, 101, a longtime resident of Bedford, NY, died on March 27th.

Ernie was born in New York City on November 21, 1914.

Together with his brother, Franz he was co-owner of Henker Brother Produce in Bedford for many years.

He was an active member of the Bedford Fire Department for 72 years. He was an 18 year Fire Commissioner. He was a member of the Bedford Farmers Club, the Bedford Historical Society, The Bedford Library and he was an associate member of the East Greenville Fire Department in PA.

Ernie is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Helen Henker; and his loving son, Thomas of Pennsburg, PA, and his wife Julia. He is the devoted grandfather of Dominique and Tiffany and great grandfather of Drew Thomas and Jace Alexander. He is the brother of Gertrude Rohrbach of Washington State and the late Franz, Uncle of Fred and John Rohrbach and Lilly Thomson all of Washington State and also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Funeral Service will be at the funeral home on Thursday March 31st at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Middle Patent Rural Cemetery, Banksville Road, Banksville, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bedford Village Fire Department, PO Box 230, Bedford, NY 10506.

Johnson, Broaddus Jr., a long-time resident of Bedford, NY gently passed away on Tuesday, January 26th, at the age of 93. Known by family and friends as “Speed”, he served as a Lieutenant in the Army Air Force and later graduated from Yale University in 1948. He worked in advertising sales at NBC in New York for most of his business career. Later he followed his calling and was ordained as a Deacon in the Episcopal Church at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in 1992. He fulfilled his responsibilities through St Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Bedford and in surrounding communities with dedication and compassion until very recently.

A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 66 years, Kate deForest Johnson, and children, W. Macy Johnson, Andrew B. Johnson, and Kate Knapp Johnson and their families, including 7 grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all.

Services will be held at St Matthew’s Church in Bedford, NY on Saturday, February 6th at 10:30, followed by a reception in the Parish House at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St Matthew’s Episcopal Church.

Kahn, Lydell J. , 79, of Pound Ridge, NY, died on January 28th.

He was born in New York City on July 19, 1936 to David and Edna Kahn.

Lydell is survived by his wife: Audrey (Solomon) Kahn his sons, Peter Kahn (Mindy) and James Kahn (Karen) and he is also survived by 6 grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be on Sunday, January 31st at 10:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.

Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, 12 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663.

Kaleja, Elfriede age 83, of Somers died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Putnam Hospital, Camel, NY.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, February 13 from 2-5pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

Funeral services are private.

Keegan, Daniel Robert, 28, of Fayetteville, NC, formerly of Dover, NH died Thursday, January 7th 2016.

Daniel was born on January 27th 1987 in Hartford, CT to Andrew and Stephanie Keegan.  He served 8 years in the US Army, deploying to Afghanistan twice and leaving the Army in September 2014.

He attended St. John’s University in New York and the University of New Hampshire returning to active duty just one semester shy of graduation.  After his military service he worked diligently to provide as many people as he could in his area with health insurance.

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather Daniel spent many years as a competitive fencer.  He loved the sport and the people he met in it, even going so far as to put together a fencing club on his base in Afghanistan.  As an avid reader he also helped to put together a small library on base and filled it with donations from generous friends and strangers alike.  He was a brilliant, kind, and generous young man and will be deeply missed.

Daniel is survived by his parents of Somers, NY as well as his brother Brian Keegan of the Bronx, NY and Peter Keegan of Somers.  In addition he leaves his grandmother Anne Keegan of West Hartford, CT and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd. Katonah, NY on Saturday, January 16th from 10-12, with services immediately following at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, 90 Park Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10016 or at bbrfoundation.org.

Lange, Robert A. “Bob”, 84, of Somers, NY, formerly of Mt. Vernon, NY, died the 29th of December 2016, at his home.

Bob was born on August 7, 1932 in Mt. Vernon, NY to the late Lillian and Harold Lange. A resident of Somers for 28 years, Bob was a U.S. Marine veteran and served in Korea. A graduate of Pace University, he received an Associates degree in Accounting. Bob was a Senior Vice President and Controller of Rudin Management in New York City and retired after 42 years. He was a life member of the Somers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8213 and life member of the Putnam County detachment of the Marine Corp League. Bob is survived by his beloved wife Maureen (nee Meade), daughter Meghan Finn, son-in-law Michael Finn, grandson Hudson Robert Finn, brother Harold and sister Judy Godfrey, and many nieces and nephews.

His family will receive friends on Monday, January 2nd from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00 -9:00pm and on Tuesday, January 3rd 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 Wednesday, January 4th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.  Interment will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Route 202, Somers, NY 10589.

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Therese C. Levinsky (nee Grillo) a South Salem, N.Y resident for 27 years,. died on Monday, May 16 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She was born

July 18, 1947 in Evangelical Deconess Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Lawrence J. (Larry) Grillo, Sr. and Constance (Connie) Grillo (nee Assande).

She grew up in Mineola, Long Island and graduated from Mineola High School. She was a licensed cosmetologist.

Therese began her distinguished career as an instructor at the Robert Fiance Beauty School. She later worked for the Clairol Division of Bristol Myers in

the product test center and on the Professional Color Hotline. Therese went on to work in some of New York City’s most prestigious salons as a master haircolorist. Known as the “colorist to the stars”, Therese went on to build a tremendous following of private clientele. Her work was featured on national TV shows such as The Today Show and Oprah.

Therese was a gourmet well known to her friends and relatives for her exquisite parties. Therese loved to sing and was a vocalist in the 1960’s

Pop group called, The Stainless Steel Eggplant. The highlight for the group was serving as the opening act for Billy Joel and his group, The Hassles.

Therese was a member of Temple Shearith Israel (now Temple Shir Shalom), where she was in the choir and served on the board.

Therese is survived by her husband, Ronald (Ronnie), son Darren, his wife, Julieanne, grandson Lucas, of Woburn, MA, brother Lawrence A. Grillo, Jr.,  of Amherst, NH, nephew Christopher Grillo, his wife Harmony, and daughter Johnny Ella of North Hills, Los Angeles, CA, niece Jennifer McCauley, her husband Patrick and their daughters Madison and Megan of Farmingville, brother-in-law Stanley Levinsky, sister-in-law Phyllis Levinsky beloved aunts Florie Angelone and Antoinette Italiano, and many cousins. She was predeceased by her nephew Lawrence Grillo, III.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 10:00 AM  Temple Shir Shalom in Ridgefield, CT. Internment will be at South Salem, Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to either Pet Rescue, PO Box 393, Larchmont, NY 10538 or American Diabetes Assoc, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312

LoGrasso, Amelia (Emilia)  died on August 8, 2016 at The Osborn in Rye, NY. She was born in The Bronx, NY on July 2, 1917 to Filomena and Carl Pellitteri. She lived in Brooklyn, NY, Flushing, NY and, for 51 years, in Manhasset, Long Island. She married Dr. Anthony LoGrasso, a dentist, in June, 1943 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Dr. LoGrasso predeceased her after 57 years of marriage.

Amelia graduated from Hunter College and received a Masters Degree in French from St. John’s University. She worked in her family’s interior decorating business in Brooklyn and for 28 years was a foreign language teacher at John Adams High School in Ozone Park, NY. She was a member of Hempstead Golf and Country Club for 56 years. An avid golfer, cook, bridge player and linguist, Amelia traveled throughout Europe speaking three foreign languages.

Amelia is survived by her two daughters, Joanne (John) Timmel of Bedford, NY and Caryl (William) Timmel  of Sandy Hook, CT, five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren. A granddaughter, Caryl-Lyn Slane, predeceased her in 2001. Amelia is also survived by a brother, Frank Pellitteri. A sister, Geraldine Chiarello, predeceased her.

Amelia will be remembered for her love of family, love for music and dancing, but especially for her love of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will miss her hosting of holidays and parties, but especially her ability to help everyone be happy.

Her family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 12th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Bedford, NY. Entombment will follow at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood, 111 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Mental Health Association of Westchester County, NY in memory of Amelia LoGrasso.

McCabe, Rita Chiasson  96, died peacefully in her home, with her family by her side on December 22, 2016 in Bedford, NY. She was born October 11, 1920 in Glacé Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia to the late Adelard Chiasson and Mary Sampson Chiasson. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, George W. McCabe, Jr.

Rita is survived by her children: George & Gina McCabe, Poulsbo, WA,

Carol Grimes, Bedford, NY, Mary Jane & Chip Raymond, South Salem, NY,

Elaine & Craig Reynolds, Daniel Island, SC, Philip & Terry McCabe, Greenwich, CT

David & Barbara McCabe, Beacon, NY and Amy & Patrick Jennings, Fairfield, CT.

Cherished grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and friends of her extended family.

At the age of 3, Rita moved from Nova Scotia to Waltham, MA with her family and then to Bedford, NY in 1941 when she married the love of her life.  She retired from the Post Office in Bedford Village in 1980. Her home was a gathering place for many friends and extended family for the last several decades.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 30th at 10:00 am at St. Patricks RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY.  Interment to follow at Bedford Union Cemetery, Clinton Road, Bedford, NY.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Bedford Fire Department or Catholic Charites.

McLaughlin, Eileen M., of Somers, New York formerly of Scarsdale, New York died Monday, November 14th, 2016 at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel, NY.

Eileen was born on May 17th, 1944 in Yonkers, New York to the late Andrew & Alice McLaughlin. She was a graduate of The Catholic University of America & The School of the Holy Child. She dedicated her professional career to caring for animals & children.  While teaching at the New York Foundling program Eileen became certified in the Maria Montessori method and went on to certify others.

Eileen is the beloved sister to Sheila Curry (nee McLaughlin) & the late Donald McLaughlin, Mary Deighan (nee McLaughlin), Alicia McLaughlin, Andrew McLaughlin, & Denise Downing (nee McLaughlin). She is the loving Aunt to Patrick Brian, Vincent, Andrew, Daniel, Kathryn, Patrick Joseph, Luke, Mary Sheila, Alice, Brice, Maureen, Amy, Kevin, Meredith, & Adam.

Eileen was the loving mother of Patrick (nee Wolftone) as well as many, many other animals. She was a quiet & kind soul who loved people, animals, reading, music, & dessert.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road Somers, New York 10589 on Saturday, November 19th at 10:00am.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association National Office Via Phone:

800-272-3900 or Mail: Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090

*If writing a check please write in the notes area “In memory of Eileen McLaughlin”

Online: www.alz.org/donate

McGuire, Barbara A., 71, of Chappaqua, NY, died on February 17th.

She was the beloved wife of the late John McGuire who died in 2015.

Barbara is survived by her 4 loving children: Michelle Huff of Atlantic Highland, NJ, Deborah Krinitsky of Red Hook, NY, John McGuire, Jr. of Wingdale, NY and Jennifer Weldon of Somers, NY.

The family will receive friends on February 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00a.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Graveside Memorial Service will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Lexington Ave, Mt. Kisco, NY at 11:30am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society

Or

Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam

540 White Plains Rd, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Moat, Mary, 105, of Pound Ridge, NY, died on April 13th.

Mary was born in Marine City, MI, January 4, 1911.

Mary is survived by her son, Richard; 3 nieces: Jean Marshall of Windsor, ON; Virginia (Larrie) Cox of Metamora, MI; Althea (Charles) Beattie of Marine City, MI; and a nephew A. Donald Kiddle of Marine City, MI. Mary is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 22nd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY the funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home.  Interment will be at the Pound Ridge Cemetery, West Lane, Pound Ridge, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Pound Ridge Police Department 177 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576 or the Pound Ridge Ambulance Corps, 179 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576.

Moore, John Joseph, 73 of Bridgeport, CT formerly of South Salem, NY.

John spent many years as a coach of various North End Little League teams in Bridgeport, CT. He also assisted with the Club Scouts going on many campouts.

John was employed with Clairol for 40 years (both under Bristol – Myers Squib Company and P&G) He received a Certificate of Appreciation for displaying Safe Behavior by working 5 years without a recordable safety incident from November 15, 2001 through November 15, 2006. He worked as an inspector for packaging lines, an appliance inspector, a warehouse and returns auditor, a finished goods analyst, a raw material analyst and in 1993 received the Quality Assurance Technician of the Year Award.

He is survived by his wife Janet Grabowski, his sons Christopher T. (Lorena), David M. (Judy) and John W. (Tammy) Moore.

He is the brother of Marie (Bill) Blaney, Margaret (Richard) Borman, Wesley (Arlene), Paul (Nancy), Robert (Evelyn) and Ronald (Kathryn) Moore and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Bruce and Gertrude Moore and his brother Allen B. Moore

His family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 12th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 13th at 11:30am

Interment will follow at Reynolds Cemetery, Route 35, Cross River.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of one’s own choice.

John’s family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of Bridgeport Hospital for their excellent care.

Morris, Janet E., 73, a 13 year resident of Cross River, NY died on January 23rd.

Janet was born in Queens, NY, November 28, 1942 to Edmund and Evelyn Fischer.

Janet was a mother, homemaker and an active member of the Bedford Presbyterian Church in Bedford, NY since 1990.

She excelled at her arts and crafts and assisted with the Church’s annual Mistletoe Mart.

Janet was a strong woman till the end.

She is survived by her son, Derek Morris (Jessica) of Bensalem, PA and her brother Robert Fischer (Barbara) of Mineola, NY.

Janet was predeceased by her husband, Edward  J. Morris in 2001.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 28th at 1:00 pm at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Middle Patent Rural Cemetery, Banksville, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Presbyterian Church.

Deceased: Mary Massimo

Died May 12, 2016

Family will receive friends on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00pm

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at St. Joseph RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.

Private Committal Service.

Morelock, Jr., William D., 56, of Mahopac, NY, died on November 24, 2016. William was born on August 30, 1960 in Hudson, NY to the late Barbara (Oliver) and William D. Morelock, Sr.

William is survived by his wife: Jayne M. (McCauley) Morelock; four children Christine (Craig) Valentino, Ryan, Douglas and Shaun Morelock; two sisters: Kimberly (Robert) Tyra and Patricia (Patrick) Macquignon.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 29th at 10:00 am at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brain Tumor Research Fund, NYU Langone Medical Center, One Park Avenue, 5thFloor, New York, NY 10016

Mulcahy, Dennis Edward, 63, of Cross River, NY, died on May 16th at Westchester Medical Center.

Dennis was born in Teaneck, NJ, on October 11, 1952.

Dennis was the beloved husband of Lori Ann D’Addario-Mulcahy, and loving father of Lindsey and Hailley Mulcahy.

He is survived by his two brothers, Michael and Jim Mulcahy, and his two sisters, Patricia Mulcahy and Trudy Murray, as well as nieces and nephews.

He was a graduate of Dominican College, receiving a BA in teaching.

His first passion in life was equestrian training, and in 1984 his training of “Sheffield” led to his victory at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden on their 100th Anniversary. He was a co-owner of New England farm in Greenwich, Connecticut where he produced many top hunters and jumpers.

He later shifted his career into the women’s shoe business, but continued judging horse shows throughout his lifetime. He worked for various shoe companies such as Esprit, Sam & Libby, Jazz Shoes, Nine West Group, Vida Shoe Company, etc.

Everyone who knew Dennis knew he was a fun-loving man who made friends everywhere he went. He had a lively sense of humor and was adored by his extensive network of friends as well as his family.

The family will receive friends on May 22nd from 2-7 PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 23rd at 10:00 am at St. Patricks RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY 10506.  Interment will be private.

The US Ski Team World Cup men's technical event squad at Beaver Creek, CO December 1, 2007. ©JSelkowitz/SElkoPhoto

The US Ski Team World Cup men’s technical event squad at Beaver Creek, CO December 1, 2007.
©JSelkowitz/SElkoPhoto

Needell, Gregory H, 52, of Carbondale, CO, formerly of Hastings-on-the-Hudson, NY died Tuesday, June 7th 2016 at Mammoth Mountain, California.

Greg was born on November 14th 1963 in Livingston, New Jersey to Kathleen and Benjamin Needell. He was a graduate of Stratton Mountain School in South Londonderry, Vermont and St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, where he received a BA in History, competed and was Co-Captain of the St. Lawrence ski racing team on the NCAA circuit.

Greg had over forty years of experience in the sport of alpine ski racing. He was a U.S. Ski Team men’s national alpine team coach for eight years and directed club programs domestically and internationally for many years, most recently with the Aspen Ski Club and Team Summit in Copper Mountain, CO.

Greg was the creative mind behind the widely-read The World Cup According to Grande through skiracing.com and his own Alpine Race Consulting, which has been acclaimed by its avid followers for its technical and tactical insights, as well as its readability and wit.

Greg is the beloved husband of Shannon Sohr Needell  and is the loving father of Coen Needell.  He is also the devoted uncle of Caroline and Harry Needell and Edith, Emily and Jane Hollander.

Greg is survived by his sister, Claire Needell Hollander, of Larchmont, NY, his brother, Jonathan Needell, of Coto de Caza, CA, his sister-in law, Christine Needell and his parents, Kathleen and Benjamin Needell of Pound Ridge, NY.

A funeral service will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536 on Monday, June 13th at 2pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stratton Mountain School, 7 World Cup Circle, South Londonderry, VT 05155.

Nolletti, Jr., Martin D., 60, of Katonah, formerly of Mamaroneck, NY died on November 9, 2016.  Martin was born in Port Chester, NY, April 5, 1956.

Martin is survived by his beloved mother, Dolores DePaoli and his loving sister Lynette Nolletti;

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Memorial Service will be celebrated on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, Memphis TN.

IMG_0014Nopper, Sr., Raymond James, age 82 of Laguna Hills, CA and formerly of Somers, NY died on July 8th after a long history of heart disease. He and his twin brother, Edward were born on January 9th, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Jane T. (Jarvis) & Emil A. Nopper. He attended St. Pascal’s Baylon Parochial School in Hollis, Queens and Trinity High School in Brooklyn, NY before he enlisted in the Army in September 1952 and served in the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant with the 45th Infantry Thunderbirds and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in a combat zone. Raymond returned home and attended both St. John’s University and Fordham University where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master degrees in Education.

A special education reading teacher and tutor for over 41 years, Raymond taught at Lincoln Hall in Somers, NY, Peekskill High School in Peekskill , NY and finally for over 25 years at Mount Pleasant Cottage School and Abbott House in Pleasantville, NY.

He married Kathleen R. Reichert on August 8th, 1959 at St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church in St. Albans, NY and then moved to Purdys, NY for his work and to start a family where he and his wife were longtime communicants of St. Joseph’s Parish in Croton Falls (now Somers), NY.

He was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Kathleen and brothers, Robert and Edward.

Raymond is survived by his children, Raymond Jr. (Jodie) of Mission Viejo, CA, Kathleen of Roslindale, MA, Eileen (Leo) of Mahopac, NY, Alison (Ronald) of Mission Viejo, CA and Jennifer (Salvatore) of Fishkill, NY and grandchildren, Ann, Kayla, Sean, Ryan, Thomas and Nicholas as well as several nieces and nephews.

Raymond was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, The Third Order Society of St. Francis, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5491, Lake Baldwin Taxpayers Association, as well as holding many coaching positions for his children’s baseball and softball teams.

He also served in the Army Reserve for several years as well as being a member of the Honor Guard and VFW chaplain.

His family will receive friends on Thursday July 14th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 15th at 11:30am at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY

Pio, Frances E. “Fran” 76 of The Villages in Lady Lake Florida, formerly of Patterson New Jersey died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at The Villages Regional Medical Center in The Villages, FL.  Fran was born on September 21, 1939 to the late Anthony and Frances Pio.

Fran was a graduate of Rutgers University receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She subsequently went on to Fordham University where she received a Masters of Business Degree.

Fran worked for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Inc. for 49 years before retiring in 1998 as a Senior Buyer for the Pfizer Consumer Products Division in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Fran is survived by several nieces and nephews and cousins Marie Sheppard and Lucille Schmidt. Fran was the cherished and beloved friend to Nancy Panzenbeck for 56 years, and to Helen Maroulis for 46 years and Alberta Mount for 26 years. Fran will live on in our hearts and memories forever

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 6th at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel located in Gate of Heaven Cemetery at 10 West Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne, New York 10532. Directly following the Mass, entombment will follow at Our Lady Queen of Peace Mausoleum.

Pitaro, Michael Thomas, 60 of Westchester County peacefully passed away on October 27th, 2016. Mike was born August 16, 1956 in Bronx, NY to Louis and Marie Pitaro (Iodice).

Michael is survived by his loving children Marina and Victoria, his former wife Nadina, his brother Robert (Lucy), his sister Claudia (Robert), nieces Jennifer, Stefanie, Samantha, Daniella, and Marissa, and nephews Robert L. Jr., Carmine III, and Robert D. Jr. He was predeceased by his father, mother, stepfather Claudio Iodice, and brother-in-law Carmine Jr. Michael was loved by his family and friends and will be terribly missed.

Michael was a generous, loyal and loving person. He lived for his children Marina and Victoria, striving to bring joy and happiness into their lives.

Michael had an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit and succeeded in each endeavor he undertook. His uncanny wit always put a smile on everyone’s face. His humor and sincerity will be missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive family and friends on
Sunday, October 30th
3:00-8:00PM
Clark Associates Funeral Home
4 Woods Bridge Road
Katonah, NY 10536
www.clarkassociatesfuneralhome.com
(914) 232-3033

Funeral Mass:
Monday, October 31st
10:00AM
St. Joseph’s Church
95 Plum Brook Road
Somers, NY 10589

Entombment:
St. Raymond’s Cemetery following Mass

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Pugni, Marianne (nee O’Brien) , of Somers, NY, passed away after a quick and fierce battle with multiple cancers on November 17, 2016, at the age of 61.  Marianne was born on April 25, 1955 to Sue Ann E. and Daniel J. O’Brien in Mt. Vernon, NY and was a proud Republican, and Westchester County resident for her entire life.  Marianne was preceded in death by her beloved husband Donald J. Pugni, Jr. in 1998 and her cherished mother Sue Ann E. O’Brien in 2010.  “Mar” is survived by her deeply loved father Daniel J. O’Brien of Heritage Hills, Somers, NY; sister Marita O’Brien, and her treasured brother Daniel J. O’Brien, Jr. (Teresa) of Silverthorne, CO.  Also surviving are her dear nephews and nieces:  Peter E. and Rebecca S. Wilhelm and their beautiful children Gavin J. and Carmen L. of New Milford, CT, Matthew C. O’Brien of Denver, CO and Griffin J. O’Brien of Littleton, CO.

Mar was a lifelong, diehard NY Giants fan who was also very passionate in competitive yacht racing and sailing competitions traversing the Eastern Seaboard for over 40 years.  Mar was a lifelong volunteer with many charitable organizations throughout the area, focusing her particular attention to assisting in the life altering planning changes required to successfully transition spinal cord patients from rehabilitation centers to the comfort of their own homes.  She tirelessly ran weekly evening meetings with family members to provide additional hands-on knowledge of the necessary skills required.

We know that our Mar will be always remembered for her devotion to her family and how she so loved and treasured her true friends.  Nonetheless, we know that she also would want to be remembered primarily as a loving wife, daughter, sister and aunt.  In lieu of flowers, Mar has requested donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association of Westchester, 2900 Westchester Ave., Suite 306, Purchase, NY 10577 in Sue Ann O’Brien’s memory; The Human Fund, or to The American Cancer Society.  Per Marianne’s request, there will be no visitation services.  A Celebration of Mar’s Life and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY at 11:30 a.m.

EILEEN QUINN HEADSHOT Quinn, Eileen Hayes, 86 of Heritage Hills, in Somers, NY, passed away  January 19th 2016, at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco NY. Her Son and Daughter were by her side.

Eileen was born April 26th, 1929 in the Bronx to the late Michael Sr. and Mary (Ross) Hayes. Her father, Michael Sr. was one of the great New York City trial lawyers of his time. Eileen was a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel in  White Plains NY where she received a degree in Education. She later became the assistant to the Director of WARC in Mt. Kisco, NY working there until her retirement in1986. She enjoyed spending her retirement years traveling with her husband John, seeing Broadway shows and dining out. She was an avid member of the Heritage Hills Golf Association for over 15 Years. Eileen will be best remembered for her sense of humor, strong spirit and devotion to her family.

Eileen is survived by her beloved husband John Patrick Quinn, her son Kevin Carroll of Kew Gardens, NY daughter Moira Bontempi (John),of Basking Ridge, NJ, her grandchildren Gabrielle and Zachary,and her step daughter and son Laura and Richard Quinn. Eileen was the sister of the late Michael A.Hayes Jr, of Trumbull, CT and is also survived by her sister-in-law Sheila Hayes, nieces Laura Hayes Morgan, Alison Hayes Palsho and Susannah Hayes Jones.

Friends and Family may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woodbridge Rd., Katonah, NY on Monday January 25 from 3 to 6PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, 95 Plum Brook Rd. Somers, NY on Tuesday January 26th at 10:AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne, NY.

Reda, Kathleen Shilling., 92, formerly of Katonah and North Salem passed away in Chapel Hill, NC on August 3rd, 2016.
Kathleen was born in Katonah, NY, March 4, 1924.  She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Robert A. Reda, Sr. in 2003.

Kathleen is the beloved mother of her son: Robert A. Reda, Jr. and three daughters: Kathanne Krause, Pamela Reda and Sallie A Schmidt. Cherished grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of 3. Dear sister of Warren Shilling and his wife, Patricia.

Kathleen was the proprietor of Kay’s Korner in Katonah from 1960 to 1972. After raising her children, she worked as a Real Estate Broker throughout Westchester.

The family will receive friends on August 7th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on August 8th at 10:00 am at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, 304 Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY 10549.

Memorial Donations in memory of Kathleen may be sent to:

Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Office of Development
4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27704

Reidy, Jean E., 96 of Somers, NY died peacefully in her home on February 8, 2016.

Jean was born and raised in  Manhattan and is a graduate of Hunter College and earned her Masters Degree in English literature from Columbia University (class of 1940).   She went on to teach for nearly 40 years in the Katonah and Somers school systems, including 22 years as the librarian at Somers Primrose Elementary.

Jean dedicated her life to children and reading.  At Primrose, and for decades after her retirement, Jean conducted “story hours” inspiring many generations of children to read and appreciate literature.  Last October, the Somers Library Foundation honored Jean for her role in spearheading the building of the Somers library at Reis Park and her services as a library trustee for over 50 years.  The Children’s Room at the library is named in her honor.  Jean was also an active member of other organizations, receiving numerous awards, including Westchester County Citizen of the Year and the Westchester Library System’s Service Award.

Jean is survived by her husband Robert, her son Daniel (Krista) of St. Helena CA, two grandchildren, Danny and Alana, and her brother Robert McClellan of Shelburne, Vermont.

Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah on Friday February 12, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8pm.  A service will be held at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah, 31 Bedford Road with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Somers Library Foundation PO Box 443, Somers, NY 10589.

Remsen, Elvira, 99, of Bedford Hills, NY, died on September 1, 2016

The family will receive friends on September 6th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on September 7th at 10:00 am at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536.  Interment will follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum, 280-284 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530.

Rida, Frances, ”Grandma Rida” 96, of Somers Manor formerly of Mt Vernon, NY, , died on July 18th.

Frances was born in Bronx, NY, April 27, 1920 to Octavio and Madeline Trippodo.

Frances, wife of the late John Rida,  is survived by one daughter: Helga Stanton (Robert, Sr) of Lincolndale, NY; she is the grandmother of Corinne Stanton; Robert Stanton; Jr.(Katie) , Janine Stanton-Lamb (Rick), Rick Stanton (Nicole), Great Grandmother of Diana; Mikey; Ricky; Rachel;  Chloe; Lila; Bobby III; Andi.

She is the sister of Thomas Trippodo and Regina Spruck and was predeceased by Serafina, Angelina, John, Philip, Joseph, Peter and Octavio.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Grandma Rida was best known for her sense of humor, generosity and kindness to others.

She loved to make “yarn dolls” which she freely gave out to all that she loved.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 20th 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 Thursday, July 21st at 11:30 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church,95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.  Interment will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Route 202, Somers, NY 10589.

Riina, Salvatore V.  73

Family will receive friends on Monday, February 1, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm 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, February 2 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY.

Ronnau, Harry Karl, 85, of Purdys, NY, died on June 21st.

The Graveside Service will be on June 27th at 11:00 am at Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue, P.O. Box 7, Valhalla, NY 10595

Anne Leigh Rudeen, Author, Teacher and Force of Nature,

Moves on to Next Adventure

Anne RudeenThe author of six published novels and a unique, independent spirit who left an indelible impression on everyone who knew her, Anne Leigh Rudeen passed away peacefully at her home in South Salem, N.Y., on Sunday, July 3, 2016. She was 85, although her outlook and energy level was far more youthful. Her passions included attending rock concerts, taking Zumba classes, reading the New York Times, creating art projects, and generally making everywhere she lived and every life she touched all the better for her presence. A resident of South Salem for more than 50 years, she also owned a home in New Port Richey, Florida, where she spent each winter season.

Anne Leigh Rudeen, née Snyder, was born on June 27, 1931 in Topeka, Kansas, to Frances Louise and John Thomas Snyder. The Snyder family, which included Anne’s younger sister, Patricia, settled in Great Bend, Kansas, where her father worked for the electric company and owned a hardware store. Anne’s stories about growing up in Great Bend, which is in America’s geographical center or as Anne put it, the “belly button” of the United States, were highly entertaining and memorable.

Anne attended Great Bend High School, then spent her senior year at a Ward Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee, where she was a self-described “floorboard debutante”, going hunkering down on the floorboards of the cars of forbidden beaux to hide as they drove through school grounds. She was admitted to Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas, and pledged the Chi Omega sorority. An English major and member of the college newspaper staff, she met Kansas City resident and fellow KU student Kenneth Rudeen at “The Shack” where the school newspaper was published. Ken Rudeen, KU college correspondent for the Kansas City Star at the time, frequently phoned in his stories to the paper from The Shack. The two were married in Great Bend just days after they were graduated from KU − Anne with Phi Beta Kappa honors − in 1951.

Ken was drafted into the Army during the Korean War, primarily serving in Baltimore, Maryland, where Anne worked as a teacher. Once Ken was discharged from the Army, he was hired by Sports Illustrated magazine in New York City. He and Anne moved to New York, where she was employed by Time Inc. and also worked at International House. After the birth of their child, Louisa Ellis, Anne enjoyed taking her to Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum, only a few blocks away from their Park Avenue apartment.

In 1965, the Rudeen family moved to South Salem, N.Y., purchasing the house Anne owned until her passing. She worked as a substitute teacher for the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, primarily at John Jay High School. One of her former students recently said:

“When ‘Mrs. Rudeen’ came in to sub a class we always knew it would be a very interesting hour.”

Anne published her first novel, Summerblood, with Warner Books in 1978. It was followed by American Royal (Warner) in 1980, and Jam Archer and Wild Dalton in 2008. With her daughter Louisa, Anne co-wrote Tessa of Destiny (Avon Books) in 1980 and Green Lady (Avon Boks) in 1981, under the pseudonym Leigh Ellis. She also collaborated with Ken on a series of children’s books he wrote about sports heroes, published by HarperCollins in the 1970s.

Ken continued working for Sports Illustrated until 1996, ultimately attaining the position of Assistant Managing Editor. Thanks to his career, Anne and Ken attended innumerable memorable sporting events, including Grand Prix races, World Series finals and Olympic Games. They covered every America’s Cup from 1970 until Ken’s death in 2003. Even after his passing, Anne attended the America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain, in 2010, and planned to go to the Cup in Bermuda in 2017.

Anne Rudeen is survived and beloved by her daughter, Louisa Rudeen Beckett; son-in-law Gary Beckett; sister, Patricia Trebilcox; godson Jay Grimm, nieces and nephews Jeff Grogger, Liz Grogger, Vicki Gauss, Connie Watrous, Aleen Dennis, Bill Bleich and Kenny Bleich; grandchildren Kaitlyn Beckett and Kalea Beckett, grandnephew Miles Grogger, and countless other people who loved her.

In lieu of flowers, donations made Anne’s name to the Humane Society of Pasco County, http://www.humanesocietyofpasco.org/donations/ or to the animal rescue society of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Santoro, Helen , 91, of Bedford Hills, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 4, 2016. Helen was born on January 24, 1925 in the Bronx, NY to Vincent and Antonette and was the youngest of 10 siblings, all whom she loved dearly.

Helen married the late Frances Santoro and has two loving sons, Michael (and Rosemarie) of Hawthorne, NY and Robert (and Maria) of New City, NY.  She is the beloved grandmother of Robert, Jaclyn (and Matthew), Lindsay (and Andrew), Stephen, and Jeffrey and the proud great grandmother of Matthew and Gianna. She was a seamstress for many years and continued her love of sewing into her 90’s.

Helen’s entire family meant the world to her and she loved them deeply.  She loved living in Fellowship Hall for over twenty years and enjoyed going to the Senior Center everyday with her dear friends.  Helen’s smile, sense of humor, and abundance of love will be greatly missed.

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Tuesday, November 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY on Wednesday, November 9th at 10 AM.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 W Stevens Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 or donatenow.heart.org.

Scarsella, Edward, “Ed”, 83, of Goldens Bridge, NY, died Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at his home..

Edward was born on September 26, 1932 in Casamari, Italy to the late Joseph and Nancy Scarsella.  He immigrated to the United States at the age of 8 and settled in Katonah, NY.  Ed was a graduate of Morrisville College receiving his AA in Food Science. He worked for General Foods Corporation in Tarrytown for 32 years. He was very active in the Boys and Girls Club in Mt. Kisco and The Bedford Hills Little League.

Edward is the beloved husband of Marie (nee DeCunzo) Scarsella. Loving father of Michael (Andrea) and the late Joseph (Lisa) Scarsella. Devoted grandfather of Samantha, Jameson and Sophia. Dear brother of Viola Perucci and the late Ida Genovesi and Mafalda Palmerini.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 3rd at 10am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.  Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mt. Kisco, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to either the Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley or Hospice Care of Westchester & Putnam, both located at: 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Schadlow, Dr. Alan, recently honored by Northern Westchester Hospital for his 45 years of service and care for generations of patients in Westchester County, died peacefully at his home in Katonah, NY on October 10, 2016.

Dr. Schadlow was born in the Bronx, New York on May 16, 1939 to Joseph and Lillian Schadlow. He graduated from Bronx High School of Science and Long Island University. He initially studied pharmacology, but then decided to follow his true calling to become a doctor.  Taking the bold step of travelling to Italy, he studied medicine at the renowned University of Bologna — the world’s oldest medical school.  This changed his life forever, and he considered it the best decision he had ever made.  It was there that he met his future wife, Elvira Ciulli.  This adventure changed the course of his life and opened up the world for a young man from the Bronx.

After completing his residency at Grasslands Hospital, he opened his own Internal Medicine practice in Yorktown Heights in 1972. He remained in practice until 2016, serving generations of patients in the northern Westchester area. He was affiliated with Northern Westchester Hospital Center where he served in various leadership positions, including president of the NWHC Medical Board. His greatest pleasure, after his family, was practicing medicine and caring for patients.

Dr. Alan Schadlow is survived by his wife, Elvira of 52 years, his three daughters, Nadia Schadlow Murphy, PhD, and son-in-law Philip;  Valerie Schadlow van Beek, MD, and son-in-law Jeroen; and Monica Schadlow Buckhurst, MD and son-in-law Keir, and his grandchildren (Madeline, Emma, Niels, George, Jane, Bridget and Kate).

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536 from 4-8 pm on Friday October 14.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Westchester Hospital

Please note in the memo in memory of Dr Alan Schadlow and mail to: Ms Keeva Young-Wright , President, NWH Foundation/ VP External Affairs, Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main St. Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 call: 914-242-8361 with any questions.

Slote, Stanley J.  1917 – 2016

Stanley J. Slote, a leading Westchester County, NY, builder who made a striking mid-career, midlife pivot into the world of books, died on July 23rd at his home in Somers, NY. After the fourth printing of his classic 1975 reference work, “Weeding Library Collections,” a 2002 New York Times article, “So Many Books, So Little Space,” dubbed him the “Darwin” of the multidisciplinary—and often contentious—field of library science. Dr. Slote was 99.  During a multi-pronged career that spanned nearly six decades, Dr. Slote relinquished his role as a prominent builder in the Northeast to earn his PhD at Rutgers University. While still a doctoral student—and continuing over many years as a teacher of library science at Queens College—he pioneered the use of statistical analysis to systematically “deaccess” volumes crowding library shelves. “As Mr. Slote saw it,” reported the Times, “collections could be separated over time into two stark categories, read and unread. Books that hadn’t been touched in years were just taking up space, a library’s scarcest commodity.” His method of weeding resulted in both added room for new acquisitions and improved circulation, and became known as the Slote Method, a widely-accepted “best practice” solution employed by countless libraries since. Dr. Slote, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 17, 1917, to Benjamin and Muriel Slote, both Russian immigrants. He graduated from Cornell University in 1939, and served in World War II as a 2nd Lieutenant navigation officer. Sent by the Navy to the the American midwest to transition back to civilian life, Dr. Slote met Margaret Larson. After moving to Westchester County, NY, Dr. Slote founded the Crossway Construction Company in the early 1950s, and became President of the Home Builders Association of Westchester in 1957. He actively campaigned for federal support to increase lower- and middle-income housing, stating in a newspaper interview that “a no-man’s land” existed for “white collar employees, teachers, police and firemen”, who were “vital to the proper functioning of our Westchester communities.” After his remarkable second act as writer/teacher, Dr. Slote moved on to still a third career as “profit improvement specialist.” In that capacity, he raised the bottom lines for dozens of small and medium-sized businesses, notably guiding the Freelance Photographers Guild to a ten-fold increase in size. “He completely transformed the way the company operated,” recalled the company’s former CEO, Jessica Brackman, citing his “wise counsel”. Dr. Slote would disconcert some clients by insisting they provide him with a nap room—some 40 years before Arianna Huffington heralded office naps as a performance-enhancing tool. Divorced in 1975, Dr. Slote married the former Frances Hagemeyer in 1981. She survives him, as do his three children, Audrey Slote Tirendi of White Plains, NY, Patty Slote of Portland, OR, and Jon Slote of Newton, MA; his two step-children, Ann Johnson of Morristown, NJ, and Alice Hagemeyer DuBon of Mount Kisco, NY; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Spagnoli, Carl Joseph, 66, was born in Bronx, NY and died on December 22nd, 2016 in Mount Kisco, NY.

The family will receive friends on December 26th 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 December 27th at 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s Stone Church, 188 Church Place, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.  Private cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

NWH Cancer Treatment & Wellness Center

400 Main Street

Mount Kisco, NY 10549

914-242-8333

Stancari, Joseph M. of Mt. Kisco, NY and Boynton Beach, Fla. died peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2016.  He was born on April 27, 1939 and was raised in the Silver Lake Section of White Plains, New York.  He graduated from the White Plains Public Schools.  His early career was in automotive mechanics, and his strong interest in performance and fine automobiles continued throughout his years.  In the early 1970’s, Joe joined the Westchester County Department of Correction, where he quickly advanced through every supervisory position.  He was a strong leader and visionary, and was appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Correction by County Executive Andrew P. O’Rourke in 1995, where he oversaw a staff of 1,200 correction officers and managed an $80 Million dollar budget.   As Commissioner, he guided the construction of a new generation, direct-supervision county jail that included programs that helped individuals in custody achieve their academic goals and address their treatment and program needs.   He valued services that helped individuals rehabilitate themselves, particularly services directed to youths in custody.  He oversaw the Department’s first national accreditation by the American Correctional Association, and the licensing of a Special Forensic Unit at the Department by the New York State Office of Mental Health for individuals in custody with mental illness  He also worked to establish a cooperative agreement with the US Marshal’s Office in securing individuals in federal custody.   He retired from the Department in 1997.

In later years, he and Susan worked together to manage and grow the Law Firm of Susan Caplin, Esq. PC in Mt. Kisco.  He and Susan shared their time between homes in New York and Florida, where both enjoyed golfing, fine dining, and following the NY Yankees and Giants.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife, Susan, relatives and friends. Joe was a loving, loyal and devoted husband and friend.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY. The Graveside service will be on Thursday at 11:30am at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Mill St, Putnam Valley, NY

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to a charity of your own choice.

Taylor, Donald (Don) P. age 85 of South Salem, NY. Born August 22, 1930 to the late William E. Taylor and Ervilla P. Taylor died Saturday morning July 2, 2016 after a brief struggle with Parkinson Disease.  Don spent his life serving his country, community, church and family.

Don served in the Navy during the Korean War where he met his late wife Clarice Taylor (nee Steinke).  Don was honorably discharged in 1955 after achieving the rank of Electronics Technician 2nd class. Don returned home and became a police officer with the Lewisboro town police for 22 years rising to the rank of Chief.  Don also joined the South Salem Fire Department in 1947 and was past President, Ex-Captain and life member of 69 years.  He was also Deacon and Elder in the South Salem Presbyterian Church, Worshipful Master of the Masonic Lodge, Mt Kisco, member of the Lewisboro Lions Club, as well as visionary and co-founder of the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

Don provided for his family as an electrician being a member of IBEW local 501(now local 3) for more than 65 years.  He also worked for the Metro North Railroad from 1978 – 1989.

Don is survived by his three sons, D. Patterson (Lori) of Mims, FL, Paul H. (Jane) of Newtown, CT and Daniel E. (Michele) of Carmel, NY; four grandsons –  Ryan, Nicholas, Paul and Sean, one granddaughter – Cady, his good friend and companion Carol Lascari of Cross River, NY and his brother Robert Taylor of Mt. Vision, NY.

All are welcome to join the family in the celebration of his life on Friday July 8TH , 5 – 8 PM at the South Salem Fire Department, 1190 Route 35, South Salem, NY 10590. Funeral service Saturday, July 9th 11AM at the South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring Street, South Salem, NY 10590.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the South Salem Presbyterian Church, South Salem Fire Department and Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corp 777 Route 35, Cross River, NY 10518

tine-halHarold L. Tiné, 73, died on August 29, 2016 at his home in South Salem, NY.

Hal was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 24, 1943 to the late Sebastian and Matilda Tiné.  He attended Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated with a BFA in Drama – Design.

A prolific set designer in New York and nationally, Hal designed the Broadway productions of Jerry’s Girls, and The Trip Back Down, and other national tours. He designed over 300 productions for regional, Off- and off-off Broadway, regional opera and ballet. His work for opera included productions at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and over 20 productions for the New York Grand Opera, including the complete works of Verdi.

His work for television included Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and Saturday Night Live, as well as numerous commercials. Museum and exhibition credits include the Smithsonian, the New-York Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Dallas Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Zoo.

Hal was Principal Designer at PINXIT, Inc. in New York.  He was Professor Emeritus at Purchase College where he taught for 20 years, and from 2007 – 2015 he was Professor of Production Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  In 2015 Hal’s book “Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers,” was published by Focal Press.  He was also co-author with Patricia Woodbridge of “Designer Drafting and Visualizing for the Entertainment World.”  Hal was a full member of United Scenic Artists, local 829, and a member of USITT. His work can be seen at http://www.haltine.com

Hal is survived by his wife, Louisa of South Salem, his sons Matt and Chris of New York City, and his brothers Mike Tiné of Ventura, California and Paul Tiné of Brimson, Minnesota.

A service to celebrate Hal’s life will be held Friday, Sept 2nd, 11am, at South Salem Presbyterian Church in South Salem, NY.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made “in memory of Hal Tiné” to the Theater Development Fund, 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 801, New York, NY 10018.  https://www.tdf.org

 Tomei, Evelyn M. age 85 of Bedford Village, NY, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on February 27, 2016.  Evelyn Tomei was born June 21, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to Salvatore and Anna Maria (Garofalo) DiMayo. On June 12, 1954, she married the love of her life, Joseph C. Tomei, in Brooklyn, NY.  She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her family and friends immensely. Her personal faith in God was evident in the life she lived. Sharing Jesus’ love was her joy.

Along with her husband of 61 years, Evelyn is survived by her three children: Joseph M. Tomei and his wife Lisa Tomei of North Salem, NY; Diane Zarlengo and her husband Gary Zarlengo of Centereach, NY; Carla Bonsignore and her husband Martin Bonsignore of Hawthorne NY; a brother, Anthony DiMayo and her seven grandchildren: Stephanie and her husband Joel, Jaime, Stephen and his wife Anna, Cristie, Joey, Lea, and Matthew, and two great grandchildren: Noel and Evie Joy.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 1st from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Funeral Service will be Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:30am at Bedford Community Church, 160 Bedford Center Road, Bedford Hills, N.Y. 10507 (914)666-5384.  Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530.

Memorial donations in memory of Evelyn Tomei may be made to The Walter Hoving Home, 40 Walter Hoving Road, Garrison, NY 10524.

Tomei, Joseph C., of Bedford Village, NY, died on March 25th, 2016.

He was born on Sept 27, 1930 in The Bronx to Calcedonia and Irene Tomei.

On June 12, 1954, he married the love of his life Evelyn Tomei, in Brooklyn, NY.

He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grand grandfather. He loved his family and friends immensely. His personal faith in God was evident in the life he lived and how he conducted his business affairs.

He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Joe was the former President of Calcedo Construction Corp which he founded in January 1968.

He was a pilot and loved to fly and was an avid tennis player, skier and golfer and he enjoyed all of them with his family.

Along with his wife of 61 years, the late Evelyn who passed away on February 27, 2016, Joe is survived by his three children: Joseph M. Tomei and his wife Lisa Tomei of North Salem, NY; Diane Zarlengo and her husband Gary Zarlengo of Centereach, NY; Carla Bonsignore and her husband Martin Bonsignore of Hawthorne NY;

Joe is the brother of Lillian Garzilli of Port Chester, NY and Anna Bruschini and her husband, Ronald of Trenton, NJ. and he is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Stephanie and her husband Joel, Jaime, Stephen and his wife Anna, Cristie, Joey, Lea, and Matthew and two great grandchildren: Noel and Evie Joy.

His family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 29th from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Funeral Service will be Wednesday, March 30th at 11:30am at The Bedford Community Church, 160 Bedford Center Road, Bedford Hills, N.Y. 10507 (914)666-5384.  Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530.

Memorial donations in memory of Joseph C. Tomei may be made to The Walter Hoving Home, 40 Walter Hoving Road, Garrison, NY 10524.

Traugott, Reverend Jack H.  83, of South Salem, NY passed away on March 2, 2016 after a short illness surrounded by family and friends.

Pastor Jack was born on January 2, 1933 in Rochester, NY to the late Jack and Dorothy (Griffey) Traugott.  He graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1954 and from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 1957.  He was ordained on June 19, 1957 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls.  He became the pastor of St John’s Lutheran Church, Bronx, NY where he stayed for 15 years.  During that time he also became a Pastoral Counselor and began counseling at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantville, NY.  He was Associate Pastor at Emmanuel and became Senior Pastor until he ‘retired’ in 1996.  After a short time, he realized he wanted to continue to serve and became Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Greenwood Lake, NY, serving until his death.   Jack was a runner, pilot, sports enthusiast, traveler, and wine connoisseur.  He touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.

Pastor Jack is the beloved husband of Helen M. (Murphy) Traugott and is the loving father of Donna Colucci, Jennifer and Patrick Hickey, Dean and Siobhan Hansen, Helen and Steve Johnson, and Christa Hansen.  He is the devoted grandfather of fourteen.

Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Saturday, March 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Sunday, March 6th from 3-7 pm .  The funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, March 7th at 11am at Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 197 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Jack H. Traugott Seminarian Fund or the Emmanuel Library Fund.  Both can be sent to Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 197 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, NY  10570.

Troy, Francis X. , age 89, of Cortlandt Manor died Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.  Mr. Troy was born January 24, 1926 in New York, NY. He is the son of the late John and Bridget (Fitzgerald) Troy. Frank was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Eleanor in 2012 and his daughter, Susan Troy Porter in 2014

During WWII, he served in the Navy Seabees in the Pacific.

He retired after 40 years from Metro North Railroad. He is a life member of Elks Lodge 477of Peekskill, NY.

Frank is survived by his daughter: Janet and her husband Kevin Tremble; his son-in-law, Tom Porter; his grandchildren: Kelly, Elizabeth, Thomas and Catherine and his sister, Lucy Becker.

Family will receive friends on Monday, January 4, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Tuesday, January 5 at Church Of The Holy Spirit, 1969 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.  Interment to follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to FACES(finding a cure for epilepsy and seizures):
https://nyulangone.org/give/funds/faces-finding-a-cure-for-epilepsy-and-seizures/donate

Please indicate on the check that the gift is in memory Francis X Troy.

Or you may make a donation to “Stand Up To Cancer”

Checks can be mailed to:
Stand up To Cancer
PO Box 843721
Los Angeles, CA 90084-3721

Valentino, George P., 92, of Katonah, NY, died on April 30th.

George was born in Peekskill, NY, April 10, 1924 to his parents Vincent and Mary Grace (Ercolino) Valentino.

George is survived by his daughter Dawn and her husband, Warren; his grandson, Christopher and his girlfriend, Annmarie; granddaughters: Hillary and Alyssa and her husband, Paul; as well as his nieces: Patty, Rosemarie and Debbie and his nephews: Paul and Tom.

The family will receive friends on May 3rd from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Funeral Service will be celebrated on May 4th at 10:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.  Interment will follow at Amawalk Hill Cemetery, Quaker Church Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10501.

Verderame, Anne, 94, of Danbury, CT, died on December 10th.

Anne was born in Tuckahoe, NY, July 14, 1922.

The family will receive friends on December 16th 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 December 17th at 9:45 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.  Interment will follow at St. Peters Cemetery, 171 Salt Point Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

In lieu of flowers we would ask that people make donations in the name of Anne Verderame to

Mount Saint Mary’s Abby, 300 Arnold Street, Wrenthem MA. 02093 , 508-528-1282  c/o Mother Maureen McCabe

Weltzien, Mark, H.

It is with unimaginable sadness that the family and friends of Mark H. Weltzien (age 31) announce the passing of Mark on July 19, 2016.

Marky was born on April 30, 1985 in New York, New York.  He grew up and lived in Katonah, New York for most of his life and was much loved by all who knew him.

Mark was a very proud member of The Brotherhood of Union Carpenters, Local 926 in Brooklyn NY and loved his trade.

He is survived by his Mother, Dawn Weltzien, Father , Mark S. Weltzien, beloved Sister, Katey Weltzien  and many close friends who were like family to him, as he was to them.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 6-9 pm at Clarks Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, New York.  In lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of Mark H. Weltzien to:

The UN Refugee Agency (http://www.unhcr.org/en-us)

or

A New Chance Animal Rescue (http://anewchancear.org/)

Wolfel-SusanneWolfel, Susanne Redman, of South Salem, N. Y. died peacefully Thursday, January 28th at Northern Westchester Hospital.

Susie was born August 15, 1958 in Hanover, N.H. to Dana Redman and Carolyn Gould Gepfert.  After graduating from John Jay High School Susie attended Lynn University in Florida.  Upon returning home she started her banking career at Dollar Dry Dock Bank in Katonah.  She stayed with the bank throughout its many acquisitions eventually becoming Manager of Emigrant Savings Bank in Manhattan.

Susie was an accomplished horseback rider, starting early in Pony Club, riding in many shows and events.  She had many, many friends including those in her book group, “The Rainmakers”, that she was involved with for over 10 years.

Susie was a wonderful and vibrant person who will be sorely missed by all who knew her.  She is survived by her mother Carolyn Gepfert of Jupiter, FL, her son, Cory, of Ridgefield, CT, sisters Marcia Houghton of Antrim, NH and Julie Redman of Atlanta, GA, her niece Morgan Houghton and her daughter Baileigh of NH, niece Amanda Nichols of Stamford, CT, nephew Eric Houghton of NH, nephews Travis Wolfel of Bath ME and Ry Wolfel of Burke, VT.

The family will receive friends on Sat, Feb. 6th from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Funeral Service will begin at the funeral home at 1:00 pm. Private cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center @ Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main St. Mt. Kisco, NY  10549

Please be sure to put Susanne Wolfel on the check.

Yurkowski, Tessie, 97, formerly of Yonkers, NY died on June 16th, 2016.

Tessie was born in Troy, NY, February 8, 1919 to the late Michael and Anna (Jutko) Otonoski and was predeceased by her husband, William in 2006.

Tessie was a loving mother who always put the needs of her family before her own.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

Tessie is survived by her daughter: Sally (Douglas) Kenny and her son: William (Terry) Yurkowski; her grandchildren: Jason, Samantha, Kristen, Alexandra and Robert and four great grandchildren.

A private family service has been arranged

Arrangements by Clark Associates Funeral Home (914) 232-3033

Zverins, Veronica, 99, of Bedford Hills, NY, died on August 3rd, 2016 at Waterview Hills Nursing Home, Purdys, NY.  Veronica was born in Latvia on June 20, 1917.

The family will receive friends on August 5th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The funeral service will be held on August 6th at 9:30 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home,4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536 with Rev. Nicole Schwalbe officiating .  Interment will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Box 4