Obituaries

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 »