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Johanna Sturmer: former Yorktown resident

Johanna L. Sturmer, a former Yorktown resident, died March 25 in Clarkston, Washington.
She was 99.
She was born April 14, 1902 to Gustave Buttonhoff and Olga Penning in Shimonken, Germany.
She came to America in 1923 and met and married Max L. Sturmer in the Bronx on November 9, 1925.
In 1948, they moved to Yorktown Heights.
She is survived by her son, Walter (Edith); grandsons Timothy (Rebecca) and Peter Sturmer; granddaughters, Christine Williams (Michael), Diane Hutchenson, Joanne Anderson, Jill Wadsworth and Grace Halbert; grandsons David (Jody) and Leon (Rovena) Sturmer; nephew, Herbert Butenhof (Erika); and 30 grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband (1973); one son, Leon Sturmer Sr. and one grandson, James Sturmer, both of Holden, MO; and one nephew, Wallace Butenhoff of Neptune, New Jersey.
Interment was held at Amawalk Cemetery. A special memorial service was held today (Wednesday) in Yorktown Heights.
 

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Judith Armisto: Verplanck resident

Judith C. Armisto, a resident of Verplanck, died April 26 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow.
She was 57.
She was born August 26, 1944 to Tia Marx and Beatrice (Sniffen) Marx in Mount Kisco.
She worked for many years as a special education teacher for the Hendrick Hudson School District and in the past year she worked in the Learning Center for Hendrick Hudson.
Mrs. Armisto is survived by her husband, Richard; three daughters, Kelly (Tom) Baird of Albany, Tracy Armisto (Steven Vittolo) of Montrose and Michelle Armisto of Yorktown; three grandchildren, Zackary, Carly and Austin of Albany; two sisters, Lucille Lucchese and Ginny Pinel of Patterson, NY; sister-in-law, Lorraine (Cecil) Jayne; and mother-in-law, Ida Armisto.
A Funeral Mass was held at St. Christopher Church in Buchanan. Burial followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Verplanck.
Donations can be made to the Judith Armisto Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 121, Verplanck, NY 10596 (for students from Hen Hud that will pursue a career in Special Ed).
 

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Richard Smith: Ossining resident

Richard E. Smith, a resident of Ossining, died April 21.
He was 70.
He was born August 13, 1931 to Alonzo and Lillian Smith. He graduated from Ossining High School, then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant and was a veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Smith worked for many movers until he suffered a stroke. He loved baseball, golf and swimming and once swam across the Hudson River and back.
Mr. Smith is survived by his brother, LeRoy of Ossining; three sisters, Velma Foster of California, Claire Sharrock of Texas and Lu Wayne LaCour of Maryland; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at St. Matthew’s Church in Ossining. Interment followed at Kensico Cemetery.
 

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Assunta Siniscalchi: Peekskill resident

Assunta Carmela Siniscalchi, a resident of Peekskill, died April 22.
She was 86.
She was born July 14, 1915 in Italy to Salvatore and Josephine Pacia Esposito.
On February 10, 1936, she married Giuseppe.
She was a member of Assumption Church and enjoyed gardening. She owned and operated “Onofrio’s” Pizzeria with her son Onofrio. 
Mrs. Siniscalchi is survived by her husband of 66 years, Giuseppe Siniscalchi of Peekskill; four sons, Biagio (Maria) and Antonio (Maria) of Peekskill, Dominick (Jeanette) of Trout Creek, NY; Onofrio (Cathy) of Cortlandt; four daughters, Rosario (Isadoro) Amalfitano of San Pedro, CA, Louise (Michael) Valera of Wayne, NJ, Aurora (Roberto) Merola of Ossining, Maria (Brian) Caccini of San Pedro, CA; three brothers Palmino, Francesco and Emilio Esposito; one sister Giocondo Esposito; 30 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two children, Luigi and Luigia, and one grandson, Onofrio.
A funeral service was held at Assumption Church. Interment followed at Assumption Cemetery.
 

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William Heady: Buchanan resident

William A. Heady, a resident of Buchanan, died April 27 at Cortlandt Healthcare Facility.
He was 58.
He was born March 8, 1944 to William M. and Frances Heady in Peekskill.
Mr. Heady worked for the New York Department of Transportation in Millwood for 30 years, the last seven as supervisor.
On August 25, 1970, he married Florence Baisley in Peekskill. He enjoyed hunting and traveling.
Mr. Heady is survived by his wife; son, Andrew (Kelly); three stepchildren, George Stottlar of Albany, Marie Sue Friedland of Aurora, California, and Kimberly Sanders of Whitehaven, Pennsylvania; one brother, Richard Heady of Alabama; two sisters, Susan Staten and Marlene Conklin, both of Peekskill; one stepbrother, Patrick McGrath of Peekskill; and eight grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one stepbrother, Fredrick McGrath.
A funeral service was held at E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. Interment was held at Hillside Cemetery.
 

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Marcella DiCioccio: Croton resident

Marcella A. DiCioccio, a resident of Croton, died April 28 in Warrington, Virginia. 
She was 77.
She was born February 22, 1925 in Croton to Pietro and Catherine Corea Rinaldo.
She married Joseph DiCioccio January 29, 1950 at Holy Name of Mary Church, where she was an active Parishioner and Choir Member.
She was retired from the Montessori School in Croton. 
Mrs. DiCioccio is survived by her husband, Joseph; two sons, Joseph, Jr. of Wappingers Falls and Peter of Conifer, Colorado; one sister, Marion Rinaldi of Briarcliff Manor; and three grandchildren, Jason, Katherine, and Joseph.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday at Holy Name of Mary Church. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery.
 

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Robert Petrillo: Yorktown resident

Robert F. Petrillo, a resident of Yorktown, died April 25.
He was 73.
He was born May 2, 1929 in Mount Vernon to Frances C. and Louis Petrillo.
He was a devoted father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was a Clinical Psychologist, trusted teacher, educator, mentor and innovator.
Mr. Petrillo was the founder of the Center for Human Options, Inc., a nationally recognized peer, leadership, drug education and prevention organization.
Mr. Petrillo is survived by his daughter, Robin; two sons Damon (Christine) and Justin; one brother, Dr. Richard (Jerilyn); and three grandchildren, Jenna, Alexandra and Samantha Petrillo.
He was predeceased by his son Jason.
A Funeral Mass was held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment followed at Amawalk Hill Cemetery.
 

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Florence Gatto: Yorktown resident

Florence Gatto, a longtime resident of Yorktown, died April 24 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco.
She was 75.
She was born October 17, 1926 in White Plains to Salvatore and Josephine Spadaccia Scataloni and was educated in White Plains.
On April 7, 1945, she married Peter Gatto in White Plains before moving to Yorktown.
Mrs. Gatto worked as a waitress for 12 years for AMF in White Plains before retiring in 1986.
She will be remembered for her love of children.
Mrs. Gatto is survived by three sons, Robert (Debbie) of Carmel, Richard (Debbie) of Pleasant Valley, and Ronald of Mohegan; one daughter, Maureen Lennon (Bob) of Yorktown; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Maggie Verano of E. White Plains; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Peter (1994), two sisters, Victoria Rappa (1998) and Rosemarie Dillon (1999), and her mother, Josephine.
A funeral service was held at St. Patrick’s Stone Church in Yorktown. Interment followed at Amawalk Cemetery.
 

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Elizabeth O’Donnell: Yorktown resident

Elizabeth A. O’Donnell, a resident of Yorktown, died suddenly April 19.
She was 57.
She was born May 9, 1944 in Bronxville to Raymond and Julia Mahoney Bell. She graduated from Eastchester High School in 1962.
On September 24, 1966, she married James O’Donnell at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scarsdale.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Yorktown and worked as a Benefit Coordinator for Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco for 12 years.
Mrs. O’Donnell will be remembered for her love of life and her pride in her Irish heritage.
Mrs. O’Donnell is survived by her husband James; her children, Kelly A. (Michael A.) Meyering of Mohegan Lake; James J. III of Abingdon, Maryland, and Elizabeth C. (Willem) Koetse of Wake Forest, North Carolina; and grandchild Michael J. Meyering of Mohegan Lake.
She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Mary B. O’Leary.
A funeral service was held at St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven in Valhalla.

Gerald Larson: Shenorock resident

Gerald Allyn Larson, a resident of Shenorock, died April 30 at the Taylor Care Center of The Westchester Center in Valhalla.
He was 64.
He was born July 27, 1937, in Oak Park, Illinois to Harold and Agnes Larson. He graduated from Three Oaks High School in Three Oaks, Michigan; then Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and earned a Master of Arts in history of non-Western cultures from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. 
Mr. Larson worked as a teacher at Scarsdale High School and retired in 1998 after 31 years of service. He also served as the president of the United Owners Association in Shenorock. In 1983, he became a member of the Parks and Recreation Board of Somers and served as Vice Chair of that group since October 1983. He was also a member of the Somers Historical Society.
Mr. Larson is survived by his wife, Darlene; one sister, Joyce Sullivan of Somers; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Robert.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois; The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037; the Global Teach Network of the National Peace Corps Association, 1900 L Street NW, Suite 205, Washington, DC 20036; or the Parks and Recreation Department of Somers. 
Funeral arrangements were handled by Clark Associates in Katonah.
 

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Patrick O’Hara: Ossining resident

Patrick J. O’Hara, a resident of Ossining, died April 27 at his residence.
He was 75.
He was born November 20, 1926 in Yonkers to Patrick C. and Mae Dempsey O’Hara.
Mr. O’Hara was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and served in China. He was a retired Cost Analyst with Otis Elevator and was a former CYO Basketball coach in both Yonkers and Ardsley.
He attended St. Augustine Church in Ossining.
Mr. O’Hara is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; three daughters, Kathy (Philip) LoGuidice, Ellen (Jeffrey) Olsen, and Maureen O’Hara; one son, Robert (Donna); one sister, Rose; one nephew, Gordon Shine; eight grandchildren, Lauren, Jonathan and Nicholas LoGuidice, Jeffery and Nicole Olsen, Stephanie Miller and Margaret and Maeve O’Hara.
A Funeral Mass was held at St. Augustine Church. Interment followed at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Women’s Crisis Center, 5 Eversley Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851 or Birthright, 1029 Park Ave., Peekskill, NY 10566 or a local Children’s Charity.
 

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Charles Macaluso: Peekskill resident

Charles C. Macaluso, a resident of Peekskill, died April 25 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
He was 68.
He was born July 11, 1933 in Buffalo to Salvatore and Lena Loprieste Macaluso.
On June 6, 1995, he married Maria Castaing in Yorktown.
He was a member of the Church of Assumption in Peekskill.
Mr. Macaluso is survived by his wife, Maria; three sons, Charles F., Michael C. and David M.; three daughters, Nadine and Eva M. Macaluso and Patricia A. Calcutti; one stepson, William J. Torres; two stepdaughters, Cleo and Rekesha; and two sisters, Sarah Carcione and Carmela Pawlowski.
He was predeceased by one brother, Salvatore Macaluso.
A Mass was held at the Church of Assumption. Interment followed at Assumption Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by E.O Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.
 

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Sister Mary Wesig: Maryknoll resident

Sister Mary Wesig of Maryknoll Missionary died May 2 at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow.
She was 80.
She was born October 21, 1921 to Cassie (Skadal) and Karl Wesig and had one sister and six brothers.
She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in June 1939 and entered Maryknoll in December. She made her first profession of vows on June 30, 1942 and was given the religious name Ann Gertrude. She made her final vows in June of 1945 and in 1947 was assigned to Stockton, California for Pastoral work.
In 1961 she attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. In 1970, Sister Wesig attended the University of San Francisco where she earned a Master’s Degree in Theology. She devoted her life to educating and caring for children. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing.
A Funeral Mass was held today (Wednesday) at the Maryknoll Sisters Center Main Chapel. Interment followed at the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.
 

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Lillian Dale: Garrison resident

Lillian D. Dale, a resident of Garrison, died May 2 at the Westchester Medical Center.
She was 61.
She was born February 19, 1941 in Peekskill to Robert J. and Edna Carlson Krug.
Mrs. Dale loved all animals, enjoyed knitting and water aerobics and loved to cook. She also bowled in many ladies leagues and was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Peekskill.
On April 30, 1960, she married George Dale, Jr. at the Yonkers Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dale is survived by one daughter, Junelayne Krug Owens, and one sister, Doris Krug DeLaVallierre, both of Peekskill.
Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Peekskill. Interment was held at Hillside Cemetery.
Donations to the Putnam County Humane Society, Old Route 6, Carmel, NY 10512 would be appreciated. 
 

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Pamela Ruotolo: daughter of Yorktown residents

Pamela Marie Ruotolo of New Milford, Connecticut died April 23 at New Milford Hospital. 
She was 54.
She was born August 18, 1947 in Mount Kisco to Frederick R. and Marion Jarvis Boehmer of Yorktown Heights.
Mrs. Ruotolo was an executive secretary for IBM in Southbury, Connecticut for the past five years.
Mrs. Ruotolo is survived by her husband, Eugene; her parents; two sons, Derrick of New Milford and Gene of Miami, Florida; one daughter, Pamela Ruotolo of Brookfield, CT; one brother, Frederick of LaGrangeville, NY; and two sisters, Patricia Boehmer of Carmel and Marion Horan of Arlington Heights, Illinois.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of the Lakes Church in New Milford. Burial followed at the Center Cemetery in New Milford.
 

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Harold Flynn: Cortlandt resident

Harold E. Flynn, a resident of Cortlandt, died May 3 at his home.
He was 88.
He was born April 16, 1914 in Manhattan to John and Catherine Buckley Flynn.
On August 16, 1943, he married Frances Siclari. She died on June 24, 1994.
Mr. Flynn was a machinist for Russell, Burdsell, Ward & Company, where he was also the shop steward. He retired in 1972.
He was also a former big band musician, playing the saxophone and clarinet, and a tennis fan.
Mr. Flynn is survived by his daughter, Kathleen (Frank) Raftery of Newtown, Connecticut; four sons, Harold J. (Carmen) of Glen Burnie, Maryland, Thomas (Pat) of Reno, Nevada, and Robert (Dale), and Gary (Lori), both of Wappingers Falls; eight grandchildren, Ashley, Kenny, Leslie, Jessica, Kelly, Bryan, Ritchie and Rachael; and his dog, Shadow. 
He was predeceased by one son, Richard, one brother, and four sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Columbanus Church. Interment followed at Assumption Cemetery. 
 

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Kenneth Kavana: Peekskill resident

Kenneth E. Kavana, a resident of Peekskill, died April 29 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
He was 94.
He was born December 4, 1907 to Daniel and Josephine Wright Kavana.
Mr. Kavana worked as a grocery clerk for Finast Grocery in Peekskill for 27 years before retiring in 1972.
Mr. Kavana is survived by one son, Michael G. of Peekskill; two daughters, Karen E. Kavana of Kalamazoo, MI and Deborah Simco of LaGrangeville; one sister, Clara Fredericks of Peekskill; and four grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret J. Campbell Kavana, on September 30, 2001; one sister, Arline Decataur; and four brothers, Lawrence, Harold, Charles and Daniel Kavana.
Funeral arrangements were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.
 

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Louis Cardinale: Ossining resident

Louis J. Cardinale, a lifelong resident of Ossining, died May 2.
He was 86.
He was born August 21, 1915 in Ossining to Guiseppe and Annamaria DeMartini Cardinale.
Mr. Cardinale was a Veteran of WWII in the Army attached to the Office of Strategic Service and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. While stationed in Paris, he met and then married his wife, Lydie Menard at the Church of the Madeline on November 20, 1945.
He was a former Sales Manager for 35 years at Macy’s in White Plains. 
Mr. Cardinale is survived by his loving wife, Lydie; one son, Ronald L. (Dr. Elaine Healy); one daughter, Linda Birrittella; one brother, Carmen; one sister, Millie Pouch; and two grandchildren, Thomas and Jacqueline Birrittella.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Agnes Dalton and Rose Cococcia, and one brother, Alfonso (Foo).
A Funeral Mass was held at St. Ann’s Church. Interment followed at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Donations to Sky View Health Care Center, 280 Albany Post Rd., Croton, NY 10520 would be appreciated.
 

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Antonio DaSilva: Ossining resident

Antonio C. DaSilva, a resident of Ossining since 1992, died May 1.
He was 82.
He was born October 5, 1919 in Santos, Brazil to Antonio F. and Gloria da Conceicao DaSilva.
He moved to the United States in 1962 with his wife Idalina, who predeceased him in 1997.
Mr. DaSilva retired from General Motors in 1982 after 20 years of service. He enjoyed gardening and cooking.
Mr. DaSilva is survived by three daughters, Silvina Gomes, Prazeres Beato, and Eliza Samagaia; one son, Fernando; one sister in Portugal; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass was held at St Ann’s Church. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.


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