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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.

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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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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Beatrice Castiglia-Catullo Passes At 101

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our Beloved Founder, Dr. Beatrice Castiglia Catullo, RN. Bea was 101 years old.
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Charles J. Ferrari Passes At 89

Charles J. Ferrari, 89 was born January 17, 1929 and died April 15, 2018 in Fort Myers Beach, FL.

Margarethe Essig Passes At 73

Margarethe Agnes Essig (nee Koch), a longtime resident of Thornwood, NY, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2018 after a brief illness. She was 73.
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Mark Anthony Lacy

Mark Anthony Lacy, outsider artist, retro-glamor photographer, known for his signature style of authentically replicating 1950s men's magazine style, passed away on February 12 of heart failure. His work appeared in glossy publications such as Leg Show, Marquis, Secret, and Vibe.
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Sr. Madeline Desel Passes At 92

Sr. Madeline Desel, RDC(formerly Sr. Mary Antonio), a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on November 25, 2017.

Madeline McCord Passes At 88

Madeline McCord played professional basketball in the 1940s, alternated child-rearing duties with her husband while pursuing three degrees in the 1950s and 1960s, and was a union leader in the 1980s.
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Nancy D’Amico Passes At 86

Nancy D’Amico, 86, of The Villages, FL, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017. Mrs. D’Amico was born May 15, 1931 in Bronx, NY to Michael and Mary (Rella) DeBartolo.
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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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