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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.
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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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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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Peter Noel Schultz Passes At 65

Peter Noel Schultz passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at the age of 65. Pete was born in Bronx, New York on December 25, 1951 to Eugene and Dorothy Schultz....
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John Philip Parker Passes At 59

John Philip Parker, 59. A beloved father and friend lost his battle with diabetes on August 9th, 2016. John was born October 22nd, 1956 in Manhattan to Leola Parker. He was raised in New York and loved everything about this city including his favorite basketball team, the New York Knicks....
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Mary Philomena "Phyl" Coburn Passes At 93

Mary Philomena "Phyl" Coburn, 93, formerly of Miami and Leesburg, FL, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 peacefully in her sleep. As she wished, there will be no service....
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Alberta A. Wynimko Passes At 81

Alberta was born on September 14, 1933 and passed on on June 24, 2015....
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Raidirys Pena Passes At 31

Raidirys Pena was a good mother. She grew up in Bronx, NY and was 31 years old, born on July 31, 1983....
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Bess Myerson, First Jewish Miss America, Passes At 90

Bess Myerson, 90, the first Jewish Miss America and a frequent companion of the late New York Mayor Ed Koch who later fell from grace in a city scandal, has died after a long battle with dementia....
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Nicolina Longordo, Passes At 86

Nicolina (Dolly) Longordo, 86, of Great Kills, a retired school food handler who enjoyed playing cards, died Sunday in Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Dongan Hills, where she had resided for 10 months....
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