Obituary

Father of the New York’s Check Cashing Industry – and renowned Collector of Italian Ceramics — Dies at 96.

Father of the New York’s Check Cashing Industry – and renowned Collector of Italian Ceramics — Dies at 96.

Father of the New York’s Check Cashing Industry – and renowned Collector of Italian Ceramics — Dies at 96. Howard I. Stein, founder of RiteCheck in 1949 and founder in 1957 of the Check Cashers Association of New York (FSCNY) […]

by · February 11, 2017 · Announcements, Obituary
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Former Bronx Congressman Robert “Bobby” Garcia Dead at 84

Fmr. Congressman Robert “Bobby” Garcia by Norelie Garcia Former Congressman Robert “Bobby” Garcia passed away the evening of January 25, 2017 at the VA Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he had moved from the mainland in 2013 due […]

Cuba's communist leader Fidel Castro at t Communist Party Central Committee meeting. Credit: The Telegraph (UK)

Vernuccio’s View: Good Riddance to Fidel Castro

By Frank V. Vernuccio, Esq. Fidel Castro violated human rights in almost every way imaginable. He was a key sponsor of international terrorism. His secret police had informants on every block. He imprisoned an extraordinary number of people, some of […]

by · November 30, 2016 · Obituary, Vernuccio's View
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In Memoriam: Former Assemblyman Murray Lewinter, December 12, 1926 – July 2, 2016

Bronx-born Murray Lewinter, a former state assemblyman who became a lobbyist after his political career, died Saturday at the age of 89. The World War II veteran passed away after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, said his son-in-law Bruce Solitar. […]

American Hero: Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. RIP

American Hero: Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. RIP

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown — former president of the Bronx Community College, director of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs at New York University, professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Tuskegee Airman during World War II — passed away at […]

President Barack Obama Mourns Loss of Muhammad Ali

President Barack Obama Mourns Loss of Muhammad Ali

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died of septic shock Friday night after he first arrived in the hospital Monday for a respiratory illness, a family spokesman said Saturday.

by · June 5, 2016 · Announcements, Obituary, Sports
Bronx Lawyer and Activist Ramon Jiménez, 68, Died

Bronx Lawyer and Activist Ramon Jiménez, 68, Died

Wake in Memory of Ramon Jiménez El Leon del Bronx (1948-2016) Saturday, May 14, 2016 4-8 pm Castle Hill Funeral Directors, Inc 1528 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10462 #6 Subway to Castle Hill Avenue Private Free Parking Available In […]

by · May 12, 2016 · Announcements, Obituary
Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta Dead at 83

Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta Dead at 83

On Wednesday former Deputy Mayor and Administration for Children’s Services, Department of Investigation and FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta died at age 83.  On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered that all flags shall be flown at half-staff on all City […]

by · March 25, 2016 · Announcements, News, Obituary
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Frank Sinatra, Jr. Dead at 72

  The Sinatra family said in a statement that Frank Sinatra, Jr. died unexpectedly Wednesday of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida.   Sinatra Jr. was the son of Sinatra’s first wife, Nancy Barbato Sinatra, and the […]

by · March 17, 2016 · Entertainment, Obituary
Novelist E. L. Doctorow Buried At Woodlawn Cemetery

Novelist E. L. Doctorow Buried At Woodlawn Cemetery

Bronx-born novelist and writer E. L. Doctorow, who died July 21st, was interred here at Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday, October 1st.  I was among only three others, besides the family, to attend.   He included Woodlawn in his novels “Ragtime” […]

IN MEMORIAM: Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies At 94

IN MEMORIAM: Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies At 94

Nancy Reagan, wife of former President Ronald Reagan, died on Sunday. She was 94.   The cause of death was congestive heart failure, according to her rep Joanne Drake, a spokeswoman with the Reagan Library.   “Mrs. Reagan will be […]

by · March 7, 2016 · News, Obituary
The Bronx Loses One of its Own – In memorial of Thomas J. Hefter Sr.

The Bronx Loses One of its Own – In memorial of Thomas J. Hefter Sr.

The Bronx loses one of its own In memorial of Thomas J. Hefter Sr. Thomas J. Hefter Sr. passed away December 10, 2015, with his children by his side. Son of Mary and Al born and raised in The Bronx […]

by · January 13, 2016 · Announcements, Bulletin Board, Obituary
A Time to be Born and A Time to be Celebrated

A Time to be Born and A Time to be Celebrated

Like most people living in this world, we have seen happiness as well as the passing of many whose lives we celebrate. As I look back on the past year I remember, not with sorrow, but with happiness the lives […]

by · January 4, 2016 · Bronx Personalities, Obituary
The Passing of NBA Legend Dolph Schayes

The Passing of NBA Legend Dolph Schayes

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: The Passing of NBA Legend Dolph Schayes “I would like to send my condolences to the family of NBA legend and Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes, who passed away today at the age of […]

by · December 10, 2015 · Announcements, Bulletin Board, Obituary
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Condolences to State Senator Jeff Klein on Passing of his Mother

Albany-based reporter Nick Reisman reporting on StateofPolitics.com writes: “Marilyn Klein, the mother of Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein, has died, a spokeswoman for the IDC said.  Klein, 77, was a former female Democratic district leader for the 80th […]