Obituary

Photo: Staton Rabin for the New York Press Club. June 5, 2017. New York Press Club Journalism Awards dinner. The Water Club, NYC

Legendary Bronx-born Reporter, Gabe Pressman Dead at 93

New York Press Club Statement on the Passing of Gabe Pressman New York journalism has lost a legend and a moral compass with the passing of our friend Gabe Pressman. A tenacious seeker of the truth, there was no greater […]

Will Madonna (right) - via Facebook (Sonny Vataj)

Morris Park Attorney William Madonna Found Dead

Tragedy stuck today when Morris Park attorney William J. Madonna, Esq., “Will” as some friends called him, was found dead in his home. The cause of death, although unconfirmed, is believed to be a massive heart attack.   Since 1994, William […]

by · June 11, 2017 · Announcements, Law, News, Obituary
Funeral Details for Joseph Penasso

Funeral Details for Joseph Penasso

CORRECTION: Joseph Penasso is survived by Michele Avallone Pisciotta, his wife of 15 years, and stepsons, Nicholas J. Pisciotta Jr. and Michael Pisciotta. He is survived by his children, Jennifer Penasso Member, Giuseppe Penasso and Stephanie Penasso. He has 8 grandchildren and […]

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
Memorial Day Flagging. Courtesy 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