Lyda E. Rojas of Carmel, NY died on October 15, 2009, at Putnam Hospital Center with her five children by her side. She was 78 years old. Mrs. Rojas was born on September 17, 1931, in Andahuaylas, Peru. She immigrated to New York in 1958 with her husband Dr. Gilberto Rojas and two-year-old son, Henry. She lived in Carmel for the past 41 years. She is survived by her five children, Henry, Alex, Lyda, Patty and Marcela; seven grandchildren, Marga Lane, Gaston, Anita, Ciera, Ryan, Emma and Zyla; and two sisters, Ruth and Amelia.
Calling hours are Sunday, Oct. 18, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cargain Funeral Home, 10 Fowler Ave., Carmel, NY. The funeral service will be held on Monday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake, Noonan Drive, Lake Carmel, NY. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation, 670 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel, NY 10512.