Miscellaneous Westchester County, New York Obituaries

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Barbara Leib: PV resident

Barbara Leib, a resident of Putnam Valley, died January 9.

She was the cherished mother of Stewart, Karl, Paul and David Leib, the loving mother-in-law of Patricia and Karen and the devoted grandmother of Elizabeth, Kelsey and Caitlin.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Heritage Funeral Home in Putnam Valley.
 

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Florence Bilangino: Croton resident

Florence Bilangino, a resident of Bethel Nursing Home in Croton-on-Hudson, died peacefully January 9.

She was 84.

She was born in Milford, Massachusetts on September 13, 1918 to Salvatore and Lena (Orlando) Tenaglia.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet Quinn, and her husband John, of Croton-on-Hudson, and Nancy A. Bilangino of Charleston, South Carolina; one sister and one brother, Liliola Casali and Thomas Tenaglia, both of Milford, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Robert Quinn, Arlene Del Priore, Karen Quinn and Peter Quinn; two great-grandchildren, Vincent and Kayla Del Priore; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A brother, Nicholas, and sister, Leonita Pokony, predeceased her.

Before moving to Phoenix, Arizona in the 1970’s, where she was an active member of her church, she owned Flo’s Beauty Parlor in Yonkers. She was an accomplished seamstress and pianist, who also enjoyed many crafts and hobbies.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home in Peekskill.
 

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Frederick Rodak: Peekskill resident

Frederick Rodak, a lifetime Peekskill resident, died January 10.

He was 84.

He was born September 4, 1918 in Peekskill to Peter and Suzanne Baker Rodak.

He graduated from Peekskill High School in 1935. During World War II Mr. Rodak served in the USAF and was stationed in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Before and after his military service, he was an employee of General Motors in Tarrytown. He worked as a quality control inspector, retiring in 1986 after 47 years of service and was a member of the United Auto Workers of America.

He married Doris Conklin in Cheyenne, Wisconsin. She survives, along with his daughter Lorinda M. DeSantis of Southbury, Connecticut, and one son, Frederick D. Rodak of Fruita, Colorado.

Also surviving are granddaughter, Jami DeSantis and grandsons Ralph DeSantis and Seth Rodak; two sisters, Susan Mahon of Putnam Valley and Margaret Stack of Beacon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three brothers, John, Michael, and Peter Rodak, and one sister, Helen Meagher.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home in Peekskill.
 

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George Conklin Jr.: Peekskill resident

George Conklin Jr., a lifetime resident of Peekskill, died January 8.

He was 77.

He was born August 23, 1925 in Peekskill to George Sr. and Florence MacDonald Conklin.

He attended Peekskill schools.

During World War II, Mr. Conklin served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman second class.

He worked as a boiler technician for Lakeland Systems, retiring in 1991 after 25 years of service. He also worked for Sonotone Corporation in Peekskill in battery production.

On October 27, 1944, he married May Hanff. She died April 2, 2001.

He was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by two sons, Randy Conklin of Cortlandt and George Conklin III. of Johnsburg; one daughter, May Rita Condon of Beacon; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Toohey of Poughkeepsie and Irene Shaw of Long Island.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home in Peekskill.
 

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Joseph Dusavage: Putnam Valley resident

Joseph Dusavage, a resident of Putnam Valley, died suddenly on January 9.

He had retired from the Putnam Valley Highway Department and worked part- time as a bus driver for the Putnam Valley Central School District.

Mr. Dusavage was a member of the Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

He was the beloved husband of Patsy Dusavage of Putnam Valley and the cherished father of Amy Ubben of Cortlandt, Gary Crewell of Castleton, Joseph P. Dusavage of Wappingers Falls and the late Julie Johnson.

He was also the devoted grandfather of eight.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Heritage Funeral Home in Putnam Valley.
 

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Josephine R. Conklin: former Yorktown resident

Josephine R. Conklin, a former Yorktown resident, died January 11.

She was 79.

She was born April 21, 1923 in White Plains to Erasmo and Pauline (Siino) Rappa.

She attended White Plains High School and was a retired supervisor at Guideposts in Carmel.

She married Thomas F. Conklin at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in White Plains. He died in 1973.

She is survived by her sons and their wives Thomas F. and Julianne of Bridgewater, New Jersey, Robert E. and Muriel of Hope Valley, Rhode Island and William J. and Maria of Edison, New Jersey; and her sisters, Rose Ackerman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Jennie Findra of Tarrytown, Mary Mitura of Yorktown and Nina Mautone of Mahopac.

She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Patricia, Thomas, Kathleen, Michael, Matthew, Jennifer and Emily.

Her brother, Sam Cappadonna, and her sister, Anna Cecere, died earlier.

She enjoyed bowling, watching movies and reading. She was an avid New YorkYankees fan.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac.
 

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Vernon L. Goethe: Peekskill resident

Vernon L. Goethe, a lifelong resident of Peekskill, died January 9 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

He was born March 23, 1921 in Peekskill to John Frederick and Bertha Irene Travis Goethe.

Mr. Goethe was a member of the Westchester Carpenters Local #11 in Hawthorne.

He served in the United States Navy from November 23, 1942 to January 5, 1946, attaining the rank of Shipfitter Third Class.

He married Alvah J. Wendel at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Peekskill on July 9, 1950.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Goethe is survived by one daughter, Celeste A. Goethe of Peekskill.

One brother, Everett F. Goethe, predeceased him.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.
 

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William C. Haggerty Sr.: Ossining resident

William C. Haggerty Sr., resident of Ossining, died January 8.

He was 77.

Haggerty was born November 23, 1925 in Ossining to Joseph and Elizabeth Knowlton Haggerty.

He was a graduate of Ossining High School in 1944 and was an Army veteran of WWII.

Mr. Haggerty was employed by the Pocantico Hills School district for many years and retired about 1980. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 506 and a communicant of St. Augustine’s Church in Ossining.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy (nee Galto); two sons, William Jr. and Thomas J.; two sisters, Jean Maguire and Betty Scolocco; one brother, John; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

His brother Joseph predeceased him.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.
 

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William "Russ" Martin: Peekskill native

William "Russ" Martin died in December at the age of 83 with his longtime friend and dance partner at his side.

He was born in Peekskill on October 11, 1919 and was a Peekskill High School graduate.

Mr. Martin was a highly decorated Pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII, in the China-Burma-India Campaign with the 71st Liaison Squadron. He flew in 520 combat missions, which included artillery spotting, mail drop, ammo drop, but mainly, wounded (many of whom were Merrill’s Marauders). He also flew General Stillwell behind enemy lines for the OSS. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, three Air Medals, Good Conduct Medal, etc.

His beloved wife, Mary E. Harrison, predeceased him.

Retired from Exxon, Mr. Martin was a driver, trainer, and instructor for the State of New York.

He is survived by his three children: Gary of Ocala, Florida, and Jan and John, both of Montrose; three grandchildren: Travis and Dylan of Newport Richey, Florida and Laura of Car Harte, New Jersey; two great-grandchildren: Tommy and Fallyn Paige; and one nephew, Frand Goderre of Revolutionary Auto Body.
 

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Anna K. Tompkins: Yorktown resident

Anna K Tompkins, a resident of Yorktown, died January 20 at Field Home Holy Comforter in Yorktown.

She was 91.

Tompkins was born January 7, 1912 in the Bronx to Valentine and Stephania Kesecki. She was educated in the Bronx.

On June 9, 1934, she married Henry R. Tompkins in the Bronx.

Mrs. Tompkins worked for J. Walter Thompson and E.B. Meyrowitz in Manhattan prior to her marriage to Henry. From 1934 to 1973 she worked as a bookkeeper for her husband, who owned and operated Tompkins Garage in Yorktown Heights.

She lived in Yorktown for the past 65 years and enjoyed fishing trips with her husband to Seneca Lake. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and John Doherty of Yorktown; grandson and his wife, David and Carol Doherty of Yorktown; granddaughter and her husband, Amy and James Dehais of Yorktown; granddaughter and her husband, Suzanne and Michael Spicci of Ridgefield, Connecticut; and three great- grandchildren, Emily and Jonathan Spicci and John Dehais.

She was predeceased by her husband Henry, who died December 31, 1995, one sister, Agnes, and two brothers, William and John.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown.
 

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Elizabeth (Betty) Hagerty: resident of Yorktown Heights

Elizabeth (Betty) Hagerty, devoted wife of Bruce and beloved mother of Margie and Mark, died on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 after a long illness at Mr. Sinai Medical Center.

She was a longtime resident of Yorktown Heights.

She was an active member of the community, serving as a parent/child advocate and a trustee of the Lakeland School Board from 1987-1996. Besides her work in the community, she was known for her real love, her family.

In addition to her husband, daughter, and son, she is survived by her son-in-law Scott, daughter-in-law Allison, and her new granddaughter, Kailynn.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights.
 

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Elizabeth C. Kerr: resident of Pound Ridge

Elizabeth C. Kerr resident of Pound Ridge died on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at Stamford Hospital after a brief illness.

She was 72.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York to Walter and Lizette Miller Clough on April 8, 1930.

She was active in the Girl Scouts, Pound Ridge Garden Club, Pound Ridge Historical Society and a volunteer at the Pound Ridge Library.

Her loving husband Raymond and her beloved son David and wife Nascimenta survive her.

She also will be greatly missed by her cats Trixie, Thimble, Casper and dog Polly.

She was predeceased by her daughter Barbara.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah.

 
 

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Jennie Amendola: Cortlandt resident

Jennie Amendola, a resident of Cortlandt, died January 15 at Cortlandt Healthcare Center in Cortlandt.

She was 96.

Amendola was born May 24, 1906 in Yonkers to Anthony and Carmella DeMatteo.

She worked as a saleslady for Macy’s in White Plains.

She married Michael Amendola at Mt. Carmel Church in Yonkers.

Mrs. Amendola lived in Peekskill for the past 20 years. Before that she lived in Tuckahoe.

She was a member of Peekskill Senior Citizens and will be remembered for Italian cooking, crocheting and knitting.

She is survived by one son, Anthony Amendola and wife Ellen; daughter Marion Wyskida and husband Thomas; daughter Rosemary Kuczma and husband, Peter; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Family members who died earlier include husband Michael, three sisters, Antoinette Aliberto and Marion Restivo, and three brothers, Joseph, Dominick, and Nicholas DeMatteo.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Associates Funeral Home.
 

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Jennifer Quinn: former Croton resident

Jennifer Fallacaro Quinn, a former resident of Croton-on-Hudson, died January 16 at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

She was 28.

She was born January 30, 1974 in North Tarrytown to Thomas and Carlene (nee DiGioia) Fallacaro.

She was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, then received her BA degree from Villanova University in 1996 and graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1999.

She was an attorney at the Law Firm of McElroy, Deutsch and Mulvaney, LLP in Manhattan.

She is survived by her husband Sean; her parents Thomas and Carlene Fallacaro; her sister Jodi; her paternal grandmother Frances Fallacaro; and her maternal grandmother Eleanor Sansone.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.
 

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John V. Gavrielatos: Verplanck resident

John V. Gavrielatos, a resident of Verplanck died January 18 at Hudson Valley Hospital.

He was 59.

Gavrielatos was born May 4, 1943 in Greece to Vasilios and Sophia Tsiligiannis Gavrielatos.

Mr. Gavrielatos was the retired owner of G&E Iron Works in Garrison. He loved to fish and was a hard-working man.

He is survived by his three daughters, Theresa VanTassel, Sophia Gavrielatos and Marie Madore; three brothers, George, Thomas and Kosta; three sisters, Sia Klidonas, Sophia Pappas and Alexandra Zisimopoulos; and two grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brother Christos in 1998.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.
 

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Laura Ann Gaccione: Cortlandt resident

Laura Ann Gaccione, a resident of Cortlandt, died January 8 after a long battle with cancer.

She was 48.

She resided in Lee, Massachusetts.

She was a graduate of Lakeland High School, SUNY New Paltz, and later received a Masters Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University.

Most recently she was the Berkshire correspondent for Associated Press and for iberkshires.com.

She co-authored two books, "Health and Fitness, A Cross Cultural Encyclopedia" and "Lakota Healing, A Soul Comes Home."

She is survived by her companion, Kirk Swiss of Lee, Massachusetts; her mother, Rose Gaccione of Peekskill; three brothers, Peter Gaccione of Dennis, Massachusetts, John P. Gaccione of Croton-on-Hudson, and Thomas Gaccione of Huntington Beach, California; one niece, Carly Gaccione, and one nephew, Eric Gaccione, both of Croton-on-Hudson.
 

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Marion Brown: Peekskill resident

Marion Brown, a resident of Peekskill for 22 years, died January 18.

He was 61.

He was born October 6, 1941, to Marion and Emma Davis Brown in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mr. Brown served two tours of duty in Vietnam for the U.S. Army. He worked for the NYS Dept of Corrections for 26 years at Sing Sing Prison as a guard, rising to Sergeant and supervisor.

On April 20, 1985, he married Andrea A. Greer on April 20, 1985 at the Park St. A.M.E. Zion Church. He was a member of the Sons of Ezra, Lodge #300 F & AM, Ossining, New York, and for many years he enjoyed being a ham radio operator.

He is survived by his wife Andrea and daughters Arroya, Marisa and Autumn Brown of the home address, daughters Mellonie Wright of Peekskill, Connie Brown of Pennsylvania, son Aaron Wright of Poughkeepsie, three grandchildren, his mother Emma Brown of the Bronx, three sisters and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.

 
 

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Raffaela Albero: Mohegan Lake resident

Raffaela Albero, a resident of Mohegan Lake, died January 10 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

She was 79.

She was born July 16, 1923 in Mount Vernon to Gabriel and Luca Albero.

She is survived by one brother, Bart Albero of Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

Three sisters, Jemma Arena, Yolanda Beltramba and Carmella DeBello, and one brother, Armand Albero, predeceased her.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.
 

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Robert Lee Rowe: former Peekskill resident

Robert Lee Rowe, a former Peekskill resident who resided in Stone Mountain, Georgia for the past 22 years, died January 16 in New Britain, Connecticut while visiting his brother Curtis.

He was 49.

He was born in Columbia South Carolina on September 12, 1953 to Willie N. and Mazie Owens Rowe.

He grew up in Peekskill, graduated from Peekskill High School, and then received a BA in History from Virginia State College, and a Masters of Criminal Justice from Atlanta University in 1986.

He was a member of the IOTA fraternity.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Rowe has worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections in Atlanta, and most recently was a Senior Counselor and Unit Manager. His years of efforts touched the lives of countless inmates through his counseling and his initiation of many self-help programs.

He is survived by his brothers, Josephus Rowe, of White Plains, Nathan Rowe of Washington, D.C. and Curtis O. Rowe of Windsor, Connecticut; three sisters, Shirley T. Thorton of Homestead, Florida, Joanne Murrell of Peekskill, and Delores Rowe of New Britain, Connecticut; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his brothers James Rowe, and Willie Lee Rowe, Jr.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.


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