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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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Frances Cardona Passes At 96

Frances Cardona, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Albert Einstein Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was 96 and was the daughter of the late Martha Cardona, born on April 2, 1917 in Puerto Rico....
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Frank Clinton, Sr. Passes At 74

Frank F. Clinton Sr., a retired maintenance supervisor for Wakefern Food Distribution, Inc. in Middletown and a long time resident of the area, entered into rest on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. He was 74 years old....
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Stuart Crane Passes At 83

Stuart G. Crane passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Newtown, PA. He was 83....
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Rev. Dr. Shellie Sampson Jr. Passes At 73

A beloved Bronx pastor who also had a successful career in industry as an scientist, died this week....
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Ralph Blanco Passes At 75

Blanco was born October 26, 1938, to John Blanco and Rose Vitagliano in Bronx....
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George Jacobi Passes At 96

George W. Jacobi, born December 31, 1917 in Bronx, New York City, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014....
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Susan Smiarowski Passes At 51

Smiarowski was born April 20,1962, to Francis and Audrey Mitsakos O'Loughlin in Bronx. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers....
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Helen Sepa Passes At 92

Sepa was born, March 3, 1921, and raised in the Bronx, she later moved to Yonkers. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. In 2006, she moved to New Jersey to be closer to her daughter, Mary....
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Edward Kozlowski Passes At 86

Edward R. Kozlowski was born December 20, 1927, in Bronx, NY; son of John and Josephine (Lisinski) Kozlowski. He was a United States Marine Veteran of World War II. ...
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Mary L. Brady Passes At 78

Brady was born on February 23, 1935, to Otto and Mary (nee Ryan) Scholl in Bronx, NY and passed in Thornwood, NY on December 9, 2013. She was a 30 year volunteer at Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne....
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Dorothy Eger Passes At 90

Eger was born in Bronx to Louis and Rose DeFino Principe. She worked for the New York City Board of Education until her retirement....
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Dr. Stanley Barkin Passes At 87

Dr. Stanley Melvin Barkin, 87, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at his residence....
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Margaret E. Romash Passes At 74

Margaret E. "Mad Marge" Romash of Newburgh entered into eternal rest on October 21, 2013 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 74 years old....
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James Gleason Passes At 77

James Gleason, Mount Vernon’s longtime fire commissioner, passed away earlier today surrounded by family and friends....
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Jeremiah Joseph "Jerry" Healy Passes At 75

Jeremiah Joseph "Jerry" Healy, 75, of Garden City, SC, died Friday, October 18, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice....
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Kalie Gill Dies At 15

Family and friends will bid a final farewell this morning to the 15-year-old girl killed at a carnival in Yonkers....
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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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