Miscellaneous Westchester County, New York Obituaries - 2002

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Antoinette Lovergine: former Yorktown resident
Antoinette Lovergine, a former Yorktown resident, died May 8 at her home in Manahawkin.
She was 79.
She was born in Manhattan. She was a member of the BPOE Ladies Auxiliary in Yorktown Heights Lodge and a communicant of St. Mary’s RC Church in Barnegat.
Mrs. Lovergine is survived by her husband of 52 years, Pat; one son, John and his wife Ann of Yorktown; and three grandchildren, Gina, Angela and Dominic.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary’s RC Church in Barnegat. Interment followed at BGWCD Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown.

Agnes Mae Conklin: Peekskill resident
Agnes Mae Conklin, a resident of Peekskill, died May 17 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
She was 81.
She was born November 2, 1920 to Harold and Violetta Spock Travis.
Mrs. Conklin worked as a teacher’s aide for the Yorktown Central School District from 1976 to 1985.
On December 18, 1938, she married George R. Conklin in Peekskill.
In addition to her husband of Peekskill, Mrs. Conklin is survived by two sons, George F. Conklin of Amsterdam, NY and John Conklin of Brewster; four daughters, Agnes Turner of Wappingers Falls, Lillian Rose of Peekskill, Myrtle Meissner of Brewster, and Deborah Storms of Peekskill; two brothers, Harold Travis of Peekskill and George Travis of Wappingers Falls; two sisters, Lorraine Turner of Croton-on-Hudson and Joan Burrows of Amarillo, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 51 great- grandchildren; and one great- great-granddaughter.
She was predeceased by two brothers, William and Frank Travis, two sisters, Martha Kingsley and Edna Travis, and four grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.

Antoinette Manicchio: Ossining resident
Antoinette Manicchio, a resident of Ossining, died May 16.
She was 64.
She was born January 6, 1938 in Sassinoro Italy.
She was the daughter of Gesuele and Vincenza Sallucci Picucci.
She is survived by her husband, John; five daughters, Carmela Picciano, Anna Oakley, Arlene Silano, Lucia Tatavitto and Joanne Tatavitto; two sons, Arturo Tatavitto and John Manicchio Jr.; one sister, Carmela Palombo; two brothers, Frank and Steve Picucci; seven grandchildren; and one great- grandson.
One son, Antonio, died earlier.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.

Elizabeth Ward: former area resident
Elizabeth A. Ward, a former resident of Peekskill and Cortlandt, died May 2 at her residence in Spring Hill, Florida.
She was 78.
She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and was a parishioner at St. Columbanus Catholic Church.
She was a legal secretary for Albano & Roskin law firm and retired from IBM in Yorktown Heights.
She moved to Florida in 1994 and was an active member of Myerlee Ladies Golf Club in Ft. Myers. She’ll be remembered for her remarkable wit, compassion toward others and for the time and attention she freely devoted to family and friends.
She is survived by her beloved husband, John of Spring Hill, Florida; two sons, John J. Jr. and his wife Carol of Springfield, Virginia; Michael J. and his wife Theresa of Gaithersburg, Maryland; two daughters, Ann and her husband John Fowler of Newtown, Pennsylvania, Patricia and her husband Martin Vespo of Cortlandt; one sister, Theresa and her husband Joseph Demers of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; and eight grandchildren, Jessica, Michael, Alisha, Thomas, Matthew, Carolyn, Jacqueline and Martin.
Funeral services were held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Florida.

Geraldine Humphrey: Cortlandt resident
Geraldine Ellen Humphrey, a resident of Cortlandt, died May 18 at Field Home–Holy Comforter in Yorktown.
She was 71.
She was born October 16, 1930 in Jackson Heights to James Emmett and Juliette Bustonaby Murray.
She graduated from the High School of Commerce in Yonkers in 1948.
On April 14, 1951, she married Edward J. Humphrey at St. Joseph’s Church in Yonkers.
Mrs. Humphrey was a member of St. Columbanus Church.
She is survived by her husband, Edward J. Humphrey; one daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Nicholas L. Rella; one son and daughter-in-law, Timothy J. and Mary Ellen Humphrey; and three granddaughters, Lauren and Jillian Rella and Meghan Humphrey, all of Cortlandt.
She is predeceased by two brothers, James and Richard Murray.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.

Ralph F. DeThomas Jr.: Peekskill resident
Ralph F. DeThomas Jr. died on May 20 at his home in Peekskill.
He was 48.
He was born October 4, 1953 to Ralph and Antoinette (Rutigliano) DeThomas in the Bronx.
He most recently worked as an electrician for Peterbuilt Electric Inc. in Yorktown Heights.
He will be remembered for his unique personality, his kind heart and a great love of animals.
Mr. DeThomas is survived by his parents of Yorktown Heights; two brothers, Patrick (Loryn) DeThomas of Gold Canyon, Arizona and Chris (Lucia) DeThomas of Newtown, CT; and five sisters, Frances (Robert) Colantuono of Wharton, NJ, Toni DeThomas of Mohegan Lake, Constance Mastro-Pontorno of Yorktown Heights, Bernadette (Michael) Mangione of Pleasant Valley and ChrisAnn (Peter) Simone of Pleasant Valley.
He is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews, Eleanor DeThomas, Robert Colantuono, Antoinette and Dominick Moreno, Andrew Burger, Nicholas Mastro, Marina and Justin DeThomas, Marianna and Natalia Mangione, and Francesca, Lucianna and Nico Simone.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights.

Regina Rodriguez: Cortlandt resident
Regina F. Rodriguez, a resident of Cortlandt, died May 14 at Westchester Medical Center.
She was 57.
She was a homemaker.
She was born August 31, 1944 in Germany to Friedrich and Ilse Tittel.
On July 1, 1967, she married Eduardo Rodriguez in Whitestone, N.Y.
Mrs. Rodriguez was a long-time volunteer for Westchester Meals on Wheels.
She is survived by her husband, Eduardo of Cortlandt; her father, Friedrich Tittel of Cortlandt; two sons, Michael of Cranford, New Jersey, and Alex, of Cortlandt; and one sister, Susan Mons of Annapolis, Maryland.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose.

Virginia Parsons: Ossining resident
Virginia M. Parsons died May 12 at her son’s home in Glenville, N.Y.
She was 88.
She worked as an administrator for Maryknoll Missionaries in Maryknoll, NY for 20 years before retiring in 1984.
She was born August 30, 1913 in New York City to James and Mary Jane Minogue Meara. She was educated in New York City and graduated from St. Louis Academy in 1931.
On August 10, 1940, she married John Parsons at St. Ann’s Church in Ossining.
She will be remembered for her love of her children, her wit, strength, and integrity, as well as her love of music, dancing, travel and books.
She is survived by two sons, John of Glenville and William of Cortlandt; two daughters, Mary Jane Davis of Peekskill and Virginia Carver of Madison, CT; and three grandchildren.
Family members who predeceased her include her husband John in 1969, brother Roger in 1982 and brother William in 2000.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Terbury & Kelly Funeral Home in Ossining.

William Scheuber: Montrose resident
William F. Scheuber, a resident of Montrose, died May 14 at Hudson Valley Hospital.
He was 81.
He was born November 3, 1920 to William and Lena Kreisweiser Scheuber.
He was a retired plumber for Carl Scheuber, Inc.
He also worked at Algonquin Gas Company and the Montrose Water Improvement District.
Mr. Scheuber served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He married Helen J. Humble in Forest Hills, NY on January 27, 1945.
He is survived by wife, Helen; one son, Gerard of Tyler, Texas; two daughters, Nancy Jackson, of Montrose, and Jo Anne Posca, of Port Hueneme, California; one brother, Donald of Buchanan; seven grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Florence Orlando and Elsie Scheuber.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose.

Christopher J. Tandy: Buchanan resident
Christopher J. Tandy, a resident of Buchanan, died May 23 at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie.
He was 70.
He was a retired Foreman for Metro North Commuter Railroad in Croton after 45 years of service.
Mr. Tandy was born in Montrose on January 5, 1932 to James and Lillian Hines Tandy.
He married Eleanor Boudreau at St. Patrick’s Church in Bay Shore, NY on October 8, 1955.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a Sergeant.
Mr. Tandy was a Life Member of Buchanan Engine Company and also was a member of the Moose Lodge in Garden City Beach, South Carolina.
He also was a parishioner and Usher at St. Christopher’s Church.
His family said he was an outstanding athlete during his days at Hendrick Hudson High School.
Mr. Tandy is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Ellie); three daughters, Karen (Dr. Alan) Thompson, of Bethel, CT, Renee (Michael) Kealy, of Miami Shores, FL, and Dr. Elizabeth (Dr. Richard Hufnagel) Tandy, of San Antonio, TX; one brother, Robert, of Buchanan; one sister, (Rosemarie "Sis" (James) Mahan, of Buchanan; and three grandchildren, Tiffany Mingachos, Eric Thompson, and Ryan Kealy.
He was predeceased by 14 brothers and sisters.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose.

Clifford Lent: Putnam Valley resident
Clifford J. Lent, a resident of Putnam Valley, died May 25 at the Cortlandt Nursing Care Facility.
He was 88.
He was born September 25, 1913 in Peekskill to Frederick and Gertrude Gilbert Lent.
He was a 1934 graduate of Peekskill High School and continued his education in business at City College.
In 1941 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, he married Eleanor Chapman and in 2001 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Lent was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army from December 1942 to February 1946 as a Medical Supply NCO, earning the rank of Technical Fourth Grade.
He worked at Standard Coating in Buchanan before and after the war.
He began working at IBM as a technician in 1953 and retired after 30 years in 1983.
Mr. Lent enjoyed history, fishing, and making oil paintings of animals.
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the Men’s Club, the Civil War Round Table, the Putnam Valley Historical Society and the Putnam Valley American Legion.
Mr. Lent is survived by his wife, Eleanor of the home address and cousin Valerie Hitzel of Cortlandt.
A brother, Frederick, predeceased him in 1976.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.

Dr. Ronald E. Crawford: former Peekskill resident
Dr. Ronald E. Crawford, a former Peekskill resident, died May 20 at the Cypress Village Retirement Community in Jacksonville, Florida.
He was born in Peekskill to Eugene and Grace Crawford.
He graduated from Peekskill High School, Colgate University and received his Ph.D. in 1953 from New York University.
He was one of Peekskill’s outstanding athletes in track and basketball.
Dr. Crawford also excelled in varsity track for three years at Colgate University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
He was one of the first Certified Psychologists in Westchester County where he worked as a school psychologist and had a private practice.
He had many articles published in The Educational Forum, The Clearing House, etc.
He was also a Lieutenant in the United States Navy from 1942-1945.
Dr. Crawford was revered in his professional, personal and social worlds and loved and admired for his abundant sense of humor, sweet disposition and gentle manner.
He lived long, laughed often and loved much.
He was a wonderful husband and father.
He is survived by his wife Monica A. Crawford, and daughter Christie A. Tandy of Jacksonville, Florida.
Graveside services were held at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens in Clearwater, Florida.

Francisco J. "Frank Chick" Chichitano: resident of Peekskill
Francisco J. "Frank Chick" Chichitano, a resident of Peekskill, died May 24.
He was 88.
He was born August 8, 1913 in Peekskill to Francisco and Carmella Cinobli Chichitano.
Mr. Chichitano worked as a sheet metal worker for NY Central, Penn Central, then Conrail in Croton Harmon. He was with the company for 47 years and retired as a Fire Chief and Safety Engineer for the shop.
On October 17, 1948, he married Mary Talarico at Our Lady of Loretta Church in Cold Spring.
He was an usher for Assumption Church, past member of Christopher Columbus Society, enjoyed golf and playing horses.
He is survived by his daughter, Ann Lisa Chick and son-in-law Joe of Peekskill; brother Joseph Chichitano of Peekskill; two sisters, Lena Gagliardi of Hollandale, FL, and Lucy DiTerlizzi of Pittsburg, CA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Rotello and Rose Lazzaro, and one brother, Peter Chichitano.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home in Peekskill.

Gilbert Eisenberg: Ossining resident
Gilbert Eisenberg, a resident of Ossining, died peacefully May 22 at Westchester Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
He was 51.
He was born October 6, 1950 in the Bronx to Earle and Belle (Kapzelnik) Eisenberg.
He moved to Ossining in 1965 and was a 1969 graduate of Ossining High School.
He is survived by his wife, Anna; two daughters, Heather and Jessica; his mother, Belle Feldman; his brother, Spencer and sister-in-law Rebecca Eisenberg; nephew, Jonathan; niece, Erika; and great-niece, Ryoko.
He is predeceased by his father, Earle, and stepfather, Harold Feldman.
Donations in Mr. Eisenberg’s memory can be made to the Westchester Medical Center.

Joseph Indusi: former Ossining resident
Joseph John Indusi, a former Ossining resident, died May 21 at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson.
He was 86.
He was born in North Tarrytown on December 26, 1915 to Joseph and Mary LiBurdi Indusi.
Mr. Indusi was a self-employed painting contractor for more than 40 years in the Westchester area. He was an avid golfer, reader and a history buff.
During World War II, he was a singer with the Joe LaLuna Band at the Stagedoor Canteen in New York City.
In Wading River, Mr. Indusi was a communicant at St. John the Baptist Church, a member of the B.P.O. Elks and the senior citizens. He was also the former Chaplain at the B.P.O. Elks # 1486 in Ossining.
Mr. Indusi is survived by his wife, the former Anna Santella of Wading River; one son, Dr. Joseph (Karen) of Miller Place, NY; one daughter, Marianne (Frank) Indusi Solak of Ossining; two grandsons, Scott C. (Beth Anne) Solak of Carmel and Joseph L. Indusi of Miller Place; two sisters, MaryAnn Brancato Hogan of Sleepy Hollow and Rose Brancato Madden of Williamsburg, Virginia; one cousin, Richard Indusi of Ossining; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Francis T., on November 9, 2000, and by two sisters, Lucille (Babe) Doyle and Virginia Johnston.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.

Kathleen Long: Peekskill resident
Kathleen E. Long, a resident of Peekskill and New York City, died May 22.
She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Long.
She was the devoted mother of Thomas and his wife Betty, Brian and his wife Patty, Gerard and his wife Peggy and Kathleen and her husband Kevin.
She is the cherished grandmother of 13 loving grandchildren, and the sister of Walter Hasson.
Funeral arrangements and service were handled by Frank E. Campbell in New York City.

Lillian DiRocco: Ossining resident
Lillian DiRocco, a resident of Ossining, died May 24 in Watertown, MA.
She was 93.
She was born in Italy on August 18, 1908 to Rizzario and Cambrina DiRocco.
At the age of three months, she moved to Ossining, where she was raised and educated.
She is survived by one daughter, Janet; one son, James Cristello; and four grandchildren, Dr. Roxanne Friend, Frank A. Viscomi Jr., James J. Cristello III and Susan Cristello.
Her daughter, Gloria Viscomi, predeceased her.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining.

Luise Proszenyak: former Peekskill resident
Luise M. Proszenyak (nee Schilling), a former Peekskill resident, died May 24 at her home in Onondaga County.
She was 67.
She lived in Peekskill for 36 years until moving in 2000.
She was a member of the Peekskill German-American Club for 28 years.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Joseph Proszenyak, and one daughter, Kathleen M. Ryan, both of Marcellus; one son, Frank J. Proszenyak of Fremont, Wisconsin; and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Ryan Funeral Home in Marcellus.

Margaret Flood: Springvale resident
Margaret K. Flood died Wednesday at Sky View Health Care Center.
She was 95.
She was born in Peekskill on November 10, 1906 to Pierre and Mary O’Dell Kane.
She was the widow of Stanley Flood, who died in 1978.
Mrs. Flood was a retired supervisor for New York Telephone Company.
She is survived by one son, Neil of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one brother, Lester Kane, and two sisters, Lillian Monroe, and Marie Syron.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose.

Margaret "Peggy" Wrublieski: Peekskill resident
Margaret "Peggy" Wrublieski, a resident of Peekskill, died May 26 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
She was 73.
She was born January 13, 1929 to Vincenzo and Mary Ercoleno Valentino.
She attended the Peekskill School District and worked for more than 32 years as an assembler in the Gin and Whisky House at Standard Brands in Peekskill, retiring in 1970.
She married Joseph P. Wrublieski on October 10, 1948 in Peekskill. He predeceased her on July 17, 1991.
She was a communicant of the Church of the Assumption and a member of the Standard Brands Quarter Century Club.
She enjoyed bowling.
She is survived by her brother, George P. Valentino of Katonah, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters Thomas, Anthony, James and Joseph Valentino, Anne Keffer and Amelis Demchur.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.

Nancy Scampoli: Yorktown resident
Nancy P. Scampoli, a resident of Yorktown, died on May 26.
She was 87.
She was born in Tuckahoe and lived most of her life there until moving to Yorktown Heights after retirement from Kings Electronics.
She is the beloved wife of the late Guerrino "Pat" Scampoli.
She is the loving mother of Etta Ditrio and her husband Richard, Patricia Lucchese and her husband Peter, Donald Scampoli and his wife Priscilla, and the late Janet Elgert.
She is the dear sister of the late Michael and Joseph DiFabbio, Angelina DiCinto, Rose Santucci and Adele Guccione; cherished grandmother of 10; and great- grandmother of 11.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Westchester Funeral Home Inc., in Eastchester.


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