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School, Family Mourning Death Of 17-Year-Old Student In Region
Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 17-year-old boy from the region who died from a medical complication.
"It is with profound sadness that I write this letter to let you know that one of our high school students, Javon Islam, passed away from a medical complication on the evening of Monday, May 22," said Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Superintendent of the Liberty Central School District in Sullivan County.
Javon, of Liberty, was a high school student when he died, officials said.
"Jovan Islam was a light, he shone bright in the lives of those who loved him," said Ronda Ottino who s…
Hudson Valley Native Who Served In Navy, Worked As Physical Therapist Dies
A native of Northern Westchester who served in the military and worked as a physical therapist has died.
Peter E. Clark, who was born in Mount Kisco and graduated from Fox Lane High School in Bedford, was age 62.
He died on Sunday, April 30, and was a longtime resident of Palm Harbor, Florida.
After growing up in Bedford and graduating high school, he joined the US Navy and served his time in honor of his country out at sea during the time of the Libyan Crisis, according to his obituary.
Afterward, he served at the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois. He would go on to g…
'Our Shining Light': 26-Year-Old Hudson Valley Woman Killed In Crash Remembered
A 26-year-old Connecticut woman born and raised in New York who was killed in a single-vehicle crash is being remembered as a "beautiful, sweet soul."
New Haven County resident Jessica Anne Bulfaro, of Milford, who was born in Westchester County and lived in Putnam County, in the town of Carmel, died on Thursday, April 20 when she lost control of her silver 2021 Subaru Impreza and struck two utility poles in Newtown, said the Newtown Police.
She was born on Thursday, August 22, 1996, in White Plains, to her parents Stephen and Jeanette (Santorelli) Bulfaro.
After graduating hi…
Former HS Star In Rockland, Longtime Coach, AD Chuck Scarpulla Dies
A beloved former coach and athletic director in the Hudson Valley who was a star athlete in high school and college has died after battling cancer for over 15 years.
Rockland County resident Charles S. "Chuck" Scarpulla, of Valley Cottage, died on Tuesday, April 11 at age 81.
Scarpulla, the former Ramapo High School and Sleepy Hollow High School athletic director and Section 1 football coordinator was known for his coaching skills, but more importantly for listening, caring, and motivating young athletes.
But before coaching athletes, Scarpulla was a two-sport athlete in his own right at P…
‘A True Gentleman’: Retired NYSP Trooper Dies At Age 61 From 9/11-Related Illness
Decades after he helped search for survivors buried in the rubble of the World Trade Center following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a retired New York State Police trooper has died.
Patrick Hogan, of North Greenbush in Rensselaer County, died Thursday, April 13, at the age of 61 from an illness stemming from his time at what became known as Ground Zero, according to State Police.
The New York State Troopers PBA, which represents nearly 6,000 retired and active members of the New York State Police, said Hogan’s death will be considered a “line-of-duty death.”
Born and raised in Troy…