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Former Bronx Congressman Robert Garcia Passes At 84

Former Bronx Congressman Robert García died this week in Puerto Rico. He was 84.
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Bronx Graffiti Writer NEAR KGB Dies

The graffiti community lost another one of its own this week. Bronx-based graff writer NEAR KGB (i.e. “Kings Getting Busy”) died on January 14. Another tragic loss to what? We do not know....
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Roberta Peters Passes At 86

Roberta Peters, the Bronx-born coloratura soprano who at 20 was catapulted to stardom by a phone call, a subway ride and a Metropolitan Opera debut — her first public performance anywhere — all in the space of five hours, died on Wednesday at her home in Rye, NY. She was 86....
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Peter Noel Schultz Passes At 65

Peter Noel Schultz passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at the age of 65. Pete was born in Bronx, New York on December 25, 1951 to Eugene and Dorothy Schultz....
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John Philip Parker Passes At 59

John Philip Parker, 59. A beloved father and friend lost his battle with diabetes on August 9th, 2016. John was born October 22nd, 1956 in Manhattan to Leola Parker. He was raised in New York and loved everything about this city including his favorite basketball team, the New York Knicks....
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Mary Philomena "Phyl" Coburn Passes At 93

Mary Philomena "Phyl" Coburn, 93, formerly of Miami and Leesburg, FL, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 peacefully in her sleep. As she wished, there will be no service....
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Alberta A. Wynimko Passes At 81

Alberta was born on September 14, 1933 and passed on on June 24, 2015....
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Raidirys Pena Passes At 31

Raidirys Pena was a good mother. She grew up in Bronx, NY and was 31 years old, born on July 31, 1983....
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Bess Myerson, First Jewish Miss America, Passes At 90

Bess Myerson, 90, the first Jewish Miss America and a frequent companion of the late New York Mayor Ed Koch who later fell from grace in a city scandal, has died after a long battle with dementia....
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Nicolina Longordo, Passes At 86

Nicolina (Dolly) Longordo, 86, of Great Kills, a retired school food handler who enjoyed playing cards, died Sunday in Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Dongan Hills, where she had resided for 10 months....
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Sister Maria Therese Ruckel Passes At 92

Sister Maria Therese Ruckel, 92, a loving, caring educator who taught science for nearly 20 years at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, died Wednesday in the Convent of Mary the Queen, Yonkers, where she had resided for four years....
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Madeline Provenzano Passes At 78

Madeline Provenzano, a longtime east Bronx political firebrand who represented Pelham Parkway, Morris Park, Pelham Bay, Throggs Neck and City Island on City Council for eight years, died Sunday night at age 78....
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Yvonne Toth Passes

Yvonne Leclerc Toth of Chappaqua, New York, formerly of the Bronx, died on Saturday. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Toth. She is survived by her son, Paul J. Toth (his spouse, Eric Wrubel) and her grandchildren, Olivia Wrubel and George Wrubel....
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Louis Scamardella Passes At 82

Longtime Port Richmond resident Louis Scamardella, 82, a retired truck driver and hardworking family man, died Tuesday in Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Castleton Corners....
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Richard Syracuse Passes At 80

Richard Syracuse, pianist and Ohio University Professor Emeritus, of Athens, was taken suddenly from this life on Friday, November 21, 2014....
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Showing Respect For The Honorable Herman Badillo

You should know that on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. there will be a Funeral Service for the repose of the soul of the Honorable Herman Badillo at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home located at 1076 Madison Avenue in New York City....
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Hip-Hop Pioneer ‘Big Bank Hank’ Passes At 57

“Now what you hear is not a test, I’m rapping to the beat…” With those words, the hitherto underground sound known as hip-hop exploded onto America’s FM airwaves. The Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 radio hit “Rapper’s Delight” marked a breakthrough that forever changed the face of global popular music. One of the voices on that iconic track, Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson, died on Tuesday at 57 of complications from cancer....
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Rev. Benedict Groeschel Passes At 81

The Rev. Benedict J. Groeschel, a Franciscan priest and author known in New York City for his efforts on behalf of the poor and familiar to a worldwide television audience as the bearded friar who denounced modernism and news reporting on sexual abuse by priests, died on Friday in Totowa, NJ. He was 81....
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Irene Brook Dickman Passes At 93

Irene Brook Dickman passed away April 18th, 2014 in Spanish Springs, NV with family by her side....
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Funeral Service For Teen Cousins Who Drowned In Bronx River

The following are details about the funeral arrangements for the two 13-year old cousins, Wellington Gavin and Erickson Villa, who died after drowning in the Bronx River last week....
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Former Bronx Congressman Robert Garcia Passes At 84

Former Bronx Congressman Robert García died this week in Puerto Rico. He was 84.
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Bronx Graffiti Writer NEAR KGB Dies

The graffiti community lost another one of its own this week. Bronx-based graff writer NEAR KGB (i.e. “Kings Getting Busy”) died on January 14. Another tragic loss to what? We do not know.
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Roberta Peters Passes At 86

Roberta Peters, the Bronx-born coloratura soprano who at 20 was catapulted to stardom by a phone call, a subway ride and a Metropolitan Opera debut — her first public performance anywhere — all in the space of five hours, died on Wednesday at her home in Rye, NY. She was 86.
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Peter Noel Schultz Passes At 65

Peter Noel Schultz passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at the age of 65. Pete was born in Bronx, New York on December 25, 1951 to Eugene and Dorothy Schultz.
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John Philip Parker Passes At 59

John Philip Parker, 59. A beloved father and friend lost his battle with diabetes on August 9th, 2016. John was born October 22nd, 1956 in Manhattan to Leola Parker. He was raised in New York and loved everything about this city including his favorite basketball team, the New York Knicks.
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Mary Philomena "Phyl" Coburn Passes At 93

Mary Philomena "Phyl" Coburn, 93, formerly of Miami and Leesburg, FL, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 peacefully in her sleep. As she wished, there will be no service.
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Alberta A. Wynimko Passes At 81

Alberta was born on September 14, 1933 and passed on on June 24, 2015.
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Raidirys Pena Passes At 31

Raidirys Pena was a good mother. She grew up in Bronx, NY and was 31 years old, born on July 31, 1983.
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Bess Myerson, First Jewish Miss America, Passes At 90

Bess Myerson, 90, the first Jewish Miss America and a frequent companion of the late New York Mayor Ed Koch who later fell from grace in a city scandal, has died after a long battle with dementia.
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Nicolina Longordo, Passes At 86

Nicolina (Dolly) Longordo, 86, of Great Kills, a retired school food handler who enjoyed playing cards, died Sunday in Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Dongan Hills, where she had resided for 10 months.

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