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Connecticut Native Norman Lear, Iconic Sitcom Producer, Dies
Legendary television producer Norman Lear died after a lifetime of laughter surrounded by family on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes, according to his obituary.
He was 101 years old.
Lear, known for creating such iconic situation comedies as "All In the Family," and "Maude," was born in Connecticut in 1922 in New Haven, the eldest child of Jeanette and Hyman "Herman" Lear, a traveling salesman.
He grew up in a Jewish household. When Lear was 9 years old and living in Massachusetts with his family in Chelsea in Suffolk County, his father went to prison…
Iconic Newsman Pablo Guzman Dies In Westchester: 'Was Real Deal'
Veteran journalist Pablo Guzman, who became well-known and well-loved among New Yorkers over his decades on the air with several outlets, has died, according to a report by CBS News.
Guzman, who spent nearly three decades with CBS New York after joining in 1995, died on Sunday morning, Nov. 26 at the age of 73, in Westchester.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Old Westbury in Nassau County, Guzman began his television career at WNEW-TV Channel 5 in 1984 before joining WNBC in 1992.
After this, he started his career with CBS in 1995, eventually becoming a senior correspon…
Chappaqua Native Peter Charles Neale Was An Avid Reader, Traveler, And A Man Of Deep Faith
Born July 3, 1956, in Westchester County, Peter Charles Neale died unexpectedly but peacefully at his home in Lewisburg, WV on Oct. 29, 2023.
He was the son of Richard Lewis Neale and Claudia Garesché Neale of Chappaqua, where he grew up amongst a large family of siblings and cousins.
Peter earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Iona College in New Rochelle. After working many years as a house painter, he began to travel across the U.S. and to pursue his deep interests in world history, music, comparative religion, and American life. Over th…
Former Briarcliff Resident Burt Erickson Passes Away at 100
Burt Erickson, 100 years young, formerly of Briarcliff Manor and Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully on Oct. 23, 2023 at the Veteran’s Association Nursing Home in Montrose, where he received wonderful care.
Burt was born on March 8, 1923 in Chicago, the son of Frances and Burton Erickson. He was the oldest of three children. He was predeceased in death by his sister Gertrude “Trudie” Hodges and his brother Jerome “Jerry” Erickson.
Burt married the love of his life Rita Marie Jerome on Dec. 27, 1952. They were married 61 years until her death on April 17, 2014. Burt is survived by his dau…
'Beyond Heartbroken': Support Pours In For Northern Westchester Family After Mother's Death
A Northern Westchester family that is mourning the loss of their beloved wife and mother after a hard-fought cancer battle won't have to face their grief alone thanks to the help of their community.
Lewisboro resident Lynn Lee died on Monday, Oct. 16 in the comfort of her home following a two-year battle against pancreatic cancer, according to her son, Brandon, who has since started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for her funeral expenses.
Lee was surrounded by her husband, Sunho, and her sons, Ryan, Matthew, and Brandon, at the time of her death.
"We are beyond h…
Vigil To Be Held For Beloved Westchester Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run Crash
A vigil is planned to honor a much-loved Westchester community leader who was killed by a hit-and-driver.
Stephanie Kavourias, age 65, of the hamlet of Hartsdale, was struck by a driver allegedly high on drugs or alcohol around 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 in the area of 177 Hartsdale Ave., in Hartsdale.
Kavourias, who was highly respected in the community for her service as the former manager of the Hartsdale Parking Authority, was struck by a vehicle driven by Antonio Sanchez Robles, age 42, of Brooklyn, who fled the scene, said the Town of Greenburgh Police Department.
"Many residents o…
Beloved Deputy Town Supervisor In Northern Westchester Dies: 'Quiet, Strong, Real, Solid'
A beloved former town employee, husband, and father from Northern Westchester is being remembered for his ever-caring nature despite his stoic outward appearance.
Leo P. Masterson of Cross River, who worked as Comptroller and Deputy Town Supervisor for the town of Lewisboro, died on Thursday, Aug. 24 at the age of 66 after an 11-month battle with peritoneal mesothelioma, according to his obituary.
Born on Staten Island in 1957, Masterson was both a standout student and athlete and played football and baseball in high school. He then went on to continue playing baseball during hi…