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Robert Rachlin

Robert Rachlin, 96

By Linda Viertel– Robert Rachlin, a 62-year resident of Gracemere in Tarrytown, died April 25. He was 96. Born in the Bronx in 1925, he was raised poor in the Depression and moved every six months for rent concessions. By age 13, when he was already six feet t... More »


Eva Centofanti, 92

Eva Centofanti, a longtime resident of Tarrytown, died peacefully May 6. She was 92.   She was born Eva Del Monaco on September 24, 1928 in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy. She grew up in Italy, and survived WWII. She married the love of her life, Joseph A Centofan... More »


Catherine Dietz, 97

Catherine I. Dietz, a former longtime Tarrytown resident, died April 26 at her home in Milford, NH. She was 97. She was born in Valhalla on March 24, 1924, to Charles and Roselean (Bray) Meissner. She graduated from Irvington High School, Class of 1946, and ma... More »


Richard Hein, 78

Richard Hein, a resident of Ardsley, died March 10. He was 78. He was born in the Ukraine on September 13, 1942 to Emil and Eva Hein. He had a 50-year career as a machinist and worked right up to his passing for Diba Industries in Danbury, CT. He was nicknamed... More »


Dr. Samuel S. Koide, 97

Dr. Samuel S. Koide, also known as “Sab,” died April 2 at his Dobbs Ferry home surrounded by family. He was 97. He was born October 6, 1923 in Honolulu, HI, the fourth of 13 children of Sukeichi and Hideko Koide. He was predeceased six weeks prior by his belov... More »


Dennis Fitzgerald, 71

Dennis M. Fitzgerald, a resident of Sleepy Hollow and Queensbury, NY, died March 30 at Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, NY. He was 71. He was a graduate of Iona College, class of 1971 and New York Law School, class of 1974. He was a partner with the law firm... More »


Mario DiFelice, 91

Mario DiFelice, a longtime resident of Sleepy Hollow, died April 1. He was 91. He was born in Castel di Ieri Italy on May 13, 1929 to Carmine and Anna DiFelice. At the age of seven, he immigrated to the United States, arriving at Ellis Island, NY. He attended ... More »


Valerie Cirillo Bunch, 41

Valerie Elizabeth Cirillo Bunch, a resident of Tarrytown and beloved preschool teacher, died March 30. She was 41. She was born February 28, 1980 in Irvington to Joseph and Janice Cirillo. Her infectious smile and positive attitude always lit up the room. Her ... More »


Carol Rocchio, 62

Carol Chicatelli Rocchio, a resident of Dobbs Ferry, died March 26 with her loving family at her side. She was 62. She was born December 17, 1958 in the Bronx to Margaret and William Chicatelli. She was the youngest of eight children. She was raised by her sis... More »

Frederic Welsh Jr

Frederic Welsh, Jr.

Frederic John Welsh, Jr. a longtime Tarrytown resident, died March 16. He was 66. He was born March 20, 1954 at Mitchell AFB on Long Island to Frederick John and Helen Kelsey Welsh. On July 16, 1983, he married Marie Louise Hill in Cooperstown, NY. He had work... More »

Sun Flowers

Michelangelo Giuliano, 85

Michelangelo Giuliano, a resident of Dobbs Ferry, died March 10 at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers. He was 85.He was born in the Village of Camposano, within the City of Naples, Italy, on March 16, 1935. One of eight children, he was born to Antonio a... More »


Raye Ann Nilsson, 78

Raye Ann Nilsson, a lifelong resident of Irvington, died February 19 after a long illness. She was 78. She was born January 6, 1943 in Tarrytown. She was a devoted wife, mother, Nan and the center of her family. She enjoyed hosting holiday gatherings and loved... More »


Patricia Ann Piacentino, 87

Patricia Ann Piacentino, a longtime resident of Dobbs Ferry, died peacefully March 2. She was 87. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Cadwallader. She married Gerard (“Jerry”) Piacentino on February 11, 1956 at St. Margaret Mary Church in the Bron... More »

Josephine Raguzin

Josephine Raguzin, 81

Josephine Raguzin, a longtime resident of Sleepy Hollow, died February 17 after a brief illness. She was 81. Born in Illovik, Croatia on April 15, 1939, she immigrated to the United States in 1963 with her husband and three small sons, while being eight months... More »

John Kraft

John Kraft, 77

John Kraft, a lifelong resident of the Tarrytowns, died peacefully February 16 in the presence of his loving family. He was 77.Mr. Kraft, whose nickname was “Speedy,” was born February 7, 1944 to Frederick and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kraft. He graduated from Slee... More »

Rocco Buscetto

Rocco Buscetto, 79

Rocco Buscetto, a lifelong Sleepy Hollow resident, died peacefully February 7. He was 79. He was born July 2, 1941 in Tarrytown, to Angelo and Lucia Buscetto. On June 2, 1963, he married Ann Marie Brideau. They had four children and later nine grandchildren. A... More »


Anthony Vano, Jr., 90

Anthony L. Vano, Jr., a lifelong Dobbs Ferry resident, died February 9. He was 90. Also known as “Topper,” Mr. Vano proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 1048. He had a career as an electric... More »

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Doris Friedman, 88

Doris Toltz Friedman, a resident of Tarrytown and former village justice, died suddenly February 3. She was 88. Born on December 16, 1932 to Frances z’l and Harry Toltz z’l in Chelsea, Massachusetts, she grew up surrounded by an extended family in a city she l... More »

Vanda Ficolora

Vanda Ficalora, 93

Vanda Ficalora, a resident of Irvington, died peacefully at home February 4. She was 93. She was born February 10, 1927 in New York City. While on a family visit to Italy, World War II erupted, preventing Vanda, her sister and brother from returning to the Uni... More »


Greer Hodge, 67

Greer P. Hodge, a resident of Pocantico Hills, died peacefully January 30. He was 67. He was a lifelong resident of Pocantico and a proud member of the Pocantico Hills Fire Department for more than 40 years. He sang acapella with the Cerebral Palsy of Westches... More »

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