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  1. Longtime Waccabuc Resident, Computer Pioneer John A. Moore Dies

    Longtime Waccabuc Resident, Computer Pioneer John A. Moore Dies

    John A. Moore, a longtime resident of the hamlet of Waccabuc in Lewisboro, died on Thursday, May 2 in Jupiter, FL. John was born in Watertown, NY, son of Anna and Clare Moore. The family eventually moved to Syracuse, where John later graduated from Syracuse University. After pioneering in the computer world, John joined Reader's Digest in the '70s where he was a group systems analyst. ...

  2. Former Rye Resident And Volunteer Extraordinaire, Kerstin Doherty, 81

    Former Rye Resident And Volunteer Extraordinaire, Kerstin Doherty, 81

    Mrs. Kerstin Birgetta Doherty (née Karlsson), 81, of Raleigh, NC died on Sunday, May 5. She was the only daughter of the late Otto Wilhem Karlsson and Anna Karin Segerdahl Karlsson. Kerstin was born July 10, 1937 in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1959, Kerstin began her employment at Pan American Airlines with her home base in New York. She began flying to a variety of cities in the Pan Am ...

  3. A Life Dedicated To Education In Bedford Central School District: John Ernest Finch, 89

    A Life Dedicated To Education In Bedford Central School District: John Ernest Finch, 89

    John Ernest Finch died peacefully on Friday, May 3. He was 89 years old and most recently a resident of Arbor Ridge in Rhinebeck. John lived his early life in Mt. Kisco and raised his family in Bedford Hills. He is survived by his devoted wife (Joan) of 62 years, his three children (Christine, Karen and Paul), his five grandchildren (Mark, Michael, Benjamin, Matthew and Anna), his ...

  4. Katonah High Grad, Longtime Reader's Digest Employee Jacqueline (Seymour) Keegan Dies At 88

    Katonah High Grad, Longtime Reader's Digest Employee Jacqueline (Seymour) Keegan Dies At 88

    Jacqueline Keegan, 88, died  peacefully on Friday, April 26 at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH.Born in Somers,  she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Shanks) Seymour. A graduate of Katonah High School in Katonah, she worked for many years in the International Office for Readers Digest.She was predeceased by her husband James A. Keegan Jr.Keegan is ...

  5. Mount Kisco's John C. Hvisch, 94, Saw Battle At Okinawa, A Yankee Stadium 'Veteran Of The Game'

    Mount Kisco's John C. Hvisch, 94, Saw Battle At Okinawa, A Yankee Stadium 'Veteran Of The Game'

    John C. Hvisch of Mount Kisco died at his home on Friday, April 19 – his 94th birthday.John, the son of John Joseph and Mary (Gurrall) Hvisch, was born in Yonkers on April 19, 1925. He was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corp., enlisting in 1943 at the age of 17, and was a part of the Pacific campaign and fought in the grueling battle of Okinawa. John was awarded several citations, ...

  6. Businessman, Former Fire Chief, Mount Kisco Citizen Of Year, William A. Stewart Dies At 86

    Businessman, Former Fire Chief, Mount Kisco Citizen Of Year, William A. Stewart Dies At 86

    William A. Stewart, Sr., 86, of Mount Kisco, died on Thursday, April 11. He was born on Dec. 27, 1932, in Mount Kisco to Margaret (Hughes) and Robert Stewart. He was the beloved husband of Joan Fox Stewart, loving father of William Jr. (Linda), Margaret Brittingham (Gerry), James (Higgins), John (Duskie) and Ellen Rigano (Chip) and loving Poppy of nine grandchildren. Stewart is ...

  7. Longtime Mount Kisco, Bedford Resident Patricia Ann Guest, 89

    Longtime Mount Kisco, Bedford Resident Patricia Ann Guest, 89

    Patricia Ann (Murphy) Guest died peacefully surrounded by family on April 4th. She was born February 17, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to Charles Gannon Murphy and Marjorie (Delaney) Murphy. She married Wallace Calvin (Cal) Guest on September 6, 1953 in Merrick, NY. Patricia worked at National Distillers, Washington & Lee University, HeadStart in Mount ...

  8. Area Native Helps Final Four-Bound UConn Women Make NCAA History

    Area Native Helps Final Four-Bound UConn Women Make NCAA History

    The UConn women's basketball team will make history with an NCAA record 12th consecutive Final Four appearance when it faces Notre Dame on Friday night, April 5.That’s two more than John Wooden’s UCLA men's teams managed. So many people share in this moment and hope for an unprecedented 12th title in a span of only 25 years. Among them is Fairfield native Elliot Herman.The ...

  9. White Plains Native, Korean War Veteran Otto "Lee" Liepin, 92

    White Plains Native, Korean War Veteran Otto "Lee" Liepin, 92

    Otto “Lee” Liepin, 92, died on Monday, April 1 in the Lutheran Community at Telford, PA.He and his beloved wife Joan (Getty) Liepin celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary in October.Born in White Plains, he was the son of the late John and Liza (Eglit) Liepin. Lee was eternally proud of his Latvian heritage. He was a graduate of White Plains High School and a 1946 graduate of the New ...

  10. Area Author Pens Novel Of Lifestyles Of The Rich And More Rich At Sea

    Area Author Pens Novel Of Lifestyles Of The Rich And More Rich At Sea

    There’s the one percent. And then there’s the one percent of the one percent. Southport resident Peter Antonucci–that is when he’s not at sea–taps into the zeitgeist of today’s uber-rich in his new novel, the first of a planned trilogy, Billionaire’s Paradise: Ecstasy at Sea.Writers are told to write about what they know. Antonucci, originally from New York City, happens to know about ...

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