Obituary Archive 2017

Cameron, Eva Alice, 94, of Somers passed away on January 14, 2017 at NorthernWestchester Hospital.

Eva was born April 8, 1922 in New York City to the late Michael & Orlena (Williams) Cunningham.  She graduated from Julia Richmond High School in NYC and then attended 2 years of Business School.

Eva retired after 25 years as Administrative Assistant to Gary Forbes at Andres-Forbes Insurance Agency, Katonah, NY.  Eva was an avid gardener and enjoyed reading, dancing and swimming.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Eva is survived by her husband of 71 years, Ed; 4 children: Jane (Bill) O’Connor, Amy (Russell) Oja, Jim Cameron and Clair (Chris) Lalik. She is the cherished grandmother of 6 and great grandmother of 5.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hospice Care of Westchester & Putman, 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

 

 

 

 

 

Cassano, Rudolph G., 89, longtime resident of South Salem, NY, died on March 3rd.

Rudy was born in Bronx, NY, April 22, 1927.

He was a plank holder serving on the aircraft carrier: the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt during WW II out of New York harbor.

He was an electrician with IBEW Local #3 and a longtime member of the Lewisboro Lions Club.

Rudy is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Margaret H. (Cassar) Cassano.  His loving two sons: Raymond Cassano, of South Salem,

and James Cassano (Collette) of Brewster, NY.

There will be no visiting hours

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 8th at 10:00 am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY

Interment will follow at South Salem Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY

Robert J. Cotter 72 years old passed away on March 30, 2017 in Mount Pleasant, NY

Robert L. Cotter 42 years old passed away on March 26, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, April 1, 2017  from 9am to 11am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:30am at St. Joseph Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Route 202, Somers, NY.

Diffley, Thomas F., 91, a 40 year resident of Somers, NY, died on January 1st in Bridgewater, NJ. He was born August 25, 1925 to the late Thomas F. and Charlotte (Malecki) Diffley. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and Pratt Institute.

Tom volunteered to serve in the US Navy from 1943-1946, a veteran of 5 invasions on the USS Oberon (AKA-14). He was an Executive with NY Telephone/Verizon for 39 years in White Plains and New York City, retiring in 1985. He was the Chairman of the Heritage Hills Men’s Club for over 30 years and a faithful member of St. Joseph’s RC Church, Somers, NY where he served as an usher.

Tom thoroughly enjoyed life with his beloved Rose Marie to whom he was married for 59 years. They loved living in Heritage Hills surrounded by great friends. Tom looked forward to leading the 10A-Men weekly meetings and organizing the annual New Years Eve party for over 30 years. The membership of the 10A-Men recently honored him by renaming their club the “Tom Diffley 10A-Men’s Club”. Tom enjoyed classic movies, detective shows and NY Giants football. One of his greatest enjoyments was cruising. Since his retirement, Tom and Rose Marie cruised 79 times to many ports worldwide, and always returned with new stories to share with their family.

Preceded in death in 2007 by his loving wife Rose Marie (Socha), Tom is survived by his daughter Audrey R Diffley of Bridgewater, NJ and his son Thomas J. and his wife Frances of Andover, NJ.  Preceded in death by his brothers Richard (surviving wife Mary) of Hicksville, NY and Edward (and his wife, the late Ann) of Earlton, NY. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Tom’s family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 6 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat, Jan. 7 at 11:30am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers. Interment with full military honors will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Make check payable to: American Diabetes Association or go to www.diabetes.org/donate.

Ferrara, Denise Marie, age 52, formerly of Valley Cottage, Rockland County, lived in the town of Somers for 14 yrs. She passed on 2/17/17 at Northern Westchester Hospital of brain cancer. Denise was born on 3/30/64 in Yonkers NY. After St. Paul’s Elem. , she attended Nyack HS. She received a BS degree in Math at the Univ. of Albany. Upon graduation she worked for J.C Penney Corp. Hqtrs, in NYC. When they moved to Texas, she worked for Elizabeth Arden and eventually ended up in Wells Fargo Bank. She loved gardening, flowers and traveling. She was a Sunday school teacher for St. Joseph’s in Somers. She is survived by her parents, Dennis and Patricia Moynihan, her brother Michael his wife Linda Moynihan and her children Michael age 20 and Caroline Ferrara age 17. She will be eternally loved and dearly missed.

Her family will receive friends on Monday, February 20th 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, February 21st at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY

Francese, John J., of Somers formally of Mount Vernon, NY died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Putnam Hospital.  John was 85 years old and an Army Veteran, having served in the Korean War.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nina; his sons: John A. and Robert (wife Donna) and 5 loving grandchildren: Zack, Robbie, Jimmy, John L. and Gregory.

John was an avid fan of the NY Mets and served for many years as a manager and coach for Little League teams in Mt. Vernon. His specialty hobby was video recording and creating memorable records of family events for all to share and cherish.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s RC Church in Somers on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:30am

Gannon, Joseph F., 83, of Somers, NY, died on February 6th.

Joseph was born in Providence, RI, July 28, 1933.

He was a graduate of Providence College, and received his PhD in Classical Philology from Yale University. He taught at Mercy College, where for many years he was the Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy.

Joseph was predeceased by his parents Mary (Roach) and Francis Gannon and his sister, Helen Marie Gannon. Joseph is survived by his wife Susan (Ryan) Gannon and his daughter Vicky Gannon of Somers.

There will be no visiting hours. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 8th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Somers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Community Center of Northern Westchester: http://communitycenternw.org/

Gatto, Ralph, 92, a resident of Katonah, N.Y. for 56 years, formally of Scarsdale and White Plains, died March 5, 2017 at Bethel Nursing Home.

Ralph was born on September 6, 1924, in Scarsdale, New York to the late Anthony Gatto and Anna DeVito Gatto.  He is preceded in death by 6 brothers, Joseph, Al, Monty, Pete, Tony and Danny, along with 3 sisters, Viola, Isabella, and Elizabeth. Ralph was an Army veteran with the 11th Armored Division during WWII in Germany where he received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Ralph has been known for selling cars.  He started in the early 1950’s along with his brothers at the Gatto Chevrolet Dealership and Marty Motors until he eventually opened his own dealership, Gatto Motors, until 2013. All were located on Bedford Road. Ralph was top salesman in the state for many years and won many awards. He was a life-long member of the Knights of Columbus, a life member of West Harrison VFW Post 5463. Ralph was a longtime parishioner of St Mary of the Assumption RC Church in Katonah and was an avid fan of the NY Yankees.

Ralph is the beloved husband of Mary DeLeo Gatto for 70 years and is the loving father to Jodi Gatto Lucado, and devoted grandfather of Lauren Harper (Duane), Heather Rea, Taylor Lucado, and great grandson Bentley Saunders, all of Lynchburg Virginia. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews of whom he loved dearly and would do anything he could for his family and friends.

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah on Wed from 4-8 pm. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thurs at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Kisco.

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

Susan “Sue” Catherine Gmuer  (formerly Wallace) 60, of Amawalk, NY formerly of Yorktown, NY passed away Friday, January 6, 2016 at her home.

Sue was born on September 15, 1956 in Englewood, NJ to the late Christopher and Mary-Jane Cox. Sue was a graduate of Merrimack College in Massachusetts with a degree in Economics and shortly thereafter became a certified paralegal. Sue started her career at TIAA-CREF and, after becoming the youngest ever female executive, had decided to focus on being a mother when her first son was born. Sue held various positions throughout her professional career until ultimately finding her calling working in Religious Education. Most recently, Sue was the Director of Religious Education at St. Mary’s of Assumption Church in Katonah, NY.

Sue was the beloved wife of Lt Col Thomas Gmuer, USAF  (retired), and the loving mother of Stephen and Daniel Wallace of Yorktown, NY. Sue was also the step-mother of Matt (Kate) Gmuer, and the grandmother of Thomas and David Gmuer. Sue is survived by her siblings Carolyn Cox (Carmine Giuliani), Christopher  “Kit” (Sandy) Cox, and Steve Cox. Sue is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Sue was passionate about her family and her life. Her hobbies included skiing, hiking, and travelling. A selfless person, Sue lived her life to help others. Her family and countless others will carry her in their hearts and will follow in her examples. The world was truly a better place with her in it. We love you, Mom.

Wake Services: Clark Associates Funeral Home: 4 Woods Bridge Rd. Katonah NY on Tuesday January 10th from 2-4 and 7-9pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary’s Church 117 Valley Rd. Katonah NY on Wednesday January 11th at 10am. Interment was at St Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY

Memorial contributions may be made to Eternal Word Television Network, Inc. (EWTN) 5817 Old Leeds Rd. Irondale, AL 35210 // 204-795-5777 // www.EWTN.com

Audrey J. Harrington, a resident of Pound Ridge, New York, passed away surrounded by her family on March 19, 2017.  She was 82 years old.

The only child of Andrew and Eva Kazimir, Audrey was born in Yonkers, New York on August 7, 1934 and raised there.  A graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers, she married her childhood sweetheart, William F. Harrington, better known as “BJ,” at Sacred Heart Monastery Church on June 25, 1955.  While in Yonkers they developed many dear lifelong friends known to all as the “Wildcats.”

Audrey and BJ settled in North Yonkers where they raised their five children, Billy, Mary Pat, Mary Beth, Brian and Peter.  They were active members of Sacred Heart Parish.  The family moved to Pound Ridge, New York in 1976 and became active members of St. Patrick’s Parish in Bedford, New York.

A devoted wife, mother and friend, Audrey dedicated her life to quietly taking care of those around her.  A devout Catholic, she instilled in her children a deep faith in God and the attendant obligation to do good, serve others and respect the dignity of everyone.  Audrey lived her faith with a quiet, determined dignity.  She personally cared for both her parents, her husband, BJ and her daughter, Mary Beth, in her home as they died.  She taught us all how to truly love one another.

Audrey loved her family and friends, always hosting holiday and family celebrations.  She was happiest when she was with her beloved BJ, her family and their friends.

Audrey was predeceased by her husband, BJ, and daughter, Mary Beth.  She is survived by her children: William (Carolyn); Mary Pat; Brian (Elizabeth), all of Pound Ridge; and Peter (Danielle) of Waccabuc, New York; grandchildren Caitlyn, Meagan, Emily, Will, Luke, Caroline, Hanna, PJ and Jill; great-grandchildren Ciaran, Bridget and Caroline; and sisters-in-law Mary Harrington and Jane Devlin.

Her family will receive friends on Thursday, March 23 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 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, New York on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, 300 Corporate Boulevard South, Yonkers, New York 10701 http://setonpediatric.org.

Kirby, Julia J. 66, of Croton Falls, New York died peacefully at home on March 19, 2017. Julia was born in New York City on July 14, 1950.  A graduate of Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, New York, she earned a Bachelor’s degree from Emmanuel College and a Master’s degree from Fordham University. Julia was predeceased by her father, Charles L. Kirby, a sister, Patricia Kirby Sado, and long-time partner Brendan Lennon. She is survived by her mother, Jane Parsons Kirby of Mattituck, New York, sister, Margaret K. LaMothe and husband James of Lynn, Massachusetts, and brother-in-law Dan Sado of New York City. She was the beloved aunt to Nathalie Sado Nisinson and husband Matthew of New York City, Matthew T. LaMothe and wife Nikki of Salem, Massachusetts, Sara J. Bailey and husband Sean of Lynn, Massachusetts and John C. LaMothe and fiancée Alyssa DiNobile of Cranston, Rhode Island. Julia will be remembered with much love by family and colleagues alike. Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Sunday, March 26 from 3-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, New York at 10 am on Monday, March 27. Interment will be private.

Matthew Charles Mancini, died Saturday, March 25, 2017, in his sleep, in his adopted city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Matthew was born on July 27, 1988 in Mt. Kisco, NY. He grew up in Somers, NY and attended SUNY IT, in Utica, NY, where he also began his career in telecommunications, then moving on to Syracuse, NY. He excelled in his field and, after a short time, was offered a position in Philadelphia, PA, where he relocated and quickly became a rising star, and go-to for his company, as a telecom systems engineer. His dedication and service was complimented by his charismatic personality, which gained him the respect of his colleagues, and afforded him many friends.

He was a gentle, kind and genuinely compassionate person, always looking out for those he held close. His dry wit and unassuming charm often set the people around him at ease. He will be missed by so many, leaving an empty space in the lives of all that he touched.

He is survived by his mother Heidi and father Michael Mancini, Sr.; his grandmother Doris McCormick; his grandfather Anthony Mancini; his sister Melissa Mancini and her partner Andrew Frisenda; his brother Michael Mancini, Jr. and his fiancé Caitlin Boers; his sister Meghan Mancini; along with aunts, uncles and dozens of cousins.

Forever in hearts, never forgotten, love leaves a memory that nothing can steal…

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Clark and Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road Katonah NY, 10536, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the American Sleep Apnea Association. https://sleepapnea.org/

Martinez, Juan M., 69, of North Salem, NY, died on March 24th.

Juan was born in Outes LaCoruna, Spain, February 18, 1948.

The family will receive friends on March 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Prayer Service will be during the visiting hours at 7:15pm on March 27th  at Clark Associates Funeral Home,4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536 with Rev Aloysius Thuma officiating

Private cremation will follow

Marzano, Edward Sr. 91 of Mount Vernon, New York died Thursday February 23, 2017 at Northern Westchester Hospital.

Edward was born on January 28, 1926 in Pozzuli, Italy to the late Edward and Maria Marzano. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 20 years.  Edward was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War.

Edward was employed by Pan American Airlines for twenty years and retired in 1988.

Edward is the beloved husband of Pasqualina (Zolfo), they married on June 23, 1957 in Mondragone, Italy.  He is the loving father of Maria (Sebastian) Adamo of South Salem, NY; Anna Ragusa of Mount Vernon, NY; and Edward Marzano Jr. (Jan) of Stormville, NY. He is the devoted grandfather of Melissa, Sebastian, Edward III, Domenick, and Joseph. Edward is the dear brother of Gennaro (Genie) Marzano of Somers, NY and is also survived by his nieces.

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Sunday February 26, 2017 from 1-5 p.m.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church R.C. 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY on Monday February 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation at www.MichaelJFox.org

McCarthy, Anna C, 100, of Katonah, NY, died on February 2nd.

Anna was born in New York, NY, February 18, 1916.

Anna is survived by one daughter: Elizabeth A. Hubert of Katonah, NY and one son: Steven A. Orr of Yonkers, NY;

Her family will receive friends on Sunday, February 5th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Service will be celebrated on Monday, February 6th at 11:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home,4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.

Cremation will follow at Ferncliff Crematory, 280-284 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530.

Memorial contributions may be made to

American Heart Association

P O .Box 417005

Boston, MASS. 02241-7005

Monaco, Jerry, 78, of Pound Ridge, NY, died on February 23rd.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 25th from 1:00 to 5:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Graveside Service will be on Sunday, February 26th at 10:00 am at Kensico Cemetery,

273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595

Henry Olsen passed away on March 28th 2017 at the age of 78. He was born in Buffalo to the late Ada and Henry Olsen. As the eldest of six sisters, he is survived by Pauline, Matilda, Kitty and Barbara. He leaves behind his beloved wife Florence, treasured daughter Amy and her devoted husband Andy. He loved his stepson Phil and wife Mandy, stepdaughter Samara and husband Keith and cherished grandchildren Jacob, Courtney, Lindsey and Jeremy. Among his many nephews and nieces, Jim DeMaio was a special source of pride and support. Along with many wonderful friends, his dear friend Esther Weiss was there for him every step of the way.

Henry received BS and MS degrees from Buffalo State College, an MA from the University of Buffalo and a PhD from Michigan State University. He was a Professor of Sociology and Research Methods at CUNY’s Medgar Evers College for 38 years. He authored three books, numerous articles, gave seminars and was awarded more than $14 million in grant money for the college.

As a society board member, Henry served the Heritage Hills community since 2007 and was an active participant on the Condo 26 board. He was also on the Citizens Fiscal Advisory Committee for the Somers School Board and a Heritage Hills liaison to the Somers Town Board.

An avid sports fan, Henry was faithful to the Dodgers, Michigan State Spartans, Buffalo Bills and the UConn Huskies Women’s Basketball team. As an enthusiastic tennis fan and player, Henry’s dream after retirement was to go to all the Grand Slam tournaments. Happily that dream was fulfilled.

Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, April 2nd at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah from 3-5PM with a service at 4PM.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Henry’s name to Regional Hospice and Home Care Center in Danbury, CT. Call (203) 702-7400 or log on to regionalhospicect.org.

Panos, Antoinette Teresa, 87, a longtime resident of Amawalk, NY, died on March 22nd.

Antoinette was born in New York City,

She was a member of the Somers Seniors.

Antoinette is survived by her loving husband: Andrew G. Panos;  and her beloved children: Laura Thumen, Peter Panos, Nancy Smith and Donald Panos and the late Andrew Panos, Jr and Thomas Panos. Devoted grandmother of 6 and great grandmother of 2.

Her family will receive friends on Friday, March 24th 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 Saturday, March 25th at 11:15 am at St. Patrick’s RC Church, Yorktown, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights.

Interment will follow at Amawalk Hill Cemetery.

Pastena, Lola Meola, 98, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 13th, 2017. Born on March 7, 1918 to Anthony and Anna (Luongo) Meola. , she was named Columba for her paternal grandmother but was from day one always called Lola and legally changed her name. She attended Cleveland Street School where she received the President’s award for having the second highest average in the class and graduated from Orange High School Scientific Course in 1935. Prohibited by finances from pursuing a degree in engineering at NYU, she went on to graduate from Drake College Secretarial Course.

She worked for the US Navy and Tiffany and Company in Newark. It was there that she acquired her passion for artifacts and antiques and where a co- worker introduced her to her brother Anthony James Pastena. Their 60 year marriage began on Sept 24, 1944. She studied dance and acting and together with Frank Carrington, introduced summer stock theater to New Jersey and thus began the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. She herself acted and once sang “I’m Gonna Dance Wit De Guy Wot Brung Me” on Broadway. Working with Frank Dailey, her theater group began theater in the round at the Meadowbrook Theater in Cedar Grove, NJ. On the business side she filled the house to capacity booking in the Big Bands (Ellington, Dorsey, Miller, etc). In 1948, her theater group was invited to bring their show to Broadway.  Missing her son’s first step, she walked away to become a full time mother and lived and raised her children in Livingston, NJ for 40 years.

Wishing to be closer to her children and grandchildren, she moved to Somers, NY in 1984. A devastating house fire sent her back to NJ but she again moved to Somers in 1992. An avid reader, art and antique collector, she valued her family above all else. Charming, warm and kind, she welcomed her neighbors and friends and family her into her eclectic home and was truly loved by any and all lives that she touched.

She is survived by her son Dennis A. Pastena, M.D, a Plastic Surgeon in Westchester and Putnam Counties, her daughter-in law Paula (Coleman) Pastena, an Ophthalmologist in Putnam County, and her daughter Janis A. Pastena, M.D, M.P.H, a former General, Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon at Westchester Medical Center, her beloved grandson Ryan M. Pastena, M.D. and his fiancée Jenika S. Karcich, M.D., and dozens of nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Anthony James Pastena, her granddaughter Lauren Lynne Pastena, and her sisters Genevieve DeLuca and Elaine Neis.

Visitation will be at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536 Thursday February 16, 7-9PM and Friday February 17 at 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday February 18th at 11:30AM at St. Joseph’s RC Church in Somers, NY. Interment will follow at Amawalk Hill Cemetery, Quaker Church Rd., Yorktown Heights.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tribute Program St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital PO Box 1000 Dept42 Memphis, TN 38101-9908

Pochintesta, Richard S., Sr. 86, of Katonah, NY passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Richard was born on September 19, 1930 in Manhattan, NY to the late Felice and Marie Pochintesta. Richard served twenty-one years in the Army National Guard.

He was a graduate of Harren High School where he received his high school diploma. Richard worked for the New York State Department of Corrections until 1991. He was a volunteer fire fighter at Katonah Fire Department for 48 years where he was former Captain of the Rescue Company and the creator of the original Fire House Chili recipe.

Richard is the beloved husband of Rosemarie and is the loving father of Theresa (Kevin) Koch of Boulder, CO, Richard Jr. (Dori) of Brewster, NY, and William (Carla) of Katonah, NY. He is the devoted grandfather of Nicole (Patrick), Adrienne, Kayla, Richard III, and Matthew. Richard is the brother of late Angelina, John, Teresa, Louis, and is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

His family will receive friends on Friday, February 17th  from 4:00-8:00 p.m at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18th at 10:00 am at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association at donatenow.heart.org, then click Memorial

Schaus, Herbert, III “Herby” 59, of Bedford Hills, NY and a life long resident of Katonah, died on Monday, April 10th.

Herbert was born in Bronx, NY, January 5, 1958.

Herbert is survived by his father Herbert and mother Catherine (Eirish) Schaus, Jr, his Aunt: Nancy Schaus “Nan”, his son: Herbert IV, his brothers: William, Donald and John. He was pre deceased by his sister: Carin Crimmins.

Herby enjoyed fishing and working with his good friend, Richie Bingham.

His family will receive friends on Thursday, April 13th from 10:00 am to 12:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Graveside Service and burial will follow at Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue Valhalla, NY on April 13th at 1:00 pm.

See, Yvonne, 85, of Goldens Bridge, NY, died on February 10th.

The Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, February 25th at 11:00 am at St.Lukes Episcopal Church, Katonah,68 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536.

Segreti, John M., age 94, of Katonah, NY, died on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Regional Hospice, Danbury CT.  He was born in New York City, NY, on July 28, 1922 to the late Joseph and Josephine Segreti. John was a toll collector for the Triboro Bridge & Tunnel Authority. John was predeceased by his wife, Mary on October 11, 2015.

John is survived by two daughters: JoAnn Borreggine and Valerie Nicholls and two sons: John and Ronald Segreti

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 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 Saturday, March 18th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.  Entombment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY.

Signorelli, John Peter, 50, of Riverhead, NY, died on January 31st.

John was born in Huntington, NY, August 24, 1966.

John is survived by his father John and mother Margaret (Albin) Signorelli; and his brother, Peter

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Service will be celebrated on Friday, February 3rd at 8:30 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home,4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.

Private cremation will follow

Memorial contributions may be made to In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to

Community Living Corporation (CLC), 600 Bedford Rd, Mt.Kisco, NY 10549.

Smith, Elaine F., 81, of Pound Ridge, NY, died on January 27, 2017

Elaine was born in Belton, SC, December 17, 1935.

Elaine is survived by her husband: Silas L. Smith;

The Memorial Service will be on Sunday, February 5th at 1:00 pm at Pound Ridge Community Church, 3 Pound Ridge Road, Pound Ridge 10576

Whitman III, Harold Cutler of Bedford Hills, NY.

August 2, 1931 – February 27, 2017.

Beloved husband of Aimee DuPuy. Father of Cynthia (Mark) Swank and H. Cutler (Libby) Whitman, IV. Proud grandfather of Elsie Swank, Mark Swank, Sam Swank, Georgia Swank, Kate Whitman, Harry Whitman V and Adelaide Whitman. Memorial Service Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11AM at St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations to National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 733 Third Ave, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10017

 

Zottola, Margaret L., 98, a resident of Bedford Hills, NY for 75 years died on January 4th.

Margaret was born in Plymouth, MA on December 23, 1918.

She loved her animals. She was known for her toll house cookies and crème puffs.

She was pre deceased by her husband of 80 years, Alfred “Zip” Zottola in 2007 and her son Bradley in 1976.

Margaret is survived by her son: Craig (Denise) Zottola of Pawling, NY, her daughter: Jill (Augie) Alvarez of Danbury, CT and her son: Wayne Zottola of Bedford Hills. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Her family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 10th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

Interment will be private

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