IN MEMORIAM: Cornelis “Neil” Geldof, Jr., P.E.- April 1, 1946 ~ March 25, 2017

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Neil Geldof, 70, of Rocky Hill fought two tenacious battles with brain cancer and succumbed to the disease on Saturday, March 25. Neil was born on April 1, 1946 to Cornelis and Edith (Verrastro) Geldof in New York City. He grew up in Yonkers, NY, and was a 1964 graduate of Gorton High School, where he met his high school …

Hezi ArisIN MEMORIAM: Cornelis “Neil” Geldof, Jr., P.E.- April 1, 1946 ~ March 25, 2017

IN MEMORIAM: Service on Behalf of Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ronald A. Blackwood – Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 12Noon

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MOUNT VERNON, NY –February 27, 2017 — Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ronald A. Blackwood, who died last week at the age of 91, was the first elected black mayor in the State of New York. He served as Mount Vernon Mayor for 11 years. There will be a Memorial Service held this Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 12Non at Grace …

Hezi ArisIN MEMORIAM: Service on Behalf of Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ronald A. Blackwood – Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 12Noon

Passing of Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ronald A. Blackwood Announced with Sadness
By Chairman REGINALD A. LaFAYETTE

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — February 23, 2017 — Ronald A. Blackwood, who was the first elected black mayor in the State of New York died peacefully February 22, 2017 at his home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He was 91 years old. The cause of death was complications of Parkinson ’s disease. Mayor Blackwood was born in Kingston, Jamaica on …

Hezi ArisPassing of Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ronald A. Blackwood Announced with Sadness
By Chairman REGINALD A. LaFAYETTE

In Memoriam: Diane G. Walsh – March 3, 1946 – January 25, 2017

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YONKERS, NY — January 26, 2017 — It is with great sadness that Westchester-Putnam Council, Boy Scouts of America announced the passing of Diane Walsh and extended their condolences to John Walsh, Diane’s husband, former 4 Rivers Chairman and the Walsh Family. Diane worked for the council in the Scout Shop and then as camping secretary for 18 years. Diane …

Hezi ArisIn Memoriam: Diane G. Walsh – March 3, 1946 – January 25, 2017

Ursula Vane – In Memoriam: February 9, 1932 – November 23, 2016

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Ursula Vane, originally from Kassel, Germany, lived in Yonkers, New York, from 1961 until 1995. Thereafter, she and husband Richard retired to Punta Gorda, Florida, where retired Yonkers Police Lieutenant Richard Vane, son Christopher Vane, and son in-law Randall Sellers reside. After retiring to Florida, Ursula became a known artist for her remarkable work with oil on canvas. She remained her …

Hezi ArisUrsula Vane – In Memoriam: February 9, 1932 – November 23, 2016

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and Yonkers Tribune Publisher Hezi Aris on Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris – Friday, December 30, 2016 @10am EST

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WESTCHESTER, NY — December 29, 2016 — Mount Vernon Mayor Mayor Richard Thomas reviews the accomplishments that surmounted challenges in the first year of his four-year term year in office, the challenges before the city. The loss of NYS Assembylman Gary Pretlow’s son to his maker, the effort the city engages to reduce crime, the lawsuit by the firm that …

Hezi ArisMount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and Yonkers Tribune Publisher Hezi Aris on Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris – Friday, December 30, 2016 @10am EST

James Gary Pretlow II – In Memoriam – August 21, 1974 to December 21, 2016

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — December 28, 2016 — New York State Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow writes: “I am saddened to announce the passing of my son James Gary Pretlow ll at the age of 42. He transitioned on December 21, 2016, at his home in Johns Creek, Georgia. James, much-loved father and son, was born August 21, 1974, at Lennox …

Hezi ArisJames Gary Pretlow II – In Memoriam – August 21, 1974 to December 21, 2016

Remembering and Replicating Kristine’s Love for Israel
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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I never knew Kristine Luken but I feel like I did. I feel that we were old friends; that I knew her well. It’s strange because on the one hand I know very little about her, but on the other hand I feel like I know most everything that was important. I feel like I know this because everything about …

Hezi ArisRemembering and Replicating Kristine’s Love for Israel
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Yonkers Fire Lt. John Mario “J-Rod” Rodriguez 1963 – 2016 IN MEMORIAM

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Lieutenant John Mario Rodriguez, “J-Rod”, a resident of Yonkers, passed away on October 19, 2016. He was 53 years old. Born in Cuba to the late Mario Rodriguez and Hilda Rodriguez Nardizzi, who survive him. Beloved husband of Jo-Ann Finning Rodriguez; to whom he was married for 26 loving years. Loving father of John and James Rodriguez. Dear brother of …

Hezi ArisYonkers Fire Lt. John Mario “J-Rod” Rodriguez 1963 – 2016 IN MEMORIAM

Statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo on the Passing of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

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NEW YORK, NY — September 28, 2016 — “New York is home to more than 1.7 million Jews – the largest Jewish community outside of Israel in the world – and the community is mourning the loss of a larger-than-life figure. Former President Shimon Peres was a leader and a statesman, and an especially wonderful friend to all of us. …

Hezi ArisStatement from Governor Andrew Cuomo on the Passing of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres