Aarts, Jeffrey W. , 59 years, died August 7, 2014.
Karen, Michael and Peter invite you to attend the wake for Jeffrey Aarts on Monday, August 11 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY. The Funeral Service will be held at the Pound Ridge Community Church, 3 Pound Ridge Rd, Pound Ridge, NY on Tuesday, August 12 at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Pound Ridge Cemetery.
 Following the interment, Karen, Michael and Peter welcome you to their home at: 34 Ebenezer Lane, Pound Ridge, NY for a light lunch and to celebrate the life of Jeffrey.
 In lieu of flowers, to honor Jeffrey’s love of tennis, children and teaching, a special fund in Jeffrey’s name is being established through Danbury Grassroots Tennis and Enrichment. Donations can be sent to Danbury Grassroots Tennis and Enrichment, PO Box 2912, Danbury, CT 06813.

Adams, Daniel K.  age 60, of Katonah died Friday, October 17, 2014.  Daniel was born June 6, 1954 in Mt. Kisco, NY.  He is the son of the late John and Barbara Adams.

Daniel was a member of the Katonah Fire Department and worked as an Electrician for the Bedford Central School District.  He enjoyed raising Brittany Spaniels.

Daniel is survived by his sisters: Nancy Adams and Jill Ann Holland; a brother: Donald and three nephews and a niece.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 20, 2014 at St. Mary Church, Katonah, NY.  Interment will follow at All Souls Cemetery, Pleasantville, NY.

Antoniuk, Alexander 93 passed away on February 10, 2014 surrounded by his loved ones. Alexander was a veteran and served in the Army in WW II. He worked for the Town of Bedford Highway Department for over 30 years. Alexander is survived by his wife of 55 years Tania, their son Alan his wife Bonnie, his grandchildren Krystal and Alex, and his extended family of grandchildren Lainie and Ricky and his wife Alexandra and 6 great grandchildren. He will be deeply missed but his love and spirit will continue to be the glue that binds our family together. The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah NY on Friday February 14th from 2-4 pm and 7-9pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday February 15 at 10 am. Internment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mt. Kisco NY.

Antoniuk, William Jr., age 73, of Goldens Bridge, NY died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at home

Mr. Antoniuk was born August 20, 1940 in Mount Kisco, NY. He is the son of the late William Sr. and the late Mae (Bryson) Antoniuk,

He was employed by Katonah Fire Department, Katonah, NY as a Dispatcher And in Maintenance.
Bill will be remembered for being a long time member of the community and an avid cook. He was a dedicated member of his family.

He is survived by his brothers Paul and his wife Jean Antoniuk of Katonah and Andrew Antoniuk of Maine and his sister: Judy Byrne of Goldens Bridge. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. ;

Calling hours were on Monday, February 10 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 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 11 at St.Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.

Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers.

Apgar, Jillanne, of Somers, N.Y. and Madison, CT. died at home, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 24 after a long illness. She was 80.

Jillanne was born in White Plains, N.Y. to Charles Demmon and Ethel Whyte Demmon, she moved to Scarsdale, N.Y. in early childhood.

After high school graduation, she attended Centenary College for Women in Hackettstown N.J. and graduated from the Traphagen School of Fashion Design in NYC.

In 1955, Jillanne married her high school sweetheart and best friend, Richard C. Apgar. Later they moved to Hawthorne N.Y. where they raised their four children and where Jill was instrumental in starting the school library at Holy Rosary School, also in Hawthorne. Jillanne worked part time at Nestlé’s in White Plains N.Y. and Readers Digest in Chappaqua, N.Y. but mostly was a stay at home mom.

As their children grew up, they moved on to Somers, N.Y. where they then purchased Mill River Supply where she was President and co-owner.   Jillanne was also the co-owner of two more businesses, Apgar Sales Company in Danbury, Ct. and Metro Turf Specialists in Brookfield, Ct.

Jillanne is best known for her generous, honest and kind nature. She was the happiest with her house full of kids. Her own, her grandchildren and at any given time, all of their friends.

Jillanne is survived by her husband and lifelong best friend, Rick along with their four children. Keith (Sharon) of Bethlehem, Ct,  Victoria Stahl (Michael Phillips) of Tucson, Arizona, Scott Apgar (Jackie) of Ridgefield, Ct and Lee Apgar Von Elm of Somers, N.Y.

Also surviving is her beloved dachshund Kaiser, 13 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Caroline Apgar of New Haven, Ct, Kimi Apgar of Danbury, Ct, Stuart Jillson of Bethlehem, Ct, Jeff Stahl (Melissa) of New Haven, Ct, Chris Stahl (Taryn)of Norfolk, VA, Jeffrey May-Stahl and his son Kellen, of Tucson, AZ, JJ Stahl lV of Killingworth, CT, Olivia Sandreuter (Danny) of Newfane, Vermont, Richard and Todd Apgar of Ridgefield, CT, Frankie Von Elm III (Teena), and his daughter Julianna Garvin of Somers, N.Y., Kyle, Cody. Lulu and Chelsea Von Elm also of Somers, N.Y.

Predeceasing Jillanne was a grandchild, Brandon Cole Von Elm and a great grandchild, Julian Sandreuter.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 26th and Monday Oct 27th 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 on October 28th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589. Private cremation will follow.

Flowers gratefully accepted. Memorial contributions may be made to American SIDS Institute, 528 Raven Way, Naples, FL 34110 www.sids.org or

Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532 www.rosaryhillhome.org

Austin, Ruth L. , 90, of Katonah, NY, formerly of Cinnaminson, NJ fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, August 22, 2014 peacefully at home.

She is the daughter of the late Paul C. Yearwood and Irene R. Yearwood (nee Rapp).  Adored by her late husband, Matthew Smith Austin, II.  Loving mother of daughter, Paula VanDerlyn & husband Jim of Katonah, NY, son, Robert W. Fischer & wife Nancy of FL, daughter, Ruth Ann Pavlik & husband Greg of CA, daughter, Sarah J. Reichelt & husband Gerry of NH, and was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth I Hober (nee Fischer) and a son, Matthew Smith Austin, III of NJ.  Ruth is the beloved grandmother (‘Nana”) to nine grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, four step-great grandchildren and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.  She is the devoted sister to the late Helen Darby and Nona Poole, both of Philadelphia, PA.

Ruth was a long time member of the Cinnaminson Baptist Church, Cinnaminson, NJ and attended Bedford Community Church, Bedford Hills, NY.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 30 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Bedford Community Church, 160 Bedford Center Road, Bedford Hills, NY.  The funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the Church.

In Memoriums may be made to Hospice Care of Westchester & Putman, 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Avianca, Frank Sardo age 77, of Somers, NY passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Frank was a loving husband to Connie; a devoted stepfather to David and Diana; an adoring grandfather (“Papa Frank”) to Paul, Anthony, Laura and Nina and the loving great grandfather to Sofia.

Frank was born in Brooklyn and lived in California, London and New York. Frank was a singer, entertainer, actor, producer and director. He enjoyed life to its fullest with no regrets.

Full of charm and rich with laughter and song; the world was his stage, he will forever be in our hearts.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 2-5 and 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 3 at 10 am at St. Joseph Church, Somers, NY.

Baehr Jr., Ernest (Ted), a long-time resident of Briarcliff Manor, Pleasantville and Somers, NY, died peacefully on Oct. 17, just weeks after celebrating his 104th birth day with three generations of family and friends at Salem Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Purdy’s, NY.
An intensely private man who also enjoyed performing for an audience, he “rose to the occasion” despite the effects of his advancing years, greeting people by name, wearing the red and gold crown first given to him on his 100th birthday four years earlier, holding his 14-month-old great-grandson on his lap and making the wry jokes that were his brand of humor.
Born in New York City on Sept. 7, 1910, Ted was the only child of Ernest Baehr and Louisa Torres. His father had grown up in Duisburg, Germany and his mother, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ted grew up in Manhattan, graduating from Stuyvesant High School and attending New York University, where he studied civil engineering. Ted spent nearly 50 years as a sales executive in the construction industry.
Ted married Aleda Van Gils of Mahopac, NY in 1939. They moved to Briarcliff in 1948, where he served as a volunteer fireman, joined a local amateur theater company and also became an avid motorcyclist. After their three children graduated from college, they moved to neighboring Pleasantville, NY.
After his wife of 46 years died in 1985, he befriended Roberta Bengelsdorf, also a resident of Pleasantville. The friendship between the two recently widowed spouses blossomed into a strong and loving mutual companionship that lasted almost three decades until his death. They lived first in Pleasantville and later at the Heritage Hills, Somers, NY.
He leaves, in addition to Roberta and her family, his three children, Guy of Luperon, Dominican Republic, Van of Santa Fe, NM and Karla of Newton, MA, and her spouse, Ann Dinsmoor. Ted also leaves two grandchildren, Amber West of Albuquerque, NM and Vanessa Baehr, and her son – Ted’s great grandchild – James Valdez Moore, and her fiancé, Peter Moore, all of Hudson, NY.
A Memorial Celebration of Ted’s life will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Briarcliff Volunteer Fire Department, 1111 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510.

Baldwin, Alexander Taylor  Jr., age 87, of Stamford, CT died Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mr. Baldwin was born July 12, 1927 in New York, NY.

He is survived by his wife: Joan (Morgan) Baldwin; and daughters Brooke Baldwin DeGrazia and Nina Cole

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am on Monday, September 22 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 382 Cantitoe Street, Box 293, Bedford, NY

Burial will be Private

Batti-gerardBatti, Gerard V., 73, of Naples, FL and Austerlitz, NY, formerly of Bedford, NY, passed away suddenly on August 22. Gerard was born to Nancy Leto and James Batti in the Bronx.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis of 50 years and his 3 children; Lisa Muoio and her husband Frank, Dr. James Batti and his wife Holly, and Alaina Pratley and her husband Preston. He also has 6 grandchildren: Michael, Kevin, Noelle, Julia, Jack, and Luke. He is also survived by a brother, James Batti, Jr and his wife Rosemary of Wyckoff, NJ. Gerard will be dearly missed.
Gerard worked for UMEX Company in Greenwich, CT, a division of Unilever for 27 years with the last 17 years serving as President. During his retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and spending time with his loving family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Monday, August 25 from 5:00-9:00pm 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, August 26 at St. Michael the Archangel RC Church, 469 North Street, Greenwich, CT. Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Greenwich.
Contributions in his memory may be made to The Cancer and Wellness Center, Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 E Main St, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Beauchea, Peter A. , age 85, of Bedford Hills died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Northern Westchester Hospital. Pete was born June 20, 1929 in White Plains, NY. He is the son of the late Edwin and Mary (Collins) Beauchea. Pete was predeceased by his wife, Marion Beauchea on July 4, 1994. He proudly served in the US Navy.

Pete retired from the Forestry Department for the City Of White Plains after 25 years of service. Followed by 10 years of employment at Mangione Construction, Katonah, NY.

Pete is survived by three loving daughters: Dona Beauchea of Ohio, Mindy (Frank) Fiumara of Bedford Hills, NY and Debra (Drew) Fisher of Brewster, NY; four cherished grandchildren: Jason, Douglas (Kelley), Jessica (Michael), Diana and a precious great-grandson: Keegan.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 25 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 26 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society.

Beranger, Priscilla A. age 72, of Bedford Hills died Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Middletown, NY. Mrs. Beranger was born September 28, 1941 in New York, NY. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline (Mazzurco) Rizzo. Priscilla was pre-deceased by her husband, Robert, Sr. in 1996, her son, Joseph in 2007 and her sister, Nancy Lacoparra in 1983. She retired in 2007 from Ferolie Corp., Montvale, NJ.

Priscilla is survived by her devoted son: Robert (Patricia) Beranger of Middletown, NY, cherished grandmother of: Nicole, Krista, Chloe, Robert, Joseph and Jack; dear mother-in-law of Dawne (Engberg) Beranger of Pleasantville, NY.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 21 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Wednesday, January 22 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Church, 89 Union Street, Montgomery, NY, at 10:00am Saturday, January 25, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Knights of Columbus, Reverend Richard Joyce Council #2270, P.O. Box 231, Montgomery, NY 12549.

Blaney, Louise (nee Zima) age 99, April 20, 1914-January 5, 2014, formerly of Brooklyn, NY. Beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Blaney and brothers: Frank and John Zima. Louise is survived by her son, Thomas F. Blaney and daughter-in-law, Nancy Kelly Blaney of Katonah, NY; and grandchildren: Briana, Thomas and Sean Blaney.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:45 am on Friday, January 10 at St. Anselms Church, 82nd Street and 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 832 South Broadway, The Wish House, Tarrytown, NY 10591 914-478-9474.

Lucas, Warren Bloomer, 90, of North Salem, NY passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014.  Warren was born in Brooklyn New York on March 8, 1924 to Kathryn Bloomer Lucas and Malcolm Slade Lucas.  He was the youngest of three children (Malcolm Lucas and Beryl Lucas Humburg).   Warren grew up on Bloomer Road in North Salem, NY.  He enjoyed his childhood on his family’s summer resort on Peach Lake at Bloomerside called Pehquenakonck Country Club where he kept a summer residence.

Warren was an avid golfer and swimmer and learned how to snow ski on the Bloomerside golf course.  Warren attended North Salem schools and at the age of 19 volunteered for the 10th Mountain Division (Alpine Ski troops).   He trained in Camp Hale and in 1945 was deployed to the Italian Apennines where he was wounded and spent the two years in Valley Forge Hospital.  Warren was Postmaster of North Salem for over thirty years, President of the North Salem Historical Society, member of the North Salem Lions Club and along with his wife, Betty, a member of the  North Salem Improvement Society.

Warren is survived by his wife, Betty Hassett Lucas and his five children: Warren J. Lucas, Kathryn Lucas, Mary (Lucas) Cooper, Diana (Lucas) Hewlett and Thomas M. Lucas; by his eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Warren was a loving father and kind and gentle man and will be missed by all.

Warren will be waked at Clark Associates Funeral Home at 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah N.Y. on Monday, December 22, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Joseph’s Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.  Interment will follow at June Cemetery on June Road, North Salem, NY.

Boniello, Louis Peter , 56, died August 19, 2014, at Somers Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Somers, NY, following a long battle with Parkinson’s
Disease. Born in Woburn, MA, Mr. Boniello, a longtime resident of Somers, NY, and is the son of the late Chiarina and Luigi Boniello.

Mr. Boniello is survived by his loving family, Lynn (Hutton) Boniello and their two loving daughters, Cynthia (Boniello) Pascuzzi and Kimberly Boniello; son-in-law Robert Pascuzzi; son-in-law-to-be Matthew Petre; granddaughters, Eloise and Celine Pascuzzi; brothers, Ralph Boniello and Gerard Boniello; sisters, Linda (Boniello) Larsson and Diana (Boniello) DeMarco; large extended family; and close friends.

One of five children, Louie grew up on Boniello Drive in Mahopac, surrounded by a close knit community of family and friends. He attended Lakeland High School where he wrestled and played baseball. Lou was a star lefty known for his precise mechanics on the pitcher’s mound.

Upon graduating high school, Lou joined the family business where he worked alongside his brothers, cousins and best friends.

Baseball was a constant fixture in his life and the relationships he built on the ball-field were ones that withstood the test of time. Upon joining the ‘over 30’ league, alongside his closest childhood friends, he pitched every
Sunday of the season and made yearly trips to Cooperstown to take the mound at historic Double Day Field.

His passion for baseball was only surpassed by his passion for his family. A devoted father and husband, there was nothing that brought him more joy and pride than his ‘girls.’

The unwavering positivity, courage and strength in which he faced his penultimate struggle with Parkinson’s defied any and all expectations.

Lou will be most remembered for his magnetic personality and the instant and lasting impact he made on each and every person that crossed his path. This defining quality can only be described as magic.

Friends are invited to call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY, on Thursday, August 21 from 2-5 and 6-9 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 22 at 10 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Cremation will be private.

Donations in memory of Mr. Boniello may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org.

Bonomini, Louis Peter, 85, a 20 year resident of Somers, NY, died at home on October 9th.
He was born in NYC on April 27, 1929 to Charles and Domenica. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy in NYC and received his BS degree from Manhattan College.
Louis was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a Civil Engineer for DeFoe Corp in Mt. Vernon, NY for many years and a volunteer of the American Red Cross, VFW Post #8213 and the St Patrick’s Parish Seniors.
Louis is survived by his beloved wife: Helen, his loving daughters: Joan Partelow and her husband, David of Brewster and Laura Lang and her husband Peter of Burlington, VT. and his devoted grandchildren: D.J. and Dean Partelow and Callista and John Lang.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 12th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Monday, October 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 14th at 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s RC Church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights 10598. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.
Louis was an inspiration to all who knew him for his kindness, always lending a helping hand to those in need.
Contributions in his memory may be made to The American Red Cross www.redcross.org

Bridgham, Patricia age 72, of Somers died on February 21 at home surrounded by her family. Patricia was born and raised in White Plains, NY to the late Irene (Hanley) and John Jackson. She was employed as an office manager at the dental office of Dr. Kevin O’Connor. Patricia is survived by her husband Richard Bridgham Sr., three children, Cheryl (Rob) Wachtel , Eileen (Nick) Kounios, Richard Jr. (Debra) Bridgham, four grandchildren, Aidan & Liam Kounios, and Michael & Patrick Bridgham, and two brothers Bill (Eileen) Jackson and John (Gail) Wahlberg and many beloved nieces, nephew and cousins. A private family service is planned. Contributions to Patricia’s memory can be made to the Putnam Humane Society, Box 297 Carmel, NY 10512 – www.puthumane.org; or to Relay for Life of Somers under team name Bridgham Barr Believers – www.relayforlife.org/somersny.

Bronico, Loretta, 78, of Bedford Hills, NY died Friday, May 2, 2014 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center of Mount Kisco, NY.

Mrs. Bronico was born July 28, 1935 in Mt. Kisco, NY to Peter and Angela Panetta.

She was employed at Readers Digest and following, she was a secretary for Hartford Insurance in Mt. Kisco.

She is survived by her beloved husband: Louis Bronico ; her loving children: Cindy (Mario) Emiliani of Wethersfield, CT and Bob (Susan) of Bedford Hills. Devoted grandmother of Michael, Julia, Matthew, Danny and Nicholas and several nieces and nephews. Sister of Mary Graniero and Joseph (Ginny) Panetta.

Loretta tried to please all and was known for her baking, cooking and her beautiful green eyes.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 5 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 Tuesday, May 6 at St.Mary of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Katonah Womens Civic Club or the NY Presbyterian Weil Cornell Medical Center for Leukemia.

Cable, Arthur Wesley, Sr., 92, of Katonah, NY went to be with The Lord on Friday, June 20, 2014.
He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Corps in the 8th Air Force as a pilot of a B-24 Bomber.
He worked for International Paper in NYC for 45 years. Wes is survived by his beloved wife: Margaret (Winter) Cable, and his loving children: Wesley (Carol) Cable, Douglas Cable, John (Deborah) Cable, and
Margaret Suzanne (David) Cable and devoted Papa of Bill, Emily, Ashley, Chelsea and Trevor.
The graveside service will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 25 at Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please hug your family and do something nice for someone else.

Cable, Douglas Barrington, 56, of Brewster, NY, born and raised in Katonah, NY, was a lifelong resident of the area and passed suddenly on Friday, November 14. A man of many skills and jack of all trades. Longtime Facilities Operations Manager at CitiGroup’s Executive Planning Center in Armonk, NY. Doug leaves behind his loving son, Trevor Barrington Cable and many loving friends and family. Doug is also survived by his mother, Margaret Winter Cable of Katonah, siblings Wes Cable, Jr. of Birmingham, AL, John Cable of Endwell, NY, Suzanne Cable of Grand Marais, MN, former spouse Sue Bouton Cable of Brewster, NY and six neices, nephews and step children. Doug was predeceased by his father, Arthur Wesley Cable, Sr. of Katonah, NY. Everyone will miss Doug’s selfless love, mischievous grin and loyal friendship.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 18 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. A brief service will be held at 6:45PM at the Funeral Home. A cremation and future interment to follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Doug’s memory may be sent to The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986, www.wildcenter.org.

Cable, Ruth C. age 93, former 60 year resident of Katonah and currently of Croton-on-Hudson died on February 11, 2014 at Northern Westchester Hospital. Ruth was born March 12, 1920 in White Plains, NY and is the daughter of the late Sydney and Francis Fredericka (Cryer) Cable.

Ruth is survived by a brother, A. Wesley (Margaret) Cable, Sr., Katonah, NY, a niece, Barbara Duncan, Easton, PA and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, S. Warren Cable
A private family interment is scheduled. Arrangements by Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY

Campagna, Duncan , 77, of Lincolndale, NY passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY. He was born in Yonkers, NY on September 26, 1936 to the late Charles and Pauline (Hill) Campagna and attended Yonkers Schools
Duncan was a Bus Operator for over 30 years with the Yonkers Transit Corp. and Liberty Bus Lines. While living in Yonkers, he was a member of the Jefferson Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed many exciting fishing and hunting trips.
Duncan was the beloved husband of Audrey (nee Pauckert), whom he married at Sacred Heart Church, Yonkers on September 26, 1959. They would have been married 55 years this month. Duncan will be dearly missed by his loving daughter, Dawn Smith and her husband, William, of Harker Heights, Texas and his cherished grandchildren, Daniel and Jacob Smith. Grandpa loves and misses you. He was predeceased by his brother, Frank Campagna and sister, Esther Neils.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, September14 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The service will be held at 8:00 pm on Sunday, September 14 at the funeral home. A private cremation is scheduled.

Campbell, William Reason, 85, of Brewster, NY died Sunday, March 30, 2014.
Born in Wauseon, OH, son of Leila (Rockwood) and Reasin (Solomon) Campbell. He was a graduate of Harvard University and the author of the memoir: “Dead Man Walking, Teaching in a Maximum Security Prison” He is survived by his daughter: Sarah, his son: Morgan, his grandson: Ryan and His niece: Cynthia Shaughnessy. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 1 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
The funeral service will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 2 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers.

Canzoniero, James George age 89, of Somers, NY died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Somers Manor Nursing Home in Somers, NY.

He was born September 15, 1924 in The Bronx. He is the son of the late Michael John and the late Irene (Lista) Canzoniero.
James was a US Navy veteran of WWII.

Together with his brother, Joe, he owned and operated American Monuments/Rovelli Monuments in the Bronx and Danbury, CT for over 55 years.

James is survived by his son, Daniel James Canzoniero and his daughter Julia Canzoniero Tomasulo; his sister: Anna Nanna and he was predeceased by his wife, Josephine on Oct. 24, 1990 and his brother, Joseph Michael Canzoniero and his sister: Irene Theresa Fricker.

He is the grandfather of Sarah Canzoniero Blutter, James Milton Canzoniero, Robert Joseph Tomasulo and Joseph Peter Tomasulo III, step grandfather of Jay Michael Tomasulo and Dea Rose Tomasulo and great grandfather of Andrew Jay and James Anthony Tomasulo and Serena and Eliza Blutter.

Services and interment will be private.

Carpi, John Rosario, devoted father, husband and grandfather of Somers, NY, passed away peacefully at home on June 1 with his wife at his side. He was 86 years old.

He was born on November 17, 1927 in Bronx, NY, to Valerio Frank and Giovanna Carpi, who had immigrated to the United States from Italy.

John, or Sonny to his family and close friends, was many things to many people – from a colleague to a friend to a confidant to an uncle and brother. But mostly he was a father and a husband. He brought a quiet patience and smile to everything he did, whether celebrating birthdays with his children or maintaining the house.

John worked hard to achieve success for himself and his family. He sold lemons on the streets of the Bronx as a young boy and, with a knack for electronics, soon went into the electronics trade, cleaning and repairing parts. He found success with an early electronics company, the Bunker Ramo Corporation, and soon moved up to a management position.

He started his family in the South End of Hartford and soon took the risky but successful step of establishing his own business, a well-respected hearing aid dealership, in Hartford, West Hartford and Manchester, CT.

John dedicated himself to his family and friends. He was admired by all who knew him for generosity of character and willingness to lend a hand, ear and smile. And he was loved by his children who he took fishing, hiking, and skiing, though he himself did not ski. He took his family on adventures throughout his life and taught his children the art of living.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Angelina; his 3 children, John of New Canaan, CT, Anthony of New Canaan, CT, and Valerio, of Westport, CT; and his 8 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 4 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 AM at the Church of Saint Joseph, 95 Plumbrook Road, Somers, NY. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable donation in memory of John R. Carpi to The Sierra Club or The Nature Conservancy.

Chang, Robert Mai-Sien
On Thursday Feb. 27, 2014 Beloved husband of Emily and father of Spencer, Aubrey and Bobby died peacefully surrounded by his family. Robert owned a successful Video Production Company in NYC and CA for many years.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm Saturday, March 8th at South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring St., South Salem, NY. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to his children’s educational fund.

Ceriale, Joseph L. age 78, of Somers died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Putnam Hospital Center of Carmel, NY. Joseph was born in Brooklyn, NY and was employed as a Bank Regulator by U.S. Treasury Department.

Family will receive friends on Friday, March 7 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 Saturday, March 8 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Interment will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, NY.

Joan M. Courtney, age 91, formerly of Chatham, N.J. died Monday, November 24, 2014 in White Plains.  She was born October 20, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY.  She is the wife of the late Thomas J. Courtney and the daughter of the late Dominic P and Mary T. (McWilliams) Hunt. Joan graduated from Brooklyn College. She was

a longtime active member of Chatham’s St. Patrick’s Parish and the RCIA Program.  Among her many volunteer activities, Joan was a longtime volunteer at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J.  She was always ready with a meal and a

hug when a friend or neighbor was in need.

Joan is survived by two daughters: Deirdre Courtney-Batson of Katonah, NY; and Fara Courtney of Gloucester, MA. as well as her beloved grandchildren: James Patrick Batson and Courtney Ann Warren.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 29 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 29 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 177 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.  Private interment at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, NY.

Cornachio, Catherine, 90, passed away peacefully at her home in Somers, N.Y. on Christmas morning. She was deeply loved by her seven children Lynn, Bill, Sherry, Jack (who predeceased her), Joan, Donna and Chris; her 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Her husband, Bill, predeceased her in 1995. She is also survived by her brother Peter Gromacki.

Catherine embraced life fully. She was a lifelong learner: a daily reader of The New York Times, an avid bridge player, and an active parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church.

Everyone who met Catherine was touched by her warmth, beauty, graciousness and elegance.

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, N.Y., on Sunday, Dec. 28, from 4 – 7 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 95 Plum Brook Rd, Somers. Interment will be private.

Donations in Catherine’s memory may be made to the Maryknoll Sisters to whom she was devoted, www.maryknollsisters.org or PBS.org.

Cowan-VeldaCowan, Velda T. , age 82, of Somers , NY died Friday, September 5, 2014

Mrs. Cowan was born January 24, 1932 in Chicago, IL. She is the daughter of the late Harold and the late Hulda (Carlson) Tiarks.

She is survived by one daughter: Carey C. Garrity of Somers, NY and one son: Jeff Cowan of Linwood, NJ.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 11 from 11:00am to 12:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. With the funeral to be held 11:45 am at the funeral home.

 

Collins, Freda Mae age 91, a 62 year resident of Bedford Hills, NY departed this life on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 12:00 noon with her daughter, Janice and son-in-law-Eric by her side.

Mrs. Collins was born September 27, 1922 in Washington, DC. She is the daughter of the late Frederick and the late Carrie Mae Johnson. She was educated in Baltimore, MD at Douglas High School.
Freda was a Corrections Officer for Westfield State Correctional Facility, Bedford Hills, NY from 1954-1979 following 25 years of dedicated employment.

She was an active, longtime member of the St Francis AME Zion Church in Mt. Kisco, NY.

Freda loved to bake especially for the church bake sales. Every year her family looked forward to her delicious pumpkin-nut bread. Besides being a wonderful cook, Freda also had a great sense of style and humor and was known for her loyalty and love for her family and friends.

She was pre-deceased by her parents and her sister: Willette White, her brother: Robert Midgett, and her daughters: Barbara Jones and Jackie Richardson.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters: Janice Ownes (Eric Stiffler); Robin Smith (Eddie Smith) and one son: Daryl Collins (Judith Collins), also survived by 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren her best friend: Inez Jones and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 18 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Francis AME Zion Church, 3 Hillside Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY. The funeral will follow at 11:00 am at the Church with Rev. Earl Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Kisco.

Arrangements are through Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY
914-232-3033

Dall, Mary “Maureen”, a Golden’s Bridge resident for 46 years, died at the age of 82 on Tuesday, February 25, from breast cancer. Born in New Rochelle on May 8, 1931 to Cornelius and Margaret (Clossick) O’Leary, she was raised in Mamaroneck and attended Most Holy Trinity School. She married William Dall on November 23, 1962 who passed away August 1968.
Maureen was a graduate of Albany Teachers College.She worked in the typically male dominated field of Computer Science and Information Technology at such places as AT&T, NASA, International Paper Co., and before retiring as a Systems Analyst for the County of Westchester.
Maureen is survived by five children: William Dall, Patricia Melillo (Albert), Margaret Hampe, Catherine Gillen (John), Judith Brisson (Gregory); and four grandchildren: Sabrina, David, Colin and Jack.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 28 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, March 1 at Most Holy Trinity RC Church, 320 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 1011 First Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

D’Amico, Vera “Tookie” age 87, a resident of South Salem for over 50 years, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Northern Westchester Hospital of Mount Kisco, NY. Tookie was born September 24, 1926 in Jersey City, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Lewis and Jennie (Janitschek) Albrecht. Tookie was pre deceased by her husband, George J. D’Amico in 1989. Tookie was a graduate of Pratt Institute and a Commercial Artist.

Tookie is survived by two daughters: Chrisanne (Stephen) Hoyt of South Salem, NY and Gail Freeman; of Kingston, NY; two granddaughters: Amelia Laws and Megan Freeman and a great granddaughter, Audrey.

She will be missed by family and friends, especially the Rain Makers Book Club and her Aerobics Class of 30 years. A celebration of her life will take place in Spring. Memorial donations in memory of Tookie can be sent to American Diabetes Association.

Dickan, Therese A. “Terrie”, 77, of Brewster, NY formerly of Bedford Hills, NY died Friday, May 2, 2014 at Salem Hills Health Care Center in Purdys, NY.

She was a Court Clerk for the Town of Bedford and a Records Clerk for the Bedford Police Department for over 25 years.

Terrie is survived by her beloved husband: Edward G. Dickan and her loving sons, Edward, Jeffrey (Jennifer) and John (Laurie). She is the devoted grandmother of Rob, Ashley, Allison, Nicole and Jake, and is also survived by her brother, Frank Credendino.

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

The funeral will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 am on Monday, May 5. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Kisco.

Memorial contributions may be made to http://autismsocietymidsouth.org

Damon, Allan Lincoln of Somers, NY, died at his home on September 22, 2014 from complications of leukemia and MDS.  He was born the older of identical twins in Ware, MA in 1934.  His family moved to Springfield, MA where he ultimately graduated from Classical High School in 1952.  He earned his BA from his beloved Amherst College in 1956, followed by an MA from Colombia University in American History in 1958.  Allan then taught American History for 33 years at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY, retiring in June, 1991.  Upon retirement, he completed his Ph. D. in American History from Columbia in 1994 and spent many years as a trustee and treasurer of the National Council for History Education.  In addition, he was a researcher, writer, and contributing editor for American Heritage, and a contributing writer to The Dictionary of American Biography and to Scribner’s Encyclopedia of American Lives.

He is survived by Claire, his wife of 57 years, and their sons, Jeffrey (spouse Heather) and Jonathan (spouse Oswaldo) and two grandsons, Sam and Eric.  Family and friends mattered most to him, and he was fiercely loyal to them.  He was a voracious reader and an enthusiastic traveler, always happy to get to Maine, where the family spent time every summer.  He will be greatly missed.

He will be privately buried in Connecticut.  There will be a memorial service on September 27, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, 2880 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights.  In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam (vnahv.org) or Toys for Tots (toysfortots.org).

DiGiovanni, Louis A. 58, of Poughquag, formerly of Yonkers, NY died Friday, February 21, 2014 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.

He was born in Yonkers, the son of the late John and Jeanne DiGiovanni.

Louis is survived by his wife: Barbara DiGiovanni and his loving son, Christopher.

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

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 26 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY

Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.

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

Dolmatch, Rosalie  of Somers, NY

The funeral will be held 9:45 am on Sunday, September 7 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY

Burial will follow at Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla

Duffy, Marie A.  93, of Katonah died Monday, June 30, 2014 at Salem Hills Nursing Home, Purdys, NY. Mrs. Duffy was born February 8, 1921 in Bronx, NY. She is the daughter of the late Harry Sr. and Emily (Hemmer) Anderson. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Vincent A. Duffy on January 17, 1993 and her son, Kenneth on July 12, 2013.

She was a secretary at St. Mary’s High School. Katonah, John F. Kennedy High School, Somers and Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua N.Y.

Marie is survived by a loving daughter, Patricia (John) Sheeran of Danbury, CT and their children: Michael, Amy and Scott. A daughter-in-law, Heidi (Bauer) Duffy of Woodstock, Georgia and her children: Annie Price and Christopher Duffy.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am on Thursday, July 3 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY.

Duskin, Kenneth H.  age 85, of Katonah died Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Northern Westchester Hospital of Mount Kisco, NY.  Kenneth was born July 27, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY.  He is the son of the late Murray and Celia (Schafren) Duskin.

Kenneth was a Creative Director at Bozell Jacobs Kenyon & Eckhardt and Doyle Dane & Bernbach of NYC, NY.  He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Kenneth is survived by his wife: Irene (Ohnesorgen) Duskin , two daughters: Catherine (Stephen) Duskin Vernarelli and Victoria (Michael) Brennan, a son: Christopher Duskin and three grandchildren: Cole, Isabella and Ascher Brennan.

Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY from 9:30am to 10am on Friday November 14c.  A service will be held at the Funeral Home at 10am. Interment will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, NY

Emory, Eric Steuer age 88, of Katonah, NY, son of the late Henry and Ethel (Steuer) Epstein died April 12th. Mr. Emory is survived by his wife of 30 years: Linda (nee Rodgers); his children: David, Victoria, and Ellen (Michael) Hoffman and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Hoffman.

Mr. Emory was a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University School of Business and the author of “When To Sell Stocks”. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 17th at 12 Noon at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, 2 Odgen Road, Scarsdale, NY. Private interment to follow.

Episcopia,Vincent A. age 84, of Hartsdale, N.Y., died Tuesday June 17, 2014. He was born April 24, 1930 in New York, and was the son of the late Leonard and Cecelia Episcopia.

Vincent served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean conflict, and went on to a career in sales. An avid fan of classic films, Vincent also enjoyed a variety of sports and was a proud longtime fan of the New York Mets. He was a gifted storyteller and eager conversationalist. An animal lover, Vincent loved and cared for a variety of pets during his lifetime.

Most of all, Vincent loved his family, and is survived by his lifelong love Katherine, his children Jane Preston, Margaret Broad and Leonard Episcopia, as well as six beloved grandchildren, including Lindsay Crowder, Frank Castellucci, Christopher Broad, David Broad, Kaylee Broad, and Hannah Episcopia.

Family will receive friends at the Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, N.Y., on Friday, June 20, from 5:00-7:00 pm with a service at 6:00 pm. Funeral service will be at the same location on Saturday at 9:00 am.
Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y., on Saturday, June 21.

Eskenazi, Irving Leon 83, of Bedford, NY passed away peacefully from this world Jan 23, 2014 after a long illness. He was a rare, generous, wise, loving and devoted husband, father and friend. He is survived by his adoring wife, Marilyn Glass; his daughters, Loren and Diane; stepson Peter Michaels and his wife, Becky; grandchildren, Sheera, Katie and Claire. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, www.pcf.org.

Farina, Geraldine P., (nee Janowski) of Katonah, NY, passed away on Monday, December 15th at the age of 74.

Geraldine was born in Erie, Pa. and attended Mercyhurst College and she was passionate about golf and reading.

Geraldine was the devoted mother of Melissa Farina of Katonah, NY and James J.  (Eileen) Farina III of Somers, NY; she is the devoted grandmother of Jack, Madeline and Robert Concannon and Francesca, Claudia and James Farina.  She is also survived by three nephews.

Geraldine was predeceased by her beloved husband of 41 years, James J. Farina, Jr in 2003 and her son, Adam Farina in 1999.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Thursday from 4-7 pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Fri, Dec 19 at 10:00am at St. Mary of the Assumption RC Church, Katonah, NY.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at www.mskcc.org

Fallon, John A, 70, of Somers, NY, formerly from West Islip, passed away suddenly on Friday October 17, 2014.  Survived by his wife Dorothy, daughters Bridget Fallon and Kelly Krug (Stephen), grandchildren Stephen, Colin, Kaitlyn and Kristin, brother of Catherine Whelan (Frank), Thomas Fallon, and Patricia Lehman (Kevin), and many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Monday, October 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 21 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.

Farrell, Vincent dePaul  Jr., age 68, of South Salem, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at home.  Vincent was born November 13, 1946, in Bronx, NY. He is the son of the late Vincent dePaul and Marie (O’Neill) Farrell, Sr.

Vincent spent the majority of his career as a founding partner at Spears, Benzak, Saloman & Farrell (SBSF), of NYC, NY. SBSF was acquired by KeyCorp in 1995, after which he held various consultative investment officer positions at other firms.  He was a regular guest on the cable networks CNBC and Bloomberg, as well as other national print and broadcast media.

Prior to joining SBSF in 1982, Vincent spent nine years at Smith Barney, Inc. as a Vice President of Sales. From 1969 through 1974, he taught high school History and coached Varsity Football at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, NY
Vincent graduated from Princeton University in 1969 and received his M.B.A. from Iona College Graduate School of Business in 1972.

Vincent is survived by his wife of 45 years, Clotilde Bove Farrell; four children: Vincent dePaul Farrell III, Christopher Bove Farrell, Nina Clotilde Farrell, and Joseph Peter Farrell; daughters-in-law: Gretchen Farrell and Jillian Harris; two granddaughters: Lola Jane and Virginia; a sister: Patricia Farrell and a niece: Molly Savage.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 19 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.  A private cremation is scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Colon Cancer Allaince at: www.ccalliance.org/help_donate.html.

Fitzgerald, Helen Marie 93, of Bedford Hills, NY died September 23, 2014 at home.

Mrs. Fitzgerald was born May 10, 1921 in New York, NY. She is the daughter of the late James and the late Louise (Moore) Bannon.  Helen was predeceased by her husband Edward in 1989.

She was employed in the Bond Department at the Federal Reserve Bank, New York City.

Helen is the loving mother of eight children; James (Mary Ann); Mary (Jerry) Whitaker, William (Phyllis), Virginia (Peter) Smith, Thomas (Marianne), Eileen (David) Freedman, John (Nannette), and Margaret (Robert) Peter.  Cherished grandmother of 24 and great grandmother of 9.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, on Sat at 10am.

Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN www.stjude.org

Flynn, James Lawrence, 81, of Bedford, NY passed away on December 20, 2014.  He was born in Ballinspittle, County Cork, Ireland on September 21, 1933. He is survived by his loving wife Teresa, whom he married in 1966, and his children, Sean (Lisa Tathum) Deirdre (Robert Shepardson) and Maureen (Scott Asiel) and his grandchildren Aidan, Alexis, William, and Maeve Shepardson and Kathryn, Emma and Ryan Asiel. Brother of Margaret Flynn and he was predeceased by his brother, John.

Jim was the proud owner of Kelly Opticians in White Plains, NY for nearly 30 years, which he built into a thriving and successful business until he sold it in 2002.

Jim’s family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, New York from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, December 23rd.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on December 24th at St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford, NY, where he could be seen at mass most days. Interment will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne, New York http://www.rosaryhillhome.org/ or the American Lung Association of the Northeast http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/northeast/

Fontana, Louis D., 56, on Thursday, August 14, 2014 of a massive heart attack in Las Vegas, NV where he made his home. Louis was born and raised in Bedford Hills, NY.
Deeply loved son of Dionisio (Danny) Fontana and the late Phyllis (Porcano) Fontana. Cherished father of Louis and RJ Fontana, both of Florida. Beloved brother of Teresa Dorman of AZ and Danny Fontana of NYC. Survived by one niece, Holly DeRoche of AZ.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 22 from 5:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 23 at St. Mary of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum, Hartsdale. He was loved and will be deeply missed. May he rest in peace.

Fuchs, Joseph, 67, a lifelong resident of Katonah, NY died Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Joe served in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. He was a retired Police Officer for the Town of Bedford and also worked for Arroway Tractor in Katonah for over 20 years.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife: Karen and his loving children: Robert Fox (Cynthia) of Brewster, NY and Leslie Nuzzo (Peter) of Brewster, NY. Joe was the devoted grandfather of Christian and Serena Fox and Riley Nuzzo.

He is the brother-in-law of Donna and Jeff Carpenter and Patricia and Mike Cattuti and Barbara and Brian Prato. Also survived by 6 nieces and 1 nephew.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The funeral service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project. www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Gay, Frederick E. , born at home in Ridgefield CT on July 2, 1927, passed away early Sunday morning after fearlessly succumbing to
illness. Fred grew up in South Salem NY, living across from “his girl next door”, Alice, who later became his wife of 59 years and together made an ever growing family rich with tradition.  Just shy of celebrating their 60th anniversary in August 2008,  Alice passed away.  As his time grew shorter, he remained
content.  “I had a good run” he said, referring to all his accomplishments, including serving in the merchant marines at the helm of oil tankers sailing through the Gulf of Mexico, his career as an Arborist climbing trees, working a full career and retiring from the town of Lewisboro Highway Dept., then spending retirement working part time at Waccubuc Country Club and with his family.  In Fred’s youth, he enjoyed playing varsity football and his love of motorcycle riding never left his blood.  He played harmonica and accordion in a family band and also just recently with the senior citizens at Founders Hall.  He would play for anyone just to make them smile.  He could always be heard recounting his many life stories with family and friends.  Fred lives on through
his son Michael, his daughter Paula, and their spouses, Jan and Tony.  He had close In-laws including Margaret and Herb Norton and their family, also Fred’s brother Ralph and sister Evelyn, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins most still living in the area.  He felt blessed having lived to enjoy his 4 grandchildren grow up and give him  7 Great-Grandchildren from 9 months up to 18 years old.  Fred felt comforted in his final hours being surrounded by his family and knowing he was “going to be with Grandma again.”

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 3, 2104 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm.  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 4, at 11:00am at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Reynolds Cemetery, Cross River, NY.

Gibbons, Donald Gregory Jr., 54, of Wake Forest, NC died Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC. Donald was born in Astoria, NY and was a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Schneider Electric for the past 16 years.

Donald is survived by his wife of 31 years: Eileen Keane Gibbons; children: Krysten, Donald G. III, Amanda and Gael Gibbons all of Wake Forest, NC; grandchildren: Morgan Pollock and Colin Gibbons; parents: Donald G Gibbons, Sr. and Joan Patricola Gibbons of Somers, NY; brother, Robert Gibbons of Croton Falls, NY; sisters: Maureen Cole & husband Thomas of North Salem, NY and Karen Jahn & husband Richard of South Salem, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Monday, August 11 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY.

Giordano-olgaGIORDANO, Olga M. Palmer, 89 of Rockaway, NJ (formerly of Cresskill, NJ) passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Regency Grande Nursing Home in Dover, NJ.

She attended Julia Richmond H.S. in NYC and worked as a bi-lingual secretary.  After retirement she worked at the Cresskill Public Library.

Olga is survived by her husband Mario Giordano and her son, John and his daughter, Christine; her son, Lucian and his wife, Caro and their children Joanna and Victoria; her daughter, Ann; and by the surviving children of her late brother, Sebastian Palmer of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536 on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 7-9 pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:00 am.  The burial of cremains will follow at St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery, 20 Turk Hill Road, Brewster, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations in Olga’s memory may be made to:

Catholic Medical Mission Board, 10 W. 17th Street, New York, NY  10011.  www.CMMB.ORG

 

Goldfield, Phyllis 86, of Yorktown Heights, NY died Monday, April 28, 2014.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 1 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, May 1 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY with Rabbi Marcus L. Berstein officiating. Burial will follow in Sharon Gardens Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Ave, Valhalla on Thursday, May 1 at 1:00 pm.

Goodman, Jacob, 91, longtime resident of Heritage Hills in Somers, NY died on Oct. 25, 2014.

Mr. Goodman was born April 5, 1923 in New York City to Samuel and Henrietta (Eisen) Goodman.  He served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946.

Jacob graduated from City College in 1943, and received his JD from Harvard Law School in 1948. For over 40 years, he was known as Jacob Goodman, Attorney at Law, in New Rochelle, NY. In his later years, Jacob was known as a leader in Heritage Hills, and the surrounding community.

Jacob was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Goodman on Dec 21, 1997. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Alice Reo and his son the late Michael Goodman and his cherished granddaughter Emily Reo, his stepsons, Martin and Stephen Ehrlich, and their children, Alison, Jonathan, Timothy, David, and Laura.

Friends are invited to gather at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Tuesday, Oct 28 at 11:30am where the Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 12:00pm.

Interment will follow at Montefiore Cemetery, St. Albans, Queens, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591 www.vnahv.org

Gloria Gragnano, 88, of Somers, NY formerly of Washington Township, NJ died July 11, 2014. Beloved wife of 61 years of Edward Martin Gragnano; devoted mother of Alison Gragnano Cilia and the late Edward Gragnano; dear mother-in-law of Robert Cilia and adored grandmother of Juliette and Ava.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:30am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: www.childrenscancerfund.org.

Graniero, Della L., 84, a lifelong resident of Bedford Hills, NY, died on November 16th at home

Della was born in, Stuttgart, Arkansas to Joseph and Blanche Crandall.

She was a member of the Katonah Women’s Civic Club and the Red Hat Society.

Della is survived by her beloved husband: George Graniero;Sr. and her loving children: Michael (Lisa), George, Jr. (Peggy) and Douglas (Jennifer) Graniero. She is the devoted grandmother of Marc, Jeffrey and Sam and great grandmother of Audrey and she is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on November 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Funeral service will be on Thursday, November 20th at 11:00 am at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, 605 Millwood Road, Route 133, Mount Kisco, NY

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Kisco.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Susan G. Komen foundation at www.info-komen.org

Hagenah, Edwin John
June 4, 1934 – March 7, 2014

Edwin passed away with his loving family at his side peacefully, at home, after a long illness. He was born in Huntington Station, NY and resided in Somers for 48 years. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Edwin was married for 54 years to his beloved wife, Frances; loving father to daughter, Linda and Richard Lonergan; son, Edward and Theresa; dear grandfather (G.P.) to Kelsey Marie Hagenah, Kristen Elizabeth Hagenah, Kayla Pauline Lonergan, Erik John Hagenah and predeceased by his cherished granddaughter, Katelyn Frances Lonergan.

Services will remain private. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam. www.vnahv.org. Arrangements by Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

Hearn, John W. “Jack”, age 87, of Somers died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the VA Hospital at Castle Point, NY.  Jack was born February 17, 1927 in New York, NY, the oldest of the three children of the late John and Irene (Breheney) Hearn.

Jack was the son of a NYC Policeman, grandson of a NYC Board of Education Building Inspector and great-grandson of a NYC Fireman.

Jack served in the US Navy on the destroyer USS Otter during World War II from July 11, 1945 to Aug 11, 1946.  After the war, Jack went to work for his uncle, Frank Breheney at LaSalle Vending Company of NYC where he later served as President.

In 1949, Jack married his wife Theresa (Dickson).  After Theresa died in 1996, Jack moved from White Plains to Heritage Hills, Somers, NY.

Jack is survived by seven children: John Jr., Mary Ann, Andrew, Katherine, Thomas, Theresa, Margaret and seven grandchildren. His life was enhanced by his friendship with Christine, Virginia, and Joe.

Family will receive friends on Friday, October 17 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at St. Joseph Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

Jack Hearn’s wishes were that, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Wounded Warrior Project, (www.warriorproject.org ) a 501(c)(3) organization serving veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.

Henry, Edward R. age 83, of Somers, NY, formerly of Yonkers, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Edward was born in Yonkers on February 15, 1931 to the late Edward J. Henry and Frances Carroll. A graduate of Iona College, Ed was employed as an Accounting Manager at Western Union International/MCI and worked part-time at Yonkers Raceway. On September 29, 1956, he married Bernice M. Paulson.

Edward was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Bernice, and is survived by their five sons: Edward Jr. of Katonah, NY, Robert of Mahopac, NY, Kevin of Carmel, NY, David of Bangor, PA, and Brian of Briarcliff Manor, NY. He is also survived by four daughters-in-law: Carthy, Deborah, Kathy and Despina, as well as 10 cherished grandchildren: Tara, James, Krista, Carter, Elizabeth, Robert, Carra, Ceyla, Nicholas and Christiana. Ed was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, who shared his love of baseball with his family and friends. He will be remembered with deep love and will be greatly missed.

Family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Friday, March 14 from 2:00-4:00PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00AM on Saturday, March 15 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edward’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, at www.stjude.org.

Herbert, Mary Suzanne (Sue) 87, a Katonah, NY resident for over 40 years, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Bridgeport Hospital, CT, with her family at her side. Sue was born on June 25, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Ross Connelly and Gertrude Ferguson Connelly. In 1936, Sue moved to Briarcliff Manor, NY, where she met the love of her life, William P. Herbert. They were married in 1948 and on April 24th they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. Sue and Bill moved to Katonah in 1972. Sue was a devoted full-time wife and mother and she enjoyed the arts, reading, bridge, puzzles, gardening, making congo bars for her grandchildren and traveling. She was an active member of the Women’s Civic Club of Katonah until 2013, when she and Bill moved to Wilton, CT. Sue will be remembered for her boundless energy and optimism.

Sue was the devoted mother of William (Anne) of Ludlow, VT, Stephen (Suzanne) of Pound Ridge, NY, Sally Sorel (Daniel) of Vingt-Hanaps, France and Peter (Cindy) of New Canaan, CT. “Mema” was adored by her grandchildren, Adam, Jeremy, Celine, Guillaume, Jeannette, Ross, John, Dylan and Sabrina, and great-grandchildren, Tali, Asher, Eli and Gabriel, with another due in August.
Sue was predeceased by her brothers, Tom and Rob and is survived by sisters Mary (Monea), Carol (Davis) and Sharon (Weber).

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 9th at 3:00 pm at the Church of St. Mary of the Assumption, 117 Valley Road, Katonah. Following Mass, there will be a Celebration of Life at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Women’s Civic Club of Katonah, P.O. Box 122, Katonah, NY 10536.

Herzberg, Margaret Rose  (Maggie), age 84, of Yorktown Heights died Monday, November 3, 2014. Mrs. Herzberg was born in Wales. She is the daughter of the late John and Ellen (Jones) Slavin.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 5 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Thursday, November 6 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 held 10:00 am on Friday, November 7 at St. Patrick’s Stone Church, 188 Church Place, Yorktown Heights. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers NY

Hickey, Raymond F. 81, of Bedford, NY died Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Mr. Hickey was born August 1, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY.

Raymond worked and started his own Insurance Business, Hickey & Hickey, in NYC in 1957, relocating to Bedford in 1968. He retired after 50 years in 2001, leaving his two sons continuing the business today.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 60 years: Elizabeth (Kilcourse) Hickey; 5 children: Raymond F. Jr., Mary H. Palmerton, Brian J., Michael D., and Peter J. Hickey; and 16 grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, April 27 from 2-5PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 28 at 11AM at St. Patrick’s Church, Route 22, Bedford Village, NY. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Kisco, NY.

Jefferson, Devon Noble, October 25, 1993 – May 28, 2014.

A vivacious, smart, creative and artistic soul, Devon left our world all too soon and we grieve her loss deeply. A memorial service honoring her life will be held on Tuesday, June3, at 1:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 prior.

Devon is survived by her parents, Janice Christine Willding Kolb and husband John; and, William Jefferson and wife Kim Kalechstein, as well as siblings: Jack Phillip Thomas Jefferson, Carly Rachel Jefferson, Jane Nolting Kolb and Nathaniel Key Kolb IV. She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Georgia Muckleroy Willding and step-grandmother Audrey Kalechstein; her aunts and uncles: Karen Jefferson and husband Felix Hernandez; Theresa Diane Willding, Mary Kathryn Willding Carter and husband Rex; Elizabeth Elaine Willding Robbins and husband Daniel; and, Patricia Ann Willding Rhea Newton and husband Thomas (Chip), as well as cousins: Lauren Shekari, Rachel Robinson, Tom Robbins, Davis Rhea, Sarah Robbins, Carlos Hernandez, Antonio Hernandez and Elisa Hernandez. Devon is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Thomas Eugene Willding and her paternal grandparents, Elisa Rundle and husband Wright; and Charles Jefferson.
A graduate of North Salem High School, Devon distinguished herself as a gifted student and writer, earning a place on The North Salem Chapter of the National Honor Society. She was also a top student at the University at Albany, consistently making the Dean’s List while also serving as a residence assistant (RA). Known for her big heart and memorable smile, her many friends described her as “a remarkable person,” “beautiful inside and out” and “a friend to others when they felt alone.”

To honor Devon’s memory contributions should be made to the National Eating Disorders Association at www.nationaleatingdisorders.org or the Partnership at Drug Free.org at www.drugfree.org. Make your contribution as a memorial to Devon Noble Jefferson.

Johnson, Robert ‘Bob’, of Millwood, NY passed away at home on June 1, 2014 at the age of 86. He was born in New York on August 30, 1927 to Clara and Algot Johnson. He was raised in Brooklyn, where he attended Poly Prep Country Day School. He attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy, was a ship’s officer in the Merchant Marine and spent his professional career with the Smith & Johnson Shipping Company. He was a Life Member and former member of the Board of Governors of the Camp Fire Club of America in Chappaqua, and a founding director of the Camp Fire Conservation Fund.

Bob was an avid outdoorsman and an accomplished hunter. He will surely be remembered for his hunting enthusiasm and skill. He was one of a mere handful of hunters who were able to take trophies of all 29 species of North American big game. His happiest times were spending time outdoors, hunting, and enjoying the camaraderie of his hunting companions.

He leaves behind his wife Patricia of New Orleans and five nieces. He is predeceased by his sister Lois Johnson Avery and by his parents. A private memorial service is planned for July 12th at the Camp Fire Club of America.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Camp Fire Conservation Fund, c/o the Camp Fire Club of America, 230 Camp Fire Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514, would be appreciated.

Joyce, Bernard F., “Bernie,” 83, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2014 with his family by his side in Spring Lake, NJ. Bernie was born on July 8, 1930 in New York City to Mary (Kane) and James Joyce. He married his high school sweetheart, Veronica, “Vera,” (nee Fenty) in 1952. They enjoyed 62 years together while raising eight children in New Rochelle, NY and Briarcliff Manor, NY. They retired to Spring Lake, NJ.

Bernie was a graduate of Regis High School (‘48), Fordham University (’52) and Fordham Law School (’58). While working as an accountant, he attended night school and earned his JD from Fordham and an LLM in Taxation from NYU. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1952- 1954.

Bernie enjoyed a highly successful legal career at Emmet, Marvin and Martin, LLP, where he was the firm’s longest serving managing partner, holding this position from the 1960’s through 1989. He guided the firm through three decades of growth as it evolved from a family law practice to a modern financial services law firm.

Bernie embodied the Jesuit ideal of a life lived in the “service of others”. He served on the Board of Directors of several Catholic charities, including St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center and Nazareth Life Center. He was also honored to serve as a trustee of the George Link Jr. Foundation and the George Link Jr. Charitable Trust.

Bernie’s greatest joy was his family and he cherished the times spent with them in Spring Lake. He was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

Bernie is survived by his wife Vera, his eight children: Deborah Drake, Sharon Chichester, Veronica Topp, Colleen Joyce, Brian Joyce, Deirdre Glascott, Sean Joyce and Liam Joyce; their spouses and 22 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Sawyers, and his brothers, James and Thomas and was predeceased by his brothers, John, Michael and Vincent.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 7, 2014, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 10 am at St. Theresa’s Church, 1394 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY. Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions be made in his memory to Regis High School, www.regis.org.

KALKBRENNER, Leo H., 85, of Katonah on February 5, 2014 after a long illness. Beloved husband of the late Paula (D’Angelo) and the late Marilyn (Harmon). Loving father of Karl (Clara), John (Amy), Donna Gold (Fred), Diane D’Angelo, and Daria Rocco (Joseph) and pre deceased by his son, Eric. Cherished brother of William. Adored grandfather of eleven, great grandfather of three, and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY on Friday, February 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s RC Church, Katonah, NY, Saturday, February 8, 11:15 am. Internment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Greenburg, NY. Leo was a man of great faith and devotion to God. He will always be loved and missed dearly. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice in Leo’s name.

Keating, Thomas A. age 76, of Yorktown Heights died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Mount Sinai Hospital of NY.  Thomas was born June 12, 1938 in Yonkers, NY. He is the son of the late Raymond and Emma A. (Donachie) Keating.

Thomas retired after 49 years of service as a Large Systems Specialist at IBM, New York, NY.  Thomas was a Licensed Electrician. He loved any type of mechanical work, hunting, fishing, spending time in the Adirondacks and time with his grandchildren.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 53 years: Patricia A. (Manion) Keating six children, thirteen grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters.

Thomas was predeceased by his sister, Kathy and granddaughter, Julie.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:15 am on Friday, October 31 at St. Patrick’s RC Church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights.

Kern, Frederick Abraham, 87, of West Palm Beach, Florida passed away on Sat., May 3 2014.

Fred grew up on Shakespeare Avenue in The Bronx and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He and his wife of 55 years: Rita, raised their daughters Michele and Allison in Brooklyn.

Fred was an extremely devoted father and grandfather. Fred was a much admired and respected Senior Court Clerk who served the New York State Supreme Court at 60 Center Street for over four decades.

Fred is survived by his wife, two daughters, his son-in-law, Floyd Rappy and four grandchildren: Dylan, Miranda, Arianna and Maxim.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 7 from 11 am to 12:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The funeral will follow at the funeral home at 12:00 pm.

Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hawthorne.

King, Louise of Somers formerly of Bronx died Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Goldens Bridge.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 11 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.

Leff, Jerome , age 87, died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Salem Hills Health Care Center of Purdys, NY.  Jerome was born April 24, 1927 in New York, NY and is the son of the late David and Eva (Levy) Leff.  He was predeceased by his wife, Wilma Leff on October 6, 2012.

Jerome is survived by his daughter: Karen and her husband, Steven Bender of North Salem, NY; four grandchildren: Raquelle, Jaclyn, Joshua, and Skylar Jade Bender.

Family will receive friends on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 10 to 11AM.  The Funeral Service will be lead by Rabbi Jon Haddon at the Funeral Home at 11AM.  Interment will follow the Funeral Home service at Mount Ararat Cemetery, Route 109, North Lindenhurst, NY

Family will be sitting Shiva at Karen & Steven’s Home on Friday 10/10/14 at 4pm and Saturday10/11/2014 at 2pm.

Kosakowski, Victoria T. known professionally as Victoria Kosak, a resident of Bedford Village since 1932, died on December 22 2014.

Born in Kingston, Pa.to Nellie Marie Zygmunt and John Kosakowski on April 7, 1920, Victoria attended Bedford Schools and was a graduate of Bedford Hills HighSchool. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Education and English from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Masters Degree in these subjects and also Speech at the University of Maine. Her great interest in education for all children led her to later pursue graduate studies at Fairfield and Harvard Universities.

Victoria was on the staff of the Bedford Central School District for thirty three years. A former member of Catholic Daughters of America Court Newman in Mt. Kisco, she was a parishioner at St. Patrick’s RC Church in Bedford where she had been a Lector and a choir member.

Victoria is the beloved sister of Frank of Monroe Ct.; Emile Kosakowski of Bedford; and Rosemarie August of New City. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and family on Friday, Dec .26 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat. 10:00 am at St .Patrick’s R.C. Church in Bedford. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery,Greenwich, CT.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to St. Patrick’s School, Bedford, NY would be deeply appreciated.

Loomis, Robert L. age 79, of Somers, NY died on May 3, 2011 at Northern Westchester Hospital. He was born in Larchmont, NY on April 21, 1932 the son of the late LeRoy and Harriet Loomis. His sister, Betty Smith, predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan Loomis. He is also survived by three daughters, Linda (Richard) Buck III, Adele (Charles) Wiles and Elizabeth Mason. He is the grandfather of Richard, Heather, Kenneth, Lindsay, Erica, Alexa and Courtney and great-grandfather of Conner, Noel and Landon. Mr. Loomis graduated from Mamaroneck High School and the Academy of Advanced Traffic. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-53. He had many businesses, the last of which was Gold Dust Jewelers in Mohegan Lake, N.Y. He was a member of the Board of Managers of Condominium 18 in Heritage Hills and the Somers Republican Club and the Somers Republican Committee. He enjoyed gardening, stamp collecting and bridge. He was a volunteer for FISH. Friends may call on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536 with the funeral service to be held at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester, 311 North St, White Plains, NY 10605 or Hospice Care of Westchester & Putnam, 540 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Lynch, Ann Marie who was devoted to God, her husband, her six children and 16 grandchildren, died after a stroke on Monday, May 5, 2014. She was 87 and lived in Katonah, N.Y., for 59 years.

Born in Yonkers in 1926, the daughter of Francis and Mary Brady, Mrs. Lynch was a graduate of the Convent of the Sacred Heart. She received a bachelor’s degree from Manhattanville College and a master’s in library science from Fordham University where she met her late husband, Bernard E. Lynch III, who died in 2011. They were married for 60 years.

Moving from the Bronx to Katonah in 1955, Bernie and Ann Marie made lifelong friends as they raised their large families together. Ann Marie was an active member of St. Mary’s Church, where she attended Mass daily and taught CCD classes for many years. She helped maintain the church, cheerfully cleaning and ironing linens and doing whatever task was required. She also became an avid fan of Gaelic football, soccer, summer and high school swimming, lacrosse, wrestling, youth basketball, and baseball, and regularly attended local theatre productions, music recitals and fashion shows, getting a huge kick out of any activity her grandchildren participated in.

Ann Marie worked for many years at the Bookworm, a Katonah bookstore where she was well-known for her ability to suggest just the right book to buy for one’s friend, child, spouse or self.

Her survivors include her children Thomas Lynch and his wife, Gael, of Newtown, Conn., and their children Matthew, Caitlin and Timothy; Kathleen Robinson and her husband, Brian, of San Francisco, and their son, Sean; Eileen Meyer and her husband, Peter, of Falmouth, Mass., and their children, T.C. and Annie; Patricia Moss and her husband, Brian, of North Salem, N.Y., and their children Caroline, Ben and Lucy; John Lynch and his wife, Francesca, of Katonah and their children, Ryan, Kevin and Michaela; and James Lynch and his wife, Marilena, of Katonah and their children Dylan, Julia, Andrew and Liam.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 8 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 Friday, May 9 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery,

Contributions in Ann Marie’s memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org) or the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Institute at Duke (www.cancer.duke.edu/btc/modules/waystohelp10/index.php?id=2).

MACREERY – Ruth K., 94, of Granite Springs, NY, at her home following a brief illness and surrounded by loving family. She was born in Washington, D.C. on August 5, 1919, the daughter of Otto E. Koegel and Rae Fisher Koegel. She graduated from Bronxville High School and then Smith College where she received her bachelor of arts degree in music. During World War II she was a volunteer with the American Red Cross. When the war ended she married John B Macreery of Watkins Glen, NY where they lived for a short time before moving to Westchester County, NY. She was active in community and charitable service throughout her life. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Katherine M. and Ronald L. Weyhrauch, William Frank and Abbey Kelley Macreery, John Brian and Linda Calabrese Macreery and Kevin Owens and Kiersten Roberts Macreery, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, and by her two brothers, James E. Koegel and William F. Koegel. She was devoted to her family and her friends, and will be sorely missed by all. A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Granite Springs, NY on July 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the American Lung Association.

Mancini,Armando  age 94, of Somers died Sunday, October 19, 2014. Armando was born November 21, 1919 and is the son of Giovani and Assunta Mancini

Armando is survived by his beloved wife: Connie; loving daughter, Bianca (Angelo) Mastrantoni; cherished grandfather of 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; dear brother of Michelina Martino and many nieces and nephews.

Armando was predeceased by his first wife, Natalina and a daughter, Amelia Caracciolo.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 4 to 8pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Entombment to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to:
Family Services of Westchester
My Second Home
95 Radio Circle Drive
Mount Kisco, NY
914-241-0770.

Marks, Barry D. 55, a longtime resident of Mount Kisco, N.Y. passed away on January 2, 2014 after valiantly battling cancer. Barry was born and raised in Mount Vernon, N.Y. and lived for many years with his wife, Laura, and sons, Alex and David in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Barry is survived by his adored wife of 29 years, Laura, wonderful sons, Alex and David, loving brother and sister-in-law, Mickey and Lisa Marks, close niece and nephews, Molly, Cliff and Zachary, and dear mother, Leila. He was predeceased by his father, Morty Marks. Barry and his wife, Laura, are the founders and proprietors of specialty stationer, Fine Lines of Katonah, which has been serving the Northern Westchester area for 20 years. Barry enjoyed meeting and getting to know his customers and participating in their meaningful and special life events over the years. Barry will always be remembered for his strong love for his family and incredibly kind, gentle ways. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 5 from 11:00am to 12:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 pm on Sunday, January 5 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY with Rabbi David E. Greenberg officiating. Interment will follow at Sharon Gardens, Valhalla, NY.

Martin, Thomas Joseph Patrick died peacefully and in the presence of family on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 71 years of age. It was in hospice care at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York, that he ended his more than 15-year struggle with lung compromise, which included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and non–small cell lung cancer.

Thomas (then “Tommy”) was born on November 29, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, to Grace (née Cosgrove) and Matthew Martin. He was the youngest of the three Martin boys. Tom graduated from his beloved alma mater, St. Mary’s High School in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in 1960. He then attended St. John’s University’s undergraduate (biology major) and law programs. On August 10, 1968, while he was in his last year of law school, he married his sweetheart, Carol Ann Goy, at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Highland Park, New Jersey. He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from St. John’s University Law School in 1969. After an extended European honeymoon, he accepted a position as a litigator at Kelley Drye & Warren, LLC, where he represented such clients as the Archdiocese of New York and, consequently, a number of Catholic hospitals. Tom and Carol moved from Brooklyn to Metuchen, New Jersey, as their family began to grow. After more than 12 years at Kelley Drye & Warren, Thomas was recruited by Monsignor James P. Cassidy to the post of Vice President and General Counsel of New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York; in 1981, the Martins moved from Metuchen to Katonah, New York. He then served for more than 23 years as Vice President and General Counsel of New York Medical College. In 2005, NYMC conferred upon him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Thomas officially retired in 2008.

A man who followed his conscience in all things, Tom served the community in many ways. His involvement with the Roman Catholic faith community was a constant in his life. He worked with Cardinals Cooke and O’Connor on matters relating to health care and education, and was also a board member at Lincoln Hall Boys’ Haven. He was heavily involved in the right-to-life movement and ran for public office on the right-to-life party. He acted as parish council president at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Metuchen, New Jersey. At St. Francis and then at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Katonah, New York, he sang in the choir for many years. Under the guidance of the Reverend Anthony D. Sorgie, Tom and Carol performed with the festival choir at St. Joseph’s Seminary at several Christmas concerts. Most recently, following his belief that had he not become a lawyer he would have taught, Tom fulfilled his urge to spread the word of God as a religious education instructor for young children for more than 10 years at St. Mary’s.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carol (née Goy) and his devoted children: daughter Jennifer Grace and husband Timothy Kirker of Katonah; son Christopher Thomas and wife Kerry Martin of Maplewood, New Jersey; son Matthew Mathias of Boulder City, Nevada; and son Sean Richard and wife Katherine Wheeler-Martin of Beacon, New York. He is also survived by his adoring grandchildren, Liam Christopher (age 4), Olivia Caroline (age 4), and Serafina Kate (age 2); they were his greatest joy. He is predeceased by his brothers Matthew and Richard.

Family will receive friends for open-casket viewings on Saturday, October 4th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and Sunday, October 5th, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, New York (www.clarkassociatesfuneralhome.com). The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Anthony Sorgie at St. Mary’s Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, New York, on Monday, October 6th, at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303 (www.catholicrelief.org) or the COPD Foundation, c/o Dr. Byron Thomashow, New York Columbia/Presbyterian Hospital, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032 (www.copdfoundation.org).

The family owes a debt of gratitude to the nurses, patient care associates, doctors, volunteers, and other staff members at Northern Westchester Hospital for their continuum of caring, generosity of spirit, and loving support.

Masone, Gerald J. 86, of Somers, NY died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Somers Manor Nursing Home.

He was a US Navy veteran of WWII, he was with FDNY for 22 years and was a Lieutenant with Rescue 3. He retired in 1976. Later, he became a flight instructor at Panorama Flight Service at Westchester Co. Airport where he taught flying for over 10 years.

He embodied the true meaning of an altruist-selfless regard and devotion to the welfare of others.

The Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Josephs RC Church, 95 Plumbrook Rd, Somers, NY on Thursday at 10:00am. Burial followed at St. Raymonds Cemetery, Bronx

McGrath, Ann B. age 88, formerly of Katonah and Vero Beach, FL, died Friday, October 31, 2014 at Ridgefield Crossing. Ann was born August 12, 1926 in the Bronx, NY. She is the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna McLoughlin. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years, Donald McGrath, on December 26, 2001.
Ann was employed by the Town Of New Castle Recreation Department and Administrative Assistant at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Mount Kisco, NY. She enjoyed working in real estate with her family at Don McGrath Associates Inc. Ann was a longtime member and past President of the Ladies Council of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
She was actively involved in numerous activities at St. Mary’s School, Katonah and John F. Kennedy High School, Somers, NY.
Ann is survived by her devoted children: Donald (Kathy), Barbara (Dick) Johann, Thomas (Eileen), Kevin (Terri) and Brian (Kathy). She was the cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was the dear sister of Rita Egan and Daniel (Terry) McLoughlin and the late Thomas McLoughlin. She was also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Ann was fortunate to enjoy lifetime friendships in the Bronx, Katonah and Vero Beach. She will always be remembered for her zest for life, her generosity and her wonderful sense of humor.
Family will receive friends on Monday, November 3 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 Tuesday, November 4 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Greenwich, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Make-A-Wish Foundation

meo-samSamuel J. Meo, 69, of Somers, NY, died on November 11th.

Samuel was born in Queens, NY, July 22, 1945.

He received his Masters Degree in Theology from Columbia University

He was a Chaplain for the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY then for the Pope John Paul II Care and Rehabilitation Center in Danbury, CT

Samuel is survived by his sister Rachael Fasano of Marlborough, MA  and 4 nephews: Ralph, Joseph, Jonathan and Michael Fasano

The family will be receive friends on November 14th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on November 15th at 9:30 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.

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

 

Cunningham, Louise Mills, age 91, died peacefully on November 20 at Meadow Ridge in Redding CT.  She was devoted to her family and organized many large family reunions. She is survived by her three sons, Tod, Dudley, and Seth, and three grandchildren, John, Julia and Michael, a daughter-in-law Pamela, Dudley’s fiancé Margo, her sister Lee, and brothers, Brad and Gordon.  Her beloved husband of 67 years, Thomas, died in May 2013.  Born in NYC, she attended Greenvale School and graduated from Chapin and Vassar College. In her childhood, always with her large family, she summered in Bar Harbor ME, or in Europe with her grandfather, who was Ambassador to Belgium.  She was a member of the Colony Club, Junior League and Bedford Golf and Tennis Club.  A longtime resident of Bedford NY, she was a very active member of St. Matthew’s Church – officer of the Altar Guild for over 30 years.  She was an avid gardener, an early advocate of organic gardening, and an extremely active member of the Bedford Garden Club, being an officer including President for over 30 of 36 years of membership. For her extraordinary inspirational and effective leadership, she was awarded the highly prestigious Medal of Merit by the National Garden Club of America.  Her mother, a Vanderbilt descendant, Louise Morris Mills was a founding member of the Girls Scouts of America, and Board member of Engender Health, and her father, Dudley Mills, was President of the Discount Corporation, a firm founded by J.P. Morgan, and was President of the National Audubon Society. With exquisite manners and sense of protocol, she exuded warmth, kindness and constant consideration to all who encountered her.  A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Friday December 5 at St. Matthew’s Church at 382 Cantitoe Street (Route 22), Bedford, NY 10506 phone 914 234 9636  www.stmatthewsbedford.org.  Louise was a strong advocate for women’s education and memorial gifts may be sent to Chapin School, 100 East End Ave, NYC 10028 phone 212 744 2335.  Louise Mills Cunningham was Class of 1941.  www.chapin.edu

Minkin, Esther Weber, age 99, on January 7, 2014. Esther Minkin is survived by her daughters Anne Kellerman and Jeanine Meyer, her grandchildren David Kellerman, Thomas Kellerman, Debbie Torres, Daniel Meyer, and Aviva Meyer, grandson-in-law Bernardo Torres, granddaughters-in-law Laurence Kellerman and Allison Antink Meyer, great-grandchildren Corey Torres, Joshua Torres, Joseph Kellerman, Nicholas Kellerman, Alexander Kellerman, and Annika Meyer, and instant great-grandchildren Liam and Grant Antink. Born February 24th, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Harry Louis Weber and Anna Rosenfield. Predeceased by her loving husband Joseph Louis Minkin, and by sisters, Betty and Florence. In her final years, she became Grandma Esther to many more family and friends. The piano was Esther’s life — She began playing piano when she was 3 years old, taught first by her mother, playing every day until shortly before her death. She went to the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She taught students and provided music for local synagogues and other organizations in the many communities that she lived in. She provided hours of live classical and popular music for her family and her birthday became the occasion for an annual ‘piano party’ concert involving friends and family. She was devoted to her husband Joey, with whom she enjoyed puzzles and ice cream and their family.

Funeral Service at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah,NY Friday, January at 12:00pm. Interment following at Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla, NY

Monica, James “Jim” , 93 of Somers and Southold, NY, was called home by our Lord on September 14, 2014, at Northern Westchester Hospital, surrounded by his family.  Jim was born in Manhattan in 1920 and was married to his late wife Philomena Monica for 52 years, residing in Yonkers, where they raised five wonderful children.  Jim was in the insurance industry for over 55 years and worked for John Hancock for 35 years and continued with his own brokerage for another 20 years until retiring in 2004.  He was a well-respected family man and thought of by many as a role model.  He was kind, caring, and generous and always looking to help others in need. He loved spending time at his vacation home in Southold, NY with his family and his grandchildren in particular.  He enjoyed boating; fishing; golfing and relaxing at the beach.  Jim is survived by his daughters, Linda Sparaco and husband Al of Brookfield, CT, Lorraine Mozdziak and husband Matt of Yonkers, NY; sons, Gaetano “Guy” Monica of Yorktown Heights, NY, James Monica and wife Geraldina of Millwood, NY, Frank Monica of Yonkers; and ten grandchildren, Gaetano and Michelle (Monica) Church, Matthew Mozdziak, Christopher, Nicholas, Alexander and James Sparaco, Victoria, Amelia and James Monica and one great grandchild Maria Church; nieces Francine Coppola (Tony), Antoinette Porzio (Raymond),  Janet Masotti Knowles, Rochelle Harju, Celia Daniele, Rosemary Daniele; nephews Richard Masotti, James De Siena, Salvatore Daniele, Jeff Palumbo, Robert Palumbo and many other nieces and nephews. Jim was a devoted member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Somers, NY and St. Patrick’s RC Church in Southold, NY.  Friends may visit at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Tuesday, September 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, New York 10589 on September 17 at 10:00am.  Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, Hawthorne, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant House, 460 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036.

Monahan, Bernard J. III “BJ”, age 67, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at home surrounded by his family in Katonah. He is the son of the late Bernard J., II and Mary (Campbell) Monahan.

BJ retired after 30 years from the U.S. Postal Service, Katonah, NY and was a Crossing Guard for the Katonah Elementary School from 2005. BJ was an avid Yankee fan and will be most remembered for his love of his family, friends, his pets and his “BJ-isms.”

BJ is survived by his wife of 41 years: Florence (Messina) Monahan; 5 children: Jennifer (Rick) Bisignano, Kevin, Thomas (Loli), Mary Kathleen, and Brendan J. Monahan; 5 five grandchildren: Gavin J., Avery, Mason, Sofia and Chloe.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 23 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 Thursday, April 24 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mt. Kisco, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be sent to the SPCA of Briarcliff or info@spca914.com.

Morese, Doris, 88, of Somers, NY, died on November 22nd.
Doris was born in Yonkers, NY, July 7, 1926.
Doris is survived by one daughter: Deborah Tompkins and one son: James Donohue;

The family will be receive friends on November 23rd from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
The Service will be celebrated on November 24th at 10:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home,4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536 with Rev. John Fraser officiating. Interment will follow at Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue, P.O. Box 7, Valhalla, NY 10595.

Moscarello, S. Paul “Tippy”, distinguished economist, role model and determined individualist passed away 3/13/14 at Somers Manor Nursing Home surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce and his sons Paul, Kurt (AnnMarie), Bruce (Janine) and Robert “Dobbs”. He was recently predeceased by his daughter-in-law Joanne. Grampa “Tippy” is also survived by the grandchildren he adored, Antonia and Paul, Jessie and Karly, and Danielle and Aiden. Also survived by his sister, Ann Sweeney.

Paul was born and raised in the “Arthur Avenue” section of the Bronx. A WWII veteran, his heavy artillery unit experienced fierce action during the European campaign. Upon his return, he achieved a college degree from CCNY and a Masters degree in Economics from Iona College. His intellect and determination lead to a career as a Sr. Vice President of Economics with Merrill Lynch, where he worked until retiring to Goshen, CT. There, he played tennis, enjoyed boating, and turning cookouts into a fun-filled frenzy.

Above all, “Tip” was a family man, and that family extended to all the youngsters that came to know him. His passion was local youth sports, as evidenced by his support of the Henry S. Richards Boys Club, Yonkers, NY and Roosevelt H.S. athletics. He had fiery inner strength and strong belief in his principles, and he led by example. He was truly one-of-a-kind.….just ask anyone. “Beauty, Son!”

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

Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Moravick, Stephen “Steve” M., Sr. was born March 27, 1925, and passed March 21, 2014, at the age of 88. Steve was born in North Salem, New York, and was one of eleven children. Steve’s family moved to Lincolndale, New York, where he graduated from Somers Central School District in January of 1943.

He joined the Army and served in WWII. Steve was in 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Thunderbolt Division. Steve landed on Normandy Beach, D-Day plus 12. While in Northern France, Steve and his platoon destroyed a German tank and captured two German soldiers. For this act of bravery, Steve received the Silver Star, the third highest medal awarded for bravery in the military. On July 24, 1944, Steve was shot in the abdomen by a German sniper. He survived and was sent to England to recuperate and then on to Belgium and was made First Sergeant of the 78th Port Company. Steve was given orders to take a platoon of men to Japan, but the atom bombs ended the war in the Pacific.

Steve arrived home to Lincolndale, on Christmas night, 1945. Along with the Silver Star, Steve was awarded the Purple Heart with cluster, Bronze Star and eleven other medals for his service to our country.

Steve worked for the New York Telephone Company for 35 years. Steve married Rose DePaoli (of Lake Purdys) in 1952 and they were married for 61 years. Steve was an avid outdoorsman. He was an expert deer hunter and sharp shooter, knife maker, electrician, builder, and overall handy man. Steve is honored at the National WWII Memorial in Washington, DC. Steve is a Life Member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and is honored at the National Purple Heart Hall of Fame. Steve is honored through Senator Greg Ball’s Veterans Hall of Fame. Steve is a Life Member and was the current Sergeant of Arms of the Somers VFW Post #8213, and could be seen proudly selling poppies in Somerstown Center and participating in parades.

Steve leaves behind his wife Rose (DePaoli), daughter Stephanie Carter (Bill) of Maine, son Steve (Carrie) of North Carolina, daughter Suzy Moravick of Somers and three grandchildren, Nicholas (Michelette), Ryan, and Lauren Moravick of North Carolina. Steve leaves a legacy of service to our country, a strong work ethic, his love for the outdoors and an unwavering dedication to his family and his faith.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY.The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plumbrook Rd, Somers, NY. Interment will follow at St. Josephs Cemetery.

Contributions can be made to either the Somers VFW Post #8213, or the Putnam Hospital ICU in Steve’s honor.

Murphy, Rita G. age 83, formerly of Pound Ridge died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Somers Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Murphy was born March 19, 1930 in New York, NY. She is the daughter of the late Richard and Grace (Strobach) Guthy. She was employed as a secretary by GTE, Corp., Stamford, CT.

Rita is survived by a sister: Grace Gallagher; a daughter: Mary Beth Murphy; three sons: Richard, Thomas and Christopher Murphy and a granddaughter: Grace Lurcott.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am on Monday, February 17 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ.

Mynarski, Thomas F., 65, of Brewster, NY formerly of Yonkers, NY passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

Thomas is survived by his devoted daughters Nicole and Jacqueline; loving sisters Evelyn Zajac and Kathy Siegeltuch, nieces Erica Siegeltuch Diaz, Sandra Siegeltuch and nephew Alex Siegeltuch and many supportive cousins, and friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 28 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 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 29 at St. Mary Of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Nelligan, Katherine A., 87, a longtime resident of Bedford Hills, died Saturday in Westchester.  Katherine was born at home in the Bronx on November 29, 1927 to the late Philip and Frieda Finger Arms.

She graduated valedictorian and president of her class at Walton High School. Katherine was trained as a legal secretary and worked in the practice of Albert V. Marchigiani. Upon his election as Supervisor of the Town of Bedford, she moved to serve as his administrative assistant for the township.  She continued to serve as administrative assistant to seven Town of Bedford Supervisors in a career spanning over 27 years until her retirement.

She was a founding member and trustee of the Bedford Hills Historical Society, and a docent at the museum.  She was also an active member of the Bedford Hills Women’s Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her active lifestyle included travel and twice-weekly aerobics classes until shortly before her death.

Katherine is survived by her sister, Frieda Thompson and she is also survived by her five children: Kathy, Kim, Karen (John), William (Ann) and Kelly (Stuart), and her grandchildren: Joe (Dana), Matthew (Laura), Billy (Krystal), Christopher (Julissa), Jeffrey (Kseniya), Hannah, Katherine, William IV, Jack, Ben, and John-Michael.  She is a recent great-grandmother to Grace, Maya and Jennie.  She is predeceased by her two brothers, both named Philip and her son-in law, Frank.

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

The Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, December 9th at 10:00 am at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15 S. Bedford Rd & E. Main St., Mt. Kisco, NY

Interment will follow at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Bedford Hills Historical Society.

O’Hagan, Joan Elizabeth, 71, a resident of Somers, NY, died on April 15th, 2014. Joan was born January 3rd, 1943 to the late John and Elizabeth (Schweitzer) Farrell of the Bronx, N.Y. She was a graduate of Aquinas High School, Bronx, N.Y. Joan was predeceased by her husband John M. of Somers, N.Y. in 1992. Joan is survived by her six children: John (Linda), Joseph (Marnie), Elizabeth, Kevin (and the late Tina), Thomas (Teresa), Stephen (Stephanie); her 10 grandchildren: Carrissa, Joseph, John, Lindsie, Molly, Liam, Tara, Brian, Elizabeth, and Daniel. She is also survived by her brother & sisters; John (Gloria) Farrell, Sr. Rita Farrell O.P., Raymond (Carole) Farrell, Georgia Farrell, and many beloved nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4 to 8pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, N.Y. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Church, 95 Plum Brook Rd, Somers N.Y. 10589.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either: www.343ride.com; NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation; or National Foundation for Cancer Research 4600 East West Highway, Suite 525 Bethesda, MD 20814.

O’Hara, Noreen E. 50, of Somers, NY died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Westchester Medical Center, Mt. Pleasant, NY.

Noreen received a BA from Manhattan College and her Masters Degree from Columbia University. She was an Assistant to the Provost at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

Noreen is survived by her father, Thomas and was predeceased by her mother, Catherine, and her brothers Kevin and Patrick and her sisters Maureen and Kathleen.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Tues from 4-7 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Josephs RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Rd, Somers, NY on Wednesday at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, www.cff.org.

O’Keefe, James J, 89, of Somers, NY died Sunday, March 16, 2014 in NYC after a brief illness. Jim was born May 14, 1924 in NYC, to James and Helen O’Keefe and was raised in Yonkers, NY.

After graduating from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, Jim joined the US Marine Corps and served in WWII. He graduated from Manhattan College and pursued a career in sales, working in retail and the insurance industry. He then opened a successful real estate firm in Yonkers and focused the bulk of his professional career in that field. He took much pride in his business and continued working as a real estate appraiser until recently.

He had a strong sense of civic duty, serving on many boards of directors including St. John’s Riverside Hospital and The Hudson Valley National Bank. Additionally, he served as President of the Yonkers Board of Education, president of the Yonkers United Way and participated in numerous other organizations.

Always wanting to learn, he recently completed computer classes. He was an avid reader, preferring history and biography books. For many years, he was a member of the Heritage Hills Golf Club and he played Paddle Tennis there as well. He was an active parishioner of St. Joseph’s RC Church in Somers,NY.

The devoted husband of Doris (Beairsto) and the proud father of Kathleen, Doreen O’Keefe McNamara, James, Don and Jack O’Keefe, he will be missed by all that knew him. Jim made it look easy to raise a successful family, his proudest accomplishment – his 8 grandchildren will miss “Jimbo”.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Friday from 4-8pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Joseph’s Church, 95 Plumbrook Rd, Somers, NY 10589 on Sat at 10:00 am

Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne

In Lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org 855-448-3997

O’Shea, Denis W., “Buddy” 77 of Danbury, CT, formerly of Nokomis, Florida died on Tuesday December 23, 2014 in his home.

Buddy was a beloved husband to his late wife, Linda and a cherished father to his children, Laura (Michael) Wolfe of Katonah, NY and Thomas O’Shea of Carmel, NY.  He was a devoted grandfather to Brian (Kelly) Wolfe and Jennifer Wolfe and to his great granddaughter, Grace Wolfe.  Buddy is survived by his cherished sister, Maureen (John) Healy and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY on Sunday December 28th from 2:00 to 5:00pm.  The Funeral Mass will be held at St. James the Apostle Church, Carmel, NY at 11:30 am on Monday December 29th.

Palmesi, John 86, passed away Feb 3 2014 in Bradenton, Fla. Born October 7, 1927 in Frosinone Italy, John came to the US as a toddler and settled in Bedford Hills, NY. He served his country proudly in the Marine Corps during WWII. As a life member, former Captain and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Bedford Hills Volunteer Fire Department, John was very involved in his community serving on the Planning board and Recreation commission. He also was a member of the Republican Committee and the Lions Club. A design engineer for Singer – Aerospace division, he and his wife Rosalie spent their retired years dividing their time between New York and Florida. He will be greatly missed but his legacy will forever live on in his family and those whose lives he touched.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, his son: Richard (Sheila), his grandson: Douglas, and his granddaughters: Katelyn, Christa and Jessica, along with many adoring nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son Robert; his brothers: Al, Mickey, Che, Ettore, Tony and his sisters Polly Carpenter and Mary Dew.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 9 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 celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, February 10 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association. www.diabetes.org

Ann Paulsen, 86, passed away peacefully at her Somers, NY, home on August 21, 2014, surrounded by her family. Ann was born and raised in New York City, and married her beloved husband, the late Joseph Paulsen, in 1949.

Ann was the adored mother of Brad, Joann (Michael Rooney), Nancy (David Friend) and Amy (Albert Nalle), and grandmother of Leigh Ann Rooney, Dwyer Paulsen (Patrick Frame), Hank Rooney (Rebecca), Alex Paulsen, Sam and Molly Friend, and Nora and Rosie Nalle. She was a source of endless fascination to her 10-week-old great-grandson, Daniel Rooney.

Like her mother before her, Ann gracefully balanced career and family. For most of her adult life, she worked in telecommunications, first at New York Telephone, and later at Verizon until she retired. Her passionate dedication to both family and work continues to be a source of inspiration to her family.

Ann’s family and friends will miss her inimitable style and sharp wit, her unconditional affection and loyalty, and her pot roast, meatballs and unlimited supply of homemade chocolate chip cookies.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah on Sunday, August 24, from 5–8 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church in Somers, NY, on Monday, August 25, at 10 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087.

Picerni, Francis J., 86, or Somers, NY, died suddenly on September 13th.

Francis was born in Bronx, NY, September 12, 1928.

Francis is survived by his wife: Ann(Mastrogicomo) Picerni.

The family will receive friends on September 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on September 18th at 10:00 am at St.Mary Of The Assumption Church,117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536  Interment will be at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532-2502.

Pope, William “Bucky” G. a 36 year resident of Somers, NY, passed away on April 20, 2014 at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He was 69 years old — born September 6, 1944 in Binghamton, NY to Raymond G. and Katherine Bowman Pope. Bucky is survived by his beloved wife, Sandra, of 42 years. He was the proud father of Cindy Gagliano (Chris) of Arlington, VA, Brian Pope (Jennifer) of Southport, CT, and Missy Green (Mark) of Seattle, WA and the cherished grandfather of Katherine, Marie, Sebastian, Anthony, Owen, and Finley. He is also survived by many cousins, including Gail Dombosky and Melanie Vaughn of Binghamton, NY.
Bucky earned Business degrees from SUNY Binghamton and a doctorate from Pace University. He worked at the TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown, NY and retired in 2000 after 34 years with IBM. During his career, Bucky spent a year at the CERN Laboratory, living with his family in Geneva, Switzerland. After retirement he remained active in consulting and teaching while he developed the Beacon Business Simulation, a labor of love bringing together his combined computing and educational passions. Bucky was an avid traveler, loved learning and humor, and was a long time member of the Somers Lions Club.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY on Friday April 25th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Services will be at the funeral home on Saturday April 26th at 1pm, followed by burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Somers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Conquer Cancer Foundation http://www.conquercancerfoundation.org, or to the Putnam Humane Society at (845)225-7777 or http://puthumane.org/.

Praslick,  Emil Jr., age 77, of Brewster, New York, died on July 31, 2014. He was born on July 20, 1937 and raised in Yonkers by Emil Sr. and Mary (Tkácz) Praslick. He was educated in Yonkers, New York, and graduated from Gorton High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1962 as an Aviation Ordnanceman aboard the carriers USS Tarawa and the USS Independence, operating with the Atlantic Fleet.
An avid high power shooter, he was a lifetime member of the NRA and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. A keen competitor, he was frequently to be found at Camp Perry during the National Matches. He was a member of the US National Rifle team that competed in the World Championship in South Africa in 2005.

Emil is survived by his loving wife, Joan (Beachman), whom he married on August 31, 1962. They met at the Julia Andrus Dyckman Home in Yonkers when they were children. He is also survived by his  children, Rosemary Zory, Emil Praslick III and Stanley Praslick, as well as four grand-children: Sierra Zory and Sasha Zory of Carmel, New York, and Emil  Praslick IV and Ethan Praslick of Columbus, Georgia; and by his brother, Alexander Praslick.

Rappaport, David A. 70, of South Salem, NY died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at home following a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer.

David was born September 28, 1943 in Bronx, NY. He was employed by IBM as a Manager within their Telecommunications Department.

David is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years: Patricia (Peters) Rappaport ; his loving children: Michelle Negri and her husband, Frank of New City, NY, Tara Gold and her husband, Todd of Weston, CT and devoted grandfather of Frank Negri, Jr. and Thomas Negri. He is also survived by many lovingfamily and friends.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and Monday, June 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. Burial will be on Tuesday, June 17 at 11:00am at Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation, www.lustgarten.org

rego-josephRego, Joseph A. , age 85, a resident of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania for the past twelve years, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 19th.

Born in Bronx, New York on April 21, 1929 to parents Emmanuel and Mary Rego (deceased), Joseph was one of five children.  He attended Cardinal Hayes High School and Fordham University.  After completing his education he joined his brothers Anthony (deceased) and Manny running King Lithographers, a printing and mailing company in Mt. Vernon, New York.

Joseph was a Corporal in the United States Army, serving in the Korean War from September 1952 through June of 1954.  Joe was active in local politics, serving one term as town councilman in Ossining.  Throughout his life-long career at King Lithographers, he was an active member of the direct marketing community, volunteering his time mentoring young professionals and serving on various industry boards and committees.  A politico and avid jazz and classical music buff, Joseph will be remembered for his love of politics, music, baseball and football and above all his love for family.

Joseph is survived by Mary E. Rego, his beloved wife of 24 years, his stepchildren, Lauri Simone and her husband Luca Simone, granddaughter Lila Simone and stepson Marc Palladino and the late Cynthia Palladino

Joseph is also survived by his daughter Elizabeth Dynan and her husband Daniel, granddaughter Danielle; son Joseph Jr., his wife Cheryl, granddaughter Lindsey, Grandson Alex and former wife Amelia.

He is also survived by siblings Marie Ciampi of North Salem; sister, Regina and husband Gregory Gates of Katonah and brother, Manuel and wife Anne of Danbury, CT, sister-in-law Marlene Rego, of Mt. Vernon along with many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, cousins, colleagues and friends.

Family will receive friends on Friday, November 21 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 Saturday, November 22 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.

reider-dorothyReiter, Dorothy Martin  of Bedford, NY, daughter of the late Anna Pekar and Stephen Martin, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2014.
Dorothy was born in Bridgeport, CT on September 11, 1926 and was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. She and Fred Reiter were married on May 3, 1952 in Bridgeport, CT. They were married for 62 years and were parishioners of St. Patrick’s Church. She was a loving, caring, kind and generous wife and mother. During her working career, Dorothy worked for Nestle, GE, Suburban Tree, Holbrook, Brown and Waeger, and Pleasantville Cottage School. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, shopping, swimming, family outings, and spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her beloved husband, Fred of Bedford, NY, Dorothy leaves behind four children: Karen Eadie (Wayne) of Goldens Bridge, NY; Paul Reiter (Mary) of Natick, MA; Diane Reiter of South Salem, NY; and Greg Reiter (Sylvie) of Oakton, VA. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, upon which she bestowed a multitude of love and affection: Allison and Caitlin Eadie of NYC; Christopher Dombakly of Norwalk, CT; Stephen and Christian Reiter of Oakton, VA. Dorothy is also survived by two brothers: Frederick Martin of Orange, CT and Robert Martin of Gilbert, AZ; also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Edward, Stephen, Emil, and two sisters: Irene Ryan and Mary Rusnak.
We are comforted by many cherished memories. She will be forever missed.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10 to 12 Noon at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A service will be held at the Funeral Home at 11:30AM. Interment will follow at Bedford Union Cemetery, Bedford, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2900 Westchester Ave #306, Purchase, NY 10577
http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp

ricca-carlosCarlos Ricca, of Cross River, NY passed away on Friday, August 29th from cardiac arrest.  He is survived by his wife Jill (Downey) Ricca and their children Jackie and Katie; his mother, Maria Ricca of the Bronx; brother, Frank and his wife, Pavla of Prague, Czech Republic and their children Julia and Nicolas. He was pre-deceased by his father Ciriaco Ricca, uncle, Carlos C. Ricca and brother, Anthony all of California. He will be missed by his mother-in-law, Nancy Downey of Ipswich, MA; sister-in-law, Julie Coates and her husband Steven Coates and their son, Jason of New Durham, New Hampshire; brother-in-law, John F. Downey III and his wife Susan  and their children Blake and Brooke of Eliot, ME. Carlos attended Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx, and then graduated from Fordham University and Fordham Law School. For 5 years thereafter, Carlos was an Assistant Manhattan District Attorney where he prosecuted felony cases. From there he became a Wall Street attorney initially as in-house counsel for Prudential Securities where he practiced for 17 years becoming a Senior V.P., Regional Council. After the Prudential/Wachovia Securities Brokerage Firm joint venture, Carlos practiced as in-house counsel for 7 years at Wachovia Securities as Senior V.P., Senior Litigation Council. Thereafter, Carlos was a partner at the securities litigation defense firm of Davidson & Grannum, LLP.  Carlos was a member of the NY State Court, several Federal Courts, including the US Supreme Court and had an active arbitration practice before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).  Carlos was a loving and devoted father and husband. Always the consummate family man, he loved attending his daughters’ sporting events, choral and band concerts, Girl Scout events and proudly shared in their academic accomplishments. He was so happy riding in his Audi convertible with his daughters, with the top down, singing along to the latest hit tunes on the radio!  He was a voracious reader, avid movie buff and a world traveler. He will be greatly missed.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be  celebrated at St Patricks RC Church, Bedford, NY on Thursday, Sept 4, at  10 am and interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx.

Arrangements by Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 3, 2104 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm.

Ronda, Margaret age 97, of Katonah died Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Mrs. Ronda was born April 5, 1916 in New York, NY. She is the daughter of the late Alexander and Margaret (Davidson) Edward. She was predeceased by her husband, Teddy Ronda in February 1, 2001.

Margaret is survived by two sons: Bob and Jim Ronda; 5 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters

Family will receive friends on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A private family funeral is scheduled.

Rossi, Lorraine Carol 78, of Katonah and Bedford Hills, NY passed away on May 29, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. Formerly residing at Harris Road in Bedford Hills, NY. Lorraine was born Jan. 6, 1936 in Mount Vernon, NY, the daughter of the late Paul and Julia (Morisi) Scagnelli. Lorraine graduated from Fredonia State University and was a long time elementary school teacher for the Chappaqua and Croton Harmon School Districts. She was an avid actress, singer and pianist and performed in many Theatrical and Musical productions throughout her life.

Lorraine is the loving mother of Steven Rossi of Nashville, TN, Caryn Rossi of Durham, NC and Eric Rossi of Brookfield, CT. She is the devoted grandmother of Samantha, Sabrina, Kristen, Natalie and Quihu and two great-grandchildren Gunnar and Scout.

Lorraine is survived by her brother, James Scagnelli of Eastchester, NY and sister, Jean Caruso of New Rochelle, NY. She was predeceased by her oldest brother, Paul Scagnelli Jr. and daughter in-law, Karen Caruso Rossi. Lorraine is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family will receive friends on Monday, June 2, 2014 from 6 to 9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. A service will be held at the Funeral Home at 7PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, 1 Sunrise Lane, Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 561-3947

Rubeo, Vincent J., 85, of Katonah, NY died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 after a twenty-five year struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on December 25, 1928 in Yonkers, NY, the first son of Vincent J. Rubeo and Mary (Della Camera) Rubeo. Vinnie was a veteran of the Korean War, where his experience of the senseless suffering of wounded soldiers ignited his life-long passion for peace, social justice and a clean environment. Through a thirty-five year career as a social studies teacher in Ossining, NY, he worked passionately for the welfare of his students and helped organize the first teachers union. He was also a carpenter, building his own home, which he filled with his beloved books. Vinnie is survived by his five children: Peter of Katonah, NY, Paul (Vera) of Ulster Park, NY, Chris of Los Angeles, CA, Mary (Greg) Gaiser of Miami Springs, FL, Elizabeth (Tom) Kelsey of Yorktown Heights, NY; ten cherished grandchildren and his siblings: Paul (Theresa) of Yonkers, NY and Thomas (Gloria)of Wappingers Falls, NY. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 4 to 7pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to IFCO at www.ifconews.org.

Ruvituso, Elizabeth, 82, or Somers, NY, died suddenly on December 17th, 2014 at Waterview Hills Nursing Home.

Elizabeth was born in Astoria, NY, on August 19, 1932 to Patrick and Elizabeth Nicholl.

Elizabeth is survived by two loving sons: James R. (Donna) Ruvituso of Bedford Hills, NY, Stephen (Christy) Rivituso of Waccabuc, NY; and four cherished grandchildren: granddaughter, Ally Ruvituso; granddaughter, Gabby Ruvituso; granddaughter, Debin Ruvituso; and Grandson, Jimmy Ruvituso, Jr..

The family will be receive friends on Saturday, December 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home on Sunday.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on  Monday, December 22nd at 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Route 22, Village Green,  Bedford Village, NY  with Rev. Msgr. George P. Thompson officiating.  Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Blvd., Calverton, NY 11933.

Scerrati, Theresa Maria (nee Foglia) age 83, of Somers died Sunday, January 26, 2014. She is the daughter of the late John and Theresa (Perrouna) Foglia

Theresa is survived by three children, Edwin, Joseph and Barbara Castellano; four grandchildren: Kyle, Joseph, Shawna and Dylan.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 29 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 30, at 10:00am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.

Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Lexington Avenue, Mt. Kisco, NY

Schultz, Peter R., 73, of Somers, NY and Hobe Sound, FL, died on December 16th.

Peter was born Dec 31, 1940 in White Plains, NY to Henry and Lillian Schultz.

He was the President of Schultz Brothers, Inc. in North White Plains, NY for 36 years. He was an avid golfer and headed up many golf events

and was a longtime member of the Mt. Kisco Country Club.

Peter is the beloved husband of Jane, Loving father of Christine (Robert) McDonald of Stamford, CT. Peter Schultz, Jr. of Katonah, Devoted grandfather of Sara, Kimberly and Joseph.

The family will be receive friends on December 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

Private cremation and interment will follow.

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

Scott, Sarah 89, of Somers, NY died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Somers Manor Nursing Home

Mrs. Scott was born Feb 4, 1925 in Dowra, Ireland.
She is the daughter of the late Michael and the late Rose (McGovern) Kelleher.

She is survived by her beloved husband: James W. Scott and her loving children: Rosemary Steinberg (Ira) of Hopewell Junction, NY and Michael (Marylin) of Sterling Heights, MI. Devoted grandmother of Alison, James, Lauren, Joseph and Anna, great grandmother to Cheyenne Rose.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 14 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 11:30 am on Saturday, February 15 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY

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

Sica, Carmela E. 89 of Somers, NY. “Cam” passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and best friend on June 4, 2014. Born April 6, 1925 in New London, Connecticut to Remigia (Racine) and Peter Yaiullo. Residing 22 years in New London with her three siblings, she met her true love, Nicholas, a G.I. returning from WWII.
Carmela resided in Bedford for over 30 years and was actively involved in her community and church. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Ladies Auxiliary, a religious instruction educator and Eucharist minister. She was actively involved in the PTA and school fundraisers. Cam loved her books spending her quiet times engrossed in their richness. Family gatherings were most important to her and she made any excuse to have everyone together. Cam spent the first half of marriage to Nicholas creating a solid family foundation to raise five active children. She concurrently travelled the world and represented her husband at major functions while his career took him from errand boy to President.

Carmela is survived by her four children: Roseann (Walter), Barbara (Mark), Richard (Andrea) and Glen (Kristy); her ten grandchildren: Brian, Robin, Mark Dean, Lauren, Alexandra, Megan, Kimberly, Nicholas, Christopher and Jonathan; her sister, Dora Barbaria and brother, Joseph Yaiullo. Cam was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Nicholas, her oldest son, Dennis and her sister, Agnes Suscello.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am on Monday, June 9, 2014 at St. Patrick’s RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Kisco.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice Care of Westchester & Putnam, 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

The family would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to Hospice and her caregiver, Ingrid, for allowing our beloved mother to transition in beautiful peaceful manner.

Smith, Leroy age 87, of Somers, passed away on February 15th 2014. Leroy was born in Valdosta, Georgia on June 1st 1926. He is the son of Emmett Lee & Gladys (Johnson) Smith. He joined the Navy during World War II and served in both the European and Pacific campaign. After serving the country, Leroy joined the NYC transit authority where during his 34 years of service he achieved the title of Chief of Operations.

Leroy was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Pauline A. Smith in 1998. He is survived by three children: Paul and wife Barbara Smith; Vivian O’Mara; Barbara and husband Joseph Dwyer. Leroy has 9 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Gladys Coody, brother William Smith and his devoted companion; Nancy Vella.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 19 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Thursday, February 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, February 21 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. . Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY.

Smith, Melvin L. 85, of Somers passed away peacefully early in the morning of Monday, June 2, 2014 at Northern Westchester Hospital. He is preceded in death by his wife Helen T. Smith, brother Chester Smith and sister-in-law Betty Smith, and sons Eric and Bruce Smith.

Born April 30, 1929 in Ossining, NY, Mel married the love of his life, Helen, on February 25, 1951. He then served in the US Army as a Sargent in Korea from 1951 to 1952. After returning home, Mel and Helen moved to Somers to raise three sons. Mel worked for most of his life as an operating engineer for IBOE Local 137 and most recently was a shop foreman for Yonkers Contracting Corporation. He was an accomplished machinist and toolmaker. Mel also volunteered as a Boy Scout leader for Somers Troup 1 for many years and enjoyed camping with his family throughout his life. In his retirement, he devoted his time to his family, traveling with his wife, and studying, repairing, and making clock and watch repair tools, about which he was a nationally recognized authority. He was also a dedicated member of the Mount Hope United Methodist Church in Lake Mahopac.

“Pop,” as he was affectionately known to his family, is survived by his son, Brian Smith and wife Karen Smith of Candia, NH, daughter-in-law Patricia Smith of Brewster, NY, as well as his five grandchildren Sean, Amanda, Lauren, Megan, and Erin Smith. Pop was a patient teacher and a generous and loving friend to all who met him, and will be dearly missed by many.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY, on Friday, June 6, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 7, at 11 am, followed by interment at Ivandell Cemetery in Somers. In honor of his work at the church, contributions may be made to Mount Hope United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 381, Mahopac Falls, NY 10542.

Solleveld, Coenraad 9/1/1919 – 4/27/2014

Coenraad Solleveld born in Rotterdam on September 1, 1919, has died on April 27, 2014 at Putnam Hospital in Carmel. He had been married to and is survived by Carla van Ees since 1946. They have five children, Ronald, Richard, Paul, Mariette and Yvonne. 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

He made his career in Philips Electronics, especially in the entertainment sector. In 1966 he became president of the joint management of Deutsche Grammophone Gesellschaft and Philips Phonographic Industry, the GPG, later transformed to PolyGram. In fact in 1972 he was the founding President of the PolyGram Group. Under his leadership until 1982 PolyGram became one of the worlds biggest entertainment companies. PolyGram Music is now known as Universal Music.

Coenraad received a Dutch Royal decoration. He is an Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau, a Royal Dutch distinction, earned for service to the society

Strauss, Catherine (Kitty), age 90, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at home in Lake Purdys. Kitty was born August 6, 1924 in Bronx, NY. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Marie (Meehan) Ebbecke. Catherine was predeceased by her husband, Graham in 2011. They were the former owners of the Four Gables Restaurant, Somers, NY. Kitty was later employed as a bus driver for the Somers Central School District. After retirement, Graham and Kitty enjoyed traveling across the country in a motor home.
Kitty is survived by her four loving children: William (Maureen); Richard (Karen); James (Antoinette) and Kathryn. Cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. Dear sister of Madeline Mennette. Her family will receive friends on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Funeral Service will be celebrated on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10 AM at the Katonah United Methodist Church, 2 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the ASPCA, the American Cancer Society or Hospice Care.

 Taylor, Anne C. age 83, a longtime resident of Somers died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Putnam Hospital of Carmel, NY.  Anne was born October 23, 1931 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  She is the daughter of the late Richard and Nellie Corcoran.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Taylor on November 1, 2013.

Anne is survived by her six children: Robert, Katherine, Richard, John, Karen and Chris; her grandchildren: Robert, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Eric, Michael, Michelle, Benjamin, Anne and Madeline; and her great grandchildren: Maximillian and Mikaela

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 25 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 26 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers., NY.

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

Tryforos, Arlene A. of Somers, NY passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. She was a realtor for Coldwell Banker, Somers, NY.

Arlene is survived by her husband: Nicholas H. Tryforos; a son; Robert (Virginia) Perricelli; a daughter, Dana (Eugene) Delaney; 6 grandchildren: Alexandra, Nicholas, Robert, Amanda, Marissa and Nicole; and two step-daughters: Electra and Laura.

A Celebration Of Life will be held on Friday, April 4 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Saturday, April 5 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.

Memorial donations, in Arlene’s memory, may be sent to Scleroderma.org.

Van Cott, Jacqueline age 75, in Brookfield CT, on March 26, 2014, of complications due to Parkinson’s disease. Beloved wife of Tom Stuart; dear sister of George (Fay) E. Van Cott, Jr., and adored aunt of Lori (Rob) Oechslin, Thomas (Joanne) Van Cott, Carolyn Van Cott, John Van Cott, and Janet (Mark) Domencic, she is also survived by stepmother Cassandra Van Cott and step-siblings Andra (John) Pennetto and Peter (Belle) Van Cott and 15 great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, New York State Assemblyman George E. Van Cott, Sr. and Jane Hester Carlson Van Cott, she was preceded in death by her brother Robert Van Cott. Born September 17, 1938 in Mt. Vernon NY, Jackie attended The Northfield School in Northfield, MA (now Northfield Mount Hermon) and earned an education degree at SUNY New Paltz. She spent her career as a Reading Teacher in the Mount Vernon Public School District. A teacher ahead of her time, she pioneered the use of video technology in the classroom. With this program, she was able to offer struggling readers the challenge and fun of working with video equipment, highlighting their successes by making them the stars of their own productions. Jacqueline retired to South Salem NY where she became a very active member of the Stevens Memorial UMW. She loved traveling, sailing, beaches, dogs, music, wit and her family. The Celebration of Life services for Jackie will be on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6pm at Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church, 8 Shady Lane, South Salem NY 10590. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church in Jacqueline’s name.

Vittorini, William Jr., age 71, of Bedford Hills died Friday, January 31, 2014 at Northern Westchester Hospital of Mount Kisco, NY. Bill was born March 7, 1942 in Mount Kisco, NY and is the son of Adeline (Costa) and the late William Vittorini, Sr.

Bill was the owner of Hudson Valley Precast, Inc. and was employed by Precast Concrete Sales, Inc, Valley Cottage, NY until his retirement. Bill was an avid golfer with multiple championships in the Hudson Valley and earned the name “Charging Bull” from Bo Gill.

Bill is survived by his mother, Adeline; a daughter: Suzanne Vittorini Barki, Newburgh, NY; a son William, LaGrangeville, NY and a son: David and Treesh, Walden, NY; four grandchildren: William, Anthony, Alexandra and Jesse. Also survived by a brother, Robert; a sister, Linda Chiaccha and several nephews.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 4 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. www.clarkassociatesfuneralhome.com.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Thursday, February 6 at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Mount Kisco, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to American Diabetes Foundation, 333 Seventh Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Vnuczenski, Joseph “Joe”  71, of South Salem, New York, passed away, Saturday, August 9, 2014 after battling a long illness.

Joe was born January 18, 1943 in Yonkers, New York to Joseph and Helen (Zakutynsky) Vnuczenski. On August 30, 1975 he married Therese “Terry” Sirch in New Jersey. Joe was employed as a police officer with the New York City Police Department, retiring after 20 years of service from the 24th Precinct in Manhattan. Prior to joining NYPD, Joe was in the Army and was stationed in Hawaii and Thailand.

Joe is survived by his wife, Terry, his son, Paul and wife Jessica, and sisters, Leona Keeley of Halsite, NY and Lydia Wentz of Winchester, VA.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home.  The religious service will be held at the funeral home during the visitation.

Walker, Jean Hunt , age 85, of Bedford Hills died Monday, September 22, 2014 at Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, NY.  Jean is the daughter of the late William S. and Ellen (Nelson) Hunt.

Jean was born October 22, 1928 in Ossining, NY and stayed in Ossining for the next 63 years, Jean then moved to Heritage Hills, Somers, NY for 20 years and was a resident of Bedford Hills for the last two years

Jean was a member of Ossining Historical Society, a volunteer at TWIGS, Mt. Kisco, NY, a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Bedford, NY and a proud caretaker of the ducks at Heritage Hills West Hill Golf Course.

Jean is survived by her husband: Wm. C. Walker, Jr. their daughter: Belinda Walker Terry, son-in-law, Luther L. Terry, Jr. and a grandson: Luther L. Terry III all of Bedford Hills, NY.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 18 at 11AM at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 382 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Webber, Stephen F. age 64, of South Salem died Saturday, January 4, 2014. Steve was born October 22, 1949 and is the son of Rosemary (Bowen) and the late Arthur Webber. Steve was employed as a Pipe Fitter for Union Local 21

Steve is survived by three brothers: Arthur; Thomas (Laurie); and Kenneth (Barbara) Webber; six nieces and nephews: Kelly, Thomas, Kyra, Bowen, Jasmine and Kirk.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 8 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 9 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Katonah American Legion, 136 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536

Wittmann, Joseph vanBeuren Jr. of Somers, NY died April 13, 2014. He was 80.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 50 years: Barbara S. Wittmann of Somers, NY, and two children, a son: Joseph vanBeuren Wittmann III of Carmel, NY and his wife Jennifer and granddaughter Elizabeth Margaret Schuyler Wittmann; a daughter: Rachel DeWitt Wittmann-Maher of Somers and her husband, Charles Maher and grandson Connor Kiliaen Maher.

Mr. Wittmann was a long time member of the Bedford Golf and Tennis Club and of the University Club in NYC. Keenly interested in genealogy, he was also a long time member of the NY State Society of the Cincinnati, the Saint Nicholas Society, the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of NY, the Colonial Lords of Manors, and a Trustee of Ivandell Cemetery in Somers. He held many positions of leadership in all of these. A passion for the outdoors brought Joseph and Barbara all over the world. During his retirement, he enjoyed applying his engineering skills to make or repair anything.

Mr. Wittmann held a BEE from NY University and took many graduate
Engineering courses. He also attended many Adult Education classes in diversified
Fields, from Arabic to Opera to Art History. He attended the Allen-Stevenson School in
NYC and was a graduate of Deerfield Academy. He was a First Lieutenant in the US Army Signal Corps on three separate occasions, each one more interesting than the
last. After his military service he spent 34 years as a Manager in the Long Distance
Branch of AT&T.

Friends are invited to Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY on Friday April 25th for a closed casket viewing from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00pm. There will be a service Saturday, April 26th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Somers at 1:30pm. The Interment is immediately following at Ivandell Cemetery in Somers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 or Lupus.org.

Wozar, Frank T.J. age 77, of Somers, NY died Sunday, March 30, 2014

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 1 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 @ 11:30 am on Wednesday, April 2 at St.Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers.

Burial will be Private.

 Zory, Michael L., age 47, of Carmel died Sunday, July 27, 2014 while on holiday with his family in Costa Rica, Central America. Michael was born June 13, 1967 in New York, NY and is the son of Peter and Barbara (Futterer) Zory.
Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Rosemary (Praslick) Zory; his two cherished daughters, Sierra and Sasha Zory; his loving parents, Peter and Barbara Zory and his brother, Brian Zory.
Michael enjoyed sports and outdoor activities and was an avid skier. He was happiest on the slopes with his family, teaching his daughters to ski with him. Mike was also a gourmet cook who enjoyed hosting dinners for friends and family. He was the stay-at-home dad whose steady presence in his daughters’ lives meant being with them and participating in their lives in every way.
The family will receive friends on Monday, August 4th from 2-6 p.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, New York.
A Funeral Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 4th at the Funeral Home. A private cremation is scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to his girl’s favorite camp: Camp Combe YMCA in Putnam Valley, New York. http://ymca-cnw.org/give