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Somers' Werner Hengst, Montessori School Co-Founder, Dies At 79

Somers' Werner Hengst, Montessori School Co-Founder, Dies At 79

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Somers resident Werner Hengst -- who with his wife co-founded Our Montessori School in Yorktown Heights and was its administrator -- died on Sunday, Feb. 7. He was 79.

Born in Germany, Hengst's father worked on the rocket program with Wernher von Braun, which brought the family to ...

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Jean E. Reidy, 96, Of Somers

SOMERS, N.Y. – Jean E. Reidy, of Somers, died Monday, Feb. 8. She was 96.She was born and raised in Manhattan College and is a graduate of Hunter College. She earned her master’s degree in English literature from Columbia University, cla...

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Werner Hengst, 79, Somers Resident

SOMERS, N.Y. – Werner Hengst, of Somers, died Sunday, Feb. 7, of complications from diabetes. He was 79.He was co-founder and administrator of Our Montessori School in Yorktown Heights, as well as a husband, father, grandfather and frien...

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Former Journal News Editor CynDee Royle Dies At 57

Former Journal News Editor CynDee Royle Dies At 57

CynDee Royle, "a fierce advocate for the public’s right to know who guided lohud and The Journal News into the digital age," died on Saturday, Feb. 6, at age 57 following a years-long bat...

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John L. Tishman, Master Builder From Westchester, Dies At 90

John L. Tishman, Master Builder From Westchester, Dies At 90

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- John L. Tishman, a master builder of the 20th century whose firm, Tishman Realty and Construction Company, constructed buildings throughout Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles ...

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Guido S. Antonecchia, 77, Of Somers

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Guido S. Antonecchia, a resident of Somers, died Wednesday, Jan. 27. He was 77.He is survived by his wife Barbara (Cannon) Antonecchia; his children, Christine Amanna (Gary)and Vincent (Michelle); his grandchildren, Vince...

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Westchester Man Killed When Hit By Car Remembered As Caring Music Teacher

Westchester Man Killed When Hit By Car Remembered As Caring Music Teacher

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Many musicians in Westchester County owe their love of music to Hercules Faranda. Faranda, 90, was killed on Sunday when he was hit by a car outside of his Washingt...

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Edwin Aldrich, 86, Somers Resident

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Edwin S. Aldrich, a Somers resident and former longtime resident of Katonah, died on Tuesday, Jan. 12. He was 86.Born in Brattleboro, N. H., Aldrich was the assistant to the chairman of the board for Union Carbide, in Dan...

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Westchester Educator, Wife Die In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Westchester Educator, Wife Die In Apparent Murder-Suicide

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- James Gaddy, a prominent New Rochelle educator for several decades, was found dead in his North Carolina home, along with his wife in a reported murder-suicide. Jam...

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Hudson Valley Native Judith Kaye, First Female Chief Judge In NY, Dies

Hudson Valley Native Judith Kaye, First Female Chief Judge In NY, Dies

Judith S, Kaye, the first female chief judge in New York, died from cancer Thursday at her Manhattan home, according to The New York Times. Born in the Hudson Valley's Monticello, Kaye wa...

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Rita Yolanda Ance Of Somers

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Rita Yolanda Ance, of Heritage Hills in Somers, died Dec. 26.She was born March 3, 1928, in Morgantown, W.Va., to the late Antonio and Victoria (Branca) Giordano, the youngest of nine children. She grew up on Beach Avenue...

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Lori Zunno, 51, Lived In Katonah

Lori Zunno, 51, Lived In Katonah

KATONAH, N.Y. -- Lori A. Zunno, a Katonah resident, died unexpectedly in her sleep on Dec. 17. She was 51. The daughter of Arthur and Katherine Patscheck, she was born Sept. 22, 1964. She...

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