Miscellaneous Westchester County, New York Obituaries - 2002

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Gerald Larson
Shenorock resident
Gerald Allyn Larson, a resident of Shenorock, died April 30 [2002] 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.

Patrick OíHara
Ossining resident
Patrick J. OíHara, a resident of Ossining, died April 27 [2002] at his residence.
He was 75.
He was born November 20, 1926 in Yonkers to Patrick C. and Mae Dempsey OíHara.
Mr. OíHara 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. OíHara is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; three daughters, Kathy (Philip) LoGuidice, Ellen (Jeffrey) Olsen, and Maureen OíHara; 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 OíHara.
A Funeral Mass was held at St. Augustine Church. Interment followed at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Womenís Crisis Center, 5 Eversley Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851 or Birthright, 1029 Park Ave., Peekskill, NY 10566 or a local Childrenís Charity.

Charles Macaluso
Peekskill resident
Charles C. Macaluso, a resident of Peekskill, died April 25 [2002] 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.

Sister Mary Wesig
Maryknoll resident
Sister Mary Wesig of Maryknoll Missionary died May 2 [2002] 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 Bachelorís Degree in Education. In 1970, Sister Wesig attended the University of San Francisco where she earned a Masterís 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.

Lillian Dale
Garrison resident
Lillian D. Dale, a resident of Garrison, died May 2 [2002] 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. 

Pamela Ruotolo
daughter of Yorktown residents
Pamela Marie Ruotolo of New Milford, Connecticut died April 23 [2002] 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.

Harold Flynn
Cortlandt resident
Harold E. Flynn, a resident of Cortlandt, died May 3 [2002] 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. 

Kenneth Kavana
Peekskill resident
Kenneth E. Kavana, a resident of Peekskill, died April 29 [2002] 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.

Louis Cardinale
Ossining resident
Louis J. Cardinale, a lifelong resident of Ossining, died May 2 [2002].
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 Macyís 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. Annís Church. Interment followed at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Donations to Sky View Health Care Center, 280 Albany Post Rd., Croton, NY 10520 would be appreciated.

Antonio DaSilva
Ossining resident
Antonio C. DaSilva, a resident of Ossining since 1992, died May 1 [2002].
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 Annís Church. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Beatrice Tompkins
former Montrose resident
Beatrice M. Tompkins, a former Montrose resident, died May 10 at Bethel Nursing Home in Croton.
She was 91.
She was born March 2, 1911 to William and Alice (Kear) Tice in Montrose.
She married Seymour P. Tompkins at the South Street Methodist Church in Peekskill.
Mrs. Tompkins was a member of Trinity Boscobel Church in Buchanan, the Cortlandt Senior Citizens and a past member of the Womenís Auxiliary of the Peekskill Yacht Club.
She was an avid reader, and will be remembered for her love of gardening, and the New York Yankees.
She is survived by one son, Donald (June) Tompkins of Montrose; four granchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband and one brother, William Tice Jr., predeceased her.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by the Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose.
Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery.

Claudia Smart
Croton resident
Claudia Smart, a resident of Croton, died May 10 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow.
She was 80.
She was born March 3, 1922 to Roy P. and Laura (Fry) Rordam in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She was married to J. Samuel Smart and was a homemaker in Croton.
She was a member and past president for the Croton Library Board and was a Chairperson on the Conservation Advisory Council.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, J. Samuel Smart.
Three brothers, Ronald, Edmund, and Bert Rordam, predeceased her.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Croton-on-Hudson.

Ivry Fullenweider
70-year resident of Peekskill
Ivry L. Fullenweider, a 70-year resident of Peekskill, died May 8 in South Carolina.
She was born May 6, 1912 in Eastover, South Carolina to Charlie and Holly McBeth Simons.
She graduated from B.T. Washington High School in Columbia, South Carolina.
She worked as a nurses aide at FDR VA Hospital for 25 years, retiring in 1974.
She was a member of the Park St. AME Zion Church in Peekskill and served on the usher board for over 25 years and was a past President, and a Sunday School Teacher.
She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
She is survived by her sons, Robert D. Fullenweider of Ocala, Florida and Charles E. Fullenweider of Seattle, Washington; two brothers, Charles Simons of Eastover, South Carolina and Rudolph Simons of Peekskill; two sisters, Emma Wright and Clotel Beale of Eastover; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband Edwin, who died January 28, 1962.
Funeral arrangements were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home. Services were held at AME Zion Church, followed by burial at Hillside Cemetery.

James Davis
Ossining resident
James Davis, a resident of Ossining, died May 11.
He was 81.
He was born November 10, 1920 in Eutawville South Carolina to Henry and Sarah Green Davis.
Mr. Davis was a veteran of WW II in the U.S. Army and was retired from Fort Hill Village Estates in Scarsdale, where he worked for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Daisy; one son, James C. Jr.; two daughters, Shirley Comas and Essie (Sheldon) Bryant; and three grandsons, Kerey Comas, Devon and Dylan Bryant.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. Interment followed at a local cemetery.

Marion McGuire
Peekskill resident
Marion E. McGuire, a resident of Peekskill, died May 11 at Hudson Valley Hospital.
She was 74.
She married Frank McGuire on June 22, 1952 at St. Benedicts Church in Bronx.
She is survived by one son, Tom of Poughkeepsie; one daughter, Colleen Simmons of Peekskill; one sister, Florence of Hyde Park; and seven grandchildren.
Her husband died in 2000.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.

Angelina Pandoli
Ossining resident
Angelina Pandoli, a resident of Ossining, died May 11 at Phelps Hospital.
She was 96.
She was born October 5, 1905 in Bari, Italy to Frank and Mary Juliano Pace.
She was a resident of Ossining since 1912 when she moved from Italy.
She married Nunzio Lobasso in 1922. After his death, she married Caesare Pandoli in 1946, who died in 1977.
She was a member of St. Annís Church and St. Annís Sodality. She was also a member of Columbus Lodge, Ossining Senior Citizens, Golden Agers Group #1, American Legion, Ossining Moose, and Tarrytown VFW Ė Ladies Auxiliary.
Mrs. Pandoli was a Foster Grandparent for 14 years at the Ossining Childrenís Center, a Bingo Volunteer at St. Annís School for more than 50 years, a volunteer at FDR Veterans Hospital in the early 1960ís and liked to play Bocci Ball with the Golden Agers.
She is survived by her son, Joseph Lobasso; three daughters, Mary McCarthy, Philomena Sanzo and Nancy Nielson; two sisters, Antionette Palomba and Lucy DeSilva; nine granchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Her son, Caesare "Butch" Pandoli, her daughter, Grace DiRocco, her brothers, Nicholas and Dominick Pace and her sisters, Dora Cossu and Mary DiBernardinis, predeceased her.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. Interment followed at St. Augustine Cemetery.

Betty Sajewicz
Somers resident
Betty B. Sajewicz, a resident of Somers, died May 11.
She was 83.
She was born September 14, 1918 in Chicopee, MA to Helen Komor and Anthony Lis.
On January 1, 1949, she married Anthony in Brooklyn.
She was a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Church. She lived in West Harrison for 17 years before moving to Somers. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by one son, Edward Sajewicz of West Harrison; one daughter, Elizabeth Wasp of North Salem; one brother, Joseph Lis of Manhasset, Long Island; two sisters, Stella Sokolowski of Springfield, MA and Jane Klysh of Queens; four grandchildren, Edward and Anthony Sajewicz and Robert and Zachary Wasp; and one great-granddaughter, Katelyn Sajewicz.
She was predeceased by one sister, Josephine Burdzy.
Funeral arrangements were handled at McMahon, Lyon & Harnett Funeral Home in White Plains. A funeral Mass was held at St. Anthony of Padua Church, followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Donations may be made to American Heart Association, 3020 Westchester Ave., Purchase, NY 10577.

George James
Verplanck resident
George Franklin James, a resident of Verplanck, died May 9 at Bethel Nursing Home in Croton-on-Hudson.
He was 93.
He was born November 18, 1908 in Cortlandt to Herbert and Lida L. Reynolds James.
Mr. James served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945. During WWII and for several years after the war, he worked at Iona Island Depot.
In November 1933, he married Florence Grace Zeiget, who died on January 8, 1998.
Mr. James worked for the Laborers Union Local 460 for 35 years, retiring in 1970. He was a man who made hard work look easy. He was an avid Yankees fan and enjoyed his vegetable garden.
Mr. James is survived by his son, George F. James of Verplanck; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two brothers and one sister.
Funeral Services were held at E.O. Curry Funeral Home, followed by interment at Hillside Cemetery.


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