Service Schedule and Obituaries 2013
Wall, Thomas Francis, 83, of Somers, NY, former resident of New Hyde Park, NY, passed away on May 16, 2013.
Tom was a sales executive in the graphic arts industry. He served in the U.S. Navy, a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed golfing but mostly spending time with his family.
Tom was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Alice Wall. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Wall, formerly Kathleen Flaherty, whom he married on March 29, 2008; two sons, Thomas and his wife, Dianne; Martin and his wife, Cindy and a daughter, Mary and her husband, Thomas FitzGerald. Tom is also survived by five grandchildren, Ryan, Brendan, Katie, Shannon and Sean.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's RC Church in Croton Falls, NY on Monday, May 20 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Somers, NY
Sidney Rush, age 87, of Somers, NY died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Osborne Pavilion in Rye, NY. Sidney was born in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late Jacob and the late Lena (Friedman) Rush. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Hollender Rush on 08/23/2012.
Sidney is survived by two sons: Andrew Rush of Scarsdale, NY and Michael Rush of McLean, VA.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Sharon Gardens, 273 Lakeview Ave., Valhalla, NY.
Goodrich, Beatrice M. “Bea” 76, of Ossining, NY on May 5, 2013. Born January 10, 1937 in Norwalk, CT, the beloved first daughter of the late Albert R. and the late Hazel (McLaughlin) Fancher of Bedford, NY.
A 1954 graduate of Bedford Hills HS., she attended New Paltz Teachers College and received a professional certificate from Berkeley Secretarial School in White Plains.
Bea then began to devote her entire life to caring for and helping others near and far, while all the time lovingly nurturing her three toy poodles and Snoopy. It is safe to say that Bea truly possessed a heart of gold and a wonderful sense of humor that enabled her to transcend any adversity that came her way. She will be greatly missed by her friends, neighbors, and her devoted family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Philip Goodrich in 1990.
Bea is survived by her step children: Susan Goodrich of FL and David Goodrich; her brother Russell Fancher (Jean) of Katonah, NY, her sister Linda Hopkins (Leonard Wallace) of Westbrookville, NY, two nieces Christine Fancher (Dan Ducibella) of South Salem, NY and Alison Sahm ( Edward) of Katonah, NY, one nephew Christopher Hopkins of Westbrookville, NY, and one grand niece Kiya and two grand nephews Shawn and Callisto.
Friends and family may share memories on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The funeral service will be held at the Bedford Presbyterian Church in Bedford Village, NY on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Internment will follow at the Bedford Union Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PetsAlive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940,www.petsalive.org.
Ann D. Meder died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at home in Somers. Ann was born in Buhl, Minnesota. She is the daughter of the late Natale and Anna (Moscato) Pellicano.
Prior to her retirement, Ann was last employed as an Electro-Mechanical Designer for Energetics Science, formerly of Hawthorne, NY. She was a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and spent the early years of her career working in the commercial art field, designing men’s ties and book jackets. She excelled at many creative and artistic pursuits, including sewing and other needle crafts, jewelry silversmithing and photography, and particularly enjoyed world travel with her husband, art museums, dancing, and social outings with family and friends.
Throughout her life, her winning smile and friendly personality endeared her to all those who crossed her path, and her determination and indomitable spirit helped her triumph over many challenges.
Ann is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ernest Meder; two daughters: Joanne Meder and Marilyn (Scott) Montgomery; two grandsons: Kyle and Cameron Montgomery; and many nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm.
A private cremation is scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews Day Program, 101 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530 or to Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591
J. Paul Kennedy, Notre Dame Class of 1949, in peace at home in Ridgefield, CT on April 29th, his beloved wife of 56 years, Mary Helen, at his side. Revered husband, father, brother and friend. Services will be Friday, May 3rd at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Bedford, NY. Please donate to the David Francis Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Fund, University of Notre Dame, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Marian Bottino, age 91, died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Wicomico Nursing Home of Salisbury, MD. Mrs. Bottino was born January 26, 1922 in Pertosa, Italy. She is the daughter of the late Antonio and the late Luigia (Morrone) Navatta. She was employed by Guerlain Perfume Co., Somers, NY.
Marian is survived by her husband: Alexander V. Bottino, one daughter: Theresa N, Mertz of Salisbury, MD; one son: Anthony Bottino of Bedford Hills, NY; one sister: Bridget Angelini; one brother: Michael Navatta; and one grandson: John Jay Mertz.
Family will receive friends on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00a.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Friday, May 3 at St. Joseph's RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Somers, NY.
Patrick J. McAward, Jr., age 79, passed away at his home in Somers, NY, on Monday, April 29, 2013. He was born on February 13, 1934 in Flushing, New York to Patrick J. and Lucy (Aufenanger) McAward,Sr.
Patrick attended All Hallows High School and went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1955.
On December 26, 1955, he married the only love of his life, Jean Ann Schehr and together they shared 57 years. Patrick and Jean had five children; Patrick Joseph III (Nancyanne), Michael John SM, Timothy James (Megara), Maura Jean, and Kevin Jeremy (Jennifer).
Patrick was Honorably Discharged from the United State Army as 1st Lieutenant Corps of Engineers on August 28, 1963. Patrick taught his children many life lessons as a father, a coach, and a friend which will endure forever. On December 31, 1997, after 42 years with Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton, Engineers and Architects, Patrick, then a partner in the firm, retired to celebrate life with Jean, their children, and their nine grandchildren: Patrick Joseph, IV, Robert Benedict, Anne Katherine, Andrew Jacob, Erin Rose, Timothy James, Jr., Katherine Mae, Caroline Mary, and Mary Elizabeth. Together, Patrick and Jean enjoyed friends and traveling, but devoted their lives to family and faith. Patrick was a member of the Moles Association for over twenty-five years, served in leadership positions at Heritage Hills in Somers, gave service as parish councilman, taught Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD), and served as Extraordinary Minister administering Holy Communion to the sick. Patrick is survived by his sisters Mary Bell, Frances Costello, and Sr. Nancy McAward OP and was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Quinn.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 1 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 am on Thursday,May 2 at St. Joseph's RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY
Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors: woundedwarriorproject.org/
Osmond E. Saunders, 90 of Somers, NY died Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Osmond was a partner at Colahan-Saunders Printing Corp. of NYC. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II
Osmond is survived by his wife of 64 years: Eileen (Lappin) Saunders; four children: Osmond E., Jr., Ronald T., Patricia Dishinger & Brian M. Saunders and four grandchildren:
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY from 2 to 4pm and from 7 to 9pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Interment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Phelps Hospice, Sleepy Hollow, NY.
Ingrid D. Climis, 80, longtime resident of Pound Ridge, NY died on April 18, 2013 at her home. She was born 7/11/1932 in Teaneck N J.
Ingrid married Ted in 1955 in Ho Ho Kus, NJ. She was a faithful member of St. Patrick’s RC Church, in Bedford for more than 46 years, and served as Liturgical and Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Choir. She was a devoted student of the Catholic Church and received her Master’s Degree in theology from Franciscan University in January 2013.
She was a member of the Pound Ridge Lions Club, The Sons of Norway and a member of The Cursillo Community.
Ingrid was predeceased by her husband Ted E. Climis, and, her sister Peg Russell.
She is the beloved mother of Melanie Climis of WV, Kevin of SD, Buzz (Karen) of CT and Alyson (Gary) Bolton of Pound Ridge.
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and many relatives in the US, Norway and Germany.
The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536 on Wed from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thurs at 10:00am at St. Patrick’s RC Church, Bedford, NY. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Birthright of Northern Westchester and Putnam Co., 12 Fair St, Carmel, NY 10512 and Right to Life Committee, 99 Valley Rd, Katonah, NY 10536
Gerald “Bud” Clark, age 73 of Waccabuc, NY, died April 17, 2013. Bud was born August 5, 1939 in Yonkers to Gerald J. Clark and Mary Clark. He attended Fordham Prep, Fordham University and Fordham Law School and served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the New York Stock Exchange.
A resident of Lewisboro, NY for 39 years, Bud will be remembered for his deep commitment to his local community. He served as Chairman of the Town's Cable Advisory Committee from 1999 through 2003 where he negotiated the current Franchise Agreement that ensured residents on long driveways and private roads could obtain a cable connections at little or no cost. He was also Chairman of the Conservation Advisory Council in 2006 and 2007 where he worked with Joel Smith and the Town's maintenance Department to restore trails in the Old Fields Preserve (making a personal donation towards acquiring the land) and to begin the cleanup of the Levy preserve. An enthusiastic golfer, he was also active in the Westchester Golf Association Caddie Scholarship Fund.
Bud was a loving and devoted husband, father and son. He is survived by his mother, Mary Clark of Purdy’s, NY, his wife Meredith Clark of Waccabuc, NY, daughter Jennifer Clark Donohoe and son-in-law Richard Donohoe of South Salem, NY.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 7 Pound Ridge Rd., Bedford, NY. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532
Bueler, Margaret F. (nee Fitz-Gibbon) of Somers, NY died on April 14, 2013. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Hans G. Bueler, her sister: Kathleen Fitz-Gibbon Nuland and her brother: John P.Fitz-Gibbon. Survived by her stepson, Roland G. Bueler of NYC and out-of-state nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Josephs RC Church, Croton Falls, NY on Friday, April 19 at 10:00 am. Interment Private. Please omit flowers
Dominick A. Ferrara, 70, of Somers, NY formerly of Glendale, NY, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was born May 13, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY to Fred and Mary (Cavello) Ferrara.
Dominick was a US Army veteran serving during the Cold War era. He attended New York Institute of Technology, where he received a Bachelor of Science. Dominick was a Sergeant with the TBTA in NYC for many years, retiring in 1999.
Dominick was predeceased by his wife, Janet Ferrara, who died on Nov 9, 2011, his parents and two siblings. Dominick is survived by his son, John (Mary) of Carmel, NY. He is the grandfather of Jonathan and Marissa, and is also survived by 14 brothers and sisters, as well as many nieces and nephews.
The Family will receive friends on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 from 2:00-4:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Monday, April 15 at St. Joseph's R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Somers, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/; or http://www.cancer.org/; or https://www.pkdcure.org/
Frances Sant, age 85, of Goldens Bridge, NY died Sunday, April 7, 2013.
She is survived by her husband: Daniel Sant and two daughters: Annemarie Sant, & Frances Sant.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 10 at St. Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.
Burial will be in Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne on Wednesday, April 10 at .
Swatovy, Elizabeth A., (Betty/Liz) age 65, of West Palm Beach, FL died at home on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Betty was born April 17, 1947 in Yonkers, NY. She is the daughter of the late Frank (Honey) and Elizabeth (Lillie) B. (Phalen) Swatovy, who she cared for very devotedly especially in their final years.
She was retired but had been employed for many years as a Fashion Buyer in the retail clothing industry. She had recently moved to Florida and was kept very busy with do it yourself projects around her new home.
Betty is survived by her dear cousins, Jane T. Bizzarro and Valerie Bizzarro; her long time friend and companion Elizabeth Duckman and three cherished godsons: James Vincent Bizzarro, John Tucker and Josh Plisinski. Her greatest joy was spending time with the many loving family and friends she visited throughout the world.
Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 7 to 9pm and Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:00am at St. Mary of The Assumption R C Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY
Rita Norman, age 84, of 585 A Heritage Hills, Somers, NY died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at home. Mrs. Norman was born September 23, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA. She is the daughter of the late Samuel and Minnie (Fassler) Reitman. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Irwin Norman who died on 12/11/2008.
She retired from the Ardsley Public Library after 25 years of service to the community where she became everyone’s personal book finder.
Rita is survived by two devoted daughters: Diane Norman of Montague, MA, and Ondine Norma of Berkeley, CA; and her cherished granddaughter, Morgan Lentz of Massachusetts.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Sunday, April 7 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.
A private entombment was held Friday, April 5, at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ.
Rita’s family will sit Shiva at 585A Heritage Hills, Somers, NY on Sunday, April 7, from 3:30 to 7PM; Monday, April 8, 6:00 to 8:00pm and Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 to 8:00pm