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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.

Pauline Lutz

7/1/2018

Pauline Lutz, a longtime resident of Mohegan Lake, NY passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the age of 91. She was born in Bronxville, NY on November 11, 1926, the daughter of Philip and Anna Schmidt Lutz.Pauline worked for the Westchester Co. Department of Social Services in Peekskill, NY before retiring. She enjoyed watching sports, particularly baseball.She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Shirley McCord and her husband, Chet... Read more

Fred Pfaffenbach

Fred Pfaffenbach

6/28/2018

Fred Pfaffenbach of Mahopac, NY died peacefully at his home on June 28, 2018 at the age of 92. He was born in New York City on September 21, 1925, the son of Fred and Gertrude (Miller) Pfaffenbach. After high school, Fred joined the Army Air Corps and served proudly as an airplane mechanic. On November 8, 1947 he married Theresa Acton and they were blessed with four children. After the war, Fred became a carpenter in the Northeastern Carpenters... Read more

Jacob "Jake" Alfonso Santoriella

Jacob "Jake" Alfonso Santoriella

6/26/2018

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Jake's name to https://www.stbaldricks.org/memorial/124Jacob "Jake" Alfonso Santoriella of Mahopac, NY died on June 26, 2018 at the age of 16 after a fierce 8 year battle with Leukemia. Jake was born on December 7, 2001 in Mt. Kisco, NY, the son of Robert Santoriella and Cristina Rodriguez Santoriella.Jake was a sophomore at Mahopac High School and enjoyed ice hockey, cheering for... Read more

Frank E. Demeter

Frank E. Demeter

6/25/2018

Frank E. Demeter, 85, of Mahopac, died peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at Northern Westchester Hospital. Born in Tarrytown, Frank was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Vecsey) Demeter. After graduating from Washington Irving High School in Tarrytown, Frank was drafted into the Korean War. He served in the United States Army until his honorable discharge on April 7, 1955. After the war, he attended New... Read more

George J. Castrataro

6/23/2018

George J. Castrataro of Croton-on-Hudson, NY passed away on June 23, 2018 at the age of 80. He was born in Queens, NY on January 3, 1938, the son of Vincenzo and Evelyn (Fiorito) Castrataro. George is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Elise Mary (Brennan) Castrataro, their children, Lynn Ann Castrataro and her husband Jeff Grayzel, James (Jim) Vincent Castrataro and his wife Dana, Michele Marie Newberger and her husband Jeremy;... Read more

Loretta Montoro

6/23/2018

Loretta Montoro of Spring Hill, FL and formerly of Mahopac, NY passed away on June 23, 2018 at the age 93. She was born in the Bronx, the daughter of Anthony and Mary(Mare) Menieri. She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Anna & Rosemarie, her husband Ralph & her son-in-law Peter.Loretta is survived by her daughter Donna Montoro Knaus and her grandchildren Jason (Ellen) Knaus, Darcel (Chris) Lombardo, Kim (Paul) DiPilato and 8 great... Read more

Anthony S. "Tony" Guarente

Anthony S. "Tony" Guarente

6/18/2018

Anthony S. "Tony" Guarente of Yorktown Heights, NY died on June 18, 2018 at the age of 73. He was born on September 20, 1944 in the Bronx, the son of Anthony and Anna (Mazzella) Guarente. On May 11, 2012, he married Mary Mazzoni in Mahopac, NY. Tony and Mary are retired teachers of the New York City school system.Throughout his life, Tony had a passion for learning, for literature (from Shakespeare to DC Comics), for movies, for history and... Read more

Antonio Monaco

Antonio Monaco

6/17/2018

Antonio Monaco of Carmel, NY passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the age of 81. He was born in Colledimezzo, Italy on November 21, 1936, the son of Ercole and Luisa (DelPeschio) Monaco.Antonio, along with his wife Maddalena and children Giorgio and Luisa came to the United States on August 3, 1969. He was a bricklayer and mason working for Rosen and Morelli Construction in Manhattan. He worked on many of the buildings that were built... Read more

Dennis G. Bunyea

6/13/2018

Dennis G. Bunyea, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the age of 71. He was born in Mahopac on January 20, 1947, the son of Clinton R. and Theresa Murphy Bunyea.Dennis was a mechanic for the Town of Carmel Highway Department, retiring after 28 years of service to the town. Dennis owned stock cars and raced his number 61 car in many of the states surrounding New York, including Pennsylvania,... Read more

William P. O'Dell

William P. O'Dell

6/10/2018

William P. O'Dell of Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the age of 64. He was born in Mt. Kisco, NY on March 9, 1954, the son of Wallace and Edna O'Dell.Bill was a retired auto body mechanic at Yorktown Auto Body in Yorktown Heights, NY. He loved country music, muscle cars and classic cars and his dog, Buddy.On October 22, 1996 he married Alice Mackenroth who survives at home. He is also survived by his daughter... Read more