Albano, Anita Rose , age 77, of South Salem (formerly of Bedford NY) died Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mount Kisco, NY. Mrs. Albano was born in Ebensburg, PA, the daughter of the late Edwin and the late Gertrude Huber. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Salvatore Albano, on Feb. 7, 2010. Anita is the loving mother of Deborah (Michael) LaBella of Trumbull, CT; James (Katie) Albano of Cary, NC; Jane (Bradley) Purcell of Fairfield, CT; Nancy ( Alphonse) Aconfora of Orange, CT; Alfred (Kathy) Albano of South Salem, NY; Joyce (Paul) Gallagher of South Salem, NY and Barbara (Peter) Lorenzini of South Salem, NY. She is the cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren and the dear sister of Don, Dick, Guy, Gene and Carl Huber and Shirley Lavallee, Gretchen Allison and Jane Gibson. Friends are invited to the Clark Associates Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Road Katonah. NY. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 14, 2010 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 11:00am at St. Patrick’s RC Church, Bedford, NY. Interment will follow at Bedford Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Anita’s name to St. Patrick’s Parish. The family thanks the staff of 7 West at Northern Westchester Hospital for their compassion and outstanding service.

Albano, Salvatore ”Ted” age 79, of South Salem died Sunday, February 7, 2010 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.  Mr. Albano was born January 18, 1931 in Yonkers, NY the son of the late Alfredo and Lina Albano.  He was a 2nd generation owner of the Albano Electric Corporation located in Pound Ridge, NY where he worked for 40 years.  He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.  Ted is survived by his loving wife: Anita (nee Huber) Albano and the loving father of Deborah (Michael) LaBella of Trumbull, CT; James (Katie) Albano of Cary, NC; Jane (Bradley) Purcell of Fairfield, CT; Nancy ( Alphonse) Aconfora of Orange, CT; Alfred (Kathy) Albano of South Salem, NY; Joyce (Paul) Gallagher of South Salem, NY and Barbara (Peter) Lorenzini of South Salem, NY.  He is the cherished grandfather of 17 grandchildren and the dear brother of Alfred Albano, Jr., Mary Lou Paulli and Lucy Burke.
Friends are invited to the Clark Associates Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Road Katonah. NY
Visitation will be Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:00am at St. Patricks RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY.  Interment will follow at Bedford Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ted’s name to St. Patricks Parish.

Askew, Doris L. 77, of Shenorock, died Sunday, January 3, 2010 at Bethel Nursing Home & Hospice of Ossining, NY.  Mrs. Askew was born June 2, 1932 in Somers, NY. She is the daughter of the late Charles and the late Anna C. (Towey) Bassett.  She was pre-deceased in May 2008 by her husband, Leon E. Askew, Sr.
She is survived by two sons: Leon E. Askew, Jr. and his wife, Jo-Ellen of Katonah, NY and John Askew; and his wife, Nancy of Granite Springs, NY. Dear grandmother of Leon III, John Jr., Amanda, Jeremy and Andrew.
Doris was a lifetime resident of Somers and a graduate of Somers High School.
She was employed by Readers Digest and retired in 1992. 
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 5, 2010 from  2-4pm and 7 to 9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. During the visitation a Religious Service will be held at the Funeral Home. Family will gather on at the Funeral Home on Wednesday January 6, 2010 at 10:00am and interment will follow at 11:00am at St. Joseph Cemetery, Somers, NY

Astrologo, Dorothy M. 77, a longtime resident of Bedford Hills died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. She was born October 15, 1932 in Bronx, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Marie (nee Armentano) Bondi. Dorothy was a graduate of The Academy of Our Lady of Good Council in White Plains, NY and the Washington School for Secretaries in NYC. She was a secretary with the Bedford Central School District, Bedford, NY for 26 years retiring in 1995 and also worked for the Dept. of Motor Vehicles in White Plains.
Dorothy is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Joseph A. Astrologo , and she is the loving mother of Marie Astrologo of Cayce, SC, Joseph A. Astrologo, Jr of Red Wing, MN and Teresa Astrologo of Bedford Hills, NY and she the devoted grandmother of Anthony and Allison Astrologo. She is the sister of Joseph Bondi and his wife Marie of AZ, Frank Bondi of FL, John Bondi and his wife, Joyce of South Salem, NY, Ed Bondi and his wife, Lilliana of Bedford and James Bondi of MD and the late Peter, William and Roseanne Bondi. Dorothy is also survived by 15 Nieces and Nephews and many great nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Sunday, March 28 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Monday, March 22 at St. Francis of Assisi RC Church, 2 Green Street, Mount Kisco. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco.

Bates, John Alan “Al” Jr. age 70, of Somers, NY died Monday, December 6, 2010 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY. John was born May 9, 1940 in Perth Amboy, NJ and was a retired Vice President from James Fitzgerald, Inc, in NYC. John is survived by his beloved wife, Helen (Connors) Bates and is the loving father of John Alan (Marybeth) Bates III of Stamford, CT and Christopher (Maureen) Bates; of Westford, MA. He is the devoted grandfather of Megan, Emily, Caroline, Erin and Brian. Brother of Diane Rickwood and Carol Bates. Calling hours will be Thursday, December 9 from 4:00 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 Friday, December 10 at St. Joseph’s R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Interment private.

Blankenship,Harry L. age 94, a longtime resident of Pound Ridge died Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Waterview Hills Nursing Home of Purdys, NY.
He was born July 4, 1915 in Akron, OH, the son of the late Daniel and the late Louida (Blake) Blankenship. He was a WW II veteran serving in the US Army. Harry was the owner of his own construction company in Pound Ridge for many years. He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline on April 16, 1999. Harry is the loving father of Adele Dillane and her husband, Brian of Pound Ridge, NY, Aleta Coco and her husband, John of Westminster, CO. , Roy Blankenship and his wife, Lois of Wilmington, DE and Elaine Speck and her husband, Stan of CO. He is the devoted grandfather of eight and brother of Daniel Blankenship and his wife, Jane of Nova Scotia, Canada and Patricia Blankenship of South Salem, NY. Calling hours will be Thursday, 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 held at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 21 at Pound Ridge Community Church,  Burial will follow at the Knapp-Barhite Cemetery, Pound Ridge.

Burpee, Jeannette 84 of Ardsley (White Plains), NY died on Oct. 21 at White Plains Hospital.

She was born on March 2nd, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to John and Jeannette Heyer.

Jeannette graduated from Andrew Jackson High School, Queens, and State University New Paltz, in 1950 with a degree in Elementary Education. She also attended Bank Street School of Education and received an Early Childhood Education License.

She was a 4th grade teacher at Massapequa N.Y. Public School for two years and was the Director of Gramercy Park Nursery School, N. Y.C. for 31 years.
After retiring, she obtained her real estate license.

On June 16th, 1950 she married Robert N. Burpee and they resided in the Ardsley area since 1956 and following retirement they lived in Fort Meyers Beach FL. during the winter.

Jeannette loved spending time with family and friends as well as her many favorite pastimes which included swimming, bike riding, camping, cooking and baking and traveling cross-country in a recreational vehicle.

She was an avid NY Yankee fan and was an active member of the Ardsley United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

Her favorite places to visit included Walt Disney World, Florida, Rhode Island, Lake George, NY and The Presbyterian Camp in Holmes, NY.

Jeannette is survived by her beloved husband Robert N. Burpee, and her three loving children, David and his wife Linda, Nancy Wulkan and her husband Douglas and Janis Pizzolato and her fiancé Tommy Collins, her brother Richard Heyer and his wife, Mae and her sister-in-law Theresa Heyer.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Christopher Burpee and his wife Lacy, Sarah and Kendra Burpee , Rebecca Casseday and her husband Lee , Andrew Wulkan, Victor, Robert and Nicholas Pizzolato, all of whom she adored.

She is also survived by her former son-in-law, Victor Pizzolato.

She is the Aunt of John Heyer and his wife, Charlette and several other nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by her parents and her two brothers, John and Billy.

Her family will receive friends on Sunday, October 24th from 6pm – 8pm at the Ardsley United Methodist Church, 525 Ashford Avenue, Ardsley, New York 10502, phone 914-693-4225.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 25th at 11AM at the Church. Private cremation will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ardsley United Methodist Church 525 Ashford Avenue, Ardsley, NY 10502 or Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center, 60 Denton Lake Rd, Holmes, NY 12531

Casper, Barbara Ann age 80, longtime resident of Mount Kisco, NY, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Meadow Ridge Health Center of Redding, CT. Mrs. Casper was born in New York, NY. She is the daughter of the late Paul and the late Barbara Frances (Cronin) Smith and sister of the late Paul Smith, Jr. She was employed by The Mt. Kisco Medical Group for nearly 40 years as a Medical Secretary. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Casper and is the loving mother of Edward Casper of Santa Clara, CA and Thomas Casper and his wife, Deirdre of South Salem, NY and the devoted grandmother of Emily and Brian. She loved her family and her country deeply. Calling hours will be Tuesday, July 27 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 28 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Kisco. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam, 540 White Plains Rd, Ste 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Coutermash, John H. age 68, of Dingee Road, Pound Ridge died Monday, September 27, 2010 at his home. He lived in the Isaac Dingee homestead, the home of his great grandparents. John was born March 23, 1942 in Danbury, CT. He is the son of the late Herman and the late Anne (Carberry) Coutermash. He was the owner of Coutermash Floor Covering for many years. John is survived by his son, Aaron Coutermash and his wife, Suzanne of Ridgefield, CT; and his sister: Dolly Jennings and her husband, Charles of Bethel, CT.
He was the uncle of Daniel Hayes of Newtown, CT and Heather Chastain of Alpharetta, GA. Calling hours will be Friday, October 1 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. Services and interment will be private

Crispinelli, Stephanie Lin died on January 12th while on a humanitarian mission in Haiti.  She was in Haiti with friends and faculty from Lynn University on a “Journey of Hope” with Food for the Poor. Stephanie was 19 years old and graduated in 2008 from Somers High School. She was currently a sophomore at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida studying Human Services. Stephanie is survived by her loving parents Lin and Lenny Crispinelli, her two brothers Michael and Nicholas, as well as grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and many, many dear friends. A service to celebrate her short life will be held Saturday, February 27th at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah. In lieu of flowers, please help continue Stephanie’s passion to help those in need. Contributions may be made to: Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Fund c/o Westchester Community Foundation, 200 North Central Park Avenue, Suite 310, Hartsdale, NY 10530. www.stephaniesmission.org
Additional parking may be found in the Katonah Commuter Parking lots #1, #2 and #3 and Clark Associates Funeral Home parking lots.

Cray, Eileen A. a resident of Somers, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2010.  She was 78.  Eileen was born on April 30, 1932 in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Peter and Margaret Donohue.  She married Robert E. Cray (also of the Bronx) in 1953.  He predeceased her in 1998.  After raising her children, Eileen went to college, earned an associate degree and rejoined the work force by working as an administrative assistant in the medical office.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles, bridge, swimming and the company of her husband, children and grandchildren.  Eileen was a devoted and cherished wife, mother and “Nana”.  She is already missed.  Eileen is survived by a son, Robert E. Cray, Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Berkeley Heights, NJ and their child, Pamela; a son, Brian E. Cray and his wife, Barbara, of Cortlandt Manor, NY and their children, Katie, Stephanie, Daniel and Emily; and a daughter, Janet M. Rainone and her husband, David, of Southbury, CT and their children, Andrew and Melissa.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Church in Croton Falls, NY

Cudlip, Nancy Clapp of Somers, New York, died at home on July 16, 2010. She was 76 years old. Nancy was born and raised in Manhasset, New York by her loving parents Helen and Jeffrey Clapp.  She graduated from Manhasset High School in 1951 and Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1955, where she pursued her passion for English literature and riding.
Upon graduating from college, she moved to Port Washington, New York and started her family.  In 1962, she relocated to Grosse Pointe, Michigan and raised her children for nearly 20 years.  Active in the community, she was a dedicated member of The Junior League of Detroit and the Garden Club of America.  In 1980, she moved to Tequesta, Florida and earned her C.P.A. degree.  For the past 25 years, she has lived in the Waccacbuc/Somers,  New York area, building her business as a Certified Public Accountant working for small businesses and individuals. Nancy had a tremendous love of the outdoors, pursued primarily through fly fishing and gardening.  An accomplished angler, she was an enthusiastic member of the Woman Flyfishers Club in the Catskills.  Her many other passions included classical music, politics, travel and her new found love of bridge. Nancy’s greatest joys were her family and dear friends.  She will always be remembered, admired and most of all loved for her positive attitude, humor, loyalty, strength and independence. She is survived by her loving daughter Anne Finnegan and her husband Bill, of Rye, New York; son Bill Cudlip and his wife Jo, of Richmond, Virginia; brother Jeffrey Clapp and his family of New York City; and her grandchildren, Christopher, Carly and Audrey Finnegan. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 24th at 10:30am, St. Matthew’s Church in Bedford, New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heifer International, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202.

Del Sindaco, Denise M. 61, of Bedford, NY died Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the Hospice at Bethel in Ossining, NY. She was born April 13, 1949 in New York, NY. She is the daughter of Eileen M (Lantelme) Brumm and the late Richard Brumm. She received a BSN from Hunter College in 1971 and her RN in 1971 from the Bellevue School of Nursing. Denise is the beloved wife of Joseph M. Del Sindaco; (former Supervisor of the Town of Bedford) and the loving daughter of Eileen M Brumm. Joe and Denise were married on May 27, 1972.
Denise fulfilled her lifelong dream to live in the Town of Bedford when she and Joe moved to Bedford in 1975. She enjoyed her tenure as a “First Lady of Bedford”.
She was a Critical Care Nurse at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mt. Kisco, NY for approximately 20 years. In addition to her love of Bedford, her second favorite place was Cape Cod, MA where she, Joe and their friends and family spent many vacations. Calling hours will be Friday, August 6 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, August 7 at St. Patrick’s RC Church, Bedford, NY Private burial will follow at the Chichester Cemetery, Bedford In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation, Nursing Education Fund 400 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549, would be deeply appreciated. The family thanks the staff of both Northern Westchester Hospital and the Hospice at Bethel for their loving care and support.

Desperito, Ernest T. age 81, of Bedford, NY passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY.  Ernie was born on April 23, 1929 in Yonkers, NY. He was the son of the late Joseph Desperito and Adeline Mongarella Desperito.
Ernie was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and one of their star athletes.   He attended St. Micheals College and Fordham University, where he played both football and baseball. He was drafted out of college by the Philadelphia Phillies and played on their AAA farm team for six years.   He began his business career as a liquor salesman and was employed by various NY suppliers. This led to a successful 20 years as a Restaurateur in Yonkers, NY.
“Bubby” is survived by his wife of 50 years, Paula. He was the proud father and grandfather to Dr. Elise Desperito Braumuller, husband, Robert Braumuller, children, Shea, Jack, Kate, and Brian; Amy Desperito Fuentes, husband, Luis Fuentes, children, Jessica, Nicolas and Marco; Amanda Desperito;  Dr. Thomas Desperito, wife, Dr. Molly McBride, children, Luke, Tucker and Phoebe; and Ann Desperito.
Dear brother of Virginia Tanno and the late Celeste Palmer.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday November 11, 2010 at 10AM at St. Patricks Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford Village, NY. Following the service, family and friends are welcome to join the Desperitos at the Bedford Historical Hall.  Arrangements entrusted to Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. 
Donations in Ernie’s memory may be made to:Bedford Library, Bedford Historical Society, or the Desperito Athletic Scholarship at Roosevelt High School.

Donaldson, Douglas F. age 95, of Bedford died at home Monday, August 9, 2010.  Mr. Donaldson was born July 29, 1915 in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late John Rose and the late Clara Lois (Cole) Donaldson.  He served in the Army during World War II.  He was employed by New York Life Insurance Co. as Vice President Data Operations and retired after over 40 years of service.   
Doug is survived by three daughters: Evelyn D. Case of Somers, NY, Janet Anne Davis of Bedford Hills, NY, Julia E.(Simon) Newton of Bedford Hills, NY and two grandsons: Michael L. and David V. Newton.
A private cremation has been arranged.  Memorial contributions in Douglas’ name may be sent to the Bedford Free Library 32 Village Green Bedford, NY 10506.

Dorfi, Kurt, 62, of North Salem passed away Monday morning at Mount Sinai Hospital after a long battle with illness. Kurt is survived by his wife and two children.  Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 22nd from 7pm until 9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  A Memorial Service will be held the following day, Saturday January 23rd at 10am at the same location.  Due to Kurt’s love and support for tennis, the family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Manhattanville College Tennis Program at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577 as well as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 130, White Plains, NY 10605

Edwards,Clarence Charles 83, of Somers, NY formerly of New Milford, CT , died Monday, May 24, 2010 at Calvary Hospital ,Bronx, NY. He was born in North Adams, MA. Clancy served gallantly in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Clouse. He was a Supervisor for Kimberly-Clark in New Milford, CT. Upon retirement he worked for New Milford High School in school security. Clancy was a life member of the VFW Post #1285 and was a member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #148 and he enjoyed participating with his friends at the Somers Seniors Center. Clancy is the loving father of Michael Edwards of Tuscon, AZ and Patricia Wymbs and her husband, Todd of Somers, NY. He is the devoted grandfather of Timothy, Justin, Brandon and Brielle Wymbs and the late Rachael C. Edwards. He is also survived by his wife Gloria (Peroni) Edwards. Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 26 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:15 am on Thursday, May 27 at St.Joseph’s R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers. Clancy was known for his love of telling jokes and stories and will be missed by all.

Fay, Laurence T. age 55, of Katonah, died of a brain hemorrhage after a fall on December 13th.  A licensed architect, he held degrees from Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture, St. Lawrence University and Byram Hills High School.  Throughout high school and college he was an accomplished cross-country and middle-distance runner.  His lifelong love for the Adirondack wilderness began with childhood vacations spent in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.  Devoted husband to Shiela and loving father to Sara, he is also survived by stepsons Evan and Eric Zelermyer, brother and sister-in-law Steve and Liz Fay, niece Chelsea and nephew Aron, and sister Wendy Starling. 
Family and friends are invited to Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Saturday, December 18 from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Peggy Block officiating.

Fleischer, Francis T. “Frank” age 73, of Somers, formerly of South Salem, NY. died Tuesday, March 9, 2010. He was a graduate of the College of Holy Cross and New York University. Frank taught math at John Jay High School for 34 years. He was a former President and Life Member of the Lewisboro Lions Club. Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Joan Fleischer and he is the loving father of Peter, Paul and his wife, Amy and James and his wife, Regan. “Pop-Pop” was the devoted grandfather of Colin, Julianna, Katie, Brian, Patrick, Kevin and Maggie. He is also survived by his brothers, Charles and Stephen and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Friday, March 12 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, March 13 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, Katonah, NY. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Katonah or the Lewisboro Lions Club.

Flood, Louise Muller formerly of Somers, NY. and Jupiter, FL. passed away peacefully on October 20th, 2010 with her loving and devoted daughter Joanie by her side.  She was 95.  She was born on August 25th, 1915, in New York City to the late Mae and Julian Muller.
Louise married Thomas Francis Flood Jr. on September 1, 1935 at St. Joseph’s Church in  Croton Falls, NY.  He predeceased her on Feb. 10th, 2003.   She is survived by a daughter, Joan Britt (Bill) of Dandridge, TN and a son, Thomas Francis Flood III (Virginia) of Pawling, NY.  Also survived by five grandchildren, Helen (Jim) Pate of Newbern, TN, Edward (Heather) Britt of Oak Harbor, WA, Tucker (Stephanie) Flood IV of Somers, NY,   Nadine (Patrick) Mulligan of Pickens, SC and Carol Flood of Myrtle Beach, SC.; 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  Family and friends are invited to the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Josephs Church in Croton Falls, on Saturday, November 6th 2010 at10:00 am.  Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Somers, NY.  In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Foley, James L. age 68 of Bronx, NY formerly of Yonkers, NY died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY.  Mr. Foley was born August 2, 1941 in Mineral Wells, TX.  He is the son of the late James L. and the late Catherine Foley.  He retired as a Sergeant from the New York City Transit Police in 1986 and also served his country in the Marine Corps.  He is survived by one son, James R. Foley; his sister, Catherine Nevin; his brother, Edward Foley and many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010 from 10 – 11 a.m.  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m.on Friday, August 6, 2010 at the Funeral Home.  Burial of cremated remains will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Croton Falls, New York.

Gerkhardt, Albert F. age 83, of Somers, NY formerly of Yonkers, NY died Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Putnam Hospital Center. Mr. Gerkhardt was born March 5, 1926 to the late Albert J. and the late Louise (Berenbroick) Gerkhardt. Albert proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre with the Sea Bee’s. He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Margaret; and his loving children; Elise and Anthony Carbillano Peter and Christine Gerkhardt, Roger and Marie Gerkhardt, and Alice and Raymond Godziemski. He is the devoted grandfather of Heather and Eddy Chapdelaine, PJ and Julia Gerkhardt, Adam, Lindsey and Zach Gerkhardt and one great granddaughter, Hope Gerkhardt. Visiting will be at CLARK ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, Katonah, NY on Sun from 7-9 pm, and Mon from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Josephs RC Church, Croton Falls on Tuesday at 10:15am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The National Kidney Foundation www.kidney.org

Goerlitz, George age 81, died Sunday, December 26, 2010 at home in Somers.  Mr. Goerlitz was born January 24, 1929 in the Bronx, NY.  George is survived by four daughters: Arlene Brocksmith Mosier, Nancy Alverio, Kathy Nicoletti and Ellen Duffy. A loving grandfather and great-grandfather.  Family and friends are invited to Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Wednesday December 29 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  A service will be held at the Funeral Home at 10am on Thursday, December 30 with interment immediately following at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY 

Gresis, Mary of Somers, NY, died Sunday, September 5, 2010 at Somers Manor Nursing Home.  She was 100 years old. Mrs. Gresis, a lifelong homemaker, was born in Hoboken, NJ on July 6, 1910 to Lucy Puglisi Rizzitello and Charles Rizzitello. On February 3, 1929 she married James Gresis, Sr. at Assumption Church in Tuckahoe, NY.  They were married for 69 years until his death in 1998, and were longtime residents of Eastchester, NY. Mrs. Gresis will be remembered as a loving matriarch and wonderful cook, for many years hosting their extensive family at the Gresis home in Cape Cod, MA.  She also enjoyed knitting and crochet. She is survived by her six children and their spouses, Madeline Del Vecchio of Yorktown Heights, NY, Lucille and Phil Capece of Pompano Beach, FL, Sylvia and Andy Venitucci of Boynton Beach, FL, Anne Marie and James Guiffra of Scarsdale, NY, Louis and Louise Gresis of New Rochelle, NY, and James and Pamela Gresis, Jr. of Somers, NY.  She is also survived by her 19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren. The visitation will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY, (914) 232-3033 on September 7, 2010 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church in Croton Falls, NY on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 11:30 am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Somers Manor Recreation Dept. 189 Route 100, Somers, NY 10589

Harris, Walter L. 85, of Chappaqua, NY died Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center of Cortlandt Manor, NY. Mr. Harris was born June 6, 1924 in New York, City. He is the son of William and Cornelia Harris. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and the University of Wisconsin.
Walter was a veteran of WW II serving in the US Army as a proud paratrooper with the 82nd airborne. He married Rhoda Gerber in 1949. He was a partner in the Loew Avenue Beef Co., in the West Washington Market since 1960. Walter is survived by his wife, Rhoda, one daughter: Andrea Harris of Chappaqua, NY and one son: Neil Harris of North Bergen, NJ;
Calling hours will be Monday, March 29 from 2-5pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
Private cremation will follow.

Heppner, Marcella R. of Katonah, NY died Friday, July 16, 2010 at Northern Westchester Hospital of Mt Kisco.  Mrs. Heppner was born December 7, 1941 in Flushing, NY. She is the daughter of the late Eugene and the late Murial (Johnston) Lopez.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an accomplished gardener, passionate cook and amateur artist. She worked as an Insurance Agent employed by The State Farm Insurance Co. of Katonah, NY  

She is survived by her husband: Donald F.Heppner. her four children: Christopher; Catherine (Michael)   , Eleanor (Jed) Hershey; and Brian.Her grandchildren: Kate & Isla Heppner and William & Jacob Hershey.  A sister Eleanor Lopez.  Nieces Molllie Lopez and Claire Heppner.

Marci was raised in Port Washington, NY and graduated from Mary A. Burnham School.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from The University of New Hampshire.  Marci lived in Katonah for nearly 40 years and was a deeply beloved member of the community.

Family and friends are invited to Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY  on  Monday, July 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm

The Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, July 20 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 68 Bedford Rd, Katonah, NY at 10:00 am with Pastor Diane Britt officiating.  A private cremation has been arranged.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

James, Maureen a long time resident of Katonah died at home on Thursday, December 23, 2010.  Mrs. James was born May 18, 1938 in New York City, NY. She is the daughter of the late John and the late Kathleen (Carroll) Meehan. She grew up in Bronxville, graduated from Bronxville High School, Katherine Gibbs School and Purchase College. She was employed by the Pillsbury Company of New York City. In 1960, she married Thomas A. James of Crestwood, NY.

During her many years in Katonah, Mrs. James was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, was a member of the Katonah Women’s Civic Club, a member artist of the Village Galley and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

She is survived by her beloved husband: Thomas A. James, two loving sons, Thomas Alan James, Jr. of Woodbury, CT and his wife, Rose, and Richard Davy James of West Chester, PA and his wife, Katherine; and three cherished grandchildren, Avery, Whitney and Will. She  is survived by her brother, James Meehan and his wife, Janice of Vero Beach, FL and a brother-in-law William James and his wife, Joy, also of Vero Beach, FL.

Visitation will be Monday, December 27 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 celebrated at 10 am, on Tuesday, December 28 at St. Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.  Interment will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers

Jantz, Charlotte W. (Mustion) , age 89, formerly of Newburgh, NY , passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at St. Johns Riverside Hospital of Yonkers, NY.  Mrs. Jantz was born September 6, 1920 in Lexington, NY. She is the daughter of the late Lemuel and the late Susan (Whitehead) DeLong.  She was predeceased by husbands’ William N. Mustion and Ernest Jantz; as well as nine brothers and sisters.
She was retired from St. Lukes Hospital, Newburgh, NY as a Cook..She loved spending time with family and friends. 
She is survived by two daughters and three sons: John (Janet) Mustion of Ramsey, NJ; William ( Jean) Mustion of Stony Brook, NY; Pamela Kerr of Junction City, KS; Richard (Susan) Mustion of San Marcos, CA; and Susan ( Lawrence) Dwyer of Katonah, NY.
She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Family will gather at Katonah United Methodist Church 5 Bedford Road Katonah, NY on Wednesday July 21, 2010 at 11am to celebrate Charlotte’s life. A private cremation has been arranged.

Kennedy, Carol Louise age 71 died peacefully at home in North Salem on Oct 26, 2010.  Carol was born March 7, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY. She is the daughter of the late Louis and the late Eleanor (Thompson) Hansen.  She was employed  as a Bookkeeper at the Somers Town House, Somers, NY, where she worked alongside her childhood best friend, Diana Dopman.  An avid gardener after her retirement, she also enjoyed reading with her cats on her lap.  Carol is survived by two sons: Russell Kennedy of North Salem, NY, and Steven (Stacie) Kennedy of Atlanta, GA. Cherished grandmother of Neal and Priscilla. 
Family and friends are invited to Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Friday October 29, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 30 at 10am at the Funeral Home. A private cremation has been arranged.

Kyle, Susan Pillsbury long-time Rye resident and a former teacher at Rye Country Day School, passed away very peacefully at her daughter’s home in Katonah on September 16, 2010. Born and raised in New Jersey, Mrs. Kyle attended the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, earned her Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, and got her Master’s Degree from Manhattanville College. She came to Rye and began work at RCDS in 1968, working as a first-grade teacher for thirty years. A passion for education and concern for her students were the hallmarks of her career. Indeed, both parents and students benefitted from her experience, wisdom, and care. She is survived by her daughter, Midge Iorio of Katonah, and her husband, Frank Iorio; her son, Donald Kyle of Danbury, CT, and his wife, Jaclyn Butera;  grandchildren Nicholas Kyle, Emily Kyle, Christopher Iorio, and Kyle Iorio; and sisters Mary Loux McDonnell and Joan DeVoe. The family will hold a public memorial service at Rye Country Day School on Sunday, October 3, between 2 and 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends might make contributions in honor of Susan P. Kyle to Rye Country Day School, Cedar Street, Rye, New York, 10580, or to Hospice Care of Northern Westchester & Putnam, 540 White Plains Road, Ste. 300, Tarrytown, New York, 10591.

Leary, Edmund J. 84 , of  Somers passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010.  Prior to living in Somers,Ed had been a resident of South Salem and Katonah for nearly 50 years. He was a communicant  and Eucharistic  Minister at St. Mary’s in Katonah and St.Francis of Assisi in Manhattan where he attended morning mass during his career.

Ed was married to his devoted and loving  wife Noreen for nearly 60 years.  Ed was the father of Daniel F. Leary (Ellen), Joseph G. Leary  and the late Ann Leary RN. Ed’s pride and joy were his five grandchildren,Daniel,Caroline,Evan,Jillian and Griffin.

 

Ed was born March 2 1926 to Daniel F. and Jeanette Bolton Leary in Brooklyn NY. Ed  graduated from St.Edmunds Grammar School, Brooklyn Prep and attended Fordham University. He subsequently graduated from the State University of New York. Ed was the dear brother of the late Joseph,Frank,Daniel,Bill and Margaret.

On February 3,1951 he married Noreen Nolan Leary in St.Jeromes Church in Brooklyn,NY..Ed went on to serve in the New York City Police Department, retiring as a Detective First Class from the Intelligence Division. Ed went on to serve for 27 years with the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, retiring as Chief Investigator.

He served with  the Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II.

Ed will be remembered by his family and friends for his love of family,sense of humor, sage advice, patience, loyalty and his innate ability  to know the right thing to do in every situation in life.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, on Tuesday, July 20, from 2-4 &7-9 PM. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Wed, July 21 at  11:00 a.m. At St. Marys the Assumption R.C. Church in Katonah.Internment  at St.Francis Cemetery.

In memoriams to the Ann Leary Finnegan Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Joan Martabano, 46 Wilson Road, Valhalla NY 10595

Levy, Suzanne M. age 82, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at home in Somers, NY.  Mrs. Levy was born March 28, 1928 in New York, NY. She is the daughter of the late Emil and the late Laura (Yuells) Metzger.  She was predeceased by her husband, Gabriel I. Levy in 1975. 
Suzanne is survived by two children; Michele (Jason) Valentino and Robert  (Marisa Ajdelman) Levy and  a grandson, Joshua Gabriel Levy. Also survived by many family and friends.
Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and friends. She touched many, many lives.
A Funeral Service will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:15am.  Interment will follow at Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, NY

Lizzi, Marie Testa age 97, of Lewisboro, died Friday, October 22, 2010 at home in Goldens Bridge.  Mrs. Lizzi was born December 12, 1912 in New York City, NY. She is the daughter of the late Nicola and the late Carmela (Lalli) Petruccelli.  She was married to John Lizzi for 46 years and was predeceased by her husband on March 10, 1985. 
Marie and John owned and operated Lizzi Interiors, a furniture and design business in Yonkers, NY.  She is survived by a daughter, Mona and a son Hugo and predeceased by a son Edmond and a daughter Henrietta.  Marie was a top of her class scholarship student in classical music at New York College of Music. She loved fine arts and studied Interior Design at NYU. She was well liked for her kindness and generosity to others.  Family and friends are invited to Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on  Sunday, October 24, 2010  from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY  at 10:00 am on Monday October 25, 2010.  Entombment to follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

Lonergan, Katelyn Frances of Somers, NY died on January 10 in Windham, NY. She was born on February 28, 1990 and graduated from Somers High School in 2009 with Presidential Education Awards both from Somers High School and B.O.C.E.S. Technical School where she was also a member of the Honor Society. Katelyn was given the Positive Role Model Award via the Grace Foundation. Merit Awards were presented to her from Congresswoman Sue Kelly and Assemblyman Willis Stephens for her work with teaching art to the disabled. Her passion was teaching children and her dream was to become an animator and to create animation that young and old would adore and cherish for years to come. Katelyn did face painting for many years and she loved to work with children. Her only wish was for people to be happy especially her little sister, (Precious) Kayla Lonergan. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Linda; her sister, Kayla; her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Edwin and Frances Hagenah and Mr. & Mrs. James and Margaret Lonergan. She is also survived by several Aunts, Uncles, and cousins who loved her with all their heart. Friends and family may visit at CLARK ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Josephs RC Church, Croton Falls, NY on Sat at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Katelyn Lonergan Arts Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 63, Croton Falls, NY 10519

Mankowski, Marian Margaret of Somers, NY passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 5, 2010. She was 66 years old.  Marian was born on November 9, 1944 in New York City to Edward and Winona Quinn.  Marian was a resident of Somers for 32 years and a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Croton Falls.  She worked as an executive at AT&T for over 30 years and retired in 2009.  Marian will be remembered for her commitment and love for her family, her compassion and kindness to others, her tremendous work ethic and her extreme generosity.  She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Robert; her daughter, Lori (Lou) Chiriboga of Somers; her son, Robert (Tonya) Mankowski of Watertown, Connecticut; Her grandchildren, Matthew and Lauren Chiriboga of Somers and Samantha and Emma Mankowski of Watertown.  She is also survived by her sisters, Judith Quinn and Kathleen Zmijewski; her mother-in-law, Mary Mankowski; her sisters-in-law, Loretta Massotti and Dorothy Clements and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.  The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Thursday, December 9th from 2-4 and 7-9PM.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 10th at 10AM at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY with burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne, NY.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church Building Fund, 10 Croton Falls Road PO Box 719, Croton Falls, NY  10519.

Marcella, Violet Irene age 85, of Somers, passed away Monday, December 13, at Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount Kisco, NY. She was born February 6, 1925 in the Bronx. She was the daughter of Anton and Elizabeth (Kovac) Borbely.

A beloved wife and devoted mother, Violet was active in many local charities including: Somers Historical Society, Somers Garden Club and Somers Library Thrift Shop. She enjoyed gardening, drawing and antique collecting.

Violet is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joseph F. Marcella; her five children: Joseph J. (Maria Teresa) of NY, Edward of CA, Nancy (Daniel) See of ME; James of NY, and Thomas of CA and grandson: Anthony Nicholas.

Family and friends are invited to Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah on Wednesday, Dec 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with a funeral service held at 8pm.
Family will gather at the Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec 16 at 10:00 am . Interment will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, NY.

Marrone, George J. of Katonah, NY died Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.  Mr. Marrone was born February 22, 1926 in Mount Vernon, NY. He is the son of the late Anthony and the late Mary (Gaito) Marrone.

He served as an Ensign in the United States Navy during World War II .  He was employed by IBM, in White Plains, NY as a Civil Engineer and is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Anita (Margiotta) Marrone and four children: Barbara & Louis DiGiovanni of Poughquag, NY; George Marrone Jr. of Port Chester, NY; Anne and George Kajdi of Port Chester, NY; and Nancy Marrone of Rye, NY. Dear grandfather (poppy) of Marc Marrone and Christopher DiGiovanni.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to the Clark Associates Funeral Home,    4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. Friday, June 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 5 at 10am at St. Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.  Burial to follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

Donations in Mr. Marrone’s memory may be sent directly to the American Cancer Society.

McCabe, Aileen P. 98, of Goldens Bridge, NY formerly of Riverdale died Monday, May 3, 2010 at home. She is the daughter of the late Dr. Vincent E. and the late Katherine (Quinn) Quin. Aileen was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and the College of Mt. St. Vincent Class of 1934.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, John W. McCabe, who was the former owner of McCabe Funeral Home, Bronx, NY. Aileen is the beloved mother of John McCabe of Patterson, NY and Richard McCabe of Cape Cod, MA. and the late Judith Ann McCabe. She is the devoted grandmother of Bridget Quin McCabe and sister of the late Vincent E. Quin II. Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 4 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Wednesday, May 5 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 10:15 am on Thursday, May 6 at St. Joseph’s R.C Church, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx

McFarlane, Luise (Liesel) age 74, of Amawalk died Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Calvary Hospital of Bronx, NY.  Mrs. McFarlane was born May 19, 1936 in Worms, Germany. She is the daughter of the late Friedrich and the late Luise (Ebert) Rothfuss.  Liesel married William McFarlane on May 19, 1961 in Mount Kisco, NY. 

Liesel was previously employed by Curtis Instruments of Mount Kisco, NY and last worked at Rippowam-Cisqua School.  She is survived by her husband: William McFarlane one son: John (Liz) McFarlane; one daughter Irmgard Riemens; four grandchildren, Matthew McFarlane; Charlene, Leonard and Vincent Riemens and many relatives still living in Germany.

Family and friends are invited to Clark Associates Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Thursday July 29 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday July 30 at 10AM at the funeral home.

A private cremation has been arranged.

McGuire, William 81, Somers, NY died Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount Kisco, NY.

Bill was born June 17, 1929 in The Bronx, the son of Edward and Loretto (McCoy) McGuire.  He attended Sacred Heart School and Cardinal Hayes High School, and received his B.S. in Marketing from Fordham University.

After 34 years, Bill retired from advertising sales for the NY Daily News.  He was a member and Past Grand Knight of the Joyce Kilmer Council of the Knights of Columbus in Suffern, NY.  Bill served in the National Guard and was an avid Yankee fan.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Rita (McGrath) McGuire and their three loving daughters: Nancy Wong of Sanford, FL, Susan (Bart) Van de Weghe of Ridgefield, CT and Noreen McGuire of White Plains, NY and her partner, Jim Manning;  his  brother, Edward (Helen) McGuire of The Bronx, NY; his cherished grandchildren, Melanie and Jennifer Wong of Sanford, FL, and Katy and Janey Van de Weghe of Ridgefield, CT; brother-in-law Hugh Turk & his wife, Sheila of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ; and nieces & nephews.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Friday, December 3 at St. Joseph’s Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association.
https://donate.americanheart.org

Mignone, Lois C. 74, of New Rochelle, NY died Sunday, August 29, 2010 in Katonah, NY.

She is survived by two daughters: Jeannie Sorell of Katonah, NY, Lorin Layton of Carmel, NY and two sons: John Mignone of Monroe, NY, Paul Mignone of Norwalk, CT; also survived by 12 grandchildren and her sister, Fran Panebianco of Yorktown Heights, NY.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, September 1 from 5:00-8:00PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. With the funeral service to be held will be held 7:30 pm . Private cremation will follow

Morgese, Louise M. of Heritage Hills, Somers, died September 15, 2010 peacefully surrounded by her beloved family and Siberian Huskies.  Louise was born in Mt. Kisco to Anthony and Rose (nee Del Giorno) Sinocchi on December 13, 1939.  Louise was proud to be a member of the first graduating class of Fox Lane High School.  She graduated from Berkeley Business School.  She was hired as one of the first female bus drivers employed by the Bedford Bus Company.  She moved to Heritage Hills in 2003 after her retirement from Verizon of Valhalla where she was a Major Account Representative.  Louise was a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America,Il Club Italiano of Westchester Community College, Bedford Audubon Society, Heritage Hills Photo Club, Heritage Hills Garden Club and the Women’s Civic Club of Katonah.  She volunteered at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts and the Katonah Thrift Shop.  She loved dancing and was an avid tennis player.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John Anthony and Karen Morgese of Pound Ridge and her loving sister, Theresa Sheppard of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  The visitation will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, on Friday, September 17th, from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Mt. Kisco on Saturday at 10 AM.   Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Support Connection, 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. 

O’Brien, Sue Ann E. age 82, a resident of Somers for 14 years, died Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Somers Manor Nursing Home.  Mrs. O’Brien was born September 4, 1928 in Port Jervis, NY.

Sue Ann will be remembered for her commitment and fierce loyalty to her entire family; her love of all children; her devout faith; her love of laughter; her kindness to others; her proper manners and fastidiousness in keeping a home.

Sue Ann is survived by her husband of 60 years: Daniel J. O’Brien, her daughters: Marita O’Brien of Bedford Hills, and Marianne Pugni of White Plains, her son: Daniel J. O’Brien, Jr. of Silverthorne, CO; her grandsons Peter E. Wilhelm of Torrington, CT, Matthew C. O’Brien and Griffin J. O’Brien of Littleton, CO, her great-grandson Gavin Jude Wilhelm of Torrington, CT and her cousin George Whalen of Newtown, CT. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved as her own.

Sue Ann was predeceased by her parents, James R. and Margaret Deady of Mount Vernon; her siblings Theresa O’Malley of Chester, PA, Marita Cacciato of Bedford Village and James R. Deady, Jr. of Albany

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Monday, December 6th  from 2-4 and 7-9 pm

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 7th, 10am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  Cremation will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery Association, Hartsdale, NY

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Westchester
2900 Westchester Ave, Suite 306, Purchase, NY 10577-2551.

Palmer, Virginia Claire a lifelong resident of Bedford, New York, passed away on March 5, 2010 at age 77.

Ginna was the youngest of three daughters born to the late Charles and Fanny Mazurak of Bedford. She graduated from Bedford Hills High School in 1950, and for many years was employed as a food service worker with the Bedford Central School District, where many students enjoyed her smile and kindness. For many years, Ginna was an active  member of the Bedford Presbyterian Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Palmer, a former chief of  the Bedford Fire Department, and by a sister, Jean McCabe. She is  survived by a sister, Dorothy Rossi.

She is also survived by her five children and their spouses: Jan & Noel Desiato, Kim & Katie Desiato, Todd Desiato, Jeanne & Howard Wulforst, and Gary Palmer. She was the devoted grandmother of Morgan, Melanie, Madeline, Zachary, Christopher and Nathaniel. She is also  survived by her first husband, Charles Desiato.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 10:30 am  at the Bedford Presbyterian Church on the Village Green in Bedford.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ginna’s memory may be made to  the Bedford Fire Department, 34 Village Green, P.O. Box 230, Bedford,  NY 10506-0230 or to the Bedford Historical Society, 612 Old Post 
Road, P.O. Box 491, Bedford, NY 10506-0491.

Palumbo, Frank E. age 83, of Cross River died at home Monday, August 23, 2010.  Mr. Palumbo was born in the Bronx, NY. He is the son of the late Antonio and Adeline Palumbo.  In 1951, he married Marie at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx.

He served in the Army during World War II .  He was employed as a stock transfer manager at Lewco Corp. of New York City, NY and retired in 1994.

Frank is survived by his wife: Marie Palumbo; three children; Patricia  Dolan, Angela (Henry) Moses and Frank (Pei) Palumbo Jr. and seven grandchildren and his late granddaughter, Tricia Couchon.

Family and friends are invited to Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, New York on Wednesday August 25, 2010 from 2 to 4 pm and 7-9 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial with be celebrated on Thursday August 27 at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Church Katonah, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery Yonkers, NY

Rannekleiv, Lynette M. of Somers, NY, born in Bronxville, NY, died Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount Kisco, NY at the young age of 42.
Lynette is survived by her beloved husband: Daniel E; she is the devoted mother of Daniel Jr., Jared and Alyssa; cherished daughter of William F. and Rose Marie (Battista) Masi; loving sister of Gina and Christopher; loving sister-in-law of Bryan, Taryn, Stephen, Nieves, Keren and Susan; dearest aunt of Donald, Laura, Mateo and Leah.  She was a dear friend to all she met.  She will live on in our hearts forever.
Family and friends are invited to Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Saturday December 18th from 7 to 9PM and Sunday December 19th from 2 to 5PM.  The Funeral will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, December 20th at 10 AM with a religious service at 11AM.  A private cremation is scheduled.

Riverso, Karen (Roberti) 56, of Holmes, NY passed away Saturday, December 11 at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She was born on November 16, 1954 in Yorktown and was the daughter of Louis Roberti and Elizabeth Grossfield. Karen worked at White Plains Hospital until 1985, after which she was a homemaker and loving mother of three until her passing. An avid Yankees and Patriots fan, she loved spending time surrounded by her children and three dogs watching a good ball game. She will be remembered for her strength, compassion, and the light she shone into each life she touched. She is survived by her three children: Cara, John, and Christopher Riverso; her brother and sister-in-law, Lou and Sandy Roberti; her nephew Louis and niece Sierra; her Auntie and cousins. The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah NY on Wednesday, December 15 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Thursday, December 15 at St. Joseph’s Church in Croton Falls, NY. Private cremation will follow.

Rubenstein, Mort 91, Madison Avenue ad man and art director Mort Rubenstein, formerly of Manhattan, currently of Somers, New York, 91, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010 at home, surrounded by his family. Mort was the loving husband of Joan Rubenstein, devoted father of Fay Jacobs, Gwen Jurmark, David and Jeffrey Windell. He is also survived by his loving daughters-in-law Bonnie Quesenberry and Shari Windell, son-in-law Rick Jurmark, sisters-in-law Marion Harris and Gert Rubenstein, nephew Kenn Harris and niece Fran Rubenstein, as well as sister and brother-in-law Margi and Irwin Hirshberg.  He was predeceased by his beloved son Mark,  brother Roy and his first wife Shirley Kelsey Rubenstein. He also is survived by a large circle of friends and work colleagues. Mort was born October 24, 1918, son of Harry and Lillian Rubenstein of the Bronx, New York. A member of the Greatest Generation, Mort attended Cooper Union art school (class of 1939) began his design career with Conde Nast publications and Vogue Magazine, then Glamour until 1942 when he enlisted in the Army.Mort served in the Army during World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge. His services were then requested in Paris to join the Army’s information and education department. Upon his return, Mort rejoined Conde Nast and then went to work for CBS Television at its infancy. He worked in promotion and advertising. Mort rose to the title of Creative Director of Advertising for the CBS Television Network in 1961 , where his New York Times and TV Guide print ads and television promotion campaigns were legendary. He was especially proud of designing the marquee for the Ed Sullivan Theatre on 7th Avenue and 52nd Street. He left CBS in the late 60s to pursue free lance work in advertising and to form his own design and creative services business. He retired in 1988. Over his career he won numerous honors and awards from The Art Directors Club, The Society of Illustrators, and an award for designing the Viacom corporate symbol. 

Mort came to be known not only for his remarkable charitable generosity, his sense of humor, and his obsession with the New York Times crossword puzzle but  his uncanny ability to remember not only the words to almost every song in the great American Standards songbook, but also the obscure verses, composers and a multitude of musical trivia.  He was also a compendium of sports statistics, especially starting line-ups, going back to 1923 mostly from his beloved and occasionally frustrating New York Yankees. 
 
The funeral service will be on Wednesday, July 14 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY at 12:00 p.m. Internment will follow at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Queens, NY

Inmemoriams may be made to:  Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Ave., 2nd floor, New York, NY  10001 or Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam, Development Dept., 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY  10591

Ryan, Kevin R. 57, of Mount Kisco, NY died August 29, 2010 at home. He was born August 6, 1953 in Floral Park, NY. the son of Geraldine P. Ryan the late Martin J. Ryan. Kevin was a graduate of John Jay High School, Katonah and was a Chartering Manager for American Ultramar in Mt. Kisco, NY. He is survived by his mother Geraldine, his sisters, Patricia Ford and Gerri Todd and brothers Robert and Thomas Ryan. Calling hours will be Friday, September 3 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, September 4 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Burial will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers

Sica, Nicholas A. 90, of Somers, NY formerly of Bedford, NY died Friday, December 17, 2010 at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY
He was born in the Bronx on Dec 6, 1920 to Nicholas and Rose (Vesta) Sica. He was a graduate of Pace College where he received his BA degree. Nick was a Medic in the US Army serving during WW II. He served in the European Theater in Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland. He was awarded The Silver Star for gallantry in action while evacuating his wounded comrades under heavy enemy fire. He was a retired Chairman of European American Bank serving 44 years with the Bank. Nick was inducted into the Order of the Knights of Malta in 1983.
In 1980 he was recognized by the Belgian Government and awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Leopold II in recognition of his services to that country during his 40 year banking career. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Nassau County Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 1984. Nick is the beloved husband for 63 years to Carmela Sica; and the loving father of Roseann (Walter) Dzuban of Amawalk, Barbara (Mark) Henley of Mamaroneck, NY, Richard (Andrea) Sica of Madison, CT, Glen (Kristy) Sica of Yorktown Heights, NY and the late Dennis Sica. Devoted grandfather of Brian, Mark Dean, Alexandra, Lauren, Megan, Kimberly, Nicholas, Christopher, Jonathan and Robin. He was the brother of the late Frank Sica, Theresa Sica and Philomena Sommer. Calling hours will be Monday, December 20 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 Tuesday, December 21 at St. Patrick’s RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Kisco. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Celia Dill Dialysis Center, 667 Stoneleigh Ave, Suite 123, Carmel, NY 10512

Sirignano, Lucy age 98, of Somers, NY formerly of New Rochelle, NY
died Sunday, January 31, 2010 at home. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Sirignano on Aug 26, 2002. Lucy was the loving mother of Dr. William Sirignano of Irvine, CA and Linda Carpenter of Somers, NY.and devoted grandmother of Cheryl Smith, William Carpenter, Nancy Carpenter, Monica Sirignano, Jacqueline Chertov and Justin Sirignano. She is also survived by 7 great grandchildren, her brother-in-law Dr. George Sirignano and 19 nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, February 3 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 Thursday, February 4 at New St. Patrick’s RC Church, Yorktown Heights. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle .

Steinnagel, Robert A. age 78, of Pound Ridge, NY died at home on April 7, 2010. Mr. Steinnagel was born December 13, 1931 in North Brunswick, NJ. . He is the son of the late Otto and the late Elsie (Surdam) Steinnagel.  Robert married Billye Zoa (Lovern) Steinnagel in July 4, 1964. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was employed by Readers Digest, Pleasantville, NY as the Director of Maintenance in the Aviation Department.  He was ordained a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church. Robert is survived by his wife: Billye Zoa Steinnagel, one son: Eric (Margaret) Steinnagel; one daughter: Schaunel (Matthew Taylor) Steinnagel; and four grandchildren: Matthew Voltaire; Madeline, Mark and Adam Steinnagel-Taylor. He is also survived by four siblings, Ronald, David and Earle Steinnagel and Marjorie O’Brien. A Memorial Service will be held at South Salem Presbyterian Church on Sat, April 17 at 2:00pm. The Church will be open at 1:00pm. Visitation and refreshments will follow the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to The Mite Society or the Memorial Fund both of the South Salem Presbyterian Church or the American Society.

Supple, Marie C. a longtime resident of Lincolndale, NY and most recently of Oneonta, NY, died July 18, 2010. She was 99 years old. One of 12 children, Marie was born March 13, 1911 in Medford, MA to John J. Hanley and Edith V. Corbett.  She moved to Lincolndale in 1926 where she met and married George C. Supple on April 18, 1927.  George predeceased Marie on July 3, 1987 after 60 years of marriage. During the summer months of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s Marie ran the concession stand of the Lake Lincolndale Property Owners Association on the lake’s beach.  She also worked and retired from the billing department of Readers’ Digest, Pleasantville, NY in 1976 after 30 years of service.  While Marie raised a family of 4 children husband George ran the general store in Lincolndale and also was the coal, and eventually fuel oil, distributor in the Somers area from the 1920’s through 1964.  He also served several terms as a Councilman on the Town Board, was Clerk of the Somers Board of Education and served the Somers Fire District as a Commissioner.  Marie and George spent their final years together in their dream home “on the hill” on Route 139 in Lincolndale.  In 2001, after the passing of her sister-in-law Helen Supple, Marie moved to Oneonta, NY to spend her final years living with her daughter Patricia. Marie is survived by 2 daughters: Marie J. Hawes, and her husband Lee, of West Redding, CT and Patricia A. Allen of Oneonta, NY; 2 sons: George C. Supple, Jr., and his wife Grace, of Rochester, NY and John H. Supple, and his wife Diane, of Lincolndale, NY; 3 sisters: Emily Olsen of Daytona Beach, FL, Jacqueline Pierce, and her husband Leird, of Oneonta, NY and Lorraine Wallace, and her husband Howard, of Homosassa, FL; 15 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grand children, 2 Great-Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband George, Marie is predeceased by 5 brothers, 3 sisters, her sister-in-law Helen F. Supple of Lincolndale, NY and her son-in-law Floyd C. Allen of Oneonta, NY. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY with viewing hours on Friday, July 23rd from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.  Interment will be at Ivandell Cemetery, Rt. 202, Somers, NY following a funeral service at Clark Associates on Saturday July 24th at 11:00AM.

Vallone, Frances M. of Ossining, NY died Monday, Feb. 15 2010 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center.  Mrs. Vallone was born in New York City.  She is the daughter of the late Fergus and Mary Fallon.  She was educated at Grasslands Hospital where she receive her RN degree.  Mrs. Vallone was employed as a Registered Nurse at Grasslands Hospital from 1960 thru the 1970s.

She is survived by her husband, James and is the beloved mother of James (Beth) and Michael Vallone.  She is the loving grandmother of Chris, James and Peter.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY from 2-4 pm for memorial visiting hours and a memorial service at 3 pm.  Cremation was private.

In Memoriams to The A.S.P.C.A – North State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY  10510 would be deeply appreciated.

Arthur F. Webber, age 86, of South Salem died April 21, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY.   Mr. Webber was born July 18, 1923 in New Rochelle, NY.  He is the son of the late Thomas and the late Inez (Graves) Webber.

Arthur was an Honorably Discharged Army Corporal serving during World War II. He was employed by Local Union 21 as a Steamfitter and retired after 45 dedicated years.  A former Captain of the South Salem Fire Department, lovingly referred to as “Mama,” he served the community for over 40 years.  Arthur felt some of the most enjoyable times of his life were spent with the men of the Fire Company and eagerly looked forward to his weekly Monday night card games at the station.

He is the loving father of four sons: Arthur, Stephen, Thomas (Laurie) and Kenneth (Barbara) Webber.  Cherished grandfather of Jasmine (Brad) Woodward, Kurt Spencer, Kelly, Thomas Jr, Kyra and Bowen.  Dear great grandfather of Kylee & Nyah.

Arthur, known to his family as “Ole Da,” was a devoted family man.  He spent all of his weekends on the sidelines of his grandchildren’s sporting events as their biggest fan. Not a week was spent without his presence, either treating his family to dinner at their favorite restaurant, on the family boat, or rooting for the Yankees at their home.  

Family and friends are invited to Clark Associated Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Road Katonah, NY on Friday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Marys RC Church, Katonah on Saturday at 11: 15 am. Private cremation will follow at Ferncliff Crematory, Hartsdale NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Arthur’s name to the American Legion Post 1575, Katonah NY.

Willey, Helen age 91, died Saturday, May 1, 2010 at home in Mount Kisco.  Mrs. Willey was born September 3, 1918 in Lubbock, TX. She is the daughter of the late Dr. Charles and the late Janette (Tinker) Wagner. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Robert Willey in 2009. 
Helen was an Emmy Award Winning Actress, best known for her role for 54 years as “Nancy Hughes”, in the CBS daytime drama “As the World Turns”.  She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.  A private family service is scheduled. In lieu of flowers, donations may sent to the Bedford Free Library PO Box 375 Bedford, NY

Wilson, Robert E. age 77, a 50 year resident of Bedford Hills,died Monday, January 18, 2010 at Westchester Medical Center of  Mt.Pleasant, NY.  Mr. Wilson was born May 3, 1932 in Englewood, NJ. He is the son of the late Howard and Amy Marie Wilson. He was employed by William H. Kopke, Jr., Inc., Lake Success, NY as an Agronomist and Operation Director.  Robert attended Closter High School and graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was on the Board of Directors of the Bedford Hill Community House. He is survived by his loving wife:of 53 years, Doris (Wilhelmsen) Wilson. Dear father of Karen Callaway and Ian Wilson. Cherished grandfather of Brooke, Keith and Kenny.  Also survived by one brother and one sister.Robert was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.  Loved by all who met him. A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 23 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY with Rev. Scott Alan Callaway officiating.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Yeager, W. Dewees Jr., a former Corporate Director of Advertising for Nestle’ and longtime resident of Bedford Corners, died Monday, February 8th at his home. He was 86 years old.
Mr. Yeager affectionately known as Dewey was born in Philadelphia to Regina Miller Yeager, and Waters Dewees Yeager, a direct descendant of Col. William Dewees Jr. the owner and iron master of Valley Forge at the time of the American Revolution.  Mr. Yeager grew up in Philadelphia, and graduated from the Haverford School and Trinity College with time out for service as an Air Force Navigator in World War II.
He began his New York advertising career with J Walter Thompson, and went on to Young and Rubicam.  He joined Nestle’ in 1965 and rose through the ranks to become US Director of Advertising, a position that he held until his retirement in 1983. He and his wife Peggy Boomer Yeager founded PB Enterprises, a corporate communications and editorial consulting firm, which they operated until 1995.
Mr. Yeager was elected to and served a four year term as Councilman on the Bedford town Board, during which time he was instrumental in helping to create the present Bedford recycling program. He continued to be involved in local environmental and conservation issues  as a member of the Bedford Coalition, serving as a one-time chairman of the Committee to Save Bedford, as a director of the Regional Review League, and twice as a town-appointed chairman of the site selection committees for group homes.
He is survived by his son, W. Dewees Yeager III; his daughters Alexandra Gordevitch and Tatiana Gordevitch; his daughter in law Anne H. Yeager and his grandchildren, W. Dewees Yeager IV, Benjamin B. Yeager, Jane B Yeager, and Alexander T.M. Rota.
A Memorial Service is planned for 2:00 pm on Monday, April 5th 2010, at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Bedford NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 382 Cantitoe Street, Bedford NY 10506 and Mount Kisco Child Care Center, 95 Radio Circle Drive, Mt. Kisco NY 10549.