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Werner Hengst, Founder Of Yorktown's Montessori School Co-Founder, 79

Werner Hengst, Founder Of Yorktown's Montessori School Co-Founder, 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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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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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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Westchester Man Killed When Hit By Car Remembered As Caring Music Teacher

Westchester 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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Dr. Allan S. Markowitz, 66, Yorktown Resident

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Heights resident Dr. Allan S. Markowitz died Sunday, Jan. 10. He was 66. Markowitz practiced ophthalmology for 30 years in Jefferson Valley after graduating from Rutgers University and Albert Einstein Medical C...

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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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Margaret 'Peggy' Murphy, 83, Yorktown Heights Resident

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Longtime Yorktown Heights resident Margaret "Peggy" Murphy died Sunday, Jan. 3. She was 83.Murphy moved to Yorktown Heights' "Sparkle Lake" in 1933 with her parents. She loved the lake, and spent man...

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Thomas R. McClain, 55, Formerly Of Yorktown

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- Thomas R. McClain, of Middletown, died Dec. 31. He was 55.He was born March 24, 1960, to Thomas H. McClain and Martha (Steigleman) Corretti, who both predeceased him. He was raised by his mother and step-father, Gesue...

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Westchester Fashion Icon Mary Jane Denzer Dies

Westchester Fashion Icon Mary Jane Denzer Dies

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester fashion icon Mary Jane Denzer, died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, after a long illness. Born in New York City to Nellie and Willard F. Greenwald., Denzer...

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Peter P. Tortora, 88, Of Yorktown, Retired Lakeland Educator

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Peter P. Tortora, a Yorktown Heights resident, died on Thursday, Dec. 17. He was 88. Tortora was born in 1927 to Paul and Emma Tortora. He graduated from North Tarrytown High School in 1946 and earned a bachelor's degre...

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NY Philharmonic Leader Kurt Masur Of Westchester Dies

NY Philharmonic Leader Kurt Masur Of Westchester Dies

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Kurt Masur of Harrison and who was the music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra for 11 years, died on Saturday, Dec. 19. He was 88. Masur was born ...

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