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A Tribute to David Swope, 76

Kind, gentle, warm-hearted and humble – David Swope possessed all of these soulful traits and more, which is rare for a generous philanthropist, community leader and business owner. He passed away at home on Wednesday, January 31st after a long and debilitating illness. But, typical of his quietly courageous self, he was undaunted to the end. David had served as ... Read More »

Obituaries – January 2018

William Maguire, 90 William J. Maguire, a lifelong resident of Sleepy Hollow, died January 10. He was 90. He attended Saint Teresa Elementary School in North Tarrytown and graduated from North Tarrytown High School. Immediately after his high school graduation in 1945, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country during World War II. He was most ... Read More »

Obituaries December 2017

Vincent Krizmancic, 94 Vincent “Vinko” Krizmancic, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, died peacefully in his home December 9. He was 94. He was born in Trieste, Italy on June 30, 1923 to Anton and Ana (Cebron) Krizmancic. During WWII, he served with the Allied Forces and after the war he spent the next six years working on cargo ships as ... Read More »

Obituaries October – November 2017

Michael Ferguson, 43 Michael F. Ferguson, a resident of Ossining and former longtime resident of Sleepy Hollow, died November 13. He was 43. Born in North Tarrytown, he graduated from St. Teresa’s School and Sleepy Hollow High School and later Westchester Community College. Mr. Ferguson was a police officer for the City of White Plains and had been on the ... Read More »

Obituaries – October 2017

Florence Brown, 96 Florence Winifred Brown, a lifelong resident of Tarrytown, died October 14 at her residence. She was 96. She was educated in Tarrytown and graduated from Washington Irving High School in 1937 and later graduated from Katherine Gibbs Business School in 1939. She worked as an Assistant Corporate Secretary for International Paper Co. in New York City for ... Read More »

Obituaries – August – September 2017

Eugene Connick, 85 Eugene Edward Connick, a lifelong resident of Irvington, died September 16. He was 85. Mr. Connick was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in the Korean War. On September 21, 1957, he married his beloved Carol Taylor in Irvington. He was a real history buff and loved to tell stories about the past days ... Read More »

Obituaries – August 2017

Margaret Mintern, 86 Margaret T. Cresswell Mintern, a lifelong resident of the Tarrytowns, died peacefully August 10. She was 86. Born and raised in North Tarrytown, she attended North Tarrytown High School, graduated Mercy College and was employed at Pergament Press and SPAR in Elmsford, as an accountant. She was an active member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, ... Read More »

Obituaries

Jeanne Kostich, 94 Jeanne Louise Johnson Kostich, a resident of Pocantico Hills since 1963, died July 8. She was 94. Mrs. Kostich was the founder of the Museum of Primitive Art’s Department of Conservation (now the Michael C. Rockefeller Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art). After studying at the University of Chicago, she served with the American Red Cross ... Read More »

Obituaries – May 2017

Jerry Eimbinder, 84 Jerry (Jerome) Eimbinder, a resident of Tarrytown, died May 19 following a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. He was 84. He is survived by his three children, Jill, Eric and Richard, and their spouses Howard, Lisa and Beth; and seven grandchildren. After 53 years of marriage, his wife, Dorothy, died of ovarian cancer in 2013. Mr. Eimbinder ... Read More »

Obituaries – April 2017

John Calvey, 90 John H. Calvey, a longtime Tarrytown resident, died April 7. He was 90. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy during WW II. After the service, he earned a bachelor’s degree and went on to have a long career in sales. He was also very active in community service having been a member of the Tarrytown Volunteer ... Read More »

Obituaries – February 2017

Eugene Fiorella, 92 Eugene J. Fiorella, a resident of Sleepy Hollow died February 9. He was 92. Born and raised in Sleepy Hollow, he attended the public schools of the Tarrytowns. Upon graduation from North Tarrytown High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve in World War II. He served as a Torpedoman aboard the Destroyer USS Helm ... Read More »

Obituaries – January 2017

Jae Lucero, 102 Jae G. Lucero, a lifelong resident of the Tarrytowns, died January 14. She was 102. Born January 25, 1915 in North Tarrytown, she had been a member of the Sleepy Hollow Seniors and the Tarrytown Canteen of the Neighborhood House. She was a parishioner of St. Teresa of Avila Church and had been a member of the ... Read More »

Obituaries – December 2016

Anne Harmon Anne Harmon, a philanthropist, Ardsley-on-Hudson resident and longtime champion of The Clear View School and Day Treatment Center in Briarcliff Manor, died December 14 at her home. Inspired by the birth of her own special needs child and her favorite poem “Heaven’s Special Child” by an unknown author, Mrs. Harmon was instrumental in the school’s founding in 1968, ... Read More »

Obituaries – November 2016

Marc Warnock, 48 Marc Warnock, a resident of Irvington, died unexpectedly November 20. He was 48. He was born and raised in Irvington, the son of S. Howard and Sunday Warnock. He graduated from Landmark School in Vermont in 1986. A skilled contractor and carpenter by trade who had an eye for detail, Mr. Warnock took pride in his work ... Read More »

Obituaries – October 2016

John Cancro, 65 John Anthony Cancro died October 17 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie from complications due to an accident. He was 65. Born in Tarrytown, he was a graduate of Sleepy Hollow High School and Westchester Business Institute. He was a long-time member of Hope Hose Fire Company in Tarrytown, and was employed by Barrier Oil Company ... Read More »

Obituaries – September 2016

Sarah Ceconi, 88 Sarah M. Ceconi, a lifelong North Tarrytown resident, died September 20. She was 88. Mrs. Ceconi was born on December 4, 1927 to Thomas and Theresa Rombaldi Fallacaro in North Tarrytown. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for AREMCO Corp. She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church and a member of the Sleepy Hollow ... Read More »

Obituaries June – August, 2016

Joan Campbell, 86 Joan C. Campbell, a resident of Tarrytown, died August 17 surrounded by her family at Regional Hospice and Home Care Center in Danbury, CT. She was 86. She was the wife of the late Hugh P. Campbell, who predeceased her in 2010. A parishioner of Transfiguration Parish, she was an active volunteer over the years in the ... Read More »

Obituaries – July 2016

Kenneth Burke, 73 Kenneth G. Burke, a resident of Purdys and former resident of Tarrytown, died July 13. He was 73. He attended Transfiguration in Tarrytown, and Stepinac in White Plains, and graduated from Irvington High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from October 1961 to January 1966 on board the U.S.S. William V. Pratt as a FTM2-Fire Control ... Read More »

Obituaries – June 2016

by W.B. King Musical Director Barbara Vander Hart Fondly Remembered Musical, spiritual, loving, caring, friendly, selfless and buoyant—these are but a few adjectives that illustrate the life and times of Barbara E. Vander Hart. Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow residents remember her as the musical director for the Reformed Church and The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. There she served ... Read More »

Longtime Hackley Headmaster Walter Johnson Dies at 64

by Rick Pezzullo Walter C. Johnson, the Headmaster at Hackley School in Tarrytown since 1995, died June 16 from cancer. He was 64. The 11th Headmaster in the history of Hackley, Johnson led the independent school through unprecedented growth and development. He was credited with strengthening and expanding the school’s academic program and faculty, attracting a talented and diverse student ... Read More »

Obituaries – May 2016

Gerald Connors, 88 Gerald Martin Connors, retired New York Daily News Wall Street reporter and US Navy combat veteran of both World War II and Korea, died May 25 at his home at Sleepy Hollow.  He was 88. Born in Manhattan, he was the youngest of nine children of John Joseph Connors and Margaret Mary O’Neill.   He was a ... Read More »

Obituaries – April 2016

Rocco Martello, 66 Rocco A. Martello, a longtime Sleepy Hollow resident, died April 2. He was 66. He graduated from St. Teresa’s School, Stepinac High School and Westchester Community College. He had a long career with the United States Postal Service and retired as a supervisor in White Plains. On September 24, 1983, he married Diane McEnroe in Immaculate Conception ... Read More »

Obituaries February – March 2016

Michael Janos, 65 Michael Janos, a longtime Tarrytown resident, died suddenly February 28. He was 65. Mr. Janos was a graduate of Irvington High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego. He was employed by the Village of Tarrytown Recreation Department and served as the driver for the Senior Citizen’s Bus. Prior to that, he had been the ... Read More »

Obituaries – January 2016

Irma Del Monaco, 84 Irma Di Mascio Del Monaco, a longtime Tarrytown resident, died January 18. She was 84. She was born on January 31, 1931 in Petterano Sul Gizio, Italy to Frank and Louisa Di Mascio. On February 16, 1958, she married Raffaele Del Monaco in Italy and they came to the United States in 1966. Mrs. Del Monaco ... Read More »

Obituaries

Jane Saracelli, 94 Jane Saracelli, a lifelong resident of Sleepy Hollow, died December 13. She was 94. Born in North Tarrytown, she graduated from North Tarrytown High School in 1939. She married Anthony Saracelli in St. Teresa’s Church and the couple settled in North Tarrytown. Mr. Saracelli predeceased her on June 4, 1998. Mrs. Saracelli was a parishioner of Immaculate ... Read More »

Chef Jill Rose, Founder of Chiboust in Tarrytown, Dies at 52

by Jerry Eimbinder Chef Jill Rose, founder of Chiboust in Tarrytown, died of Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) on October 31. She was 52. She was the first girl to play on the Yellow Springs Elementary School, Maryland, baseball team. She learned how to fresh-squeeze lemonade and sell it at booths at local fairs while a student at Governor Thomas ... Read More »

Obituaries

Leon Metzger, 89 Leon Metzger, a former Tarrytown resident, died peacefully October 26, with his loving daughters at his side. He was 89. He graduated from Evander Childs HS in the Bronx, and from City College of New York, where he received his Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical Engineering. During World War II, he served in the Navy and was a ... Read More »

Caryl D. Plunkett, 74

Caryl Donnelly Plunkett, a generous and devoted wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend to many, died peacefully September 9th surrounded by her family. She was 74. Mrs. Plunkett was a ray of light and a beacon of strength and energy. She lived each day to its fullest, even as she fought cancer the last 10 years. Originally from Plantsville, CT, ... Read More »

Leda Galella, 92

Leda V. Galella, a longtime Sleepy Hollow resident, died September 12. She was 92. Born in Casteldiere, Italy on December 3, 1922, she came to the United States as a young girl. On September 21, 1947, she married Armando ‘Chick’ Galella in Immaculate Conception Church in North Tarrytown. Mrs. Galella was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church and was a ... Read More »

Obituaries August 2015-September 2015

Brian Balthazard, 26 Brian James Balthazard, a lifelong resident of Tarrytown, died unexpectedly on August 16. He was 26. Born in North Tarrytown on March 15, 1989, to Brian and Geralyn Balthazard, he graduated from Transfiguration School and Stepinac High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pace University. He was employed at Ernst and Young in New ... Read More »

Obituaries

St. Clair Marshall, 96 St. Clair M. Marshall, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, died July 24. He was 96. He was born in 1918 in St. George, SC, to St. Clair and Pritchard (Shuler) Muckenfuss. He attended University of South Carolina and USC School of Law. He had a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy during WWII, serving in the ... Read More »

Dr. G. Richard Parrino

Dr. G. Richard Parrino, who had a medical practice at 200 South Broadway in Tarrytown, died June 10. He was raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Most Holy Trinity High School in Brooklyn. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, then completed his medical degree from the University of Rome School of Medicine in Rome, ... Read More »

Henry F. “Hank” Bucci, 82

Henry F. “Hank” Bucci, a lifelong resident of the Tarrytowns, died June 16. He was 82. Born in Tarrytown on June 14, 1933, he was the son of Natale and Mary Smercak Bucci. He graduated from North Tarrytown High School and went on to serve in the United States Army. Mr. Bucci was well-known in town as the proprietor of ... Read More »

Jean Marie Moon, 91

Jean Marie Moon, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, died May 22. She was 91. She was born in North Tarrytown on March 1, 1924 and graduated from North Tarrytown High School in 1942. She married Willis C. Moon, Jr. in November 1953. He predeceased her in 1993. Mrs. Moon worked at Eastern Aircraft during WWII, at Goldberg’s Supply and then ... Read More »

Ara Mantarian, 88

Ara Mantarian, a longtime resident of Irvington, died May 7. He was 88. Born in Newburyport, MA, he graduated from the University of New Hampshire. He then went on to Columbia University and received his Doctorate in Education. In 1958, he married his love Adelaide and moved to Irvington to start their life together. He was a teacher and retired ... Read More »

Margeretta “Happy” Rockefeller, 88

Margaretta “Happy” Rockefeller, the widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, died May 19 in her sleep at her home in Tarrytown . She was 88. Born June 9, 1926, she graduated in 1944 from the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and married Dr. James Slater Murphy in 1948. The couple had four children, ... Read More »

Hans Carlson, 85

Hans Roland Carlson, who was born in Tarrytown and raised in Irvington, died May 1. He was 85. He graduated from Irvington High School as the Valedictorian of his class. He went on to serve in the United States Air Force and then became a Parkway Policeman. On October 11, 1958, he married Gisela Dippel in Mount Kisco. Mr. Carlson ... Read More »

Erasmo Farinas, 81

Erasmo Farinas, a longtime resident of Tarrytown, died suddenly May 17. He was 81. Born in Havana, Cuba on November 25, 1933, he worked at General Motors for many years and had been a member of UAW Local 664. He is survived by his loving wife Francisca (Abad) as well as his loving children Barbara (Arturo) Ferran of Lincoln Park, ... Read More »

Susan Galgano, 67

Susan J. Galgano, a former Tarrytown resident and most recently of Roswell, GA, died April 27. She was 67. Born on April 19, 1948 in Tarrytown, she graduated from Our Lady of Victory Academy, SUNY Plattsburg and received her Master’s degree from George Mason University. She served as a village trustee for North Tarrytown (now Sleepy Hollow), was a member ... Read More »

Carol Ann Corveddu, 76

Carol Ann Corveddu, a lifelong Tarrytown resident, died April 17. She was 76. Born in Tarrytown on September 23, 1938, she graduated from Washington Irving High School and went on to study at Grasslands School of Nursing. She worked as a maternity nurse at Phelps Memorial Hospital. She was a cornerstone of the facility, having worked there from 1957 to ... Read More »

 Angelina Burns, 86

Angelina J. Burns, a lifelong resident of Tarrytown, died March 30.  She was 86. She was born on September 17, 1928 to Thomas and Rachel Fasolino Tucci.  She was a graduate of St. Teresa Elementary School and Washington Irving High School. She was an Executive Secretary for General Foods Corporation in Tarrytown for 30 years.  She was a parishioner of ... Read More »

James R. Kane, 78

James R. Kane, a resident of Tarrytown, died April 15 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He was 78. Mr. Kane was a graduate of Fordham Preparatory School and Manhattan College. His degree in electrical engineering prepared him to share in the development of the Atlantic Missile Range System at Cape Canaveral and on the island of Aruba. In later years, he ... Read More »

Antoinette Germani, 93

Antoinette Germani, a lifelong Tarrytown/North Tarrytown resident, died April 14. She was 93. Born in North Tarrytown on May 7, 1921, she was a graduate of North Tarrytown High School. She later married Rocco Germani. She worked as a secretary for NBW in White Plains for 20 year. Prior to that she had worked at Eastern Aircraft during the war. ... Read More »

Angelina Shaw, 93

Angelina J. ‘Angie’ Shaw, a lifelong Sleepy Hollow resident, died April 11 at home on April 11. She was 93. She was born in North Tarrytown on February 27, 1922. A member of the National Honor Society, she graduated from North Tarrytown High School in 1940. She was married to Alfred E. Shaw, who predeceased her in 1981. During WWII, ... Read More »

Mary McCarthy, 88

Mary McCarthy, 88 Mary E. McCarthy, a longtime Sleepy Hollow resident, died March 12. She was 88. She was born in Ossining on January 12, 1927. On September 13, 1947 she married Joseph F. McCarthy in St. Ann’s Church and the couple settled in North Tarrytown where they raised their family. Mrs. McCarthy was a member of the Sleepy Hollow ... Read More »

Harriet Edwards Gamper, 101

Harriet Edwards Gamper, 101 Harriet Edwards Gamper died peacefully at home in Irvington, on March 10, days after celebrating her 101st birthday with her family and many friends. She was born at home in Leipsic, Ohio, on March 5, 1914.  She enjoyed a loving, carefree childhood with family and friends, climbing trees, riding her pony and playing basketball. After graduating ... Read More »

James McGough, 80

James A. McGough, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, died December 13, 2014.  He was 80. He was an attorney at Olwine Connelly in New York City and was Director of Financial Aid at Fordham Law School. He also maintained a private law practice for over 40 years.  He was a member of the Fortnightly Club, the Fordham Law School Alumni ... Read More »

Matthew Lissey III, 65

Matthew James Lissey, III (Matty), a former resident of Sleepy Hollow, died February 6, in Port Saint Lucie, FL. He was 65. Mr. Lissey attended St. Teresa’s grammar school and Sleepy Hollow High School in North Tarrytown. He was always an outstanding athlete, while at Sleepy Hollow High School he lettered and was elected captain in three sports, football, basketball ... Read More »

Serafina Randazzo

Serafina Randazzo, a resident of Tarrytown, died February 17, comfortably in her own home. She was born and raised in the Bronx and moved to Tarrytown in 1962. She was a member of Transfiguration Church and was on their Parish Council and PTA. Fina had been a member of various committees including: Girl Scout Leader, Sleepy Hollow PTA, Neighborhood House ... Read More »

Howard Jaffray, 85

Howard L. Jaffray, a former long-time resident of Irvington, died peacefully February at his home in Tamarac, FL. He was 85. He was born in Dobbs Ferry. He attended Irvington schools where he was a star basketball and football player. Mr. Jaffray served six years in the Air Force in Texas. He then returned to Irvington, worked as a bartender ... Read More »