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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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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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Gene "Stick" Michael Passes At 79

New York Yankees legend Gene "Stick" Michael, architect of the team's late-1990's dynasty years, has died at the age of 79.
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Irish 9/11 Hero Passes Away

FDNY Firefighter Michael Richard O’Hanlon, of Cortlandt Manor, NY died on August 28 at the age of 59 from an illness contracted as a result of his service at Ground Zero.
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Bronx School Mourns Loss Of Student Who Died During Football Practice

A Bronx high school is saying goodbye to one of its own students just before their school year begins.
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Vincent Hilliard Passes At 32

Vincent "Vinny" Kirkton Hilliard, age 32, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx.
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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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