Mass Saturday 10:30am Blessed Sacrament Church Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery Monday 1pm
GEORGE RICHARD KIRKMAN
On Monday, May 27, 2019, George R. Kirkman, loving father, brother, uncle and friend passed away at the age of 85.
George, originally from Larchmont, New York, earned a degree in civil engineering and began his career working for Petrillo Engineering before joining the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. George retired in 1994, but was called upon to return to consult on projects for the PA with Perrini Slattery.
While working and then after his “retirement,” George turned his fine arts painting hobby into a second career producing several significant oil paintings and prints. George’s World Trade Center print, painted prior to the loss of the towers, was distributed to the victims families by the Port Authority after 9-11. It was subsequently accepted into New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Modern and Contemporary Art Department. George’s works were on display in various shows, galleries and public buildings throughout his career.
In 1968, George married his former wife, Elizabeth Swanby (1944-2008), and they subsequently moved to Marlboro, New Jersey where they raised two children: a daughter, Lauren and son, George. George lived in Marlboro for the remainder of his life and was a member of Saint Gabriel’s Church but never forgot his Larchmont home.
George was an avid sports fan and early in life played minor league baseball. Subsequently, he coached basketball, football and baseball on various Larchmont and Marlboro teams.
George was also an avid gardener, preferring natural landscapes which often became the subject of his works. Additionally, he was a friend to nature, creating an environment and feeding system that brought birds to his yard year round. He enjoyed trips to Bar Harbor and Cape Cod and was a fixture in the gym, working out daily until his untimely injury and decline.
George was known for his high level of intelligence, ability to fix anything, quick wit, love of nature, sage advice, working-out, Christmas Eve feasts, sense of humor and most importantly his love of his family and friends. He did a lot of living in the years he was given, never did anything half way and did it his way.
George is survived by his children, his sister, Annette Joyce (New Rochelle), nieces, Joanne, Victoria and Heather Caliendo (East Chester), Susan Shaw (an accomplished painter in her own right, Rhode Island); nephews, Joseph and Joseph Joyce Jr. (Larchmont); son-in-law Scott Anderson; and many, many extended family members, longtime close companion Wendy Sonin and friends.
Visiting will be held at George T. Davis Funeral home 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle, Thursday from 4-8pm A Funeral Mass is scheduled forFriday10:30 at Blessed Sacrament Church. interment will follow at Greenwood Union, Rye. In lieu of flowers please send donations in the name of George Kirkman to Morganville First Aid Squad, PO BOX 310, 277 Tennent Road, Morganville, NJ 07751
Graveside service on Monday 11am at Sharon Gardens Cemetery
Visiting Thursday 3-7pm
Service Friday 11am Riverdale Presbyterian Church, Riverdale, NY
Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Graveside Service Monday 1pm Sharon Garden’s
life-long New Rochelle resident, World War II veteran Murray Mendelsohn, 94
Murray Mendelsohn died on Thursday, April 4 in New Rochelle, the city he loved and lived in his entire life. As a child he went to the original Trinity School and then to Isaac Young Junior High and High School.
His father and mother owned a luggage store, Mendelsohn‘s, on Main Street in the heart of downtown New Rochelle‘s business district.
When World War II began, Murray enlisted and became a proud member of the 159th Engineer Combat Battalion fighting in Europe. He maintained friendships with members of that battalion for the rest of his life, and also participated in the local chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
After the war, he returned to help with the store, and eventually he and his wife Marge ran it together. They lived for decades in the family home on Webster Avenue, where he was a wonderful father to his son Marc and daughter Karen.
After he retired, he volunteered at the Westchester branch of SCORE, which provides free mentoring for people interested in starting a small business. He enjoyed using his own experience to help other people get their new local businesses up and running.
Murray was known throughout his life as a generous, kind, insightful, and funny man. He was one of a kind, and will be deeply missed by his family and his many friends.
McQuade, Theresa J. nee DePaolo, 71, on Monday March 25, 2019, in Pelham Manor, New York. Daughter of the late Angelo and Josephine Noto DePaolo; beloved wife of Joseph F. McQuade; beloved mother of Theresa M. Cerillo (Jeff), of Monroe, New York; Joseph A. McQuade (Erin) of Evanston, Illinois; and Christina M. Doherty (Kevin) of White Plains, New York. Loving sister of the late Anthony DePaolo, the late Peter DePaolo, the late Thomas DePaolo, the late Rosemarie Landers, Philip DePaolo (Marie), Antoinette Grimes (John) and the late Patricia DePaolo. Dear grandmother of Jessica, Matthew and Abby Cerillo, Anna and Kate McQuade, and Ryan and Christian Doherty. Beloved cousin, sister-in-law, aunt and dear friend to many. Former legal secretary to Hanrahan & Hanrahan Law Offices. Planned Services: A wake and visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 2:00PM-5:00PM and 7:00PM-9:00PM at the George T. Davis Funeral Home located at 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, New York. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church located at 559 Pelham Manor Road in Pelham Manor, New York. Interment at St. John Cemetery located at 80-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, New York. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Theresa’s memory to The Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, P.O. Box 912, Attn: Rev. Bernard M. Murphy CFR, Bronx, New York 10455; Capuchin Franciscans Province of St. Mary, 110 Shonnard Place, Attn: Rev. Michael Greco, Yonkers, New York 10703; or Faith & Hope, 115 West 45th Street, Room 502, New York, New York 10036.
Graveside service 2pm Friday (3/15) Riversville Cemetery Greenwich CT
William G. Tappert of New Rochelle, NY died March 4, 2019 at 86 years of age.
Born in New Rochelle, to Margaret Weingart Tappert and Gustav A. Tappert.
He lived in New Rochelle all his life. He served in the military as a Corporal, in Germany. He married Madeline Foote in North Marshfield, Massachusetts in 1961.
Mr. Tappert was the Aquatic Director and Swim Team Coach at the New Rochelle YMCA. After leaving the YMCA, he worked at Best Oil in Mt Vernon. He also loved working in his back yard garden, enjoying the many vegetables and flowers grown there.
Mr. Tappert is survived by his wife, Madeline, and several nieces and nephews throughout the country.
Mr. Tappert was a member of St. Luke’s Church, and the grandson of the late Rev. Dr. C. Reinhold Tappert, former pastor of St. Luke’s. Later he was also a member of St. Johns Church in Mamaroneck.
Visitation will be at George T. Davis Funeral Home, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle on Thursday, March 7 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. A service will be at St. Luke’s Church, 95 Eastchester Rd. New Rochelle, NY on Friday March 8th at 11:00 am. Interment will be Private.