Humbert J. Lucarelli
July 20, 1936 - JAugust 10, 2023
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Humbert J. Lucarelli on August 10, 2023, at the age of eighty-seven. Humbert Lucarelli was the son of the late Humbert R. and Antoinette (Leto) Lucarelli; he was born on July 20, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois
Virtuoso oboist Humbert Lucarelli has distinguished himself as one of America's foremost musicians. He has been hailed by the New York Times as "America's leading oboe recitalist" and has been cited by the Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians as one of America’s most renowned oboists. Mr. Lucarelli has had a long and distinguished career, having performed and taught extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Asia. He has been featured in numerous music festivals including Aspen, Chautauqua, Marblehead, Martha’s Vineyard, Music Mountain, and Newport.
As an orchestral performer, Mr. Lucarelli has performed and recorded with some of the world's leading conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Fiedler, Kiril Kondrashin, Josef Krips, James Levine, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Artur Rodzinsky, Sir Georg Solti, Leopold Stokowski, and Igor Stravinsky.
Humbert Lucarelli has recorded extensively with Koch International, Vox, BMG Classics, MCA Classics, Well-Tempered, Stradivari, and Special Music. Of particular significance is his recording of John Corigliano's Oboe Concerto for RCA Victor, which was written for and premiered by him with the American Symphony Orchestra to a standing ovation at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Lucarelli was Professor Emeritus at The Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut, The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, SUNY Purchase, and the Yale School of Music Chamber Music Festival in Norfolk, Connecticut.
Lucarelli’s book, We Can’t Always Play Waltzes was published by Carl Fischer. Kristin Leitterman’s Relax and Take a Deep Breath: The Lucarelli Approach to Oboe Playing will be released later this year, also by Carl Fischer.
An honorary member of the International Double Reed Society, one of Lucarelli’s lasting legacies will be the incalculable influence of his teaching on generations of outstanding oboists. On a more personal note, left to cherish his memory are his devoted husband Spyros Konitsiotis of Tuxedo Park, New York; his sister Virginia Malekovic of La Porte, Indiana; and his niece and nephew Pamela Upp and Joseph Malekovic.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church, 10 Fox Hill Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987, with a luncheon to follow at the church.
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April 19, 1959- August 8, 2023
Wayne Wu, an eternally giving man, beloved father, and innovator of options trading, died on August 8, 2023, at his home in Pipersville, PA. He is remembered for his generosity, his passions, his dedication to his family, and his love of all animals. “I never met a dog I didn’t like,” went his Instagram bio. “People not so much!” But this was hyperbole, because Wayne loved people–– underdogs, especially, and anyone he could lend a hand to–– and people truly loved Wayne.
Born on April 19, 1959, in Taipei, Taiwan, Wayne immigrated to New Jersey with his family in 1971 at age 12 without knowing a word of English. Naturally industrious, he worked multiple jobs while balancing his studies at Ridgewood High School. He developed a love of Yukio Mishima and Steely Dan, along with football and weightlifting, while he also worked after school pumping gas, parking cars at an upscale restaurant, and selling clothes at a menswear store called Mac Hugh’s. Though he excelled on the football field, he quit to work his third job at the gas station, and his coach pulled up after school one day, asking him to come back. It was at Mac Hugh’s that he impressed his manager and customers with his excellent memory and his agile grasp of math while calculating inventory instantaneously. His boss offered him the role of manager if he were to forgo college, but Wayne continued his studies while working at the store. When a family friend of his girlfriend’s came in, he couldn’t believe how rapidly Wayne updated the inventory in his head, and after a series of similar interactions, decided to hire him on Wall Street when he was nineteen years old. To trade on the floor of the American Stock Exchange, one had to buy a seat. For a time, Wayne worked at the stock exchange during the day and continued his classes at Rutgers Cook College at night–– he was studying agriculture–– but soon he left school, and just two years later, Wayne’s boss bought him a seat. He was twenty-one, the youngest person yet to have a seat on the floor of the stock exchange.
His astronomical ascent was one he was perfectly suited for with his quick mind and gut instincts, and Wayne became a pioneer in the trading of stocks and index options. He was the lead market maker for the most actively traded options such as the QQQ and SPY. He led floor operations for the American, New York, and Chicago Stock Exchanges on behalf of Bear Wagner Specialists, and later for Integral Derivatives. He’s not just remembered for his natural ability at the work, but his impressive adaptability to a drastically changing field from Wall Street in the eighties to the reconfiguration of trading under the advent of information technology.
He didn’t hesitate to bring people up with him as he rose. Never one to kick the ladder out from under him, he delighted in making the rungs as clear as possible, in bringing people up and treating them well. His loyalty was famous. Once you were loved in Wayne’s eyes, you were taken care of forever. And his influential fashion made waves wherever he went. Friends from work remember him always wearing something innovative and unexpected–– his sharp suits, his beloved Stubbs and Wootton loafers, black turtleneck sweaters on casual days–– and how these gradually became adopted by all those around him.
Wayne loved the beach and the water, especially St. John, where he shared many vacations with his loved ones. He was a devoted and thoughtful son who called his mother, Emily, every morning at nine AM. He stayed close to his mother, visited her often, and brought her on vacations to St. John and the Cayman Islands. He was a loving brother to his older sisters, Jenny and Vivian; and a proud uncle of his niece, Lily. In 1986, Wayne married his high school girlfriend, Sarah Perkins, and became a father to a son, Cory, and a daughter, Kyle. They later divorced, and in 1995, Wayne married Michelle Brogan, and welcomed his daughter, Brogan, and his son, Gavin.
The first part of that bio was true–– he never met a dog he didn’t like, and in his life, he loved a stream of them. His Chow Chow named Toby loved him and only him; his sweet Samoyed Lacey with her puff of white fur; his expressive and aromatic Bulldog Dre; his friendly and gentle Rottweiler Damien; and his second Bulldog, Bubbles, given to him by a friend at the dog park who saw how well Wayne cared for his dogs. No dog ate better than when they were under Wayne’s care–– their dog bowls were more often than not full of steak. Wayne truly loved all animals–– when his daughter’s pet snake died, leaving their live mice food behind, Wayne bought a cage and tended to the mice for months, unable to let even one creature go uncared for.
Nothing is remembered so avidly as Wayne’s generosity. Not a single person can remember him without recalling how giving he was. Friends fondly remember what it was like to walk into any place Wayne had been before–– people remembered him for his kindness. They greeted him with genuine delight and cleared tables to make room, because Wayne treated every person he encountered with authentic and tangible goodwill. And it is so well-known that it could almost go unsaid–– there was no better tipper than Wayne. If he could make a person feel valued, he did. He asked about families, remembered names, and brought small trinkets. If he knew you liked a certain kind of chocolate or liquor, he’d forever have it in his hands when he came to see you. When friends came to his house, their favorite drink or meal was waiting in the fridge. He was an excellent gift-giver, the type to remember the kind of snack you liked and then send it to you in bulk, and he never expected anything in return.
Wayne’s greatest joy was with his family. He was a present and devoted patriarch. It was in his kids’ lives that his generosity and his wide web of interests truly came alive. With his children, he nurtured a love of movies, from the classics to the foreign to musicals and romantic comedies; a love of food, from his oxtail chili to omakase sushi dinners to barbecue lunches by the pool to tripe and sweetbreads and ribeye steaks; a love of books from Yukio Mishima to Elena Ferrante to Truman Capote; a love of college basketball and the fantasy baseball league he spent hours on; and a love of shopping trips where he always found the most original piece in the store in the precise size of anyone it was intended for. He was an encouraging and undemanding father, whose only wish was for his children to be happy and fulfilled in their passions. He was not prescriptive of what path they took, only that they found one that brought them joy, and the potency of this wish can be seen in the different paths that his children did take–– with Cory’s career in jiu jitsu, Kyle’s career in writing, Brogan’s career in food, and Gavin’s career in film. There were no boilerplate paths under Wayne’s watch. One family could not bear this much fruit in creative and passionate endeavors without a patriarch who truly viewed success for his children in happiness on their own terms, and ensured that they knew it.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Michelle; his children, Cory, Kyle, Brogan, and Gavin; his mother, Emily; his sisters, Jenny and Vivian; his niece, Lily; and his dogs, Damien and Bubbles. He is preceded in death by his father, Kent, and his dogs, Toby, Lacey, and Dre. Wayne’s impact on the world will be expansively felt and intangibly marked through his love, generosity, and care. He will be eternally loved, endlessly missed, and forever remembered by all those who knew him.
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Eugene P. Grimmig
January 1, 1968 - July 17, 2023
Eugene P. Grimmig passed away on July 17, 2023, at his residence in Chester, NY. He was 55 years old. Son of the late Eugene and Marie (McCann) Grimmig, he was born on January 1, 1968, in New York, NY.
Eugene worked for the New York State Thruway Authority in Newburgh, NY. He was a life member of the Tuxedo Ambulance Corp., and a member of the Fire Police for Chester Fire Department
Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife Charlene Grimmig of Chester, NY; siblings: Charles Grimmig and his wife, Jennifer of Portland, TN; Mary Grimmig of Peru, VT; and Catherine Burgos and her husband, Dwight of New Milford, NJ; and his beloved dog Maggie
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2023, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at St. Columba Church, Chester, NY. Interment will take place at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps., 1 Contractors Rd., Tuxedo, NY 10987 or Chester Fire Department 81 Main St, Chester, NY 10918
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Diane Marie Sanford, a loving mother, devoted grandmother, and active community member, passed away peacefully at the age of 75. She leaves behind cherished memories to all who knew her
Diane was a dedicated mother to her two sons, Kenneth and his fiance Crystan of Harriman, NY and Michael of Sarasota, FL. She was the beloved grandmother to her four grandchildren, Olivia, Landon, Luke, and Lydia, as well as a loving aunt, cousin and friend to many. Her family was the center of her world, and she provided unwavering support and love to each of them.
As a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagle Valley Fire Company, Diane selflessly served her community. Her commitment to helping others was evident in her involvement, and her kindness touched the lives of many.
Diane was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenneth H. Sanford. Together, they shared a deep and inspiring bond that will always be remembered.
Diane will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Her legacy of love, kindness, and strength will live on in our hearts.
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Dr. Klaus Schreiber
Klaus Schreiber, MD PhD of Tuxedo Park, NY passed away on Friday, April 28 after a prolonged illness. He was born on June 13, 1937 to Dr. Karl and Marie Louise Schreiber in Teplitz, Czechoslovakia. The family was forced to flee to Vienna, Austria in 1944 during the Russian occupation of his native country. While living there, he became a Vienna choir boy where he developed his lifelong passion for classical music and then continued his education at the University of Vienna, Medical School. After medical school graduation and while practicing medicine and pathology in Vienna, he was encouraged to move to the United States for further training. In 1965 he began that training in anatomic pathology at the Francis Delafield Hospital of Columbia University and then as a cytology fellow in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under the direction of Leopold Koss, MD one of the founding fathers of the then developing field of Cytology. He followed Dr. Koss to Montefiore Medical Center, where together they published extensively on this subject. There he was named Director of Cytopathology with a teaching appointment as a Professor of Cytopathology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he would instruct generations of residents and pathologists.
Upon retirement from the College, he became Emeritus Professor of Pathology and 2 years ago was named an Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the MT Sinai School of Medicine.
After his retirement, he started lecturing internationally and was also asked to assist in the development of instrumentation for automated reading and grading of papsmears. This led to his involvement in a private laboratory to develop cytologic examinations of the oral mucosa and upper gastrointestinal tract while using computer assistance. He was a leader in this nascent field of oral and GI cytology, again training many pathologists and providing care to and saving the lives of patients with diseases of these areas who had little other means of early detection. He participated, until his illness, in developing a cytologic AI detection method of pre-neoplastic and neoplastic diseases of the esophagus at that laboratory.
Apart from his keen intellect, scientific rigor, and devotion to medicine, he was, above all else, esteemed by his many students and colleagues as a stellar teacher, career mentor, an excellent diagnostician and an elegant gentleman.
He was also a kind and gentle soul, who had deep love for his family, his friends, and his colleagues. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Joelle Patricia Schreiber, his daughter Barbara and her husband George Parnell, his daughter Ursula Schreiber, his son Nikolai Schreiber, and his granddaughters, AnnaMaria Schreiber and Katharine Parnell.
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Andrew "Andy" Rogers
After a long and valiant battle with cancer, Andrew “Andy” Rogers Jr. passed away peacefully on April 21, 2023 with his family never far from his side. He was 83 years old.
Andrew is predeceased by his wife, Anita, his wife of 51 years, and he is survived by his children Catherine (Rick), Matthew (Adrienne), Linda (Rob 1), and Christine (Rob 2); his two grandchildren Sophia (Joey), and Peter; his sibling Dorothy; and beloved in-laws Linda and Sandy.
Quite the character in his youth, Andy grew to become a kind-hearted, family and community-oriented man. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren, his time in the Marines and in co-founding the Eagle Valley Volunteer Fire Department.
Those closest to Andy will remember his encyclopedic knowledge of all things history and his uncanny ability to identify any city scape from anywhere in the world at a glance. While an avid car aficionado, Andy loved being on the water most of all, and had many different boats throughout the years. He shared his passion for sailing with his family and friends.
Andy retired from the New York City Housing Authority as an elevator mechanic back in 1997 and then went on to work for the State of New Jersey as an elevator inspector for the next 20 years before retiring permanently. He loved Tuxedo from his first visit on a camping trip in his youth and decided to move his young family here 52 years ago this month. Andy was active in the community and served on various boards for the Town of Tuxedo through the years.
When thinking of Andy, it is easy to recall his wild-eyed rakish grin and the often-inappropriate jokes he liked to tell. This is how his family would like you to remember him.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, from 3 PM to 7 PM at Edwards Funeral Chapel, located at 160 Orange Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901. A second visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 9 AM to 10 AM, also at Edwards Funeral Chapel. A service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at Cedar Lawn Cemetery / Crematory, located at 200 McLean Blvd, Paterson, New Jersey 07504. The fire department will be providing a repast meal at the family residence on Wednesday at 1:30 PM after the services
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Eagle Valley Volunteer Fire Company or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
50 years ago, Andrew co-founded the Eagle Valley Fire Company and asked for contributions to his firehouse in his memory, in lieu of flowers.
Eagle Valley Fire Company c/o Fire Captain Skip Briggs @Elwood-Briggs and it will be passed on to EVFC. Please put in the Venmo memo: In memory of Andy Rogers
Please make check payable to Eagle Valley Fire Company and sent to:
Eagle Valley Fire Company
14 Scott Mine Rd
Tuxedo, NY 10987
or brought to the funeral home.
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Stuart Turner, age 84, of Tuxedo Park, New York passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
A good name… the essence of who you are. And Stuart Turner reflects a life well lived, a person who believed in reaching out and extending a hand to family, to others and to causes. Always with a smile and often advice, Stuart spent a great deal of time with his sons, Jordan and Mark and granddaughters, Jadyn and Zoe. He shared travel, ballet, love of NYC, the outdoors, and most of all, joy, love, and compassion with Ruth, his wife.
A second passion was his career as a city planner. His firm Stuart Turner Associates and later career choices reflected his belief that the environment was important and where and how one lived mattered. He approached his work with total honesty and commitment. While his profession required long hours, Stu still devoted many hours to another passion, as an active member of Orange County Land Trust. Faith was important to Stu and he was an active member of Beth Haverim Shir Shalom in Mahwah, NJ.
Funeral services will be Sunday, April 23 at 12:00, at Beth Haverim Shir Shalom 280 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ. Interment to follow at Beth Israel Cemetery Woodbridge, NJ.
Shiva, also at Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, will be April 23-25 from 6-9pm.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.wanamakercarlough.com for the Turner family.
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James F. Smith
May 15 ,1936 - September 1, 2022
James F. Smith, beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great friend to many died at his home in Kennebunk, Maine on September 1 surrounded by his loving family. He was 86. Born May 15, 1936 in Saugus, MA Jim had a life filled with purpose, meaning and accomplishment.
Jim grew up in Saugus, MA, attended Bentley College and had a career in the utility business in Boston before moving to New York as Chairman and CEO of Orange and Rockland Utilites. At Orange and Rockland, at the invitation of Governor Mario Cuomo, Jim became a member of the New York State Council on Fiscal and Economic Priorities. He also served on The Governor’s Policy Steering Committee for Science and Engineering Education, Research and Development. As a utility executive, Jim focused his attention on initiatives to help preserve the nation’s natural resources and to protect the region’s environment while serving on the Advisory Council of the Trust for Public Land.
While in NY he was also Chairman of the Board of the Tuxedo Club, he led fundraising for the United Way of Orange County, and was Chairman of Arts Day in Albany, leading a coalition of business people, artists and arts organizers to secure adequate funding for the arts.
Over the years Jim’s passions were many. He began playing the piano when he was seven years old, and later played in several local bands throughout the North Shore of Boston. He once entertained thoughts of becoming a professional musician. He modestly said he wasn’t good enough, but those who heard him play knew otherwise.
Jim is known for many things. He had a reputation for his impeccably stylish dress. At the gym, he became known as the gentleman working out in a starched long sleeve shirt and pleated slacks with matching socks. He often was seen driving his wife in his shiny red car to the grocery store where he would fill his own cart with his favorite foods which he then dropped into the food pantry box on his way out.
He loved his Black Label scotch before dinner and his love of fine dining led him to seek out and collect exquisite wines for the dinner table. This grew into a lifetime passion, one to the benefit of all his family and friends.
Jim had a bright mind and a sharp wit. His knowledge of history was profound and his memory keen. He could give you the dates and background of every war throughout history and also tell you who won the World Series in any given year with details of the outstanding players to follow. He would finish the NYT Crossword Puzzle daily in record time and then move on to his voluminous collection of crossword puzzle books throughout the day. Never enough crosswords!
To Jim, family was everything. He body surfed in the ocean faithfully and taught his grandchildren to do the same. He took great pleasure in travel, taking his family all over the world by plane, by boat, by car, by train. He loved to set off on new adventures with his whole gang in tow. Pups greeted them all with fist bumps and nicknames. Megsy, Scuberry, Rip, Gov, Bluebird of Happiness, Simsy and Duke. He would always end his emails and texts to them with emoji’s of flowers and hearts.
After residing in Lynnfield, MA for 20 years and then in Tuxedo Park, NY for 25, Jim enjoyed his days in retirement with Meg by his side at his homes in Boston, MA, and Captiva Island, FL, but Jim loved nothing more than caring for his roses or sitting on his porch in his Kennebunk, ME home looking out over the water, and in cooler weather by his fireplace, awaiting the next visit from family and friends.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Marion (Huckins), sisters Jean Buckley and Claire Kane, and his son J. Gregory Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret (Frame), his daughter Ellen Scott and her husband Stuart of Wellesley MA, his daughter-in-law Emily Smith of Cape Elizabeth, ME and by his four amazing grandchildren, Sophie and Juliet Scott of New York City, Nate Smith of Portland, ME and Elias Smith of Cape Elizabeth, ME.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, September 17, at 11am in St. Martha’s Church, 30 Portland Rd, Kennebunk, ME.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in Jim’s memory may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 390 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074 or https://hsm46624.thankyou4caring.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=298
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Jim’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com
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James Armstrong Cathcart, III
July 13, 1936 - April 10, 2022
Kiawah Island, South Carolina - James Armstrong Cathcart, III died on April 10, 2022 after a life full of love, laughter, singing and dancing. He was born in New York City on July 13, 1936 to Mary Freeda DePass Cathcart and James Armstrong Cathcart, Jr. He married Charlen Griffith on June 13, 1958 in Manning, S.C.
His family and friends will celebrate his life on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter St., Columbia, S.C., with a reception to follow at the Forest Lake Country Club.
He attended Tuxedo Park School, Episcopal High School (EHS) and the University of South Carolina (USC). He was named to the 1960 edition of the Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. In 1989, he was honored by the College of Business Administration at the University of South Carolina with their Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Jim had an enthusiastic work ethic. His first job after college was with Wellington Sears for four years. When he realized he wanted a more analytical challenging career, he became a reinsurance consultant with Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby Inc. for six years. Later he joined Holborn Agency Corporation where he became a partner, executive vice-president and director for 24 years. Upon retiring from Holborn, he established and was president of Cathcart & Roundell, Inc. a reinsurance consulting company for 28 years.
He supported his community by being on the Vestry at St Mary's-in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church, Tuxedo Park, N. Y. and also a member of their choir. He served as a past trustee for the Darla Moore School of Business at USC and remained as an honorary member after his term ended. He was a past governor on the board of the Tuxedo Club and a past board member for the Drug and Chemical Club.
Jim was a generous philanthropist and established the James A. Morris Professorship in Economics at USC, the James A. Cathcart III Scholarship in memory of former EHS coach, C.V. Tompkins and the EHS James A. Cathcart, Jr. Mastership for track and field in memory of his father. He was a long-time member of the Roanoke College Associates Society and gave major gifts by funding the Fintel Library Microform Area dedicated in memory of his mother and in the renovation of Sections in honor of his daughter, Freeda. When asked about his generosity he responded, "I feel an obligation to try to return some of what I was fortunate enough to receive."
He was an accomplished athlete and captain of the USC track team and named an Atlantic Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete. Jim was inducted into the EHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. The State newspaper named his accomplishment as the 10th top athletic event in their athletic history The Millennium Top 100 Moments for the South Carolina Millennial for winning the 220-yard dash race against the world's number 1 sprinter Dave Sime. He broke EHS records in the 100-yard dash, the 220-yard dash and the long jump. His 220-yard dash record is yet to be broken.
Jim enjoyed playing court tennis and golf. He belonged to the following: The Tuxedo Club, Carolina Yacht Club, Aiken Tennis Club, the Kiawah Island Club, and the Jesters Club.
He is survived by his wife Charlen; his daughters Freeda Lynne Cathcart (Clinton Stoneking) and Jamison "Jamie" Ann Cathcart; his grandsons Charles "Taylor" Stoneking (Olivia), James "Carter" Stoneking, William "Wilby" Beverley Cathcart, Godfrey "Forest" Cathcart, "Nelson" Magruder Rood and Benjamin "Ben" Armstrong Rood; his brothers Charles Cathcart (Evelyn), George Cathcart, John Cathcart (Cathy), Sanders "Sandy" Cathcart (Barbara) and Richard "Rick" Cathcart. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be sent to Episcopal High School, Darla Moore School of Business (USC), Hospice of Charleston or to a charity of your choice.
Peter F. Marcus
Peter F. Marcus, managing partner at World Steel Dynamics and the top predictor of steel industry trends for the past 50 years, passed away of heart failure in his home in Tuxedo Park on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. He was at 83 years old.
Peter lived with intense passion for his family, work, music and hobbies. He never retired and spent his entire life visiting steel plants in the unglamorous outskirts of every continent.
“I’m a juggler of ideas and a seeker of patterns,” he once said.
He loved writing reports, becoming excited about metaphors he created to explain pricing or dynamics like the “volcano” or the “death spiral.”
He was known for his enthusiastic support of his loved ones and those around him. His passion extended to all areas of his life including cars that always had custom stereos and extra subwoofers, stereophile audio systems, stamp collecting, chess and a diverse range of musical taste that spanned from Opera to Miles Davis, Bob Marley and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
He loved his motorcycles including Harleys and custom bikes. He was a highly skilled pool player who could clear multiple racks in a row. He loved applying English, which means he had a lot of spin on the ball, literally.
He loved his electric boat on Tuxedo Lake, fishing, and golfing.
Peter was a proud son, brother, husband, boyfriend, father, grandfather and uncle. He was determined, dedicated, and had unwavering advocacy for his beliefs. His sense of humor was keen, and he liked to start every speech with a joke.
Peter Ferris Marcus was born in 1938 to Albert V. Marcus and Ilo Freydberg Marcus and was the oldest of two children. After being raised in Mount Vernon, Peter went to Cornell, NYU Business School and was a First Lieutenant in the Armored Division in the U.S. Army.
He was the top sell side analyst with multi decade #1 ratings by Institutional Investor Magazine in Steel. Notably he and son Drew were both #1 in their respective industries at the same time, an especially proud moment for him. He worked on Wall Street at LF Rothschild and Paine Webber Mitchell Hutchins.
He founded World Steel Dynamics, a global steel research, banking, consultancy and event company that is known and trusted by senior management in the steel industry.
He married his high school sweetheart Susan Geffen and had two boys. They divorced after 10 years. He later married his beloved Marilyn, his wife for 35 years from whom he was widowed in 2007, and embraced his stepson, Todd, like his own. He was married to Diana Langer for 10 years before they divorced.
He is survived by his children Andrew and his wife, Catherine; Larry and his wife, Corinne; and Todd Schreibman and his wife, Marypat; his grandchildren Alexander, Olivia, Julia and Maxine; his sister Leslie Manes and her husband, Jack; and his devoted partner Harriet Levine.
He will live on as an inspiration and constant supporter for all who knew him.
In lieu of gifts, please make donations to the California Jazz Conservatory (www.cjc.edu) in honor of Peter Marcus.
A memorial service will be held in the New York metropolitan area on Dec. 5.
Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, Monroe (845 782-8185 or www.ssqfuneralhome.com).
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Barbara Baker Mallory
Former Village resident and longtime St. Mary's parishioner Barbara Baker Mallory's funeral will be held at St. Mary's on Friday, September 24th at 4pm. May Barbara's soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Barbara died peacefully in Palm Beach, FL on May 2nd surrounded by her three children. The eldest daughter of Alice & John D. Baker, Barbara was born in 1936 and was raised in New York City and Buck Hill Falls, PA. She graduated from the Madeira School and Bennett College with a degree in Interior Design in 1956. In 1957 she married Thomas Downs Mallory of Bradford, PA and Palm Beach, FL.
After briefly living in New York City following her husband’s U.S. Army enlistment, Barbara and Downs moved to Tuxedo Park, NY in 1964. For the next 35 years they raised three children and enjoyed an active, outdoor lifestyle. Barbara managed her own interior design company; she was one of only a few women at the time in Tuxedo Park to run her own business, Barbara Baker Interior Design, and to use her maiden name in her work. Her projects ranged from Tuxedo Park, and nearby New York City, to Nantucket, Florida, Chicago, Sun Valley, and Jackson Hole. In her community, she became president of the Tuxedo Park Garden Club and eventually the Orange and Dutchess County Garden Club, while also volunteering extensively with the Tuxedo Park Club, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, and the Hudson Valley chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Perhaps most unique to Barbara was her vigor in sports. On the golf course she was only the 2nd person in Tuxedo Park Club history to win the club championship 5 times. In the fields and streams she was a master wing shooter and gifted fly fisherwoman. She was an amateur mycologist and an outstanding cook of wild game. Barbara was elected into the International Women’s Fly Fishing Association which is composed of the top female anglers worldwide. Downs accompanied her when the group travelled internationally on fishing expeditions to Russia, New Zealand and Patagonia.
In 1999 Downs and Barbara moved to Wilson, WY and Palm Beach, FL. In Wyoming she continued to hunt and fish while entertaining her many friends and extended family at their beautiful home alongside the Teton Mountains. They enjoyed being members of the Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club and played many rounds of golf with friends. In Florida, they reconnected with old friends, enjoyed the Bath and Tennis Club, the Everglades Club, and the Society of the Four Arts while keeping up their sporting life. Like her red hair Barbara was a bold and boisterous mother, grandmother, aunt, godmother, and wife for 61 devoted years. She loved all people, animals and natural things and her indomitable spirit gave her the courage to face her last 11 years with Alzheimer’s. She was not afraid to talk about her disease and helped many people cope with this same diagnosis.
Barbara is survived by her older son Thomas D. Mallory, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; daughter Meredith Mallory George of Darien, CT; younger son Baker D. Mallory of Ridgefield, CT; nine grandchildren; and sisters Alice Cullen of Villanova, PA and Joan Baker of Santa Fe, NM. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas Downs Mallory. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Barbara Baker Mallory to: Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.
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Elene de Saint Phalle
Mrs. de Saint Phalle passed away on July 21, 2021. She is survived by her four children, Christopher Isles, Geoffrey Isles, Marc de Saint Phalle and Diane Russell.
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Vincent R. Capozzi
November 18, 1956 – July 3, 2021
Vincent (Vinnie) Capozzi passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, July 3 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. He waged a difficult battle with cancer, which he handled with the same determination, perseverance, and selflessness he handled everything in his life. Despite whatever he was going through, he was always 100% there for his family and friends. Vinnie was born in Poughkeepsie, son of the late Richard and Marie Francese Capozzi. In 1976 in Sheahan Hall on the Marist College campus, he met the love of his life, Honora "Noreen" Fennell, with whom he would spend the rest of his life. Vinnie was active in many of Marist's organizations, where he was the General Manager of the Marist College Radio Station, but his true love was working behind the scenes in theatre. He produced two plays for Marist College Children's Theatre and was on call to assist even after graduation in 1978. He was the first recipient of the prestigious Gerald Cox Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts in 1980, and in 2012 was inducted into the Marist College Theatre Hall of Fame. Vinnie had a successful career in the specialty glass industry, and recently retired as the Director of Business Development for Tower Optical. He was an energetic supporter of his community, serving as a longtime Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 149 in Woodbury, President of the Tuxedo Men's Book Club, the yearly "Grill Master" at the Tuxedo Park Library's Annual Memorial Day Picnic as well as an active member of many of Tuxedo's committees. His passion for cooking for his family was legendary and he took great joy from people gathering and enjoying his delicious meals at his home. His true passion was his family. In 1986 he married Noreen, and they had two children, Christopher and Katharine, who he always let know were his greatest accomplishment. He is survived by Noreen at home; Christopher of Warwick; Katharine of Tuxedo Park; his sister, Celeste Kubala and her husband Jeff of Poughquag, NY; and his many loving brother and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. His family would like to thank all his great network of family and friends who have been so supportive, and his wonderful doctors and nurses and medical team for whose dedication they will be forever grateful. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, July 7 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Tuxedo. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY. Memorial contributions in Vinnie's name may be made to the Tuxedo Park Library, 227 Route 17, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
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Patrick W. Welsh IV
April 4, 1973 - June 19, 2021
Chester, New York
Patrick W. Welsh, IV passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 19, 2021. He was 48 years old. Son of Patrick W. Welsh, III and Wendy E. Ward Welsh, he was born on April 4, 1973 in Goshen.
A graduate of Monroe Woodbury High School, Patrick attended Cortland College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Rockland Community College where he obtained his Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice. While at Rockland, he was named to the NJCAA Scholastic All-American Basketball Team.
Patrick was a retired Chief of the Town of Tuxedo Police Department in Tuxedo, New York. He was a member of the Sterling Forest Fire Company and past Chief of Tuxedo Joint Fire District.
Patrick began his career in law enforcement working as a dispatcher for the Town of Tuxedo Police Department. As a fresh graduate of the Orange County Police Academy in January 1996, he obtained his first job as a police officer for the Village of Tuxedo Park. In July of 1997, he transferred to the Town of Tuxedo Police Department as a police officer and was eventually promoted to sergeant in 2001 and police chief in 2010. Patrick was awarded Police Officer of the Year for the Town of Tuxedo in 1998.
A lover of all things sports, Patrick was often found participating in or being an active spectator at sporting events. He was an unapologetic fan of the Jets and an avid fan of the Yankees, taking in his last live event at Yankee Stadium on June 2nd for Lou Gehrig Day. He reserved his most passionate cheering and found the most delight in watching his daughters compete on the tennis court, at the shot put throwing pits, basketball court, and softball and soccer fields. He was often found in the bleachers or on the sidelines cheering on his girls and encouraging them to victory.
Patrick took pleasure in serving others. Perhaps this is evident to most through his choice of occupation and volunteer work. For those who knew him well it was seen in the small things, often unrecognized until later, that he did in an attempt to alleviate burdens and bring joy to family, friends, and strangers. He had a knack for anticipating and delivering what another might need before that need was apparent to the recipient.
Patrick found the most peace at the beach in Seaside Park, New Jersey. Fondly referred to as the unofficial mayor of "N" Street, he was often found sitting out in front of the house spending countless hours talking with neighbors, who quickly became friends, over the fifteen summers he spent there. Patrick was most happy serving his guests and family, including his many nieces and nephews, at the beach. Whether flipping burgers over a hot grill, baiting fishing lines or crab traps, or spending endless hours on the ocean's edge as his loved ones' personal lifeguard, Patrick always served others with a smile.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Spear Welsh at home; daughters: Grace, Marian, Natalie and Faith Ann, all of Chester; parents, Patrick W. Welsh, III and Wendy Welsh of Monroe; brother, Timothy Welsh and his wife Jamie of Glen Ridge, New Jersey; sister, Randi Lee Brogan and her husband Timothy of Highland Mills; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 27th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 28th at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Washingtonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10306.
Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, Monroe. (845) 782-8185 or www.ssqfuneralhome.com.
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Cynthia L. Reese
February 10, 1954 – March 01, 2021
Cynthia "Cindy" L. Reese of Tuxedo, NY passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY, NY after a short but valiant battle with interstitial lung disease with her close friends Sandy McGrady and JoAnn Martin by her side. She was 67 years old. Born February 10, 1954 in Utica, NY, she was the third of five children of the late Philip and Anna Jaquays Reese. Cindy was a proud graduate from Waterville Central School, Waterville, NY in 1972. Following graduation Cindy worked at Nichol's in the photography department until she obtained a position at Lockheed Martin and General Electric soldering circuit boards. During this time period she also became a freelance photographer for the Waterville Times newspaper in Waterville, NY. When the facility closed Cindy took the advantage to return to school. She attended Mohawk Community College earning an Associate's Degree in Medical Coding. Upon graduating, Cindy worked at several area hospitals, the last one being Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY as a medical coder and a med/surg unit clerk until moving to North Carolina to further her career. After four years she returned to New York state to assist her friend Sandy in the care of Sandy's mother. Since this move Cindy has had employment with Monroe Taxi as a driver and at the Tuxedo Union Free School district as a greeter, bus monitor, and most recently, proudly as a school bus driver. In all her endeavors, no matter what new challenges Cindy faced she greeted each one with acceptance, a smile which said "Yes I Can!" and a willingness to give it her all. She enjoyed participating in many things from bowling and drawing, to photography, to horseback riding, to doing a little karate and bicycle riding, to baking or Bar-B-Qing, to just quietly doing Sudoku or other mind challenging games. However, her greatest love outside of her family was her love of animals particularly dogs, especially Noah her miniature Schnauzer whom she lost last year. Cindy was married to and divorced from the late Larry Windover of Clarks Mills, NY. From this marriage Cindy had one child whom she loved dearly, Sean Windover of Clarks Mills, NY. She is also survived by her two younger sisters Karen Evans of Rome, NY, and Julie Eastman (husband Keith) of Oneida, NY, along with many nieces, nephews, two great nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles. Cindy was not only predeceased by her parents but also by her two older siblings, her brother Corporal William "Billy" Reese who was killed in action in Vietnam and Patricia "Patty" Goodwin. Cindy's faith carried her throughout her life especially during her challenging illness. She was a member of the United Methodist Church before becoming a member of St Mary's in the Park Episcopal Church in Tuxedo Park, NY. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 2-3 p.m. at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, NY 10950. A Memorial Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. Interment services will be held at the discretion of the family at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Clinton, NY in the late Spring. Donations may be made in Cindy's memory to the American Lung Association or to the American Diabetes Association.
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Stanley C. Stalnacker
Stanley C. Stalnaker, 97, passed away on January 3, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, and was buried here at St. Mary's today (the service was private due to the current health crisis). Son of the late Stanley and Ruby (Strickline) Stalnaker, he was born on August 4, 1923 in Fort White, FL.
Stanley proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-1947. After his Honorable Discharge he owned and operated Stalnaker and Sons, Inc., in Tuxedo, NY. He was a former Tuxedo Park Police Officer for 15 years and was a member of the Tuxedo Fire Department.
Survivors include his loving wife Anne H. Stalnaker of Tuxedo, NY; his children: Stanley Stalnaker of Newport News, VA; William Stalnaker of Tuxedo, NY; Peter Stalnaker of Little Egg Harbor, NJ; and Elizabeth Eberling of Tuxedo, NY; seven grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
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Theodore A. Hoffman
Theodore (Ted) A. Hoffman, long time resident of Tuxedo, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 82. Ted was a retired history teacher from George F Baker High School in Tuxedo. His love for history was only surpassed by his love of his family, his faith and playing golf. He was a dedicated member of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Tuxedo. He proudly served as Town of Tuxedo Supervisor 1976-77. He served on the Tuxedo school board, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Born March 30, 1938 in Manhattan, he moved to Tuxedo to start his teaching career and raise his family. Ted is preceded in heavenly grace by his parents, Theodore and Eva Hoffman, his wife MaryAnn Calabrese Hoffman, sister Mary Theresa Hoffman Kalos and son in law Timothy Crandall. He is survived by his brother F. Michael Hoffman and his wife Patricia of Delaware, his children, Theodore Hoffman Jr and wife Valerie of Binghamton, NY, Joseph Hoffman and his wife Dina of Greenwood Lake, NY, Donna Handy and her husband Michael of New Windsor, NY, Patricia McQuade and her husband Neil of Morris Plains, NJ, Michele Drake and her husband Robert of Greenwood Lake, NY and Paul Hoffman and his wife Khrystian of Tuxedo, NY. His grandchildren Stephanie Hoffman, Steven Hoffman, Scott Hoffman, Kristin Bryant, Kira Saltz (Michael Saltz), Kelly Handy, Katelyn Lovenberg (Matthew Lovenberg), Ryan McQuade, Jenna Brown (Robert Brown), Taylor McQuade, Daniele Cozens (Martin Cozens), Samantha Piazza (Jon Claude Piazza), Rebecca Crandall (Lucas Lomba), Dylan Porter, Lillian Hoffman and Zachary Hoffman. His great grandchildren Ellie, Luke, Logan, Matthew, William, Emma, Michael, James, Andrew, Donna, Kevin, Soren, Astrid, Thea, Lincoln, Nolan and Jack. As well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Scarr’s Funeral Home, Suffern NY Tuesday December 1st 5 – 8 PM. Due to COVID restrictions, the funeral home limits the number of people inside at one time, the family understands many would want to pay their respects, our father would want your health and safety be the priority, feel free to pay your respects on Ted’s facebook page or on the funeral home web site. Mass services will be private for family and close friends only. However, if you would like to link in an watch from the safety of your home the family is creating a Zoom video option. Please send your email address to Patricia MCQuade (PMCQ98@aol.com) by no later than 12:00 noon Monday November 30, 2020, access and password will be sent to you prior to the mass.
In lieu of flower, family would ask you consider donations to support a scholarship fund the family is creating in his honor for a graduating senior of George F Baker pursuing a career in education. Donations can be made to Michele Drake, 1110 Route 17A, Greenwood Lake NY 10925. Or donations can be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Tuxedo NY in his name.
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Nancy Warburton Hess
Nancy Warburton Hess, a resident of Tuxedo Park, NY, died October 26, 2020.
She was born on October 7, 1933 in Fall River, Mass., the daughter of Delbert and Madelyn Warburton. She graduated from Case High School in Swansea, Mass. and from Simmons College in Boston, Mass. with a degree in Library Science.
Nancy was a three-sport high school hall of fame athlete, and she stayed active throughout her 87 years. She particularly loved tennis and paddle tennis and continued playing paddle well into her 70’s. Nancy loved music, including playing the guitar, recorder and hand bells, and excelled at growing spectacular gardens. Her sharp sense of humor, generosity and unwavering optimism were lifelong traits and she had friends from all walks of life.
She is survived by her three daughters, Sue Boorman of Niwot, Colorado, Pat Hadler (Tom) of Allendale, New Jersey, and Pamela Boorman of Tuxedo Park, and her beloved grandchildren Cynthia, Justin, Christopher and Amadou. She was predeceased by her husband, the artist Lowell Hess.
A private memorial service in her honor will be scheduled.
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Wayne Don Lyski, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2020 in Rye, NY. A shining example of an American success story, Wayne was born of humble beginnings on September 24, 1941 in Great Falls, MT, to Aro and June (Hayes) Lyski. As a youth, he enjoyed fishing and hunting trips with his father and brother. Wayne graduated from Foster High School in Tukwila, WA and went on to college at Seattle Pacific University after receiving a basketball scholarship.
Wayne’s life would be changed forever when he made his first cross country trek by train to Philadelphia, PA where he would attend The Wharton School for his MBA. It was during this time that he developed a passion for financial markets and was recruited to a training program with RCA that would take him to rotations in Cherry Hill, NJ, Singer Island, FL and ultimately Boston, where he met his wife of 47 years, Barbara Byron. From there, Wayne moved to New York City to work for JP Morgan in the firm’s research department, which propelled him into a successful career in Fixed Income investing.
He made a name for himself as a leader in the field at Alliance Capital Management, and showed an affinity for emerging markets investing. His role took him around the world, meeting with investors and finance ministers, and building a sterling reputation as one of the brightest stars in the industry. Wayne held a series of positions at the firm, including chairman and chief investment officer of Alliance Capital Management's fixed income division where he was responsible for overseeing the management of approximately $150 billion in fixed-income assets. Upon his retirement from Alliance in 2004, he continued to manage investments for long time clients through 2008. During his career, Wayne was tapped for critical advisory positions and received numerous accolades. He served as a member of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee from 1996 to 2004, advising the Secretary and staff of the United States Treasury on the financing and management of federal debt, and in 1998, he was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society's Hall of Fame. Never one to extricate himself from the markets, Wayne kept a Bloomberg terminal in his home office post-retirement and always loved to relive fond memories reconnecting with old business friends from the street.
Wayne was a relationship builder, and was known for bringing people together and sharing his passions with ski trips to Deer Valley and golf outings in Tuxedo Park. Always a true Montanan at heart, Wayne’s adoration for open spaces could be found in the places where he gravitated and made his homes. Even when working for decades in NYC, Wayne’s primary home could be found upstate in Tuxedo Park, NY. More recently he had the opportunity to spend parts of the year among the beautiful Wasatch Mountains in Park City, UT and among friends in Fort Myers, FL.
His grounding force throughout has been his family, he and Barbara raised three children who have been the recipients of unconditional love. Spending weekends coaching ski racing at local mountains during their high school days in the 1980’s and 1990’s, to teaching his grandchildren how to tackle Stein’s Way at Deer Valley in the 2000’s, he was always an involved parent and grandparent and their biggest cheerleader. His life was also touched by tragedy with the loss of his eldest son, Brian, to a car accident in 1994. Through trials and successes, Wayne persevered and was a pillar of strength for his family and continued to build a wonderful legacy for his children and grandchildren.
Whether he was known to you as Grandpa, the Silver Fox, Wayne or Dad, he will be forever remembered for his remarkable life: one of generosity, a loving spirit, an amazing sense of humor and constant encouragement of those he held close.
He was preceded in death by his son, Brian, parents, Aro and June, and brother Dale and his wife Joyce. He is survived by his wife Barbara, fondly referred to as “Mrs. L” or “Bobbi”; children Karen Beatty (Graham) and Steven Lyski (Sheri); grandchildren: Jackson Beatty; Emma Beatty; Lucy Beatty; Bryan Lyski; Gianna Lyski; Greyson Lyski; sister, Karen Fleming (Dick); and many nieces, nephews, and extended family and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Wayne’s memory be made to The Folds of Honor Foundation http://support.foldsofhonor.org/goto/waynelyski
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Neal William Strohmeyer, of Tuxedo Park, NY the most beautiful and beloved father, husband, mentor, brother and friend, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020, after 68 years of a well-cherished and love-filled life.
Neal was born in Teaneck, NJ, at the Holy Name Hospital, to William F. Strohmeyer and Jean W. Strohmeyer. Alongside his brother, Lee and his sister, Diane, Neal grew up in Fair Lawn, NJ, spending his days as an attendee of the Westmoreland Elementary School and Memorial Junior High School. After a year at Fair Lawn High School, in 1967 his family moved to Upper Saddle River, NJ where he would go on to graduate from Northern Highlands Regional High School in 1969. Neal's passion for athletics was apparent. Following his many years as a star catcher on the varsity baseball team, he was offered an esteemed spot on the Pittsburg Pirates, one he would turn down to pursue his other passion, business.
After some time at Montclair State University, in 1971, Neal joined his father in the family business, igniting within himself a flame of passion which he would stoke for the rest of his life. Under 49 years of his astounding leadership, Triangle Manufacturing flourished exponentially, a product of his unwavering dedication and contagious tenacity. In his honor, Neal's son, Dax, the companies' third-generation CEO, established the Neal W. Strohmeyer Training Center, a testament to his steadfast commitment to the development of the team of Triangle associates.
While clearly a dedicated businessman, Neal was, above all else, devoted to his family and his community. His love of philanthropy and boating brought joy to all those that paid witness to his bright smile, and his gentle yet magnificent presence will never be forgotten. Everyone he leaves behind will truly miss Neal's deep and profound adoration as well as his genuine consideration for those around him. Merely being in his presence was a blessing utterly treasured by his loved ones.
Neal is survived by his wife, Linda C. Strohmeyer; his three children: Dax, Whitney, and Ava; his five grandchildren; and his siblings, Lee and Diane.
Condolences may be offered in the form of donations in Neal's honor to one of his most favorite organizations, The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative in Hackensack, NJ.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, Ramsey, NJ. Please send tributes, memories and condolences to vanemburghsneider.com
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June Dyson entered into God's greater glory on May 9th at age 101.
A longtime friend of St. Mary's and lover of Tuxedo Park, her vivacious spirit and charm will be missed by all who knew her.
June started spending time in Tuxedo in the 1950's and originally rented "Brookside" before purchasing her house on West Lake Stable Road.
She grew up in Locust Valley, NY. Among the first women to graduate from New York Law School, she then became one of the first female attorneys at one of the big downtown firms.
June was a very accomplished bridge player and scratch golfer. She went to the Metropolitan Opera every week when it was in season, and travelled extensively. She was the longest serving member of The Tuxedo Club and was also a member of The Colony Club.
June was predeceased by husbands Randy Marston and Charles Dyson. She is survived by nieces and nephews, her devoted caregiver Maria, and many friends.
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Due to the COVID-19. Virus Funeral services will be private for the family.
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The beloved wife of St. Mary's Rector Emeritus, Father Ed Cromey, she is survived by him and a large extended family. A resident of Tuxedo Park for over forty years, her unflappable personality, dry wit, and true kindness will be missed by all who knew her.
Pam loved Tuxedo and was actively involved at St. Mary's, as well as the Tuxedo Park Garden Club and the Tuxedo Club. Her door was always open, welcoming friends old and new into her home. Due to the current crisis, a memorial is not possible but when memorial arrangements can be made, more information will be made available.
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Edward J. Pfizenmaier, III
May 20, 1952 – January 20, 2020
Edward J. Pfizenmaier, III of Tuxedo, NY passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ. He was 67 years old. Son of the late Arlene Koster and Edward J. Pfizenmaier, Jr, he was born on May 20, 1952 in Teaneck, NJ. Prior to his recent retirement, Edward was the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Tuxedo and was a very active member in his community. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion in Southfields, NY, a former member of the Tuxedo Fire Company, and a very active member of the Tuxedo Recreation Department, as well as being a member of the Tuxedo-Weewah Fishing Club, and also worked security for the Renaissance Fair. In his spare time, he was very active with his grandchildren's sports and extra-curricular activities, he enjoyed coaching them and spending time hiking, family camping trips and vacations to the New Jersey shore. Along with the love of taking pictures of his family, he loved videotaping bird hunting with his son and grandson, he was an avid photographer and collector, he loved collecting and setting up Lionel trains under the Christmas tree, and was an electronics enthusiast and repairman. He is survived by his loving wife Jill Behnke Pfizenmaier, his two children: Edward J Pfizenmaier and his wife Emily, of Tuxedo NY; and Heather Pfizenmaier and her fiancé Chris McGrady of Highland Mills, NY. He is also survived by his sister Melissa Pfizenmaier and her fiancé Dave Pirrone of Raritan, NJ, his brother Jeffrey Pfizenmaier and his wife Cathi of San Diego, CA, and his three grandchildren: Ryan, Madison, and Alaina, along with several nieces and nephews on the East and West Coasts. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 25th at the Funeral Home. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. www.alz.org
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John S.W. Dawson
John S.W. Dawson passed away on Sunday October 13th at home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 59 years old. He is survived by hisl wife Anusia and son Johnny. The interment will take place at Saint Mary's in Tuxedo on Saturday November 2nd at 11AM. The funeral will be held at Brick Church on Park Avenue on Thursday November 7th at 4PM, followed by a reception at the Union Club.
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Michael Marusich, a lifelong resident of Tuxedo passed away on Saturday, October 12th at the age of 55. Born February 3, 1964 to John and Veronica (Dowd) Marusich in Tuxedo.
Michael was married for 12 years to Kathleen (Brooks) Marusich and had one daughter, Julia.
Michael was employed by the Town of Tuxedo Highway Department. He was employed there for over 30 years. Michael was also a volunteer firefighter for the Tuxedo Fire Department.
Michael was also an avid sportsman. He traveled far and away to enjoy these activities. He traveled 3 times to Alaska to fish for salmon. He hunted in Pennsylvania, and Illinois to find that elusive buck. Michael enjoyed hunting with Ricky Marsh and his brother-in-law Vincent.
Michael is survived by his wife Kathleen and his daughter Julia of Tuxedo. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Bernice (Tom) Eichengreen of Corning, NY, JoAnn Marusich of Terrebonne, OR, Kathleen Marusich of Waconda IL, Steven (Sherri) Marusich of Navarre, FL, and Robert (Charlene) Marusich of Norfolk, VA. He is predeceased by his brother John Scank.
Michael is further survived by 2 brother-in-laws and 5 sister-in-laws. Vincent (MaryBeth) Brooks of Stony Point, NY, William (Erica) Brooks of Stony Point, NY, Karen (Fred) Hoag of Hewitt, NJ, Carol (Bobby) Scandell of Fort Montgomery, NY, Jennifer (Harry) Conklin of Parksville NY, Josephine (Ryan) Mulvey of Lockport, NY and Amanda (Stalin) Fulgencio of Thiells, NY.
Michael leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. Michael had many numerous friends. Some of them include Fred Jones, Tommy Iazzetti, and Ricky Marsh.
Family and friends can pay their respects on Thursday October 17th between 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Scarr Funeral Home 160 Orange Avenue, Suffern, NY. Services for Michael will be at 11 AM Friday, October 18th at Scarr Funeral Home. Interment will follow at St. Anatasia Cemetery, Rt. 17M Harriman, NY.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, 1 Sunrise Lane, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Visitation will take place at Scarr Funeral Home on Thursday, October 17 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The service will be on Friday, October 18 at 11am.
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Marie McGregor McCarroll, the oldest living resident in Tuxedo Park, NY at the age of 96 passed away peacefully at her home on July 22, 2019 with her daughters Leith McCarroll McLoughlin (Joseph) of Southampton, NY and Lisa McCarroll King (Vincent) of Cold Spring, NY by her side. Her son, Randall McCarroll predeceased her in 1989. She was a loving wife to Randall (Buddy) McCarroll who passed in November, 1988. Much beloved by her grandchildren, Leith Mary, Fallon, and Joseph McLoughlin, Marie was a beacon of strength and comfort who was loved and respected by all who knew her.
Marie was born in Tuxedo Park on the Kincraig estate on October 23, 1922 and grew up as a spirited young girl surrounded by three older brothers, George, Duncan, and James whom she will join in heaven. Her father, Duncan McGregor was the head gardener and superintendent of Kincraig for its owner, Gilded Age financier George Grant Mason. Her mother, Maria Stuart McGregor, before marriage was the governess for Margaret Carnegie, the only child of the industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Marie graduated from George F. Baker High School excelling in academics as well as sports and went on to graduate from Penn Hall College in Chambersburg, PA. As a young woman fresh out of college as World War II ended, she began work at Grey Advertising in New York City providing advertising agencies with photographer biographies for their magazine layouts and photospreads while living with her lifelong girlfriends in the city and returning to Tuxedo Park on the weekends where she married Randall (Buddy) McCarroll from Tuxedo on December 10, 1949.
Buddy and Marie purchased a carriage house where she has lived for the past 70 years enjoying a view across the lake to Kincraig. Marie was active in the Tuxedo community. She was best known for her work and love of the Wee Wah Beach Club where she held the position of treasurer for over 50 years. In later years she enjoyed August at the shore in Spring Lake, NJ, a vodka with olives and a little water and white wine with dinner, Duke basketball, summer dinners with her nephew and his wife who lived next door, and driving down to breakfast meetings with her friends well into her 90s. The highlight of each year was her annual July 4th picnic at the Wee Wah Beach Club in Tuxedo Park attended by the family and her girlfriends from the NYC apartment in the 1940s and their many generations of children, grandchildren, friends and friends of friends. Marie would welcome them all. She is survived by her daughters, grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. Marie will be deeply missed. A funeral service at 11:00 AM will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Saint Mary’s Church in Tuxedo Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marie may be made to the Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 1 Contractors Road, Tuxedo, NY 10987.
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Michael Joseph McColgan
Mike McColgan passed away on Wednesday, May 15 after a hardfought battle with cancer. Mike is survived by his wife, Julie (Garofano), and their children Maya and Michael. He was a long-time resident of the Tuxedo community, beloved by all who knew him. "Mayor Mike," as he was affectionately called, seemed to know everyone, and comfortably navigated the the many layers that make up Tuxedo. He had a humble and giving spirit, and will be missed by many. A Memorial service will be held at St. Mary's s on Thursday, May 23 at 3:00 p.m..
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Roger "Pete" Sovak
Long-time resident of Suffern, Roger Sovak, known to family and friends as Pete, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, April 25, 2019 surrounded by his family.
He is predeceased by his loving wife, Beverly Jane Sovak, who was his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, and wife of 63 years. Also by his loving parents, his brother William (Bud) Sovak, his daughter Leslie Depatto and his treasured grandson Justin Depatto.
He is survived by his children; Gregory Sovak and wife Ellen, Lynn Holmes and husband Gregory, Kimberly D’Apolito and husband Joseph, and Peter Sovak and wife Judy, his 11 grandchildren whom he loved dearly, his brothers Allen Sovak and wife Geri and Michael Sovak and sister in-law Ceil Sovak.
He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and friend and loved to share his passion for nature and the great outdoors with all. Pete proudly owned, with his sons, Tuxedo Gulf Service Station in Tuxedo, NY for over 50 years.
Pete was especially known for being one of Jehovah's Witnesses, with an unwavering faith and utmost trust in Jehovah's promises and blessings for the future paradise.
The family appreciates all the loving visits and encouragement shown by close friends and extends a special thanks to the United Hospice of Rockland who showed loving compassion towards our loving father and the entire family.
Visitation will be held at Scarr Funeral Home in Suffern, NY on Monday, April 29, between the hours of 4-8 pm. A graveside burial will be held at AirmontLutheran Cemetery on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 1 pm. A memorial talk will be held Wednesday May 1, 2019 at 7 pm at the New World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tuxedo, NY. Donations can be made on behalf of beloved Pete to United Hospice of Rockland County.
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James Gregory Smith, 52, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine took his life on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
The following words are evidence that his final act on earth did not come from his heart or lack of ardor for life, but was the result of addiction and mental illness. There’s simply no other way to explain the abrupt end to his beautiful life.
Since childhood, Greg was deeply immersed in literature, film and music. His love of the arts combined with his intelligence, wit, charisma, work ethic, oratory gifts and educations at both the Groton School and Columbia University manifested in him, and fashioned an undeniable creative force.
At every step of his career, Greg was a performer. He started his professional life in New York City as an actor and filmmaker, and eventually found a home in advertising.
For the last 20 years as Chief Creative Officer of the VIA Agency in Portland, Maine—Greg’s talent, leadership and audacity have well-served many of the world’s most iconic brands. From Sony to Samsung, Pepsi to Welch’s, Greenpeace to The Salvation Army—chances are, you’re familiar with some of Greg’s work.
In his time at VIA, Greg led the agency onto the national stage by winning marquee pitches, countless awards and, in 2011, Small Agency of the Year (AdAge). He also helmed many pro bono projects that greatly impacted his community. For the last few years, he volunteered his time and talent to Preble Street, a Portland, Maine-based, non-profit providing services to people who struggle with homelessness, hunger and poverty.
Greg loved Bruce Springsteen, R.P. McMurphy, the Sunday Times, crossword puzzles, the “Pats, C’s and Sox,”, little kids, nicknames and the “F” word. But miles above all, he loved his family.
Greg is survived by his parents, James F. and Margaret Frame Smith of Boston, Massachusetts and Kennebunk Beach, Maine. They brought their beloved son into the world on November 10, 1966 in Salem, Massachusetts. Greg is also survived by his sister, Ellen Scott, her husband Stuart and their children Sophie and Juliet of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Greg relished spending time body surfing at Mother’s Beach with his father, teaming up to cook and grill with his mother, and striking up engaging dinner conversation with the “whole gang”. Greg shared a bond with many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and friends who were more like family to him.
Of all the titles held by Greg, the two he cherished most were father and husband. Greg leaves behind his wife, Emily, of Cape Elizabeth, his eldest son, Nate, of Portland, and his son Elias, a freshman at UC Santa Barbara. His love and appreciation for them were deep and unwavering. Greg’s true pride and joy resided in his time with “Champ, Rip and The Gov”—lazy days on the lake in Oquossoc, coaching his kids’ sport’s teams, legendary meals off his grill (always wood-fire, never propane), night swims, thrills at “The Garden,” philosophical debates, and making everyone laugh until their stomachs (including his own) hurt.
To sum it all up, the final word goes to The Boss. Greg wouldn’t have it any other way.
“It’s not the time in your life, it’s the life in your time.”
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, May 4 at Holy Spirit Parish, St. Martha’s Church, 30 Portland Rd, Kennebunk. Interment will follow in Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk.
Any memorial contributions in Greg’s memory may be made to Preble Street at 38 Preble Street, Portland, ME 04101 or the Midcoast Humane animal shelter at 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME, 04011.
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Greg’ Book of Memories page at www.bibberfuneral.com.
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Christian Richard Sonne
Christian R. Sonne, 82, died peacefully on March 22 of Alzheimer’s and kidney failure, in the same house in Tuxedo Park where he grew up and lived most of his life. His father, Hans Christian Sonne, a Danish immigrant, was sent to New York to represent a British banking concern in the early ‘20’s. His mother was Carol Mulford Sonne, from Montclair, NJ.
Chris graduated as a top student from St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, and Yale University. He also studied at Columbia University, from which he received a Master of International Affairs and a Certificate from the Russian Institute. He spent a year in Munich, Germany, on a Fulbright Scholarship. His interest in the facts of history knew no bounds. Whatever topic came up, he would be able to tell his listeners something they didn’t know. He also served in the US Army as an artillery officer at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Chris was an investment banker for more than 25 years, specializing in the financing of foreign governments and corporations in the US and Eurodollar capital markets for Harriman Ripley, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. When he left that world, he took an active role in the Tuxedo Park Association, a partnership owning several thousand acres of land in the Town of Tuxedo. He also assumed the oversight of the family-owned 9,000-acre forest property in South Carolina, and served as co-chairman of Highland Forests, a partnership owning 5,000 acres of forest land in the Adirondacks, where his family built a lakeside cabin, enjoyed by all for many years.
As the Historian of the Town of Tuxedo, and President of the Tuxedo Historical Society, the history of that area in Orange County, NY, became a passion. He was a curator and keeper of the memory of the Town of Tuxedo and Tuxedo Park, one of America’s first planned gated communities, a unique place that in the late years of the 19th century and early years of the 20th century could be called America’s version of Downton Abbey. An offshoot from this interest resulted in a book, Tuxedo Park, The Historic Houses, published in 2007, of which he was co-editor.
In addition, Chris was always generous with his time and talents in several non-profit organizations. He served as a trustee and Chairman of the Board of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, a trustee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, a board member of St. Mary’s Center, an AIDS health care center in New York City, Chairman of the Board of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and one of two trustees of the Vincent Mulford Foundation, which gave support primarily to organizations which work to alleviate homelessness in New York City and Boston. Chris served for many years on the vestry of St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church.
He was also generous with his physical self, donating one of his kidneys to his son Peter, in 1995, a true act of fatherly love. That kidney had an excellent run for 23 years. Last year it was traded in for a younger version from Peter’s sister, Edie. Chris’ generosity survived, even after death; his brain was sent to the Taub Institute of Columbia University to be used for scientific research on Alzheimer’s Disease.
Chris married Sally Barnes, the daughter of a newspaper publisher, from Bristol, CT in 1966, and together they lived in New York, Paris, and finally Tuxedo Park. They raised four children; Peter of Cameron, SC; Nicholas of Bedford, NY, Matthew of Bethesda, MD, and Edie of Seattle, WA.
Chris was a keen bird hunter, mainly enjoying the sport at his place in South Carolina. He was an avid hiker, earning the rare distinction of summiting all 113 mountain peaks in New England and New York over 4,000 feet. He was an Adirondack 46’er.
Chris was a good-natured gentleman, fair and decent. He was devoted to and proud of his wife and children and grandchildren. He had no pretenses; he could wear a hard hat and wield a chainsaw or don a black tie and dine with royalty. The irony of his life, and death, is that two of the natural gifts he had been given, a big brain and a well-functioning kidney, both weakened and led to his death. He lived life to the fullest, leaving nothing on the table. He will be greatly missed by his family and community. In addition to his wife, Sally, and four children, he leaves twelve grandchildren and a sister, Sheila Pulling, of NYC, along with many nieces and nephews. Two sister, Sophia Campbell of Oxford, England, and Carol Ewing of Millbrook, NY, predeceased him. A memorial service will take place at St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo on Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church, PO Box 637, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987.
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Village resident Gregg Carder passed away on November 5, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.
Gregg and his partner of 43 years, Brad Boles, met in Seattle and have called Tuxedo Park home for the past nine years. For 33 years, Gregg sang in the tenor section of the choir of St. Thomas' Church, a role which took him around the world. He loved his home, his cats, and his bonsais, but especially his partner, Brad. Always generous in life, in death Gregg donated his eyes and tissue, so that strangers' lives may be made whole.
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Joyce B LaBar
Joyce B. LaBar of Tuxedo passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. She was 86 years old.
The daughter of Daniel Henry Jones Sr. and Elizabeth Mae Du Vall Jones, she was born Aug. 12, 1932, in Hillburn.
She was the widow of Charles G. LaBar Sr.
Joyce was a file clerk with the law firm of Kornfeld, Rew, Newman & Ellsworth of Suffern and a longtime member of the Silver Dollar Seniors of Tuxedo.
She was a loving mother who always put her children first.
Survivors include her sons: Robert K. LaBar of Virginia, Douglas J. LaBar Sr. and his wife Diana of Highland Mills, Bart K. LaBar of Delaware Water Gap, Pa., Glen D. LaBar Sr. and his wife Vicky of Timberlake, N.C., Kirk S. LaBar and his wife Bonnie of Tuxedo and Eric W. LaBar of Tuxedo; her daughters Jenny B. DeSisto and her husband Douglas of Highland Mills and Amy J. LaBar of Highland Mills; her brothers: James W. Jones and Richard D. Jones and his wife Mary Ann of Florida and Lonnie R. Jones and his wife Terry of Middletown; her sisters Elizabeth M. Katt and her husband Edwin and Martha L. DeGroat of Middletown; 19 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild ;and many nieces and nephews.
Joyce was predeceased by her son Charles G. LaBar Jr. and her brother Daniel H. Jones Jr.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe.
A Chapel Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, in the funeral home officiated by Pastor Ross Topliff.
Interment will follow in Airmont Lutheran Cemetery in Airmont.
Donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to American Cancer Society-Eastern Division, 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553.
Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home (845-782-8185; www.ssqfuneralhome.com).
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Derek McFadden 1995-2018
Derek McFadden, son of David and Robin McFadden passed away on August 17, 2018 in Tucson Arizona at the age of 23. A Memorial service will be held in Tuxedo on Sunday, September 9 at the Tuxedo Club from 2-3pm with reception to follow.
Prior to the service the family will hold for a viewing of Derek’s ashes, photographs of Derek at rest, and private reflections in the Small Chapel of the Holy Spirit, located at St.-Mary's-in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church from 12:00 noon - 1:45 pm.
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Alan Yassky, age 82, of Tuxedo Park, New York, passed away at home on June 7, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. He was an adored father and friend to his four children, Karen Clemons of Ohio, Linda Yassky of Brooklyn, Steven Mason Yassky and Laura Yassky Glynn, both of Upper Nyack, as well as their respective spouses, Tom Clemons, Georges Nahitchevansky, Bonnie Elder Yassky and John Glynn. Alan was also the proud grandfather of Rebecca, Ben, Jon, Vladimir, Nina, Imogene, Hannah and Tyler, and one great-granddaughter, Delaney. He is also survived by his devoted partner Francine Liza, of Tuxedo Park, and his loving sister, Marilyn Prant, of Voorhees, New Jersey. Alan’s adored wife of 53 years, Jean Mason Yassky, passed away in 2008.
Alan Yassky was born and raised in Nyack. A Nyack boy through and through -- he knew the Rockland County of both past and present. He could regal one with stories of swimming in the Hudson River, driving his door-less Model T through Nyack with his high school buddies standing on either running board, and working on a road crew blasting rock to lay the New York State Thruway.
After graduating from Nyack High School (1953) and the University of Vermont (1957), Alan entered the Air Force and served for four years in the Office of Special Investigations, rising to the rank of Captain. Alan entered the real estate business in 1962 as a salesperson selling new homes. Alan with his wife Jean, successfully launched Rockland Realty in 1964. As the county grew, so did their business. They eventually expanded its operations to include both residential and commercial sales and leasing. Over fifty years later, Rockland Realty, is still proudly family owned and operated.
Of note amongst a few of Alan’s successful real estate ventures are: the transformation of the former Ramapo Valley Airport into the corporate business park known as Airport Executive Park, in Nanuet; and conversion of Rockland Garden Apartments into elderly and affordable housing units in Nyack. Alan was and is still involved in numerous other major investments throughout Rockland County, as well as interests in North Carolina and Ohio. He was widely admired for his excellent judgment, a quality that served him especially well in his choice of business partners of whom he often remarked he felt blessed to have known. In business and in life he was willing to consider all sides, and never avoided the risky or difficult choice if he believed it was the right one.
Alan was active in both the Rockland County and New York State Boards of Realtors, rising through the ranks to hold the presidency in both organizations. In 1984, he was appointed as a National Director of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and held the office of Treasurer from 1997 to 2000. In 2003, he received NAR’s Distinguished Service Award, and lifetime member of Realtors Political Action Committee. Alan was a past President of the Spring Valley Rotary Club and was a member of the Board of Directors of The Tuxedo Park Historical Society, The Rockland County Cancer Society, and The Rockland County Housing Coalition. Alan also served as a Chairman of the Clarkstown Industrial Commission and was a Director Emeritus of The Rockland Economic Development. He was a proud member of Trout Unlimited, The Black Meadow Club and Barbers Eddy Club, as well as The Tuxedo Club.
For the past thirty-three years Alan lived in Tuxedo Park, where he volunteered countless hours managing a variety of special projects for the community including the restoration of the police booth and offices, the repair and rebuilding of the stone wall along Tuxedo Road, and the reworking of the Wee Wah dam.
The breadth and depth of his knowledge, on a vast range of topics, and his ability to explain just about anything to anyone, were a constant source of wonder and joy for his children and those lucky enough to know him. He possessed boyish good looks, intelligence, charm, a sense of adventure, and an abundance of good will and generosity that made him the best of company. Alan could pilot a boat, fly a plane, cast into the wind while reeling in the big one, hit a moving target, and fix just about anything that involved pipes, nails or wood, often in the most novel ways. He was a gifted public speaker and story teller. He was an amazing negotiator from the days where a handshake meant something up until the day he passed and was always eager to celebrate the accomplishments of others. His level-headed wisdom, good humor and love for his family and friends will be sorely missed.
There will be a celebration of Alan Yassky’s life on Thursday, June 28, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10 Fox Hill Road, Tuxedo Park, New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in his name please be directed to either United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956 / hospiceofrockland.org , or Trout Unlimited PO Box 7400, Woolly Bugger, WV 25438-7400 / www.tu.org Hannemann Funeral Home, Inc. Nyack, NY ~ (845) 358-0573
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Joe Hlavka - Fabruary 13, 1927- January 27, 2018
Tuxedo Park, NY
Joseph Hlavka, a long-time resident of Tuxedo Park died on Saturday, January 27, 2018 after a short illness. He was 90 years old.
Joseph was born in Franklin, New Jersey in 1927. He served in the Army and was educated at Rutgers University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a doctoral degree.
He taught at the Imperial College in London and spent most of his career as a Senior Scientist at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in the area of drug development for infectious diseases.
He is survived by his brother, Tony Lavka of Fort Wayne, IN; his daughter, Sarah Clark of Califon, NJ; his son, Matthew Hlavka of Tuxedo Park; and four grandchildren.
For many years Joseph has been an active member of St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church where he served as Senior Warden. In his younger years, he was an avid golfer, oenophile, and world traveler.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church in Tuxedo Park. Funeral services will be private.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home. 845-782-8185: www.ssqfuneralhome.com
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Philip Lobkowicz passed away as a result of a heart attack on Christmas morning, 2017. He is survived by his wife Gail and his children Sophia and Nicholas. Wake to be held on Sunday January 7th at Frank Campbell from 1-3 and 5-8. Funeral Mass to take place at Saint Ignatius Loyola on Monday January 8th at 3PM.
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Margaret Salierno Mason
Margaret Salierno Mason was the beloved wife of Antony, mother of Alane, stepmother of Kathy Modeliste, Dee, and Tony Mason, grandmother of Luc and Milo Priddle, sister of Joseph, Thomas, and Louis Salierno.
She died peacefully at home in Tuxedo, NY on Saturday, December 2, after a 36-year fight with Parkinson’s disease.
A gathering of friends will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 7 at Scarr Funeral Home, Suffern, NY. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 8 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church, Tuxedo, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations to www.michaeljfox.org/
Arrangements under the direction of Scarr Funeral Home, 160 Orange Ave., Suffern, NY 10901
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Marilyn C Heater
Born on October 18th 1932, long time Tuxedo resident, Marilyn, had been a member of St Mary's since the mid 1950's . She loved St Mary's and attended whenever she could. She was married to Joseph E Heater, Jr who died in 2003. Marilyn worked at Avon Products and held various positions until finally retiring from the Suffern, N.Y. facility after 37 years. She is survived by her son Stephen Heater and his wife Helen of Tuxedo Park, and nieces and nephews. A service will be held for Marilyn on Friday June 30th at 11 am at St Mary's with burial next to her husband to follow.
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Ingrid Ahlberg Warren
Ingrid Ahlberg Warren of Tuxedo, NY died Monday, April 24, 2017 in Westchester Medical Center from injuries sustained from a single vehicle accident not far from her home.
Ingrid was born in Merchantville, NJ on December 25, 1937, a Christmas gift to Walter and Eleanor Ahlberg. From the beginning Ingrid was an adventurous and curious child who delighted in exploring her neighborhood, scraping her knees and making friends with every person and animal she met. Ingrid also held a special place in her heart for the education she received from Westfield Friends School in Cinnaminson, NJ. Always creative and stylish, Ingrid went onto attend the Tobe-Coburn School in New York City in her early adulthood. There she studied fashion design and founded many lifelong friendships. It was at this time that Ingrid met and fell in love with Kirby Warren.
Ingrid and Kirby were married on June 7, 1958 and went on to establish a beautiful family home in Tenafly, NJ. Together, they created a life that was full of travel, friendship, laughter, and love. They also raised three children, Lynn, Elizabeth and William and through example showed their children how to be responsible, conscientious and caring people. Ingrid’s love for her family and the adventure of life was evident in everything she touched, every house she decorated and her determination for personal growth continued to drive her. As example, Ingrid went on to get an additional degree in Architectural Home Design in NYC. Ingrid had a successful career as a designer and loved nothing more that creating warm and welcoming spaces for her clients, friends and family.
Ingrid was also forever bonded to Long Beach Island, NJ. As a child, Ingrid and her family spent many summers on the island. She loved telling stories about sailing on the bay, swimming in the ocean and lifeguarding on the island’s beaches. Ingrid designed her dream home on Long Beach Island in the town of Harvey Cedars, NJ. This home was the family’s “touch stone” and a favorite spot for extended family to gather and share good food, beauty, love and loss together!
Ingrid was forever devoted to her eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. They each had a special relationship with their Nana Ingrid. She had the innate ability to make each one of them feel special, loved and worthy of all the good that life can bring. Nana will always be remembered by them, ready to laugh and loving them unconditionally.
Ingrid will be remembered lovingly by her church family of St. Mary’s in Tuxedo Park and Tenafly Presbyterian where she was an active and giving member. She will also be greatly missed by her friends in the Tuxedo Park Garden Club, where Ingrid loved to help arrange flowers for special events and get her hands dirty in the soil helping to plant and maintain the beautiful gardens in the Park. She gave herself to the Arts, her friends, her family, and touched the souls of all she met. Ingrid’s passion for life and inability to stop any task until the work was done will always guide those fortunate enough to have shared her space, and aggressive enough to try and keep up.
Ingrid leaves behind her husband, E. Kirby Warren; her sister, Mary Ahlberg Petersen; her daughter, Lynn Warren Peters and her husband, Jeffery; her daughter, Elizabeth Warren Wotherspoon and her husband, David; her son, William K. Warren and his wife, Maryann. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Ingrid Peters Parnell and her husband, Sean, her granddaughter, Katy Peters, her granddaughter, Brittany Wotherspoon, her granddaughter, Charlotte Warren, her granddaughter, Kirby Wotherspoon, her grandson, Patrick Warren, her grandson, Grant Peters and her granddaughter, Jessie Lynn Warren. Ingrid also leaves behind her two great grandchildren, Kennedy Parnell and Paxton Parnell, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.
Ingrid was predeceased by her parents Walter and Eleanor Ahlberg; her brother, Walter Ahlberg Jr., and her sister, Eleanor Ahlberg MacAllister.
Please join us in celebrating Ingrid at 11 a.m. on Saturday May 6th at St. Mary’s Church, on 10 Fox Hill Rd., Tuxedo Park, NY 10987. Followed directly by a gathering of friends at The Tuxedo Club, 1 West Lake Rd., Tuxedo Park, NY 10987.
Funeral arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home 845-782-8185
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Valerie Anne Napolitano
Valerie Anne Napolitano, age 72 of Tuxedo Park, NY passed away on Saturday, March 18th 2017. She was born on March 2, 1945 to the late Rudolph Phillip Volhard and Anne Barclay in Brooklyn, NY and spent most of her life residing in Tuxedo Park NY where she and her husband of 46 years, Clement Napolitano, raised 3 children. Valerie attended Erasmus Hall School in Brooklyn and the University of Kentucky where she majored in foreign language. After college, she used her language skills on her first job; flying internationally as a Stewardess with PanAm.
Valerie taught French, Spanish and Art for over 20 years at the Tuxedo Park School, where she was affectionately known as “Madame”. Valerie was an accomplished painter and she continued her education in fine arts, and honing her skills throughout her lifetime. Her love for art and children converged in her primary school lessons where she created picture-games and handmade puppets for teaching language.
Valerie was an animal lover and had 2 exotic tortoises, several English bulldogs, 2 gregarious parrots, and a horse named Gunnar. She loved riding, tennis, eating, drawing, laughing, reading, fashion, mushroom hunting and was ever excited by birthdays and Christmas. Valerie was an avid gardener and nurtured her Citrus trees, from seed.
She leaves behind her three adoring children: Petra, Crispin and Rudolph. Crispin's wife Shawna Napolitano, is mother to her three talented grandchildren, Brooklyn, Beaudin and Presley.
Service will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 11am at St. Mary’s Church in Tuxedo, Tuxedo Park NY 10987
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CJD Foundation. They provided compassionate support and education to our family during Valerie’s last months.
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Henry Alexander Salm
Alex Salm, a long-time resident of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., died peacefully on November 14, 2016. A graduate of Le Rosey in Switzerland, The Kent School ('37) where he was on the rowing and hockey teams and a member of the class of 1941 at Dartmouth College, he immediately joined the US Army Air Corps immediately after graduation and served honorably and with distinction in the Pacific Theater. As commander of the 6th Squadron, 29th Bomber Group, 314th Wing, of the 20th Air Force, flying B-29's, he was in command of the famed "City of St. Louis," ultimately flying over 30 missions towards the end of World War II. Decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster and the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters.
While enjoying a career in shipping, hotel management, and commercial real estate brokerage, Alex somehow found time for numerous sailing races, notably several Transatlantic (on the winning side in 1960), Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, Transpacific, Sydney to Hobart, Miami to Montego Bay, Newport, and Block Island Races. He loved sailing and was a member of the New York Yacht Club, the Storm Trysail Club, Cruising Club of America, North American Station of the Royal Scandinavian Yacht Club, and the Nylandfka Jatklubben. He was also a life-long member of the Union Club in New York and served on the board of the National Horse Show.
A man of many talents, Alex was at home on his lawn mower or up a tree with a saw, and he loved to serve as his own "butler" as a way of scaring off would-be salesmen. While often professing to be a "hermit," he actually loved to host sailing reunions, Thanksgiving Dinners (would set the table himself) and Gold Racquets weekend opening parties. Always a "law and order" man, after his daily breakfast at the local diner where he loved mixing with all the local citizens, he brought a cup of coffee and doughnut to the guard at the gate to Tuxedo Park, and was a long-time supporter of the Tuxedo Police and Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps. He loved the history of the area, knew who lived at which house and when "before the war," and delighted at being the oldest participant in such events as the annual Tuxedo Club Ball and the Memorial Day parade in town. He particularly enjoyed sitting on his porch with his friends, watching the sunsets and having good conversation.
A benefactor to many, the new boathouses at the Kent School and Tuxedo Club were a source of pride and joy ("and a good place to throw a party!").
The family would like to recognize his long friendships made at the Orange Top and with Tina Smith and Jun Viray, without whom his joy in life would not have been possible.
Alex is survived by his first cousin, John Train, and many "nieces and nephews" - the 17 sons and daughters of his other predeceased first cousins: James Gerard, Sumner Gerard, Coster Gerard, and Peter Salm.
A funeral will be held at St. Mary's Church in Tuxedo Park, NY on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Tuxedo Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps.
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May 14, 1936 - September 13, 2016
Kathleen M. Spalthoff, 80, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016, with her family by her side, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
Born on May 14, 1936 in The Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late James and Nora Bulman Walpole.
Kathleen was a dispatcher with Tuxedo Park Police Department, where she proudly served the community for 20 years, before retiring to Little River, SC. Once relocating to South Carolina, Kathleen volunteered at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
She was a loving wife, mother, Nana and friend to all that knew her. She courageously fought a 20 year battle of various illnesses with grace and dignity. She has been a true role model and will be deeply missed.
Kathleen is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Charles, who was her primary caregiver; sons, Dave and Danny; daughters, Denise and Deirdre; granddaughter, Heather; several nieces and a nephew. She is predeceased by two brothers, John and Thomas.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 pm on Thursday, September 15 in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. A prayer service will be held at 3:30 pm. Burial will be in Warwick, NY at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1318 3rd Avenue, Conway, SC 29526.
A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
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Nathaniel Andrews 'Andy' Jackson
Nathaniel Andrews "Andy" Jackson died peacefully August 25, 2016 at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ after a short illness.
Andy attended the Tuxedo Park School, graduated from St. Marks School and Yale University. He was a naval aviator honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant (Junior Grade). His career began on Wall Street at Bache and Company after which he spent 30 + years in the assessment business in New York State-most recently as assessment consultant with the Town of Ossining, NY.
He was a lifelong resident of Tuxedo Park, NY and a lifelong member of St. Mary's-In-Tuxedo Episcopal Church serving in various capacities. An active member of the Tuxedo Club for over 50 years, Andy was an avid court tennis player and promoter of the game.
He was an understated and private man who cared deeply about his family, community and several favorite organizations-namely American Friends of Maru-a-Pula. Maru-a-Pula (MaP) is a world-class school rooted in Botswana whose purpose is to nurture servant leaders who are deeply committed to helping their communities.
He is survived by his sister Elisabeth J. Rose (George) of Charleston, SC; nieces Renee Ketcham (Bill) of Greenwich, CT, Caroline C. Amory and Gillian B. Amory of Sarasota, Fl; grand-nephew Saunders Ketcham and grand-niece Liza Ketcham both of Manhattan, NY. He was predeceased by his parents Helen A. and Paul E. Jackson and his sister Constance Jackson.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to St Mary's Outreach or AFMAP Orphan Scholarship Fund* AFMAP is the American Friends of Maru-a-Pula, the school in Botswana that Andy supported for the last 35 years. He was the treasurer for AFMAP and dearly loved the school.* Donations should be made payable to St. Mary's-In-Tuxedo Episcopal Church 10 Fox Hill Road- P.O. Box 637 Tuxedo Park, NY 10987 with either St. Mary's Outreach or AFMAP in the memo.
The funeral service will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30th at St. Mary's- in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church. There will be a reception in Bentley Hall following the service. You will be welcome to wait for the family who will join you after the internment in the cemetery.
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Edgar Powell Stegmann
Edgar Powell Stegmann, resident of Tuxedo Park, NY and Spruce-Creek Fly In – Port Orange, FL, “flew West” on August 4, 2016. The son of Robert and Helena Stegmann, Jersey City, NJ; “Ed” served his country for 13 years active service as a Captain in the United States Air Force, then became a highly-respected international 747/L-1011 Captain for Pan American and United Airlines. His travels took him to all but one continent, and he had friends all over the world. His love of flying and community included Master of the Lorillard Masonic Lodge, Cub Scout pack 146 Cubmaster in Tuxedo, NY, and membership in the Experimental Aircraft Association. He loved flying his private aircraft with his sons, enjoyed building a World War 1 fighter aircraft replica, and appreciated the beauty of nature.
Survived by his wife; Marcy, children; Scott, Skip, Rob, Talley (Mike) Dentzau, and grandchildren; Krista Stegmann, Andrew and Kara Dentzau.
Memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal church, Tuxedo Park, NY on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Internment of ashes with military honors and missing-man fly over will commence at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. Mary’s Episcopal church, Tuxedo Park, NY for Christmas poinsettias.
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Leon Philip Swirbul died peacefully on June 12, 2016 in Tuxedo Park, NY, surrounded by his loving family. The cause was complications related to Parkinson's. He was 85.
Known to his family and friends as Phil, Mr. Swirbul was born in Bay Shore, Long Island on February 19, 1931. His father, Jake Swirbul, was one of the founders of the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation.
Phil Swirbul was a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and Princeton University where he earned an A.B. degree in 1953. Following Princeton, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1955 with the rank of LTJG. During his 50-year career as an investment advisor to high net worth individuals, Phil was associated with several Wall Street firms including Reynolds & Co., A.G. Edwards, and Morgan Stanley.
He was married to his loving wife, Serene, for 62 years. They established their home in Tuxedo Park, NY in 1968 where they raised four sons and where Phil gave distinguished leadership service to the affairs of St. Mary's Church, The Tuxedo Park School, and The Tuxedo Club.
As a dedicated member of the St. Mary's Church vestry, Phil served as Senior Warden. He was also President of the Board of Trustees of The Tuxedo Park School. A life-long tennis player with a renowned backhand, Phil was Chairman of the Board of Governors of The Tuxedo Club.
A beloved figure in Tuxedo Park, Phil will be remembered and missed for his devotion to his family, his commitment to the community and his love of sports.
He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Mets and Jets.
He is survived by his wife, Serene, and his four sons: Philip and his wife, Malu; Paul and his wife, Barbara; Mark, and Jason and his wife, Jill. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Mackenzie, Sarah, Justin, Madison, Caitlin, Tyler and Emma and a twin brother, William R. Swirbul of Perrysburg, OH.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary's Church in Tuxedo Park, NY on Friday, June 17th at 11 a.m.
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Marie A. Bishko
Marie A. Bishko passed away Monday, May 9, 2016. She was 69 years old. Daughter of the late Edmund and Anna Forzono Jones, she was born September 6, 1946 in Tuxedo, NY. She remained a lifelong resident of Tuxedo. Marie attended and graduated from Tuxedo High School where she met her husband John. They were happily married for 48 wonderful years. After graduation, Marie attended the Wilfred Beauty Academy. She went on to work as a Beautician with Tuxedo Beauty Salon in Tuxedo, NY for 45 years alongside her best friend Carol Hobart. She made countless women look and feel beautiful every day. The greatest joy of her life was raising her three daughters and six grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Marie was a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and a member of the Rosary Altar Society.
Survivors include her husband, John, at home; her daughters: Sherry Bishko of Sleepy Hollow, NY, Allison Cristiano of Valhalla, NY, Marie Bishko of New York, NY; her brother, Fred Jones of Tuxedo, NY; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Barbara and Michael Dumovich of Monroe, NY, and her sister-in-law Helen Bishko of New Hampton, NY; her sons-in-law: Christopher Cummins, Dominick Cristiano and Nick Marsh; her grandchildren: John Cummins, Amanda Cummins, Dominick Cristiano, Lisa Cristiano, Lilah Marsh, and Nicholas Marsh.
There will be no Visitation. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21st at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Tuxedo, NY. Cremation at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 1 Contractor’s Road, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987.
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Mary King Bullard
Long-time Tuxedo resident Mary Bullard died on Saturday evening, October 24.
A service celebrating the vibrancy of Mary's life will be held at St. Mary's on Sunday, November 1 beginning at 3:00 p.m. A reception at the church will follow. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
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Longtime Tuxedo Resident, former Village Trustee and Sponsor of TPFYI Alan Heywood passed away on October 1, 2015.
A celebration of Alan's life will take place at St. Mary's on Tuesday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at The Tuxedo Club
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Tuxedo Resident Bernadette Mallon passed away on Sunday, June 21 at the age of 48.
Visitation will be held on at the Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial, 139 Stage Road, Monroe, NY, Wednesday, June 24, 6pm – 8pm and Thursday, June 25, 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm."
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 26 11 am Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, 5 Tobin Way, Tuxedo Park, NY.
In Lieu of flowers, please donate to assist the family with medical expenses.
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William Nixon 1928-2015
William H. Sahler Sr.
William H. Sahler Sr. of Tuxedo NY passed away December 28, 2014 at the age of 86. Born April 27, 1928 in Suffern NY to Herbert and Gertrude Sahler, He was proprietor of Sahler's Building and Contracting.
William was a World War II Veteran serving in the US Coast Guard, he was an Explorer Scout Leader, founding member of the Tuxedo Ambulance Corp., a 50 year member and Ex Chief of the Tuxedo Joint Fire Department, member of the Tuxedo Silver dollars, the American Legion and a member of the congregation of St. Elizabeth's Chapel.
He is survived by his wife and companion of 46 years, Kathleen Anne Burtoft-Sahler; four children: William H. Sahler Jr (Karen), Bonnie J. Murphy (George), Carol A. Baker (Wayne), and Diane L. Sahler; grandchildren: William C. Courtney, and Chelsea Sahler, Brian (Amanda), George Jr. (Jessica) and Matthew Murphy, Ashleigh (Tari) Mitchell, and Todd Baker; great grandchildren, Alexia, Shawn, Lia, and Alexander; one sister, Marion Claire Bezeuyne (Sy) and two-sisters in law, Launa Burtoft, and June (Peter) Marsden survive Him.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, the mother of his four children, Jean L. Conklin Sahler, and two sisters, Evelyn From and Doris Ann Sutter.
William's Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's Chapel in Eagle Valley NY. Burial will follow at Airmont Cemetery in Airmont NY. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Scarr Funeral Home, Route 202, Suffern NY.
In lieu of flowers donations to St Elizabeth's Chapel Tuxedo Ambulance or the Tuxedo Joint Fire Dist would be appreciated.
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RITA NATALIE NIXON
Rita Natalie Nixon (nee Acanfora) was born in 1929 in New York City to Beatrice and Henry Acanfora. Rita was a strong, smart, and independent spirit. She was an enthusiastic sports fan, and loved watching her beloved Mets and Jets despite some tough seasons. She enjoyed playing and watching golf and tennis as well as traveling all over the world. At home Rita loved to garden, and had to work continually to defend it from the Tuxedo Park wildlife. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining. Her family and friends benefitted from many scrumptious meals. She loved the companionship of her many dogs and could be found walking them daily. For years Rita volunteered at Valley Hospital and local soup kitchens. She spent summers at the Jersey Shore in Barnegat Light, NJ, instilling in all her children a love for the sea and sun.
Rita met the love of her life, Bill Nixon, when visiting a friend at Princeton. Bill won her heart and they were married in 1951. fter moves to Detroit, MI, and Leonia, NJ, they moved to Ramsey, NJ, before moving to Tuxedo Park, NY. Rita was a homemaker while Bill owned Hoyt Corp. of Englewood, NJ. A fearless, loving, loyal wife and mother, Rita is survived and will be missed by her husband, Bill, and son, Nick (Donna Nixon), a daughter, Sue (Mike Bradford), a daughter-in-law, Maria, grandchildren Kevin and Luke Nixon, Casey and Patrick Bradford and Jessica Nixon. She was preceded in death by her son, Scott and her parents. The loving care of Leah Muthoni Riuri, Georganne Schopmann, and Rockland Hospice was of great comfort to her during her illness. Donations may be made in Rita's memory to the following charitable organizations that she supported:
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey.
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RYAN J. MCMILLEN
January 22, 1983 November 9, 2014 Austin, TX Ryan J. McMillen, of Austin TX entered into eternal rest on November 9, 2014 at home. He was 31 years old. The son of David M. McMillen and Sheri Standish Jeffries, Ryan J. McMillen was born on January 22, 1983 in Glen Mills, PA. Ryan J. McMillen was the Manager at Sagra Restaurant in Austin, TX. Ryan J. McMillen is survived by his father, David M. McMillen and his wife, Kimberley of Tuxedo, NY; his mother, Sheri Standish Jeffries and Douglas of Gardiner, NY, grandmother, Nancy Standish; his son, Hayes McMillen of Conway, SC; brother, Tyler McMillen of Newburgh, NY, sister, Sara McMillen of Gardener, NY; step brothers, Ryan Galuska of Tuxedo, NY and Craig Jeffreies of Washington DC; step sister, Dawn Salony of Newburgh, NY; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Goodwill Evangelical Church, 2135 Route 208, Montgomery, NY. A Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the church. Burial will be private Arrangements are by Kevin Quigley of Quigley Bros. Funeral Home; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to www.Quigleybros.com
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ALFRED P. EWERT
EWERT--Alfred P., of New York and Tuxedo Park, NY, died on August 23rd at the age of 80 from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was born and raised in Detroit, MI, and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1955. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Air Force in France from 1955 to 1957. On his return he entered George Washington University Law School and graduated in 1961. He became a member of the Virginia, DC, and New York Bar Associations. In 1964 he joined the patent law firm Morgan and Finnegan in New York, became a partner soon thereafter, and had a distinguished career in patent litigating until his retirement in 2003. His pro bono work included successfully representing the town of Tuxedo in preserving its environment against massive development. He was an expert skier and tennis player, and a member of The Tuxedo Club. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Tucker Ewert, two daughters, Caroline Ewert Jaenicke, of Wellesley, MA, and Alexandra Ewert Farnell, of Park City, UT, four grandchildren, his sister, Marge McGoff of Charlevoix, MI, and brother, Herb Ewert, of Vero Beach, FL. Services will be private.
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Donald Scott Richards
Donald Scott Richards, President and CEO of Investigations International, passed away suddenly in his home on July 6, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA at the age of 66.
The son of the late Harlow Scott and Billie Scoggin Richards, he was born on November 26, 1947 in Portales, New Mexico. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of San Francisco, where he received his MBA in Banking Corp., Finance and Securities Law. He also received his B.S. in Accounting and Business Management from the University of New Mexico.
Don was a strong and highly motivated person who held many titles throughout his lifetime. He worked as Financial Crimes Program manager and agent for the FBI; served as Deputy Director of Global Security for Bankers Trust Company; and the Director of Investigations for both Bernstein Liebhard, LLP and Berger & Montague, PC. Most recently, Don served as Founder, President and CEO of Investigations International, Inc. since 2006. He was active in many organizations including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, and the Vidocq Society. He was also a published author of Deadly Betrayal, a novel based on the CBS Murders Case he solved while serving as a special agent with the FBI.
He was predeceased in death by his wife of 26 years, Katherine Canelides Richards in 2001.
Don is survived by his son, Kyle Richards and his wife, Melissa and their children: Alexander, Jason, and Tyler Richards, all of Hartford, Wisconsin; his companion, fiancee, and friend, Judith (Jude) Levine; one sister, Sandra Bonham and her husband, Gordon of Baltimore, Maryland and their family.
Visitation hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, July 11th at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 12th at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the family plot in Wallkill Cemetery, 160 Midway Road, Middletown, NY 10940.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Don's name may be made to Bay Lakes Council and mailed to his son's attention: Kyle Richards, 450 Violet Ave., Hartford, WI 53027. The memorial will be used towards benefiting the council Boy Scout camp his grandsons attend regularly. As a youth, Don earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and enjoyed supporting his son and grandsons in their Boy Scouting journey.
Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., www.applebee-mcphillips.com
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Richard John Schineller, Sr
Former Tuxedo Park resident, Richard John Schineller, Sr. (“Dick”) died on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at his home in Sarasota Florida. A celebration of his life with be held at St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, July 26 beginning at 11 a.m. with a luncheon reception at The Tuxedo Club to follow. All are invited.
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HOWLAND P. ROGERS
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Long time Tuxedo resident Linda Leghorn passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on January 26, 2014. A wake will be held at Flynn Funeral Home in Monroe on Friday, January 31 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.
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Thomas J. Sullivan
Thomas Joseph Sullivan, a 20-year resident of Naples, Fla., and a former resident of Monroe, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
Tom was born in the Bronx on Nov. 14, 1927, to Margaret Mary and John Sullivan.
He had two older brothers who preceded him in death, John and Stephen Sullivan.
John married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Marjorie Ann McKeon, also of the Bronx. The two were married for 66 years.
Tom graduated the same year as Marjorie from St. Nicholas of Tolentine High School in the Bronx in 1945. He went on to graduate from Manhattan College in 1950 after serving in post-World War II Germany in the U.S. Army.
He worked for Chevrolet Motor Division for 17 years in Tarrytown and White Plains. He and Marjorie became dealer/owners of Tom Sullivan Chevrolet in Monroe in 1966. They jointly ran their business until retiring to Naples, Fla., in 1994.
Marge and Tom had five children and he was a devoted father. His family meant the world to him and he was always known as “the most fun father” on the block.
He was always active in the parishes where they lived and was a lector and Eucharistic minister at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Naples.
He loved sports, getting together with family and friends and his humor and laughter always lit up any room he was in.
He was a great story teller, a trait his grandchildren particularly loved. He loved to sing and could burst into song on a moment’s notice. He particularly loved to sing happy birthday, his own renditions of it, to the delight of his family.
Besides his wife, Marjorie, Tom is survived by his five children: Kathleen Ricker (Gerald) of Colorado Springs, Co., Gail Sobolewski (Thomas) of West Sand Lake, Diane Dempsey (Martin) of Fort Myer, Va., Margaret Sullivan of Falls Church, Va., and William Sullivan (Patricia) of Walden. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren (number 14 is due in June), who all adored him.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at St. Anastasia Parish Church, Route 17M, Harriman.
Interment will follow in St. Anastasia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), which supports families of our fallen service members, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 630, Arlington VA 22201 c/o Mary Ellen Matheson or ALS Association (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Development Dept., 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301.
Funeral arrangements have been made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home. For more information, call 845-782-8185 or visit online at www.ssqfuneralhome.com
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Long time Village resident Lucy Edwards passed away on Saturday, January 11 2014.
A memorial service for will be held at St. Mary's on Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in Bentley Hall. All are invited.
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Diane Regina Gray
Diane Regina Gray was 67 years old and a life-long resident of New York City. She died peacefully in her sleep while visiting her family in Austin, Texas. Born in New York City to Ann and James Lanze on April 20th 1946, she is survived by her older brother James Lanze and younger sister Elizabeth Halligan as well her son Neil, his wife Amanda and her granddaughter Georgia with whom she was able to spend her final days. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband of 28 years David Gray who died in April of 2003. She was a graduate of Hunter College; St Vincent’s School of Nursing and was a Carmelite Sister for the Aged and Infirm. After the convent, she worked with the elderly and had a career as a nurse. Diane was a home maker and caregiver to her family. She was a wonderfully kind-hearted woman whose enormous heart touched many lives, from her time in Tuxedo Park to her cottage in Michigan to her house in Florida, she will be missed by friends far and wide. Services will be held at Mary Manning Walsh Home (1339 York Avenue) on September 5th at 11am. She will be buried in a private ceremony at a family plot next to her late husband in Michigan. In lieu of flowers please consider a charitable donation to The Central Park Conservancy in her memory. Central Park Conservancy, 14 E. 60th St, New York, NY, 10022 or the Pointe aux Barques special gift fund c/o Joanne Babcock, PO Box 335, Port Austin, MI 48467 (in the memo line please put: Diane Gray Special Gift).
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Cornelius JJ Madera
Former Village resident Cornelius JJ Madera passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday July 6, 2013. Neil was a valued member of this community, serving both as Village Trustee and Mayor for several terms each (Trustee from 1985- 1989, Mayor from 1989-1997 and then again 1999-2001 and finally as Trustee from 2001-2002 He is survived by his wife Marge, daughters Meghan Madera Bent, Caitie Madera Faecett and Morgan Madera Baroni and 6 grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held onWednesday, July 10th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption in Osterville, MA with reception immediately following at 560 Seaview Ave, Osterville MA.
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Kurt & Pam Graetzer
Beloved long-time Village residents Kurt and Pam Graetzer were killed tragically in a car accident on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 28 at St. Mary’s in Tuxedo beginning at 11am, followed by a reception at The Tuxedo Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children's Academy of Southwest Florida inc., 923 26th Street West Bradenton Florida 34205 for the formation of the "Pam and Kurt Graetzer House in the Village."
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Robert C. LaBurt
Robert C. LaBurt passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY at the age of 84. Son of the late William and Johanna Lutz LaBurt, he was born September 6, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY.
Robert was a retired General Manager for Tuxedo Park Associates, Tuxedo, NY. He was formerly the Assessor for the Town of Tuxedo, and Supervisor for the Town of Tuxedo. He was a member of the American Legion Post #293 of Southfields, a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Tuxedo. Robert was also a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II and Korea.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Smith LaBurt, at home; his son, Rev. Brian LaBurt of Columbus, GA; his daughters: Barbara Barba and her husband, Peter of Durham, NC, Maureen LaBurt of Stillwater, OK; his son-in-law, Dr. Christopher LoFrisco; his grandchildren: Sharon, Adrienne, Peter, Robert, Megan and Elise; his brothers: William LaBurt of Arizona, Manley LaBurt and his wife, Mara of Chapel Hill, NC, Richard LaBurt and his wife, Carol of Willimington, NC, along with many nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his daughter, Lindsay Anne LoFrisco.
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Longtime Village Resident and Sam Bornstein died on May 28,2013
Sam served the Village 19 years as a member of the Planning Board/Architectural Review from 1994-2004 and then as Chair through 2005. When the Boards were split, Sam remained a member of the Planning Board, on which he served through May 2013. He was also a member of the Tuxedo School Board.
He is survived by his daughter Tricia Song, her husband, Tony and their children Ethan and Riley as well as his son, Daniel
Services will be held at 10:15am, on Thursday, May 30. at Gutterman & Musicant, 402 Park Street in Hackensack, NJ with burial to follow at Silk City Cemetary in West Patterson.
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North Sutton, NH-Jack, John Andrus Shepard, 87, died peacefully at home on March 14, 2013 after a two and a half year battle against lung cancer.
He handled his disease with his usual grace and calm and uncomplaining approach to life.
He was born in Orange, NJ on March 2, 1926 the son of Thomas R. and Marie (Dickinson) Shepard. He graduated from Newark Academy in 1944 loving his football and discovering his passion for teaching during summer jobs coaching underprivileged children to swim.
He enlisted in the US Marine Corps which he also loved and after V-12 year at Dartmouth College, graduated from Amherst in 1949. Jack taught at Peck School in Morristown, NJ, Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA and married Mary Grindley Shepard in 1957. After 10 years at Eaglebrook he became Headmaster of the Tuxedo Park School where he continued to teach Latin. After 18 years in Tuxedo he became the Headmaster of Saint Mary’s Episcopal Day School in Tampa and continued teaching Latin. He was greatly admired as a teacher. He and Mary retired to North Sutton, NH in 1993.
He is predeceased by a daughter, Louise Bushnell Shepard, in 1987. His immediate survivors are his wife of 55 years, Mary and his three sons and their wives, John A. Shepard, Jr. and Joan of Niskayuna, NY; Robert Grindley Shepard and Eileen of Milton, MA; Frederick Dickinson Shepard and Susan of South Hamilton, MA; four grandchildren, Michael, Hannah Louise, Nathaniel, and Christopher; a brother and his wife, Thomas R. Shepard and Nancy of Sarasota, FL.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Gould Road, New London, NH with military honors conducted by the USMC.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association, P.O. Box 2209 or St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 294, both New London, NH 03257. Chadwick Funeral Service of New London, NH is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Lifelong Tuxedo Resident Madeline M. Napolitano passed away February 21, 2013 at the age of 89. Born October 4, 1923 in Tuxedo, NY to Joseph and Maria Mottola, Madeline was retired from the Tuxedo School District working in the cafeteria. She was a great sports enthusiast who was the scorekeeper for George F. Baker teams for over 40 years. Where she was known for baking cakes and cookies for the teams. She was also a swimming instructor for many years with the Tuxedo Summer Recreation Program. Madeline was a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and a member of the Tuxedo Silver Dollars. She was pre-deceased by her husband Ralph (Scooch) in 2005. She is survived by her son Ralph and his wife MaryAnn of Kissimmee, Fl. Her grandchildren, Katherine, Allison, Sarah, and Nicholas, 2 sisters Concetta (Tina) Kusion and her husband Emanuel of Tuxedo, and Susan Mottola of Tuxedo, 1 brother Carmine Mottola and his wife Nancy of Dunnellon Fl, she was pre-deceased by her siblings, Sam, Joseph, and Mary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Tuxedo, NY. Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 Pm at the Scarr Funeral Home Inc Route 202 Suffern NY In lieu of flowers donations to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Tuxedo.
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John Swanson, son of Barbara and Bob Swanson, died suddenly on January 23 in New York City.
The service for John will take place at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 18 James Lane, East Hampton NY on Monday, January 28 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow. All are invited.
Condolences may be sent to the Swansons at 119 Turtle Point Road, Tuxedo Park NY 10987.
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LOUIS MILLS - August 14, 1923 - December 30, 2012
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Long time Village resident Andre de Casteja passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 30 after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. A Memorial Mass for Mr. de Casteja will be celebrated on Friday, September 14th at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Tuxedo.
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Long time Village resident and former Trustee Oliver Parker passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012.
A celebration of his life will be held at St. Mary's on Wednesday, August 29 at 11 a.m. with burial in the churchyard at the end of the service. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, August 28, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Avenue, Ramsey, NJ
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Inez Lenti died peacefully on June 24, 2012 at The Promenade in Tuxedo. She was 101 years old. Inez is survived by her daughter Stephanie of Tuxedo Park. A small grave side service will be held later this week at St. Mary's.
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Former DPW employee Dennis Jones passed away on Friday, May 25 2012 from cancer.
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The Revered James Leo passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Father Leo was the 9th Rector of St. Mary's, where he served in the 1970s. He and his wife, Patsy lived in the Rectory with their two sons Jonathan and Jason. A funeral for Father Leo will be held on Friday, January 6th at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati and 12pm.
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Longtime Tuxedo Park resident John Edward Douglas Greenwood (Ted) passed away on Monday October 31, 2011. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Mary’s on December 6, at 11am with a reception to follow.
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Long time Tuxedo Park resident Edward Hansen passed away on December 31, 2011. Edward was an accomplished attorney, a former Village Trustee and a respected member of the community. He is survived by his wife Julia, on Christopher and daughter Victoria. A service celebrating his life will be held at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City on Wednesday, January 5 at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Aspen Theater Masters, P.O. Box 899, Aspen, CO 81612 or The Hansen Exhibition/Acquisition Fund at the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755.
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Thomas Peter Galuska, long-time Tuxedo resident, died on Friday December 31 at Valley View Hospital. A service celebrating his life will be held at St. Mary's-In-Tuxedo Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 8 at 11 a.m.
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Former Tuxedo Park resident Claire Lewis passed away in New York City on December 8, 2010. Claire is survived by her daughter Cynthia Lewis of New York City as well as her son James Lewis, his wife Lyssa and their two children Sedona and Lex of Steamboat Springs, Co.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s on Friday December 17 at 11:30am
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Life-long Tuxedo resident Jim Barth died on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 13 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Tuxedo beginning at 11am
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Kevin McDevitt of Tuxedo died on August 31, 2010. He was 21 years old.
Visitation will take place Wanamaker and Carlough Funeral Home in Suffern on Tuesday, September 7 from 4-9 p.m.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s In Tuxedo on Wednesday, September 8 beginning at 11 a.m.
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Eugene Michael Grimmig of Tuxedo Park, NY, died August 21, 2010 at age 77.
He was born October 22, 1932 in New York City to Joseph A. and Josephine (Mulliner) Grimmig. Eugene was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marie McCann Grimmig in 2004.
Eugene graduated Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY in 1950, then went on to graduate College from Georgetown University in 1954, and received his law degree from Harvard University. He also served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
Eugene worked as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of NY and on the Department of Justice Criminal Division trial staff in Washington, D.C. before joining General Electric, where he worked as an attorney for 35 years.
Survivors include his devoted children, Charles J. Grimmig and wife, Jennifer, Eugene P. Grimmig, Mary U. Grimmig and Catherine A. Burgos and husband, Dwight; cherished grandchildren: Elizabeth, Michael and Ronan; and a caring brother, Robert J. Grimmig.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, august 25, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59, Suffern, NY. A Funeral Mass will be Thursday, August 26, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Tuxedo, followed by an interment at Ascension Cemetery.
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Long time Tuxedo Park resident Raymond Edwards has passed away. Survivors include wife Lucy and sons Keith and Kevin who both grew up in the Park.
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Long time Tuxedo Park resident Earle Stevens died on July 21, 2010 at home. He was 104 years old. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 23 at St. Mary’s in Tuxedo at 11am.
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Louis A. DeBrino, III, a 38 year area resident, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY. Son of Louis A. DeBrino, II and Margaret D. Miloslau DeBrino, he was born October 1, 1960 in the Bronx.
Louis was a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, Suffern, NY. He was past chief of the Tuxedo Fire Dept., a member and past captain of Eagle Valley Fire Co., and Fire Commissioner of the Tuxedo Joint Fire Dist.
Survivors include his wife, Judi L. Zero DeBrino, son, Louis A. DeBrino IV, daughters, Rebecca L. DeBrino & Angela K. DeBrino, all at home, parents, Margaret D. and Louis A. DeBrino, II, Tuxedo, brothers John G. DeBrino, Monroe, Gregory C. DeBrino, Greenville, sister Christina M. DeBrino, Tuxedo, nephew John DeBrino, Monroe, brother-in-law Jody Zero and his wife Maureen, Monroe. He was predeceased by his brother William J. DeBrino.
Visitation will be held from 2–4 & 7–9 Friday, July 9, 2010, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe. Firematic services will be held at the funeral home at 8:00 PM on Friday. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe. Interment will follow in Airmont Lutheran Cemetery, Airmont, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
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Long time Village resident, Douglas M. Dyne, Sr., passed away on Monday, June 7, 2010. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 12 from 2–4pm and 7–9pm with a service being conducted at 3 pm at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave., Ramsey, NJ.
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Ariana Wellen, life long resident of Tuxedo, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2010. A funeral mass will take place at St. Maryís in Tuxedo on Friday, June 4 at 11am. Visitation at Scarr Funeral Home will be Thursday, June 3 from 2–4pm and 7–9pm.
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Long time Village Resident Adelaide Miller passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2010, in her home. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, May 27 at St. Mary’s in Tuxedo beginning at 1pm. A reception will follow at the Tuxedo Club.
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Scott Jenkins of Tuxedo NY passed away February 8, 2010 at the age of 32. Born April 15, 1977 to Wayne and Cynthia Jenkins, Scott was a self employed carpenter. He is survived by his parents, two brothers Thomas and Wayne, Jr. Scott’s Funeral Service will be held on Saturday February 13, 2010 at 11:00 Am at the Scarr Funeral Home Inc Route 202 Suffern burial will follow at Midvale Cemetery in Wanaque, NJ, friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home.
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Mary Ann Jones
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Former Tuxedo Park resident Harold Sullivan passed away on Monday, October 19, 2009. Harry and, wife Barbara and their daughter Sheila lived in Tuxedo Park for 31 years before moving to The Woodlands in the Town of Tuxedo. A service will be held at St. Mary's on Saturday, October 24 at 10am
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Edward J. McCaffrey
Edward J. McCaffrey, 80, of Liberty Court, Warwick, formerly of Sawkill Road., Town of Kingston, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 6, 2009.
He was born in N.Y.C. on March 26, 1929, a son of the late Edward and Mae McCaffrey. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. In 1977 he retired after a 25 year career with the NYPD. He then served as Chief of the Village of Tuxedo Park Police Dept until retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Ulster Ancient Order of Hibernians, the NYPD Emerald Society, the NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association, the NYPD PBA, and the NYS Chiefs of Police Association.
He is survived by two daughters, Joanne Harris of Warwick and her husband, Henry and Patricia Iazzetti and her husband, Tom of Tuxedo; a brother, William McCaffrey and his wife, Marge of Naples, FL; two grandsons, Thomas Iazzetti and Aiden Iazzetti also survive. He was predeceased by his wife, Eileen McCaffrey, who died October 2, 2008; his son, Edward P. McCaffrey; a sister, Margaret Kahn.
Friends will be received at the funeral home prior to the service from 10 am to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 10.
A funeral procession will form Saturday 12:45 p.m. at the Gilpatric-Murphy Funeral Home, 27 Smith Ave., a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Ann's Church at 1:30 p.m. Burial St. Ann's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to: Friends of St. Ann's, c/o Rosalie Kilfoyle, 1251 Sawkill Road, Kingston, NY, 12401.
Arrangements are under the care of Harry VanVliet IV of the Gilpatric-Murphy Funeral Home; 845-331-1200. To sign our online guest book visit: www.GilpatricMurphy.com.
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Evelyn Domjan, Tuxedo Park resident since 1968, died on Sunday, July 12,
2009 at her son's home in Austin Texas. At Evelyn's request, there will be
no service. Condolences can be sent to the family at her son's: Michael
Domjan, 9013 Spicebrush Drive, Austin TX 78759.
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Long time Village resident Helen Doscher died peacefully in her sleep on March 2, 2009 at the age of 94. There will be a memorial service for Helen at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Saturday, March 7 at 11am.
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Passing of Tuxedo Police Officer Sal Macri
Salvatore Lawrence Macri Jr. 65, of Tuxedo, NY and Fort Myers, FL, passed away peacefully in Fort Myers on Friday, January 16, 2009.
Sal was a well respected police officer in the Town of Tuxedo, NY for 31 years and later as a part time Police for the Village of Tuxedo Park Police Department. He was well respected by all. He belonged to the IBEW Local 363 and was the founder of the Tuxedo Hunting Club. Sal was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was predeceased by his father, Salvatore L. Macri and mother, Josephine Macri of Cornwall, NY. Sal left behind his sisters, JoAnn Macri and Marie Elena Macri-Chaplin; his son, Christopher and wife, Tracy; his daughter, Meredith and husband, Rick Marchesi. Sal has four grandchildren that he adored, Morgan and Rudy Marchesi, Jack Macri and Sam Stover.
A Memorial will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 5468 Rt. 9W, in Newburgh, NY on Saturday, February 21, at 10 a.m.
A gathering will follow at the Sterling Forest Fire Department.
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Steve Herx, a long time Choir member and parishioner at St. Mary’s, died peacefully at home on January 7, 2009.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s on Saturday, January 17 at 11am.
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Long time Village resident Edward R. Bergin passed away in his sleep on Friday, September 19, 2008. He was 87 years old.
A wake will be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 7-9 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
A Memorial Mass will take place on Wednesday, September 24 at 11am.
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Long time Village resident Jean Yassky passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2008.
A licensed Real Estate broker and an officer of Rockland Realty, Jean was the Chairperson of the National Association of Realtors’ Fair Housing Committee and served on the Rockland County Fair Housing Commison.
A Memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s in Tuxedo on Saturday, May 10 at 11:00am.
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Jocelyn Heavener Kress died peacefully in her sleep on March 1, 2008 after a courageous sever year battle with breast cancer. Jocelyn is survived by her two sons Zachary and Jedidiah Turner as well as her former husband, Webb. A memorial Service will be held at 11am on Wednesday March 5, 2008 at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in New York City.
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Helen Bernhard passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mary's at a later date.
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Anthony Tripoli, former Village DPW Superintendent, passed away on November 22, 2007.
Served on the Village DPW from June of 1956 through February of
1986. He was appointed Superintendent in October 1977.
is survived by his son Joseph Tripoli of Tuxedo (Town Highway
Superintendent) his daughter Marie Marsh also of Tuxedo, his
grandchildren, Heather, Joseph, Nicole, Rob, Sheri and his great-
grandchildren, Travis, Anthony, Joseph, Steven, Taylor and Nicholas.
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Hilda Dengler McGlew, longtime Tuxedo Park resident, died on Sunday, September 23, 2007.
Viewings will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, Tuxedo
Thursday: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 7:00 - 9:00 PM
A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Saturday at 10:00 AM.
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Kaja Jezycki died Sunday, September 2 2007.
had been a Village resident for 36 years and was involved in the local
real estate business for 25 of those years. Most recently, she had been
the owner and broker for Country Living in Tuxedo Park.
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Artist and printmaker Robert Bero, 66, died peacefully in his home on June 24 2007
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