Obituary Archive 2017

Amato, Michael P., 91, passed away on May 11, 2017 at his home in Somers, NY.

Michael was born January 7, 1926 in the Bronx, NY. He proudly served in the Navy in WWII. He married his love, Alice T. Lonergan on August 26, 1956 and were married for 61 years.

Michael is survived by his wife: Alice; his son: Michael J. Amato (Christina) of Somers, NY; daughters: Donna Tambini (Larry) of Holmes, NY and Debbie Radi (Rich) of Somers, NY; grandkids: Michelle & Richie Radi, Melissa & Marissa Tambini and Sarah Amato. Mike is also survived by his brother, Jimmy Amato of Florida and his sister, Rae Pegoli of Somers, NY.

Mike was a member of the Somers Volunteer Fire Dept. for 66 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Italian American Club. Mike loved being outside and around people. Mike’s family was everything to him. His great personality and smile will be deeply missed by all.

Family will receive friends on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 16, 2017 at 10am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Route 202, Somers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, make donations in his name to the Somers Volunteer Fire Dept., 119 Primrose St. Lincolndale, NY 10540

Barshop, Barbara Gail, 80, of White Plains, NY, died on June 15, 2017

The Graveside Service was be celebrated on June 18th at 1:30 pm at Old Montefiore Cemetery, 121-83 Springfield Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11413 with Rabbi Allen Block officiating .

Shiva will be observed at the home of Beth and Joe Zimiles

24 Hilltop Road

Waccabuc, NY 10597

Monday 6/19/17 4-9pm

Tuesday 6/20/17 5-9pm.

Broderick, Thomas G., 85, of Redding, CT, died on May 25th.

Thomas was born in Mount Kisco, NY, August 7, 1931.

Thomas is survived by his wife: Ingrid (Gieseler) Broderick;  ;

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. Concluding with the Funeral Service will be held at 8:00 pm.

Interment will follow Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery, 304 Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY 10549.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to:

1. Shriners Hospital:

www.shrinershospitals.org/Donate

2. The Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research. https://www.lustgarten.org/donate

3. Founders Hall, in Ridgefield CT, a donor-supported education and recreation center for people age 60 and older. http://founders-hall.org/donate-now.

 

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.

 

 

 

Joseph A. Comunale “Joe” 87, of Katonah NY died Saturday July 1, 2017 at Laurel Ridge in Ridgefield CT.

Joe was born in the Bronx, NY on May 20, 1930 to Pasquale and Portia Comunale. Joe was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served during the Korean War. He was a resident of Katonah for 50 years and a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church in Katonah. 

Joe was predeceased by his wife Marietta (Migliore) and was the loving father of Portia (Eric) Horsa of Ridgefield CT, Patsy (Lisa) Comunale of Stamford CT, Sal Comunale of Juno Beach, FL, and Joseph (Lisa) Comunale of Somers NY. Joe was a devoted grandfather of Joey, Erica, Alexa, Kyle, Lauren, Gianna, and Nicholas.

Calling hours will be at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Wednesday July 5 from 4-8 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption RC Church, 55 Valley Rd, Katonah NY on Thursday July 6 at 10am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, Hawthorne

Capua, Benjamin, “Ben” 90, of Somers, NY and Coconut Creek, FL, formerly of Eastchester, NY went to our Heavenly Father on, Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Ben was born on March 13, 1927 in Bronx, NY to the late Pio and Martina Capua. Ben was a U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division, veteran and served in World War ll and Korea and received a Purple Heart.

Ben owned and operated Stillwell Stairs in Goldens Bridge, NY, before retiring.

Ben is the beloved husband to the late Sylvia (nee Greco) and is the loving Dad to Corinne (Robert) Storms, Somers, NY, Bruce (LuAnn) Capua, West Harrison, NY, and Robert (Linda) Capua, Eastchester, NY.  He is the devoted grandfather of Bruce, Kristen, Robbie, Rachel and Rebecca. Ben is the brother of late Rose Malone and Daniel Capua; he is survived by his brother Peter Capua, Miami, FL and sister-in-law Susan Capua, of Danbury, CT and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY on Sunday, July 16rd from 3-7PM.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Rd, Somers, NY 10589 on Monday, July 17th at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation@HudsonValley, The Wish House, 832 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Carone, Dominick J., “Ditty”, a 63-year resident of Bedford Hills, NY, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Northern Westchester Hospital Center.

Ditty was born on September 21, 1922 in White Plains, NY to the late Santos and Theresa Carone.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II, and saw action in D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, for which he received numerous medals, including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was honored to be counted among the members of “The Greatest Generation”.

He worked for DeSilva Fuel for more than 30 years, was a member of the Teamsters Union, and served as a volunteer in the Bedford Hills Fire Department.  An avid golfer, he was still playing at the age of 90.  He won 1st place in the Westchester County Senior Men’s Public Golf Tournament in 2004, shooting an 80 at age 82!

Ditty was the beloved husband of Angelina (née Ascenzi) and the loving father of Donald (Leslie) of South Salem, NY and JoAnn (Peter) Scala of Mount Kisco, NY. He was devoted to his grandchildren Luke, Brad, Stefanie, Lindsay, and Russell, and his great-grandchildren Taylor, Dominick, and Eric.  He was brother to Geneva Manganiello of Ocean City, MD, Lena Belcamino of Boca Raton, FL, and Joseph and Barbara Carone of Bedford Hills, NY, and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His family will receive friends on Thursday, April 27th from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 28th at 10:00 am at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY 10549.

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

Cinelli, Clara F., “Claire” 86, of Somers, NY died Monday, May 1st 2017.

Born in 1930 in Bronx, NY, Claire was a graduate of Hunter College and had a fulfilling career as a teacher in both New Rochelle and White Plains school systems. Claire’s love for children was apparent in her work and the gratitude shown by many of her students.

Claire was a caring and loving wife, aunt, sister and friend who will be greatly missed.

Claire is survived by her beloved husband, Dominick Cinelli, Sister Olga Topping, and loving nieces and nephews.

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

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, 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.

Donahue, Carmen, (nee Perales) passed away on May 23, 2017.

Carmen is the beloved wife of George M. Donahue.  Devoted mother of Michael Choi, Mary, John Paul (Megan) and the late Katherine Ann (Kat) Donahue.  Loving grandmother of Siena.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 28th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Monday, May 29th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 30th at 11:00 am at Manhattanville College Chapel, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577.

In memoriums to: Memorial – Sloan Kettering Hospital, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065 will be appreciated.

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/

Jacqueline Garibaldi, 93, died peacefully on June 28, 2017 at home in Pound Ridge, New York surrounded by her loving family. Jacqueline was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on July 31, 1923 to the late Frank and Philomena Cardinale. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank D. Garibaldi and they lived in Short Hills, New Jersey until his passing in 2002. They were married 55 years.

Jacqueline was the loving mother of Barbara & John Decina of Pound Ridge, NY and grandmother to Danielle & Michael. Her brother Peter and sister Tessie predeceased her.  Her youngest brother Frank resides in Florida.

Jackie, as she was known by her friends, was a fun-loving and kind person. She was devoted to her family and friends and was a deeply religious woman. She brought joy to all who knew her.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 2nd from 2:00 – 6:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 3rd at 10:00am at St. Patrick’s RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Calvary Fund, Inc., of Calvary Hospital 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461.

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

Genovesi, Julie, 52, of Danbury, CT, died on May 30, 2017.

Julie was born in Mount Kisco, NY, March 3, 1965.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 3rd from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. The Memorial Service will be celebrated at the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 3rd at 3:00 pm.

Alvin Glanzberg of Somers, New York, passed away peacefully while surrounded by loved ones on July 7, 2017.  He was 89.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 9, 1928 to the late Sally (nee Mendlinger) and Harry Glanzberg, he was a proud graduate of Susquehanna University and took postgraduate courses at Cornell University as well as studied advanced audio/visual techniques at Eastman Kodak.   Alvin served in the Army during the Korean War as a medic at the Sandia Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  An avid gardener, photographer, researcher and traveler, he also enjoyed opera, music and history.

Alvin worked as a photographer and journalist, beginning his career in New Mexico.  Starting out as a radio broadcaster at KGAK in Gallup, he then worked as a reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Albuquerque Journal and wrote freelance articles for The Washington Post and The Associated Press while based in Los Alamos.  Many of his articles centered on “The Manhattan Project” during the 1950’s.  Returning to NYC, he worked for CBS News, writing and editing stories alongside Barbara Walters for Walter Cronkite.  He later joined Bozell & Jacobs, a well-known advertising and public relations agency as a public relations account executive. In his later years, he enjoyed his life as a free-lance travel writer/photographer, writing for the Cornell Quarterly, Restaurant Hospitality, Travel Agent Magazine, Relax Magazine and other trade publications.  It gave him the opportunity to visit more than 55 countries worldwide, from Argentina to New Zealand and nearly every state in the nation.

Alvin is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 24 years, Muriel (nee Arkus), his loving daughters Susan and Regina and her spouse, Amy and his loving son Michael and his spouse, Timothy.  He had two loving stepsons, Darryl and his spouse Elizabeth and Jordan and his spouse Linda.  Alvin was blessed with 6 beloved grandchildren:  Joshua, Isabel, Elijah, Hunter, Lena and Alexander.  He was the brother to Lola (nee Glanzberg), brother-in-law to Lewis Lehrman of Scottsdale, AZ and the uncle to Matthew and Joann.

The funeral will take place at the Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Wood Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Tuesday, July 11 at 11 am.  Interment will immediately follow the service at Mount Lebanon Cemetery on the Brooklyn-Queens border, 7800 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale, NY 11385.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy at Nature.org or the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.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

Michael Grobarcik, 66, of Danbury CT, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at his home.

Michael is survived by his wife Erika of 41 years, sons: Michael, Jeffrey and Steven and his fiancé Nikki Penirelli, sister: Debra Eiermann and husband Thomas, granddaughter: Charlotte and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.

Michael was born on October 28, 1950 to Charles and Virginia Grobarcik in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1971.  On November 29, 1975, he married Erika Schauer in Bronx, NY.  Michael and Erika lived in North Salem NY for over 20 years where they raised their 3 sons.  He worked at the same company, Halcyon Construction as a Civil Engineer for 34 years.  Michael enjoyed sports and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Blackhawks, and Bears.  In his free time, Mike loved spending time at home with his loving wife Erika and surrounded by family.

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 11 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 12 at 10:30AM at St Elizabeth Seton RC Church, 520 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877.  Michael will be laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave, Hawthorne, NY

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.

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.

Bruce Philip Helmes, Architect, WWII Veteran, 95 years old, and a native of Katonah, died May 8, 2017.  Born April 25, 1922 on a kitchen table in a 2nd floor apartment over a woodwork shop, at 223 Katonah Avenue, which 50 years later he renovated into offices now known as the Courtyard.

He was the third child of Charles and Louise Tucker Helmes.  Predeceased by sister, Marion Covey and brother, Charles T. Helmes, former Superintendent of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District.  His father was the “wire chief” of the N.Y. Telephone Co. in Mt. Kisco.  His mother was a homemaker, taking care of everything in raising the family. Bruce always talked about growing up in the twenties and thirties and life in Katonah.

Bruce is survived by his loving wife, Margaret (Peggy Healy). Although married for 70 years, they were going together since they were 16 years old.  Bruce attended Katonah High School and Margaret, also a native of Katonah, went to St. Mary’s School.

In September of 1947 Bruce and Margaret were married at St. Mary’s in Katonah and with God’s blessings, they had eight children, 6 sons and 2 daughters and now 24 grandchildren: Philip (Kathi), of Marblehead, MA; their children: (Brian, Julie, Jessica, and Caroline); Peter (Marjie) of New Fairfield, CT.; (Sean, Alexandra, and Molly); Bruce (Andrea) of Cedartown, GA. (Bruce, Scott, Kyle, Michael, and Rachel); Steven (Rosa) of Katonah, NY; (Cristina, Charles, and Briana); Kevin (Digna) of White Plains, NY (Ashley); Peggy  (Nicholas and Emily); Barbara (Van Muller) of Pound Ridge, NY; (Stephen, Timothy, Kevin, and Kate); and David (Yummy) of South Salem, NY (Maggie and Annie).

His daughter Peggy died of brain cancer in 2010.

Bruce attended Katonah Public School, grades 1-12, in a 2 story building which is now the location of the Katonah Fire House on Bedford Road.  He graduated in 1940 as President of his Senior Class.  He and his classmates decided to start a yearbook and raise the money for it.  They approached Mrs. Arthur Iselin, a descendant of John Jay, and received permission to use the name “John Jay” as the title of the yearbook.  Upon consolidation of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, the new High School took the name “John Jay”.

In September 1940, Bruce started college at Cooper Union in NYC, with the goal of being an architect.  However, in November of 1941 his father died and war was declared.  In September 1942, he was sworn into the Army and in January 1943, was deployed to North Africa.  He served as a Sargent in the 968th AAR Air Engineering Squad and saw action through to the Battle of Tunis.  Thereafter, his company was deployed to Caserta, Italy, then dispatched to the English 8th Army on the Adriatic Coast and moved up through the coast into the Po River Campaign.  With War over, Bruce returned to the United States in October of 1945 and was honorably discharged with 2 Campaign Battle Stars.

After 3 years overseas and with his college and army experience, he was accepted with the benefit of the GI Bill into Yale Graduate School of Architecture.  He worked in New York City and White Plains with Architectural offices and further studied Land Planning and Structural Engineering at Columbia University and New York Structural Institute.  He received his Architectural License in 1952 and started his own practice.  Examples of his work can be seen throughout Northern Westchester and Fairfield County, varying from large custom homes, to commercial buildings, along with numerous renovations and additions on a variety of projects.

In 1985 his sons, Peter, Steven and Kevin, joined him and they continue “The Helmes Group, Architecture, Engineering and Project Management,” at their office at 184 Katonah Avenue.

Bruce was dedicated to serving his community with 70 years in the Katonah American Legion, (past finance officer); 70 years with the Katonah Fire Department (past finance officer); President of Katonah Chamber of Commerce; President of the Katonah Rotary; Schaeffer Award recipient; President of the Katonah Memorial Park; 32 year Board of Managers for Lincoln Hall; Member Emeritus of the America Institute of Architecture (past finance officer); Town committees, including: Chairman of District 8 Republicans; Low Cost Housing Committee; Community Board of County Trust Bank; Board of Directors of NY Federal Savings Bank; and Board of Directors of the Village Improvement Society.  Bruce was the recipient of the 2009 Civic Award by the Sisqua Council 1862 of the Knights of Columbus.

Bruce and his wife Peggy enjoyed great vacations on Cape Cod with their children and grandchildren and many years sailing on the Long Island Sound.  He retired from his architectural office at 88 years old and kept busy with his painting of land and seascapes.  He has given his children and grandchildren paintings of their choosing and always wrote a special message on the back, specifically for them.

His family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah on Fri, May 12 from 4-8 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Sat, May 13 at 1:30 pm at St Mary of the Assumption RC Church, 55 Valley Rd, Katonah, NY

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Katonah Fire Dept., the Katonah-Bedford Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp., or to St. Mary’s Church.

HENSHAW III, RICHARD TOWNSEND

Dick Henshaw died peacefully at his home in Waccabuc, NY at the end of a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer on July 3, 2017.  Dick was born in New York, NY on February 22, 1939.  A graduate of St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA, Dick received a BA from Princeton University in 1961.  On January 4, 1964, he married Helen Huggins of Downingtown, PA.  He served as a Captain in the US Army and the US Army Reserves until 1972.  In 1965 Dick joined Irving Trust Company and spent 26 years with Irving Trust Company and the Bank of New York where he was a Senior Vice President and Manager of the Commercial Banking Division.  Later, he served as a Principal with Charterhouse Group, Inc.

Dick loved the arts in all forms.  He was an avid patron of the NY Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts.  He and his wife traveled extensively to hear music, admire art and tour gardens.  At home he devoted himself to his gardens where he grew so many beautiful vegetables that he left a basket at the end of his driveway to share with his neighbors.  He always counted himself the most fortunate man that his sons’ families lived in his hamlet and hosted pool parties, birthdays and Christmas gatherings.  He was a devoted grandfather who attended so many school sporting events that he knew the entire team roster.  Dick and Helen took their grandchildren to the movies and concerts as well as family vacations in Europe and the US.  He was happiest at a family dinner at one of his son’s house on Sunday evenings.

Dick is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Henshaw, as well as his two sons, their wives and five grandchildren:  Richard T. Henshaw IV and Elizabeth (Liza) L. Henshaw, Richard T. Henshaw V, John (Jack) L. Henshaw, Elizabeth Riley Henshaw of Waccabuc, NY and Douglas Ross Henshaw and Leslie Boorse Henshaw, Marshall Dolan Henshaw, Carter Vought Henshaw of Waccabuc, NY.   Dick was predeceased by his parents, Richard T. Henshaw Jr and Elizabeth Vought Henshaw.  A private burial service will be held for family with a reception for friends to be held at Waccabuc Country Club where he was a member since 1977 on Sunday, July 30th from 2:00-5:00pm.

Kamta, Sita, 54, of Bedford Hills, NY, died on April 21st.

Sita is survived by her husband: Dowlat S. Kamta.

The family will receive friends on April 26th from 7:00 pm to 10:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Service will be celebrated on April 27th at 9:00 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.

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.

Koch, Albert C., 90, of Somers, NY, died on June 29th.

Albert was born in The Bronx on Aug 1, 1926

He attended NYU before enlisting in the US Army during WWII. Where he served in Bastogne at the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, he was the owner of Chris Koch and Son Dry Cleaners in The Bronx for many years. Following that, he was an Insurance Broker with Prudential.

Beloved husband of Mary (Killoran) Koch; Cherished father of Debra (Jim) Haggerty, Christine (Denny) Neidich and Pamela (Tom) Autorino, Proud grandfather of Caitlin, Sara, Devin, Logan, Sophia and Grace.

His family will receive visitors on Sunday, July 2nd from 1:00 to 5:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Service will be at the funeral home on Monday, July 3rd at 11:00

Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx

Leissler, Mary, 89, died on June 25, 2017

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536.  Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Blvd., Calverton, NY 11933.

Lobasso, Alfonso D. born on November 24th, 1930 and passed on May 19th 2017.  He is the beloved husband of Gloria, Loving father of Diane Bergendahl (Howard), Debra Hulse (Wayne), Steven Lobasso (Christine) and adored Poppy of Justin, Alexander, Austin, Hunter, Samantha, Jackson, Logan and Christian.  Brother of Dominick, Margaret Turturro, Mario and predeceased by Michael.

Funzy had a contagious smile and was a trailblazer in life.  He was an Italian Immigrant, Veteran of the Korean War, Family Man, Outdoorsman, Fisherman, Skier, Troop 228 Scoutmaster and Artist.

His family will receive friends on Sunday, May 21st 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 Monday, May 22nd at 11:30 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY

Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Route 202, Somers, NY.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St Judes Childrens Research Hospital: www.stjude.org/

Go in peace.

 

La Motta, Joseph Michael 84, of Bedford died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Joe was born during the Great Depression on September 25, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, to Dominick and Christine La Motta. He was the first in his family to earn a college degree, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Seton Hall University. He then went on to receive his MBA, with honors, from New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. Despite his humble beginnings, Joe had a successful 43 year career as a Wall Street professional, leading Oppenheimer Capital, a multibillion dollar investment firm, for 17 of those years. During his career in the industry he authored several articles on investment management which appeared in Pensions and Investments, Pension World, Pension and Welfare News, and various other publications.

From 1991 to 1999, Mr. La Motta was chairman of the Board of Directors of the Glaucoma Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the detection, treatment, and identification of the causes of glaucoma, a degenerative eye disease. He is now Chairman Emeritus.

Joe was a great supporter of the causes of the Italian American culture, most notably through his work with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves to foster the improvement of the art, culture, image, and education of the Italian American. For three years, he was a member of their Board of Governors and was then a member of the Philanthropic Committee. He was also a member of the National Italian American Foundation.

In 1994, Joe and his wife Deena established the Joseph and Geraldine C. La Motta chair in Italian Studies at Seton Hall University, honoring Mr. La Motta’s parents. With his family, he also funded a Scholarship Endowment at Colgate University (the alma mater of his three children), a scholarship (through the Columbus Citizens Foundation) at Seton Hall Prep for qualified students of Italian descent, and a scholarship at his high school, Good Counsel in Newark, NJ.

Additionally, Mr. and Mrs. La Motta have established an endowment at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for innovative cancer research. Mr. La Motta served his local community chiefly through hisinvolvement with the Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation, where he served on the Board. Both a state-ofthe-art operating suite and an emergency room “Fast Track”at Northern Westchester Hospital are named for him and his wife, Geraldine. Mr. La Motta has also served on the board of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Foundation for the Blind. Among his other charitable interests are the NY Glaucoma Research Institute and the Cornea Research Foundation.

Joe is the beloved husband of Deena, to whom he was married for 57 years. He is the loving father of Jodee Novak (Ed) of Yorktown Heights, NY, Dr. Joseph La Motta (Yvonne) of Mt. Laurel, NJ, and Clifford La Motta (Renata) of Ridgefield, CT. He is the devoted grandfather of Luke, Emily, Cara, Zach, Morgan and Chloe. He is the brother of Claire Tihasek and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Friday, May 19 from 2- 4PM and 7-9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY on Saturday, May 20th at 10am. Interment will follow at Middle Patent Rural Cemetery, 4 Bedford Banksville Road, Bedford, NY.

At the family’s request donations can be made in lieu of flowers to:

The Joseph M. & Geraldine C. La Motta Cancer Research

Endowment Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

c/o Jane Weyl

885 Second Avenue, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10017

www.tinyurl.com/lamottamskcc

or

The Glaucoma Foundation

80 Maiden Lane, Suite 700

New York, NY 10038

www.tinyurl.com/lamottatgf

Lowther, Marie Letizia, 90, of Somers, NY, died on May 18, 2017 at home.

Marie was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Gina (Cestaro) Nicasti.

Marie taught kindergarten and first grade at Catholic Schools in Yonkers, NY.

Marie is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years: John P. Lowther; her son: John A. and Nancy Lowther; granddaughters: Gina and Katie; great-granddaughter: Aria and her sister: Antoinette Catoggio.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 23rd at 10 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.  Interment will follow at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

William R. “Bill” Masetti, 92, of Somers, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27th 2017 after a short illness.

Born in 1925 in Manhattan, NY, Bill entered military service after graduating from Haaren High School, completing advanced academic and flight training to become an Aviation Cadet in the US Navy.  After the war ended, he graduated from Stewart Technical School with training in aeronautical and mechanical drafting and design, followed by a career with Irvington Form and Tank, United Nuclear, Burns and Roe, and Nuclear Energy Services.

Bill was a kind, caring and generous husband, father and grandfather, combining his enjoyment of aviation and model airplane flying with his love for family and friends and his fondness for bowling, poker, pool and photography.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Anna; son Andrew and companion Kathi Young; son Alexander and daughter-in-law Catherine; grandchildren Katherine Masetti, Elizabeth Smith and husband Spencer, Alexander Masetti Jr., Daniel Masetti and Natalie Masetti; great granddaughter Harper Maye Smith; and nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister Doris Hochreiter in 2015, and parents William and Clara.

His family will receive friends on Thursday, June 1st, from 4 to 7pm at the Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  On Friday, all will gather at the funeral home at 9am and depart at 10am for his interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, NY.

 

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

Merusi Jr., George A., 64, of Somers, NY was called home to our Lord on May 9, 2017, welcomed by his parents, George and Betty, with open arms.  George was adored by many and is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, MaryEllen; sons: George (Lindsay) and Danny; sister: Betty Jane and many nieces and nephews. “He was the best man that ever lived,” George said of himself, “nah, I’m only serious.”

The family will receive friends on Sat., May 13 from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00 -9:00pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Mon, May 15 at 10am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Rd, Somers, NY.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Somers, NY.

Mieszerski, Eugene M., “Gene” 84, of Somers, NY formerly of Brooklyn, died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Hudson Valley Hospital. Gene was born on March 4, 1933 to the late John and Julia Mieszerski. Gene was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Korea from May 6, 1952 to February 6, 1954, Army 2nd division. He worked in accounting at Con Edison for over 25 years. He retired in 1996. Gene was a devoted San Francisco Giants fan, billiards and bocce player.

Gene is the beloved husband of Eleanor (nee Jendras) for 59 years and is the loving father of Cynthia Pavia of Amagansett,NY, Paula Stone and her husband, Richard Camp, of Bend, OR and Laura Mieszerski, M.D. of Peekskill, NY. He is the devoted grandfather of Michael and Matthew Stone. Gene is the brother of Walter Mieszerski of Mission Viejo, CA and is also survived by many nieces and nephews

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Sunday, July 9th from 3 to 8pm.The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on July 10th at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to New

York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Foundation,

www.hvhc.org

John “Jack” Joseph Nevins, 86, a resident of Goldens Bridge,  NY, died Friday, June 16, 2017, at Waterview Hills. Jack was born in the Bronx on June 8, 1931, to the late John Joseph and Mildred Nevins. He was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School, class of 1948. Jack worked in the publishing industry, and he was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, where he served as Grand Knight and District Deputy.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Millie Nevins; his children, John Nevins and Carol Nilsson; and his grandsons, Matthew, Mark and Eric Nilsson. Jack was predeceased by his sister, Matilda Pontillo.

His family will receive friends on Monday, June 19th 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, June 20th at 11:30 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.  Interment will follow at Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, NY

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

Doris Jean Beairsto O’Keefe of Doylestown, PA, formerly of Somers and Yonkers, NY passed away on Friday June 16, 2017. She was born in Yonkers NY on February 28, 1925, the daughter of Harold and Grace (Little) Beairsto and sister of Constance Beairsto Morris.

Doris attended Blessed Sacrament High School and Graduated from Columbia University’s Dental Hygiene program. Doris worked as a dental Hygienist in Yonkers and New Canaan, Ct for 17 years. Doris married James J. O’Keefe Jr of Yonkers NY, son of James and Nell O’Keefe, on September 29, 1956. Doris and Jim raised five children: Kathleen, James III, Donald and Jack O’Keefe and Doreen McNamara, in Yonkers with all the love and devotion one could ask for. After raising her children, Doris received her real estate license and practiced with Jim at O’Keefe Realty in Yonkers. After their retirement they moved to Somers, NY in 1989.

An avid gardener, Doris was a member of the Morsemere Garden Club in Yonkers, and participated in numerous flower shows. Doris won a first place ribbon in her last flower show at the age of 89. After moving to Somers, she took up painting, with water color being her preferred medium. She loved to share her works as cards for family and friends. A perpetual volunteer, Doris devoted time to Twigs thrift shop in Mt. Kisco, NY for the benefit of the Northern Westchester Medical Center. She also was a member of the Alter Society of St. Joseph’s Church in Somers.

Doris loved her daughter-in-laws Sandi, Jaime and Melissa as if they were her own. Her 8 grandchildren; Ryan and Quin McNamara, James, Meghan, Sean, Griffin, Samantha, and Harry O’Keefe all have happy memories of Sunday dinners, whiffle ball games, and special events at “Nana and Jimbo’s”.

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woodsbridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536 on Thursday June 22, 2017 from 7pm -9pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Rd, Somers, NY 10589 on Friday June 23, 2017 at 10am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Library for the Blind, c/o Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

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.

Micah Justin Orifici of Waccabuc, NY, died suddenly on June 30th, 2017.  Micah was born in White Plains, NY on January 16, 1975. He attended Woodlands High School in Greenburgh, then Columbia University where he graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He founded EduTek Ltd., a thriving educational technology company in Mamaroneck, NY in 1995.

His family was everything. He married his college sweetheart, Cheryl (nee Pak) on October 5th, 1996. He was tirelessly devoted to his children, Madison Camille (13) and Christian Justin (11).  Micah is the beloved son of J. Michael and Deborah Orifici of Waccabuc, NY, the big brother of Matthew Jared (and Maria) of Scarsdale, NY, and his predeceased brother Mark.

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends in the Lewisboro and Scarsdale Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses and so many others that loved him.

The burial and memorial services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Worldwide Orphan Foundation, wwo.org or JW.org.

Micah will forever be remembered for his passion, kindness, hospitality and generosity.  His faith and hope are summed up in his favorite scripture Isaiah 40:31, “But those hoping in Jehovah will regain power.  They will soar on wings like eagles…”

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

1933-2017

Leslie Pollack died peacefully in his home in Bedford after a long complex illness. His integrity, generosity, and loyalty are his legacy for his wife, Yvonne, his children, Jonathan Pollack, Jennifer Reiner, and Fredrica Ford and his grandchildren, Annie, Gabriel, Joseph, Samuel, Michael, Hank, Abraham, and Scarlett.  He was an active leader in Jewish, humanitarian, and artistic causes.  After Harvard Business School, his long career in Wall Street was dedicated to the financial well- being of his clients.  He made his mark writing a weekly newsletter as head of research and became the director of Shearson Management and then a partner at Neuberger Berman.  Leslie’s passion was as a competitive tennis player; his tennis skills spanned junior ranking to the Yale tennis team and onto senior tennis, winning a national USTA gold ball for father and daughter tennis. His dry sense of humor and way with words will leave his family and friends smiling.

Service will be at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Sunday April 16 at noon. The family will receive friends at his home on Sunday from 4-7pm and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 2-6pm. Donations in Leslie’s honor to HIAS, helping sustain immigrants, will be appreciated: 411 Fifth Ave. (suite 1006), NY, NY 10016

 

Reilly, Alice M. 

Alice M. Reilly, age 89, longtime resident of Bedford and Bedford Hills, NY died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Waterview Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Purdys, NY.

Alice was predeceased in 2006 by her beloved husband of 52 years, Thomas F. Reilly.  For the 36 years that her husband served as Sexton of St. Matthew’s Church, Alice was equally involved in the care of the Church.

She is the mother of Eileen Searles, Robert and Leonard Sitchenko, Marilyn Dodge, Marie Cunningham and the late Thomas Sitchenko and Alice Reid.

She is survived by her brother Walter Sitchenko, her nieces Janet Berberich and Mary Ann Mawn and also by 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 12th at St. Mary’s of the Assumption, Katonah, NY at 11:30 a.m. with a reception following at 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford, NY.

Gregory J. “Greg” Repp, 76, of South Salem, NY, formerly of Katonah, died Sunday, June, 18, 2017 at Putnam Hospital Center.

Greg was born March 15, 1941 in Cornwall NY to the late Michael and Irene Repp.  He was a graduate of John Jay High School, Class of 1960.  Greg enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Glasgow, Montana and The Philippines.  Greg was honorably discharged, December 1964.

In September 1965, Greg began his career as a police officer with the White Plains Police Department, White Plains, NY.  After a decorated career, he retired as a detective in July 1986.  Greg worked as an owner/operator with Central Taxi until 1993.  He re-engaged in his career as a Security Officer at Northern Westchester Hospital, retiring again in January 2011, after 18 years.  Greg was a member of the Retired Police Association of White Plains and the American Legion, Post 1575, Katonah, NY.

Greg married his high school sweetheart, Barbara (nee Sammann) and was a beloved husband for over 57 years.  He is the loving father to Gregory, and his wife Elizabeth of Somers, NY, Christina of Mount Kisco, NY, and Laureen and her husband David of Brewster, NY.  Greg is the devoted grandfather to Duncan, Charlie, Robert, and Jack.  He is the brother of Michael A. Repp, Jr. and his wife Corinne of Brewster NY.  He also is survived by several nephews and nieces whom he adored.

Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY, Thursday, June 22 from 4-8pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s RC Church, 55 Valley Rd., Katonah, NY on Friday, June 23 at 10:00 am.  Internment will occur at a later date at the Saratoga National Cemetery, Saratoga, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Lung Association www.lung.org and The Gary Sinise Foundation www.garysinisefoundation.org

 

Charles “Charlie” McFarlane Rose died unexpectedly, but peacefully, on April 18, 2017 at his home in Bedford, New York.  In heaven and in this next phase of his life, Charlie joins his adored younger sister, Maggie, to whom he was exceptionally close and his cousins, Pia and Peter.

Charlie was born on November 24, 1999 and lived almost all of his life in Bedford, NY.  He was 17 and a senior at Fox Lane High School at the time of his death and was eagerly planning to attend Kenyon College, where he had been accepted as an ED1 candidate.

Charlie was incredibly, deeply and completely cherished and beloved – by his parents, Alessandra and Clayton Rose; his brother, Harry; his sister, Berit; his grandparents, Piero and Hope Niceta, Kathy Rose and Hal Vogel, and the late Richard Rose; his aunts Rickie, Marina and Abriel; his uncles Thomas, Gustavo and Dave; his cousins, Nico, Marco, Fiona, Teddy, Mateo, Cal and Claire; his big extended, loving family; and his dear dog, Franklin.  They will all miss him enormously.

Charlie was an unbelievably talented artist. His deep emotion and sensitivity came to life on the canvas, and he was proud of the inspiring and moving way he was able to capture the true spirit of his subjects through his work.  He was also a uniquely compassionate person, sharing his time teaching 2nd grade CCD students at St. Patrick’s Church, volunteering at Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, and face-painting children of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated parents.

While the loss his family feels is beyond words, they are so deeply grateful to have known and loved him.  Charlie was a source of extraordinary pride and joy – from the moment of his birth, to the moment of his death and every moment in between.  He was truly the most precious gift.

His family would like to thank the many friends, teachers, mentors and role models who helped nurture and shape him – and who enabled him to experience deep love and so much laughter.  Through the love and the care of so many, Charlie’s life’s purpose has been fulfilled, and that is worthy of gratitude and celebration.

To that end, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford on Saturday, April 22nd at Noon followed by a reception at Historical Hall.  In lieu of flowers, Charlie’s family gratefully requests donations to The Charlie Rose Memorial Fund at Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship (P.O. Box 328, Bedford, NY 10506 or www.endeavorth.org/donate) or to support the therapeutic art programs of the Maggie Rose Perinatal Bereavement Program at the Bereavement Center of Westchester 670 White Plains Rd., Suite 213, Scarsdale, NY 10583 or http://www.thebereavementcenter.org/donate.htm.

 

Russo, Barbara Ann, 86, formerly of Dobby Ferry died on June 19, 2017.

Barbara is survived by her husband: Ronald J. Russo, her daughter: Deborah (James) Damascus of Pound Ridge, NY and her son: Ronald (Tina) Russo of Atlanta, GA.  Cherished grandmother of 5 and great grandmother of 2.

The family will receive friends at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY 10536 on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 24, 2017at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s RC Church, Route 22, Bedford, NY 10506. Interment will follow at Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595.

Athena Scarfone, (Tina) Age 70, of New Rochelle, N.Y. passed away on July 5, 2017 in the home of her daughter in Katonah, NY after a seven-month struggle with metastasized lung cancer.  Athena was born in New York, N.Y., in 1947 to her late parents, Evangeline and George Zois.  Athena grew up in the Bronx, New York and attended Christopher Columbus High School, where she met her late husband, Richard Truiano.  Athena and Richard raised two daughters, Athena (Cage) and Denise (Forte). She cared for Richard until he passed away in 1995 after a six-year struggle with Scleroderma.

Athena was the voice of Trivella & Forte, LLP for twenty-one years, as its Office Manager, where she was beloved by the clients and worked side-by-side with her daughter Denise in her lawfirm.

Athena met her husband, Philip Scarfone in 2001 and they married in 2005.  Athena and Phil loved spending time at the Jersey Shore, and enjoying their time together.

Athena was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and authored a book, “A Visit from Jesus:  August 7th” which describes her faith in the miracles of Jesus.

Athena is survived by her husband, Philip; her children:  Athena and Denise; her grandchildren Wyatt and Evangelyn Forte; and her brother William Zois.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 7th 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, July 8th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY.

Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY.

In Lieu of flowers, the family would request that donations be made to “St. Patrick’s School”.

In the memo of the check kindly reference “St. Patrick’s Scholarship Fund/Athena Scarfone.”  All donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to 483 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506.

 

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

Stevens, Donald Leroy, 80, of North Salem, NY, died on June 5th.

Donald was born in White Plains, NY, August 23, 1936 to the late Rudy S. and Ida M. Reed Stevens.

He was a Title Inspector with the Ticor Title Company in White Plains for 30 years and was in the National Guard for 3 years.

On March 3, 1956, Donald married Barbara Joan (Garrett) Stevens; who survives him.

He is the brother of Zelda Ambrose and the late James Stevens and the late Audrey MacDonald.

Donald is the father of Karen Lazaroff, Rebecca Koopman (Jim Tuttle) and Jeffrey Stevens (Susan Stevens); Grandfather of Jennifer, Stacey, Brendan, Danny, Ryan and Alyssa and Great Grandfather of Kayleigh, Brianna, Abigail, Juliana, Johannes, Aaden and Logan and he is also survived by several nieces and nephews,

Services and interment will be private

Towey, Jr., James J., 86, of Katonah, NY, died on Monday, July 24, 2017.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 26th 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 Thursday, July 27th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.  Interment will follow at All Souls Cemetery, Marble and Sunnyside Avenues, Pleasantville, NY 10570.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

The Calvary Fund, Inc.

Calvary Hospital

1740 Eastchester Road

Bronx, NY 10461.

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

 

Wurr, Beatrice J., 92, of Somers, NY, died on April 19, 2017 at Salem Hills Nursing Home.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 24th from 8:30 am to 9:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 24th at 9:00 am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.  Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Webster Ave & E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10470.

Zafonte, Lillian A., 95, of Pound Ridge, NY, died on April 16, 2017 at St. Cabrini Nursing Home, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Lillian was born in Brooklyn, NY, January 19, 1922 to Anthony and Anna Medici.

Lillian is survived by her daughter: JoAnn Zafonte and her son: Louis (Beth) Zafonte. Cherished grandmother of Vincent and Alena.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 18th from 4 to 7pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 19th at 10am at St. Patrick’s RC Church, 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY 10506.  Interment will follow at Long Island National Cemetery, Wellwood Ave., Farmingdale, NY.

Memorial donations may be sent to St. Cabrini Nursing Home, 115 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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