Obituaries

Josephine Bednarchak

Oct. 26, 1924 – Dec. 20, 2020

Josephine Bednarchak of Brewster, NY, passed away Sunday December 20, 2020, in Carmel, NY at the age of 96. She was born October 26, 1924, in New York, NY, daughter of the Late Frank and Stella Pisaniello. On September 10, 1949, she married Frank Bednarchak in Bronx, NY. They moved to Brewster in 1960. Josephine was predeceased by her husband […]

Harold J. Gary Jr.

Sept. 6, 1928 – Dec. 17, 2020

Harold J. Gary Jr. “a true gentleman”, 70-year resident of Carmel, NY, died peacefully holding his daughter’s hand at the home he built with his late wife on December 17, 2020. He was 92 years old. Harold was born on September 6, 1928, in Cumberland, Virginia son of Harold J. and Esther (Williams) Gary. Harold honorably served in the U.S […]

Gloria Ann Picardi Coppola

July, 21 1927 – Dec. 15, 2020

Gloria Ann Picardi Coppola, age 93, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on December 15, 2020. Gloria was born on July 21, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to Elizabeth and Frank Picardi. In 1948 she married her loving husband Salvatore Coppola, who predeceased her in 2005, and whom she met on a blind date that was the […]

Linda Johnson

Nov. 26, 1944 – Dec. 12, 2020

Beloved mother and grandmother Linda F. Johnson, 76, of Cortlandt Manor passed away quietly in her sleep on December 12th, 2020, after bravely battling a long illness. Born on November 26, 1944, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Evelyn and Robert J. Brazee, in May of 1968 she married Walter L. Johnson, who preceded her in death in 2001. Linda’s beloved son, […]

Robert R. McKinstry

Jan. 6, 1939 – Dec. 13, 2020

Robert R. McKinstry, of Patterson, NY, died peacefully at Waterview Hills Nursing Home on December 13, 2020. He was 81 years old. Born on January 6, 1939, in Vermont, son of the late James and Alice (Kirby) McKinstry. In May 1968, he married Evelyn May Coons; Evelyn predeceased him on December 26, 1998. Robert was a caretaker at the Club […]

Bernard ‘Bernie’ Gay

Bernie passed away on Saturday, December 5th, 2020, at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Florida. Bernie is the beloved father of Monica, Eileen, Denis and Allison; father-in-law to Peter Jones, Jim Gibson, Justine Parco and Chris Dawson; grandfather to Amanda, Kimberly and Timmy Jones; Mallory and Steven Gibson, Kevin, James and Matthew Gay; Oliver and Sam Dawson. Beloved son of Matthew […]

Kathleen Ann Civetta

July 1, 1944 - Dec. 8, 2020

Kathleen Ann Civetta, of Brewster, NY, transitioned peacefully on the arm of her guardian angel to the home of Our Lord on December 8, 2020, after a long and valiant fight with cancer. She was 76 years old. Kathleen wanted to know that she’d done everything she could do and was assured she had. Born on July 1, 1944, in […]

Alva McLeod-Scott

October 13, 1958 – Dec. 2, 2020

Alva McLeod-Scott, of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, December 2, 2020. She was 62 years old. Born on October 13, 1958, in San Fernando, Trinidad, she is the daughter of the late Clifford and Agatha (Faraday) McLeod. Alva emigrated to the United States on Dec. 27, 1982, lived in Brooklyn, and […]

Janna Kreps

March 17, 1953 - Nov. 24, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Janna Kreps, age 67, on November 24, 2020. Janna was born on March 17, 1953, in Astoria, NY to Heinz and Doreen (Wareing) Debrich. She married the love of her life, Richard Kreps, on March 23, 1974, in Astoria and they were blessed with two wonderful sons. Janna loved working […]

Hedy McCloskey

Hedy McCloskey, of Carmel, died on Sunday at Putnam Hospital Center. She was 71 years old. Hedy was born in 1949, the daughter of William and Elsie McCloskey. She was a registered nurse and the director of nursing supervisor at Putnam Hospital Center. She enjoyed music/reading and the simplicities of life. Hedy was a kind and compassionate person who strove […]


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