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Somers' Werner Hengst, Montessori School Co-Founder, Dies At 79

Somers' Werner Hengst, Montessori School Co-Founder, Dies At 79

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Somers resident Werner Hengst -- who with his wife co-founded Our Montessori School in Yorktown Heights and was its administrator -- died on Sunday, Feb. 7. He was 79.

Born in Germany, Hengst's father worked on the rocket program with Wernher von Braun, which brought the family to ...

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Lena Miozzi, 91, Lifelong Peekskill Resident

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Lifelong Peekskill resident Lena Miozzi died Tuesday, Feb. 2. She was 91.Born in Peekskill, Miozzi was a homemaker. She was a parishioner of Assumption Church and a member of the Peekskill Seniors. She also enjoyed coo...

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Former Journal News Editor CynDee Royle Dies At 57

Former Journal News Editor CynDee Royle Dies At 57

CynDee Royle, "a fierce advocate for the public’s right to know who guided lohud and The Journal News into the digital age," died on Saturday, Feb. 6, at age 57 following a years-long bat...

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Rose 'Babe' Zotto, 89, Lifelong Peekskill Resident

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Rose "Babe" Zotto, a lifetime Peekskill resident, died on Saturday, Feb. 6. She was 89. She was born in Peekskill on Feb. 14, 1926, to Frederico and May Annacone Mirra.Zotto married Samuel Zotto Sr. at the As...

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John L. Tishman, Master Builder From Westchester, Dies At 90

John L. Tishman, Master Builder From Westchester, Dies At 90

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- John L. Tishman, a master builder of the 20th century whose firm, Tishman Realty and Construction Company, constructed buildings throughout Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles ...

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Albert DeCrenza, 76, Of Peekskill

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Albert DeCrenza, a resident of Peekskill, died Monday, Feb. 1. He was 76.He was born on Feb. 15, 1939 in Ossining,, to Alfonzo and Irene DeCrenza.DeCrenza was a truck driver for Teamsters Local 456 in Elmsford, NY. He ...

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Ronald George Paul, 52, Peekskill Resident

Ronald George Paul, 52, Peekskill Resident

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Ronald George Paul, of Peekskill, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. He was 52. He was born on Sept. 3, 1963, in Astoria to Ron a...

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Pleasantville Man Killed When Hit By Car Remembered As Caring Music Teacher

Pleasantville Man Killed When Hit By Car Remembered As Caring Music Teacher

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Many musicians in Westchester County owe their love of music to Hercules Faranda. Faranda, 90, was killed on Sunday when he was hit by a car outside of his Washingt...

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John Peter Civerchia, 90, Of Peekskill

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Lifelong Peekskill resident John Peter Civerchia died on Friday, Jan. 22. He was 90.Civerchia was a retired member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21. He is survived by his daughters, Dr. Linda Civerchia Balent and ...

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Thomas C. Chefalo, 84, Of Fishkill

FISHKILL, N.Y. – Thomas C. Chefalo, a resident of Fishkill, died Tuesday, Jan. 19. He was 84.He was born in Peekskill on Nov. 8, 1931, to Charles and Carmela (Arpaio) Chefalo.He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a radioman. He was a pa...

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Westchester Educator, Wife Die In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Westchester Educator, Wife Die In Apparent Murder-Suicide

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- James Gaddy, a prominent New Rochelle educator for several decades, was found dead in his North Carolina home, along with his wife in a reported murder-suicide. Jam...

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Hudson Valley Native Judith Kaye, First Female Chief Judge In NY, Dies

Hudson Valley Native Judith Kaye, First Female Chief Judge In NY, Dies

Judith S, Kaye, the first female chief judge in New York, died from cancer Thursday at her Manhattan home, according to The New York Times. Born in the Hudson Valley's Monticello, Kaye wa...

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