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Gaetano Gebbia (1921-2012)

Gaetano Gebbia, 90, of Valley Cottage, died September 27, 2012, in Bradenton, FL.
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Remembering Tony Curtis

When 85-year-old screen legend and Bronx native Tony Curtis died at his Henderson, NV, home 2 years ago on September 29, 2010, he left behind a body of work that included classics such as The Defiant Ones, Spartacus, and The Sweet Smell of Success....
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R.I.P. Father John Flynn - One Of Bronx's True Heroes

There are not that many people you meet, in real life, whose personality is so incandescent they light of the world. Father John Flynn, pastor of St Martin of Tours Church in Bronx who passed away yesterday, was one of those people....
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Michael T. Mainolfi (1935-2012)

Michael T. Mainolfi, 77, of Pearl River, died September 14, 2012 at Calvary Hospital in Bronx....
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Jacqueline Hogg Passes At 70

Jacqueline (Jackie) Hogg, 70, of Pearl River, died September 16, 2012, with her family by her side....
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Brendan N. Hughes Passes At 61

Brendan N. Hughes, 61, of Bronx and formerly of Rye, died Aug. 31 at Jacobi Hospital in Bronx....
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John Patrick Hunt Passes At 76

John Patrick Hunt, a 40 year resident of Central Valley, passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving and devoted wife, Theresa and their family....
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Clara H. Healy Passes At 93

Clara H. Healy, age 93, of Marlboro, NY and formerly of Parkchester, Bronx died surrounded by her loving family on Friday, August 31, 2012 at The Joe Raso Hospice Residence in New City, NY....
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Catherine Badolato Passes At Age 86

Catherine "Kitty" Badolato, 86, of Monroe, died Aug. 9, 2012, at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown....
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Madeline Betzler Passes At 102

Madeline (Valenti) Betzler died March 6, 2012 at Genesis-Troy Hills Center in Parsippany, NJ. She was 102....
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Rev. Matthew J. O'Rourke Passes At 93

The Very Rev. Matthew J. O'Rourke, a Josephite priest and former superior general of his Roman Catholic religious order, died of congestive heart failure March 9, 2012 at St. Joseph Manor in North Baltimore, MD. He was 93....
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Eleanor Patricia Gosik Passed At 87

Eleanor Patricia Gosik, longtime resident of Marlboro, previously of Bronx, entered into eternal rest on March 10, 2012 at the King Street Home for Nursing Care & Rehabilitation in Rye Brook, NY. She was 87....
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Robert J. ‘Bob’ Sicilia: April 27, 1940 – February 24, 2012

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Sicilia, of Sarasota, FL and formerly of Bronx, NY, peacefully passed away, February 24, 2012. A memorial service with Military Honors was held on Friday, March 2, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241....
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Ann M. Lewis Passes At 87

Ann M. Lewis, age 87 of Somerville, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at her daughters home in Branchburg....
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Eugene L. Lyver Passes At 77

Eugene L. Lyver of New City passed on January 17, 2012. ...
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Len Rinaldi, Sr. Dies At 69

Len Rinaldi, Sr., a Bronx native and Falls Church, VA resident and poet, died on December 15, 2011. He was 69 years old....
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Jillian B. Andrews Dies At 30

Jillian B. Andrews, Coordinator of Membership Services for the Middletown YMCA, passed away peacefully at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. She was 30. The loving daughter of Neville and Beverly Ballard Andrews, she was born on January 21, 1981 in Bronx....
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Anthony Amato Passes At Age 91

Anthony Amato, the founder and artistic director of the Amato Opera Theater, the scrappy, often threadbare and very rarely dull chamber opera company on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that was a mainstay of New York’s cultural life for 61 years, died on Tuesday at his home on City Island, in Bronx. ...
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Sanford Garelik Passes At 93

Bronx native Sanford D. Garelik, a former New York City mayoral candidate and a City Council president who served the city amid the fiscal and criminal turmoil of the 1970s, died Saturday in Manhattan. He was 93....
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Muhammed Kebbeh, 51, Dies

A construction worker caught in a building collapse in Bronx has died....
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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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