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The families of our community turn to us, because we give every funeral the respect it deserves. We believe that every funeral service should be truly memorable, flawlessly planned, and correct to the smallest detail. By giving our best, we provide real comfort to the families we serve.

Helene L. Vallon

Helene L. Vallon

1/25/2018

Helene L. Vallon passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the age of 88. She was born in Brooklyn on June 16, 1929, the daughter of Harry and Anna Braunhart Tulman.Helene had a great aptitude for business, which she learned from her parents while working at their hardware store as a young girl. She worked in various positions, mostly financial, after raising her daughters. After retiring to San Diego, CA in 1988, she... Read more

Donna L. Furu

Donna L. Furu

1/20/2018

Donna L. Furu of Brewster, NY passed away unexpectedly at her home on January 20, 2018 at the age of 52. She was born in Mt. Kisco, NY on April 19, 1965, the daughter of Philip and Florence (Light) Furu. Donna graduated from Somers High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She worked for Chase Manhattan Bank as Vice President of Learning and Development. Donna was an avid Mets fan and... Read more

Ralph Andren, Sr.

Ralph Andren, Sr.

1/19/2018

Ralph Andren Sr. of Poughquag, NY and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the age of 81. He was born in Manhattan on September 17, 1936, the son of Knute and Elsie Olsen Andren.Ralph served in the US Army. He was a retired auto body technician at Craftsman Auto Body in Mahopac and he especially enjoyed his Wednesday night poker game with his friends.He is survived by his wife Carmella, his children, Ralph... Read more

Dorothy Papazian

1/19/2018

Dorothy Papazian, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the age of 83. She was born in Brooklyn on June 6, 1934, the daughter of George and Adrienne Tashjian.Dorothy graduated from Mahopac High School and earned her Associates Degree at Westchester Community College.Dorothy had a genuine love for her community. You could be guaranteed to see her at least once a year on Election Day when for 42... Read more

Mitchell J. Sorge

Mitchell J. Sorge

1/16/2018

Mitchell J. Sorge of Somers, NY and formerly of Wappingers Falls, NY passed away on January 16, 2018 at the age of 61. He was born in the Bronx on January 2, 1957, the son of Donald and Marie (Buckley) Sorge. On February 11, 1977 he married Anne Jordan; they were married for 40 years. Mitchell worked for Gumley-Haft in New York City before retiring in 2011. Mitchell was an avid sports fan and always rooted for the underdog like any true... Read more

Walter J. Brown

Walter J. Brown

1/15/2018

Walter J. Brown of Mahopac, NY passed away on January 15, 2018 at the age of 82. He was born in New York City on December 28, 1935, the son of Walter and Catherine (Doran) Brown. Walter was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War.Walter is survived by his son Kevin and his wife Kathy, his daughter Ann Marie Schiavone and her husband Joseph, his daughter Theresa Votano and her husband Greg, his grandchildren Christina... Read more

Michele M. Lloyd

Michele M. Lloyd

1/10/2018

Michele May Lloyd of Hopewell Junction, NY died on January 10, 2018 at the age of 48. She was born in Carmel, NY, the daughter of Thomas Simmons and Pamela Burke. Most recently, Michele worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Vassar Warner Home for the elderly. She also received her Doctorate in Theology at Fordham University in 2017.Michele lived with a zest for life and was never at a loss for a smile. Her world revolved around her... Read more

Modest M. Oprysko

Modest M. Oprysko

1/10/2018

Modest M. Oprysko, a 32 year resident of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 60. He was born in the Bronx on March 31, 1957 to Jaroslaw and Maria Slabicky Oprysko, who immigrated from the Ukraine.Modest attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He graduated from Queens College and earned his Ph.D in Physical Chemistry from Columbia University.In 1986, he began working in research at... Read more

Anthony V. Battista

Anthony V. Battista

1/6/2018

Anthony V. Battista a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the age of 66 with his loving family by his side. He was born in the Bronx on November 2, 1951, the son of Frank and Yolanda Lombardi Battista.Anthony graduated from Kennedy Catholic High School in 1969 and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.On October 11, 1981 he married Sandra Salese... Read more

William M. Baer

1/3/2018

William M. Baer of Mahopac, NY passed away on January 3, 2018 at the age of 69. He was born in the Bronx on November 27, 1948, the son of William and Marie (Scaduto) Baer. William worked as a butcher at the A&P Grocery Store for 44 years. He was a proud veteran of the US Army and a life member of the VFW Auxillary Post 5491 and a member of American Legion Post 1080 in Mahopac, NY.William is survived by his mother Marie Baer Nesbitt and... Read more