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  • 6 hrs ago | via Newsday 

    George Merritt dies at 88; unofficial Levittown mayo...

    George Merritt found the ocean as a boy and fell in love, then found Levittown as a young man and fell in love again. Merritt, who worked on the bay as a teen, was among the first people to buy a home in Levittown in the 1950s.


  • Sunday | via 

    Visitation, Service for Mary Pecorella

    Mary C. Pecorella, a loving mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on the evening of her 87th birthday, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Predeceased by her former husband, James J. Pecorella, she is survived by her daughters Caryn and Jeanine , her son Marc , five grandchildren: Sabrina , Kevin and Erin , and Gregory and Heather , and numerous loving sisters in law, nieces, nephews and cousins.


  • Sunday | via 

    Visiting Hours for Lionel Arfin

    Lionel Arfin of Nanuet, NY, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, on May 3rd, 1937.


  • Thursday Apr 30 | via Times Herald-Record 

    Nancy E. Amato

    Nancy E. Amato peacefully entered into rest at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital - Newburgh campus on Friday, April 24th, 2015.


  • Thursday Apr 30 | via The Norwalk Daily Voice 

    Joseph Marchese, Of Norwalk, Longtime IBEW Local 208...

    Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 25, 1930, he moved to Norwalk with his family as a young child and made it his home ever since. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he joined the IBEW Local 208 as an apprentice in 1953.


  • Wednesday Apr 29 | via LBC 97.3 

    Weight Watchers Founder Jean Nidetch Dies At 91

    The housewife whose own battles with her weight led her to set up Weight Watchers has died at the age of 91. The weight loss empire announced the death of Jean Nidetch - who came up with a system for losing weight gradually with the help of a group of friends in 1963. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1923, Ms Nidetch tried and failed throughout her early life to keep her weight under control - and years of binge-eating and fad diets left her weighing more than 200lbs before her 40th birthday.


  • Tuesday Apr 28 | via Times Herald-Record 

    Mary T. Coughlin

    Mary T. Coughlin of New Windsor, formerly of Rockland County, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2015 at Wingate at Beacon.


  • Tuesday Apr 28 | via Times Herald-Record 

    Nicholas a. Ierardi

    Nicholas A. Ierardi, a 43 year resident of the Chester community, died at Orange Regional Medical Center on April 27, 2015.


  • Tuesday Apr 28 | via Wall Street Journal 

    Decades-Old Murder Led to Shooting Outside of Brookl...

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  • Tuesday Apr 28 | via Cape Cod Times 

    Dorothy Edna Hasenfus Tenore, 92

    Dorothy Edna Hasenfus Tenore, 92, of Dennisport, Massachusetts, died peacefully, on April 24, at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1923, she was employed in the War Department in Washington D.C. during World War II, and worked for many years in the Framingham, Ma., school system prior to her retirement.


  • Tuesday Apr 28 | via New York Daily News 

    Gang-related gunfire at Brooklyn wake stems from old...

    A festering 20-year-old grudge apparently erupted in gunfire at a Brooklyn wake, with two mourners killed and three more injured in a drive-by shooting outside a church. Homicide detectives squeezed informants and searched for surveillance video Tuesday as they hunted the shooters who sprayed the line of family and friends with bullets.


  • Tuesday Apr 28 | via Pocono Record 

    Charles A. Ward

    Charles A. Ward, 56, of East Stroudsburg, passed away suddenly on Monday morning, April 27, upon arrival at Pocono Medical Center after being stricken at home. He was the husband of Janice T. Ward.


  • Tuesday Apr 28 | via The Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

    Dispute outside East Flatbush church leaves 2 fatall...

    A gunfight broke out on a Brooklyn street during a funeral service where at least one shooter returned fired from inside the church vestibule, leaving two dead and four others injured, according to police. evening, police said.


  • Tuesday Apr 28 | via 

    Gunfight Outside Gang Member's Funeral Leaves 2 Dead...

    Two fathers were killed and four other people injured during a gang-related drive-by shooting outside a funeral at a Brooklyn church Monday evening, sources said. Mourners were outside Emmanuel Church of God at 1367 Flatbush Ave., near East 26th Street, which was holding a funeral for Jose Robles about 8:30 p.m., when a black SUV drove past and opened fire, sources said.


  • Monday Apr 27 | via The Westport Daily Voice 

    Marvin M. Barkoff, 91, Of Westport

    He is survived by his wife, Diana Thomas; son, Steven Barkoff; daughter-in-law, Kristen DiNitto; son-in-law, Leonard Lavoro; a granddaughter; two grandsons; and a dearly loved German shepherd service dog; and many friends, including those from the Sherwood Diner and Schulhof Animal Hospital in Westport. 1 comment

  • Monday Apr 27 | via The Washington Post 

    Harvey Miller, a leader in bankruptcy law, dies at 82

    Harvey Miller, a partner in the New York-based law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP who helped create bankruptcy as a practice specialty and represented Lehman Brothers Holdings in the biggest collapse in U.S. history, died April 27 at his home in Manhattan. He was 82. A spokeswoman for the firm confirmed the death and said the cause was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.


  • Monday Apr 27 | via 

    Burial trends creating extra space for the afterlife

    Less than a decade ago, Staten Island cemetery owners and funeral directors were predicting the borough might run out of burial spaces by the middle of this century. And while it is true that there are no large plots of land available for additional designated cemetery space on the Island, according to those in the industry, the increase in cremation and use of above-ground burial is helping to preserve space for burials in the borough's cemeteries.


  • Friday Apr 24 | via The Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

    Judge appoints receiver for beleaguered Park Slope a...

    The families and supporters of seven Park Slope seniors cheered the recent decision by a Brooklyn judge to appoint a temporary receiver for their embattled Park Slope assisted living facility. The seven seniors are the only ones left at the Prospect Park Residence, once a well-regarded and comfortable home for the elderly.


  • Friday Apr 24 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette 

    Christine Benson

    Worcester - Worcester - Christine Benson, 62, of Worcester, died peacefully Tuesday April 14, 2015 in the Mass. General Hospital, Boston, surrounded by her loving family.


  • Monday Apr 6 | via Fetch Your News 

    Mr. Vincent "Jimmy" Servedio: Obituary

    Mr. Servedio was born October 31, 1959 in Brooklyn, NY. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Servedio.