Daniel Charles Iarocci, 93, of Stephenson Blvd., New Rochelle, died Feb. 14.
A lifelong resident of New Rochelle, Mr. Iarocci was born Nov. 13, 1926 to Donato and Santa (Spada) Iarocci. He served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War Two on LST-821.
He worked for the City of New Rochelle’s Parks and Recreation Department for 28 years. He was a park grounds man at Davenport Park and worked part time at Five Islands Parks after he retired in 1993.
In his youth, Mr. Iarocci was a sales clerk at Ware’s Department Store (where he met his future bride, Pauline Manfrida) and Jack’s Army and Navy Store in New Rochelle.
He was a member of the local Elks Club for more than 50 years and was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 58 years; a son, Gary; and a brother, Matthew. He is survived by a son, James P. (Jim) of Madison, Conn.; a daughter, Annette Clark of Oneida, NY; a brother, John of Norfolk, Conn.; granddaughters, Julie Iarocci, of New Rochelle, and Amanda Eisinger, and he husband, Paul, of Kirkville, NY; great-grandchildren, Michael, Daniel and Samantha Eisinger of Kirkville, and Jacob Clark of South Carolina; and many very special neighbors.
Calling hours and a short service will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at George T. Davis Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals-on-Wheels of New Rochelle and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Philip Greiss, a longtime resident of Eastchester, died on February 13, 2020. He was 89.
Philip was born on September 15, 1930 in Mount Vernon, NY, to the late Max and Ethel (Finkel) Greiss.
Philip was a professional musician, performer and teacher throughout the years before his retirement.
He is survived by his children Michael (Keri) Greiss and Ellen (Martin) Alexander and his 5 grandchildren: Matthew, Mickey, Joshua, Zachary and Samantha and his sister-in-law Lois. Also survived by his nephew Jeffrey and his family and his cousins Anne and Betty.
He was predeceased by his wife Carol and his sister Helene.
A graveside service will take place on Sunday, February 16 at 1 pm at Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.
Marjorie Wohl passed away at the Calvary Hospital on February 3, 2020. She was 92 years old. A proud, lifelong second generation New Rochellean, Marjorie Ann Atrick was born on July 25, 1927. Her parents owned Dormar Bags. She was not only valedictorian of her class at Isaac E. Young High School, but she graduated a year ahead of herself. In 1948, she graduated with honors from Cornell University’s Arts and Sciences with an AB in Zoology. At the age of 21, she married the love of her life, Charles Wohl, who predeceased her in 2012. During their early years of marriage, she obtained her Masters in Education from New York University and would later briefly teach in New Rochelle Public Schools.
In 1974, Marjorie was the first woman in New Rochelle, to become an owner/broker. For over 40 years she practiced real estate in New Rochelle. From 1974-2001, she was owner/broker of Marjorie Wohl Real Estate. Then in 2001, she became a co-owner/broker of Marjorie Wohl Town & Country. In 2005, Marjorie and her partners sold Marjorie Wohl Town & Country to Coldwell Banker, where between 2005-2009, she co-listed with her daughter, Hope, the highest priced property that office had ever listed to date. In 2010, she joined Prudential Wykagyl Rittenberg and finally, in 2015, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. In addition to these achievements, she was at one time the treasurer of the New Rochelle Chapter of the Westchester County Board of Realtors.\She not only enjoyed a sterling reputation within the industry, but she was greatly revered for her integrity, intelligence, quick wit, humor and kindness. To the public, the name Marjorie Wohl, was synonymous with class, refinement, strong work ethics and impeccable service in real estate. She was always thrilled and delighted when people would stop by her office to tell her how much they had loved working with her and how ecstatic they were with their homes.
Marjorie was not only an exceptional Realtor and an adoring wife, but was the greatest and most wonderful mother that any child could ever hope to have. She was loving, supportive and encouraging. She loved her family unconditionally…they were her world.
In addition to her husband, Marjorie was predeceased by her daughter, Linda, in 2018. She is survived by her daughter Hope, sons Edward (Julianne) and Kenneth (Myriam), grandchildren Jack, Luke, Jonathan and Beverly.
Here’s looking at you, kid!
Burial will be private.
Deaconess Owlet Wright Knight, 77, passed away on January 27, 2020 at White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York. Sister Knight was born February 15, 1942 in Manchester, New Broughton, Jamaica, West Indies to the late Ethel Wright Wright and Samuel W. Wright.
Sister Knight graduated from high school in Manchester and attended New Broughton United Church of Grand Cayman. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Noel G. Knight in 1969. After getting married, they relocated to Port Chester, New York.
Sister Knight held several different positions during her career. She was employed by Lifesavers, King Street Nursing Home, United Hospital and retired from White Plains Hospital in 2018. She was a faithful and diligent worker throughout the years.
Sister Knight leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Lisa Moorer and Jo-Ann Knight of Mount Vernon, NY; one son, Andrew Knight of Fleetwood, NY; one sister, Melvina Campbell, Jamaica, West Indies; four brothers, Edmond (Orsa), Osmond (Elrita), Wildman and Derrick Wright all of Jamaica, West Indies; a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives; one goddaughter and many friends.
Visiting will be on Friday, February 7 from 4-8pm at George T. Davis Funeral Home LLC, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Bowen Memorial Baptist Church located in 14 N Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10553. Burial will take place at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY
Louise Gompertz Stern, 98 years old of Eastchester, passed away on January 21, 2020.
A Graveside Service is scheduled for Thursday, January 23 at 1pm at Sharon Gardens Cemetery.
The family will be visiting (Shiva) for family and friends on Thursday from after the service til 7pm, on Friday 1-5pm and on Saturday from 6-9pm at the family residence. At a later date, the family will be scheduling a memorial service.
Visiting Thursday, Jan.2 4-8pm
Mass Friday, Jan.3 10:30am Blessed Sacrament Church
Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Lorna Berger of Lenox, Massachusetts, formerly of New Rochelle, N.Y., passed away at the age of 90. Lorna was born on November 8, 1928 in London, England. As a child, she survived the bombings of London during the Battle of Britain, and moved to New York in 1956. On October 11, 1958 she was married to Zdenek Berger, a professor at Iona College in New Rochelle. They raised three daughters. Lorna graduated from Iona College and began a long career as a social worker in the Westchester County Department of Social Services, assisting hundreds of children in crisis and earning the respect and admiration of her colleagues. Things she loved most in life included the Hudson Park beach, fresh garden tomatoes, watching birds, a “nice cup of tea,” the color royal blue, and her grandchildren. Lorna was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her daughters, Karen Berger, Denise Berger-Abouaf, and Judith Berger Eforo, and by her six beloved grandchildren: Evan, John, Sara, Alexander, Edward, and Danielle. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the Church of St. James the Less in Scarsdale, N.Y., with a reception following at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Church of St. James the Less to benefit the Midnight Run, which assists the homeless with food and clothing.
Graveside service 12pm at Forest Green Park Cemetery in Morganville, New Jersey
Martin Gorman, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on December 7th 2019. He was 90. Martin was born in Brooklyn on April 24, 1929, to the late Morris and Gertrude (Schwartz) Gorman.
Marty got his degree in accounting from Pace College prior to serving in the Army during the Korean War.
Marty dedicated his life to his family and his business, the Electronic Transformer Company in Paterson N.J. He provided employment as well as opportunities to grow, and supported many people in the community, changing lives of those he touched in a positive way. He encouraged his employees to advance, develop their skills and realize their potential even when they didn’t envision a future for themselves. He was a kind and generous man not only with his family, friends and business, but in every aspect of his life.
In his spare time, Marty and his lovely wife, Ethel, enjoyed spending time with friends. He loved to make people laugh or at least smile. Marty and Ethel both enjoyed the arts and supported music, dance and theater. He was a dedicated Knicks and Yankees fan and regularly attended their games. His favorite sport was paddleball, but he also played tennis, ran, and rode his bicycle. And then there was his passion for food. In addition to savoring a nice restaurant with family and/or friends, his favorite delicacies were hot dogs, french fries and decadent desserts, can’t leave that out!
Marty is survived by his 3 daughters Claudia Gorman Schachner, Jessica Taylor and Allison Gorman Nachtigal; his six grandchildren Alec, Marisa, Nicole, Matthew, Jarret and Alexia and his great grandchild Izzy.
A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, December 10th, at 11:00 am at the George T. Davis Funeral Home, 16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle, NY 10805. Interment will follow at Wellwood Cemetery, Pinelawn, NY. Mourners are invited to gather at Marty’s home thereafter. Shiva will be observed at the house from 5:00-7:00pm that evening.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in his memory, to the Alzheimer’s Association (Hudson Valley Chapter (https://www.alz.org/hudsonvalley ) or Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research ( https://www.alzinfo.org )
Shirley B. Meyers, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on November 7, 2019. She was 104.
Funeral services will be private