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AMENDOLAGINE, VITA  
AMENDOLAGINE--Vita Gioia. November 24, 2008 We remember how you loved us to the day you passed six years ago. And still, we celebrate for you are in our hearts each and every day. With love, from your dear family
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 23, 2014
ARKIN, TESSIE  
ARKIN --Tessie April 10, 1912 -Nov. 22, 2000 Mom, always with love! Joan
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Published in The New York Times from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2014
BLLOM, Bernard  
BLOOM--Bernard D., D.D.S. 4/11/22-11/23/92. 22 years ago today. Alive in our hearts forever. Jack
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 23, 2014
BRECKER, JOAN  
BRECKER--Joan Rowcliffe. of Vero Beach, FL and Nantucket, MA died on Saturday, November 15, she was 87 years old. Mrs. Brecker was born at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the youngest of three devoted sisters that include the late Caroline Schaible and Marion Howard. Her father, Rear Admiral Gilbert J. Rowcliffe, began his naval career as a White House Aid to Presidents Taft and Theodore Roosevelt and he later held a number of senior posts in the Navy including Judge Advocate General. Her mother, Marion (nee Leutze) was the daughter of Rear Admiral Eugene H.C. Leutze, sister of Rear Admiral Trevor Leutze, and the granddaughter of Emanuel Leutze, the German American history painter, best known for his works, "Washington Crossing the Delaware" and the fresco in the US Capitol Building "Westward the Course of the Empire Takes Its Way." Mrs. Brecker graduated from George Washington University, after which she worked as a special education teacher for the Remedial Education Center in Washington, DC. In 1957, she married Richard Lee Brecker, an advertising executive and former Foreign Service Officer and they resided for over forty years in New York City and Nantucket. In 1990, they sold their New York apartment and moved to John's Island in Vero Beach. In New York, she was an active volunteer as a member of the Junior League. An accomplished pianist and lover of music, Mrs. Brecker served many years as a member of the national Council of the Metropolitan Opera and served on the Auditions Committee. She was also President of the Women of the Church of the Heavenly Rest, a member of the Altar Guild and the first female Warden of the Vestry. For her contributions to the Episcopal Church she was elected a Sister of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem in 1974. In Nantucket she was a Governor of the Nantucket Yacht Club, a member of the boards of the Sconset Casino, the Nantucket Historical Association and the Sconset Trust. She was also a Trustee of the Sconset Chapel. In Vero Beach she was President of the John's Island Garden Club. She was predeceased by her husband in 2005 and is survived by three beloved children: Pamela Brecker Hendrickson and her husband Douglas of New York City, Jarvis Rowcliffe Brecker and his wife Jennifer of Portland, OR and Caroline Brecker Yenor and her husband Jon of Riverside, CT; seven grandchildren and five nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on July 11, 2015 at 4:30pm in the Sconset Chapel, Siasconset, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to the Sconset Trust, Box 821, Siasconset MA 02564 or to the Naval War College Foundation, 686 Cushing Rd, Newport, RI 02841-1213.
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 23, 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
CHANG, HELEN  
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
CONHEENY, FERNANDA  
Conheeny--Fernanda Fernanda Gieffers Conheeny died peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Parents Alma and Henry Gieffers of Palm Beach predeceased her. She is survived by sisters Margherita Guttmann of Washington D.C., Alessandra Gieffers of North Palm Beach, and by nephew Hans Peter Guttmann of Washington D.C. Fernanda was a resident of Palm Beach for 20 years and of North Palm Beach for 10 years. She formerly had homes on Sutton Place, New York City, in Southampton and in Hampton Bays, NY. Fernanda's life will be celebrated with a Mass of the Resurrection at 10:00am at St. Edward Catholic Church on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Her interment will follow at the family plot at St. Joseph Cemetery in Hackensack, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her honor to Il Circolo, PO Box 2166, Palm Beach, FL 33480.
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 23, 2014
CRAMER, N.  
CRAMER--N. Ken, November 20, 2014 of Philadelphia, Pa. Devoted husband of the late Louise (nee Abramson). Beloved father of Jim Cramer and Nan (Todd Mason) Cramer. Dynamic grandfather of five grandchildren. Strong until the end! Services and interment were held at Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family requests that contributions in his memory be made to NAMI New York via their website: NamiNYCmetro.org or any other mental illness related charity. Joseph Levine & Sons www.levinefuneral.com
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Published in The New York Times from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, 2014
DANIELS, VALERY  
DANIELS--Valery F. We honor Valery Daniels, beloved woman and artist, who died November 16, 2014, age 59, encircled by family and friends. She succumbed to a rare cancer after three brave, hard years. Valery was a sculptor, with an MFA from Yale where she won the Tallix Fellowship and Wheedon Award. As an art therapist, she brought deep creativity and compassion to her work at Bellevue Hospital. Mourned by her daughters Annamariah and Claudia, her dear husband Andrew Knox, mother Mary Daniels, sister Leslie, and cherished family and friends. Her valor, originality, and kindness stay with us.
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Published in The New York Times from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2014
DOLCH, SYLVIA  
DOLCH--Sylvia, 105, beloved wife and mother, devoted grandmother, cherished great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, sister, and cousin of all degrees and removes, loved and admired by all her family and friends, passed away Friday night after a rich and full life. Rock of our family, she was an unfailing supporter, cheerleader, letter writer and correspondent throughout her life. Her house was the center of innumerable family gatherings, holiday dinners, and visits by all who knew and loved her: the warmth of those memories will last for all our days. She was blessed with great spirit and an unflagging mind, both strong and sharp until the very end. She was also blessed with devoted family and friends who visited often and were always in touch, and doubly blessed with her devoted sons, who cherished and safeguarded her in her final years. All of us who were loved and cherished by her, are in turn, blessed as well. She will be missed, but she will always be in our hearts. She is survived by her sons Howard and Norman; her daughters-in-law Sylvia and Ada; her grandchildren Peter, Robin, Lauren and Amy; and her great-grandchildren Daniel, Milo, Emmett, Jesse and Jacob. Services: today, Sunday, November 23rd, 11:15am at "The Riverside" Amsterdam Avenue and 76 Street.
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 23, 2014
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