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Rosaly Yalow Passes At Age 89

Rosalyn Yalow, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who co-developed the laboratory technique of radioimmunoassay that permits measurement of once immeasurably small quantities of hormones and other biological molecules, died May 30 in the Bronx. She was 89.
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Cosimo Serio Passes At Age 59

On May 5, 2011 the world lost a legend and a man who lived for his family and touched everyone he encountered....
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Geraldine Anne Ferraro Dies At 75

Geraldine Anne Ferraro (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011) was an American attorney, a Democratic Party politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives. She was the first female Vice Presidential candidate representing a major American political party....
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Mike DeStefano Dies At 44

He was known for his appearance on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and the sometimes uncomfortable honesty he put into in his shows. He was set to start a one-man show in New York on Wednesday....
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John Concannon Dies At 86

John Concannon, an Irish-American journalist and a former public relations guru for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, has died. He was 86....
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Dr. Mary Theresa Gillespie-Miles, 70

Dr. Mary Theresa Gillespie-Miles, 70, died on March 1, 2011 at the Talbot Hospice House in Easton, MD....
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Dr. Richard Daines, Former Health Commissioner, Dies At 60

Dr. Richard F. Daines, the former state health commissioner who presided over hospital downsizing, the fight against swine flu and an unsuccessful attempt to enact a soda tax, died Saturday at his family farm in Dutchess County....
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Guy J. Velella, Bronx (R), Dies At 66

Ex-Sen. Guy Velella, who went to jail after being convicted on federal bribery charges, has died at the age of 66....
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Dr. Eleanor Galenson Passes At 94

Eleanor Galenson was born in the Bronx on Oct. 28, 1916, one of two children of Louis and Libby Galenson....
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Mike Silverman Dies At 90

The son of a sweatshop tailor, he started life living above a pickle shop in the Bronx and ended it owning a Cape Cod-style home on a stretch of Malibu called Billionaire's Beach....
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In Memoriam Of Girolama Brancaccio

Girolama “Gerry” Brancaccio, age 86 of Wilton, wife of the late Nicholas Brancaccio, died on Monday, March 22, 2010 at her home. Born in NYC, Gerry was a lifelong resident of the Pelham Bay section of Bronx....
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The Passing Of Megan Charlo

Statement from the Borough President Diaz: The Passing of Megan Charlop:...
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Soupy Sales Dies At 83

Slapstick comic Soupy Sales died yesterday at the age of 83. His manager and friend Dave Usher says Sales passed away at Calvary Hospice in the Bronx, where he was admitted last week. He had been battling health problems for the past several years....
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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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