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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.

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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Pop Singer Eydie Gormé Passes At 84

Eydie Gormé, a Jewish girl from Bronx who alongside her husband Steve Lawrence became a one-name star before Madonna was born, died Saturday in Las Vegas. She was 84....
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Mary Seigel Passes At 94

Mary Seigel of Bronx, NY, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 of natural causes, having reached the ripe old age of 94 only 3 weeks before....
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Kathleen "Kathy" Ostrande Passes At 64

Kathleen "Kathy" Ostrander, of Newburgh, entered into rest on July 23, 2013 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 64....
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Allen M. Faulkner Passes At 73

Allen M. Faulkner, 73, a longtime Yonkers resident, died June 4, 2013, at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx....
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Bronx DJ Tech Trackz Killed By Subway

A Bronx deejay who busted out beats under the name “Tech Trackz” died on a stretch of city subway tracks Saturday morning as he tried to retrieve an iPhone he had dropped, officials said....
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Actress Helen Hanft Dies In NYC At 79

Helen Hanft, the Bronx-born comedic actress who was a leading star of the off-off Broadway theater movement of the 1960s and 70s, has died in New York City on May 29, 2013. She was 79....
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Venell Frazier Bannister Passes At 60

The funeral for Mrs. Venell Frazier Bannister, 60, of 4223 Digny Avenue, Bronx, NY, formerly of Bamberg, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wilbert Davis officiating. Burial will be in Sims Cemetery, Bamberg....
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Chris Kelly Of Kris Kross Dies At 34

Chris Kelly, one-half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, died Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose. He was 34....
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Estella Diggs Passes At 97

Estella Diggs, the first African American woman to be elected to the New York State Assembly from Bronx, has died. She was 97....
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Msgr. Gerald Ryan Passes At 93

Msgr. Gerald Ryan, the oldest serving priest in New York City and a beloved, vital figure in South Bronx, will be waked Monday at St. Luke’s Church, which he led for nearly 50 years....
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Bronx Rapper Tim Dog Dead At 46

During the height of his rap career, Tim Dog was a ferocious MC with both bite and bark and that is the way that he will be remembered. On Thursday (February 14) the 46-year old, Bronx, New York 1990s rap artist passed away after suffering a seizure....
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Former Mayor Ed Koch Dies At 88

Former New York mayor Ed Koch died Friday morning, hours after being admitted to intensive care in a New York City hospital....
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Martin Roth Passes At 93

Martin Roth passed away on January 9, 2013 in a hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was 93 years old....
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Nicholas DiMucci Passes At 87

Nicholas F. DiMucci of Yonkers died Nov. 22 at St. Patrick's Home in the Bronx, N.Y., after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 87....
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Norberta O’Callaghan Passes At 69

Norberta O’Callaghan, 69, of Bergenfield died Tuesday, October 23, 2012....
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Joseph Brady Passes At 79

Joseph Brady, 79, of New Windsor, died October 16, 2012, at home with his family by his side....
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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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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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