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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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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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Leonard Cullo Passes At 92

When Cathy Kindel was a child, she was pretty sure her father lived in hotels.

Kenneth W. Donahue Passes At 71

Kenneth W. Donahue, 71, of Pocono Lake, died on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Born in Bronx, New York he was the son of Al and Lina (Pacente) Donahue.
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Barbara Regina Walters Passes At 64

Barbara Regina Walters of Bronx, New York, passed away on June 28, 2018. Barbara was born in Manhattan, New York on May 4, 1954 to James Alexander Walters and wife Geraldine (Jones) Walters.
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Leo Francis Brac Passes At 90

We are deeply saddened to announce Leo Francis Brac, 90, quietly passed away on July 1, 2018. The only child of Leon and Lillian Brac, he was born June 14, 1928.
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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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