Lifelong Firefighter, School Bus Driver From Westchester Dies At 69 Lifelong Firefighter, School Bus Driver From Westchester Dies At 69
Lifelong Firefighter, School Bus Driver From Westchester 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 Westchester Dies At Age 57 Director At Business In Westchester Dies At Age 57
Director At Business In 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 Westchester Village Dies: 'Mentor, Friend' Beloved Longtime Trustee, Deputy Mayor Of Westchester Village Dies: 'Mentor, Friend'
Beloved Longtime Trustee, Deputy Mayor Of Westchester Village 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 Westchester School District Dies Beloved 'Master' Teacher Who Spent 40 Years At Westchester School District Dies
Beloved 'Master' Teacher Who Spent 40 Years At Westchester School 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 Police Sergeant From Westchester Dies: 'Steadfast Patriarch' Beloved Retired Police Sergeant From Westchester Dies: 'Steadfast Patriarch'
Beloved Retired Police Sergeant From Westchester 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 Westchester Business Owner Dies At 69 Beloved Westchester Business Owner Dies At 69
Beloved Westchester 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…
Westchester Man Who Owned Shop For Over 50 Years Dies: Had 'Huge Heart' Westchester Man Who Owned Shop For Over 50 Years Dies: Had 'Huge Heart'
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, Westchester Native Dies: 'His Legacy Will Undoubtedly Live On' Lifelong Firefighter, Westchester Native Dies: 'His Legacy Will Undoubtedly Live On'
Lifelong Firefighter, Westchester Native 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': Westchester Native Dies At Age 26 'His Loving Nature Shined': Westchester Native Dies At Age 26
'His Loving Nature Shined': 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…
Police Officer In Region Dies On Duty, Road Closures Planned For Funeral Police Officer In Region Dies On Duty, Road Closures Planned For Funeral
Police Officer In Region Dies On Duty, Road Closures Planned For Funeral The death of a man who served over 20 years with a police department in the region has shocked the community. Senior Sargeant Christopher Filli, age 50, died while on duty with the Hudson Police Department on Friday, Jan. 12 in Columbia County, his colleagues announced. Filli, who was from the city of Hudson, suffered a medical emergency while on his shift that day. Further details about the incident have not been released. He was one week shy of his fifty-first birthday.  His career with the city’s police department began in October 2001, when he was hired as a school resource of…
Support Swells For Family Of Beloved Former Restaurant Manager From Westchester Support Swells For Family Of Beloved Former Restaurant Manager From Westchester
Support Swells For Family Of Beloved Former Restaurant Manager From Westchester Community members are coming together to lend their help to a family reeling from the sudden loss of a beloved father, grandfather, and former restaurant manager from Northern Westchester.  The death of Steve Rosenschein, a Pound Ridge native known for once managing The Horse And Hound restaurant in South Salem, was announced in a GoFundMe fundraiser page created on Saturday, Jan. 13 by his friend, James Ddoge.  After growing up in Pound Ridge and graduating from Fox Lane High School, Rosenschein moved to Florida and began a successful real estate business. However,…
Popular Actor Who Grew Up In Region Dies At Age 50 Popular Actor Who Grew Up In Region Dies At Age 50
Popular Actor Who Grew Up In Region Dies At Age 50 A popular actor who was born and grew up in the region has died. Alec Musser was 50 years old.  Click here for a new, updated story: Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Grew Up In Region He died Friday night, Jan. 12 at his home in Del Mar, California, north of San Diego.  A cause of death has not been released. His death was announced Saturday, Jan. 13 on Instagram by his fiancée Paige Press. Musser appeared on the ABC-TV soap opera "All My Children," playing the role of Del Henry after joining the cast in the summer of 2005, following a first-place f…
16-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Hudson Valley Crash Remembered As 'Incredibly Thoughtful' 16-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Hudson Valley Crash Remembered As 'Incredibly Thoughtful'
16-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Hudson Valley Crash Remembered As 'Incredibly Thoughtful' A 16-year-old boy from the region who was killed in a horrific four-vehicle crash with a tractor-trailer is being remembered as being "fiercely loyal" to his family and "incredibly thoughtful.'  Dillon Tyler Gokey, of Kingston, died around 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8 during a four-vehicle crash on Route 28 in the town of Shandaken. Click here for a new, related story: 17-Year-Old Victim In Hudson Valley Double-Fatal Crash Was 'Easy To Love' A Kingston native, he was a junior at Kingston High School where he was consistently on the highest honor roll and played on the varsity baseball tea…
Successful Executive, Educator From Westchester Dies Suddenly At 61 Successful Executive, Educator From Westchester Dies Suddenly At 61
Successful Executive, Educator From Westchester Dies Suddenly At 61 A beloved former media executive from Northern Westchester who cofounded an educational consultant company is being remembered for his deep desire to help others.  South Salem and Brooklyn resident Frank Joseph Hardart III died suddenly on Monday, Jan. 8 at the age of 61 following a brief illness, according to his obituary.  Born in New York City in 1962, Hardart graduated from Bronxville High School and went on to earn degrees at the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  After his schooling, he went on to enjoy a …
27-Year-Old Former HS Hockey Player In Hudson Valley Dies Suddenly On His 'Dream Trip' 27-Year-Old Former HS Hockey Player In Hudson Valley Dies Suddenly On His 'Dream Trip'
27-Year-Old Former HS Hockey Player In Hudson Valley Dies Suddenly On His 'Dream Trip' A former high school hockey player in the Hudson Valley who was a well-known videographer and environmental enthusiast died while on a "dream trip" to Chile to hike the Patagonia region of the Andes Mountains. Rockland County native Brian Kilduff, age 27, of West Haverstraw, died suddenly on Friday, Dec. 29 after becoming ill while in Chile. He was born in Suffern, on Wednesday, March 20, 1996, and graduated from North Rockland High School where he played hockey, according to his obituary. "Everyone who knew Brian knew how much he loved hockey," his obituary said. He went on to recei…
First Active K9 Officer In Decades At Police Department In Westchester Dies First Active K9 Officer In Decades At Police Department In Westchester Dies
First Active K9 Officer In Decades At Police Department In Westchester Dies A Northern Westchester police department is in mourning following the death of its first active K9 in more than 20 years.  K9 Charlie of the Peekskill Police Department died after succumbing to injuries sustained in an accident on Saturday, Jan. 6, the department announced on Sunday, Jan. 7. More details about the incident that caused Charlie's death were not released by the department.  In their statement, the department said that Charlie was the first active duty K9 in Peekskill in more than two decades and made an "indelible mark" during his time in service, which began in 201…
Beloved Retired Westchester Firefighter, Union President Dies: 'Already Deeply Missed' Beloved Retired Westchester Firefighter, Union President Dies: 'Already Deeply Missed'
Beloved Retired Westchester Firefighter, Union President Dies: 'Already Deeply Missed' A Westchester fire department is mourning the loss of a beloved retired member from the Hudson Valley who was always the biggest presence in the room.  Dutchess County resident John Garbowski of Hopewell Junction, who served with the Yonkers Fire Department for two decades, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the age of 66, according to his obituary.  Born in Yonkers in 1957, Garbowski originally joined the Yonkers Fire Department in 1989, when he was assigned to Engine 304 before later being assigned to Station 13.  A few years later in 1992, he moved back t…
Update: Funeral Details Released After Sudden Death Of Westchester Town Supervisor Update: Funeral Details Released After Sudden Death Of Westchester Town Supervisor
Update: Funeral Details Released After Sudden Death Of Westchester Town Supervisor Funeral arrangements have been announced for a beloved Northern Westchester town supervisor who died suddenly just days after being sworn in.  A visitation for Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana, who died on Friday, Jan. 5 at the age of 66, will be held on Monday, Jan. 8 between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Yorktown Funeral Home located at 945 East Main St., according to his obituary.  Earlier Report - Yorktown Supervisor Thomas Diana Dies Suddenly: 'Was Incredible Friend To So Many' To help Yorktown residents travel to the visitation service, the town will provide a sh…
Retired Westchester Police K-9 Dies: 'We Are Grateful,' Department Says Retired Westchester Police K-9 Dies: 'We Are Grateful,' Department Says
Retired Westchester Police K-9 Dies: 'We Are Grateful,' Department Says A beloved retired Westchester County Police K-9 is being remembered for both his dedicated service and his outgoing nature that made him a hit with the public.  The Westchester County Police Department announced the death of retired K-9 Jax on Wednesday, Jan. 3.  According to the department, Jax served with Officer Christian Gutierrez in several assignments, including parkway patrol, Playland Park in Rye, and the Mount Kisco precinct. He was also trained in narcotics detection and apprehension. Jax also participated in many public relations details and wa…
Supervisor Of Westchester Town Dies Suddenly: 'Was Incredible Friend To So Many' Supervisor Of Westchester Town Dies Suddenly: 'Was Incredible Friend To So Many'
Supervisor Of Westchester Town Dies Suddenly: 'Was Incredible Friend To So Many' The beloved supervisor of a Northern Westchester town has died suddenly, officials announced. Here's a new, updated report - Update: Funeral Details Released After Sudden Death Of Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana Yorktown Town Supervisor Thomas Diana died on Friday morning, Jan. 5, Yorktown Deputy Supervisor Ed Lachterman announced.  Lachterman announced the news in a statement released on social media and the town's website.  "Tom was an incredible friend to so many. He was filled with energy, an open mind and heart, and a sense of duty and that influenced everything …