Beloved Owner Of Popular Northern Westchester Deli Dies Beloved Owner Of Popular Northern Westchester Deli Dies
Beloved Owner Of Popular Northern Westchester Deli Dies A well-known business owner from Northern Westchester is being remembered for constantly dropping what he was doing to help others with no questions asked.  Chappaqua resident Richard Lange died peacefully at White Plains Hospital on Tuesday, April 9 at the age of 87, according to his obituary.  Lange, who owned Lange's Little Store and Deli at 382 King St. in Chappaqua for several decades, was a familiar face to many in the hamlet.  Born in 1936 in Wanna, Germany, Lange grew up on his grandparents' farm and immigrated to the US in 1956.  A few years later, in April 19…
Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies
Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies A police department in Westchester has announced the death of one of its former members who spent his life serving his community and country.  Dutchess County resident Andrew Fischer, Sr., a retired Eastchester Police sergeant, died on Tuesday, April 9 at the age of 84, according to his obituary. Fischer, an Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War era, joined the department in 1964 and served until his retirement in 1987 after 23 years, according to Eastchester Police. Born in Yonkers in 1939, Fischer was also an avid outdoorsman in addition to his career in law enfor…
Beloved Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief Dies At 68 Beloved Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief Dies At 68
Beloved Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief Dies At 68 A former fire chief from Northern Westchester who dedicated most of his life to his department is remembered for always helping his community.  Longtime Ossining resident Raymond Lips, the former chief of the Millwood Fire Department and life member, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, April 9 at the age of 68, according to his obituary.  Born in 1955, Lips graduated from Ossining High School in 1973 and earned an Associate's Degree from Westchester Community College before joining Otto A. Lips Electric, the family business.  In addition to his career, Lips was a lifelong …
Nor'easter: Wife Of Yankees Exec ID'd As Woman Killed In Northern Westchester By Fallen Tree Nor'easter: Wife Of Yankees Exec ID'd As Woman Killed In Northern Westchester By Fallen Tree
Nor'easter: Wife Of Yankees Exec ID'd As Woman Killed In Northern Westchester By Fallen Tree A woman who was killed after a tree fell on her car as a Nor'easter swept through the region has been identified as a 50-year-old mother and wife of a New York Yankees executive. New, updated report - Yankees To Dedicate Season To Woman Killed In Armonk The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in Northern Westchester County. The 2021 Toyota had been northbound on Route 128 between School Street and Leisure Farm Drive, according to the Town of North Castle Police. The woman has been ID'd as Catherine Tusiani, a resident of Armonk and the wife of Michael Tusiani, …
Beloved Lifelong Firefighter, Former Dealership Owner From Shrub Oak Dies Beloved Lifelong Firefighter, Former Dealership Owner From Shrub Oak Dies
Beloved Lifelong Firefighter, Former Dealership Owner From Shrub Oak Dies A former car dealership owner from Northern Westchester who spent more than 75 years serving the public as a firefighter is being remembered for his immense impact on his community. Shrub Oak resident William "Billy" W. Geis Jr. died on Friday, March 29 at the age of 93, according to his obituary. An iconic figure in Shrub Oak, Geis was known for owning car dealerships such as AMC Geis Motors, Geis Buick, and Geis Auto Mall in Shrub Oak and Cortlandt Manor.  Additionally, he was also the most senior member of the Mohegan Fire Department and served for more than 75 years, acc…
Beloved Brewster Firefighter Dies At 26: 'Rising Star' Beloved Brewster Firefighter Dies At 26: 'Rising Star'
Beloved Brewster Firefighter Dies At 26: 'Rising Star' A fire department in the Hudson Valley has announced the death of a 26-year-old member who is being remembered for the positive mark he left on everyone he knew.  New, updated report - Support Pours In For Family Of Brewster's William May Putnam County firefighter William "Billy" May of the Brewster Fire Department died on Friday, March 29 at the age of 26, the department announced on Saturday, March 30. According to his department, May became a Brewster firefighter in February 2020 at age 22 and quickly became a "rising star who brought the best out of everyone he inte…
Funeral Details Released For Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person' Funeral Details Released For Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person'
Funeral Details Released For Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person' Funeral arrangments have been announced for a former Northern Westchester fire chief who spent nearly his entire life serving the public in both his career and as a volunteer.  A wake for Raymond Baker, the former chief of the Somers Volunteer Fire Department who died unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday, March 9 at the age of 64, will be held on Friday, March 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville at 418 Bedford Rd.  Earlier Report - Former Somers Fire Chief Dies: 'He Will Be Deeply Missed' A Mass of Christian Burial will also be …
NY National Guard Members Killed In Triple-Fatal Crash Return Home; Funerals Set NY National Guard Members Killed In Triple-Fatal Crash Return Home; Funerals Set
NY National Guard Members Killed In Triple-Fatal Crash Return Home; Funerals Set Two New York National Guard members killed in a helicopter crash on the US-Mexico border that claimed three lives received a hero’s welcome in their hometowns. The remains of Casey Frankoski and John Grassia arrived at Albany County’s Army aviation facility in Latham at around 3 p.m. Monday, March 18. Gov. Kathy Hochul and other local leaders stood in silence as flag-draped caskets carrying the 28-year-old Frankoski and 30-year-old Grassia were loaded into waiting hearses. Earlier Report: National Guard Solider From NY ID'd As Sole Survivor Of Triple-Fatal Crash “The service and sa…
Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief Dies: 'He Will Be Deeply Missed' Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief Dies: 'He Will Be Deeply Missed'
Former Northern Westchester Fire Chief Dies: 'He Will Be Deeply Missed' A former fire chief who dedicated his time to several departments in Westchester is being remembered for his public service.  New, updated report - Funeral Details Released For Former Somers Fire Chief: 'Selfless Person' Raymond Baker Sr., the former chief of the Somers Volunteer Fire Department, died on Sunday, March 10, the department announced on Monday, March 11.  The department did not release his age. Baker originally joined the Somers Volunteer Fire Department in 2007 and was an active member for seven years, serving as chief in 2014. He then joined the Goldens Bridg…
Lifelong Firefighter From Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Quiet, Humble, Dedicated' Lifelong Firefighter From Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Quiet, Humble, Dedicated'
Lifelong Firefighter From Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Quiet, Humble, Dedicated' A lifelong Northern Westchester resident and veteran who spent eight decades bravely serving his community as a firefighter is being remembered for his willingness to help others.  Croton-on-Hudson resident John J. Giglio, also known as "Johnny Gig," died on Monday, March 4 at the age of 96, according to his obituary.  Giglio had been an 80-year member of the Washington Engine Company No. 2 in Croton and was well-loved and immensely respected throughout those years, serving as a Lieutenant, Captain, President, and other positions. Born in Buchanan in 1927, Giglio attended Croton Harmon Hig…
Beloved Firefighter, Instructor From Kent Dies Beloved Firefighter, Instructor From Kent Dies
Beloved Firefighter, Instructor From Kent Dies A Hudson Valley fire department has announced the loss of one of its active members.  The death of Robert McDonald, a member of the Kent Fire Department in Putnam County, was announced by the department on Saturday, March 2.  McDonald was a past lieutenant with the department and was also a New York State fire instructor. According to the department, McDonald taught countless volunteers in Putnam. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family," the department wrote in a social media post on Saturday. Details about services for McDonald have not yet been announced. Chec…
Lifelong Firefighter, School Bus Driver From Cortlandt Manor Dies At 69 Lifelong Firefighter, School Bus Driver From Cortlandt Manor Dies At 69
Lifelong Firefighter, School Bus Driver From Cortlandt Manor Dies At 69 A beloved lifelong firefighter from Northern Westchester who worked as a school bus driver for over 40 years is being remembered for his dedication to his community.  Edward Faughnan of Cortlandt Manor died on Monday, Feb. 26 at the age of 69, according to his obituary.  A life member of the Lake Mohegan Volunteer Fire Association and Ambulance Corps, Faughnan was a staple of the department and was affectionally known as "Speedy."  In addition to his other roles with the department, Faughnan was known for his iconic role of driving a 1941 Mack Antique to local para…
Director At Business In Northern Westchester Dies At Age 57 Director At Business In Northern Westchester Dies At Age 57
Director At Business In Northern Westchester Dies At Age 57 A Navy veteran from the Hudson Valley who had a crucial role in a Northern Westchester business is being remembered for his kind heart.  Orange County resident Eugene “Gene” Guido of Highland Mills, died peacefully at the age of 57 while surrounded by family members on Friday, Feb. 16, according to his obituary.  Born in 1966 in the Bronx, Guido went on to serve in the US Navy and eventually became the director of pre-construction for Armonk-based Touchstone Builders.  Guido was also known as a loving husband to his wife, Rose, and an always-caring father to his ch…
Beloved Longtime Trustee, Deputy Mayor Of Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Mentor, Friend' Beloved Longtime Trustee, Deputy Mayor Of Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Mentor, Friend'
Beloved Longtime Trustee, Deputy Mayor Of Croton-On-Hudson Dies: 'Mentor, Friend' A beloved former village trustee and deputy mayor from Northern Westchester who dedicated decades of her life to public service is being remembered for her exemplary leadership. The death of longtime Croton-on-Hudson resident and former deputy mayor Ann Gallelli was announced by village officials on Monday, Feb.12.  Gallelli, who lived in the village for half a century, spent more than 35 years serving her community in roles on several boards and commissions, including the Board of Trustees, the Planning Board, the Waterfront Advisory Committee, the Water Control Commission, …
Retired Detective Who Served In Westchester For 25 Years Dies Retired Detective Who Served In Westchester For 25 Years Dies
Retired Detective Who Served In Westchester For 25 Years Dies A community in Westchester is mourning the loss of a retired police detective who served with dignity for decades.  Keith Dooley of Little River, South Carolina, who served as a detective with the Port Chester Police Department for 25 years, died on Monday, Feb. 5 at the age of 71, according to his obituary.  Born in 1952, Dooley graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains in 1970 and joined the Air Force before eventually beginning a career in law enforcement with Port Chester Police.  He remained with the department for 25 years and was recogni…
Retired Police Officer Who Worked In Westchester Dies: 'Served With Distinction' Retired Police Officer Who Worked In Westchester Dies: 'Served With Distinction'
Retired Police Officer Who Worked In Westchester Dies: 'Served With Distinction' A police department in Westchester has announced the death of one of its retired members.  The death of retired Mount Vernon Police Officer Rocky Rosado was announced by the department on Friday, Feb. 2.  In a social media post memorializing Rosado, the department wrote that he "served with distinction" from 1983 to 2011.  The department also added that his family would hold private services in honor of him.  His age was not released by police. 
Former Fire Chief Of Hudson Valley Department Dies Former Fire Chief Of Hudson Valley Department Dies
Former Fire Chief Of Hudson Valley Department Dies A fire department in the Hudson Valley has announced the death of one of its former chiefs.  In a social media post on Sunday, Feb. 4, the Brewster Fire Department in Putnam County announced the death of former Chief and Commissioner Thomas Palmer.  Palmer led the department from 1996 to 1998, the department said.  More information about Palmer's death, including funeral arrangements, has not yet been announced.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Beloved 'Master' Teacher Who Spent 40 Years At Northern Westchester District Dies Beloved 'Master' Teacher Who Spent 40 Years At Northern Westchester District Dies
Beloved 'Master' Teacher Who Spent 40 Years At Northern Westchester District Dies A beloved teacher who spent 40 years with a Northern Westchester school district and was known for keeping in touch with students for decades is being remembered for his ability to change the lives of those he taught. Longtime Pleasantville resident Adrian McGuire, who taught at the Chappaqua Central School District for decades, died on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at the age of 99 at the Waterview Hills rehabilitation center in North Salem, according to his obituary. Born in Pleasantville in June 1924, McGuire graduated from Regis High School and Fordham University before earning his Ma…
Beloved Retired Ossining Police Sergeant Dies: 'Steadfast Patriarch' Beloved Retired Ossining Police Sergeant Dies: 'Steadfast Patriarch'
Beloved Retired Ossining Police Sergeant Dies: 'Steadfast Patriarch' A community in Northern Westchester is mourning the loss of a beloved former police sergeant who left quite a lasting impact.  Retired Ossining Police Sergeant Richard Parthemore Sr. died in Florida on Monday morning, Jan. 29, the department announced on social media.  Parthemore joined the Village of Ossining Police Department in 1968 and dedicated himself to serving his community until he retired from the Town of Ossining Police Department decades later in 1988.  Serving Ossining ran in Parthemore's family, as his brother, Jeffery, and son, Richard Part…
Beloved Police Officer From Westchester Dies Suddenly At Age 50 Beloved Police Officer From Westchester Dies Suddenly At Age 50
Beloved Police Officer From Westchester Dies Suddenly At Age 50 A community in Westchester is mourning the sudden loss of a police officer who died just shy of her 17-and-a-half-year anniversary with her department.  Yonkers Police Officer Laurine Williams died suddenly on Monday, Jan. 22 after a battle with medical complications, the department announced on Wednesday, Jan. 31.  Williams, who died only two weeks after her 50th birthday, was born in Gainesville, Florida in 1974. After growing up in the South, she eventually moved to New York and first became an officer with the New York City Police Department.  Years later, in 2007, …
Longtime Southern Westchester BOCES Employee Dies At Age 47 Longtime Southern Westchester BOCES Employee Dies At Age 47
Longtime Southern Westchester Boces Employee Dies At Age 47 A longtime tech worker in the Hudson Valley died at the age of 47 at his home. Jamie Brian Paterson of Hyde Park, a lifelong Dutchess County resident, lived in of Hyde Park and was born in Poughkeepsie to Daniel M. Paterson and Linda J. (Steele) Paterson. Paterson graduated from FDR High School in Hyde Park in 1994 and then from Dutchess Community College. He was a longtime employee of Southern Westchester BOCES in Rye Brook where he worked in their IT department as a systems engineer, according to his obituary. When he was not working, his obituary said Paterson enjoyed camping, bowling,…
Well-Respected Judge, Westchester Native Dies Well-Respected Judge, Westchester Native Dies
Well-Respected Judge, Westchester Native Dies A popular and well-respected Hudson Valley judge has died. Dutchess County Judge Gerald V. Hayes of Poughkeepsie, age 82,  had been battling lymphocytic leukemia for three years. Hayes, who died on Saturday, Jan. 27, was a man of deep faith, hard work, great sacrifice, profound wisdom, remarkable accomplishments, and the highest character, his obituary said. Hayes originally studied to become a priest but changed his mind and received his juris doctorate from Fordham Law School in 1968. Shortly after he went to work as Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan.  In 1971, his obit…
Beloved Yorktown Business Owner Dies At 69 Beloved Yorktown Business Owner Dies At 69
Beloved Yorktown Business Owner Dies At 69 A community is mourning the loss of a Hudson Valley woman who once owned two popular businesses in Northern Westchester and was known for her love of crafting.  Putnam County resident Diane Callahan-Caro of Brewster died on Friday, Jan. 19 in Newark, New Jersey at the age of 69, according to her obituary.  Born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1954, Callahan-Caro went on to graduate from Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak in 1972 before earning her bachelor's degree from Briarcliff College.  Years later in 1978, she married John Caro in Peekskill and together, they live…
Northern Westchester Man Who Owned Shop For Over 50 Years Dies: Had 'Huge Heart' Northern Westchester Man Who Owned Shop For Over 50 Years Dies: Had 'Huge Heart'
Northern Westchester Man Who Owned Shop For Over 50 Years Dies: Had 'Huge Heart' A Northern Westchester man who owned a popular shop for more than half a century is being remembered for his never-ending kindness and his unwavering dedication to his community.  Somers resident Francis “Frank” Yozzo died surrounded by family on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the age of 83, according to his obituary.  Born in Mount Kisco in 1940, Yozzo was the youngest of ten siblings and cared deeply about his family. He went on to marry June Stapleton Cory in October 1973 and had two daughters with her, Ashley and Alexis.  To much of his community, Yozzo …
Support Pours In For Family Of Girl From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash Support Pours In For Family Of Girl From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash
Support Pours In For Family Of Girl From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash The community is rallying to help cover funeral expenses for a Hudson Valley girl killed in a crash that also left another teen in critical condition. Nanuet Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Parked Truck Rockland County resident Sabrina Villagomez, age 15, of Nanuet, was killed on Sunday, Jan. 21 when the car she was a passenger in hit the back of an oil tanker in the Bronx. New York City Police say the driver of the car, who hasn't been identified, was allegedly attempting stunts that are done during street takeovers. Family friend Katherine Gonza…
Lifelong Firefighter, Lakeland HS Grad Dies: 'His Legacy Will Undoubtedly Live On' Lifelong Firefighter, Lakeland HS Grad Dies: 'His Legacy Will Undoubtedly Live On'
Lifelong Firefighter, Lakeland HS Grad Dies: 'His Legacy Will Undoubtedly Live On' A Hudson Valley resident who spent decades protecting his community as a firefighter is being remembered for his selflessness and outgoing nature.  Putnam County resident Dennis Rotenberg of Garrison died on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the age of 71, according to his obituary.  Born in the Northern Westchester city of Peekskill in 1952, Rotenberg attended Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak and went on to work with City Carting of Westchester for three decades.  After moving to Garrison, he joined the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company in May 1985 and served as a firefighter f…
'His Loving Nature Shined': Northern Westchester Native Dies At Age 26 'His Loving Nature Shined': Northern Westchester Native Dies At Age 26
'His Loving Nature Shined': Northern Westchester Native Dies At Age 26 A lifelong Hudson Valley resident who demonstrated raw talent for playing guitar and could always be found out in nature is being remembered for his kindness and warmth.  Jake Collins of the town of Wallkill in Orange County died on Friday, Jan. 19 at the age of 26, according to his obituary.  Born in Westchester County in 1997 in the town of Mount Pleasant, Collins had started a career as a truck driver for Schneider Trucking in New Jersey.  Collins was known for "being like an angel" and could always be found hiking or reading. He was also talented at guitar and was …
Retired Sergeant, Former Youth Coach In Westchester Dies Retired Sergeant, Former Youth Coach In Westchester Dies
Retired Sergeant, Former Youth Coach In Westchester Dies A retired police sergeant who served a village in Westchester for close to four decades is being remembered for his lifelong dedication to the youth of his community.  The death of retired Youth Sgt. Rocco Plateroti was announced by the Port Chester Police Department on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in a post on social media.  Plateroti served the village of Port Chester for 36 years before retiring, the department said.  During this time, he became known for his willingness to help the village's youth, becoming both a mentor and a coach.  He was also often seen at Port…
Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Grew Up In Region Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Grew Up In Region
Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Grew Up In Region The cause of death has been released for a popular actor who was born and grew up in the region. The death of Alec Musser, age 50, was announced last weekend on Instagram by his fiancée Paige Press, who lived with Musser in Del Mar, California, north of San Diego. According to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Officer, Musser died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. "His fiancée last knew him to be alive on the evening of Friday, Jan. 12 when she had gone to bed," the medical examiner said. "On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 13, she awoke and went to find the decedent seated …
17-Year-Old Victim In Hudson Valley Double-Fatal Crash Was 'Easy To Love' 17-Year-Old Victim In Hudson Valley Double-Fatal Crash Was 'Easy To Love'
17-Year-Old Victim In Hudson Valley Double-Fatal Crash Was 'Easy To Love' Friends and family members are remembering a 17-year-old teen killed in a double-fatal crash as loving sports and his family. Jack J. Noble, of the hamlet of Port Ewen, died unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 8, during the collision in Ulster County around 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 8 on Route 28 in the town of Shandaken. A native of Kingston, Jack was a junior at Kingston High School. He was an honor roll student and a Varsity athlete, his obituary said. Related story - 16-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Hudson Valley Crash Remembered As Being ' Incredibly Thoughtful' "He loved lacrosse, soccer, a…
'Smile, Laugh Were Contagious': Businesswoman, Mom From Westchester Dies At 43 'Smile, Laugh Were Contagious': Businesswoman, Mom From Westchester Dies At 43
'Smile, Laugh Were Contagious': Businesswoman, Mom From Westchester Dies At 43 A businesswoman and mother who was a lifelong New York resident has died at the age of 43. Kimberly A. Hallenbeck was born in Westchester, lived in Orange County, and worked on Long Island. Her death, on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, came after a two-year battle with cancer, according to her obituary. A resident of the town of Newburgh, she was the daughter of the late Francis J. Hallenbeck III and Elizabeth (Burns) Laurie, who was born on July 1, 1980 in Bronxville. She worked as a loan mortgage originator for Contour Mortgage in Garden City. She had "a smil…