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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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Anthony Badia Passes At 90

Badia was born June 15, 1923, to John and Giovannina Anzalone Badia in Bronx where he was raised and educated....
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Paul R. Giancamilli Passes At 57

Paul R. Giancamilli, 57, formerly of Bronx, NY, died February 18, 2014....
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Scarsdale Father Dies In Bronx

Scarsdale is mourning the loss of a resident and father who took his own life this week....
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Roy Simmons Passes At 57

Roy Simmons, the offensive lineman who played in the NFL from 1979-83 and then came out publicly as gay in 1992, died at his home in Bronx last Thursday, Januray 20, 1014. He was 57. ...
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Memorial For 6-Year-Old Amar Diarrassouba

Friday Afternoon Memorial Planned for 6-year old Traffic Accident Victim Amar Diarrassouba....
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Joseph Ronca Passes At 69

Joseph Ronca, a longtime Middletown resident, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 69....
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Victoria L. Krombel Passes At 91

Victoria L. Krombel, formerly of Bronx, NY and Toms River, NJ, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Chandler Hall, Newtown, PA. She was 91....
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Staff Sgt. Mahtehwho B. King Passes At 44

Staff Sgt. Mahtehwho B. King, 44, whose home of record is listed as Bronx, NY, died Feb. 5 from an apparent gunshot wound in Killeen. King entered active-duty service in October 1995 as an infantryman. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since August 2012. ...
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Alphonza Bryant, Sr. Passes At 73

Alphonza “Buddy” Bryant Sr. was born on Jan. 3, 1941, in Suffolk. He passed away on Feb. 6, 2014, after a five-year battle with cancer....
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Passes At 47

On February 2, 2014, Hoffman was found dead by his friend, playwright and screenwriter David Bar Katz, in the bathroom of the actor's West Village, Manhattan office apartment....
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Gloria Leonard, Ex-Porn Actress, Passes At 73

Gloria Leonard, a Bronx-born former porn actress who later became publisher of well-known skin mag High Society and an outspoken proponent of free speech, died Monday in a Hawaii hospital. She was 73....
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Dave Valentin, Grammy-Winning Jazz Flutist From Bronx, Passes At 64

Bronx-born Latin jazz legend Dave Valentin died Wednesday. He was 64.
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Eleanor Hyde Passes At 77

Eleanor Hyde, 77, of Bronx, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Red Hook, NY.
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Former Queens Borough Preisdent Helen Marshall Passes At 87

Marshall was born on September 30, 1929, in Bronx, New York City. She graduated with a B.A. in education from CUNY Queens College. She was a teacher for eight years.
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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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