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Marie H. Bertuch

Marie H. Bertuch

Marie H Bertuch born in Bogota, Columbia on October 29, 1919 and a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY died peacefully on Tuesday March 21, 2023 at the age of 103.


Marie came to the United States with her family as a young girl and attended schools in New Rochelle. With school completed she worked a number of factory jobs there. Marie was introduced to a young man by mutual friend Patricia Peterson. The young man was Fred Bertuch who later became her husband. Fred and Marie were inseparable. When Fred passed away in 2006 after 65 years of marriage it was an extremely difficult time for Marie. Fortunately with much loving support from their two children, Anthony and Kathryn, and the grace of God, Marie was able to continue life for another seventeen years.


One of Marie’s great joys later in life was when family friend Vickie Pardo reunited her with family from Bogota.


Marie was a kind and thoughtful soul, touching many lives of those she met with her warm smile and ever-present optimism. Marie was always quick to lend a helping hand to others and offer words of encouragement to those in need. She always chose to see the “good” in a person. She prayed frequently and spoke of The Good Lord often. She lived a wonderful and meaningful live and will live on in the hearts of many.


Left to survive and cherish her memory are loving son Anthony and his wife Mirlande, loving daughter Kathryn DiRe and her husband Joseph, grandson Michael Irizarry, niece Arlene Diamonti who loved Marie dearly and Daniel Triana of her remaining family in Bogota.


Predeceased by her dear loving husband Fred in 2006 and her sister Cecilia in 2011.


A private memorial service will be held graveside.


We want to thank in-laws from the Messina family for their thoughtfulness and prayers over the years. We wish to thank other family and friends for their many prayers, thank all of the wonderful staff at United Hebrew New Rochelle where Marie resided for many years and to recognize the support provided by the United Healthcare nurse practitioners.

Gertrude Goldstein

Goldstein, Gertrude

Passed away at the age of 102 on March 1, 2023 . Loving wife to the late Benjamin Goldstein; beloved mother to Walter Goldstein (Dr. Toni Walzer) and Joel Goldstein (Reed Goodman); adored grandmother of Rebecca Salamone and Marc Goldstein; and beloved great-grandmother of Kate and Dylan Salamone.  She is also survived by Debra Goldstein and Michael Salamone.  She was a cherished aunt to all her nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her wonderful sisters Ruth Reich and Blanche Comras Rivkin.

Gertrude was an active member of Congregation Anshe Sholom in New Rochelle, where she lived for over 65 years after moving from Pelham Parkway in the Bronx.  She was a member of the Sisterhood at Anshe Sholom, volunteered at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, NY, and was a cub scout den mother when no one else would raise their hand.  She also tutored young bilingual children to improve their English at the Lincoln School in New Rochelle. After raising her two sons, she went back to work.  She had started her retail career at Sterns Department Store in NYC before WWII.  When she returned to work she ran the better dress department at Lord &Taylor for many years, where she made lifelong friends and was promoted to head up four departments.   She helped outfit some A-list women, most of whom she enjoyed waiting on.

Gertrude and her sisters all lived long and interesting lives and lived independently, even at their advanced ages, and each remained sharp as a tack. They were avid readers and commenters on the state of the world. The Konigsberg sisters were not shy or timid.

Services will be private at the request of Gertrude and her family. Interment: Mt. Eden Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. Donations in her name may be made to Congregation Anshe Sholom, 50 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10805

Sebastiano Motta

Church Service Saturday  5-8pm

At Generations Church 592 Main Street New Rochelle

Visitation at the funeral home Sunday 2/12 4-8pm

Private cremation

John J. Manning

John J. Manning

John Joseph Manning of New Rochelle passed away peacefully Sunday, January 29, 2023. He was born September 21, 1930 in Larchmont and spent his long and blessed life in New Rochelle.  He graduated from Blessed Sacrament High School in 1948, served proudly as a United States Marine during the Korean War, and graduated from Iona College.

John married Mary Jean Gilman on July 20, 1957 at St. Joseph’s Church, Yonkers, NY.  Mary passed away in 2015.  John and Mary are survived by their four children: Catherine C. Manning and Jean M. Manning of New Rochelle, John Manning (Elizabeth) of Fort Myers, Florida, Francis (Frank) Manning (Nicole) of Edinburg, NY, and grandchildren Olivia, Scott and Ali.  John also is survived by his sisters Margaret of New Rochelle and Patricia of Rhinebeck; and his brothers William of New Rochelle, Frank of Jacksonville, NC and Matthew of Murphy, NC; and his numerous nieces and nephews.

John worked for the People’s Bank for Savings (and several successor banks) on North Avenue in New Rochelle for nearly 40 years.  He was a past President of the New Rochelle Rotary Club, served as a director of the New Rochelle YMCA, and was very active as a member of Holy Name of Jesus parish.  He also was a member of the American Legion and the Irish Benevolent Association in New Rochelle.

John generously gave his time to many other charitable organizations as well throughout the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to Holy Name of Jesus Church, 75 Lispenard Avenue, New Rochelle, NY or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of George T. Davis Funeral Home in New Rochelle.

Visiting Wednesday (2/1) 4pm ~ 8pm

Mass Thursday (2/2) 10am Holy Name of Jesus Church

Entombment St. Mary’s Cemetery

Nayeli Rosales Lopez

Nayeli Rosales Lopez

Nayeli Rosales Valencia, de Larchmont, Nueva York, falleció el 23 de Enero de 2023, a la edad de 34 años. Hija de Salome Rosales y Gregoria Rosales, ella nació en Juxtlahuaca Oaxaca Mexico, el 1 de Enero de 1989. Nayeli pasó sus primeros años disfrutando de su país antes de mudarse a Nueva York, donde pasó el resto de sus años creando su linda familia. Nayeli, junto con su esposo, Juan Luis Valencia, crearon a sus tres hijas preciosas. Como hija, hermana, esposa, madre, y amiga, Nayeli siempre seguirá siendo amada, apreciada, y recordada por su gran corazón, carácter, consejos, y por su fuerza y determinación. A Nayeli le sobreviven sus padres, Salome Rosales, Gregoria Rosales, sus hijas, Aylin Rosales, Sujey Valencia, Kaylee Valencia, y su esposo Juan Luis Valencia. También sobreviven sus hermanos Edit Maribel Rosales, Jesus Rosales, Marciano Rosales e Ittai Rosales, sus tias Candida Rosales, Jacinta Rosales, sus sobrinas Nissaguie Rosales y Greymari Rosales, y prima Juana Altamirano. Y muchos más familiares amados.

 Nayeli Rosales Valencia, of Larchmont, New York,  passed away on January 23, 2022. Daughter of Salome Rosales and Gregoria Rosales, she was born in Juxtlahuaca Oaxaca Mexico, on January 1, 1989. Nayeli spent her early years enjoying her home country before moving to New York, where she spent the rest of her years building a loving family. Nayeli with her husband, Juan Luis Valencia raised their three beautiful daughters. As a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend, Nayeli will continue to be loved, appreciated, and remembered for her great heart, character, advice , strength, and determination. Nayeli is survived by her parents Salome Rosales and Gregoria Rosales, her daughters, Aylin Rosales, Sujey Valencia, Kaylee Valencia, and her husband Juan Luis Valencia. Also surviving her are her siblings, Edit Maribel Rosales, Jesus Rosales, Marciano Rosales, and Ittai Rosales, her nieces Nissaguie Rosales and Greymari Rosales, her aunts Candida Rosales and Jacinta Rosales, and Cousin Juana Altamirano and many other loved and cherished family and friends.

1/29 Sunday, Funeral 4:00pm ~ 8:00pm

1/30 Monday, Interment Greenwood Union Cemetery Pending

1/29 Domingo, Funeral 4:00pm ~ 8:00pm

1/30 Lunes, Entierro Greenwoond Union Cementerio


Anthony J. Grimaldi

Anthony J. Grimaldi

Anthony J Grimaldi


In Loving Memory of Anthony Grimaldi


Anthony was born in East Harlem on September 19th, 1935, he graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in 1953. He moved up to City Island shortly after that where he met his future wife, Betty Grimaldi.  They had two children, Helen Grimaldi Vaughan & Joe Grimaldi.

“Tony” is survived by his wife of 65 years Betty Grimaldi, his two children Helen and Joe, his Daughter-In-Law Bernadette Galvin Grimaldi and his four Grandchildren, Nicholas Vaughan, Joseph Grimaldi, Matthew Grimaldi & Jenna Grimaldi. He is also survived by his brother, Freddy Grimaldi.

Tony was a Salesman in the Printing Business for over 40 years. He retired at the age of 70 and was retired for 17 plus years. He loved going to Atlantic City, and Las Vegas to play Black Jack, he was quite the “Black Jack Player”. He was a huge Yankee fan, he followed them since 1949 when he went to Yankee Stadium for his first time.

He coached the Little League on City for many years and was always telling stories about his days of coaching.


Family meant everything to Tony, he was the most generous and loving person to his family and friends, he always had kind words for everyone that he met. He was an avid walker and would walk up and down City Island Avenue several times a day, he was always smiling and always said hello to people he would pass by.


Tony is predeceased by his Mother Madeline “Helen” Grimaldi, his father Michael Grimaldi, his brother Michael “Mickey” Grimaldi and his Son-In-Law Stephen Vaughan.


Visitation Tuesday 1/3 3:00-7:00pm

Mass Wednesday 1/4 St. Mary Star of the Sea Church 11:00AM

Interment Pelham Cemetery

Laniese Castel

Visiting Friday 12/23 4pm ~ 8pm

Mass Saturday 12/ 24 Holy Family Church 10am

Interment to follow to Greenwood Union Cemetery

Morris Kujawski

Morris Kujawski passed away aged 102 ½ on December 17, 2022 in Bronx, NY. He was born in Lodz, Poland on May 21, 1920 to Zukena (Alter) and Chana Bawelnik. During World War II, he was first imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto and then transferred to Auschwitz. He and a younger brother were the sole surviving members of the family. Following the war, Morris and his beloved bride Sally immigrated to the United States where they created a new life for themselves and welcomed two sons. He set up shop in the Bronx as a decorator and was a master craftsman with textiles. He continued to work well into his eighties, although he closed the store prior to Sally’s death in 1985. Staunchly independent, he never remarried although his relationship with his girlfriend Sonya lasted three decades. Following the death of his elder son Allen, Morris insisted on living alone until a broken hip required him to go into rehab. The family is extremely grateful for the loving care that he received from the staff of Pelham Parkway Nursing Care & Rehab Facility over the past five and a half years. He is survived by his younger son Marvin, daughter-in-law Madeleine, granddaughters Sara and Beth, and former daughter-in-law Cindy. A private graveside service will be held.

Sylvia Greenberg

Visiting Tuesday 12/13/2022 from 10 am – 10:30 am

Service Tuesday 12/13/2022 at 10:30am in the funeral chapel

Interment Riverside Cemetery 12/13/2022 following service

Florence Katz

Florence Katz was 5 weeks short of her 99th birthday. She was born in the Bronx to Morris and Lena Reichner, the youngest of four children. She had three older brothers, with whom she was close her entire life.  She attended Walton High School and graduated from Hunter College at the age of 19 with a degree in music with aspirations of being a concert pianist. She studied piano for many years and performed concerts in local venues in the NY area.  Music was a source of great comfort for her and played well into her advanced years. Florence married Gerald Eckstein only a few months after graduating college and gave birth to her son Paul and a few years later to her daughter Roberta. She eventually secured a long term position at the Porter Henry Company where she advanced from administrative assistant to chairperson of the Board over the years. In July 1958, Florence and family moved from the Bronx to New  Rochelle  where she would remain for the rest of her life.
In 1980, Florence divorced Gerald, and a year later married Stanley Katz of White Plains and became a stepmother to Cima and Noah. She and Stanley traveled to many places in Europe, most notably in Italy. She continued her piano studies with Professor Gregory Haimovsky. Florence and Stanley had many wonderful social gatherings at  their house on Paine Avenue, and were famous for their Porch Parties.
She is survived by Paul (Denise) Eckstein, Roberta (Michael) Wolf, Grandchildren Deborah, Jamie, Daniel, Matthew, Joshua and Rebecca) and former daughter-in-law Sue Lipman Eckstein. ,The family has grown even more with 3 great-grandchildren (Miles, Alex and Nina). She was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was a beloved matriarch of the family.
Florence and Stanley were involved with the Ranachqua Foundation, founded by Stanley and friends as young men to help fund college education for Eagle Scouts from the Bronx. Donations can be made in Florence’s honor to Ranachqua Foundation, 1732 Astor Ave., Bronx, NY 10469.

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