Aug 29, 1940 - Nov 23, 2023
Ralph Joseph Pensabene
Oct 16, 1945 - Feb 26, 2024
Ralph Joseph Pensabene peacefully drew his last breath on the evening of Monday, February 26, 2024. He was surrounded by his loving family in their Brooklyn, New York home, holding hands with Angela, his sweetheart of 27 years. Born on October 16, 1945 to Anthony and Amelia Pensabene, Ralph was the eldest of two siblings, survived by his brother Robert. He was a talented leader — stubborn, responsible, and incredibly smart; a teacher union activist and a firm believer in the power of knowledge, dedicating his career as a beloved social studies teacher and vice principal. In his middle school classrooms, Ralph was known as Mr. P. On Long Island’s shores, he was “Captain Ralph” of the Stella Mare — Star of the Sea. Even in retirement, slowing down was hardly in his vocabulary. He was an expert craftsman, gardener, birder, chef-de-cuisine, and fisherman. Above all else, Ralph was fiercely loyal and kind. He believed that time spent with family was time well-spent. Their home in Oakdale was his little paradise, a place where all could gather and be as one, often to the scent of cooked lobster tail and the chorus of songbirds. In the words of his wife, Ralph was a robin, not a cardinal — fearless yet humble. And as a man of the sea and “bonus dad” to his three adoring stepdaughters, no one was better-equipped to handle rough waters than he, battling liver cancer for 12 years and creating countless memories in between. He will be missed tremendously. In honor of Ralph, a visitation will be held on Sunday, March 3 at Andrew Torregrossa & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 1305 79th St, Brooklyn, NY, from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. A mass service will be held on Monday, March 4 at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 7201 15th Ave, Brooklyn, NY, at 9:30am, followed by the burial at St. Charles Cemetery, 2015 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY. A donation page has been set up in Ralph’s name at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to support liver cancer research and care for patients at MSK and around the world.
Martin Gerard Mulhern
Sep 28, 1949 - Feb 13, 2024
Martin Gerard Mulhern "Earth receives an honored guest. Marty Mulhern lies to rest" ….W.H. AudenMartin Gerard Mulhern born 28 SEPTEMBER 1949 in Brooklyn, NY to parents Kathleen (Gannon) Mulhern and Edward J. Mulhern, both deceased. He suffered from cancer for several years before finally succumbing on 13 Feb 2024. His ashes will be interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.Martin (Marty) was a lifelong native of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY, who lived and died in the house he grew up. He was a quiet, unassuming and humble man whose life was one of service to country, church and community. He is a graduate of St. Mark’s School/Academy and Sheepshead Bay HS. Soon after high school, he volunteered for and entered service in the U S Air Force during the Viet Nam War era. He served as a Supply Sergeant stationed at Travis AFB in California. During this tour he was recognized as "Airman of the Year". After completing 4 years of active service, he returned home to Brooklyn to live as a bachelor with "Mom" helping her navigate her aging years.He began his community service as a volunteer counselor at the Sheepshead Bay Boys Club, donating his time and management skills. Mostly, Marty wanted to be a Cop, one of New York’s Finest; but he couldn't meet the height standards of the day. Not to be deterred he found a chiropractor who stretched him ½ inch and thus he began his career as a Police Officer in the then Housing Division. He spent most of those years working in Coney Island, walking the beat and protecting the local citizenry. Following his 20-year retirement from the NYPD, he worked briefly at the Native American Museum in Manhattan as a Security Guard. He later started a second career as a Police Officer working for the Veterans Administration at the VA Hospital in Manhattan from which he ultimately retired.He was a stalwart member of St. Mark’s Catholic church often serving as Church usher during services. He was a proud and true practitioner of the Catholic religion. Marty was a private person, something of an irascible curmudgeon on the outside but a kind and generous person on the inside.He was a voracious reader and loved to discuss and provide solutions to the world’s problems.He is loved and missed by all who knew him or crossed his path. Marty is survived by 3 brothers James in NY, Tom in FL and Edward and wife Candi in CA. He has 5 loving sibling cousins, John, Kevin, Dennis, Maureen and Ann Hyland. He leaves behind a nephew Joseph, 3 nieces Gannon, Kristen, Karen and his sister-in-law Diane. We love you and miss you, Marty ..may you rest in peace.
Mar 25, 1974 - Feb 27, 2024
Dmitry Sklyar, age 49, of Brooklyn, New York passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. A visitation for Dmitry will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM at Nevsky Yablokoff Memorial Chapels, 1700 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230. A funeral service will occur Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM, 1700 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230. A committal service will occur Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Salem Fields Cemetery, 755 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208.
Anthony Frank Janos
Oct 17, 1966 - Feb 25, 2024
Anthony Frank Janos, age 57 of Brooklyn, NY passed away suddenly on February 25, 2024 at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn, NYAnthony was born in Dover, NJ on October 17, 1966, son of Tressa C. DelliSanti of Tobyhanna, PA and the late William Janos Sr.Anthony graduated from Roxbury High School in Succasunna, NJ.He had worked as a Field Operations Supervisor for Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY.Anthony was avid musician and played with a variety of bands including; Broken Heros, Bristles, Frankie and the Bugs, Virus, Dean Dean, and the Blanks 77.He also was a radio DJ for several college stations with his show Radio Drome.We have been blessed with the presence of Anthony in our lives. He will be deeply missed by his Domestic Partner: Heidi Grygiel of Brooklyn, NY, his mother: Tressa C. DelliSanti of Tobyhanna, PA, sister: Lorelei Fox of Kunkletown, PA, brother: William Janos Jr. and wife Michelle of Lucedale, MS, three nephews: William Janos III and wife Jill, Patrick Fox Jr. and wife Teresa, Jonathan Janos, two nieces: Tressa Lamberton and husband Jon, Valayre Wernet and husband Gregory, great nephew: Patrick Fox III, great nieces: Autumn Mellano, Devin Lamberton, Ayla Wernet and Rayanne Fox and many cousins, friends and extended family.Anthony was preceded in death by his father: William Janos Sr., a brother: Richard D. Janos, stepfather: George DelliSanti, brother-in-law: Patrick Fox and his best furry friend “Frankie” who was like a son.Family and friends are welcome to offer condolences from 12 pm until 2 pm Saturday, March 2, 2024 with services beginning at 2 pm at Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 1426 Route 209, Gilbert, PA 18331.Interment is private and at the convenience of the family.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 1426 Route 209, Gilbert, PA 18331.www.gowerfuneralhome.com
Jan 01, 1950 - Feb 24, 2024
In loving memory of Ching Wong. Ching passed away peacefully on February 24, 2024. From a young age, Ching demonstrated academic excellence. She achieved her medical degree at the Central University of Venezuela at the age of 21, becoming one of the first Chinese doctors to graduate in Venezuela. She then immigrated to the United States in the 1970s, and completed her internal medicine residency at Lutheran Medical Center, followed by a hematology/oncology fellowship at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She continued to serve as an attending hematologist/oncologist at Lutheran Medical Center, and developed a private practice in Brooklyn, where she dedicated the next 40 years of her career to caring for patients in the community. Ching was a devoted wife, and dedicated mother and sister. She is survived by her husband, her two children, and her brother and sister. She will be remembered for her loyalty, compassion, and commitment to others. She touched the lives of many, and will be missed dearly. To to the family or in memory of Ching Wong, please
Visitation Sunday (3/3) 2 - 6 PM Clavin Funeral Home 7722 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209 * COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING * Mass of Christian Burial Monday (3/4) 9:30 AM Our Lady of Angels R.C. Church 7320 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209 Cemetery Saint John's Cemetery 80-01 Metropolitan Avenue Middle Village, NY 11379
Jul 19, 1926 - Feb 25, 2024
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Virginia Checkle, our loving and devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched on February 25, 2024. She passed peacefully at her home in Brooklyn, NY. She was 97 years old. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she met her husband Steve who was serving in the US Army during WW11. They were married shortly after the war and set up home in Park Slope where they lived for 75 years. Virginia was a professional seamstress, and her talent was reflected in wedding gowns & dresses she made for her daughters & friends. She loved to sew and we always said “she had hands of gold.” Virginia was the beloved mother of Joanne & Rino Degano, Rosemary & Salvatore Mulia and Stephanie & Matthew Howard. Second mother to Teresa Zentkovich (her beloved niece). She also was a proud grandmother of Robyn & Bryan Giard, Adam & Patricia Mulia and Veronica & Stefano Stoppani, and great grandmother of Isabella, Bruno, Felipe, Sammy & Penny along with many nieces & nephews. All of these she loved and touched deeply. Virginia treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Grandma. She had a welcoming personality and always made people around her laugh. She made friends everywhere she went, and her friends returned the love.
Apr 27, 1933 - Feb 26, 2024
Mary Scordato, a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024, at the age of 90. Born on April 27, 1933, to the late Vincent and Betty Yervasi, Mary's life was a testament to the love and dedication she had for her family, friends, and community.Mary grew up in Brooklyn, where she attended James Madison High School. After graduation, she pursued a career as a secretary at the Underwood Typewriter Company in Manhattan, where her precision and keen attention to detail were greatly valued. Mary later worked in Accounts Receivable for Royal Farms Inc., before devoting herself full-time to her most cherished role as a proud homemaker.In her personal life, Mary was the beloved wife of the late Robert Scordato, with whom she shared many years of joy and companionship. She was a devoted mother to her children, Celsina McMahon and her husband Peter, Robert Scordato and his wife Caridad, and Vincent Scordato. Mary's love extended to her brother, Rocco Yervasi, and she was a cherished grandmother to Deanna Mullins and her husband Kenneth, Peter McMahon, Samantha Egli and her husband Daniel and Vincent Scordato. She was also a beloved great grandmother to Natalie Mullins, Kenneth Mullins, and Regina Mullins.Mary's interests and hobbies were a reflection of her zest for life. She enjoyed the thrill of playing slot machines in Atlantic City, and in her later years, on her tablet. An avid reader, Mary was also curious and loved to keep up with the world by looking up information on Google, a pastime that kept her mind sharp and her conversations lively.To those who knew her, Mary was a source of unwavering support. She had an ability to listen and offer wisdom that was both comforting and empowering. As the matriarch of her family, she instilled values of resilience and love that will live on in the generations to come.Mary's life can be beautifully summarized by the words of poet Maya Angelou, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them