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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.

Connie Toscano


Connie Toscano, of Mahopac, NY formerly of Yonkers, NY passed away on Tuesday July 31, 2012. She was 95.Connie retired from the Meat Cutters Union Local 489 where she was employed as an executive secretary. She was an avid Yankee fan and dancer until the end.She is survived by her daughter Pamela Cody and her husband Frank, grandchildren Tami Calvi and her husband Rocco and Thomas Cody and her great-grandchildren Ryan, Abby, Henry and... Read more

Claire Valeri


Claire Valeri of Mahopac, NY passed on July 30, 2012 at the age of 70. A loving Wife, a caring Mother and loved Gradmother. She passed in the arms of her family. She is survived by her husband of 48 years Albino, 3 children, Judith and her husband Louis of Mahopac, Christine and her husband Robert of Hopewell Junction and Michael and his wife Amanda of Lagrange. She is also survived by 7 loving grandchildren Nicholas, Christopher ,Michael,... Read more

Edward Charles Benson


Edward Charles Benson of Mahopac, born on August 18, 1931 passed away peacefully on July 28, 2012 surrounded by his family.Devoted husband of Frances Benson predeceased in 2010. He is survived by six children, Edward E. Benson, Carol Sigurjonsson, Gail Sigurjonsson, Katherine Egger, Constance Norby, Eric G. Benson, one sister, Catherine Westwick, 15 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.Edward served in the Marines during the Korean... Read more

Norman Fisher


Norman Fisher of Brewster, NY passed away on Saturday July 28th, 2012. He was 69. Norm graduated from Brewster High School in 1961. He served in the Army National Guard from 1964 through 1970. An avid racing enthusiast he competed in the SCCA and IMSA from '69 through '77 and was the 1974 NY Region A Sedan Champion.Norm, along with his brothers and parents, owned and operated Fisher Brothers Chevrolet in Mahopac, where he was the Service... Read more

Peter Lasalandra


Peter Lasalandra, of Mahopac, NY and formerly of Flushing, Queens, passed away Saturday July 21, 2012. He was 81. Peter was born in Mola, De Bari, Italy on September 2, 1930, the son of Joseph and Sibilia Polazzo Lasalandra.Peter came to the United States in 1952. Shortly thereafter he was drafted into the US Army and served in Korea. He was employed as a mason at NY-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, retiring in 1994.On June 21,... Read more

Albert F. Hicinbothem

Albert F. Hicinbothem


Albert F. Hicinbothem of Mahopac, NY passed away on Tuesday July 17, 2012. He was 91. He was born on June 11, 1921 in the Bronx, NY the son of Albert and Elsa Uthe Hicinbothem.On November 8, 1942 he married Helen Upham in Maryland. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons Robert and his wife Susan and Peter and his wife Denise, his daughter Judith Ellis and her husband Larry, his grandchildren Robert Jr., Heather, Erica, Kevin,... Read more

M. Loretta Baldwin


M. Loretta Baldwin, a resident of Carmel, NY since 1964, passed away on July 10, 2012 at the age of 81, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New York City on March 6, 1931, the daughter of Frederick and Mary Loretta (Braue) Hergert.Loretta was an administrative manager with IBM Corp., retiring in 1986.On April 12, 1953 she married Robert W. Baldwin in Bayside, NY. In addition to her husband, she is survived by... Read more

Thomas M. Gaynor


Thomas M. Gaynor, 69, a forty-one year resident of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7th. He was born on October 28, 1942, the son of Thomas D. and Margaret (McQuade) Gaynor. Thomas was a proud Marine Corps veteran earning a Presidential Service Certificate for Honorable Service in the White House and served 17 years with the NYPD. He is survived by his wife Virginia, his son Thomas and wife, Jacque; son Robert and wife... Read more

John Rodak, Jr.

John Rodak, Jr.


John H. Rodak Jr., a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY died unexpectedly of natural causes on Friday July 6, 2012. He was 48. John was born in Peekskill, NY on September 6, 1963, the son of John and Marie Mantovi Rodak who predeceased him.John graduated Mahopac High School in 1982 and was employed in the Mahopac Central School District.John, who always had a ready smile, loved riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family.... Read more

John F. Zaborney


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