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
A graveside service is scheduled for Thursday 10-14-2019 at 3:30pm at Sharon Gardens Cemetery, Valhalla, NY
Hazel Buller, 93 of New Rochelle, NY died on October 19, 2019. She was 91
Visiting Hours will be Saturday November 2 from 10am – 11 am
Service 12 noon at Funeral Home
Youland T. Yarde, died October11, 2019, with her family by her side in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Youland was born on June 13, 1941, in Georgetown, Guyana where she obtained her nursing degree from Georgetown Public Hospital. She obtained her master’s degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. She retired from a successful nursing career at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. She later moved to Greensboro to be close to family.
She was an active member of Trinity St Paul Episcopal Church in New Rochelle, NY, and of The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer since moving to Greensboro to be with family.
After retirement, she enjoyed traveling the work with friends and spending time with her family. She often spoke of her travels to Australia, London, Turkey, Paris and most memorable, her trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. Friends described her as a “Special Kind of Lady”, one who would go out of her way to comfort others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl Warner and Andrew Thomas.
Youland is survived by her daughter, Youland Williams (Albert), son, Deryck Yarde (Cheryl). Siblings, Linda Adams, Joy, Esther, Hazeline, Andrew, Jennifer, Edward, Douglas, David, Oswald and Susan Thomas, granddaughters, Caitlin Yarde, Ashley and Briana Williams Beloved, Herman Connell (UK), and cousins Melvin and Terry Gill and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:30 am with viewing from 9:00am – 10:15 at Trinity St. Paul Episcopal Church, 311 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer 901 E Friendly Ave. Greensboro NC 27401 or Trinity St. Paul Episcopal Church, 311 Huguenot St. New Rochelle, NY 10801
Laura Rothman, 84 of New Rochelle, died on September 23, 20019.
A service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday September 23 at 10am
Interment will follow at Sharon Gardens, Valhalla, NY