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CALDON, WALTER  
CALDON--Walter. Walter Caldon, of New York, NY died on Saturday, November 22. He was 92 years old and lived near Lincoln Center. After a brief illness he died peacefully in hospice at Mt. Sinai hospital in Manhattan after sustaining a head injury in a fall at the hospital. Mr. Caldon was born in Staten Island, NY. His parents, Ida Dissen(a), born in Vitebsk, and Samuel Kaldovsky, born in Kiev, emigrated to the U.S. in the first years of the 20th century. He was the youngest of three children that included the late Ruth Levine (1907-1973) and Frances Gold (1916-2000). He is survived by his sisters' children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Before the war, Mr. Caldon studied at Brooklyn College and The Art Students League. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946. In recognition of his academic potential, he was selected to complete a program in Civil Engineering at Rutgers University in 1943-44 under U.S. Army sponsorship. After the war, he completed a B.S. and M.A. in Fine Arts with a minor in Music at Columbia University and subsequently a Diplome at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris where he studied under composer Artur Honegger. From 1952-1973, he worked as a Civil Engineer for the New York City Housing Authority. He worked on high-rise construction during a period of great postwar expansion of the Authority. Mr. Caldon lived for over 50 years in a townhouse in Greenwich Village. After he stopped working, he also spent time at a weekend home in Southold, NY. His lengthy retirement included several extended stays in his beloved Paris as well as composing music for performing arts productions and painting. He wrote musical scores for the Living Theater, the Open Theater, The Martha Graham Dance Company and The Actors Studio among others. His paintings were featured in American Artist in August 1975 and in one-man gallery shows in Paris and New York. His work is represented in corporate and private collections in New York, Germany and France. Many of the paintings depict urban scenes, often evoking a sense of the sublime or mysterious in otherwise familiar surroundings. There would be many piquant episodes to relate. In the early 1970s, Mr. Caldon was known to leash- walk his pet capuchin monkey around the Village in diapers. As if that weren't enough, he also enjoyed smuggling the monkey into the movies inside his shirt where she would sleep blissfully until the credits rolled. One week something alarmed the monkey and she went free-range in a crowded Manhattan movie house during the second reel. The rest of the story is perhaps best left to the imagination. He was fiercely independent until the end of his life. He was grateful for the help of friends but he often confounded them by not accepting even the most basic services that make life here less arduous. On the day of his fall, he rode two buses to the hospital when he could have easily paid for the cab ride across town. He was an intense, witty friend whose sense of humor and wonderment at simple details that most of us fail to notice are missed by those fortunate enough to have known him. You could have fun in even the most dismal surroundings if you could only catch his eye. The flaws in our English and French syntax shall hereafter go uncorrected. There will be a Memorial at a future date.
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 26, 2014
CARRO, MELVIN  
CARRO--Melvin J., died November 20, 2014. Remembering our dear friend and Maury's longtime law partner with love and respect. Condolences to Carol and family. Maurice & Marion Spanbock
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 25, 2014
CARRO, MELVIN  
CARRO--Melvin J, passed away on November 20, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ. He was born in Revere, MA on January 12, 1923 to Ruth and Leon Carro. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Racoosin Carro, his son Richard S. Carro, daughter-in-law Laura and granddaughters Sabrina Evelyn and Amanda Rose. He was predeceased by his first wife, Evelyn Katz Carro. He is also survived by first cousins Joan Vernick, Barbara VonSchlicht and Audrey Heckler, and nieces and nephews Robert Seid, Andrew Seid, Elizabeth Seid Silber, Kathy Seid-Eriksson, Mitchell and Kathy Racoosin and Tom and Robyn Racoosin Bernitt. Funeral services at Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Scottsdale, on Monday, November 24 at 11am. The family asks that those interested in honoring the memory of Mel Carro consider a donation to the Harvard College Fund, Boston, MA.
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 23, 2014
CAVIANO, MICHAEL  
CAVIANO--Michael. Miss you still. Love you always. Dolores
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 22, 2014
Cavicchi, Joan C  
1934 - 2014 Joan C. Cavicchi, 80, born and raised in Plymouth, MA, loving sister of Allen and his wife Deborah and aunt of Joseph and his wife Lauren, Susanne, Kathryn and Michael, passed away on November 7, 2014 in New York City. Retired, Joan taught music in the Scarsdale New York schools for over thirty years, she was a long-time member of The Cecilia Chorus of New York and served as well on their Music Committee and Board of Directors. An excellent pianist, Joan was a devoted member of the Senior Chamber Music group at the 92nd Street Y, also an appreciated member and former Vice President of the New York Philharmonic Volunteer Council. After her passion for classical music, Joan loved world travel and summering on the beaches of Cape Cod. Donations may be sent in her memory to The Cecilia Chorus of New York, PO Box 421 FDR Station New York, NY 10150-0421
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Published on NYTimes.com from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2014
CHANG, HELEN - Appleton  
CHANG--Helen Chung-Hung (Hsiang), 77, of Appleton, WI, on November 12. Helen was born in Shanghai at the dawn of the Second Sino-Japanese War. After moving to Taiwan, she attended and was the valedictorian of her class at Taipei First Girls' High School. She then emigrated to the United States and received a BA from Mount Mercy University in English and psychology, with coursework at Columbia University, and a BA from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in piano pedagogy. She was also a certified teacher of the Suzuki Method. Together with her husband Nai Lin and their young family, Helen lived and worked in New York City before moving to Appleton, where she maintained a private piano studio until 2014. Helen was a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. During her 42 year career, Helen taught and was devoted to hundreds of students, many of whom earned musical distinctions and several of whom have also gone on to have careers in music. Helen is predeceased by her parents, Cheng-Tze Kiang and Edward Hsiang. She is survived by her husband Nai Lin Chang; her daughters Tai Chang Terry (F. Davis Terry, Jr.), Dr. Huan Justina Chang (Robert Stauffer), Lan Samantha Chang (Robert Caputo) and Dr. Ling Patricia Chang (Joseph Finnin); her grandchildren Rick, Will and Alden Terry, Sophia and Justin Stauffer and Antonia Caputo; and her brothers Harry C. Hsiang (Nancy) and Henry C. Hsiang (Gladys). Her daughters especially will miss her for her drive and determination, wisdom, and sense of humor, as well as her high standards. A Memorial will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 3:30 pm in the Pusey Room, Warch Campus Center, Lawrence University, 711 East Boldt Way, Appleton, WI. For more information, please contact hchang3@uic.edu .
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 23, 2014
CHILDRESS, LUCY  
CHILDRESS--Lucy Elizabeth 6/18/1981--11/22/2013. Beloved daughter of Diana and Steve, sister of Nina, Jeffrey, and Lily. Dear Lucy, you are always in our hearts.
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 22, 2014
COHN, ALAN - New York  
COHN--Alan. UJA-Federation of New York mourns the passing of Alan Cohn, beloved husband of Betsy Cohn. A longtime leader of our community, Alan leaves behind a legacy of exceptional Jewish philanthropy. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Alan's wife, Betsy; his children, Deborah (Charlotte Patterson) and Susan (Jonathan Klein); his grandchildren; and the entire family. Alisa R. Doctoroff, President; Linda Mirels, Chair of the Board; Eric S. Goldstein, CEO
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 19, 2014
COHN, ALAN - New York  
COHN--Alan. Our deepest sympathies to our director Betsy Cohn and her family. Alan was a true and generous gentleman. Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee Hon. Harriet Cornell, Chair
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 19, 2014
Cohn, Alan D - New York  
The Hamilton Partnership for Paterson mourns the loss of Alan D. Cohn, who supported the creation of the new Paterson Great Falls National Park to improve the quality of life in his hometown of Paterson, NJ. Leonard A. Zax, President Martin Vergara II, Chairman
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Published on NYTimes.com from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2014
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