Miscellaneous Westchester County, New York Obituaries


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Catherine L. Ellis: Yorktown resident

Catherine L. Ellis, a resident of Yorktown, died January 28 at Field Home Holy Comforter.

She was 95.

She was a bacteriologist at Babies Hospital and Kings County Hospital in New York and Head Bacteriologist at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown before retiring in 1973.

She was born July 14, 1907 in New York City to Matthew William Ellis and Katherine Goetsch Ellis.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in science from Hunter College.

Ms. Ellis is survived by her niece, Jaquelyn H. Ringer and her husband James and her grandniece and grandnephew, Carolyn Ringer Lepre and James Matthew Ringer.

Her parents and her sister, Ruth Ellis Hope, predeceased her.

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


Edward R. Beaupre: former Verplanck resident

Edward R. Beaupre, a former Verplanck resident, died January 25 at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire following a long illness.

He was 66.

He was born in Franklin, New Hampshire on October 21, 1936 to Roger D. and Mildred (Durgin) Beaupre.

He attended schools in Franklin and later Mount Kisco before entering the U.S. Air Force.

He lived in Verplanck for many years, moving back to Franklin three years ago where he summered since his youth. He worked for many years in commercial construction and was a union carpenter.

Mr. Beaupre was a member of VFW Post # 1698 and was very active with the local Elks Lodge and Peekskill Fire Department Auxiliary and member of the Local Carpenters Union # 11.

He was predeceased by a teenage son, Wayne Beaupre.

He is survived by three sons, Roger W. Beaupre of Ft. Pierce, Florida; Michael J. Beaupre of LaGrangeville, New York; and William C. Beaupre of Verplanck; five grandchildren; one great- grandson; his parents Roger and Mildred (Durgin) Beaupre of Franklin; his brothers, William J. Beaupre of Franklin and Neil R. Beaupre of Franklin; and several nieces, nephews and uncles.


Harriet R. Mongero: resident of Sun City Center, Florida

Harriet R. Mongero died on Monday, January 20, 2003 in Sun City Center, Florida.

She was 71.

She is survived by her husband, John (formerly of Somers) of Sun City; two sons: Gary and Thomas of Westchester County; two daughters: Karen Potter of Bedford, Massachusetts and Linda Gundrum of East Meadow, New York; nine grandchildren; brother William Rowley of St. Augustine, Florida; and sister Barbara Schenck of Middletown, Rhode Island.

A funeral mass was held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, Florida last Saturday.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, February 2nd at Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer Street in Yorktown Heights. The family asks for donations in Mrs. Mongero’s name to go to Egypt Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 22805 Tampa, Florida 33622-2805. This is a unit of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital which transports children to a special burn center.


John F. McQuillan: Yorktown resident

John F. McQuillan, a long time resident of Yorktown, died January 23 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco.

He was 80.

He worked in telecommunications for Western Electricity in Manhattan for 42 years before retiring in 1984.

He was born July 22, 1922 in the Bronx to John and Teresa McQuillan.

He was educated in the Bronx and graduated from Evanders High School in 1940.

Mr. McQuillan served in the 8th Air Force from 1942 to 1948.

He belonged to American Legion 1009 in Yorktown.

On June 2, 1946, he married Marie McDonaugh at Church of the Blessed Sacrament in the Bronx.

He lived in Yorktown Heights for the past 42 years and was a member of St. Patrick’s congregation.

He is survived by his wife, Marie of Yorktown Heights; son, John McQuillan of Yorktown; son, Marty McQuillan of Pennsylvania; daughter, Sharon McQuillan of White Plains; daughter, Kathy Roth and husband Greg of Brewster; son, Brian McQuillan and wife Katie of Florida; daughter Marie Graham and husband Denis, Lagrangeville; daughter Christine Keely and husband Bob of Nevada; and 12 grandchildren.

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


Joseph I. Gordon: Yorktown resident

Joseph I. Gordon, a resident of Yorktown, died January 25.

Mr. Gordon was a graduate of Fordham University’s School of Pharmacy and owned Palmer Pharmacy in Larchmont for nearly 40 years.

He was the beloved husband for 61 years of the late Lottie Gordon, father of Carolyn, Mitchell, William and Karen; grandfather of Renee, Scott, Nevin, Leonard and Mary; and great- grandfather of Matthew, Jason and Allison Elizabeth.

Mr. Gordon was admired, revered and loved by all who knew him and was truly a gentleman.


Kelli L. Rainey: Ossining resident

Kelli L. Rainey, a resident of Ossining, died January 23 after a long illness.

She was 29.

She was born in Ossining on November 6, 1973 to Ronald Rainey and Gail Nixon.

She graduated from Ossining High School in 1992 and attended WBI.

She worked as a dietary aide at Phelps Memorial Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by three brothers, Ronald Rainey, Jr., and Desean and Kjuan Lissimore; two sisters, Nia and Kemeisha Lissimore; one godson, Taeshawn Alexander Williams; and one goddaughter, Tatiana Urgelles.


Marilyn J. Janos: Ossining resident

Marilyn J. Janos, a longtime resident of Ossining, died January 23 at her home.

She was 72.

She was born July 10, 1930 in the Bronx to Harry and Sophye Wiessenberger Lorman. She was educated in Pelham and graduated from Pelham High School in 1948.

She worked as a secretary for Reichhold Chemical in White Plains. She was with the company for 32 years before retiring in 1988.

On May 11, 1970, she married John Janos in Tarrytown.

Mrs. Janos was a member of the Mount Kisco Country Club and the Mount Kisco Twiggs. She attended Our Lady of the Wayside Roman Catholic Church in Millwood, New York.

She will be remembered by her family and her many loyal friends for her gentility and grace and her beautiful smile.

She is survived by her stepson Jeffrey and step grandchildren Stacey and Jeffrey Janos, Jr.; sisters-in- law Mary Patten and Sophie Janos of Sleepy Hollow, Barbara Janos of Somers and Rita Lorman of California; brothers-in-law Leonard of Sleepy Hollow and William of Queensbury, New York and Bernard Rosebush of Millinocket, Maine; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband in October 2002 and one brother.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Waterbury & Kelly Funeral Home in Briarcliff Manor.


Marion F. Dempsey: Buchanan resident

Marion F. Dempsey, a resident of Buchanan, died January 21.

She was 84.

She was born August 27, 1918 in Buchanan to Thomas J. and Hattie Kotch Rutkoski.

She graduated from Hendrick Hudson High School in the Class of 1937.

She was employed as a secretary at Standard Brands in Peekskill for 10 years.

In 1946, she married Andrew Dempsey at the Assumption Church.

Mrs. Dempsey was a loyal, avid bingo player who also enjoyed playing poker.

Cookie baking at holiday times was another great enjoyment.

She is survived by son, Robert J. Dempsey, Sr. and his wife Margo of Hopewell Junction, along with their children Jenna Anne and Robert J. Dempsey, Jr.; and one sister, Josephine (Eugene) Vavrek of Buchanan.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and Edward Rutkoski.

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


Melvin Murph: resident of Peekskill

Melvin Murph resident of Peekskill died January 24, 2003 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

He was born on November 15, 1949 in Brooklyn to Franklin and Eloise Lewis Murph.

He was the proprietor and hairstylist of the C.D.M. International Beauty Salon in Cortlandt Manor for the past 2 ½ years.

He served in the US Air Force from 1970 to 1974 attaining the rank of Sergeant and served an additional 2 years in the reserves.

He married Beverly A. Felder in Brooklyn on August 5, 1972. He lived in Brooklyn until moving to Peekskill 12 ½ years ago.

He was very active in the community, volunteering at St. Peter’s Community Outreach Center and the Peekskill Health Center.

He touched many people lives in Peekskill and to know him was to love him. He was always willing to help-any time of day or night

His wife, Beverly A. Murph, a son, Deymion L. Murph of Jacksonville, Florida, three brothers, Herbert and Albert Murph, both of Norfolk, Virginia, and James Murph of Ossining, five sisters, Mary, Annette, Geraldine and Patsy Murph, all of Brooklyn and Debra Murph of New Jersey and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews survive him.

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


Oris Darrell Harr: Crompond resident

Oris Darrell Harr, a 40- year resident of the Crompond area, died January 22 at his residence.

He was 49.

He was born January 5, 1954, in Beckley, West Virginia.

He was a self-employed welder, working in construction throughout the East Coast for many years.

Mr. Harr was an avid outdoorsman and loved all animals.

He is survived by his wife, Tina (nee Nutley) Harr of the home address; his mother Nora Jersey of Peekskill; two brothers, Alfred Moore, of Poughkeepsie and Raymond Rice of West Virginia; and one sister, Shirley White of Kentucky.

He was predeceased by his brother George Jersey.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. Burial took place at Hillside Cemetery.

Donations in Mr. Harr’s memory can be made to Trinity Boscobel Methodist Church, 275 Church Street, Buchanan, NY 10511.


Raymond T. Falke: former Somers resident

Raymond T. Falke, a former Somers resident, died December 21 at his home in Salters Cove.

He was 84.

He was born April 16, 1918 in the Bronx to Joseph and Theresa Fox Falke.

He was formerly of Leonardo, New Jersey and Somers. Mr. Falke was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

He was an Army master sergeant during World War II and served in the European theater. He was a loving husband and proud father who enjoyed his chosen profession of carpentry and woodwork. He also loved gardening and pigeons.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Gertrude Falke; his children, Joseph Falke of Raleigh, North Carolina, Karen O’Brien of Pensacola, Florida, Patricia Vogt of Stanfordville, New York, David Falke of Huntersville, North Carolina, Elizabeth Woods of Woodstock, Georgia, Joanne Falke-Gallo of Decatur, Georgia, Cathy Carlock of Atlanta and Mary Delzio of Mahopac, New York; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Goldfinch Funeral Home.


Robert J. Dunn: Yorktown resident

Robert J. Dunn, a resident of Yorktown, died January 26 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco.

He was 62.

He was born January 29, 1940 in Brooklyn to Robert and Laura (Foucult) Dunn.

On June 15, 1968, he married Margaret (Dolan) Dunn in Yorktown.

Mr. Dunn served in the United States Navy and was employed as an electrical engineer by Consumer’s Union for 27 years.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret and loving children, son, Gregory, daughter, Anne Marie and son-in-law, Brian Schmidt, and one grandson, Christopher.

In addition, he is survived by one sister, Anne Marie Soranno of Bethesda, Maryland, and one brother, Martin of New York.

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


Rosanne J. Ronald: Yorktown resident

Rosanne J. Ronald (Nan), a Yorktown resident since 1957, died January 22 at Field Home Holy Comforter following 12 years of illness.

She was 70.

She was born June 1, 1932 in Rockville Centre, Long Island to William and Jennie Wild.

On October 3, 1953, she married William W. Ronald at St. Marks Methodist Church in Rockville Centre.

She was a 45-year member of Yorktown United Methodist Church where she was active in the church choir. She was also a dispatcher for the Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, in addition to working as a school bus driver in Yorktown and later a school secretary in Mount Kisco.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, William W. Ronald; three children, Kevin Ronald of Mahopac, Stephanie Jaspers of Huntington Beach, California, and Stacey McClane of Yorktown; five grandchildren and one sister, Judie M. Warden of East Northport, Long Island.

Margaret Carlaw: Yorktown resident 

Margaret Eileen Carlaw, a resident of Yorktown, died February 7 at the Field Home in Cortlandt.

She was 91.

She worked as a homemaker and medical records librarian for White Plains Hospital before retiring in 1971.

She was an active member of the Twigs of Northern Westchester, was one of the founders of the Thrift Tree in Mount Kisco and was a volunteer at John C. Hart Memorial Library.

She was born December 8, 1911 in Jersey City to Lester and Bridget Byrnes Brownlee.

She earned a B.S. degree in English from Columbia University in New York City.

On November 17, 1945, she married Bogart Carlaw in New York City.

Mrs. Carlaw lived in Yorktown for the past 10 years. Before that she lived in Chappaqua for many years.

She will be remembered for her devotion as a volunteer and her love of her family. She was an avid quilter and traveled extensively.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bridget and Elliot Krowe of Yorktown; one son, Bill Carlaw of Southbury, Connecticut; one daughter-in-law, Cynthia Carlaw of Rhinebeck, New York; seven grandchildren, Cassie, Jenny and Elissa Krowe and Evan, Luke, Michael and Lilah Carlaw; and two great-grandchildren, Quentin and Thomas Carlaw.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1979 and one son, Thomas Carlaw, in 1992.

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


Ashanti Marina Tinsley: eight-month-old 

Ashanti Marina Tinsley, a resident of Beacon, died February 3.

She was eight months old. 

She was born May 15, 2002 and resided in Beacon with her parents, Shawn T. Tinsley and Christina M. Brezovsky.

She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Susan Adams of Cortlandt; her paternal grandparents, Sharon and David Tinsley, Jr., great- grandmothers, Edith Peterson and Helen Tinsley, and great- grandfather, David L. Tinsley Sr., all of Peekskill; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her great-grandfather, Charles L. Peterson.

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

Jean Lippert: former Peekskill resident 
Jean Lippert, a former Peekskill resident, died February 5 at Vassar Brothers Hospital.

She was 75.

She was born December 12, 1927 in Ossining to Edward and Amelia Ryan Crawley. 

She worked for many years as a secretary for Reader’s Digest. She has resided in Vermont for the past nine years. Before that, she lived in Peekskill for many years. 

She is survived by her husband, James F. Lippert; son and daughter-in-law, James and Jane Lippert; daughter-in-law, Barbara Lippert; four grandchildren, Taryn, Tommy, Jimmy and Colleen Lippert, all of Fishkill; one brother, Robert Crawley; and two sisters, Doris Smith and Judy Crawley, both of Ossining. 

She was predeceased by one son, Robert Lippert.

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

Margaret McKenzie Marx Dunkly: former Yorktown resident 
Margaret McKenzie Marx Dunkly, a former resident of Yorktown, died Feburary 3 in Bright Glade, New Hampshire.

She was 92.

She was a retired registered nurse and was a communicant of St. Louis Catholic Church.

She was predeceased by two husbands, Elmer M. Marx and Robert Dunkly.

She is survived by one daughter, Dr. Margaret Aiken of Memphis; three grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Marion Miller: Ossining resident 
Marion Miller, a lifelong resident of Ossining, died February 10 at Phelps Memorial Hospital.

She was 89.

She was born November 7, 1913 in Ossining to Edward and Irene (Balient) Spahn.

She was a retired medical records clerk at both Grasslands and Phelps Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her sister, Eleanor Hoffman; two nephews, John and Paul Hoffmann; and several great- nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, a patrolman with the Village of Ossining Police, on August 31, 1969.

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

William A. Freyer: Yorktown resident 
William A. Freyer, a longtime resident of Yorktown and owner of Freyer’s Florist, died February 4 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. 

He was 73.

He was born November 5, 1929 in New York City to Gerhard and Ramona Freyer.

He served in the Marines during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953, attaining the rank of PFC.

On August 22, 1953, he married Anna Lembo at St. Anthony’s Church in the Bronx.

Mr. Freyer lived in Yorktown for the past 47 years. Before that he lived in the Bronx.

Locally, he was a member and past-president of the Yorktown Lions Club and the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce. 

Mr. Freyer will be remembered for the love of his family, his community, his country and his upstate farm.

He is survived by his wife Anna; four daughters, Deborah Backus of Putnam Valley, Linda Sialiano of Yorktown, Susan Hamm of Rotterdam, New York and Darlene Embury of Yorktown; four sons-in-law, Mark, Joseph, Joe and Jim; and 11 loving grandchildren, Jason, Ryan, Ashley, Kimberly, Andrew, Brendan, Matthew, Joseph, Anna Alexa, Jamison and Hunter.

He is also survived by three brothers, Hans of Brewster, Gerhard of Hopewell Junction and Ronald of Yorktown.

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

This is being reprinted due to some information that was omitted last week.

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