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Ann Zarolnick

Ann Zarolnick

Ann Zarolnick, 100 of the Bronx, passed away on January 21, 2018. Graveside service Wednesday 1pm Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, NY

Ann Senior Walsh

Ann Senior Walsh

Ann Senior Walsh, a longtime New Rochelle Resident, died on December 31, 2017. She was 86
Visiting will be Thursday from 10-10:30am
Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
George T. Davis Funeral Home LLC

Elsie Anita Colodny

Elsie Anita Colodny

Elsie Colodny passed on January 1, 2018. She was 93 years old born on October 19, 1924. She was happily married to Harold Colodny for 62 years. He passed away in November 2014 and she missed him very much.
She was a wonderful mother to Bobbi, Richard, and Beth, mother-in-law to Rosina and John, grandmother to Carter, sister, Aunt, great aunt, friend. And beloved by all. She was a very special person and will be very missed.
She and her husband were proprietors of local businesses Halberts and the Yellow Brick Road.
A Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday January 3rd at 12 noon.
Interment will follow at Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla. NY.

Evelyn M. Colton

Evelyn M. Colton

Evelyn Louise Miller Colton of Scarsdale, NY, born on August 8, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, is now at peace, having passed away at the age of 93 at home in her own bed with her family present on Saturday afternoon, December 30, 2017. Evelyn was pre-deceased by her husband, Stanley Colton who passed away in 1970, parents Abner Miller and Bertha Sherwin Miller in 1953, and brother Louis Miller in 2010.

She is survived by a close and loving family: her daughter and primary caregiver Beth Colton, her son Arlan Colton of Tucson, Arizona, her son and daughter-in-law, Philip Colton and Nancy Westin-Colton of Silver Spring, Maryland and their sons, her grandchildren Sam and Max of Virginia and Maryland, respectively.

Evelyn was raised in Los Angeles and Huntington Park, California. The Millers were members of Sinai Temple, where she was confirmed in 1940. She graduated from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California in 1946 with a major in piano and a minor in voice and moved to New York City in 1948 where she worked for the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. She married Stanley on March 26, 1953, in the presence of her Mother at her bedside in a hospital room in Los Angeles. She and Stanley returned to New York where they designed and completed their “California” ranch house in Edgemont in 1955. There, she raised her three children and lived for the remainder of her days.

In her early adult life, she was a piano accompanist, and music copier for cantors and conductors. Good with numbers, exceedingly well organized and with perfect penmanship, she kept the books for a service station near her Huntington Park neighborhood, and after joining the family business, Colton Construction Corporation, became the full-time secretary and treasurer. Upon Stanley’s untimely passing, she took on the role of superintendent and completed the last home addition and then liquidated the Corporation, once the last contract was fulfilled. However, now being a single mother of three, she needed to continue to work to support her family. With her bookkeeping and business skills, she found employment with the Greater Scarsdale United Fund, as a bookkeeper and property manager with the Century 21- Wolff & Son real estate brokerage in White Plains and as a part time bookkeeper with the Scarsdale Ski House.

She and Stanley were members of Temple Israel in New Rochelle for many years where she insisted her children get a religious education. She had been very active with a local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women where she managed a scholarship program and from Council, she developed many long-term close friendships. Also, without her efforts, the Edgemont School District would not have kept its election roster so well or held district elections so seamlessly. She supported many progressive social, religious and environmental causes with donations every year.

A regular at the symphony, Evelyn especially loved classical music and opera, and while she never embraced Rock and Roll, she did allow her musical taste to broaden to other genres, and she also enjoyed live theatre. She loved to travel, and she absolutely loved to drive, taking her kids on many road trips including two cross country trips to see national parks, historic sites and buildings, and extended family. She loved the mountains and the ocean, and was a hiker and skier. After retirement, she continued to make many trips, with family or friends over the years throughout the US (including Alaska and Hawaii) and into Canada as well as Bermuda, England and Scotland.

Above all, she was a remarkable woman and an incredible mother, picking up the pieces after Stanley’s passing and carrying on as a single working parent, and eventually a grandmother to two grandsons she loved very much.

The family is indebted to her wonderful caregivers and our friends Suzzette Headley and Karean Gibson.

Visiting will be at George T. Davis Funeral Home, 16 Shea Place in New Rochelle on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a service at 12 noon. Internment at Mount Eden Cemetery in Valhalla will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam at www.hospicewestchesterputnam.org

Frank J Trigani

Frank J Trigani

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday January 6th, 2018 from 11am to 1pm at the funeral home

Brian E. Hauptner

Brian E. Hauptner

Brian E. Hauptner a, longtime resident of City Island, died on December 3, 2017. He was 58.
Brian was born on July 23, 1959 in the Bronx to Nila (Neumann) Hauptner and the late Richard Warren Hauptner.
Brian was a self- employed contractor for many years. He served in the Air Force and was a Mason. Always lending a helping hand, Brian was a friend to most. He was an articulate speaker with a heart of gold. We will never forget his wild spirit. Though we love and miss him dearly, he is in God’s hands now.
In addition to his mother, Nila, he is survived by his wife the former Ronni Epstein; his children Ryan, Aryn and Alysin; 3 grandchildren: Lucas, Hayden and Travis; and his brother Rich.
Visiting hours will be Sunday 2-4 & 6-9 at George T. Davis Funeral Home LLC, 16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle, NY 10805, where a funeral service will take place Sunday at 8pm. Interment will be private.

Alfredo Martinez-Blanco

Alfredo Martinez-Blanco, a resident of New Rochelle, died on December 2, 2017. He was 61.
Funeral services are private

Tillie Fenster

Tillie Fenster

Tillie Fenster
Visiting Sunday 12-1pm
Interment 2:30pm Beth David Cemetery
Elmont NY

Stanley Katz

Stanley Katz

Katz, Stanley
on November 22, 2017 at age 95.
A boy from the Bronx who had a lifetime love affair with New York City.
Graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School and NYU.
Eagle Scout, Merchant Marine and CPA (Stanley Katz &Co,
Berenson & Co). A founding member and staunch believer in the Ranachqua Foundation
(RanachquaFound@aol.com) which supports boy scouts from the Bronx by sending them to summer scout camp and providing college scholarships. A well known raconteur, Stanley collected lifetime friends and questionable jokes. He could sing almost every Broadway tune from back in the day. His warmth, curiosity and delight with life was evident to his family, friends and everyone he encountered.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Florence, his devoted daughter, Cima (Gary Tebor),
step-children Roberta Wolf (Michael), Paul Eckstein (Denise), niece Susan Spalter,
and a beautiful and large blended family. Pre-deceased by his parents Nathan and Rose,
his sister Rhoda Handelsman and adored son Noah.
Graveside service at 1 pm, Mt Pleasant cemetery, Valhalla, NY. on Sunday, November 26
Shivah at home after 3:30 on Sunday and during the week of November 27.

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