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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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Carmen Maria Warren Robinson Passes At 63

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, after a courageous 22-year struggle with cancer, City Island resident, Carmen Maria Warren Robinson took her walk with the Lord, she was just 63 years old....
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Bernard E. Werblow Passes At 80

Bernard E. Werblow passed away Friday, June 6, 2014. Bernard was born in Bronx, NY September 7, 1934 to Harry and Betty Werblow....
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Albert G. Christein Jr. Passes At 71

Albert G. Christein Jr., of Newburgh, entered into rest on Thursday, May 8, 2014. He was 71....
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Howard Diven, Passes At 83

Howard Diven, 83, grew up on East 180th Street and Clinton Avenue, a section of Bronx not exactly renowned for its green space....
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Milton Tabachnick Passes At 91

Milton Tabachnick died peacefully at his home in Madison on Sunday, April 27, 2014, after a brief illness. He was 91....
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Sr. Dympna Haber Passes At 72

Sr. Haber was born November 14, 1941, in Bronx, to Alexander and Mary Ann Stephens Haber, and entered the Religious Order of the Sacred Heart of Mary at Marymount in Tarrytown September 8, 1964....
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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.

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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