Miscellaneous Westchester County, New York Obituaries


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Ada Slaving: Croton resident

Ada E. Slaving died August 16 at her home in Croton.

She was 91.

She was born October 6, 1908 in Croton to Edwin and Rena Chase Slaving.

She was a retired loan officer for Grace National Bank in New York City.

She did volunteer work for the Croton Caring Committee, and was a parishioner at Asbury United Methodist Church. She also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by one nephew, Edward McCarthy, of El Paso, Texas; four nieces, Judy Calabres of Florida, Janet Adams of Cortlandt and Linda Raccosta and Irene Rick, both of Croton; 13 great- nieces; one great-nephew; 10 great-great-nephews; and three great-great nieces.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Croton.


Catherine "Mac" McPhee: Southbury resident

Catherine E. "Mac" McPhee died August 15 at Mediplex of Southbury, Connecticut.

She was 87.

She was born September 1, 1914 in New York City to John and Anne (McGorty) Gallagher.

She attended Greenwich schools and later moved to Stamford. She worked as a bookkeeper at Millerís Lilliputian Shoppe and Dress Barn in Stamford.

After moving to Southbury, she worked as a bookkeeper for the Visiting Nurse Association and was also a member of the Aid for Retarded Children, the Southbury Training School Foundation and the Southbury Training School Home and School Association.

She is survived by two sons, Donald A. McPhee of Brookfield and Daniel J. McPhee of Bantam; three daughters, Patricia C. Pascale of New Hartford, Phyllis C. Frenis of Southbury and Judith T. Pucci of Stamford; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Allen S. McPhee, one daughter, Carolann Dutra, and one granddaughter.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Carpino Funeral Home in Southbury, Connecticut.


Charles W. Perry: resident of Peekskill/Cortlandt Manor

Charles W. Perry died on August 20, 2002.

He was 80.

He was a U.S. Army Airforce Ė WWII Veteran.

He worked for many years as a Yeastmaker at Standard Brands in Peekskill.

He was an Eagle Scout, an avid sportsman, and for many years a Deacon at the Pleasantside Chapel.

He is survived by his wife marion Leverich Perry, sons Charles Levoy of Maui, Hawaii, Alan W. Perry of Haverstraw, New York, 2 grandsons Spencer James, Tyler William Perry, a brother Robert Perry of Peekskill.

He was predeceased by his sister Catherine De La Vallierre.

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


Conrad Lanza: Putnam Valley resident

Conrad Lanza, a resident of Putnam Valley, died August 15.

He was 84.

He was born June 19, 1918 to Adolf and Corina Lanza in Brooklyn.

He was married to Florence Eleanor Youngfeldt and they raised two daughters, Geri and Janice.

He served during World War II as an ensign in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Lanza earned a BSEE degree from Brooklyn Polytech University and an MSEE from Northeastern University.

He made front page news in June of 1957 in the New York Times for co-inventing the "Spacistor," a miniaturization of a vacuum tube to the size of a pin head. This led to the computer revolution.

His patents include the Gunn Effect Devices, Tunnel Diodes, the Gas Panel computer display screens and semi-conducter induction lasers. His accomplishments as a research scientist won him a lifetime achievement award from Polytech University in 1997.

His passions included tennis, music, contract bridge, astronomy, and of course, his wife, daughters, Coco (dog), Sammy (horse) and Wooly Bully (cat).

He provided a lifetime of memories, inspiration, love and laughter.

Mr. Lanza is survived by his two daughters.

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



Joan Buffaloe: Peekskill resident

Joan C. Buffaloe, a resident of Peekskill, died August 9 at her home.

She was 54.

She is survived by her daughter, Renita C. Ruff, and granddaughter, Myia I. Miller, both of Peekskill; sisters, brothers, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 23 at 8 p.m. at Redeeming Love Christian Center in Nanuet.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Jeremiah Edwards Funeral Home, Inc. in Peekskill.


Mildred "Milli" Cerchia: Montrose resident

Mildred N. "Milli" Cerchia, a resident of Montrose, died Monday at Calvary Hospital, in Bronx.

She was 66.

She was born February 16, 1936 in Brooklyn to Joseph and Nina Palminteri Gangi.

She was a data entry clerk at Maryknoll in Ossining.

She was the widow of Paul Navarra, who died in 1984.

She is survived by three daughters, Lissa Navarra of Queens, Lori Deskin of Mohegan Lake, and Lynn Navarra of Manhattan; two brothers, James Gangi of Greenlawn, LI, and Charles Gangi of Kansas; and one granddaughter, Jessica Negulic.

A Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Columbanus Church. Friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose. Burial will take place at Assumption Cemetery.


Patricia Ann Burnett: Peekskill resident

Patricia Ann Burnett, a resident of Peekskill, died August 16 at Hudson Valley Hospital.

She was 49.

She was born May 24, 1953 in Wake County, North Carolina to Arthur Junior Burnett and Helen Vinell Burnett.

She graduated from Peekskill High School in 1971 and attended Westchester Community College for Certified Day Care Provider.

She worked for Aunt Bessie Open Door, St. Peters Day Care Center and at home as a day care provider.

She was a longtime companion to Randy Moore for 31 years in Peekskill. She enjoyed reading, music, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by longtime companion Randy Moore; two sons, Kaiefa Burnett and Turan Burnett, and one stepdaughter, Fonda Longmire, all of Peekskill; grandmother Dora B. Winston; and three grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, and two brothers, Arthur Ray Burnett and Roland Leon Burnett.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Jeremiah Edwards Funeral Home, Inc. in Peekskill.


Therese Fowkes: Ossining teacher

Therese M. Fowkes died August 18 at her home in Ossining.

She was 60.

She was born October 15, 1941 in Brooklyn to James C. and Mary Rehr Maron.

She received her Bachelorís and Masterís degrees in chemistry from New York University.

She was a math teacher at Ossining High School for more than 32 years until her recent retirement.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; one daughter, Elizabeth Santucci; one son, David; three sisters, Patricia Blauth, Bernadette Maron and Anne Staniorski; two brothers, William and Jerome Maron; and five grandchildren, Angela, Robbie and Daniel Fowkes and Catherine and John Robert Santucci.

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


Victor Giannone: Cortlandt resident

Victor S. Giannone, a resident of Cortlandt, died August 18.

He was 86.

He was born March 6, 1916 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Carl and Teresa Scivoletto Giannone.

He owned and operated Travelite Luggage Center in Peekskill for 35 years before retiring in 1984.

Mr. Giannone served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On April 20, 1941, he married Antoinette Mastracchio at Assumption Church in Peekskill.

He is survived by his daughters, Nina and son-in-law, Dominick Viola of Peekskill and Carla and son-in-law, Elliot Cashdan, of New York City; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Family members who died earlier include two brothers, Peter and John.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home in Peekskill.

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