Aldridge, Anne of Heritage Hills, Somers, New York and formerly of Pound Ridge for 31 years died on June 8, 2009 unexpectedly and peacefully at her home in Somers.  Anne was born February 24, 1928 in St. Albans, New York the first child of Edward Rose and Mary Boyle.  She attended local parochial schools and went on to graduate from Misericordia College, Dallas, PA with a B.A. Degree in History.

In 1950 she married Donald G. Aldridge and in 1964 they and their five children moved to Pound Ridge from Seaford, Long Island.  Anne was very active in Pound Ridge as a long time member of the Garden Club where she enjoyed displaying her floral arrangements and with the Newcomers Club, Cancer Care and the Women’s Republican Club.

An avid golfer she was very proud of winning twice, back to back the Women’s Nine Hole Club Championship at Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, CT.  Anne continued to play until recently at   West Course at Heritage Hills.

For 18 years from 1989-2007 she worked two days a week at the front desk of the Town House of Pound Ridge.  She enjoyed greeting visitors and assisting residents with town business.

Always a Bridge player in later years she greatly enjoyed many bridge matches with her new and old friends in Heritage Hills.  She is remembered for her devotion to her family, as a friend to all and her pleasant and nonjudgmental manner.

She is survived by her family, Donald Aldridge of Hamburg, NJ, her children, Edward Aldridge (Helen) of Walnut Creek, CA, Jean A. McLaughlin (Kevin) of Pound Ridge, NY, Robert Aldridge (Cindy) of Landenbeg, PA, Stephen Aldridge (Andrea) of Ladero Ranch, CA and Lynn A. D’Antonio (Rich) of Plano, TX.

She is also survived by her grandchildren; Brian, Megan and Mike; Leigh and Jack; Sean, Kyle and Kendall and Amanda.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, New York on Friday, June 12, 2009 2 -5 and 7-9 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at St. Patrick’s Church, Bedford, New York at 1:30 pm

Interment will follow at Pound Ridge Town Cemetery.

Austin, Richard Delmar of Mahopac formerly of Somers, passed away June 26, 2009 after years of health problems at the age of 71. His parents were the late Ruth Palmer Austin (Brown) and the late Delmar Austin. His grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brown, one of the first families of Somers. Richard leaves his wife, M. June Austin (Kehoe), their daughter Barbara Austin, married to Bill Koch and son Edward Jay, married to Barbarann Grande Austin. Also surviving are Richard and June’s grandchildren, Kelly and Matthew Austin.
Richard worked at Kensico Tube/Robin-Tech in Mt. Kisco and later at the Northern Westchester Hospital as an electrician. Richard’s heart was always with Somers and he was always willing to share stories of it’s past. A Memorial Service will be held for his friends, family and church family on Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30pm at the Affirmation Presbyterian Church, at the junction of Rt 139 and Rt 100, Somers, NY

Barton, John U. , beloved husband, father, and grandfather, who died August 6 in Bedford Hills.  Predeceased by his wife, Virginia, and son, John, survived by his six children: Virginia, of Delavan, WI; Richard, of Newton, MA; Elizabeth, of Galveston, TX; Thomas, of Marlboro, VT; Ellen, of Bedford Hills, NY; and James, of Rochester, NY; as well as by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  “Jack” was born in New York City on December 6, 1921, spent his school years in Cleveland Heights, OH, and graduated from Yale College with a B.A. degree in European history.  His college years were interrupted by war.  He was an officer in the United States Navy in World War II, serving on a subchaser in the Mediterranean and a patrol craft in the Pacific.  He saw action during the amphibious landings at Anzio, Southern France, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa; he weathered two violent typhoons at sea.  While starting his family, he began his career in journalism, reporting and editing for newspapers in suburban Boston, later reporting for Penton Publishing Co.’s petroleum magazines in Cleveland.  He moved to New York to McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., following its 1956 acquisition of Penton’s oil publications.  In 1960 he joined IBM, starting 30 years of work in public relations, extolling the benefits to society of advanced computing technology, including 20 years at IBM’s Corporate Communications Department in Armonk, NY.  He traveled widely with his wife before and after retirement, visiting many countries around the world, and was an avid player and student of golf.  He loved his family and cared deeply for his country.
A Memorial Service (read more) will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Sat, Aug. 15 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, www.diabetes.org.

Bashkow, Dr. Theodore R. age 88, of  Katonah  NY died Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at home..  Mr. Bashkow was born November 16, 1921 in St. Louis, MO. He is the son of the late Maurice and Caroline (Davidson) Bashkow. Theodore is survived by his loving wife: Delphina (Brownlee) Bashkow. He also survived by a stepdaughter, Lynn Eriksen; son-in-law Jonathan Bustle; and a grandson, Timothy Bustle.

Theodore was a Professor at Columbia University in New York. He was a Professor of Electricial Engineering and Computer Science and he retired in 1991 He attended Washington University in St. Louis MO and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to receive his Masters and Doctorate Degrees at Stanford University in California.

He served in the U. S. Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant during World War II from 1943 to 1945.While in the Air Force he served as Maintence Officerand helped to stage the Enola Gay.

Theodore was an active member of IEEE, ACM and Sigma Xi Organizations.

A private family cremation was scheduled

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Clark Associates Funeral Home,4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah ,NY.

Biddiscombe, Raymond D. age 91, of Somers died Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Bethel Nursing Home, Ossining.

Mr. Biddiscombe was born April 28, 1917 at New York, NY the son of the late Raymond W. and the late Lillian (Geddis) Biddiscombe.

He is a US Navy veteran and served in WW II and The Korean Conflict.

He was a Firefighter with FDNY with Engine 68 in The Bronx for many years.

Ray was known for his love and devotion to his family, his wisdom, knowledge and strength of human spirit.

Raymond is the beloved husband of Geraldine (DeRohan) Biddiscombe for 65 years.

Ray is the loving father of six children, also survived by two brothers and two sisters, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Katonah. Burial will follow at St. Raymonds Cemetery, Bronx

Paul David Biskup, 68, of Brewster, NY formerly of Bedford, NY died Monday, August 24, 2009 at Putnam Hospital Center,Carmel, NY.

Paul was born in Waynesburg, PA and was the son of Paul and Mary Jane (Ulintz) Biskup.

Paul married Carolyn Arklie in 1967 in Baltimore, MD.

Following five years at the Daily News, Paul became the proprietor of Custom Printing and On Time Printing in Elmsford, NY.

Paul is the beloved husband of Carolyn, loving father of David and Kimberly and brother of Rosemary Biskup of Crucible, PA.

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 27 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 28 at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, on the Village Green, Bedford.  Burial will be private.

Bleuer, James E. 58, of Mount Kisco, New York died on Sunday January 18, 2009 at the Rosary Hill Nursing Home in Hawthorne, New York. He is formerly of Fairfield, Connecticut. He was born on August 13th, 1950 in Binghamton, New York to Lorin and Alice (Hoffman) Bleuer. He graduated from Vestal High School in 1968 and Colgate University in 1972. Soon after graduating he started a career as a successful furniture designer; his pieces were featured in several popular publications, including the cover of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. He founded Casa Verde Gardens in Southport, Connecticut, where his love of architecture and landscape design flourished; resulting in a number of award winning gardens over the 22 years that he ran the business.  He was also a published photographer and writer for Gardening Magazine. He will be remembered for his love of life and passion for photography, wildlife, gardens and the outdoors. Left to cherish their father’s memory are Nicole LeBlanc of Madison, Wisconsin; Stefanie Picard of Preston, Connecticut; James C. Bleuer of New York, New York; and Julia Bleuer of Fairfield, Connecticut. Jim also leaves his brothers John Bleuer of Wayland, Massachusetts; and Theodore Bleuer of Williamsville, New York; his sister Joan Blomberg of Vero Beach, Florida; his wife Lisa Yokana of Mount Kisco, New York; and his granddaughter Payton Picard. Jim’s legacy includes his approach to life – his remarkable strength, indomitable spirit and determination as he met both the wonderful experiences and the adversity life offered. The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, New York on Friday, January 23 from 3:30 to 5:30 and 7 to 9 pm. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 24th at 2 pm at Bedford Presbyterian Church in Bedford, New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Avenue, Hawthorne, NY, 10523 and will be deeply appreciated.

Cavaleri, Frank, 97, a lifelong resident of Bedford Hills, passed peacefully at the home he built and shared with his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Susie Lattuca Cavaleri. Born May 1, 1911, to Vincenzo and Maria, he was a well-known builder and craftsman whose handiwork can be seen throughout the area. He served as a Sergeant in the US Army Corps of Engineers in World War II and landed with Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy. He will be remembered by his family and many friends as a hardworking, loving man with a quick wit and a cheerful smile.  He is survived by his wife, Susie, a daughter, Susan Manning, and sons Frank and Paul. He was also blessed with 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Friday, April 3rd from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, April 4th at 12:30 pm at St. Mary’s Church, Katonah, with internment immediately following at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Mt. Kisco. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Victory Junction, 4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, NC 27317.

Ciavardini, Jean Francis age 76, of Somers formerly of Bedford Hills died Sunday, December 6, 2009 at her home. She was born October 2, 1933 in Mount Kisco, NY. She was as an Administrative Assistant for the Bedford Hills Elementary School for over 20 years. Jean was known for her love of family especially her grandchildren, friends and animals. One of her greatest joys was making sure others were taken care of, happy and well fed. Jean was the beloved wife of the late Vito who died in 2004. She is survived by her loving children, Laurie Ciavardini of Bedford, NY, Michael J. and Kristy Ciavardini of Poughkeepsie, NY; the devoted grandmother of Jack and Amanda Ciavardini and Renee Fancher, cherished sister of Doris Judge formerly of Katonah, NY.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 9 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, December 10 at the funeral home. Private interment will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA, The Humane Society or any animal shelter or rescue.

Cipes, Paul Louis, DDS

A full and beautiful life ended on Sunday, November 8, 2009.  Multiple myeloma finally took our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Dr. Paul L. Cipes.   He was smart and wise, good and kind, loving and supporting.  We always knew he loved us and we always loved him.  He was a true Renaissance man: He loved music, languages, golf, and Renata Tabaldi.  He dabbled in bridge, chess and cross-word puzzles.  He loved life, his family, and more than anyone, his wife, Bryna. Paul was born on June 5, 1919 in New York City.   He went to Townsend Harris High School, CCNY and Fordham before going to dental school and graduating first in the class from University of Buffalo Dental School in 1942.  He went into the Army that June and married Bryna Swerdloff on November 3, 1942.  Serving as a Captain in the European Theater, he was awarded service medals for The Battle of Normandy, The Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of The Rhine. Upon discharge he settled in Eastchester, New York and practiced in Mount Vernon until 1995.  He leaves his beautiful and loving wife of 67 years, Bryna of Somers, NY. He was the beloved father of Joel Cipes (Susan Devlin) of Norwalk, CT, and Jonathan (Kathye) Cipes of West Hartford, CT. Devoted grandfather of Benjamin (Julie) Cipes of West Hartford, CT, Dr. Elizabeth (Michael) Chisholm of Sturbridge, MA and Emily Cipes of West Hartford, CT. The funeral service will be on Tuesday at 10:00am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Amnesty International at www.amnesty.org

Coletti, Mr. Peter a resident of Katonah and lifetime resident of the Town of Bedford, died at the age of 65 on October 16 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.  He is the son of the late Giovanni Coletti and Aida Norman Coletti.  A graduate of Fox Lane High School, he was a proud 45+ year member of the Carpenters Union Local #19 and the proprietor of Coletti Acoustics and Interiors Corp. based in Katonah, NY.  Mr. Coletti was an avid golfer and an active member of Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, NY for over 20 years.  He will be remembered for his fun-loving competitive spirit, quick wit and passion for life.  Mr. Coletti is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Barbara Coletti, and his loving daughter Dorene Coletti Alleva and son-in-law Thomas Alleva of Katonah, NY.  Visitation will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM.  The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, Oct. 19 at 10AM at the Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Valhalla, NY.  Services will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY.  Donations can be made to the “Peter Coletti Memorial Scholarship Fund” aimed at helping high school seniors pursue successful careers in the skilled trades. (Call 914-462-8458 for details).

Crannell, Eeva R. 16, of Somers, NY died Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at Maria Fareri Childrens Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. Eeva was born on January 27, 1993 in NYC. She was a sophomore at Somers High School. Eeva is the beloved daughter of Rick and Outi Crannell, and loving sister of Kai. She is also survived by several other family members in the US and Finland. Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 20 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church of Katonah. Burial will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers. Memorial contributions may be made to The Children’s Cancer Fund P.O. Box 658, Millwood, NY 10546. www.childrenscancerfund.org.

d’Arcy, Marilyn L. age 78, of Pound Ridge died Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Calvary Hospital Bronx, N.Y..  Mrs. d’Arcy was born in Mt. Vernon, NY. She is the daughter of the late Howard J. and the late Amanda L. (Jacobus) Kimpel.

She is survived by her beloved husband, of 58 years Charles E. d’Arcy. Loving mother of four sons: Charles H., Kevin E., Steven W., and Brent P. Cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren ranging in age from nine to thirty-two and three great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Murial A. McGill and Howard E.(Judy) Kimpel.

A visitation will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Road Katonah, NY on Wednesday October 7, 2009 from 2 to 5 pm. Religious service will take place at funeral home at 4pm.  Private family cremation to follow

During her life Mrs. D’Arcy worked as a secretary/receptionist at the following companies: NY Life Insurance Company, Statler Hotel Executive Engineering Offices, Dr. Byron Smith Ophthalmologist and Merritt Displays Advertising Agency.  She was a fitness instructor at the New Canaan YMCA and a Certified Color Analyst & Beauty Consultant for Shaklee Corporation.

Mrs. D’Arcy was a proud member of the Pound Ridge Community Church, New Canaan YMCA, Pound Ridge Garden Club, Women’s Republican Club and the Yonkers PTA.

She will be remembered for being a devoted wife and mother. She was a member of her Church Choir and a Den Mother for Cub Scouts.  She had a passion for creating floral arrangements for the Church Altar Guild, weddings and other social events. Her artistic talents extended to her art work and jewelry design.

Delzio, Ann 86, of Somers, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died and peacefully left this world on December 12, 2009 at her home with her family by her side. Mrs. Delzio was born January 3,1923 in New Rochelle to Anita and Peter Rocco. In 1949 she married Michael Delzio, who predeceased her in 1985. The center of her life was her family. She was devoted to them all, always ready to share and celebrate a birthday, anniversary, graduation, new home, or special occasion. Her passion for cooking made these celebrations heartwarming. Mrs. Delzio resided in Somers for 53 years. The community will miss her presence, as she was loved by all, as a member of the Somers Seniors Citizen and Nutrition Center, Lake Lincolndale Clubhouse, Somers and Mahopac Red Hat Groups and the Jefferson Valley Club Fit. She is survived by her daughters: Barb Delzio and Will Werntgen of VT, Anita and Michael Furbush of NH and Lisa Delzio of Brewster; and her sons: Tom and Cathy Delzio of AZ, Steve and Mary Delzio of Somers, Michael and Alicia Delzio of Somers, Matthew and Gina Delzio of Hopewell Junction; her brother: John and Roz Rocco of NC, and her sister-in-law, Jean Rocco of MD; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; and by many nieces and nephews, cousins, sister and brother-in-laws, and wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Pat Rocco of MD. Visitation will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Road Katonah, NY on Tuesday December 15 from 7 to 9 pm and Wednesday December 16 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A service celebrating her life will be held Thursday, December 17 at 10:00 am at the Croton Falls Community Church on Route 22 in Croton Falls, NY 10519. The interment will follow St. Joseph Cemetery Croton Falls, NY. The service will be webcast at www.crotonfallscommunitychurch.com for those who wish to view the service at home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in her name be made to the Somers Senior Center c/o Somers Park and Recreation, PO Box 46, Somers, NY 10589. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.clarkassociatesfuneralhome.com

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DiFiorio, Michael J. , age 61, owner of Charles Point Marine, Inc., Peekskill, NY passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2009 after a 3 ½ month battle against Leukemia.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and their children, Michael Charles and Jennifer DiForio Aiello and two grandchildren, Michael Thomas and Ryan Katherine.
Loving son of Antoinette and dear brother of James and Donna.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536.
A religious service will be held on Monday, March 30, 2009 10:00 am at the funeral home.
A private cremation will follow.

Dowling, Agnes M. age 89, a life long resident of Westchester County died Friday, April 24, 2009 at Andrus on Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Mrs. Dowling was born August 31, 1919 in Hartford, CT. She was the Beloved wife of the late William J. Dowling who died in 1993. Agnes is survived by her loving children: James J. Dowling and his wife Fran of Katonah and Kathleen Colella and her husband, Vinny of Rollinsford, NH.  She is the devoted grandmother of Franny Renshaw and her husband Lou of Oakland, NJ; Megan Grindle and her husband, Chris of Voorhees, NJ; Jim Dowling, Jr. and his wife Quinn of Stamford, CT; Sara and Caroline Colella both of Rollinsford, NH. And Great grandmother of Leah Renshaw, Louis Renshaw, Jr. and Thomas Grindle. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s RC Church, Bedford, NY. Private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Community Center of Northern Westchester, 84 Bedford Rd, Katonah, NY 10536 www.communitycenternw.org

Dunn, Joan Ellen of Canton, CT, and formerly of Katonah, NY, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT on October 11, 2009 at the age of 81.  Joan was predeceased by her husband, Gerard, in 2004 and is survived by her three children, Peter, Robert and Lesley, and their families, including five grandchildren. Born in Cardiff, South Wales to Thomas and Dorothy Griffiths, Joan was educated as a nurse at Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England before coming to the United States on an exchange visa to work at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. During this time, Joan met Gerry and they were married in 1962. They lived in Kew Gardens, NY, where Peter and Robert were born, before moving to Katonah in 1964, where Lesley was born.  A resident of Katonah for 42 years, she was active with the Cosmopolitan Club, the Katonah Village Library and Northern Westchester Hospital.  She moved to Canton in 2006.  Joan will be remembered by her family and friends for her warm personality, gift for engaging conversation, heartfelt handwritten notes and the unique sense of humor that endeared her to all who knew her. Visitation will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 15, 2009 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah, NY at 11:00 AM. Private interment will follow.

Feeney, Richard , age 83, a long time resident of Bedford Hills died Monday, March 30, 2009 at home. Mr. Feeney was born June 13, 1925 in White Plains, NY the son of Francis and Mary Feeney. Dick was employed by the County of Westchester as a Crew Foreman for 35 years and retired in 1986.
Dick was the beloved husband of the late Adelaide who died in 2002.
He is survived by his children: Patricia Mahoney and her husband, Kevin of Brewster, NY, Richard N. Feeney, Jr. of Ocala, FL. ,Kathy Feeney , Thomas Feeney both of Bedford Hills, Lisa Yozzo and her husband, Robert of Brewster
Pamela Lacko and her husband, John of Amawalk, Michael Feeney and his wife, Bethany of North Salem, and the late Francis Feeney. He was also survived by nine grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Dick is the brother of Francis Feeney of Thornwood and the late Jean Murphy and Ruth Ehret. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The funeral will be Friday at 11:15 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

FOX—Evon Alexander, 75, deeply loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and gardener, on September 1, 2009. Survived by her husband of 57 years, Frank; daughters Andrea Jensen (Steve), Kimberly Fox, Alexandra Coakley (Mike) and Melanie Carvallo (Jose); grandchildren Annika, Skylar, Fletcher, Griffin, Morgan, Adam and Lucas; and brother Kyle Alexander. Proceeded in death by her father George Alexander Sr., mother Evon Leight, stepfather Ben Gruntal and brother George Alexander Jr. The family will welcome loved ones and friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah NY, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on September 11, 2009. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John’s Chapel, Route 116, North Salem NY, at 11:00 a.m. on September 12, 2009. Memorial contributions may be made to The Garden Conservancy, P.O. Box 219, Cold Spring NY 10516; or the Community Center of Northern Westchester, 84 Bedford Road, Katonah NY 10536.

With dignity and grace in the presence of his loving family, on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009 in Ossining, NY, Roger W. Franz passed away from complications of pancreatic cancer.
He was a devoted husband to Claudette and a loving father to Roger, Jr., Joan Mary, James and Ann Marie Del Favero.  He was a proud grandfather to Tristin ande Shauna Franz and Marc, Julia and Stephanie Del Favero.He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sept. 28, 1932 to Herbert and Marie Franz.  He attended Purcell High School and was an outstanding athlete, particularly excelling in football.  Upon graduation he was heavily recruited by colleges, on a national basis, to play quarterback.  He accepted a scholarship to Fordham University and turned down a similar opportunity to play for coach Paul Bear Bryant.  Roger became an exceptional college athlete.  He was very proud of his athletic performance but even more proud of the opportunity that a Jesuit education at Fordham provided for him and his family.At Fordham he excelled at the quarterback and kicking positions.  In 1952 he led the nation in passing yards as a junior.  He was named All-East, All-Catholic, All-American and honorable mention All-America Teams in 1953.  Upon his graduation in 1954 Roger held the career school record for the most completions and passing yards.  Today his still ranks fourth on the passing yards list.  He also led the East in punting in 1952 and today ranks third all-time at Fordham in punting average yards.  His football success earned him a trip to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama in 1954, an event he cherished for the many friends he made.  Roger was inducted into the Fordham Athletic Hall of Fame in 1980.
After graduation from Fordham he entered the US Army as a Lieutenant and served for four years which included a tour of duty in Korea.
Roger entered the world of business after leaving the Army and enjoyed a long and successful career on Wall Street in the financial services industry.  He was a member of the New York Stock Exchange for over thirty years.  He ran his own firm Roger W. Franz, Inc. specializing in utility stocks.

He was a long time member of Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, NY and the Progressive Era Association in NYC.
He will be remembered by his family and friends for his huge smile, outgoing nature, his competiveness and his special ability to turn newcomers and strangers into friends.
Roger leaves a legacy of friendship and love to all those that he touched.  He was a good and solid man with a strong faith.  He lived his life to the fullest.  His heart and love will be missed by all.
A Mass will be held in the honor at 9:30 am on Wed., Sept. 9, 2009 in the Chapel at Spellman Hall at Fordham University in the Bronx.

Gale, Gerald V. age 97, of South Salem, NY died Sunday, January 25, 2009 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mount Kisco.

Mr. Gale was born October 20, 1911 in White Plains, NY

He married Dorothy Smith on March 10, 1957

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Merchant Marine thereafter.

Gerry was the founder and proprietor through five decades of Electric Gale Corp. in Bedford Hills and Croton Falls, NY.

He was active in many local civic organizations including the Katonah Rotary Club in which he had 35 years of perfect attendance. He was an avid boating enthusiast and amateur radio operator.

Gerry is survived by his beloved wife: Dorothy Gale, and his sons; Don of South Salem and Glenn of Tokyo and his wife, Mayumi.
Devoted grandfather of Akari Gale and brother of Madeline Oleniacz.

Visiting hours will be at CLARK ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, KATONAH, NY on Thursday from 4 to 7pm.

The funeral will be Friday at 11:30 am at St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford
Burial will follow at St. Matthews Cemetery

Robert J. Gallo, 78, died peacefully in North Carolina on November 16th.
Bob Gallo was a nationally acclaimed stone mason until his recent retirement, having been honored by the Architectural Digest magazine and the Westchester Art Society.  As a specialist in artistic residential masonry, his clients include a who’s who among the business and entertainment communities. Bob loved children, loved to laugh, and was proud to be an Italian American who made many contributions to the Lewisboro community.  An avid member of the Lewisboro Lions Club and the Italian-American Club, Bob and his business, Gallo Stone Company, were generous contributors of both time and money to the betterment of the community.  Over the years he coached soccer and basketball, raised funds for the Heart Association and the Kidney Foundation, etc.  His hobbies included travel, sculpting and palette knife paintings. In his youth he played basketball in college and he briefly played professionally. Bob is survived by his wife, Penni Gallo, his daughters Diane Gallo Ryder and Shanon Alves, and his son Colin Logue, as well as 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his son, Robert J. Gallo, Jr. His funeral services will be handled by Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY, with viewing on Sunday, November 22nd from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm; and services at the funeral home on Monday, November 23rd at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at the South Salem Cemetery.

Gibson, Robert H. , Jr., age 79, of Bedford Hills died Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Somers Manor Nursing Home, Somers. Bob was born September 26, 1929 in Mount Kisco, NY the son of the late Robert H. and the late Frances (Killarney) Gibson, Sr. He was a US Navy veteran serving from 1947 to 1951.
He was as a Milkman for Crowley Milk Co., in Cortlandt, NY. Bob is the beloved husband of Barbara (Graham) Gibson, Jr. for 56 years. and loving father of Joanne Fava and her husband, Steve of Bath, ME; Patricia Newman and her husband, Thomas of Somers, NY; Nancy Asaro and her husband, Richard of Mt. Kisco; Robert Gibson, III and his wife Debbie of Pawling, NY and Laura Gibson of Bedford Hills also survived by seven grandchildren. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 11:00am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Katonah. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Hayes, Gary L. age 59, a lifelong resident of Katonah, NY,  died Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mount Kisco. Gary was born Sept. 12, 1949 in Mt. Kisco the son Leslie and Mary (Miller) Hayes. Gary was a 1967 graduate of John Jay High School and graduated from SUNY Delhi, NY. He was employed by the Town of Bedford as the Highway Superintendant for 20 years, retiring in April 2007. Gary was a 42 year member of the Katonah Fire Department. In 2008 he received the Michael J. Vuotto Distinguished Service Award. He was also a 20 year treasurer of the Benevolent Association. He was a founding member of the Bedford – Katonah Hockey Association. Gary is survived by his mother, Mary his Brother, Mickey Hayes and his wife Lauren of Goldens Bridge, NY and his sister, Lauren Jarmoszko of Montville, NJ. Also survived by several Aunts, nieces, nephews, great nieces, one great nephew and two godchildren.
He was pre deceased by his father, Leslie. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00pm and 5:00-9:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 am at The Katonah United Methodist Church, 2 Bedford Road, Katonah. Burial will follow at the Bedford Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Katonah Fire Department Benevolent Association.

Jacobowitz, Elaine H. , age 68 of Katonah, NY died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at home.

Mrs. Jacobowitz was born in Brooklyn, NY  the daughter of Philip and Elsie (Greengold) Shadlen

She was an active member of the Lewisboro Seniors.

She was the wife of the late, Ira Jacobowitz who died in 2003

She is the Loving mother of David of Syracuse, NY; Richard of Elmsford, NY and Robert of Katonah, NY, Sister of Leslie Shadlen of PA

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah
Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Kisco

Karlovich, Joseph J. age 62 , of Katonah died Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at home. He attended John Jay High School. Joseph was employed by St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains, NY as a maintenance engineer for 38 years. He was an avid fan of the NY Yankees and loved music and was a DJ for many parties and family events. Joseph was the beloved father of Joseph D. Karlovich and was a member of the Vogler family of Katonah since he was nine years old and is survived by his sister, Carol Kiley and her husband, Sonny and their children, Thomas and Joseph and grandchildren. Calling hours will be Friday, September 25 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, September 26 at St .Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, Katonah, NY Burial will follow in Amawalk Hill Cemetery,

KERN, MABEL (Flacksenburg) daughter of Louise Shellard and William Flacksenburg died on November 15, 2009.

Mabel was predeceased by her husband, Frank; her son, Frank and her brother, Bill.

She is survived by her daughters, Fran Manning and Louise Moore and 14 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.

Mabel was born in Williamsburg and raised her family in Ridgewood and Glendale before retiring to Lewisboro, NY.

Her hobby was crocheting beautiful afghans for all her family and friends; each one was made with love and prayers.

Mabel was active in The Cross River Baptist Church and for many years the Lewisboro Seniors.

She will be remembered for her constant, quiet presence and her unconditional love of family and friends.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

The service will also be held at the funeral home on Friday evening at 8:00pm. The following day, Sat., Nov. 21 committal prayers will be said at the funeral home at 9:00 a.m. followed by the burial at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Cross River Baptist Church, Route 35, #831, Cross River, New York 10518

Krings, Edith B. , of Somers, NY died Sunday, April 5, 2009. She was 89 years old. Born July 14, 1919 in New York City, the daughter of the late Charles and Beatrice (Prochazka) Zeman, she married George Krings on June 3, 1944. Edith is survived by her beloved husband, their son Kenneth C. Krings, his wife, Meg Wittner Krings and grandson Cooper Krings of Studio City, CA. and her nephew, William C. Masters of Katonah. She is pre deceased by her loving son, Roy G. Krings. The graveside service will be at Ivandell Cemetery, Route 202, Somers on Thursday at 11:30 am.

Krings, George of Somers died Sept. 9,2009 at Somers Manor Nursing Home.  He was born Sept. 15, 1916 in Astoria, NY the son of George E. and Lillie Ruzicka Krings.

A Purple Heart recipient, seriously wounded and among a handful of survivors when the minesweeper USS SKILL was torpedoed by a Nazi sub during the invasion of Italy, he never complained of his injuries and was grateful for every day that followed.

In 1946 he resumed his career as a  Marine Insurance underwriter and broker in New York.  He retired from Johnson & Higgins in 1980 and was a founding partner and consultant to Zeman Krings Intermediaries until 1990.  He was a man of great integrity, a truly honest broker, proud of his work and trusted by all.

He is survived by his son, Kenneth C. Krings, daughter-in-law, Meg Wittner Krings and grandson, Cooper Krings, of Studio City, CA; and nephew William C. Masters of Katonah, NY.  George was pre deceased by his wife, Edith B. Krings on April 5th and his dear son, Roy, in 1991.

A graveside service will be held on Tues., Sept. 15, 2009 at 10:00 a.m at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, New York

Laquidara, Joan ,75, of South Salem, NY, a former long time resident of Mahopac died Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mount Kisco. Mrs. Laquidara was born in NYC, the daughter of Nicholas and Vivian LaTempa. She was the Director of House Keeping at Sarah Neuman Center for Healthcare in Mamaroneck for 20 years. Joan loved to cook for her family and friends and she will be dearly missed at Christmas Eve celebrations. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren in their sporting activities. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore and is the loving mother of Robert and his wife Jan of South Salem and Stephen and his wife, Lisa of Mahopac, NY. She is the devoted grandmother of Dana, Max and Teddy and loving sister of Florence Devenuto of Yorktown, NY and Arthur LaTempa of Hopewell Junction, NY. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 82 Spring Street, South Salem with Rev. Lynn Harrington officiating.
Entombment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital.

MAKIN, GWENN D. died on January 5, 2009 after a battle with emphysema.  Born on October 23, 1925, she was raised in Harworth, NJ.  A graduate of Fair Fax Hall in Virginia, she attended Berkley Secretarial School and worked for several years for Cahill Paving before retiring in 1989.
She is predeceased by her loving husband of more than 40 years, Douglas Makin and is survived by her daughter, Pam; two sons, Gary and Dick; her two grandsons, Douglas and Dylan and several nieces and nephews.  Her quick wit and sense of humor will be very much missed.
The family will receive friends at the Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah on Thursday, January 8, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  Disabled American Veterans; ASPCA; Humane Society or Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.

Malsbury,William P. Jr., (Whitey) age 86, an 80 year resident of Mount Kisco N.Y. died Thursday, April 30, 2009 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 21, 1922, the son of the late William and Alice (Farrell) Malsbury, Sr. He was a Mt. Kisco High School graduate. Whitey served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 during World War II . He was employed by U.S. Postal Service Mount Kisco, NY, retiring after 30 years. Whitey was a 65 year member of the Mt. Kisco Fire Department and was the oldest living member. He served as president of the Mutual Engine and Hose Co. and was also a member of the Mt. Kisco Elks Club. He was a 64 year member of Mt. Kisco American Legion Post. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. Whitey is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years Concetta Maria (Bianconi) Malsbury, high school sweethearts who were married in June 1943. He is the beloved father of William (Skip) and his wife, Polly-Ann Malsbury of Manchester, VT.; Michael Malsbury and Elizabeth April-Fritz of Mt. Kisco; Mary Alice Malsbury of Brewster, NY, Donna J. Walsh and her husband, Jeffrey of New Fairfield, CT and Michelle Harmonay of Pleasant Valley, NY. Whitey is the devoted grandfather of Noelle Amelia Gault, Amy Christine Rotondo, Shannon and Justin Malsbury and Cassandra and Will Harmonay and great grandfather of Nicolas and Zachary Gault and Matthew and Ryan Rotondo. Loving brother of George Malsbury of Bedford Hills and Patricia Leonaggeo of FL and the late Alice Young, Madeline Love and Joan Dillon.
The family will receive friends on Sunday May 3 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi RC Church, 2 Green Street, Mount Kisco. Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mutual Engine & Hose Co. No 1, 99 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Mancini, Salome age 81 died February 13, 2009 at her home following a long illness.
Mrs. Mancini was born October 28, 1927 in Frosinone, Italy the daughter of the late Sante and Luisa (Cinnelli) Abballe.

She married her beloved husband of 61 years; Pio Mancini in1947, they emigrated to the USA in 1949. He predeceased her on May 4, 2008.

Salome is the loving mother of Lydia (Andrew) Petrini, John (Anna Marie) Mancini and Richard (Joan) Mancini.

She is the dear sister of Emelio, Enza, Lucia, Letizia, Claudio, Anita, Angela and the late Angelo, Maria and Amelia. She is the devoted grandmother of Lisa (Christopher) Mayfield, Andrew (Stephanie) Petrini; Christine (Derek) Rossi; Michelle (Taylor) Wintje, Diana Mancini; Richard (Lisa) Mancini Jr., Daniel, Christopher, and Andrew Mancini and cherished great grandmother of Milan and Richard Mancini III; Matthew Thomas Mayfield and Andrew Petrini IV.

She was an avid exercise enthusiast; She loved gardening and loved cooking for and being with her family and friends. She was known as the Matriarch of her family.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home Katonah NY
on Sunday from 7-9 pm and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, Croton Falls, NY.

Entombment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley NY.

Mandia, Charles J., age 80, of Goldens Bridge and Jupiter Island, FL. died Sunday, January 18, 2009 at home.

Mr. Mandia was born June 10, 1928 in Queens, New York, the son of the late Anthony and the late Amelia (Tesauro) Mandia.

He married Jacqueline Spada in Scarsdale, NY on July 31, 1955..

Charles was employed by Katonah Lewisboro School District, Cross River, NY as a High School Science Teacher and was a member of the Katonah Rotary.

Throughout his 25 years as a teacher at John Jay H.S., Mr. Mardia aspired to forge a meaningful, lasting bond with his students based on mutual fondness, respect and love of learning. His retirement years were devoted to his family, real estate interests, tennis and travel.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline Mandia and one beloved son: Bruce Mandia of Goldens Bridge, NY Devoted grandfather of Christopher and Katharine Mandia Brother of Robert Mandia and Joan Rinaldi and the late Grace Vaccaro, Joseph Mandia and Petta Molinaro.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 11:00am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY

Entombment will follow at the Our Lady Queen of Peace Mausoleum

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591 or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Columbia University Medical Center, 710 W. 168th St., NY, NY 10032

Matz, Irene age 95 a former long time resident of Narragansett, RI died Monday, June 8, 2009 at Phelps Memorial Hospital, Sleepy Hollow, NY. She was employed as a Seamstress and was the proprietor of a deli in Manhattan with her late first husband, Julius Demeter.
She retired to Narragansett with her late second husband, John Matz, a WWII US Navy veteran. She is survived by her loving daughter, Olga DeAngelis of South Salem, NY and her devoted grandchildren, Michelle Campbell of South Salem and David DeAngelis of Goldens Bridge, NY and one great grandson, Ryan Campbell. Burial will be in Exeter, RI.

McAvey, Rita M 89, of Bedford Hills, NY died Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mount Kisco, NY. Mrs. McAvey was born October 9, 1919 in New York City Rita was the beloved wife of the late Vincent McAvey, Sr.  and the loving mother of Rita Carrozza , Mary Giegerich, Catherine McAvey, Maureen Pappas, James McAvey, Vincent McAvey, Jr. Eugene McAvey and the late Billy McAvey. Devoted grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 5.Sister of Mary McNulty, Edward Williams and the late Kay Sears, Nancy Kearins, Jack Williams and Christie Dean. Calling hours will be Sunday, September 20 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 21 at Holy Innocents RC Church, 431 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne. Memorial Contributions may be made to Katonah-Bedford Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 43, Katonah, NY 10536

McClain, Rose B. age 77, a former longtime resident of Katonah died Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT. She was employed by Mt. Kisco Medical Group, Mt. Kisco, NY as a Telephone Operator for 20 years.
Rose was the loving wife of William H. McClain who predeceased her 2006.
She is survived by her son William McClain of Wake Forest, NC and her daughter: Joanne Lenz of Fairfield, CT.; her grandchildren, Abigail, Lucas, Ryan and Meghan and her siblings Millie Carnabuci, Jennie Rizzo, Mary Rohe and Esther Smith. Calling hours will be Tuesday 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 Wednesday at 10:00 am at St. Mary of the Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mt. Kisco.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairfield SEPTA c/o Joanne Lenz 286 Mountain Laurel Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Charity E MacDonald, Beloved Teacher “Mrs. Mac” Dies at 87

Born Charity Elizabeth Wilson on September 8, 1922 to Michael Lambert and Charity

Elizabeth Wilson in Bronxville, NY, she was one of a set of twins, and the oldest of six children. She grew up in Litchfield, Ct.

She received her BS from NYU and a teaching certification from Western Connecticut State College. She started her teaching career at The Buckley School in New York City as a kindergarten teacher.

In 1949 she left teaching to marry her childhood sweetheart Charles Rowley MacDonald in post war London. They settled in Bedford in 1957, where they raised five children, born within seven years of each other.

She became very active with many local causes. At St. Matthew’s Church she directed and expanded the Sunday School. In the 1960’s she created a knitting group at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, which continues today.

She was on the committee to select the architect for the Fox Lane Middle School where she eventually resumed her teaching career in 1969. As a Social Studies teacher “Mrs. Mac” was known for her unconventional and innovative methods in the classroom. She brought social studies to life by turning the school into a factory for a day, or holding mock trials, and town hall meetings with students playing given roles within the community. She developed many groundbreaking programs, including her own English-as- a-Second-Language curriculum as a result of having a Vietnamese boat child as a student. She was a strong and early proponent of mixed age learning which strove to reach every child at his or her own level. She brought her family life into the classroom by sharing family stories as lessons. Upon the birth of a new grandchild and she would not assign homework for that day, and to the glee of her students and every child on the team would receive an ice cream at lunch.

Upon her retirement in 1990 she started a second career as a writer. She wrote about her life and local history in articles published in The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, and a popular column for the Bedford Record. She became a devoted trustee, and volunteer at the Bedford Free Library.

She was predeceased by her husband Charles, and siblings Margaret “Markie” Trottenberg, and Bill Wilson.

She is survived by her twin Ruth Gibbs of Watertown, NY; sisters, Ellie Bent of Port St. Lucie, Fl; Emily Runge of Tulsa, Ok, her children, Donald, of Cold Spring, NY; Piers of Bedford, NY; Carol of Colchester Vt; Wilson of Holliston, Ma; and Bruce of Tarrytown NY; and all of their beloved spouses, as well as ten grandchildren.

There will be a Memorial Service at St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford, NY on Friday, September 25th at 11:00 am.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Bedford Free Library, in support of the “Lunch with Charity” fund, to honor the dedicated volunteers and staff.

Meyer Robert J. “Bob”, age 52, of South Salem died Sunday, February 15, 2009 at home after a long courageous battle with kidney cancer. Bob was born February 28, 1956 at Queens, NY the son of Albert A. and the late Ruth Meyer. He was employed by Local # 1430 in White Plains, NY as a Business Manager. Bob was a past School Board member for the Katonah Lewisboro School District. He was a past member of the Manhasset-Lakeville Volunteer Fire Dept. and member of the Democratic Committee of Lewisboro. Bob is the beloved husband of Mary Meyer for 18 years and the loving father of Rachel and Colby; dear brother of Rosemarie D’ Andrea, Ruth Meyer, Maureen McCarthy, Albert J. Meyer and Jimmy Meyer; Cherished son-in-law of Jane and Lorenzo Lentino and loving brother-in-law to the Lentino family. Bob was also survived by many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10:15 am at St. Mary’s R C Church; Ridgefield, CT.
Private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 124, South Salem, NY 10590

Morrill, Elma Elizabeth nee Perrigard, of South Salem, NY passed away on October 29, 2009 at age 97.  Mrs. Morrill was predeceased by her husband, William Norman Morrill of South Salem, her son, Norman Morrill and her daughter Barbara Carpenter-Morrill.  She is survived by her daughter-in-law Hope Morrill, her son-in-law Tim Carpenter, her son David Morrill of Bantam, CT and her daughter Elizabeth Lemke and son-in-law John Lemke of South Salem, NY.  She has 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on November 14, 2009 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 82 Spring St., South Salem, NY at Noon.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Mrs. Morrill’s name to a local So. Salem volunteer organization or a charity of your choice

NATHAN, HARRIET J. AGE 79 of Katonah, NY died Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mt. Kisco, NY

Nicoletti, Erik V., 20, of Somers, NY died suddenly on November 21, 2009 in Tampa, FL.
Erik was born on August 3, 1989 in Danbury, CT. He was a 2007 graduate of North Salem High School and a current student at the University Of Tampa.
Erick was an avid writer pursuing studies in film writing and production.  His favorite director was Quentin Tarantino. Growing up his sports idol was Michael Jordan. His love and empathy for his friends made him so well respected and loved in return. He mentored and watched over the underclassmen at the University .  Erik taught Religious Instruction (CCD) at St. Josephs R.C. Church in Croton Falls, NY and was a counselor at Camp Kiwi and was voted ”Best Counselor Ever” by the campers.
Erik is the beloved son of Jose and Dorothy (nee Walaitis) Nicoletti; and the loving brother of Julie Nicoletti of Somers, NY; He is the cherished grandson of Lilia Beatrice Nicoletti and Katherine Walaitis. Grandson of Alfred Borges and Step grandson of Rene Montenegro. Dear godson of Lilia Nicoletti and William Brady. Eric was also loved and survived by many aunts, uncles and cousin.
The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. on Friday, November 27 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:15 pm on Saturday, November 28 at New St. Patrick’s RC Church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY.

Padovani, Julius A, 80, of Katonah, NY died Monday, January 26, 2009 in Naples, Fla. Mr. Padovani was born in The Bronx, the son of the late Guido and the late Josephine Padovani. He served in the US Army following World War II. He was a local restaurateur from 1971 through 1986 and was the proprietor of Guilios Restaurant in Somers.
Julius was the loving husband for 39 years to Beverly Padovani and the beloved father of Paul and Jennifer Padovani and the beloved father of Robert, Gary and Janet Padovani from his first wife Gloria Padovani. He was the devoted grandfather of Rachel, Robert Jr., Jill, Michael, Steven, Max, Madelyn and Sophie and great grandfather of Sidney Patterson.; loving brother of Albert Padovani of Somers and Orlando Padovani of Mahopac.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Friday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 11:30 am at St. Patrick’s RC Church, in Bedford. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 14 Penn Plaza Suite 1615, NY, NY 10122 www.stjude.org

Pandolfi, Mario of South Salem died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Norwalk Hospital.
Mr. Pandolfi was born on April 29, 1920 at Falconara in Ancona, Italy.  He was the son of the late Enrico and Laura (Frontini) Pandolfi.
He was a partner and proprietor of Orlando Shoe Repair in Corona, NY.
He was a member of the Lewisboro Seniors.  He will be fondly remembered for his joy of living, being a devoted husband and father and beloved “Nonno.”
Mario is the devoted husband of the late Rose Pandolfi and beloved father of Annalinda Ragazzo and son-in-law, Richard Ragazzo of Pittsford, NY.  Loving grandfather of Adriana and Andrew Ragazzo of Pittsford, NY.  Dear brother of Aldo Pandolfi and sister-in-law, Amadea.  Fond Uncle of Enrico Pandolfi, Eleanora Pandolfi and Laura Gaggiotti of Falconara, Ancona, Italy.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.  The Mass of Christian burial will follow at St. Mary of the Assumption RC Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY at 11:15 a.m.
The interment will follow in Mount St. Marys Cemetery, Flushing, NY
Immemoriams to The Dominican Acamedy, Class of 1970 Scholarship Fund, 44 East 68th Street, NY, NY  10065 deeply appreciated.

Pandolfo, James William 78, of Coconut Creek, Fl, formerly of Bedford Hills, NY died Monday, July 13, 2009 in Boca Raton, Fl. Mr. Pandolfo was born March 17, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY the son of the late Joseph and the late Marion (D’Antonio) Pandolfo. James attended the University of Bridgeport. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
He was employed by Lever Brothers,in NYC as a Mechanical Engineer for 29 years. James is the beloved husband of Phyllis Zervas-Pandolfo. He is the loving father of Catherine Hill and her husband Charles of Sandy Hook, Ct.; Patricia Levine and her husband Michael of La Jolla, Ca.; Theresa Martabano and her husband William of Bedford Hills, NY and James W. Pandolfo Jr. of Tampa Fl. He is the devoted grandfather of Charles Hill, Gregory Hill, Matthew Hill, William Martabano, Michael Martabano and Jennifer Martabano and loving brother of Marion Reichert of Bennington, Vt. He was the uncle of Steven Reichert, William Reichert and James Reichert. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Mary of the Assumption RC Church, Katonah, NY 117 Valley Rd, Katonah, NY (914) 232-3356 on Friday July 17, 2009 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue / Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fl. 33136-1494 Telephone 1-800-327-4545. A reception will follow at the Mt. Kisco American Legion.

Panizzut, Julia (nee Genovesi) died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on June 2, 2009. She was the daughter of Luisa and Giacomo Genovesi, who predeceased her. Julia was the loving wife of Silvano Panizzut, devoted mother of Silvana (Mario) Malpelli of Somers and Pamela (Silvio) Belmonte of Pawling, sister of Querino Genovesi, Frank Genovesi and Mario Genovesi and adoring “Nanny” to Elizabeth and Jessica Malpelli and Claudia, John and Luke Belmonte. Calling hours will be today, from 1:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10:00am at St. Patrick’s RC Church, Bedford Village. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco. In lieu of flowers, it was Julia’s wish to have donations made to Northern Westchester Cancer and Wellness Center and Westchester/Putnam Hospice Services.

Penney, Lori J. Beloved wife and mother. Lori J Penney, born August 25, 1958 of Somers, NY passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2009  Mrs. Penney was born in Bronxville, NY the daughter of the late Ernest and the late Doris Ann (Henssel) Fauser.  She was a longtime resident of Thornwood, NY. And was a graduate of Byram Hills High School and Bryant College. She was employed by Nestles USA as a consultant for many years. She was an active member of St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Somers. Lori is survived by her husband, William R. Penney, Jr.; her sons: Robert and John; her brother, Dr. Douglas Fauser, her sisters, Debi Baier and Cindy Doherty and seven nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 am at the funeral home
Interment will be private. Contributions in her memory may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250 Dallas, TX 75244

PETRILLO, AUGUST A., age 60, a resident of Bedford, NY died on August 12, 2009.  Mr. Petrillo was born on March 2, 1949 in Mt. Vernon, NY.

He attended Saints Peter & Paul Elementary School in Mt. Vernon and graduated from Riverdale Country School.  He received a BBA degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Iona College.

Mr. Petrillo was an owner and partner of Petrillo Stone Corp. in Mt. Vernon, NY

He was a strong-willed, hard-working man and a loving and devoted husband, father, businessman and friend.  He greatly enjoyed the company of his many relatives and friends.

August is survived by his wife, Irene (nee Gavigan) and his sons, August and Christopher; his sisters, Lillian Hauben and Rosemary Sullivan all of New York.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY on Thurs., Aug. 13, 2009 from 7-9 pm and on Fri., Aug. 14, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sat., Aug. 15, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Poland Church, Southampton, NY.  Interment will follow at Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary Cemetery, Southampton, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to:  The Pancreas Center, Herbert Irving Pavilion, 8th floor, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY  10032   (212)342-3677

Plumpton, Russell A. age 90, of Danbury, CT former longtime resident of Goldens Bridge, NY died on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at his home. He was born May 21, 1918 in Manchester, NH the son of the late Alfred E. and Nina (Melrose) Plumpton. Russell came home on furlough from the Army and married Cynthia Covey on May 20, 1945. He was employed by B.O.C.E.S., in Yorktown, NY as a School Psychologist for over 20 years. Russell is survived by his beloved wife, Cynthia Plumpton and his loving daughters, Pauline Thomas and her husband, James of Bethel, CT and Mary Montetta and her husband, Sal of Pleasantville, NY. He was the devoted grandfather of Jennifer Johnson, Nicholas Johnson and Jeremy Thomas he was also survived by four great grandchildren. The memorial service will be at the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah, on Friday at 11:00 am. Interment will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to Deacons Fund of the First Presbyterian Church where Russell was an Elder and Deacon for 35 years.

Pollack, Dr. Alben R of Bedford, New York, died on March 16, 2009, peacefully at a family home after a battle with cancer. Alben was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 17, 1934 to Reuben Pollack and Minnie Markowitz.  He attended Alfred University where he met his wife of 50 years, Carol Pollack.  He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Dentistry from the University of Maryland.  Al served in the United States Air Force for three years as a dentist, before entering into private practice.  He established and grew a solo dental practice in White Plains, New York in which he served the people of Westchester County for over 30 years. Al focused his life on family.  He enjoyed hosting the annual family Thanksgiving celebration and spending summer vacations with the children and grandchildren.  He spent much of the last eight years caring for his wife, Carol, throughout her battle with cancer.  He also enjoyed gardening and volunteering time at the Community Center of Westchester County. Alben was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Minnie, and by his loving wife, Carol. He is survived by his three children, Cris, Steve, and Ron; his seven grandchildren, Alana, Andrew, Shoshana, Daniel , Joel, Alissa and Jessica; his daughters-in-law, Linda and Susan; and by his brother, Joseph. The family will receive friends on Friday March 20, 2009 at 9:00 AM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, New York.  The funeral services will be at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at New Montefiore Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community Center of Westchester County; www.communitycenterwc.org.

RENWICK, JR., JOHN PHILLIP of Bedford, NY died January 8, 2009 at age 87.  He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Husted Renwick and is survived by their sons, John P. Renwick III of Katonah, NY, James B. Renwick of Bedford, NY, David R. Renwick of Rehobeth, MA and their wives, Meryl S. Renwick, Marjorie B. Renwick and Terell N. Renwick.  He is also survived by his sister, Beatrice R. Jordan of Newtown Square, PA and ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.  He attended Taff School and Trinity College; served in the Army in WW II and played field hockey in the 1948 Olympics.  For many years he owned and managed Renwick and Winterling Real Estate in Bedford.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to St. Matthews Church, Bedford, NY  10506.  A Memorial service will be held at St. Matthews on January 13, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.

RICE, RUTH E., a 52 year resident of South Salem, NY passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Northern Westchester Hospital after a prolonged illness.  She was 86.
Miss Rice was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 7, 1922, the only child of William R. Rice and Marie E. Morrisey Rice.  Her Grandparents were Senator Jacob Rice and Sophie Derrenbacher Rice of Kingston and William Morrisey and Minnie J. Morrisey of Yonkers, NY.  She lived her childhood in her parents home next door to her Morrisey grandparents.  She moved to Bronxville in the mid 1950s and to South Salem in 1956, where she remained until her death.
Miss Rice was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, The College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor of Arts degree and Fordam University where she earned a Masters Degree in Social Services.
Her passion was Social Work and she was employed by Catholic Charities and volunteered with the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps.  During her career she drove ambulances, tended to the sick and injured and received several Public Service awards for her ham radio work during natural disasters.
She is survived by loving members of the Rice and Morrisey families all across the USA, from first cousin, Agnes Rice Silo of Pelham, NY to first cousin, Donald C. Morrisey of Seattle, WA.  She will be remembered fondly by numerous close friends and members of her church, St. Mary of the Assumption, Katonah, NY.
Ruth was admired for her spirit, generosity and can-do personality.  She was an avid boater, loving both sailing and power boating and spent many wonderful hours on the water with friends and cruising solo.  She not only piloted the boat, she maintained it with a skill that enabled her to take care of herself and others in almost any situation imaginable.  She drove the ambulances with great skill, performing all her  work extremely well in what then was a man’s world.
She will also be remembered for her devout faith and her life-long participation with the Church.  From this came her devotion to Social Work and many were helped by her when their need was the greatest.
The family will receive friends at her Memorial Service to be held at her church, St. Mary of the Assumption, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2009.  Internment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY where she will rest with her parents and maternal grandmother.

Roberts, Elsie Mae 88 a longtime resident of Katonah died Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at her home. Mrs. Roberts was born August 17, 1920 in Bedford Hills, NY the daughter of Gertrude Harrison and George Blaine. Elsie was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Katonah and an honorary member of the Katonah Bedford Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps. She is the loving mother of Bernard Jr. of Katonah, NY and Roberta and Terri Roberts of Palmyra, NY and devoted grandmother of Amy of Katonah and Rebecca of Katonah. And doting great grandmother of Brandon, Isabella and Ryan. She is the sister of Madolin Davies of Bedford Hills and Gertrude DeWitt of Meriden, CT and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Friday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  The Memorial Service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Katonah on Sat at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Kisco, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Susan Lilley Russell is at peace. She died Wednesday, December 30, 2009, in New York City.

Susan was born on March 30, 1948, in Cambridge, Mass., to Nancy and Tom Lilley. Soon after her birth, the family — including her two big sisters Anne and Cynthia — moved to Michigan where they made a home in Ann Arbor.

Susan was a proud “Pioneer” in the city’s schools, and graduated in 1966. She remained in Ann Arbor and enrolled at the University of Michigan, majoring in art history. She followed her passion to Florence, Italy, where she earned her master’s degree in art restoration.

In 1977, Susan married the love of her life, Don. Together they raised their two children, Kristin and James, from their home in Bedford Hills. Every year they traveled to a family cottage in Old Mission, Michigan, where Susan had spent nearly every summer since she was a child. The family will always treasure the memories from those special trips.

Susan and Don owned and operated Russell’s Carpet Warehouse in Ridgefield, Conn., for more than 12 years. Early retirement allowed them to move to Sharon, Conn., in 1999, where they were embraced by the close-knit community.

In recent years, Susan continued her trips to Michigan to be refreshed by the woods and waters of Old Mission, and the laughs and smiles of her four grandchildren. They will miss their “Nana.”

Susan’s intellect was amazing, her courage was an inspiration, and her wry sense of humor brought smiles to everyone around her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Benjamin Hammond. She is survived by her husband Don, her children, Kristin (Russell) Sulecki and James (Andrea) Russell, her grandchildren, Ben, Scout, Janie and Lola, her sisters, Anne Hammond and Cynthia (Peter Heinrich) Lilley, and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Clark Associates Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY, from 2 to 5 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring on Old Mission.

Memorials may be directed to Planned Parenthood.

Sardanelli, Chiara age 83,died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at home in Bedford Hills.  Mrs. Sardanelli was born April 4, 1926 in Bari, Italy. She was  a Homemaker.
Chiara is the daughter of the late Francis and Cecilia Petaroscia.  She is survived by her beloved husband: Rocco Sardanelli  and four loving daughters: Tina Sardanelli, Cecilia Hobbs, Mickey Sardanelli,and  Maria Swain.  She is the cherished grandmother of three grandchildren; granddaughter, Samantha Hobbs; granddaughter, Alexandria Swain; and grandson, Ian Swain.
The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at10:00 am on Monday, September 21, 2009 at   St. Mary Of The Assumption R.C. Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.  Interment followed at All Souls Cemetery, Pleasantville.
A visitation was held for family and friends on Sunday, September 20,2009  at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

Scarsella, Joseph A. a 23 year resident of South Salem died on July 1 at Northern Westchester Hospital.  He was 49. Joe was born January 27, 1960 to Edward and Marie Scarsella and grew up in Bedford Hills.  He attended St. Mary’s Elementary School, John F. Kennedy High School and Syracuse University where he obtained a degree in Landscape Architecture.  After graduating, Joe worked at Pound Ridge Nursery before starting his own landscape design firm in 1986.  Joe kept an office in Bedford Hills and his business has grown steadily over the past 23 years. An avid lacrosse enthusiast as a player and a coach, Joe dedicated much of his time to coaching in the Katonah Lewisboro boys youth lacrosse program and was most recently an assistant coach with the John Jay High School varsity team.  Joe will be remembered for his sense of humor, his many friendships and his love for the outdoors.  He loved the beach and spent many summers on Nantucket and winters in Jamaica.  Joe is survived by his wife Lisa and daughter Samantha of South Salem; parents Edward and Marie of Goldens Bridge; brother Michael of Briarcliff Manor; mother-in-law and father-in-law Pat and Agnes D’Avola of Mount Kisco; nieces and nephews Anthony, Morgan, Emma, Jameson and Sophia; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on July 4 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, Sunday July 5 at 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 7:00PM to 9:00PM.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 6 at 10:00AM at St. Mary’s Church, Katonah, NY.  Internment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to:   Joe Scarsella Memorial Scholarship Fund to be established at John Jay High School c/o Lisa Scarsella, PO Box 223, Katonah, NY 10536.

Schwaner, Emma D. of South Salem and formerly a long time resident of Port Chester died Monday, March 2, 2009 at her residence.
Mrs. Schwaner was born in Seymour,Conn.,  the daughter of the late Louis and Veronica (Hudak) Huber.
She married Walter H. Schwarner in Greenwich Ct. on September 18,1966.She was a member of St.Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rye Brook,N.Y.
Emma was the beloved wife of the late Walter H.
She is the loving mother of Robert Rost of Orlando,Fl.,,Ernest Rost of Brick, N.J.and Sally Rost of South Salem N.Y. and four grandchildren
Emma is the dear sister of Mary Rutledge
The family will receive friends on Thursday March 5 from  9:00am to12:00pm.at Clark Associates Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Road Katonah N.Y.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 am. at the funeral home
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Inmemoriams to St.Paul”s Lutheran Church 761 King St.,Rye Brook,N.Y.10573
deeply appreciated

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am. at the funeral home
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Inmemoriams to St.Paul”s Lutheran Church 761 King St.,Rye Brook,N.Y.10573
deeply appreciated

Simkin, Carol G. age 68, of Waccabuc died Sat, May 30, 2009 at her home.
Carol is survived by her beloved husband Morris Simkin, her loving children; Pamela Francis and her husband, Dwight, of Southlake, TX; Lori Garner and her husband Daniel, of Norcross, GA and Margaret Simkin and her husband Jeremy Kleinman, of Chicago, IL. She was also the devoted grandmother of Lydia, Zachary, Edith, Drew, Samuel and Lily and sister of Barbara Richards and her husband, Mark of Estes Park, CO. Following graduation with Honors from Oberlin College, Carol married Morris Simkin on June 6, 1964 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In addition to raising three daughters and caring for her husband, Carol generously gave of her time over the years to many volunteer organizations including numerous PTA’s, Girl Scouts, TWIGS, the Chappaqua Swim and Tennis Club, the Waccabuc Landowners Council and the Chappaqua Historical Society.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah. Burial will follow in South Salem Cemetery, South Salem, NY. Friends may send memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 130, White Plains, NY 10605 www.lls.org

Eva Mae Smith passed away quietly on December 23, 2009 at Somers Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She always kept her optimism and good spirits. She was predeceased by her husband, Stuart and her son, Donald.  She is survived by her children, Lucille (Bob), Donna and Stuart and grandson,Brett. The visitation will be held  on Monday December 28th from 3 to 7pm  at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. Funeral Service to be held at 11:30am on Tuesday.  Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery

Tannen, Sylvia age 87, of Somers, NY died Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at Field Home-Holy Comforter, Yorktown Heights.
Mrs. Tannen was born September 16, 1921 in New York City

She was the wife of the late Sidney Tannen who died in 2001

She was a school teacher for the NYC Board Of Education

She is survived by her niece, Joanne Hannrahan

The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 pm  at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY

Burial will be in Eternal Light Memorial Garden, Boynton Beach, FL

Thomson, Esther age 87 of Mt. Kisco previously of Somers, NY died Monday, May 4, 2009 at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Thomson was born in Catrine, Scotland, the youngest of eight children and emigrated to the US as a small child.
She was retired from The Research Institute of America in Mt. Kisco, NY. Esther was the beloved wife of the late John D. Thomson who died Oct. 2002. She is survived by her loving children: Barbara Kapuscinski of Goshen, NY, Diane Thomson of Mount Kisco, NY, John D. Thomson, Jr. and his wife, Maureen of Ft. Myers, FL, and Shirley Harrison and her husband, Jack of Sandy Creek, NY.
She is also survived by four grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation for the excellent care their mother received from Hospice Care of Westchester and Putnam.

Trogele, Maria T. age 74, of Somers died Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at her home. She was the Proprietor of Heritage Limousine Service in Somers for many years, prior to that she was the C.P.A. for the Mt. Kisco Country Club. She is survived by one son: Robert Trogele and his wife Uta of Devon, PA and her granddaughter, Julia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:15 am on Friday, September 11 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY Burial will follow at New St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx

Tucci, Kathryn Louise Spath-Tucci, “Kate” age 47, of South Salem, NY died Monday, April 27, 2009

Kate was born April 26, 1962 at San Francisco, CA the daughter of Robert D. and Dorothy (Stein) Spath.

She is survived by her husband: Stanley V. Tucci, four daughters: Christine Scott, Nicolo Tucci, Isabel Tucci, Camilla Tucci and one son: Campbell Scott

Calling hours will be Saturday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. 10536.

The funeral will be Private.

Samuel A. Van Dorn, Jr., age 58, of  Beacon, ny formerly of Bedford Village, NY died Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie

Walker, Christopher T. age 25 of Somers, NY died tragically on January 17, 2009 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in Yorktown.
Chris graduated from Somers High School in 2002.  He was a three letter varsity athlete. Chris then enlisted in the Army and served two tours of duty in Iraq.  He received the Army Commendation Medal/National Defense Service Medal/Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal/Global War on Terrorism Service Medal/Overseas Service Ribbon.  He was a member of the Somers VFW.  Chris was currently working at New York Sports Club as a personal trainer.
He will be remembered for his endearing smile, outgoing personality and zest for life.  His sincerity, generosity, loyalty and love for family and friends was always evident.
Chris is survived by his parents Paul and Janet Walker of Somers, NY, his brother and sister-in-law, David and Liz Walker, of Carmel, NY, his grandparents and his mother, Janet Morecraft of Indiana, plus numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins.  He is also survived by a half-brother, Tim, in Florida.
Friends may pay their respects at Clark Associates Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.  A funeral will be held at the Mt. Kisco Presbyterian Church, Route 133, Mt. Kisco, NY.
Interment to follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, NY

Wagner, Charles William , age 97,a longtime resident of  Bedford died  on Friday, February 6, 2009 at Somers Manor Nursing Home, Somers.
Mr. Wagner was born February 5, 1912. the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Hoehn) Wagner.
He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945 during World War II .
Charles was employed by Bordens and  Emmadene dairies as a milkman  for over 40 years and later as an office manager for Enquest Chemical,Brooklyn N.Y.
He was happily married to Anne Lipinsky Wagner on July 1,1950
Charles was a member of Kisco 708 Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons,Pyramid Shrine,Bethlehem Crusader Commandry, theV.F.W. in Mt.Vernon,NY.as well as a Volunteer Firefighter in  Mt.Vernon
He was an active member of the Croton Falls Community Church
Charles was the beloved husband of the late Anne Wagner and was the loving father of Amy Markland (Keith) of Poughkeepsie, N Y,Mark Wagner (Liz) of Brewster,NYand Pastor Timothy Wagner (Vincent Hutchings) of Croton Falls,NY.
He was the devoted grandfather of Kathleen and Madeline Wagner
He is survived by his nieces,Linda Swawola and her son Richard and nephews,Arthur Groff godson (Barbara) and Edward Groff (Frankie).Phil,Raymond and Robert (Clara) Lipinsky and Gwen Pirovitz and Reed Lipinsky
Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.on Sunday from 7:00-9:00 PM and on Monday from 2:00-4:00 PM  The funeral service will be Monday 7:00 PM.at the  Croton Falls Community Church.Private interment  will be in Beechwood Cemetery, New Rochelle.His family knows and has the assurance that he is united with his beloved wife Anne
In  lieu of flowers,contributions in his memory may be made to the Anne and Charles Wagner Memorial Fund at Croton Falls Community Church

WARD, MARION E., age 79 of Shenorock died Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mt. Kisco, NY

Watts, H. Joseph, of Yorktown Heights, NY and formerly of Scarsdale, NY on December 16, 2009. Beloved husband of Lucille A. (nee Mercurio) Watts. Devoted father of Lisa Mancini Whitehouse (Peter), Charles (Susan), and David (Maria-Chie) Watts. Loving grandfather of Valerie, Liddy, Marina, Isabella and Sophia. Dear brother of Harriett Watts. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 17 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Friday, December 18 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 19 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, 5th Ave at East 51st St., New York, NY. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In Memoriams to Greenfield Historical Society 423 Hickory Ridge Road,
Greenfield Twp., PA 18407 would be deeply appreciated.

Willey, Robert Allen 88, a 37 year resident of Mount Kisco, NY died on May 12, 2009 at his home. Mr. Willey was born July 3, 1920 in Pasadena, CA the son of William S. and Minna E. Willey. He was a graduate of Pasadena High School, and attended U.S.C. for three years.
Robert served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a Director, Producer and Actor in both Movies and Theatre. Robert was a member of the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists and the Screen Actors Guild. He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen (Wagner) Willey and his sister, Mona Elmore of Honolulu, HI. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Willman, Paul H. 70, a resident of North Salem, NY for 42 years died Monday, November 2, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Willman was born September 15, 1939 in White Plains, NY. He is the son of the late Paul Charles Willman and the late Jean (Carpenter) Bowman. Paul graduated from Pace University in 1962. He served in the Air National Guard. Paul was the proprietor of Paul Willman Service in Bedford Hills, NY. He was the President and Founder of the Northeast Appliance Technician Organization (NEATO). Paul was well known for his expertise in the appliance repair field. He was an avid deep sea fisherman and hunter. His love of fishing inspired him to proudly acquire his Captains License. Paul is the loving husband of Libby, and the devoted father of Paul Jr., Carolyn Gabriel and Michael and the father-in-law of Karen, Frankpeter and Mary. Loving grandfather to Paul Charles, Madison, Jack, Julia, Quinn, Caroline and Glen.
He was the older brother of the late Peter Willman. Calling hours will be Friday, November 6 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A memorial service will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, November 7 at the Bedford Community Church, 160 Bedford Center Road, Bedford Hills. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery, Greenwich, CT.

Young, Dorothy M. of Somers, NY, formerly of Milton, MA died December 10, 2009. Mrs.
Young was married for 51 years to Dr. Eliot Young who was a cardiologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Mrs. Young is survived by her 3 children: Susan Geringer, Dr. Lawrence Young, Beth Goettisheim and 7 grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Florence Backer and was pre-deceased by her brother, William Feinberg. Family and friends are invited at 11:30AM on Sunday, December 13, 2009 to Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home at 12 Noon. Interment will follow at Sharon Gardens Valhalla, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Yale Cardiovascular Research Fund, P.O. Box 7611,
New Haven, CT 06519