Miscellaneous Westchester County, New York Obituaries - 2002

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Fanny Watford: Ossining resident
Fanny P. Watford, a resident of Ossining, died November 26 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx.
She was 63.
She was born November 4, 1939 in Ossining to Sarah and John D. White.
She worked as a technician at Harrick Scientic in Ossining.
She is survived by two daughters, Laura Jordan and Sarah King; one brother, James King; and six grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Claude Watford in 1966.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. Interment was private. 

Bertha M. Cheatham: Ossining High grad
Bertha M. Cheatham, an Ossining native, died peacefully on November 30.
She was 70.
She was born in Ossining in 1932 to James and Olive Cheatham, and was a graduate of Ossining High School, Hunter College, and Pratt Institute Graduate School of Library and Information Services.
She continued her specialization in communications and media by obtaining an M.A. at the University of Hawaii.
She began her career as a Childrenís Librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library, then became a School Library Media Specialist for the Greenburgh Central School District for 14 years, where she served as secretary and president of the Hartsdale Teacherís Association.
From 1973 to 1990, Miss Cheatham was Associate and Managing Editor for School Library Journal in New York City, where she acquired and edited manuscripts, magazine columns, generated feature ideas, and represented SLJ at national and state conventions.
Before retiring, she was a Visiting Professor at the Palmer School of Library and Information Services at C.W. Post College in Brookville. For the past 10 years, Miss Cheatham has been employed at local Libraries in Chappaqua and Greenburgh, and was part-time reference Librarian at Mt. Kisco Public Library.
She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the American Library Association, the American Association of School Librarians, and the New York Library Association.
She is survived by four sisters, Geraldine Scott of Bedford Hills, Doris Cheatham of Ossining, Clarice Cheatham Imriano and wife, Helena; and 10 grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. 

Harold K. Travis: Yorktown resident
Harold K. Travis, a resident of Yorktown, died November 24 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco.
He was 69.
He worked as a Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for Lakeland Schools in Shrub Oak. He was with the company for 30 years before retiring in 1991.
Mr. Travis was born April 29, 1933 in Cortlandt to Sucor Travis and Margaret Smith Travis.
He was educated in Peekskill and the University of Illinois.
He served in the Air Force in Korea.
He married Janice Travis in Yorktown.
Mr. Travis lived in Yorktown for the past 28 years. Before that he lived in Peekskill.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Travis; two daughters, Darla DiDonato and Dawn Lorola; and one granddaughter, Jacquelyn Lorola.
He was predeceased by his mother, father and two brothers. 

Irene P. Cookson: Peekskill resident
Irene P. Cookson, a longtime resident of Peekskill, died November 30.
She was 93.
She was born November 26, 1909 in Lawrence, Massachusetts to Adelard and Dina Beaudet Poisson.
She graduated from the Punchard High School (1925) and the Mac Intoch Business School (1927) in Lawrence.
After graduation she was employed as a secretary-accountant for the Norwood Insurance Company in Lawrence.
She was married to Edmund L. Cookson, was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Peekskill and was a past Regent and member of the Catholic Daughters of the American Court Trinity 241 in Peekskill.
She was also past president of St. Josephís Auxiliary of Mount St. Francis in Peekskill and served as a Den Mother to the Parish Cub Scouts.
Over the years she became very proficient at sewing and specialized to childrenís clothing.
She is survived by three sons, John of Woodstock, Maryland, Dr. Peter of Sharon Springs, New York, and Rev. Edmund MM of Puno, Peru; three daughters, Julianne OíConnor of Scituate, Massachusetts, Elise Dallemagne of Cherry Valley, New York, and Irene Burke of Saithersburg, Maryland; one sister, Sr. Cecile Poisson SS of Los Angeles, California; 16 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one brother, Leo Poisson, two sisters Marcelle McCormack and Bernadette White, and twin sister Estelle Poisson.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Michael Rogonia: Peekskill resident
Michael Rogonia, a resident of Peekskill, died November 30 at Westledge Health Care Facility.
He was 94.
He was born May 5, 1908 in Peekskill to Cosimo and Clara Ciera Rogonia.
He worked as a mechanic for the City of Peekskill for many years and formerly worked for New York Central.
He, his parents, brothers and sisters were longtime residents of the Lent House, the oldest house in Peekskill.
Mr. Rogonia was a member of the Church of the Assumption in Peekskill.
He is survived by two daughters, Emily M. Hatzmann of Cortlandt and Clare Bennett Dittenhoefer of California; three sisters, Rose Segnit of Ossining, Theresa Forsman of Poughkeepsie and Josephine Righi of Vermont; three granddaughters, Christine Hatzmann, Amy Hatzmann Rodriguez and Alison Case; and one great- granddaughter, Kayleigh Case.
He was predeceased by his wife, Amelia Otivich Rogonia, who died July 15, 1990.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Roland J. Mocerino: resident of Punta Gorda, Florida
Roland J. Mocerino resident of Punta Gorda, Florida died Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda.
He was 74.
He was born August 25, 1928 in Bronx, New York and moved to Punta Gorda in 1989 from Westchester, New York. He was a retired sales manager for the Eastern Region of Miller Brewing Co. of New Jersey. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Punta Gorda and served as a volunteer at the Cooper Street Recreation Center in Punta Gorda. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Danele Mocerino of Punta Gorda; two daughters, Regina Suarez of Lake Mary, Florida and Renee Mocerino of Lake Mary, Florida; three sons, Richard S. Mocerino of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Russell Mocerino of Boynton Beach and Roland A. Mocerino of Punta Gorda; three sisters, Margaret Carlone of Plantation, Florida, Mary Marchisano of Syracuse, New York, and Irene Wright of Mahopac, New York; a brother, Joseph A. Mocerino of Tamarac, Florida; 7 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and his companion, Myrna Eusepi of Port Charlotte, Florida.

Anthony F. Iorio, Sr.: Ossining resident
Anthony F. Iorio, Sr., a resident of Ossining since 1965, died December 15 at Rosary Hill Home.
He was 81.
He was born April 23, 1921 in New York City to Frank A. and Jennie Marasco Iorio.
Mr. Iorio was a veteran of World War II and served in the Marine Corps as a Master Sergeant in the 3rd Amphibious Corps. Upon his discharge, he returned to New York City and married Jennie Candreva on July 20, 1947.
They moved to Yonkers in 1952 and Mount Vernon in 1960.
He was a communicant of St. Annís Church, a member of the American Legion Post #506, the Marine Corps League and was a Senior Buyer with Tiffany & Co. in New York City where he was employed from 1958 until his retirement in 1992.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennie Anne Kerney; two sons, Anthony F. Jr. and Frank T.; four sisters, Josephine and Marie Iorio, Theresa Hyer and Rita DíAgostino; and five grandchildren.
Mr. Iorio was predeceased by his wife, who died October 20, 2001, and his brother Louis, who died in 1983.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. 

Donald T. Dalton: Ossining resident
Donald T. Dalton, a resident of Ossining, died December 10 in Madeira Beach, Florida.
He was 77.
He was born August 16, 1925 to Madeline and Thomas Dalton.
He graduated from Yonkers Schools.
Mr. Dalton served with distinction on two Naval Vessles in World War II as part of the invasion forces in Normandy. He was a member of FOXY 29 as a corpsman, a medical beach battalion, on board the LST 496 in the spring of 1944. He took part in exercise "TIGER" in the English Channel, where in preparing for the invasion, LST 510 was used in the Normandy Invasion at Omaha Beach. Upon discharging the troops and vehicles at Omaha Beach, the ship was converted from an amphibious combat unit to a hospital ship, complete with operating room, with the capacity of a 200-bed hospital. Between June & October of 1944 thousands of Wounded troops were treated and transported from France to England aboard LST 510, where he played a significant role in saving many lives.
In October 1944, he was transferred stateside and was reassigned to the Pacific Theatre where he served with distinction in the war against the Japanese Empire. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946. Because of his special training Mr. Dalton was recalled to serve in the Korean Conflict in 1950, where once again he served with distinction.
He was proud of his two Honorable Discharges he received from the U.S. Navy. He took pride in wearing his uniform and the combat ribbons he earned in defense of his country he loved so dearly.
Upon discharge from the Navy, he graduated from the N.Y. School of Embalming and Restorative Art and was employed by the following: Red Flood, Waterbury & Kelly & Dwyer Funeral Homes & Dorsey Funeral Home.
He was loved by his wife Elaine, his family, friends and buddies. He made a difference and will be missed.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. 

Evelyn Salch: Yorktown resident
Evelyn B. Salch, a resident of Yorktown, died of a long illness December 11 at Bethel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cortlandt, New York.
She was 73.
She worked for Rockland Psychiatric Center at Mohegan Manor for many years.
She was born September 28, 1929 in Norwood, Massachusetts to John and Blanche Reardon.
She was raised in New Rochelle and graduated from Issac Young High School.
She lived in Yorktown for the past 43 years.
She is survived by her son, Edward and wife Catherine of Shrub Oak, son Richard and wife Mary of Hopewell Junction, and son John and wife Joanne of Scarsdale; and seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Jessica, Roy, Stephanie, Ryan, Dylan and Glen.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown. 

Guilherme Carvalho: Ossining resident
Guilherme Carvalho, a resident of Ossining, died December 13.
He was 63.
He was born April 28, 1939 in Mesao Frio, Portugal to Joaquim Carvalho and Maria de Gloria Gueded.
He was a professional gardener when he lived in Portugal and presently was employed at the Maryknoll Seminary.
He was a member of the Portuguese American Club in Ossining, and a parishioner of St. Annís Church.
Mr. Carvalho is survived by his wife, Rosa; four daughters, Cristina Goncalves, Carla Ligeiro, Helena and Angela Carvalho; one brother, Manuel; one sister, Aldina; and four grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. 

Harry Lockwood Sr.: resident of Cortlandt Manor
Harry Lockwood Sr. a resident of Cortlandt Manor died Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at Somers Manor.
He was 83.
He was a retired Sanitation Worker for the Town of Cortlandt, retiring in 1986.
He was born on October 26, 1919 to Harry and Julia Chase Lockwood.
He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and family gatherings. He is survived by his companion, Jeanne Archey, of Fishkill, a son, Harry Lockwood, two stepsons, James and Jessie Grant, a stepdaughter, Shirley Rancourt, a brother, Clinton Lockwood, four sisters, Marjorie Poglodek, Bertha Hoffmann, Gertrude Mann and Evelyn Guido, along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose. 

Julia Petrishin: resident of Peekskill
Julia Petrishin resident of Peekskill died on Tuesday, December 17, 2002.
She was 78.
She was born in Yonkers on June 25, 1924, the daughter of Andrew and Mary Demchar Petrishin.
She attended Oakside School and Drum Hill High School.
She was a longtime employee of IBM, working at the Thomas Watson Research Center, in Yorktown, as an Administrative Assistant, retiring in 1985.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Peekskill.
She enjoyed sewing and did oil on canvas painting.
She is survived by her sister, Helen Petrishin, and her aunt, Marion Dempsey, both of Peekskill, and many cousins.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Karl W. Herrmann: Somers resident
Karl W. Herrmann, a resident of Somers, died December 16 at Danbury Hospital.
He was 73.
He worked as an Engineer at I.B.M. in East Fishkill, New York. He retired in 1992.
Mr. Herrmann was a member of The Croton Falls Chapter of the Knights of Columbus and a longtime communicant of St. Josephís Church.
He was the beloved husband of 45 years to Elfi; loving father of Mary Ann Cristiano of Stormville, Tina Pellegrini of Hopewell Junction, Dr. Hand Herrmann of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Gini Ferrucci of Hopewell Junction, and Karolyn Herrmann of Berlin, Germany.
He was the devoted grandfather of Stephen, Tom, Erika, Charlie, Max, and Katie; and the brother of Hedwig Herrmann of Germany.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah. 
Lawrence O. Dohrman of Huntsville, Alabama formerly of New York City, died on Wednesday, December 11, 2002. He was a retired New ork City Firefighter and WWII Army Veteran.
He was the loving husband of the late Annette (Nee Cornelis) and Margaret (Nee Donahue). Loving father of Art Dohrman and father in law of Mary.
He was the cherished grandfather of Carl and Annette.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Frederick Funeral Home in Flushing, New York. 

Margaret Mary Kelleher: Maryknoll sister
Margaret Mary Kelleher died December 11 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll.
She was 91.
She was born March 10, 1911 to Daniel and Mary (Caldweller). She was the second born child to the Kelleher family.
Margaret had two sisters, Julia and Ellen and was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Rosati Kain High School and graduated with her diploma in 1928.
She had taken some business courses in typing, but had no real training in office work. She began to look for work after graduating, but it was difficult to find a job as it was near the onset of the Great Depression. She was giving up hope in finding a job when the local community of religious sisters asked recent graduates of her high school to come to their primary school and be aides to the teachers. Margaret had never thought of herself as being able to teach, but she said when she saw the young children learning things that she had taught them she was so pleased. Little did Margaret know that she would be teaching for the rest of her life.
During her years of teaching before she entered Maryknoll, she took a course at St. Louis University to prepare herself. After 10 years of teaching as a lay staff member, Margaret lost her job. Margaretís Godmother worked for Western Union, and helped her get a job there. Margaret worked there for a few years and began thinking that this was not what she wanted to do. Margaret had always wanted to go to Maryknoll, and knew about it through her cousin, one of the original Maryknoll Fathers, Maurice Gleason. Margaret wrote to him stating her desire to become a Maryknoll Sister, and he encouraged her to enter.
Margaret entered Maryknoll on December 7, 1938 at the age of 27. She made her first profession of vows on June 30, 1941, at the Center. She received the name Sister Rose Daniel (Rose for the Blessed Mother, and Daniel for her father), which she used until her death.
In 1940, Rose Daniel began to study for her BA at Rogerís College. She received her degree in 1944. That same year she went on her first mission to San Juan, Capistrano to teach for five years. Her next mission was providing Social Services in Monrovia. At that time, Monrovia provided help for people with tuberculosis. Rose Daniel said she rarely dealt with the patients but provided relief for the workers. Every worker had one day off, and Rose Daniel worked in the position of the person who was not working that day.
Rose Daniel began a new mission in 1954 in her hometown of St. Louis where she taught for 10 years as an elementary school. After completing her time there, Rose Daniel moved to Hawaii, where she stayed until her retirement. She lived in Waialua, Kaneohe, and Kailua. Rose Daniel worked in several different capacities. She was a teacher, Parish minister, and visited the sick.
In 1997, after 60 years of being a Maryknoll Sister, Rose Daniel retired in Monrovia, California. Although she had officially retired, Rose Daniel continued to do volunteer work. She visited the sick at the local hospital nearby.
Rose Daniel loved to be outdoors. She said she loved nature and expressed a desire to have her room overlooking Woodside. Rose Daniel swam in the ocean every day while living in Hawaii and California.
In May 2001, Rose Daniel was admitted to Assisted Living. She chose to live on the third floor.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. 

William Cholowsky: Crugers resident
William Cholowsky, a resident of Crugers, died December 12.
He was 81.
He worked in the Accounting Department for General Motors in North Tarrytown and was with the company for 15 years before retiring in 1982.
He was born February 3, 1921 in Yonkers to Conrad and Anna Zoviska Cholowsky. He earned an Accounting degree from NYU.
He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII.
On December 15, 1945, he married LaRue Clarke in Hastings, NE. He was a member of St. Christopher Church.
He is survived by his wife, LaRue Cholowsky of Crugers, one son, Paul Cholowsky of American Canyon, California, one daughter, Michelle and her husband Robert Antalek of Beacon, and three grandchildren, Daniel and his wife Tika Cholowsky, Cynthia Cholowsky and Brian Antalek.
Family members who died earlier include daughter-in-law Patricia Cholowsky and four brothers, Michael, John, Nicholas and Stephen Cholowsky.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home in Peekskill.


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