Abbate, Carmela age 71, died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at home in Somers.  Mrs. Abbate was born February 22, 1941 in Siderno Marina, Italy, . She is the daughter of the late Pasquale and the late Maria (Comisso) Reale.  
     Carmela is survived by her husband: Giovanni Abbate; five children: Antonio, Maria Grazia, Rosa, Giovanna, Cesare; and 5 grandchildren.
     Visitation will be Tuesday, February 19 from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 20 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  Entombment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY.

Adamo, Frank A., Jr., 77, of Pound Ridge, NY formerly of Yonkers, NY died Friday, June 28, 2013 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

He was a US Army veteran. He was a graduate of NYU and received his Masters Degree from Columbia University. He was very active in the Republican Party. Frank was a former 9th Ward Councilman and former Vice-Mayor for the City of Yonkers. He was also the former Chairman of the Yonkers Republican City Committee.

He retired after 37 years as an educator having taught High School History, and then as a school Administrator. He was an entrepreneur and also ran a catering business for 27 years.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife: Sharon (Bell) Adamo whom he married in 1997. He is the loving father of Laura Mahoney (John) of Brookfield, CT. He is predeceased by his son; Frank A. Adamo III “Tre” and he is the devoted grandfather of JJ, Cooper and Brenna. He is also survived by his sister: Barbara “Brook” Giordano of Mahopac, NY.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 1 from 2:00 to 8:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 2 at St. Timothy’s Chapel, 1034 North Street, Greenwich, CT. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum in Hartsdale. Memorial contributions may be made to any Veterans organization.

Arnold, Stephen H. November 15, 1946-August 12, 2013

Stephen H. Arnold was born November 15, 1946 to Frederick P. and Catherine Hughes Arnold in Port Chester, NY. He graduated from Harrison H.S. in 1965. On June 26, 1967 he met Barbara Sarles and they were married on May 9, 1970. They spent 43 cherished years together. Steve lives on through his wife and best friend, Barbara, their children and their three grandchildren; his son, Keith Stephen Arnold and granddaughter Emily Alexandra of Wappingers Falls, NY and his daughter, Amy Michelle and her husband John Graves and granddaughters Mallory Catherine and Abbey May of Auburn, MA. He treasured every one of them individually, fiercely proud and appreciative of each one’s unique talents and personalities. He loved his little cat Annie so much. Steve is also survived by his sister, Janice Nayler and family. He was predeceased by his older brother, Frederick, several years ago.

Steve worked for Gannett Westchester Rockland Newspapers for 35 years, first in the composing room then later as a computer services technician. To the family who donated their loved ones’ kidneys on February 2, 1996, your precious gift changed our lives forever. All of us, especially Dad, have had you in our thoughts every day since. We have been truly blessed, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. A true master of the art of conversation, Steve loved nothing more than to make us all laugh. With his quick wit & creativity, he concocted many a tall tale for our listening pleasure. A big kid himself, you were never too old to just be silly- and he was a pro at it. Aside from spending time with us, among the simple things that made him happy were puttering with his muscle cars, going for scenic drives with Barb, classic Rock & Roll, being Mr. Fix-It, writing (especially at 3am), Ocean City, MD, chatting, basking in the sunshine on his patio and the unmistakable roar of his GTO engine. Thank you, Dad, for always being there for us, no matter what & without question.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in the name of Stephen H. Arnold may be made to:
The PKD Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 15, 2013, from 7:00-9:00 pm, with a service
at 8:30 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.
www.clarkassociatesfuneralhome.com

Baade, John Joseph, 79, of Somers, NY most beloved and devoted husband of Mary Baade died September 9, 2013 in Paris, France.

John was employed as an Aerospace Engineer at Lockheed Martin. He retired in 1995 and enjoyed living in Heritage Hills and Florida.

John is survived by his wife: Mary Dellacona Baade and his brother: Martin Baade.

Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 8:30am to 10:30am. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 16, at 11:30am at St. Joseph Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Joseph’s Building Fund, Croton Falls, NY.

BANDON, William E., Jr., 84, died peacefully at home in Somers, NY, of natural causes. Bill is survived by his wife, Lila (nee Arida); children: William E. Bandon III (Patricia), Victoria Noonan (Laurence), and Alexandra Bandon; grandchildren: Matthew and Christian Noonan, John and Isabel Bandon, and sister Margaret Kohler. He is predeceased by his brother, John Bandon, and his sister Sheila Coogan. He was born in Manhattan and attended Cardinal Hayes High School (1946), Iona College (1953), and St. John’s Law School (1958), with two tours of duty in the U.S. Army. He served as Secretary and Counsel to the NY State Liquor Authority, and had an accomplished 35-year private practice in family law. Visitation on Saturday, November 16 from 6 to 8pm and Sunday, November 17 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, 10:00 am, at St. Patrick’s Old Stone Church, 188 Church Place, Yorktown Heights, NY. Interment to follow at Amawalk Hill Cemetery, Amawalk, NY.

Baratta, Michael age 86, of Somers died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Putnam Hospital, Carmel, NY.  Mr. Baratta was born in New York City, NY and is the son of the late Cleto and the late Rose (Pioli) Baratta. 
     Michael is survived by his wife: Dorothea (Spengler) Baratta; one daughter: Christine (Aaron) Spencer and four grandchildren: Elizabeth, Colleen, Tommy and Megan Spencer.  Michael was predeceased by his son, Thomas Michael Baratta in 1986.
     Family will receive friends on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 2 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY

Bartels, Richard L Sr, of Katonah, NY died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at his home. Richard was born on Sept. 17, 1932 in New Rochelle, NY to the late Henry and Isabella (Einberger) Bartels. Richard was a U.S. Navy veteran and earned a Bachelors in Education from Ithaca College. He taught Earth Science at Ossining HS and retired in 1994.  Richard is survived by Virginia, his loving wife of 57 years; his children: Denise, Gretchen, Kathy, Richard, Dale, Kyle and Patricia; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Friday, Sept. 20 from  4-7 PM. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, 117 Valley Rd, Katonah, NY on Saturday, Sept. 21st at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery 501 E 233rd St Bronx, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

Bass, Robert age 82, of Somers, NY passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013 after a long illness.
He was the oldest of three children. Bob couldn’t wait to achieve the American Dream. Starting with a shoeshine box at age 10 and selling Good Humor at 14, he was a well-known figure on Lincoln and Columbus Avenue in Mt. Vernon.
Buying his first piece of property at 17, he established J. Bass & Sons, Inc.. Bob was an accomplished numismatist, amassing the finest collection of American Pioneer Patterns ever assembled. He taught himself about coins by establishing an extensive library and in his own words turned it over to another generation in his lifetime. When he retired to Heritage Hills, he became President of Condo #9.
            Bob is survived by a most loving family: his wife, Ina, his children: Deborah (John) Shindle, Julie (Bill) Divens, Jacqueline (Jeffrey) Zagoren, Michael (Ellen) Bass, Beth (Eric) Clamidge and 7 grandchildren: Ian, Joshua, Jacob, Rebecca, Aaron, Melanie and Scott.
Services and Interment will be private.

Beauchemin, Helene A. 93, of Purdy’s, NY formerly of Manhattan died Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Helene was born July 30, 1919 in The Bronx, NY. She is the daughter of Charles and Anne (Murray) Beauchemin. A graduate of Ursuline Academy and the College of New Rochelle, Helene was a Partner at Sanger-Funnell, an advertising agency in Manhattan.

Helene is survived by her nieces: Genevieve (John) Malone of North Salem, NY, Barbara (Ernest) Damiani of Monroe, NY, Marie (Carmine) Ventarola of Monroe, NY, Anne (Scott) Murphy of New City, NY and her nephew: John (Thelma) Beauchemin of New City, NY She is also survived by her cousin, Edward McLaren, Garden City, NY.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 28 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 29 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

Betterton, Daniel L. age 85, died peacefully on October 24th, 2013. Dan was born in Yonkers on June 2nd, 1928 to Claude and Isabelle (Lusk) Betterton. He married Marguerite, the love of his life, who predeceased him in 2000. Dan served in the Navy, on the USS Yorktown, during World War II. Dan was a builder and a Building Inspector in North Salem, Pound Ridge and Beacon. He was a retired Fire Commissioner for the Croton Falls Fire Department. Dan was loved and will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 10am at St. Mary Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in Hawthorne, NY.

Bottino, Marian age 91, died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Wicomico Nursing Home of Salisbury, MD.  Mrs. Bottino was born January 26, 1922 in Pertosa, Italy.  She is the daughter of the late Antonio and the late Luigia (Morrone) Navatta.  She was employed by Guerlain Perfume Co., Somers, NY.

Marian is survived by her husband: Alexander V. Bottino, one daughter: Theresa N, Mertz of Salisbury, MD; one son: Anthony Bottino of Bedford Hills, NY; one sister: Bridget Angelini; one brother: Michael Navatta; and one grandson: John Jay Mertz.

Family will receive friends on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00a.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Friday, May 3 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY.

Buchan, Lucy, 70, a long time resident of North Salem passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Westchester Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Lucy was born in Manhattan on Feb. 3, 1943 to Lamberto and Vera Clementoni.

She was retired following a long career in Banking and was currently working as a Bus Monitor for special needs children in the Somers School District.

Lucy is the beloved wife of Vincent J. Buchan of almost 50 years and the loving mother of Vincent Albert, wife, Lauren of Plantation, FL; Elizabeth Ann, husband, Len, of Stamford, CT; and Christopher Andrew, wife, Tracy of Kennett Square, PA and the devoted grandmother of Christopher Andrew Jr; Nicole Beth, Jordan Dylan, Connor Godfrey and Nina Isabella.

Lucy is the loving sister of Anita Campanella and Joanne Clementoni and is the sister-in-law of the late Robert Campanella.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 4 at New St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Deans Bridge Road, Somers, NY.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers.

Lucy’s entire life was spent with love and devotion to her children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, 100 Woods Road Valhalla, New York 10595.

Bueler, Margaret F. (nee Fitz-Gibbon) of Somers, NY died on April 14, 2013. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Hans G. Bueler, her sister: Kathleen Fitz-Gibbon Nuland and her brother: John P.Fitz-Gibbon. Survived by her stepson, Roland G. Bueler of NYC and out-of-state nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Josephs RC Church, Croton Falls, NY on Friday, April 19 at 10:00 am. Interment Private. Please omit flowers

Borrelli, Eugene C. age 92, of Katonah, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Putnam Hospital, Carmel, NY.  Mr. Borrelli was born August 4, 1920 in Bronx, NY. He is the son of the late Tranquillo and the late Antoinetta (Mammarella) Borrelli. 

Eugene served in the Army during World War II.  He was a men’s clothing salesman for Rogers Peet, Brooks Brothers and Ketchels of New York.

Eugene is survived by his wife of 68 years: Jean (Findley) Borrelli; two daughters: Pat (Richard) Johannessen and Joyce (Dave) Kehoe , five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson.

Engene was predeceased by his son Eugene C. Borrelli, Jr. in 1995.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 5 to 8PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. Funeral Service on Thursday, March 7, at 10 AM at the Funeral Home.  Interment to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY.

Burke, Dorothy Brennan age 96, of Somers died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at home surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born July 14, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY. She is the daughter of the late Eugene and Josephine Isola. Dorothy was predeceased by her husbands, James Edward Brennan and Martin Joseph Burke, and her granddaughter Maria Buffy Brennan.

Dorothy retired after 25 years as School Lunch Manager at Maria Regina High School. Dorothy devoted her time to many charitable endeavors including The Ladies of Charity and the TWIGS organization of Northern Westchester Hospital.

Dorothy is survived by her four children: James (Bonnie) Brennan, Jeanne-marie (Andrew) Shea, Matthew (Susan) Brennan and Thomas Brennan; 7 grandchildren: James, Allison, Matthew, Michael, Morgan, Tara and Lauren and her sister: Gloria Palmieri. Also survived by her step-children: Cathleen(Steve) Visscher, Michael(Debbie), Stephen (Heidi), and Martin Burke; her step-grandchildren: Joseph and Edward Burke and Cecelia and Nicholas Visscher.

Family will receive friends on Friday, December 20 from 3:00 to 7:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 21 at St. Joseph’s Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorothy may be sent to Xavier Society for the Blind, 154 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010. 212 473-7800 ext 120 or fundraising@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org

Catone, Mary Lou, a 57-year resident of Goldens Bridge, died October 12th, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, NY with her family beside her.

Mary Lou was born in Staten Island on September 20, 1932 to Thomas and Madeline Mulvaney. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Lewis; her daughter Cynthia Landman of Lagrangeville and son Kevin Catone of Goldens Bridge; and the loves of her life, her grandchildren Joshua, Hilary, Lauren, Matthew and Karl. She is also survived by her brothers James and Jerry Mulvaney of Staten Island and her sister Isabel Vredenburgh of Jamestown, PA, along with many nieces and nephews. Her brother Bernard and sister Eileen predeased her.

Mary Lou was devoted to her family and was a lover of all animals. Her hobbies included collecting antique bottles and playing Chinese checkers. She was a longstanding member of the Lewisboro Democratic Club and the American Legion Auxiliary.

The family received friends on Tuesday, October 15 at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah between 4pm and 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. on October 16 at St. Josephs RC Church in Croton Falls. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in her honor to your local ASPCA.

Capo-Galli, Frances Ann age 73, of Somers formerly of the Bronx, died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital of Mount Kisco, NY.  Frances was born April 3, 1939 in New York, NY. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Frances (Everston) Capo. 

She was an Administrative Assistant at St. Raymond’s Elementary School, Bronx, NY for 25 years.

She is survived by one daughter: Jo-Ann Marie Clement of Somers, NY; son-in-law, John Clement: two grandchildren: Joseph and Juliana.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 10 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY

Caratzas, Dimitrios “Jim” , 82, of Somers, died Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Mr. Caratzas was born April 13, 1931 in New York, NY. He served in the Army during the Korean War, attaining the rank of corporal, and later graduated from The Cooper Union. A talented artist, he spent time during his career in the publishing industry at both McGraw-Hill and Time, Inc., where he won many awards for his work. He will be missed by his cherished long-time companion, Elaine Mazzeo. He was the loving father to Nicholas (Andrea), Stephen (Sandra), Susan Boffoli, Anthony (Eileen), Christopher (Elise) and Laura O’Hanlon (Mark); the loving grandfather to Justin (April), Erin (Bobby), Laura, Astrid, Adrian, Reed, Alexander, Nicolas, Christopher, Minerva, Dimitrios and Christopher; and the loving great-grandfather to Sara, Nicholas and Zachary. He was the loving brother to George of Bedford and loving uncle to Nicholas, Peter and Michael. He will be missed by Yvonne and Joseph Conigliaro. Family will receive friends on Monday, September 2 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 3 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, in Somers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his name to Autism Directory Service, Inc. (ADS), PO Box 73, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Carol, Frank J. age 91, of Mahopac died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at home.. Frank was born June 2, 1922 in Yonkers, NY. He is the son of the late John and Mary (Benya) Karol. Frank served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 . He was the owner/operator of Peerless Equipment, of Mt. Vernon, NY.

Frank is survived by his loving daughter, Valerie Carol and a sister, Dorothy Karol.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

A private cremation will be held. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Croton Falls, NY in the near future.

Memorial Donations in Frank’s memory of may be sent to The Alzheimer’s Association,785 Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, NY 10605.

CASERTA, ANTHONY J. of Somers, New York and Deerfield Beach, Florida, died on February 18, 2013 at the age of 97 ¾ in Boca Raton, Florida surrounded by his loving and adoring family.  He was born on June 2, 1915 during World War I to Filomina and John Caserta in the Bronx, New York.

Anthony graduated from City College of New York in 1937.  He was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion and one of the best amateur boxers New York City and the Nation has ever seen.  His boxing record was 95 wins and 7 losses and he never suffered a knockout loss.  He was the first intercollegiate boxing champion in City College history and he is enshrined in the City College Hall of Fame.

Anthony was a decorated medic and hero during World War II in the Okinawa campaign.  He served our Country well and was in the front lines of the battles in Okinawa.

Anthony was a Vice President and Senior Credit Executive at CIT Corporation in New York City.  When he retired, he had a national reputation for credit analysis.  Many executives flew in from all over the Country to attend his classes on credit.  Anthony truly was a poster boy for the “Greatest Generation.”

Anthony was the Patriarch of the family and was cherished and beloved by all family members.  He was a kind, humble, soft spoken man devoted to his family.  He dispenses great wisdom to his children and grandchildren with intelligence and humor.

Anthony married Eleanor Leotti in 1947 and they were married for 65 years.  He was predeceased by his sisters, Rose, Theresa and Margaret and his brothers, Charles, August and Frank.  He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, and his children, Thomas (Andrea), John, and Ellen Spiros (Andy).  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Deborah, Andrew, Christine, Kristin, Emily, Kimberly and Jaden.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 21, 2013 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 held 11:30am on Friday, February 22, 2013 at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church,10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Calvery Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461.

Christesen, Donald J., 80, of New Fairfield, CT, a former longtime resident of Katonah, NY died Monday, November 25, 2013 at Westchester Medical Center.

Don was born November 21, 1933 in Bronx, NY. He received his BA in Business from Fordham University, his MBA from NYU and was the proprietor of Danny’s Cycles in Scarsdale, NY for many years. Don was an avid sailor and world traveler.

He was the beloved husband of Ermine for 55 years and the devoted father of Carolyn (Jerry), Danny and Paul (Cecelia). He is also survived by his loving grandchildren: Jennifer, Christina, Elizabeth, Michael and Donald and was the brother of Carl, John, Joan and Rosalie.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 29 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 10:00 am on Saturday, November 30 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx.

Citro, John R. 87, longtime Bedford resident        
        
  John R. Citro, a Bedford resident for 48 years, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2013.  He was born September 18, 1925 in New York City to the late Frank and Guiseppina (Grimaldi) Citro.  In 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was proud to be an American and loved his country.

  John married the love of his life, Dorothy (Frusciante) Citro on April 8, 1951.  He graduated from New York University in 1955 with a BS degree.  After working for New York Telephone Company for 40 years, his passion for educating led him to be a substitute teacher at the Fox Lane Middle School.  He was admired by students and teachers alike. John enjoyed gardening, U.S. history, reading and photographing and spending time with his family. 

  John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy (Frusciante) Citro of Bedford, NY, his son Michael Citro and his wife, Laura Blau of Bedford, NY, his daughter, Dorothy Citro Speidell and her husband, Peter of Katonah, NY, his son, Thomas Citro of New York City, his daughter, Marianne Citro Flayhan and her husband, Chad of Waccabuc, NY, his sister, Diane Citro of Deer Park, NY, his daughter-in-law, Cassandra Conrad Citro of Pacific Palisades, CA, and his five grandchildren, John William and Marika Citro of Pacific Palisades, CA, Lindsay Speidell of Katonah, NY, Chad and Amanda Flayhan of Waccabuc, NY.  John was predeceased by his son, John R. Citro, Jr. and his brothers Frank, Joseph, Carmine and Louis Citro.
  Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY from 2-4 and 7-9PM.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10AM at St. Patrick’s Church, Bedford, NY.  John will be laid to rest immediately following Mass at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Patrick’s Church, Village Green, Bedford, NY 10506

Clark, Gerald “Bud” age  73 of Waccabuc, NY, died April 17, 2013.  Bud was born August 5, 1939 in Yonkers to Gerald J. Clark and Mary Clark.  He attended Fordham Prep, Fordham University and Fordham Law School and served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the New York Stock Exchange.
     A resident of Lewisboro, NY for 39 years, Bud will be remembered for his deep commitment to his local community.   He served as Chairman of the Town’s Cable Advisory Committee from 1999 through 2003 where he negotiated the current Franchise Agreement that ensured residents on long driveways and private roads could obtain a cable connections at little or no cost.   He was also Chairman of the Conservation Advisory Council in 2006 and 2007 where he worked with Joel Smith and the Town’s maintenance Department to restore trails in the Old Fields Preserve (making a personal donation towards acquiring the land) and to begin the cleanup of the Levy preserve.  An enthusiastic golfer, he was also active in the Westchester Golf Association Caddie Scholarship Fund.
     Bud was a loving and devoted husband, father and son.  He is survived by his mother, Mary Clark of Purdy’s, NY, his wife Meredith Clark of Waccabuc, NY, daughter Jennifer Clark Donohoe and son-in-law Richard Donohoe of South Salem, NY.
     A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 7 Pound Ridge Rd., Bedford, NY.  Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532

Climis, Ingrid D. 80, longtime resident of Pound Ridge, NY died on April 18, 2013 at her home. She was born 7/11/1932 in Teaneck N J.
Ingrid married Ted in 1955 in Ho Ho Kus, NJ.  She was a faithful member of St. Patrick’s RC Church, in Bedford for more than 46 years, and served as Liturgical and Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Choir.  She was a devoted student of the Catholic Church and received her Master’s Degree in theology from Franciscan University in January 2013.
She was a member of the Pound Ridge Lions Club, The Sons of Norway and a member of The Cursillo Community.
Ingrid was predeceased by her husband Ted E. Climis, and, her sister Peg Russell.
She is the beloved mother of Melanie Climis of WV, Kevin of SD, Buzz (Karen) of CT and Alyson (Gary) Bolton of Pound Ridge.
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and many relatives in the US, Norway and Germany.
The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536 on Wed from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thurs at 10:00am at St. Patrick’s RC Church, Bedford, NY. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Birthright of Northern Westchester and Putnam Co., 12 Fair St, Carmel, NY 10512 and Right to Life Committee, 99 Valley Rd, Katonah, NY 10536

Cloherty, Ellen Flood, age 96, of Lincolndale, NY died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Putnam Ridge Health Care Facility in Brewster, NY. Mrs. Cloherty was born August 21, 1916. A lifetime resident of Lincolndale; she is the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Margaret (Shay) Flood.

A graduate of Good Counsel College, Ellen was previously employed as a substitute teacher in the Somers School District.

Ellen is survived by two sons: H. Joseph (Anita Jones) Cloherty of Brewster, NY, Michael (Donna) Cloherty of Inverness, IL; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Henry “Harpy” Cloherty, her sister, Mary Harty and her brothers, Thomas Flood and Donald Flood.

Her family will receive friends on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 9:00 to 11:00am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following the visitation at 11:30am at St. Joseph’s Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Interment will follow the Mass at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Blue and White Fund at Kennedy High School, 54 Route 138, Somers, NY 10589.

Cody, Philip J.
Visitation: Wed 4/3/2013      2-4 and 7-9 pm
Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah
Place of Mass: St.Joseph’s R.C Church
10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls
Date & Time: Thu 4/4/2013 10:00 AM
Cemetery: Calverton National Cemetery,
210 Princeton Blvd., Calverton, NY

Cunningham, Thomas D., Jr. died peacefully in his sleep at age of 90 at Meadow Ridge, Redding CT. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Louise Mills Cunningham, his three sons Tod, Seth and Dudley, and his grandchildren John, Julia and Michael. Born in Denver in 1922, Mr. Cunningham parents were Dr. T. Donald Cunningham and Isabel Coolidge Cunningham, a descendant of the Coolidge family, one of America’s oldest families. His grandparents were Mary Shepley Coolidge and renowned Boston architect Charles Algernon Coolidge.
Mr. Cunningham was a graduate of St. George’s School, Newport RI, and Harvard College, class of 1944. During WW II he was a Second Lieutenant and a bombardier in the US Army Air Corps. Mr. Cunningham began his finance career at Loomis Sayles and worked for 20 years as Vice President of Trust and Investments at Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust Company. An avid fly fisherman since the age of 9, Mr. Cunningham fished throughout the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland.
Active throughout his life in the Episcopal Church, he served on the National Council’s Investment Committee and The New York Diocesan Trust Funds Committee. Mr. and Mrs Cunningham were long time residents of Bedford, NY where he served at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church as Senior Warden of the Vestry, a member of the Long Range Planning Committee, and Eucharistic Lay Reader for over 45 years. Mr. Cunningham was a member of The Bedford Golf and Tennis Club, The Church Club, and The Pilgrims.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 30 at St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford, NY at 11a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meadowridge Scholarship Fund, Fairfield County Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Norwalk CT 06851.

DeAngelis, Olga I. age 77, a resident of South Salem, NY since 1977 died Sunday, October 13, 2013 at home.
Mrs. DeAngelis was born October 23, 1935 in North Tarrytown, NY. to Julius and Irene (Szakolzay) Demeter.
She graduated from Julia Richman High School in NYC and Hunter College with a BA degree.
She was a former Second Grade school teacher and ESL teacher in the Yonkers School System Olga and her husband, Louis were the former proprietors of Francis Tavern in Fishkill, NY
She will be remembered for her love of Art and Antiques, Music, Reading, Cooking, nature and spending time with her family-especially her grandson, Ryan.
Olga is survived by her beloved husband, Louis A. DeAngelis, and her daughter, Michelle Campbell and her husband, Morgan of South Salem, NY, her son: David DeAngelis of Goldens Bridge, NY, her grandson, Ryan Campbell of South Salem, NY, Her sister-in-Law: Marie Filancia of Goldens Bridge, NY; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joseph and Marie DeAngelis of Mahopac, NY and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 15 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 was celebrated at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 16 at St. Mary Of The Assumption RC Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Burial followed at South Salem Cemetery, South Salem, NY
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Make a Wish Foundation at Make-A-Wish Metro New York 200 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10166 or
The American Cancer Society Westchester Region Office 2 Lyon Place, White Plains, New York 10601

DELLICARRI, VINCENT, age 81, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital.

Mr. Dellicarri was born on January 2, 1932 in Bronx, New York.

Visitation will be on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.

Dermako, Louis L., CAPT, USMC, (Ret), age 94, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at home in South Salem.  Captain Dermako was born February 17, 1918 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He is the son of the late Alphonse and Stella Dermako.  Louis married Margaret Quinlan Dermako in 1946 at Camp Lejeune, NC and predeceased him in 2002. 
  Louis proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 24 years of service and serving in both World War II and the Korean War.  After returning from service, he was employed in the Financial Department of various hospitals, including Hudson Valley Hospital.  He was then appointed Treasurer of The Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY, until his retirement in 2001.  Louis was a fourth degree member in the Knights of Columbus.
  Louis is survived by three children: Thomas Dermako, Margaret (Gary) Kaplan and Louis Timothy (Hazel) Dermako; and four grandchildren: Valerie, Hannah, Nicholas and McKayla.
  Family will receive friends on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 19 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Church, 1377 East Main Street, Shrub Oak.  Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.

DiMarco, Joseph F. passed away after a long illness on February 9, 2013, at the age of 84. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, on December 1, 1928, to Nicholas and Mary DiMarco. He was currently a resident of Somers, NY, but formally a long time resident of Valley Cottage, NY.
After graduating Textile High School in NY, he became an electrician and worked for IBEW LU 363 in Rockland County, NY, until he retired in 1991.
Joe served in the US Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Nina (nee Oliveri), son, Nicholas (Elizabeth) of Youngsville, North Carolina, daughter Laurie Fleishman (Michael) of Cortlandt Manor, NY, and his two cherished grandchildren, Jeffrey and Erica Fleishman. He is also survived by his sister, Ann Damiani of Toms River, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY. on Wednesday from from 3-7 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Rd, Croton Falls, NY on Thursday at 10:00am.
The Internment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetary in Nyack, NY.
Joe will be remembered for being a kind and generous person, a loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather, and a loyal friend.

Donohue, Warren J.

Warren J. Donohue, a resident of Somers, NY and a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Croton Falls, NY passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013 surrounded by his family.  Warren was born on April 30, 1929 to Frank and Marie (Collins) Donohue in Bronx, New York where he was raised with two siblings, Frank Donohue and Florence (Donohue) Miller who predeceased him.  Warrenserved in theUS Air Force, graduatedfrom Iona College and was a sales and marketing executive for Coats North America for many years.  Warren was married in 1952 to Margaret (Peg) Corcoran at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, City Island and together they raised their family in New City, NY.  During these years Warren was very active in his church, St. Augustine and his community.  He was dedicated to sports programs for children including starting a CYO sports program at St. Augustine and coaching for many years in Little League and other sports organizations.  He was involved at Albertus Magnus HS supporting extracurricular activities and led fundraising efforts in support of the students and school.  Warren was extremely civic minded and served as a State Committee Member for the Rockland Republican Party.  Warren is survived by his beloved wife and his adored fourchildren Warren (Lauren) of Rock Tavern NY, Brian (Maureen) of Brewster NY, Meg (Tom Sivulich) of HawthorneNY and Kevin (Mary) of New CityNY.He is also survived by his nine cherished grandchildren Brianne (Brendan) Callahan, Mary Kate (James) Revella, Kerry (Anthony) Vuolo, Conor, Ryan and Kaitlin Donohue, T.J. Sivulich, Ciara and Fiona Donohue and his 3 great-granchildren, Annie and Ryan Callahan and Parker Revella.   Several nephews and nieces also survive him.  A Mass of Christiam Burial will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Warren’s nameto the American Lung Association or St. Joseph’s Parish.  Arrangements by Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

Driscoll, Eleanor H. age 88, of Somers died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital. Eleanor was born June 1, 1925 in Mount Kisco, NY. She is the daughter of the late Peter and Katherine Harkins.

Eleanor lived in Bronxville, Smithtown, LI and Heritage Hills, Somers. Eleanor graduated from the Academy of Mount Saint Ursula High School and Good Counsel College.

Eleanor spent her entire career at New York Telephone and Verizon as a Rep-Business Office Supervisor and was one of the first women Sales Reps. Her favorite sport was golf and was Past President of the Heritage Hills East Hill Golf Club. Her spare time was spent working with Twigs, raising money for Northern Westchester Hospital. Eleanor served on the Executive Board of Twigs for about 10 years. She also volunteered in the Heritage Hills Library for many years.

Eleanor is survived by her husband of 49 years: Edmond J. Driscoll.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 12 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY.

Evelyn Frances DuBois

Miss Evelyn Frances DuBois, age 99, died peacefully at Waterview Hills Nursing Home, Purdys, New York on Thursday, March 07, 2013.

Evelyn was born July 17, 1913, in the Town of Gardiner, New York, to the late Frank and Grace Wilklow DuBois. She attended school in Gardiner and New Paltz and received a teaching degree from the New Paltz Normal School in 1934. Evelyn enjoyed a long and very rewarding teaching career in New Paltz, Walden and Somers, NY. Evelyn started her teaching career at the two room Schoolhouse in Gardiner, NY. In one room, Evelyn taught children of all ages about reading, writing and arithmetic. While, in the other room Evelyn’s younger sister, Marion DuBois, taught music, choir and art.

Children were a very important part of Evelyn’s life. Over the course of a teaching career that spanned nearly forty years, she touched the lives of many children and was very fond of recalling her students. After retiring from the Somers School district in 1973, Evelyn and several of her closest friends traveled the world.

Evelyn was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Gardiner, NY and was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Katonah, NY. Evelyn also belonged to the Presbyterian Women’s Group, the Katonah Women’s Civic Club, the Retired Teachers Association of Somers and Northern Westchester. In addition to being an accomplished seamstress and knitter, Evelyn had a passion for card games and was known for her skill at Bridge.

Along with her sister Marion, Evelyn was proud to have grown up on a dairy farm in rural New York. Throughout her life she extolled humility and grace and placed great importance on the simple things.

Evelyn is survived by her nephew and his wife, Dwight and Joan Mossman of Brewster, NY; her nephew, Garrett Mossman of North Salem, NY; her niece, Marion Mossman and her partner, Gerianne Carillo of Milford, NY; five great nieces and nephews, Lauren, Sean, Ryan and David Mossman, of Brewster, NY; and Carly Mossman-Carillo of Milford, NY.

Family and friends are welcome at the Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY on Tuesday March 12, 2013 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Funeral services for Evelyn DuBois will take place at 10:00AM on Wednesday March 13, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Katonah, NY. A graveside service will take place following the funeral service at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery, New Paltz, NY.

Duerr, Theodore E. 81, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 19, 2013 in Mahopac, New York.

Ted was born to Theodore and Ann Duerr on November 25, 1932 in Yonkers, NY and is survived by his sister Virginia Hanigan of Newtown, PA, sons Robert and Theodore Duerr of Colorado, stepsons Robert, Timothy and David Hogan, 8 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his true love Rosemary Carmella Sardella Duerr of Albany. Having met at Parents without Partners, their early courtship grew while playing tennis and enjoying egg creams.

As a young boy he worked in his family’s butcher shop and grocery, where he developed a life-long passion for fine meats. He played baseball in high school and at Manhattan College. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. He was an avid New York Giants fan who also enjoyed ocean fishing and going to the beach.

Ted worked for Florida Citrus and later made a career selling suits at Brooks Brothers. Ted and Rosemary spent their golden years at Heritage Hills in Somers, where they made many dear friends and kept active playing pool, tennis, bocce and pinochle and by frequently walking their loveable coonhound Clyde, whom they rescued. Clydie is now living large in Dallas with their youngest grandchild.

Ted loved pie – cherry was his favorite – and bowls of ice cream. He was a full-fledged Foodie. Ted loved telling stories, fondly recounting the ones where his pets were featured, often with food. He repeatedly told his grandkids that they’d grow up to be huge successes, be it President or Miss America.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Church at 221 E Lake Blvd. Mahopac, NY 10541 and interment for both Ted and Rosemary will follow at St. Johns Cemetery, 80-01 Metropolitan Ave. Middle Village, NY 11379.

The family wishes to thank Mr. Dale Courney at Gallagher House at 517 N Lake Blvd Mahopac, NY 10541 and the ladies at Margeliz Center at 2051 Baldwin Rd, Ste 109, Yorktown Heights, NY 10589 for their loving care of Ted. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to these noble caregivers.


Duffy, Stephen age, 73 of Bedford, New York passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2013 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. One of six children, he was born on May 29th, 1940, in Mt Vernon, NY, to John and Alice (Curry) Duffy of Amawalk, NY. He was a graduate of Fordham University and was the Owner of Mill Road Wines & Liquors in Eastchester, New York.

Stephen is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth; his three children: Stephanie (John) Small of Waccabuc, NY, Danielle (Christopher) Egan of San Diego, CA and Craig (Alicia Ho) Duffy of Hong Kong. He was adored by his eight grandchildren: Jackson, Griffin, Sadie and Scarlett Small, Cecelia, Finn and Josie Egan and Lily Duffy. He is also survived by his mother-in-law: Frances Campanaro; sister-in-law: Christina Campanaro Juarez (Nathan Ploener) and niece: Sofia Juarez.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00pm with a service at 2:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. Funeral will be private.

Dvorkin, Spencer 88, after being ill for an extended period of time, died on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center with his wife and daughters at his side.  Mr. Dvorkin was born on December 22, 1924 in New York City.  He was predeceased by his parents, Meyer and Etta Weissberg Dvorkin, and by his sister, Judith Dvorkin.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy L. Taddiken, his four daughters, Elizabeth Botwin (Michael), Constance, Kate (Charles Kutler), and Julia Mastnak (Tomaz), his five grandsons, Elliott and Nathan Goldbaum, Elijan and Martin Mastnak, and Dorje Kutler, and by his devoted caregivers—Christine, Yvonne, Jill, Janette, and Norma.

Mr. Dvorkin had a long career in real-estate management, and he was always an interested and involved member of the communities in which he resided.  He was a member of the Edgemont Board of Education for fifteen years, resigning during his last term to serve the Edgemont school community as Capital Project Supervisor.  When he resided in Edgemont he served on the Zoning Board in the Town of Greenburgh, was a volunteer firefighter in the Greenville Fire Department, and was president of local civic associations.  Mr. Dvorkin was also a member of the Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education for six years, and he was a volunteer at Meadow Pond Elementary School.  He worked tirelessly to ensure quality education for all students at the same time that he fought to maintain costs for taxpayers.

A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home,  Katonah, NY on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11 AM.  Visiting 9 AM-11 AM will precede the service.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Edgemont Scholarship Council, Tay-Bandz, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, the Vijay Nibhanipudi Scholarship Fund, or the Edgemont School Foundation would be appreciated.   

Edwards, Jerome A. 86 , of Somers, NY died Monday, November 4, 2013 He was born in NYC to Jerome and Agnes Edwards. Jerome was a US Marine Corps Veteran serving in WW II. Following the service he graduated from Iona College.

He was President of Edwards, Platt and Deely Plumbing and Heating sales in Bronxville, NY.

Jerome is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years: Helen Edwards ; his loving children: Susan Underwood (Clinton) of Kennesaw, GA; Eileen Edwards of New Fairfield, CT and Carolyn Nesbitt (James) of North Salem, NY. He is the devoted grandfather of Emily and Karen Underwood and Matthew and Daniel Nesbitt. He is the brother of Rita Rudy and Robert Edwards and the late John Edwards.

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

Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation www.kidney.org

Ferrara, Dominick A. 70, of Somers, NY formerly of Glendale, NY, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.  He was born May 13, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY to Fred and Mary (Cavello) Ferrara.

Dominick was a US Army veteran serving during the Cold War era.  He attended New York Institute of Technology, where he received a Bachelor of Science.  Dominick was a Sergeant with the TBTA in NYC for many years, retiring in 1999.

Dominick was predeceased by his wife, Janet Ferrara, who died on Nov 9, 2011, his  parents and two siblings.  Dominick is survived by his son, John (Mary) of Carmel, NY. He is the grandfather of Jonathan and Marissa, and is also survived by 14 brothers and sisters, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The Family will receive friends on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 from 2:00-4:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Monday, April 15 at St. Joseph’s R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/; or  http://www.cancer.org/; or  https://www.pkdcure.org/

Fisher, Samuel “Ernie” Ernest 83, a former longtime resident of Katonah, NY passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in Lauder Hill, FL.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 14 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY

Burial will follow at Bedford Union Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Katonah Fire Department of the Scholarship Fund at the Antioch Baptist Church, Bedford Hills, NY

Fitzpatrick, Glen J. born May 7, 1955 husband to Christie, father to Caitlin and brother to Dale and Mark passed away today August 19, 2013.

Glen was a loving husband and father and loved life to the fullest. He celebrated everyday as special and was a devoted to his family. Glen made many friends throughout his life and kept close touch with as many as he could. He shared his passion for life and the simple pleasures of good food and wine with everyone.

Glen will be missed by his family and all his many friends. His passing not only leaves a void in our lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Glen’s memory will always remain deep within our hearts.

Donations on Glen’s behalf should be directed to the American Diabetes Association at 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Va. 22311.

We will celebrate Glen’s life at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY with visitation on Friday August 23 – 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  A celebration service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah, 31 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY on Saturday, August 24 at 11am.   

Fleury, Donald J. 75, of Somers, NY died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Putnam Hospital Center of Carmel, NY.

Don was born August 22, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY. He was employed by IBM for over 32 years and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife: Dorothy (Georgetti) Fleury, his son, Arthur (Jill) of Sparkill, NY and his grandchildren: Cassidy, Joseph and Nicholas.

Friends may visit on Friday, January 25 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 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, January 26 at St. Joseph’s R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.

Private burial will be in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum.

Foster, Kate (Sullivan) a residential architect and designer with a lively curiosity that ranged from classical art to Eastern philosophy, died on Jan. 18 at Northern Westchester Hospital from complications of breast cancer treatment.

Ms. Foster, 62, who was professionally active in Westchester County for nearly 30 years, delighted architecture clients with solutions that maximized living space and displayed a deep understanding of how people move in their homes.

Born Mary Kathleen Sullivan in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Foster was the youngest of six children of William and Florence Sullivan. After high school in Cincinnati, she attended Rosemont College near Philadelphia and the University of Cincinnati School of Design, where she earned a degree in interior design. During a 1977 internship with the international architecture firm of HOK in New York, Ms. Foster decided to stay in New York and become an architect.

It was that year that she met and married food-industry entrepreneur Alain Foster. The couple lived in a loft in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood while Ms. Foster obtained her architecture degree at Pratt Institute and launched her professional career.

In 1983, while expecting the first of their two daughters, the couple moved to Bedford, renovating an antique farmhouse on Route 22 near Fox Lane. Ms. Foster worked with partners in White Plains and Bronxville and then founded her own firm, Kate Foster Architect, working from home as she raised her young daughters. She had a love of such classical forms as Greek columns and porticos but also embraced tenets of feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of determining the most auspicious site for a building.

The Fosters spent three years in Belgium in the early 1990s, where Ms. Foster indulged her love of painting and participated in international service organizations. Throughout her life, she continued painting, traveling and entertaining her legions of friends. She also was a spirited tennis player and member of the Pound Ridge Tennis Club. In 2010, the Fosters moved from Bedford to Pawling.

Besides her husband, Alain, and daughters, Celine and Julia, Ms. Foster is survived by a brother, William Sullivan, four sisters, Nancy Beck, Carolyn Braham, Emily Dietz and Ruth Tart, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Tuesday at Clark Associates Funeral Home. Interment was private.

Virginia Whitehead Francis
January 16, 1927 – July 27, 2013

Francis, Virginia (Ginny) Whitehead was born to Herbert and Virginia Whitehead in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on January 16, 1927. Her family moved to New York City in 1939. She was an active competitor in tennis as a teenager. For several years she was the club champion for the Jackson Heights Tennis Club. At one point she achieved the number three ranking for Juniors for the Eastern Lawn Tennis Association. She also earned a position on the Junior Wightman Cup Tennis Team. She attended Queens College. Virginia lived in Washington D.C. for a short time, where she worked for the Nationalist Chinese Embassy. She returned to New York City, where she worked for the NY Daily News and met her future husband Louis Joseph Francis, while working on the 1948 presidential straw poll. Virginia and Louis married on September 2, 1950. They lived most of their married life in Somers, New York.

Mrs. Francis was extremely dedicated to her children, becoming active in the Somers PTA (Parent Teacher Association) for which she served as President for many years. She worked as a school bus driver, bank teller, and as an administrator for Electronics for Medicine, Honeywell. However, Virginia often said that her most beloved job was that of mother and grandmother. She also loved to travel and visited almost every state in the US.

Virginia passed away on July 27, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband, her daughter Jean Clare, and her sister Mildred Armitage. She is survived by her sister Helen Patricia Shapazian, children Michael Francis, Louise Francis, Virginia (Matthew) Lambert, Patricia (Alan) Francis-Lyon, Raymond Francis, John (Irene) Francis, her grandchildren Raymond (Jennifer) Francis, Jr, Christina Francis, Danielle Lambert, Jacqueline Lambert, Daniel (Grace) Francis-Lyon, Sean Francis-Lyon, Punleu Francis and Chuan Francis.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 4 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 at 10:00 am on Monday, August 5 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.

Donations may be made in Virginia’s honor to the Louis and Virginia Francis Scholarship, c/o Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, SD 57770.

Gavaghan, Charlotte M. an eighty three year resident and retired long-time Town Clerk of the Town of Somers, passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of ninety three.
Charlotte was nominated to run for Town Clerk in the November 1945 general election at the age of 26. She was elected and served in that position for 44 years until her retirement in July 1990. Mrs. Gavaghan served 22 consecutive two year terms in public office, most of which were unopposed or endorsed by all political parties.

Charlotte was born in Mount Kisco, New York on May 13, 1920 to John Peirano and Alice O’Brien Peirano. Her mother was born in Cork, Ireland and as a young woman came to the United States where she met and married John Peirano of the Town of Somers. They were married in 1916 and lived in Mount Kisco until moving to Somers in 1930 when her father built a home in the Peirano homestead on Rout 116. She attended the one room schoolhouse in Somers, and was a graduate of Purdys High School and Gaines Business School in New York City.
In September, 1950 she married John Gavaghan of Brewster, New York. The marriage ended in divorce in 1979.

Mrs. Gavaghan leaves two nephews, George Phelps and John Phelps, both of Saint Simons Island, Georgia. In addition, she leaves four great- nephews, Robert S. Phelps of Saint Simons Island, Robert D. Phelps of Buffalo, New York, Daniel Piech of Durham, North Carolina and Michael Phelps of Buffalo. She also leaves three great-nieces, Lindsay Piech of Durham, North Carolina, Carey Phelps of Buffalo, New York and Jessica Phelps of Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Charlotte also leaves two great-great nieces, Annabelle Trylovich and Tatum Phelps, both of Saint Simons Island. Her parents, and sisters Joan Peirano Phelps and Alice Peirano and her loving niece Cheryl Cassell predeceased her.

Mrs. Gavaghan enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her family whom she shared many happy times.

The family will receive friends on Monday, December 9 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Tuesday, December 10 at St. Joseph’s New Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.

Gates, Mary Lee 88, peacefully passed away in her Somers NY home on October 7, 2013. She was born in Chicago, IL. on January 28, 1925 to Norma and William A. Jackson, Sr. Mary Lee was married to Charles A. Gates, Jr. who predeceased her in 1996. She was also predeceased by her brother William Jackson, Jr. and two sisters Barbara Holter and Nancy Gosselin. An active volunteer for her church as well as her community, Mary Lee is survived by her two children Mary Kay Watt (Andrew) and John Patrick Gates (Diane). She was a loving grandmother to her four grandsons Jack, Chris, Kyle, and AJ. Mary Lee will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews and her loving friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 on Monday, October 14 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, October 15 at 10 AM at St. Joseph’s Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Mahopac, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a favorite charity.

Georgalos, George P. age 49, of South Salem died Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital Mt Kisco, NY.  George was born September 8, 1963 in Mt Vernon, NY and is the son of Denise and the late Peter Georgalos.  George worked as a mechanic for the Katonah/Lewisboro School District. 
George is survived by his wife: Alma (Norton) Georgalos; his mother: Denise Georgalos; his brother and sister-in-law: Foti & Sassa Georgalos and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 15 at 10am at the Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at the Cross River Cemetery, Cross River, NY.

Goggin, David 42, of Pound Ridge, NY, beloved father, son, husband and loyal friend to many, died suddenly on February 21st.  David was born in Waterbury, Connecticut August 22, 1970.He was graduated cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a BS in finance and received his MBA from Columbia University in the City of New York. After a beginning career at Deloitte& Touche as a CPA, David enjoyed various positions in finance at large public companies, but he especially enjoyed working in smaller start-up biotech firms and later represented them as an investment banker.  At the time of his death he was the Chief Operating Officer of ImmunoPropPharma.  David was an avid golfer and especially loved his adopted home State of New York and after a stint in San Francisco, had happily settled in Pound Ridge where he endeavored to contribute to his community.  David was a member of Pound Ridge Community Church and served on the Library Foundation Board. The primary focus of David’s life was his family and especially his two sons. David is survived by his loving wife, Julie Thomas Goggin, and his two beautiful sons, Evan Christopher and Charles Matthew, his parents Mary and Edmond Goggin of Southington, Connecticut and his brother Christopher Dennis of Wallingford, Connecticut.He is also survived by his in-laws, Dr. and Mrs. Claudewell Thomas of Palos Verdes, CA.  Davidalso leaves behind an extended and devoted family with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law. The family will receive friends on February 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.  The Memorial Service will be held the next morning, February 27th at 10:30 a.m. at The Pound Ridge Community Church, 3 Pound Ridge Road, Pound Ridge 10576  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pound Ridge Library Foundation, 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, New York 10576.

Goodrich, Beatrice M. “Bea” 76, of Ossining, NY on May 5, 2013. Born January 10, 1937 in Norwalk, CT, the beloved first daughter of the late Albert R. and the late Hazel (McLaughlin) Fancher of Bedford, NY.
A 1954 graduate of Bedford Hills HS., she attended New Paltz Teachers College and received a professional certificate from Berkeley Secretarial School in White Plains.
Bea then began to devote her entire life to caring for and helping others near and far, while all the time lovingly nurturing her three toy poodles and Snoopy. It is safe to say that Bea truly possessed a heart of gold and a wonderful sense of humor that enabled her to transcend any adversity that came her way. She will be greatly missed by her friends, neighbors, and her devoted family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Philip Goodrich in 1990.
Bea is survived by her step children: Susan Goodrich of FL and David Goodrich; her  brother Russell Fancher (Jean) of Katonah, NY, her sister Linda Hopkins (Leonard Wallace) of Westbrookville, NY, two nieces Christine Fancher (Dan Ducibella) of South Salem, NY and Alison Sahm ( Edward) of Katonah, NY, one nephew Christopher Hopkins of Westbrookville, NY, and one grand niece Kiya and two grand nephews Shawn and Callisto.
Friends and family may share memories on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The funeral service will be held at the Bedford Presbyterian Church in Bedford Village, NY on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Internment will follow at the Bedford Union Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PetsAlive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940,www.petsalive.org.

Graniero, Joseph M. “Biff” 87, a longtime resident of Bedford Hills, NY

died Thursday, September 12, 2013 at home. He served in the US Navy in WW II in Europe and the Pacific Theatre.

Joseph was employed by Emmadine and Crowley dairies for many years and was a member of the Robert F. Crandall Post of American Legion in Bedford Hills and a 55 year member of the Bedford Hills Fire Dept.

Joseph is the beloved husband of Mary, and loving father of Susan, Thomas and Edward and the devoted grandfather of Salliann and Thomas. He is also survived by his brother, George; and 3 nephews and 3 great nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 15 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, September 16 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Westchester and Putnam 540 White Plains Rd, Ste 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Jennie Grosso, age 100, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at home in Somers. Jennie was born November 29, 1912 in Tuckahoe, NY and is the daughter of the late Dominic and Lucy LaManna. Jennie was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 1973. She was employed as a seamstress in Bronxville.

Jennie is survived by her daughter: Linda Suppa; her son: Edward R. (Barbara) Grosso, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends at St. Joseph’s Church prior to the Funeral Mass. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Saturday, November 2 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Interment will follow at Holy Mount Cemetery, Eastchester, NY. Donations to St. Joseph’s Building Fund will be appreciated, in lieu of flowers.

Gruber, Melvin age 76, of Somers died at home Wednesday, January 2, 2013.  Mr. Gruber was born November 21, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY.  He is the son of the late Louis and the late Ida (Goldstein) Gruber.

Melvin was employed by the Plainview – Old Bethpage School District and retired as Principal in 1996 from JFK High School of Plainview, NY.  He proudly served in the Army. 

Melvin is survived by his wife of 39 years: Thelma Gruber; two children: Laura Maley and Keith Maley; four grandchildren: Robert and Emma Pile and Keir and Riley Maley.

Calling hours will be Thursday, January 3 from 12:00 – 1:00PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Funeral Service will be held 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 3 at the Funeral Home.  Interment to immediately follow the service at Sharon Gardens, Valhalla, NY

Halloran, John J. age 79, of Somers died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Westchester Medical Center, Mt. Pleasant, NY. Mr. Halloran was born July 3, 1933 in New York, NY. He is the son of the late Thomas and the late Mary (Cummings) Halloran.

John attended Blessed Sacrament High School and graduated from Iona College in 1956. He was employed for 40 years as a Senior Claims Adjuster for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. of NY.

John is survived by his wife: Ann (Crean) Halloran; his daughter: Helen Renck, of White Plains, NY; his son:John J. Halloran, Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, of Armonk, NY; his daughter: Mary E. Halloran and her husband, James Rulmyr, of Fairfield, CT; his stepdaughter: Chrystine Vance-Homer and her husband, Robert Homer of Katonah, NY; six grandchildren: Michael Renck, Steven Renck, John Halloran III, Tyler Halloran, Ashley Halloran and Brett Homer.

Family will receive friends on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10am at St. Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Interment to follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

Hoffman, Barbara R. (nee Schmitt), age 70, of Fellowship Hall Bedford Hills died Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Westchester Medical Center. Barbara was born September 12, 1942 in Mount Kisco, NY. She is the daughter of the late William J. and the late Helen Ruth (Dingee) Schmitt. Barbara graduated from John Jay High School in 1960.

Barbara is survived by three sons: Robert, George and Douglas;
cherished grandmother of 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; two brothers: Richard and Robert Schmitt and her cousin, Martha Luhman.

Family will receive friends on Monday, July 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

The Funeral will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 16 at at The First Presbyterian Church of Katonah, 31 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Kisco.

Hoffman, Victoria “Vicky” 84, of Somers, NY died Friday, February 8, 2013 at New York Weill Cornell Hospital following a valiant battle with leukemia.

Vicky was born September 5, 1928 in New Rochelle, NY. She was an avid tennis player, loved Bocce, walking, Ping Pong, Rummikub, bowling, crocheting and knitting.

She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Les in 1987. 

Vicky is survived by her beloved children: Linda (Michael) Summo of Somers, NY and Paul Hoffman of Somers, NY and her granddaughter, “The light of her life”: Jessica Summo (Eric) Kingsbury of Mahopac, NY; and her brother, Guido Zambernardi of Port Chester, NY. She was also predeceased by her brothers: Peter and Anthony.

Friends may visit on Tuesday, February 12 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 held 10:30am on Wednesday, February 13 at St. Joseph’s R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY

Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne
Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Fighters/New York Presbyterian Hospital c/o Dr. Gail J. Roboz, 520 East 70th St, Box 403, NY,NY 10021

James, Peter 74, of Somers, NY died Monday, July 15, 2013
He is survived by his wife: Marie (Marino) James , one daughter: Suzanne James and two sons: Christopher James, Peter James; he is also survived by grandson, Richard James; granddaughter, Ashley James; grandson, Matthew James; granddaughter, Rosemarie James; grandson, Nicholas James; grandson, Christopher James.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 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 11:30 am on Friday, July 19 at St. Joseph’s R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers

Kennedy, J. Paul Notre Dame Class of 1949, in peace at home in Ridgefield, CT on April 29th, his beloved wife of 56 years, Mary Helen, at his side. Revered husband, father, brother and friend. Services will be Friday, May 3rd at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford, NY. Please donate to the David Francis Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Fund, University of Notre Dame, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

Koo, Dr. David C., 74, a resident of Somers, NY for 38 years died at his home on January 27, 2013. Dr. Koo was born March 8, 1938 in Shanghai, China, the son of Lan Sun Ku and Si Mei (Zee) Ku.
He was educated in Shanghai, China and Hong Kong. Dr Koo received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and his Medical degree from the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine and he had his own practice as a Physician in Somers for many years.
He will be remembered for his gentle nature, his love of his family, and a tireless work ethic that his family admired. He was an avid tennis player and loved swimming, especially in the ocean.
Dr Koo is survived by his wife: Anne, of Somers, his daughter: Carolyn Koo and her husband: Ashish Ojha of Somers, NY; his sons: Steven Koo of Waltham, MA and Geoffrey Koo; of NYC, and his grandchildren: Arjun and Ashima Ojha of Somers and his brothers: Frank and Jack both of Orlando, FL and Michael of Roseville, CA.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 1 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 am on Friday at St. Joseph’s R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Cremation will follow at Ferncliff Crematory in Hartsdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, www.salvationarmyusa.org

Kramer,Terrence James age 64, of Katonah died Monday, December 30, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Terry was born August 8, 1949 in Bronx, NY. He is the son of Patrick Francis and the late Jane Ann (Barth) Kramer.

Terry is survived by his wife: Susan (Welle) Kramer three sons: Neil and Delphine; Michael and Joanne and Brian and Abbie Kramer; three grandchildren: Addison, Brayden and Liam; his father: Frank and his brother: Thomas Kramer

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 1 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 2 at 10am at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Lustgarten Foundation,1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714, lustgarten.org

Kuehn, David D. of North Salem, NY died peacefully at his home on December 19, 2013. David was born in New Jersey, September 1, 1919. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Hicks) of 71 years, his sons: David, Jr., and Stephen; daughter: Janis Nagi and son-in-law Michael Nagi; granddaughters: Sarah Kuehn, Kaitlyn Nagi and Erica Nagi and great grandsons, Brandon and Will. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kristina Kuehn.

David enlisted in the U.S. Air Corps, April 2, 1942. Upon discharge in January 1946 as Lieutenant, he began his career in sales and management, retiring as Vice President in 1981 from Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S.

He then joined Dan Bixler Real Estate and was very active in North Salem for many years. He handled the sale of Keeler Farm lots with Coldwell Banker. Agents called him “Mr. North Salem”.

He was an avid foxhunter, long time member and Honorary Secretary of Golden’s Bridge Hounds. He was active as a board member of North Salem Open Land Foundation. Dave was instrumental in the founding of North Salem Bridle Trails Association and was its second President.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Congregational Church in Ridgefield, Ct.


Labriola, Christa Elise age 49, of Katonah died Friday, October 4, 2013 at home. Christa was born June 5, 1964 in Bronxville, NY. She is the daughter of Carole (Henkel) Rushforth and the late William J.Rushforth

Christa is survived by her husband of 24 years: Lawrence Labriola; two children: Lindsey and Michael; her mother: Carole Rushforth; a brother: Richard and a sister: Carole Ray.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY from 6 to 8pm.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10am at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2405 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY.. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield, CT.

Lamana, Michael J. entered eternal rest on March 7, 2013, at the age of 65 with his loving wife and children at his side. Michael, formerly of Somers, NY was most recently a resident at Greenwich Woods Nursing facility.  Michael was born on December 24, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland.  His mother, Eleanor of Baltimore survives him; his father John predeceased Michael in 1993.  Michael received his BA degree from the University of Baltimore.  Michael married his wife of 33 ½ years, Jayne in October, 1979.  In May, 1980 he and Jayne left Maryland and Michael started his professional journey working for Becton Dickinson, Ciba Geigy Corporation and eventually retired from Vantico, a division of Ciba in 2003.  Michael was a V.P. and Chief Administrative Officer at the time of his retirement.  Besides his wife, Jayne, Michael is survived by his children – both of whom brought tremendous joy and pride to his life.  Bryan, age 29 and Lindsay, age 25.  Michael was the epitome of a “hands on dad”.  He loved coaching both Bryan and Lindsay in all their sports and other activities.  Many Somers families will remember Mike as the coach of the original “Somers Warriors” soccer team.  Those years were a very special time in Mike’s life. Michael himself was an avid softball player and played for many years in Somers with a team sponsored by Forbes Insurance of Katonah.  Many of those “original” guys continued to support Michael and his family when Mike’s health began to decline.  Mike and his family enjoyed yearly summer and winter vacations with his beloved sister and her family, Linda Amos and her husband Ed, and their children Lauren and Kristen. In addition to Linda and Ed, Michael is survived by his neice Lauren Sandy and her husband Steve and their daughter Stella, whom Michael would have been thrilled to be her “Great Uncle”. Also surviving are his niece, Kristin Lowry and her husband John, his niece Alison Lamana, and nephews Ryan and Nicholas Lamana.  Mike was predeceased by his brother Thomas in 2004.
The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Sun from 7-9 pm and Mon from 2-4 and 7-9 pm
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tues at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY Private cremation will follow.
Memorial Contributions may be made to www.musicandmemory.org

Lavelle, Patrick F. Sr., 94, of North Salem, NY died Saturday, June 29, 2013

He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia in 2004.

He is survived by three daughters: Mary B. Lavelle of North Salem, NY, Susan Lavelle Jacobs of Lackawaxen, PA, Nancy Kramer of Emmaus, PA and one son: Patrick F. Lavelle, Jr. of Lynbrook, NY;

Calling hours will be Monday, July 1 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 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 2 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY

Private cremation will follow

Lecusay, Dario A. age 75, of Bedford Corners, N.Y. died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY. Mr. Lecusay was born April 8, 1938 in Mayari, Oriente, Cuba. He is the son of Braulio A. and the late Victoria Lecusay.
He was the president of Latin 17 Meat & Provisions, Bronx, NY.

Dario is survived by his wife: Marta C. Lecusay , one daughter: Martha Rizzo, her husband, Robert; one son: Dario A. Lecusay, Jr., his wife, Jill; and five grandchildren: Kathryn, Noelle, Dario III, Terese, and William.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, December 9 at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Route 22, Bedford Village, NY.

Leopold, Nancy C. age 83, of Somers died Sunday, February 3, 2013.

Mrs. Leopold was predeceased by her husband, Warren S. Leopold and her longtime friend and companion, Dr. John Simmons.

Mrs. Leopold is survived by her daughter; Lynne (Robert) DelMonte, granddaughters: Holly (Jeffrey) Joy and Jaimie (Robert) Galbreath and five great-granddaughters: Katherine, Melissa, Caroline, Elizabeth and Caitlin.

A private family cremation service was held.

Link, Elizabeth M. 88, devoted Mother and Grandmother, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Forge Hill Senior Living in Franklin, Ma.   Mrs. Link was born on January 1, 1925 in Brewster, New York to the late Mary M. and Thomas J. Dennison.   She graduated in 1943 from St. Mary’s High School and in 1946 from the Misericordia School of Nursing.   After graduation, Mrs. Link worked at Northern Westchester Hospital.

Mrs. Link was the wife of Albert Link, Jr. who died in 2011.   They made their home and raised their family in Somers, NY.   She is survived by two children; her daughter Lucinda A. and her husband James P. Rafferty and their two sons, Jason A. and Devin M. Rafferty; her son, Albert D. and his wife, Patricia D. Link, their son, Andrew D. and their daughter Colleen A. Link and two sisters; Madelyne B. O’Loughlin and Mary T. Medeiros.

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 9-11AM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.
A service celebrating Mrs. Link’s life will be held immediately following the visitation at the funeral home. Interment will be at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the O. Winston Link Museum, 101 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, VA. 24016, (540)-982-5465, www.linkmuseum.org.

Loscalzo, Kathleen D. age 78, of Somers passed Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Putnam Hospital Center of Carmel, NY. She was born June 7, 1935 in Corona, NY. She is the daughter of the late Maurice and the late Elizabeth (Keogh) Spillane.

Katie is survived by her husband of 56 years: Peter J. Loscalzo, a son and daughter-in-law: Peter & Mary; a daughter and son-in-law: Lisa & Alfred and five grandchildren: Katharine, Liam, Keira, Maeve and Owen.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and Sunday, June 16 from 1-5pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A service will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, June 16 at 4:00pm. A private cremation is scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 1-800-822-6344

Lundgren, Helen W. age 97, of Goldens Bridge died Saturday, October 5, 2013. She was born December 15, 1915 in Bedford Hills, NY. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Andre in 1998 and is the daughter of the late Thomas Martin and the late Helen (Wright) Wade.

She was a lifelong resident of the Katonah/Goldens Bridge area and retired from Katonah-Lewisboro School District.

Helen is survived by three children: Linda Staiger; Andy (Maureen) Lundgren; Thomas Wade (Patricia) Lundgren; 8 granddchildren; 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 5 to 8PM. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10AM. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Kisco, NY.

In lieu of flowers, in memory of her father, Sgt. Thomas M. Wade, donations may be made to the Bedford PBA, %Sgt. Callahan, Bedford Police, 307 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507.

Maloney-Dunstan, Carol a longtime resident of Somers N.Y. died at home Thursday, February 28, 2013. She was predeceased by her husbands George Donald Maloney and Howard Dunstan (2011).
  Carol was born and raised in Greenwich, CT on the 35 acre family farm on Upper King Street. Her extended family also owned farms on Anderson Hill Road and the local vicinity.  Later the area was converted into both residential and commericial properties.  HettieFred Road in Greenwich was named after her Paternal Grandparents Frederick and Hettie Webster Schmaling and the commercial properties became known as Blind Brook Country Club and PepsiCo.  She was very proud of her family heritage. She was a direct descendent of both the Cruger and Dyckman families.  The historical record of both family dates back to the 1600’s.  They were some of the more prominent families in the area, Boscobel having been the family home prior to being restored as a historical landmark.
  Upon graduating high school, Carol received the “Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education” and attended State University at New Paltz on a full scholarship. ,There she received her Bachelor’s degree.  She continued her education ultimately receiving her Master’s Degree.
  In addition to being a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and wife, Carol was a respected teacher. She taught fourth grade at King Street school for 7 years.  She served as President of the PTA and was inducted into Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary education sorority.  In 1969, she moved to Somers and taught second grade at Primrose School.  In 1975, she single handedly created the annual creative writing contest “ Why I am proud to be and American”.  She would arrange and judge the contest, with the winning selection to be read at the 4th of July Picnic.  She remained in the career she so adored for twenty-five more years at Primrose School before retiring.
  Carol also taught ballroom dancing for several years. After studying dance as an adult, she went on to develop her own program and teach at SUNY Purchase, Somers Adult Education and numerous other locations.
  Carol was a founding member of both the Somers Newcomers Club and Somers Junior Women’s Club.  She remained involved in Delta Kappa Gamma and was President of the Northern Westchester Retired Teachers Association.  She was involved in many varied groups and activities too numerous to list.
A highlight was a safari Carol and Howard were able to take to fulfill his lifelong dream of vising Africa. They also travelled to Iceland, Alaska and other interesting places.  After retiring, Carol spent time involved in her many social activities and clubs. She also enjoyed playing bridge, swimming, spending time with her family and her cats.
Carol is survived by her loving daughter Karen Maloney and granddaughter Bridget Maloney of Somers NY; two stepsons: Mark Dunstan of Marco Island FL, Neil and Ava Dunstan and their daughters Bailey and Laney of Marco Island FL and other beloved family.
Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Friday, 3/8/2013 from 3:00 to 7:00PM.  A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, 3/9/2013 at 11:30 am at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 331 Route 100, Somers, NY. Interment to follow in St. Lukes’ Urn Garden.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s name can be made to: Forgotten Felines, P.O. Box 430, Valhalla, NY 10595 or The American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049, http://honor.americanheart.org/goto/Carol_MaloneyDunstan

McAward, Patrick J. Jr., age 79, passed away at his home in Somers, NY, on Monday, April 29, 2013. He was born on February 13, 1934 in Flushing, New York to Patrick J. and Lucy (Aufenanger) McAward,Sr.
Patrick attended All Hallows High School and went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1955.
On December 26, 1955, he married the only love of his life, Jean Ann Schehr and together they shared 57 years. Patrick and Jean had five children; Patrick Joseph III (Nancyanne), Michael John SM, Timothy James (Megara), Maura Jean, and Kevin Jeremy (Jennifer).
Patrick was Honorably Discharged from the United State Army as 1st Lieutenant Corps of Engineers on August 28, 1963. Patrick taught his children many life lessons as a father, a coach, and a friend which will endure forever. On December 31, 1997, after 42 years with Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton, Engineers and Architects, Patrick, then a partner in the firm, retired to celebrate life with Jean, their children, and their nine grandchildren: Patrick Joseph, IV, Robert Benedict, Anne Katherine, Andrew Jacob, Erin Rose, Timothy James, Jr., Katherine Mae, Caroline Mary, and Mary Elizabeth. Together, Patrick and Jean enjoyed friends and traveling, but devoted their lives to family and faith. Patrick was a member of the Moles Association for over twenty-five years, served in leadership positions at Heritage Hills in Somers, gave service as parish councilman, taught Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD), and served as Extraordinary Minister administering Holy Communion to the sick. Patrick is survived by his sisters Mary Bell, Frances Costello, and Sr. Nancy McAward OP and was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Quinn.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 1 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 am on Thursday,May 2 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY
Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors: woundedwarriorproject.org/

Maguire, Mary C. age 75, of Katonah died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born September 1, 1938 in the Bronx, NY. She is the daughter of the late John and Hannah (Dineen) Cahill. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Maguire on December 25, 1996.

After graduating Tolentine High School, Mary was the head secretary for the president of Monroe Business School in the Bronx which is now Monroe University. She left Monroe for the job she wanted since as long as she could remember…being a loving mother. Mary made all holidays and birthdays so special for all of her children. She had a witty sense of humor and loved a good laugh. Mary was a passionate cook and read cookbooks like novels. She made sure that no one ever left a Maguire event hungry. Mary also loved animals and cared for many pet canaries, dogs, and cats throughout her lifetime. Mary had a great devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary and her Faith guided and strengthened her through her life’s journey.

Mary is survived by her six loving children: Colleen O’Leary of Wappinger Falls, NY, Kim Maguire of Katonah, NY, Thomas Shawn of Brewster, NY, Tara Rudinski of Brookfield, CT, John of Katonah, NY and Michael of Mahopac, NY. She was also the cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren and one great grandson and a dear sister of Eileen Cahill.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 11 at St. Joseph’s New Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

Meder, Ann D. died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at home in Somers.  Ann was born in Buhl, Minnesota.  She is the daughter of the late Natale and Anna (Moscato) Pellicano.

Prior to her retirement, Ann was last employed as an Electro-Mechanical Designer for Energetics Science, formerly of Hawthorne, NY.  She was a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and spent the early years of her career working in the commercial art field, designing men’s ties and book jackets.  She excelled at many creative and artistic pursuits, including sewing and other needle crafts, jewelry silversmithing and photography, and particularly enjoyed world travel with her husband, art museums, dancing, and social outings with family and friends.

Throughout her life, her winning smile and friendly personality endeared her to all those who crossed her path, and her determination and indomitable spirit helped her triumph over many challenges.

Ann is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ernest Meder; two daughters: Joanne Meder and Marilyn (Scott) Montgomery; two grandsons: Kyle and Cameron Montgomery; and many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm.

A private cremation is scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews Day Program, 101 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530 or to Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Stella Megale, 94, of Bedford Hills, NY died Tuesday, July 16, 2013

She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Megale on July 1, 1985.

She is survived by one son: Michael Megale of Bedford Hills.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 19 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Friday, July 19 at St.Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco.

Melillo, Angela 75 , a 39 year resident of of Goldens Bridge, NY passed away peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2013 at home following a brief illness.

Mrs. Melillo was born in Yonkers, NY, on Aug 16, 1937 to Albert and Lucreiza (Giordano) Blasetti. She graduated from college with a Bachelors Degree She enjoyed travelling with her husband, reading historical novels, movies, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Angela is survived by her loving husband of 53 years: Dominick Melillo, Her beloved children: Michael (Debbie) of Goldens Bridge, Albert (Patricia) of Katonah and Robert (Melanie) of North Salem. She is the devoted grandmother of Raymond, Tina, Amanda, Brendan and Lacie.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 12 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Metz, Katherine M of Somers, NY passed away on October 10, 2013 at the Waterview Hills Nursing Home in Purdys, N.Y. She was 79.
Kathy was born in New York, NY on September 13,1934 to the late Honorable Francis J. and Katherine Hume McCaffrey. She graduated from St. Lawrence Academy in 1951 and went on to earn a degree from Fordham University.
Kathy was a teacher in the New York City schools for three years after graduation. After raising her two children, she returned to teach 4th grade for 22 years at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in the Lakeland Central School district. She retired in 1990.
After her retirement, she enjoyed vacationing in Cape Cod, MA and Stuart, FL, traveling throughout Europe and spending time with family and friends. Kathy was on the Board of the Friends of the Somers Library for ten years.
Kathy is survived by her loving husband, George of 59 years. They were married in New York City on June 12, 1954. Kathy is lovingly remembered by her children; George (Nancy) Metz of Hopewell Junction, N.Y. and Michelle (Scott) Shepard of Annandale, VA; her grandchildren, P.J, Chris, Ryan, Matthew, Amy and Kevin; and her sister, Irene McCaffrey of New York, N.Y.
The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Sunday from 2-6 pm.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday at 11:30am at St. Josephs RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.
Interment will be on Tuesday at 10:00 am at St. Josephs Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Friends of the Somers Library, PO Box 443, Somers, NY 10589

Metzler, Ralph T. the eldest of five children, leaves behind a daughter, Michelle E. Metzler, residing in Bedford, NY, two sisters, Jane Goble and Phyllis King, who reside in Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida, a brother, Edward Metzler who resides in Murrieta, California and a sister, Mary Kay Sandman who resides in Rockford, Michigan.

Ralph was born on June 30, 1937 in Hamilton, Ohio, was raised on a farm in Brookville, Indiana, graduated from nearby Miami of Ohio University, received a Masters in Physics Education from Colombia University, NY and a second Masters in Math Education from Stanford University, CA.

His teaching career included positions at a private school in France, Walden School in NYC and twenty four years in the Math Dept. at Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, NY. Mr. Metzler retired in 1992 to continue a tutoring practice. Throughout his life, Mr. Metzler was a fitness club enthusiast and tennis player at the Saw Mill Club, Mt. Kisco, NY. He also ran 10K Races and skied on Bromley and Stratton, Vt. where he had a farm/rental ski house. In his later years he became an avid gardener and showcase ballroom dancer with the New York Dance Center, Dobbs Ferry, NY. It was on his way to a Salsa Showcase in Bridgeport, Ct. on Saturday night, April 28th, 2012 that he had an automobile accident that left him unconscious for over eight months until his death on January 14, 2013.

By those who knew and loved him he will be remembered for his infectious laugh, his entrepreneurial spirit, his wide range of cultural interests and friendships and most of all his love for and commitment to family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Patrick’s RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Rd., Bedford, NY on Saturday, January 26th at 10am. Interment will be private.

Miller, Dianne Reidy 65, died January 22nd following a recent illness.  Dianne was the dear daughter of Robert and Jean Reidy of Somers, NY and the devoted wife and lifelong friend of Kenneth Burnett Miller.  She graduated from Somers HS, where she was a cheerleader, field hockey player and a performer in faculty student musicals.  She attended Becker Jr. College and then began her career working for Dr. Ritchie, the Katonah Medical Group, Cooper Labs, American Can and then returned backed to Katonah Medical Group and was currently working for the Mount Kisco Medical Group.  She was able to work every day up to her illness.  She enjoyed both staff and patients that she worked with, and they enjoyed her humor and good nature. 
Dianne is survived by husband, Ken, parents Jean and Bob, brothers, Alan and Daniel Reidy, and their wives and children, Alanajean Reidy aged 14, and Danny Reidy, age 5, nephews Brian and Steven Cernik, niece Christina Woytowich, Aunt Muriel Reidy Francella, her son Dr. Andrew, and daughter Amy, Uncle Bob and Aunt Michi McClellan, and their children, Bruce, Liz, Andrew, and Maria. All will miss her humor and great interest in sports.  Dianne enjoyed games, especially admiring the 49’ers football team with Joe Montana and the “Yankees Bronx Bombers”. 
She shared her home with two A.F.S. students/sisters, who lived with the family, Lily from Holland and Tiina from Finland.  Dianne enjoyed traveling to Europe to meet their families.
Visitation on Sunday 1/27 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm and funeral service on Monday 1/28 at 11:00am will be at Clark Associates FH in Katonah NY.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Putnam Humane Society, PO Box 297 Carmel NY 10512 or Mahopac Volunteer Fire Dept. PO Box 267 Mahopac NY 10541.

Minati, Johanne age 90, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at home in Somers. Johanne was born June 21, 1923 in Sottrum, Germany. She is the daughter of the late John and the late Anna (Heitmann) Cordes. Johanne was predeceased by her husband, Kurt F. Minati on Nov. 20, 2008.

Johanne is survived by two daughters: Rosemary (Steven) Slutsky of Somers, NY, Karen (Paul) Snyder of South Dartmouth, MA and 4 grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 17 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A funeral service will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 17 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, with Rev. Douglas S. Phillips officiating. A private cremation is scheduled.

Montalto, Eugene J. age 90, died Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 22 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Monday, December 23 at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Route 22, Bedford Village, NY. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY.

Morris, John F. 80, formerly of Glen Rock, NJ currently of Somers died Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital of Mt. Kisco, NY.  He was born in Brooklyn to the late Richard and the late Anna (McKeon) Morris.
John served as Chairman of the Board and President of Brady-Palmer Label Corp, Carmel, NY.  He was the former CFO and Treasurer of the Putman-Westchester Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
John is survived by his wife of 55 years Helen (nee Marks) Morris;
father of: Patrice (Bill) Hansen, Jean (Jim) Henry & Christopher (Maura Monaghan) Morris; grandfather of Blair, Katherine, Elizabeth, Taylor, Kate, Flannery, Quinlan and Jack.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan 4, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30am on Saturday Jan 5 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Catholic Charities of NY Disaster Relief Fund, www.catholiccharitiesny.org.

Mohler, Judith A. of Jefferson Valley died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center of Cortlandt Manor, NY.  Mrs. Mohler was born May 21, 1951 in Bronx, NY. She is the daughter of the late James and the late Marion (Measures) Boreman. 
Judy is survived by her husband: Jeffrey Mohler and two sons: Jeffrey Mohler and Brian Mohler.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 23 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  A private cremation is scheduled.

Murnin, Charles “Charlie” of Middletown, NY died on January 17, 2013 at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY.  He was 80 years old.
Charlie is survived by his sister, Joan Kirk and her husband Gene of East Harwick, Mass.; his sister-in-law Elizabeth Holst and her husband Edward of Westtown, NY; brothers-in-law George Donahue and his wife Carmen, John Donahue and his wife Anne; many loving nieces and nephews and many, many friends.  He was a friend of Bill.
Charlie was predeceased by his beloved wife, Anne Donahue Murnin and sisters, Rosemary Murnin Finley and Agnes Murnin French.
There will be a Mass on Saturday, January 26 at 11AM at Holy Cross Church in South Centerville, a reception will follow in the parish hall.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101 or the Orange County Arboretum, 211 Route 416, Montgomery, NY 12549.

Neuman, Flora Viola 103, of Somers, NY died Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Somers Manor Nursing Home of Somers, NY. Mrs. Neuman was born November 2, 1910 in New York, NY. She is the daughter of the late James and the late Martha (Herink) Novello

She is survived by one son: John Novello of Lincolndale, NY.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 3 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 3 at New St. Joseph’s RC Church, Deans Bridge Road, Somers, NY.

Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside , Queens, NY.

Nicoletti, Jose age 60, of Somers, NY died Saturday, December 14, 2013 at home .

Jose was born March 11, 1953 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
He is the son of Lilia (Juan) Nicoletti and the late Humberto Nicoletti.

He was employed by T.B.A. Global, NY,NY as Vice President Of Technical Direction.

He is survived by his wife: Dorothy(Walaitis) Nicoletti and one daughter: Julie Nicoletti of Somers, NY; and his mother Lilia Nicoletti.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 17 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 celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 18 at St. Joseph’s New Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.

Burial will follow in Ivandell Cemetery, Somers.

Norman, Rita age 84, of 585 A Heritage Hills, Somers, NY died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at home.  Mrs. Norman was born September 23, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA.  She is the daughter of the late Samuel and Minnie (Fassler) Reitman.  Rita was predeceased by her husband, Irwin Norman who died on 12/11/2008. 

She retired from the Ardsley Public Library after 25 years of service to the community where she became everyone’s personal book finder.

Rita is survived by two devoted daughters: Diane Norman of Montague, MA, and Ondine Norma of Berkeley, CA; and her cherished granddaughter, Morgan Lentz of Massachusetts.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Sunday, April 7 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.

A private entombment was held Friday, April 5, at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ.

Shiva Arrangements:
Rita’s family will sit Shiva at 585A Heritage Hills, Somers, NY on Sunday, April 7, from 3:30 to 7PM; Monday, April 8, 6:00 to 8:00pm and Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 to 8:00pm

Orifici, Camille N. “Cam” 82, of Goldens Bridge, NY formerly of Pawling, NY died Monday, September 16, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.

Cam was born in the Bronx May 5, 1931 to Michael and Violet Marino.

She was a dedicated Jehovah’s Witness for over 40 years. She firmly believed in Jehovah’s promise of a resurrection to life in paradise on earth, under God’s Kingdom. Known as “Nanny Mille” to her 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, her greatest joy was relating her life stories to them.

Cam is the beloved mother of J. Michael (Deborah), Lisa A. (Robert) Spano, Christopher (Dana), Jon Camille (Thomas) Ionta, David J. (Tara) and the late Dawn Marie Orifici. She is also survived by her sister Elizabeth (Sam) Licata.

The private graveside service will be held at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Westchester Exceptional Children’s School, North Salem, NY www.wecschool.org/support.

Parsons, Patricia O’Brien 83, of Redding, CT formerly of Bedford Hills, NY died Saturday, November 30, 2013.
She was employed by Webb & Parsons, Burlington, VT as an Art Dealer.

She is survived by two daughters: Amy Parsons of Bedford Hills, NY, Laurie Parsons of Hoboken, NJ

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, December 7 at St.Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 382 Cantitoe Street,
Burial will be Private

PATTERSON, Duane Lloyd, 80
Died peacefully on Feb. 17 in New York City
Daughter of Thomas Wilson Lloyd and Eleanor Duane Whitney, beloved wife of Remington Patterson, mother of Burns Patterson and Sarah Cherry
Sister to Sally Henry, Tom Lloyd and Whitney Lloyd
Grandmother to Emma, Isabel, Jack, Amanda and Robert
Memorial Services 11:30am Sat. Feb 23, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 382 Cantitoe St., Bedford NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Barnard College, Development, 3009 Broadway, NYC, NY 10027.

Please visit the online guest book for Duane Patterson at www.legacy.com

Pedlow, Frank X. MD, aged 84, a forty-four year resident of Somers, NY, died on May 28, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital.  Dr. Pedlow, the son of Harry Joseph Pedlow and Inez (Lynch) Pedlow was born in Brooklyn NY, September 8, 1928.  He was the younger brother of Harry J. Pedlow, MD (deceased) of Pleasantville, NY and the older brother of Leo J. Pedlow of Boulder, Colorado.

Dr. Pedlow was one of the founding physicians of Putnam Community Hospital (PCH), currently known as Putnam Hospital Center, as it evolved from the Mahopac Emergency Hospital in 1964.  At PCH he served as Chief of the Department of Radiology for 20 years, and over the years introduced many of the advances in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and ultrasound to the community hospital.  Dr. Pedlow was also a founder and senior partner of North County Radiology Associates of Yorktown Heights, NY. 
 
Dr. Pedlow grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.  He graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in 1946 and was named to the All-Metro New York City High School Football Team.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University in 1950.  He served active duty in the US Army in 1951 to 1953.  He graduated for the University Of Basel School of Medicine, Basel Switzerland in 1959.  He completed an internship at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC and completed a residency in Radiology at the Meadowbrook Hospital, East Meadow, NY (now Nassau County Medical Center).
Dr Pedlow was licensed to practice Medicine in the State of New York in 1961. He was a member of the Putnam and Westchester Academy’s of Medicine, and served as an alternate delegate to the New York State Medical Society.
 
Dr Pedlow was a devoted husband and father. He was an active member of the community, coaching North Salem Little League baseball for many years, participating in Boy Scout activities and organizing and coaching a Pop Warner Youth Football Team from North Salem. He was frequently seen at the athletic events  of John F Kennedy High School and Iona Preparatory School where his children attended. He was an avid hunter and traveler, and enjoyed the outdoors, the ocean, music and art.
 
He is survived by his wife of 54 years,  Marie; brother Leo Pedlow; children Frank X. Pedlow Jr MD of Boston Ma., Gary J and Carla Pedlow of Greenwich Ct., Joseph M. and Laura Pedlow of London, England,  Christopher J. Pedlow and Ingrid Lenihan of Greenwich CT, Robert M and Christin Pedlow of Charlotte NC, William M. and Karen M ( Pedlow) O’Hara of New York, NY;  grandchildren Meaghan, Mikaela, Caroline, Sophia, Colleen, George, Lucy, Charlotte, Harry, Sarah, Christopher Jr., and Daniela Pedlow, and step-grandchildren Megan, Gabriele and Joseph Lenihan.   The family will receive friends on Friday, May 31 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 at 9:30 am on Saturday, June 1 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Westchester Hospital

Peter, Jane M. age 72, died Monday, November 11, 2013 at home in South Salem. Jane was born July 10, 1941 in New York, NY. She is the daughter of the late Clarence and Edna (Hawelka) Mead.

Jane received her Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut. She retired after a long career as a Social Worker employed in the Bronx by NYC Board Of Education.
Jane is survived by her son: Jonathan, his wife: Julie and the lights of her life her two grandchildren: Gus and Sage of Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Jane was a long time resident of South Salem. She was a dedicated supporter of The Lewisboro Library Fair, St. John’s Episcopal Parish as well as an avid nature lover and sailor.

Family will receive friends on Friday, November 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 16 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 82 Spring Street, South Salem, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to www.support.audubon.org or www.riverkeeper.org

Peters, Jean age 100, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at home in Lincolndale.  Mrs. Peters was born January 27, 1913 in Croton Falls, NY.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Angelina (Pol) Daros.  She married Ray Peters on July 4, 1936 and was predeceased by her husband, Ray on March 3, 2000. 
  Jean received her Nursing Degree from Grasslands Hospital, Valhalla, NY.  After raising her children, she served as an Infirmary Nurse at Lincoln Hall School for Boys.  Jean was known for her kind, calm demeanor and was loved by all who knew her.
Jean is survived by a son; Doug (Pauline) Peters; one daughter: Claire Peters (Dick Brerwer) and a son: Mike (Donna) Peters.  Cherished grandmother of 4 and great grandmother of 9.
   Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on February 1, 2013 at 11:30am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY.

Pettignano Gene , age 86, of Somers, NY died Monday, November 4, 2013 at Westchester Medical Center
Mr. Pettignano was born April 2, 1927 in Bronx, NY. He is the son of the late Calogero and the late Antoinette (DeMarco) Pettignano. He married Frances Lombardi.

He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was employed by Nationwide Insurance, Yonkers, NY as an agent.

He is survived by his wife: Frances(Lombardi) Pettignano , one daughter: Toni Aurigemma and one son: Robert Pettignano; ; he also has four grandchildren. son-in-law, Peter Aurigemma; daughter-in-law, Mary Pettignano; he also has four grandchildren: grandson, Christopher Aurigemma; grandson, Erik Aurigemma; grandson, Sean Aurigemma; granddaughter, Jessica Pettignano-Pizzuti.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 7 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 11:30 am on Friday, November 8 at St. Joseph’s R.C Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Fund 1860 19th St. N.W. Washington D.C. 20009 or
American Heart Association, PO.Box417005, Boston, MASS. 02241-7005
Or Charity of Your Choice

Petruzzi, Nicholas M. 60, of Amawalk, NYdied Friday, November 8, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.

Calling hours will be Sunday, November 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and Monday, November 11 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, November 12 at New St. Patrick’s RC Church, Yorktown, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights
Burial will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
St. Christopher’s Inn
Attn: Father Bill Drobach
P.O. Box 150 Garrison NY 10524.

Pinchbeck, Wanda Hanlin, 82, of Bethel, CT, widow of William I. Pinchbeck, died on January 27, 2013.  She was born to the late Harrison and Mary Myrtle Hanlin on January 27, 1931 in Derry, PA.
Mrs. Pinchbeck graduated from Derry High School.  Before moving to Bethel she lived in South Salem, NY for many years where she was a longtime volunteer for the South Salem Public Library and an active member of the South Salem Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Pinchbeck is survived by her daughter Deborah Garber and husband Peter, of Vero Beach, FL and Wilton, CT, her daughter Jane Scott and husband Edward, of Bethel, CT, her son John Pinchbeck of Norwalk, CT, and her six grandchildren, Edward Scott Jr., Lisa Scott, Pamela Garber, Emily Garber, Jeffrey Garber, and Kelly Pinchbeck.  She was predeceased by 3 brothers, Edward, Donald and Wilbert Hanlin, and 2 sisters, Stella Ament and Edith Ryan.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a graveside service at Bedford Union Cemetery, Bedford, NY on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT 06801 or to the First Congregational Church of Bethel, 46 Main St., Bethel CT 06801

Powell, Eileen D. age 92, of Bedford died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at home. Mrs. Powell was born August 17, 1921 in Canada. She is the daughter of the late Peter and the late Ethel (Crow) Drever. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Powell on 9/12/1991, her son Gary on 2/3/1997 and two sisters: Joy Barron and Doris Armstrong.

Eileen is survived by her loving daughter: Linda (Ron) Wilkenloh and four cherisher grandsons: Michael, Daniel, Kenneth and Brian.

Eileen was loved and admired by her family. She enjoyed and supported her grandson’s sports activities and received great pleasure from them. She belonged to the Bedford Farmers Club and the Bedford Riding Lanes Association.

Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, On the Village Green, Bedford, NY on Wednesday at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bedford Fire Department or the Bedford Presbyterian Church will be greatly appreciated.

Pronay, Jr., Cornelius J. “Neal” “Prunes”, 87, a lifelong resident of Katonah, NY died Monday, July 1, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount Kisco, NY. Neal was born April 26, 1926 in Mount Kisco.

He was a School Teacher in Granby, Colorado and the Herricks School District, New Hyde Park before his retirement. Neal was a dedicated member of the Katonah Fire Department for over 60 years and was the former President. He was an avid sports fan.

Neal is the Uncle of Janet Winthers (Dennis) of Katonah and Judy Weller (Thomas) of Patterson, NY. He is the cousin of Barbara Gullen (J. Waldie) of Waccabuc, NY, Lowell Becker of Maryland and is also survived by 5 grandnieces and nephews and was predeceased by his sister: Elizabeth Muckler.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 5 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. with the funeral service at 8:00pm. The Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Kisco on Saturday, July 6 at .10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Neal Pronay Scholarship Fund at the Katonah Fire Dept. 65 Bedford Rd, Katonah, NY 10536

Quinn, Anne (Nancy) 92, of North Salem passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Putnam Hospital. Mrs. Quinn was born in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, Ireland. She is the daughter of the late Patrick and the late Mary (Brennan) Gallagher. She was predeceased by her husband, Timothy Quinn, Sr.

Anne is survived by two sons: Martin (Carol) Quinn of Summerfield, NC, Timothy (Maritza) Quinn; Brewster, NY; four granddaughters: Kathleen, Karin, Tressan and Holly; two great grandchildren: Kristin and Dean.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 24 at 10am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY.

Reale Grace , age 101, of Katonah died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at home. Mrs. Reale was born February 8, 1912 in New York City. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie Deodato.

Grace is survived by two sons: Fred and Robert Reale; and a daughter: Nancy (Floyd) Brown. Cherished grandmother of 5 and great grandmother of 6.

Grace was a member of the Women’s Civic Club of Katonah. She

enjoyed playing piano and organ for over 90 years. She will be remembered as a friend to all.

Family will receive friends on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 2 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, NY.

Rogers, Joan Marie 81, went home to the Lord peacefully on Aug 15, 2013, the feast day of the Assumption of Mary. She was born Nov 5, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY, to Paul and Harriet Horgan. She graduated from Mary Louis Academy in 1948, and majored in physics at The College of New Rochelle. She moved from Bellerose, NY to Bedford, NY in 1967, onto Brookfield, CT in 1993, and finally to Pipersville, PA in 2010.

Joan was a dedicated math teacher for 41 years, during which most of her career was spent at Westlake High School in Thornwood, NY. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and started the church’s 55+ group. Previously, she had been very involved in the Brookfield Newcomers Group, and was a 4-H leader for 15 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, Charlie and Timmy.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Reimer of Doylestown, PA.; and her two grandchildren, Charlie Reimer and Timmy Reimer of Doylestown, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E Rogers and son, Paul Rogers.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Sunday from 2-4pm or 7-9pm at the Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am at St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford Village, NY. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joan Rogers’ Memorial Legacy Fund at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Suite 5, Doylestown, PA 18902

Ronelli, Maureen T. 69, of Yorktown Heights, NY died Monday, September 2, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.

She is survived by her husband: Robert J. Ronelli, one daughter: Barbara Robinson and one son: Alfred Ronelli.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 4 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 10:00 am on Thursday, September 5 at St .Patrick’s Stone Church, 188 Church Place, Yorktown Heights.

Private cremation will follow.

Rush, Sidney age 87, of Somers, NY died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Osborne Pavilion in Rye, NY. Sidney was born in Brooklyn, NY. He is the son of the late Jacob and the late Lena (Friedman) Rush. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Hollender Rush on 08/23/2012.

Sidney is survived by two sons: Andrew Rush of Scarsdale, NY and Michael Rush of McLean, VA.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Sharon Gardens, 273 Lakeview Ave., Valhalla, NY.

Russell, George Richard  passed away on February 5, 2013 surrounded by his family.  George was born in Newark, New Jersey on January 19, 1931 to George C. Russell and Mildred (nee Stiegler) Russell.  He was on active duty in the Army during the Korean War where he was a Radio Operator.  He was honorably discharged in 1956.  In 1960, he married Shirley Griffith.  They moved to Katonah and raised three sons. George graduated from NYU and the Parsons School of Design and had a successful career as an Art Director in the field of advertising for many years.  He created advertising and marketing campaigns for residential and commercial real estate developments at The Baker Companies from 1967 to 1999.   After his retirement in 1999, George continued to sketch and paint, much to the delight of his family and fellow artists at the Heritage Hills art group. George created scores of beautiful pencil sketches and still life oil paintings.  In addition to his wife of fifty-three years, George is survived by his sons, Andrew (Carolyn), David (Laureen), and Ian, and two cherished grandsons, Duncan and Charlie.

Frinds may visit on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 4-8 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah NY.  where the funeral service will begin at 7:30pm.
The Interment on Saturday will be private.

Due to expected inclement weather, the funeral arrangements for Mr. George Russell have been postponed to Sunday, Feb 10
The new times are:
Visiting hours at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY
on Sunday from 3-7 pm
with a prayer service at the funeral home at 6:30pm.

Rutigliano, Louis P. , 56, a life long resident of Mount Kisco died Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mr. Rutigliano was born May 14, 1957 in Mount Kisco, NY,the son of the late Louis and the late Margaret (Clinton) Rutigliano.

He is survived by his sister, Margaret and his nephew Steven

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 25 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 26 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.

Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco on Tuesday,

Sant, Frances age 85, of Goldens Bridge, NY died Sunday, April 7, 2013.
She is survived by her husband: Daniel Sant and two daughters: Annemarie Sant, &  Frances Sant.

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

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 10 at St. Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.

Burial will be in Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne on Wednesday, April 10 at .

Saunders, Osmond E. 90 of Somers, NY died Saturday, April 20, 2013. 

Osmond was a partner at Colahan-Saunders Printing Corp. of NYC.  He served in the Coast Guard during World War II

Osmond is survived by his wife of 64 years: Eileen (Lappin) Saunders; four children: Osmond E., Jr., Ronald T., Patricia Dishinger & Brian M. Saunders and four grandchildren:

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY from 2 to 4pm and from 7 to 9pm.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10am at   St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Phelps Hospice, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Seifert, Louise Winn a 52 year resident of Pound Ridge, died Saturday, June 1, in Virginia Beach, VA. She was married for 61 years to Randolph J. “Randy” Seifert, who predeceased her in 2002. Shortly following her husband’s death, she moved from Pound Ridge to Virginia, where she resided until her death. She passed peacefully in her sleep and was 97 years old.
Mrs. Seifert was known for her commitment to her family, faith and community. She will be remembered fondly for her gentle manner and gracious southern hospitality. A librarian, she had a passion for reading and literature.
Mrs. Seifert was born on January 4, 1916 in Skipwith, Virginia and raised in nearby Clarksville. She graduated from Randolph Macon Women’s College in Virginia and Columbia Library School in New York City. Before attending Library School, she taught English in Boydton High School, Virginia for two years. After graduating from Library School, she worked for the New York Public Library for several years and was especially recognized there for her storytelling to children.
Louise married Randolph Seifert, an attorney who practiced law in New York City, on May 31, 1941 in her hometown of Clarksville, Virginia. They moved to Pound Ridge in 1951, where they both resided for over 50 years. Like her husband, she was very active in Church and community affairs. After raising her two sons, Randy and Bruce, Louise resumed her career as a children’s librarian with the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut. After her retirement, she was known for her volunteer work at the Northern Westchester Hospital Center as well as with other community and Church organizations.
Survivors include two sons, Randolph Winn Seifert of Huntington, NY and Bruce Mason Seifert of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchildren, Ashley Seifert, Ryan Seifert, Amanda Seifert, Karen Clune and Brian Seifert; and two great grandchildren, Benjamin and Andrew Seifert.
A viewing will take place on Thursday, June 6 from 6-8pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 7 at 11am at the Pound Ridge Community Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Pound Ridge Community Church, 3 Pound Ridge Road, Pound Ridge, 10576, Northern Westchester Hospital Center, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, 10549 or Habitat for Humanity, 524 Main Street, New Rochelle, 10801.

Stroffolino, Donald M. 87, a lifelong resident of Bedford Hills, NY died Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Donald was born June 26, 1926 to George and Edith (Vogler) Stroffolino.

He was a graduate of Bedford Hills HS and worked a Teamster for many years. He was a US Navy veteran serving during WWII and was a member of the Bedford Hills Volunteer Fire Dept and the American Legion. He was an avid motorcyclist.

Donald is the beloved father of Janet Roswell, Marcia Coogan, Randy, Nancy Mazza and Donald P.. Grandfather of 9 and great grandfather of 4. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Ruth Noe and his son, Gary.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, October 26 at Katonah United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Bedford Union Cemetery.

Please remember the Bedford Hills FD As you remember our father.

Sullivan, Joseph P. age 88, of Beach Lake, PA died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Wayne Memorial Hospital of Honesdale, PA. Mr. Sullivan was born July 23, 1924 in New York, NY. He is the son of the late Joseph P. and the late Catherine (Nicholls) Sullivan.

Joseph served in the Navy during World War II from 03/27/1943 to 12/7/1945. He was employed as a Master Plumber.

Joseph is survived by two daughters: Morgan Sullivan-Walsh of Waccabuc, NY, Dorian Sullivan-Hvisch of Brewster, NY and one son: Brian Sullivan of Beach Lake, PA.

Family will receive friends on Friday, June 14 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 15 at St. Patricks RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY. Cremation will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery Association, Hartsdale, NY.

Sussman, Sidney age 91, of Somers, NY formerly of New Rochelle and Briarcliff Manor died Sunday, December 29.
Devoted husband of Dorothy for 68 years. Father of Burton of Boca Raton, FL and Michael of Brewster, NY. Father-in-law of Nancy and Emily. Grandfather of five and great grandfather of four.

Sidney served in the US Air Force in WWII 1942-1945. He was sent back to the states after 2 years overseas when his younger brother, Burton, 18, was killed and his older brother, Norman, was severely wounded. Retired Westchester business man, Stanley Stores, Inc and Care, Inc.

He was the foundation of our family, our rock, and we thank him for his love and his strong sense of responsibility. We mourn our loss.

Arrangement by Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.


Swatovy, Elizabeth A., (Betty/Liz) age 65, of West Palm Beach, FL died at home on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.  Betty was born April 17, 1947 in Yonkers, NY.  She is the daughter of the late Frank (Honey) and Elizabeth (Lillie) B. (Phalen) Swatovy, who she cared for very devotedly especially in their final years.

She was retired but had been employed for many years as a Fashion Buyer in the retail clothing industry.  She had recently moved to Florida and was kept very busy with do it yourself projects around her new home.

Betty is survived by her dear cousins, Jane T. Bizzarro and Valerie Bizzarro; her long time friend and companion Elizabeth Duckman and three cherished godsons: James Vincent Bizzarro, John Tucker and Josh Plisinski.  Her greatest joy was spending time with the many loving family and friends she visited throughout the world.

Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 7 to 9pm and Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:00am at St. Mary of The Assumption R C Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY

Taylor, Robert C. “Bob”, a longtime resident of Somers, NY and beloved husband and father of six children, passed away peacefully on November 1. He was 82.

Bob is survived by Anne, his wife of over 50 years; his children; Robert, Katherine, Richard, John, Karen and Chris; his grandchildren: Robert, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Eric, Michael, Michelle, Benjamin, Anne and Madeline; and his great grandchildren: Maximillian and Mikaela. With a Ph. D. in chemistry, he was a strong believer in the value of education and instilled that belief in his family.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 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 celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 6 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers.

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

Tomasulo, Mary Julia, age 91 of Somers, NY, peacefully passed away Saturday, November 2 with her beloved husband, Louis, by her side at Somers Manor. She was the daughter of Julia and Michaelangelo DeSantis of Bari, Italy.

Having begun their adventure of 67 years in Brooklyn, NY, Mary and Louis moved to Valley Stream, NY to create a loving home for their two children, Susan and Robert. Their journey brought them to Somers where they became devoted members of St. Joseph’s Parish in Croton Falls. Mary generously shared her love for cooking, travel, Italian culture and language, religion, sewing and mastery of word games with everyone she met. Her devotion to her husband and family was unfailing.

Mary was predeceased by her son, Robert and is survived by her husband, Louis of Somers, NY, her daughter Susan Walker and her son-in-law John of Fairfield, CT, her sister Catherine Piliero of Raleigh, NC and her three granddaughters, Kristin Walker of Boston, MA, Michelle Ronan of Norwood, MA and Elizabeth Walker of Stamford, CT and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 6 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Thursday, November 7 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Ave.,17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601 or www.alz.org. Please designate ‘Research.’

Turci, Paul age 87, of New Canaan, CT died Sunday, December 1, 2013 in Darien, CT. Mr. Turci was born in Molfetta, Itay, the son of the late Giuseppe and the late Maddalena (Mezzina) Turci. He immigrated to Bedford, NY. He raised his family and lived most of his life in Baldwin, NY. He was employed by Air France Airline in the Accounting Department.

Paul was predeceased by his sister: Anna Turci Minutillo.

Paul is survived by his beloved wife: Teresa and their loving three children: Madeline Turci Schau (Andrew Schau), Joseph Turci (Barbara Turci) and Orietta Turci Tringali (Joseph Tringali). He is the devoted grandfather of six granchildren: Kristen Schau, Caroline Schau, Lauren Turci, Stephanie Turci, Gabriella Tringali and Alessandra Tringali.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 6 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 7 at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Route 22, Bedford Village, NY. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Paul Turci may be sent to: Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.
Contact Information:

Phone: 781-237-3800 Fax: 781-658-2399,
e-mail: donate@curealz.org

Taffler,Jonathan 54 of Wilton, CT passed away Friday, September 13, 2013 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Jon was born October 27, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Columbia University. He was the founder and President of Programmed Solutions and more recently President and Co-Founder of Spitfire Management.
Jon was a force of nature, he was a pilot, a flight instructor, avid sportsman, and he loved to travel. Jon developed software; he possessed a photographic memory, and had an insatiable curiosity about the world. He found wonder in every day and his enthusiasm for life was palpable.
Jon is survived by his loving daughters, Brooke and Lindsay, his parents Sy and Elaine, sister Robin and husband Dick Dougherty, and nephew Casey Dougherty. Jon is also survived by Randi Shamitz his former wife and loving mother to their children.
Jon’s life will be celebrated Thursday, September 19, 1:00-3:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405

Tompkins, Joan Marie Whalen 82, of Glenwood, NY, passed away on January 1, 2013, after a short illness.  Joan was born on September 20, 1930, to John J. Whalen and Margaret Nagle Whalen in Yonkers, NY.  Joan attended Sacred Heart High School before graduating from Blessed Sacrament High School in Yonkers. 

Joan and her devoted husband, William L. Tompkins (deceased), also from Yonkers, were married in Yonkers on June 23, 1954.  Together they raised their six children, all of whom survive them, and include:  Mary (William) Saunders of Charlottesville, VA; Ellen (Doug) Thibodo of Minneapolis, MN; William (Valerie) Tompkins of Bronxville, NY; Noreen (Steve) Rollins of Glenwood, NY; John (Sharon) Tompkins of Basking Ridge, NJ; and Eileen Tompkins of San Francisco, CA.  Bill and Joan also have eleven loving grandchildren who will miss their grandparents every day, and are the proud great grandparents of three great grandchildren, plus a fourth on the way. 

Joan had three sisters with whom she was very close, including Catherine “Kay” Whalen Houlihan of Hartsdale, NY; Margaret “Margie” Whalen Hermann of Hartsdale, NY, and Mary “Honey” Whalen Dahlgren of White Plains, NY.  She also had a brother, John Whalen of Liberty, NY; she has a very large number of Irish Catholic nieces and nephews, too many to count, who will warmly remember their Aunt Joan.

Joan fully devoted her life to being a loving wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother and friend.  She was known for her easy laugh, the twinkle in her eye and her quick wit.  She was an avid fan of her New York Yankees and New York Rangers, and vocally participated with each game to the full limit of the law. 

Calling hours will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home at 4 Woods Bridge Road in Katonah, NY, on Sunday, January 6, 2012, from 2 PM to 4 PM.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s at 10 Croton Falls Road in Croton Falls, NY on January 7, 2013 at 10 AM. Interment will follow at St Joseph Cemetery.

Ullrich, Walter A. Jr. 78, of Katonah, NY died peacefully at home surrounded by family,on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Mr. Ullrich was born in Danbury, CT on Feb 25, 1935, the son of Walter and Suzanna Ullrich.
He was a graduate of Iona Preparatory School and Villanova University and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1955 to 1958. After graduation he worked in the electronics industry and in1972 founded Multiplier Industries Corp. which he owned until his retirement in 2006.
Mr. Ullrich was a member of Winged Foot Golf Club since 1964.
He is survived by his beloved wife: Elaine ; and daughter Suzanne (Jason) Gardiner of Marietta, GA and grandchildren Jennifer, Stephanie and Julian.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 29 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 at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 30 at St. Patricks RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY
Burial will follow at Wooster Cemetery, Danbury
Memorial Contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…C/O Jane Weyl,633 Third Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10017 

Van Nuys, Peter, 74, a 23 year resident of Bedford, N.Y. died at home on December 13, 2013.
Peter was born June 19, 1939 in New York City the son of Francis Van Nuys and Anne Georgina Chute. He was a graduate of The Hill School in Pottstown, PA, Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and Harvard Law School.
Peter was an attorney on Park Ave. with the firm of Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin and Hosinski LLP and was a member of The American Bar Association and The New York State Bar Association. He will be remembered for his love of life, sense of humor and his devotion to his family and others.
Peter is survived by his wife Helena Van Nuys, his daughters: Alexandra Van Nuys, of Yorktown Heights, NY and Kristina Van Nuys and her husband, Ricky Rodriguez of Austin, TX, his grandsons: Hudson Van Nuys and Quinn Peter Van Nuys, both of Austin, TX, his brother: Francis Van Nuys and his wife Betty of Fairfax, VA, his niece: Susan Van Nuys of Reston, VA and his nephew: Peter Van Nuys of Irving, TX.
The Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2pm at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the church Fellowship Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Disabled and Alone Life Services for the Handicapped, Inc.; 1440 Broadway, 23rd Floor, N.Y., NY 10018-2326 Phone: (212) 532-6740 Fax: (212) 532-6740 http://www.disabledandalone.org/

Varley, Heather R., 75, a resident of Bedford, NY for 45 years, died Tuesday, November 26, 2013. She was born November 17, 1938.

A graduate of Brown University, she was a manager for Lakeover Country Club, Bedford, NY.

Heather is survived by her husband: Martin F. Varley, her daughters: Elizabeth Joseph of Hopkinton, MA; Alison Vallabhaneni of Pomona, NY and Pamela Molino. She is the grandmother of Emma and Matthew Joseph of Hopkinton, MA and Lauren Vallabhaneni of Pomona, NY

Services and interment were private.

Wald, Arnold M., MD age 89, a 30 year resident of Bedford, NY died on October 21, 2013. Dr. Wald was a Radiation Oncologist and was the Co-founder and Director of Rye Radiology for over 30 years and was Chairman Emeritus of the Cancer Support Team of Westchester which he co-founded in 1978 and was a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight of New England.

Dr. Wald was a graduate of the Townsend Harris High School in NYC and he received his BA and MD from the NYU College of Medicine. He served in both the US Army (1943 to 1946) and the US Navy (1949-1951). While in the Navy he attained the rank of Lieutenant and for one year he was the Senior Medical Officer on a destroyer. He served one year in the USNH in St Albans, NY.

Dr. Wald is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Elizabeth (O’Connor) Wald. He is the loving father of Catherine, Adrienne, Richard, Lois, Dan, David and Elizabeth and is the step father of MaryBeth, Kathleen, Richard and Thomas. He is the grandfather of eight and step grandfather of eight. He is the brother of Franklin Wald, M.D. and he is also survived by three nieces.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Wed , Oct 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The graveside service will be on Thurs. at 11:00 am at The Middle Patent Cemetery, Banksville, NY
In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to The Cancer Support Team, www.cancersupportteam.com

Wall, Thomas Francis, 83, of Somers, NY, former resident of New Hyde Park, NY, passed away on May 16, 2013.

Tom was a sales executive in the graphic arts industry. He served in the U.S. Navy, a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed golfing but mostly spending time with his family.

Tom was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Alice Wall. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Wall, formerly Kathleen Flaherty, whom he married on March 29, 2008; two sons, Thomas and his wife, Dianne; Martin and his wife, Cindy and a daughter, Mary and her husband, Thomas FitzGerald. Tom is also survived by five grandchildren, Ryan, Brendan, Katie, Shannon and Sean.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s RC Church in Croton Falls, NY on Monday, May 20 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY

Zeni, Dana A. Giuliano died Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, December 30 at St .Patrick’s RC Church, Yorktown, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Dana may be sent to:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, telephone 1-800-822-6344, Email: donors@stjude.org