Miscellaneous Westchester County, New York Obituaries - 2002

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Carlene Viravec: Peekskill resident
Carlene Viravec, a resident of Peekskill, died November 1 at the Cortlandt Healthcare Center.
She was 83.
She was born September 25, 1919 to Douglas H. and Minnie Elizabeth Mansfield Heady.
She worked for the New York Telephone Company in Peekskill from 1938 to 1944, and was a longtime member of St. Peterís Church.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting.
On May 5, 1940, she married Joseph T. Viravec at the Assumption Rectory. He died February 27, 1964.
She was also predeceased by her sister, Bessie Heady.
She is survived by one daughter, Nancy of Peekskill; one son, Joseph and daughter-in-law Marlene; grandson Daniel and his wife Krystal; and three great-grandchildren, Corey, Catherine, and Nicholas, all of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Harry Hoffman: Peekskill resident
Harry Hoffman, a resident of Peekskill, died October 28 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
He was 88.
He was born September 30, 1914 in Brooklyn to Samuel and Lena Bly Hoffman.
Mr. Hoffman was a buyer of menís clothing for Deansgate in New York City. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.
He is survived by one daughter, Judith Hoffman Corwin, an illustrator and writer in New York City; one sister, Miriam Mendelowitz of Peekskill; three brothers, Sol Hoffman of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Murray Hoffman of Eugene, Oregon and Fred Hoffman of Queens; and one grandson, Oliver Jamie Corwin, also an illustrator and writer in Manhattan.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Jean Graham: Yorktown resident
Jean V. Graham, a resident of Yorktown, died November 2.
She was 64.
She worked as a teacher for Lakeland School District for 15 years before retiring in 1991.
She was born January 21, 1938 in Rochester to Albert and Stella Dudinski Vogler.
She earned a bachelorís degree in physical education from Brockport State in 1959.
On April 17, 1960, an Easter Sunday, she married James S. Graham at Asbury Methodist Church in Rochester. She lived in Yorktown for the past 40 years.
She will be remembered for her love of children, family, friends, country and community volunteer work.
She is survived by her mother, Stella; two sons, Douglas and wife Marie, and James A. and wife Lisa; grandchildren Robert, Elizabeth and Austin; son David S., daughter Leslie A.L. and sister Dorothy Lamb.
She was predeceased by her husband, James, in 1992, and father, Albert, in 1992.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights. 

Josephine Amato: Granite Springs resident
Josephine M. Amato, a resident of Granite Springs, died October 29.
She was born January 23, 1921 to Michael and Rose Fanelli in New York City.
On October 22, 1950, she married Anthony Amato at St. Josephís Church in New Rochelle.
She was a member of the LeAmiche Lodge in Yonkers.
She was predeceased by her husband Anthony in September 1995.
She is survived by five sons, Michael, brother Gabriel Mary Amato, T.O.R. (James), Anthony, Robert and Steven; two daughters-in-law, Agnese and Alice; two brothers, Frank and Daniel Fanelli; and seven grandchildren Jessica, Marie, Michael, Sarah, Agnese, Joshua and Reid.
She was predeceased by one brother, Michael.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Yannantuono/Burr Davis Sharpe Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Julia Astrab: Peekskill resident
Julia Astrab, a resident of Peekskill and Delray Beach, Florida, died November 2.
She was 85.
She was born on January 16, 1917, in New York City to Nickalas and Pawlina Procak Semchyshyn.
She was a graduate of the Corlears Business School in New York City.
On October 25, 1936 she married William Astrab at Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Peekskill. He predeceased her in 1997.
She worked as a Facility Clerk in Cable Records in the plant department for the New York Telephone Company, Peekskill for 20 years, retiring in 1977. She belonged to the NY Telephone Co. Pioneers.
She was a communicant at Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Church, the Assumption Church, Peekskill, and Holy Apostles Church, Lake Worth, Florida, where she was active in the Ladies Auxiliary, preparing ethnic holiday pastries.
Her daughter, Donna S. Astrab of Peekskill and sister, Anna Danko of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania survive, along with many nieces and nephews. One brother and two sisters predeceased her.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Karen M. Rodrigues: resident of Putnam Valley
Karen M. Rodrigues resident of Putnam Valley died on Saturday, October 26, 2002.
Survivors include husband, Jose, a son, Alexandre, and a daughter, Amanda.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Sweetís Funeral Home in Hyde Park, New York. 

Max H. Richter: PV resident
Max H. Richter, a resident of Putnam Valley, died October 28 at his home.
He was the beloved husband of Shirley Richter, and the cherished father of Marian Schwartz and Kenneth Richter.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Heritage Funeral Home in Putnam Valley. 

Michael "Mickey" Burns: Montrose resident
Michael C. "Mickey" Burns, a resident of Montrose, died October 29 at Hudson Valley Hospital.
He was 61.
He was a Senior Account Clerk for Northern Westchester Joint Water Works before retiring in January.
He was born July 24, 1941 in Peekskill to James M. and Julia Hynes Burns.
Mr. Burns served in the US Navy from 1961 through 1965. He was a life member, and former President and Treasurer of the Verplanck Fire Dept., joining in 1959.
He also belonged to the Westchester County Volunteer Firemanís Association and was the former treasurer of the Montrose Fire District.
An avid sailor, he was a member of the Tin Can Sailors Association.
He is survived by his Soul Mate, Barbara A. Small, of Montrose; one son, Michael J. (Dana) Burns of Verplanck; three daughters, Patricia Burns, of Arizona, Elizabeth (Richard) Burns-Scott of Ardsley, and Julia Burns of Verplanck; two brothers, James A. (Cathy) Burns of Hyde Park, and Patrick (Patricia) Burns of Peekskill; one grandson, Michael Patrick Burns; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one sister, Julia I. Malcolm.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose. 

Roberta Mays Wells: Peekskill resident
Roberta Mays Wells, a resident of Peekskill since 1937, died October 25 at the Field Home-Holy Comforter Nursing Home in Yorktown.
She was 91.
Wells was born September 20, 1911 in Amelia Co., Virginia to George and Ardelia Randolph Mays.
She graduated from Russell Grove High School in Amelia Courthouse in Virginia. She worked as a self-employed beautician.
She was a member of the Park Street A.M.E. Zion Church in Peekskill, where she was a teacherís superintendent during the 1960ís. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 8 in Ossining.
Wells also worked for the Eastern Star Chapter in Ossining and for many years for the Peekskill Volunteer Ambulance Corps before retiring in the 1970ís.
She enjoying helping her friends and playing bingo.
In 1936, she married Robert Wells in Peekskill. He died in May 1963.
Wells is survived by two sisters, Gertrude Brown of Corona, New York and Helen Mays Bazar of Amelia Courthouse, Virginia.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Shane Guss: former Yorktown resident
Shane C. Guss, a former Yorktown resident, died November 1.
He was 31.
Guss worked in the service industry in New York City.
He was born August 18, 1971 in Mount Kisco to Charles and Paula Haltom Guss. He was educated in Yorktown, graduated from Yorktown High School in 1989 and earned a Bachelorís Degree in Business from Marist University.
Guss lived in New York City for the past five years. He will be remembered for his caring nature, loyalty to friends and his charming smile.
He is survived by his father, Charles Guss; one brother John Cromwell Guss of Memphis, Tennessee; three sisters, Stacey James of Rochester, New York, and Sydney and Callie Guss of Mahopac; paternal grandmother, Carol Guss; and maternal grandmother, Maire Sisk.
He was predeceased by his mother, Paula Alexander, and grandfathers, Carmen Guss and Edward Sisk.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights. 

William V. Connick Jr.: Ossining resident
William V. Connick Jr., a resident of Ossining, died November 1.
He was 67.
He was born December 25, 1934 in Tarrytown to William V. Connick Sr. and Catherine Irene Hueston.
Connick was the former president of B.C. Associates in Pleasantville, a graduate of Stepinac High School and Manhattan College. He was a parishioner of St. Theresaís Church in Briarcliff Manor.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; one daughter, Bethellen (Tyler) Tranzillo; one son, William III; and two granddaughters, Chelsea and Aubrey Tranzillo.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.

Alfred Vigna: Yorktown resident
Alfred J. Vigna, a resident of Yorktown, died November 10 at St. Johnís Riverside Hospital in Yonkers.
He was 80.
He worked as a store manager for Gristedeís Supermarket in Westchester County. He was with the company for 39 years before retiring in 1984.
He was born March 23, 1922 in Bronxville to Antonio and Francesca Costanza Vigna. He was educated in Eastchester and graduated from Eastchester High School in 1940.
Mr. Vigna served in the Army Air Corps during World War II attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was the recipient of two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals and a Presidential Unit Citation.
On April 8, 1951, he married Yolanda Nanni at Mt. Carmel Church in Mount Vernon.
He lived in Yorktown Heights for the past seven years. Before that he lived in Yonkers from 1955 to 1995.
Locally he was a parishioner of St. Patrickís Church in Yorktown Heights.
He will be remembered for his hard work and love of family.
He is survived by his beloved wife Yolanda; his son Dominick and daughter-in-law Gemma; his daughter Frances and son-in-law George Davis; his loving grandchildren, Craig and Alexis Davis; and his sister, Edith Cocopardo.
Family members who died earlier include his brother John Vigna and his sister Amelia Bozzi.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights. 

Concetta (DePalma) Mastro: former resident of Yorktown Heights
Concetta (DePalma) Mastro of East Hanover, New Jersey died at home on Sunday, November 10.
She was 93.
She was born in Corato, Bari, Italy. She lived in Yorktown Heights, New York and retired to Lighthouse Point, Florida before moving to East Hanover, New Jersy in 1996.
She worked in the garment industry for 30 years and was a member of the International Garment Workers Union of Yonkers, New York before retiring in 1945.
She was a member of the St. Cosmo Damian Society of Yonkers, New York.
She was predeceased by her husband Louis Mastro, Sr.
She is survived by her daughter Nancy Tempesta of East Hanover, New Jersey, sons Frank Mastro and daughter in lax Scrafina of Yorktown Heights, New York, her sisters Felicia Amicucci of Yonkers, New York and Nancy Salerno of Pembroke Pines, Florida her grandchildren Joseph Tempesta, , Jr. Louis Tempesta, Anna Christopher, Michael Tempesta, Louis F. Mastro, Louis Mastro, Rosemarie Centanni, Michael Mastro, Frank Mastro, 10 great grand children, and one great-great grand child.
She is also predeceased by her brothers Michael Depalma and Dominic Depalma. 

Dorothy Cochrane: former PV resident
Dorothy A. Cochrane, a former longtime resident of Putnam Valley, died November 6 at the Chancellor Place in Saco, Maine.
She was 82.
She was born November 27, 1919 in the Bronx to William and Agnes May Simonson Millar.
On November 22, 1939, she married Garrett V. Cochrane Jr. in New York City. He died May 4, 1993.
She is survived by one son, J. Steven Cochrane of Cheyenne, Wyoming; one daughter, Carolyn M. Smith of York, Maine; one sister, Helen Zurhellen of Putnam Valley; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Edwin Clarry: Peekskill resident
Edwin W. Clarry, a longtime resident of Peekskill, died November 10 at Cedar Manor Nursing Facility.
He was 90.
He was a retired Self Employed Auto Body Mechanic in Peekskill.
He was born in Rochester on February 25, 1912 to Harold and Nona Brown Clarry.
On February 3, 1937, he married Josephine M. DeMartini in New Orleans. She died in 2000.
He is survived by three daughters, Marsha Valente of Croton, and Nona Clarry and Eunice Conners, both of Montrose; one sister, Thelma Hassel of Norfolk, Virginia; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great- great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one sister, Sandra Proctor.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose. 

Elizabeth Brown: Cortlandt resident
Elizabeth C. Brown, a resident of Cortlandt, died November 3.
She was 96.
She was born January 6, 1906 in St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies to Edgar and Alice Dennis Brown.
She worked for many years at the Pierre Hotel in New York City as a housekeeper.
In addition to her daughter, Doryl Wolfe, she is survived by two brothers, five grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Florence Grimm: resident of Putnam Valley
Florence Grimm longtime resident of Putnam Valley died on Thursday, October 31.
She was the loving mother of Arlene Green of Putnam Valley, Robert Grimm of East Setaucket, New York and Ronald Grimm of East Islip, New York.
She was cherished by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Heritage Funeral Home in Putnam Valley. 

Florence Tierney: Ossining resident
Florence B. Tierney, a resident of Ossining died November 6.
She was 90.
She was born July 21, 1912 in Ossining to Richard S. and Ida Borg.
She was a graduate of the Washington School where she attended through high school. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Ossining and the Ossining Womenís Club.
She is survived by one son, Peter R. of Briarcliff Manor; two granddaughters, Kimberly MacKenzie and Katherine Gaskill; and seven great- grandchildren.
Her husband, Peter J., who was the retired A&P manager in Ossining, predeceased her.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. 

Howard Atkins: Somers resident
Howard E. Atkins, a lifelong resident of Somers, died November 10 at Hudson Valley Hospital.
He was 77.
He was born February 26, 1925 in Somers to Frank and Maria (McLaughlin) Atkins.
He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, including on the island of Iwo Jima, and he served during the Korean Conflict. He later worked as a Journeyman and Lineman for I.B.E.W. Local 3 1249 Syracuse, New York. He was with the Union for 38 years.
Mr. Atkins was a member of the Katonah V.F.W.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy of 55 years; his children, Warren, James, Kenneth, Robert, Nancy Askew and Donna Rossetti; 10 grandchildren; and one brother, Warren.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah. 

Mary Hamilton Wesley: resident of Croton on Hudson
Mary Hamilton Wesley resident of Croton on Hudson died Monday, November 11, 2002 at Calvary Hospital.
She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on October 13, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Robert Emerson DeCarlo and Elizabeth Winston Hamilton.
She was 67.
She was a graduate of East Denver High School in Denver, Colorado in 1953 and she received her B.S. at Briarcliff College in Briarcliff Manor and her Masters degree in English at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.
She was a retired English teacher who worked at Sleepy Hollow High School from 1971 till 1990.
She was trained under Dr. Martin Luther Kingsí leadership in non-violent demonstration in New Orleans and participated as a Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960ís.
She was in Alabama Court on September 26, 1963. She refused to respond to questions unless she was properly addressed as Miss Hamilton. At the time people of color were referred to by the 1st name only. She was held in contempt of court and placed back in jail. The NAACP and the ACLU appealed her case to the Alabama State Appellate Court, the Alabama State Supreme Court and finally the U.S. Supreme Court where a judgement was handed down on March 30, 1964 that stated, "The Petition for Writ for certiorari is granted. The judgement is reverses.
She is survived by her daughter Holly.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. 

Paul (Tiny) Feig: former Ossining resident
Paul R. (Tiny) Feig, a former Ossining resident, died November 9 in Bradenton, Florida.
He was 70.
He was born June 26, 1932 in Ossining.
Mr. Feig was a retired Corrections Officer at Greenhaven Correctional Facility, was a member of the American Legion Post #1302 in Poughkeepsie and was a retired member of the Blue Knights (NY 3).
He is survived by his wife Rita; his son Roy; seven daughters, Sue Kozlowski, Shirley Steele, Linda Andrews, Patricia DeCastro, Theresa Camp, Denise Falzone and Janet Canero; one sister, Barbara Playford; one brother, Richard; and 26 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining


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