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Dale A. Tucker

Dale A. Tucker


Dale Ambrose Tucker was born in Queens, New York to George and Daphney Tucker on June 4, 1971.  He unexpectedly transitioned into eternity with the Lord on Tuesday November 8, 2022 at the age of 51.  He resided and passed in Royersford, Pennsylvania. Dale attended New York City Public Elementary School and was in the Gifted Program.  From seventh to the twelfth grade, he attended Woodmere Academy College Preparatory Private School.  He was an accomplished athlete in soccer, basketball and baseball while attending Woodmere. Dale graduated from Woodmere Academy with the highest ranking of Valedictorian. From Woodmere Academy, Dale went to Harvard University where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Economics and History.  While at Harvard, Dale was the Business Editor for the Harvard Crimson – which is the oldest student run daily newspaper.  Following his education at Harvard University, he was a Franchise Manager for College Pro Painters and a Staff Consultant for Computer Sciences Corporation.  In his most fulfilling role, Dale was self-employed as an exceptional Securities Trader for twenty-five years. Throughout his life, Dale demonstrated his love for his family and friends.  He was a selfless person who showed unconditional love; and always showed concern for others and their well-being.  He was someone you could count on – reliable to those who knew him and dedicated to his life’s work as a Securities Trader.  He loved to travel, he loved to watch boxing and he enjoyed skiing.  Some of his adventures landed him in Jamaica, London, Paris, Italy, Spain and Switzerland just to name a few.  He is survived by his siblings, Arlene Dembo and Husband Keith, Opal Bailey and Husband Karl, Leslyann Tucker and Angela Aldridge-Tucker, Nieces and Nephews: Tiarra, Brianna, Krystal, Kailah, Karsten, Akhila, Gamar, Christian, Bethany, Jermaine, Joseph, Jai and numerous Cousins, Uncles and Aunts.  He is predeceased by his parents, George and Daphney Tucker. We love him, we will miss him, and we will keep him alive in our hearts forever.

Visitation and Photo Tribute from 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Mass Saturday 11/26 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Bronxville
Burial to follow at Kensico Cemetery

Elinor Rittenberg

Elinor Rittenberg, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on October 30, 2022. She was 87 years old.

Elinor was born on March 3, 1935, in the Bronx, to the late Harry and Edith (Weber) Goldstein.

Elinor graduated from Walton High School and SUNY New Paltz, and then earned her Master’s degree at Hunter College while raising her young family. She worked for many years as an elementary school teacher in the New Rochelle public school system, starting out at Stephenson School and eventually settling at Trinity School where she taught 1st and 2nd grade until her retirement at the age of 70. Elinor was physically and mentally active throughout her life. She loved working out and making new friends at the Burke gym, where she was a regular until the pandemic struck. She learned Mahjongg later in life and enjoyed playing with friends (and occasionally her daughter). She loved reading, going out to dinner, the opera, and traveling to new places. But spending time with her children and grandchildren gave her the most joy, as it did for all of them.

Elinor is predeceased by her husband Larry, whom she married on June 30,1957. She is survived by her son Bruce Rittenberg and daughter-in-law Faith, her daughter Suzanne Rittenberg Rubinstein, her son Steven Rittenberg and daughter-in-law Stacey, her four grandchildren: Adam, Sara, Andrew and Abby and her beloved cat Gus.

A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday November 2, 2022. Refer to the family for additional information.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the options below or one of your own choosing.

These two organizations were chosen based on our mother’s love of reading and her longevity as a wonderful teacher and mentor to so many students over the years, and her love of animals, especially the cats that she had as pets since she was a child.

RIF—Reading is Fundamental

If you choose to donate to this organization and want the family to receive an acknowledgment, please check yes, I would like to give in honor or memory of someone special and note In Memory of Elinor Rittenberg.


The Humane Society of Westchester


Leonard Steele

Visiting Friday 10/21/2022 at 11:00am – 3:00pm

Service Friday 10/21/2022 at 3:00pm in the funeral chapel

Anita Better

There will be a service held on Sunday 10/9 at 10am in the funeral home chapel, followed by an interment at Sharon Gardens Cemetery

Daisy Mairena

Daisy Mairena

Visiting Friday 9/30 2-4pm & 6-8pm

Mass Saturday 10/1 at 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church

Interment to follow at Kensico Cemetery

Sergio Alvarez

Sergio Alvarez

Sergio Alvarez passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022, near his home in West Harrison, after a decade long battle with ALS that ended in a draw.  Sergio is remembered by his three sons, Danny, Jonny and Alex, his two daughters, Sabrina and Tiffany, his four sisters, Marta, Yolanda, Silvia and Beatrice, three nephews, Christian, Andres and Alejandro, two grandchildren, Schuyler and Summer, his ex-wife Lillian, and his dedicated girlfriend Gloria, among many other friends he had gathered over his lifetime.

Sergio was born in 1965 in Medellin Colombia to Antonio Alvarez and Berta Rios.  He immigrated alone to the United States when he was 18 years old. He learned English from books and television and earned his GED part time while supporting himself as a short-order cook in the diner business. He later became the chef and then manager at the Northway Diner in New Rochelle.  Eventually his creativity outgrew the kitchen and he taught himself to build, becoming a foreman of a construction company in New Rochelle before owning his own company for a short time. He took pride in his work and did his best to impart that ethic onto his five children.

Sergio loved to drink, and he loved to dance if the occasion called for it. He loved playing soccer and traveling. He loved making art and sometimes it seemed he loved to yell. But he loved his family above everything, here and in Colombia.

In the last act of his life Sergio did not go quietly. He continued to take care of the property he shared with his sister Silvia. he learned to drive a car with no hands, much to everyone’s fears, but never crashed. He put everything into his time left with his youngest son Alex. And he found joy in little things all around him, stealing a laugh any chance he got.

If you were close with Sergio, your relationship was most likely complicated.  But in the end, he was surrounded by loving family. The family would like to thank his brother-in-law Alvaro for all the time he sacrificed to help take care of Sergio. The family would also like to thank the ALS Association for all of their support and understanding and would like to direct any donations to their foundation

John J. Gugliotti

Visiting Sunday 2-4 & 7-9pm

Mass Monday 10:30 Blessed Sacrament Church

Interment St. Raymond’s Cemetery

Joyce E. Chapman, RN

Joyce E. Chapman, RN

The earthly life of Joyce E. Chapman of Plain View, VA came to an end on April 27, 2022 in New Rochelle, NY and her spirit took a place around the throne of God with all the saints who went before her. Joyce was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Charles and Eva Davidson on December 8, 1937. She accepted Jesus the Christ as Lord and Savior and was baptized at The Miller Memorial Baptist Church. Her love for the Lord led her to a life of service, kindness and helping those in difficult situations. Joyce was educated in the Public School system and graduated from The Philadelphia High School for Girls. Her commitment to service led her to The Mercy-Douglas Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia where upon graduation she was certified as a Registered Nurse. Later she attended Brooklyn College in New York City and earned a BA degree with highest honors. Joyce married the Rev. Wm. Leonard Chapman on April 9, 1960. Three sons were born of this union, William, Jr., and twins Mark and Michael. Joyce interrupted her professional career to be at home with her sons until they were well into Elementary School and again to support her husband in ministry in New York City. Joyce interrupted her career a third time to be the caregiver for her father when his health began to fail. Her last position as a Registered Nurse was at Saunders Assisted Living Inn, in Gloucester, VA. Joyce believed in service. She was an active member of Morning Glory Baptist Church, in Gloucester, VA. served as President of the Deaconess Board, and supported her husband in ministry for fifteen years. She was a life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, past President of the New York City Alumnae Chapter, and active in the Williamsburg Alumnae Chapter until her health failed. Service and fellowship were key to Joyce. Her song of life was, “If I can help somebody as I pass along than my living is not in vain” Joyce enjoyed time with the Gloucester Red Hat Ladies who met for lunch and fun, and a friendly group of sisters known as “The Lunch Bunch A service of thanksgiving for her life of service was held on Friday, April 29th in New Rochelle, NY. Tributes were given by son, Michael and niece, Dr. Lynne Holden. Husband and son Mark served as clergy to say the last words and send her spirit to the care and keeping of Almighty God. Jovce leaves to cherish and honor her memory her husband of 62 years, Rev. Dr. W Leonard Chapman; her sons William L Chapman Jr. (Denise); Rev. Dr. Mark L. Chapman (Rafaella) and Michael L. Chapman (Sea’ven); her granddaughters; Ms. Christina L. Chapman and Ms. Quincey Kai Martin-Chapman; one sister, Mrs. Phyllis Holden; two sister-in-laws Mrs. Dolores Davidson and Mrs. Joyce Butts; a brother-in-law Dr. Robert L Chapman (Rose); and a host of nieces , nephews, cousins and friends.

Gloria Chotiner Kay

Gloria Chotiner Kay

Gloria Chotiner Kay a former longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on May 9, 2022. She was 97.

A graveside service will take place on Friday May 13th at 2pm at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings on Hudson


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