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Thomas Russo

Jul 26, 1964 - Nov 08, 2023

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White Plains, NY

Thomas Russo passed away on Nov 8, 2023. His loved ones are composing his obituary, which you will be able to read here.

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Robert Holland, Jr.

Apr 11, 1940 - Dec 22, 2021

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White Plains, NY

Robert Holland, Jr. Obituary April 11, 1940 – December 22, 2021 The family of Robert “Bob” Holland Jr., has confirmed his passing on December 22, 2021. Holland passed peacefully at home with his family in White Plains, NY after an extended illness with Parkinson’s. He was 81 years old. Born in Albion Michigan on April 11, 1940, Holland was not one to shy away from a challenge. He was a brilliant engineer who helped integrate the ranks at Mobil Oil Company in the 1960’s. He became the first black partner at McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm where he was known as the “turnaround expert” for major corporations and, for a while, was the company’s top-grossing partner. In 1995, Holland was appointed the chief executive officer of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and became the first African American CEO of a majority owned franchise company joining only a handful of African Americans to hold the title of CEO of a publicly traded corporation. He also served as a director on numerous corporate boards. These included Carver Federal Savings Bank, Advisory Board to the NCAA, Lexmark International, the Essex Lake Group, Lexmark International, Neptune Orient Lines, MONY, and the African American Advisory Board of PepsiCo, Inc. In addition, he was a founding director of YUM Brands, the giant restaurant chain. Holland was also an innovative entrepreneur, starting and managing several companies, including Rokher-J, Inc., City Marketing, Gilreath Manufacturing and WorkPlace Integrators Franchise. But his true legacy is the impact he was able to have on so many. Holland’s philanthropy and volunteerism were hallmarks of his commitment to community and youths. He served as chair of the board of Spelman College during an especially critical time in its history. He also founded a high school dropout program in Detroit called Make-A-Difference, was on the board of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program and more recently was chairman of the Northeast STEM Starter Academy in Mount Vernon, NY. Always the competitor, Holland was a three-letter varsity athlete at Union College, where he majored in mechanical engineering, while holding the position of class president for all four years. He met his wife Barbara while attending Union. After graduating, he continued this passion for sports by playing tennis and enduring a lifelong suffering as a Knicks fan. His loved ones will remember him as a deeply dedicated family man devoted to Barbara, his wife of 56 years, their three children Robb, Kheri and Jackie. His three grandchildren, Miles, Kayla and Maya, became the center of his life and he never missed the chance to cheer them on from the lacrosse and soccer sidelines. He was a dedicated brother and to his sisters Ruth and June and brothers Bill and Rodney (deceased). His passion was infectious, his calm was reassuring and his love for those around him was enduring. Holland committed his life to ensuring that while he may have been the first in many situations, he wanted to guarantee he would not be the last. And now the time has come to celebrate him. Given concerns regarding COVID-19, a live stream memorial - http://livestream.com/graceinthecityofmountvernon/events/7261201 - with limited in-person participation will be held. The family has established The Barbara J Holland and Robert Holland, Jr., Charitable Fund dedicated to supporting programs focused on the educational advancement of minorities and encouraging their involvement with STEM. For those interested in helping to continue Holland’s charitable efforts, please email contact@HollandCharitableFund.com for additional information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the family of Robert Holland, Jr. entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the Holland family during their time of bereavement. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please leave written condolences now herein on the Memory Wall to express your sorrow, share your memories, and as an expression of sympathy & way to communicate with/offer comfort to the family, that they and others may see, and may be a lasting tribute in his honor, whether you're able to attend or not. Definitely Please SIGN IN on the Memory Wall as a virtual way of signing the register book, especially if choosing to stay safe/not able to sign in person. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In lieu of flowers the family has established The Barbara J Holland and Robert Holland, Jr., Charitable Fund dedicated to supporting programs focused on the educational advancement of minorities and encouraging their involvement with STEM. For those interested in helping to continue Holland’s charitable efforts, please email contact@HollandCharitableFund.com for additional information. If sending flowers despite the family request for NO flowers, they may be delivered on Fri. Jan. 7th by/before 10:30AM to Grace Baptist Church, or you may instead choose to plant a tree in his name/memory/honor as a lasting tribute.. The Family Thanks You!

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Algie Bryant

Died : Feb 22, 2024

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White Plains, NY

Mr. Algie Bryant of White Plains, New York a former resident of Tuskegee, AL passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 in White Plains, New York. Final arrangements will be announced later. He was the brother of Mr. Alfred (Chat) Bryant.

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Sydne Simon Silver

Jun 17, 1945 - Feb 06, 2024

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White Plains, NY

Sydne Simon Silver passed away peacefully at her home in White Plains, New York on February 6, 2024. She is survived by her husband Dan Silver, her son Christopher Simon (Jamie), her four grandchildren Henry, Elsa, Alexandra and Luke as well as her sister Sue Zuckerman (Marc) and cousin Sheri Halsband (Michael). Her late husband Irwin Joseph Simon to whom she was married for over 40 years, passed in 2014. Born in Brooklyn in 1945, Sydne moved at a young age to Paterson, New Jersey. She later resided in northern New Jersey for the majority of her adult life. After college Sydne taught high school English for several years before devoting herself to being a full-time mother. She was a loving, generous and devoted mother, grandmother, wife and friend. She was an avid bridge player, loved to travel and was a passionate reader. Most of all she cherished spending time with her family and friends. Sydne touched the lives of so many and was always there for her loved ones at a moment’s notice. Her vibrance, boundless energy and beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Anti-Defamation League in memory of Sydne Simon Silver, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158.

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Angela Kaufman

Jan 08, 1934 - Feb 03, 2024

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White Plains, NY

Angela Kaufman, devoted and beloved friend, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on February 3rd, 2024, in White Plains, New York, at the age of 90.Angela was born on January 8th,1934, in Harrison, New York. Her parents were James Bulakowski and Rose Cipolla.Angela was a proud graduate of Harrison High School class of 1952 and loved to attend the annual class reunion. Attending college was a goal she aspired to and she furthered her education by taking college courses in literature as a working mother. As the provider for her family, Angela worked as the Operations Manager for Svend Jensen of Denmark and in administration for the Byram Hills School District. Angela’s quick wit and sharp intellect were best seen when cracking jokes, poking fun, or pushing buttons, which earned her the nickname of Charm-o from her brother, James.Aside from doting on her family and friends, Angela held many other passions. She was a voracious reader who knew how to equally appreciate romance and science fiction genres. Angela shared her love of reading by hosting a monthly book club at the Harrison Public Library. True to her proud Italian heritage, Angela was also an accomplished cook and baker, a gift she lavished on those closest to her. Her meatballs were second only to her beloved mother’s, and her salad with Italian dressing was always requested at any gathering with a lesson on how to make it. A resident most of her life, Angela loved Harrison and its surrounding towns. She was a member of the Mamaroneck Harbor Island Seniors, patron of the local restaurants visiting often with her close friends, and she worked long hours as an election poll worker. She dreamed of introducing her great-granddaughter, Daisy, to Playland this summer.Angela was an avid adventurer, outdoorswoman, and gardener. She had wonderful trips with an outdoor club she belonged to. She enjoyed skiing, camping, and canoeing. Some of her best days were spent puttering around her garden or relaxing at the beaches of New York, Assateague, and Cape Cod. Her favorite trips, however, were always the ones she took to Italy.Angela was born in a generation of traditional gender roles. Her life experiences gave her the motivation to push past what was expected of her and to live her life independently. She proudly marched for women’s rights in Washington, DC, New York City and locally in White Plains.Angela is survived by her daughter Tracey Plantier (David), grandson Rob Plantier (Jill), and great-grandaughter Daisy, her brothers James Bulakowski (Patricia) and John Bulakowski (Bernadette) and sister Mary Bulakowski Calkins (Matthew). She is also survived by her family of dearest friends Rene Romani, Albina Hicks, Nancy Veneziano, Rose DeRosa, Karen Troilo, Joe LaVigno, and Joanne Sirabella.

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Terence P. Toal

Jun 01, 1944 - Jan 27, 2024

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White Plains, NY

Terence P. Toal of White Plains, NY died on January 27, 2024 at the age of 79. Terry was born June 1, 1944 to the late Terence & Marian Toal. He graduated from Fairfield University and joined the NYC Taxicab family business. Terry was involved with the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Westchester County where he proudly served as President from 1981-1982. Terry was a member of Winged Foot Golf Club where he thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with his friends. A devoted New York Football Giants fan, he could be found on Sundays attending games with his family. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and cheering them on at their sporting events. Terry is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Jane (nee O’Hara), his three children: Terence Jr., Anne Kaufmann (Terry), and Elizabeth, and four grandchildren: Amelia, Charlie, Terence III and John. He is predeceased by his brother John Toal. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either White Plains Hospital, Burke Rehabilitation or Calvary Hospital, as a token of the family’s appreciation for the wonderful care he received.

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Jeannette Rose Keane

Oct 05, 1948 - Jan 25, 2024

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White Plains, NY

On January 25th, 2024, Jeannette Rose Keane peacefully passed away at her home with her beloved daughter Damara Troiani and son-in-law Nicolo Troiani by her side. Jeanette was born on October 5th, 1948, at White Plains Hospital in Westchester County, New York.Jeanette battled with cancer for over a decade with no complaints as she pushed through and had the strength to fight this illness to be with her family and friends. Jeannette Keane was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, great-grandmother, and friend to all.She carried warmth within her to those she met and brightened everyone's day, she shared a beautiful sense of humor, was highly intelligent, and was intellectual, with vast knowledge of everything especially in the medical field as she retired as an office manager at Westchester Medical Center for orthopedic surgery. As she was very conversational and a kind-hearted soul who loved her family and sparked joy in their lives every day.She was the daughter of Jean Doris Clarke and Leo Oliver Baltazor. The eldest sister of eight siblings as they lost their youngest sister Laurie Kelly and survived by Leo Baltazor, Joseph Kelly, Kevin Kelly, Maureen Powell, Kathlyn Patino, and Tara Kelly. She had two children, her daughter Damara Troiani and a son Armando Cass.She had six adoring grandchildren, Armando Jr Cass, Antonio Cass, Alexander Cass, Chloe Troiani, Nicholas Troiani, and Ryan Troiani. She had a loving brother-in-law Oscar Patinowhom they shared memories for decades and lived with each other during a time in Jeannette's life, taking care of her daughter Damara as a father figure.Jeannette's life revolved around her family and the infinite love she gave them, she cared deeply for those around her and put them before all else. She was known for her kindness, support, thoughtfulness, and her witty humor. We will miss her dearly as she holds a special part in everyone's life and holds different memories for all. We will hold onto these memories forever as Jeannette has shaped us into the people we are today and showed us what unconditional love is. These memories are a reminder of Jeanette and to bring peace and comfort to those during this difficult period of passing but to recognize that she is peacefully resting and is no longer suffering as she is in heaven smiling down on us.If you are interested in joining us in honoring Jeannette we will be having a Funeral Mass on Wednesday, January 31st at 10 AM located at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 148 Hamilton Ave, White Plains, New York.

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Michael George Berry

Mar 04, 1958 - Jan 16, 2024

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White Plains, NY

Michael George Berry entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Christ Temple Greater International Church, 25 Oak Street, White Plains, NY. Funeral Services will begin at 12:00 pm. Dissolution will be at Ferncliff Crematory.

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Jim Brown

May 08, 1967 - Jan 22, 2024

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White Plains, NY

It is with profound sadness we share the passing of Jim Brown (5.8.67-1.22.24), beloved father to Jack, Charlotte and the late Max Brown, beloved and adored brother of Kelly and Jeanette Brown. We will be honoring Jim’s life on Friday, January 26 at 9:00am in the Chapel in the Woods, a space that was special and meaningful to Jim and his family. Chapel in the Woods at Congregation Kol Ami 252 Soundview Avenue White Plains, NY

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Jeanne M. Cappello

Jul 20, 1958 - Jan 21, 2024

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White Plains, NY

Jeanne M. Cappello passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the age of 65 in White Plains, New York. She was surrounded by her loving family when she passed.Jeanne was born on July 20, 1958 to Jeanne O’Brien and James O’Brien in Yonkers, New York. She was a loving wife to Tony Cappello, and leaves behind her three children, Anthony, Alexandra, and John. Jeanne centered her life around her family, friends, students, and art. She is held in the hearts of many, and her love and vibrancy live on in those whom she has cared for and shared joy with.Jeanne treasured her family and she demonstrated that love every day. She was present for each sporting competition, award ceremony, and graduation. She dedicated her breaks at work to planning and preparing for family meals, which she always made with effort and care. She demonstrated her pride by decorating her classroom walls with photographs of her children, and peppering conversations with her friends with stories about them. She thoughtfully captured memories of and for her family through photographs of vacations in Montauk, the Catskills, and Italy, as well as backyard moments making dream catchers and rock sculptures, or snow days spent all together at home. Jeanne kept each love letter written to her by Tony. She held memories which are now held by those she loved.A profound and sincere educator, Jeanne leveraged her talents and loving support to guide generations of students as well. Jeanne served as an art teacher at Mount Vernon High School for over 25 years, where she led many students to become first generation graduates. Ms. C, as her students called her, could always be counted on to lend an ear to the students that would crowd her desk to talk about relationships, family strife, and dreams of the future. Jeanne’s heart was always wide open.Jeanne marched to the beat of her own drum and fought against all odds. She was as daring and vivid as her style, which often featured a funky hat or a stroke of purple eyeshadow on a single eyelid. She created an art gallery against the backdrop of her beloved yellow convertible, took walks with her siamese kittens tucked into her coat pockets, captured the everyday beauty of her neighborhood with her Canon camera, and never forgot to feed the birds from the kitchen window. She was a multi-talented, multi-faceted woman with a pure and simple love for the world she lived in.Jeanne is predeceased by Jeanne O’Brien and James O’Brien, and survived by her brothers James O’Brien and Thomas O’Brien. She is survived and forever cherished by her husband Tony Cappello and her three children, Anthony, Alexandra, and John Cappello.A memorial mass will be held in Jeanne M. Cappello’s honor from 10:30am-11:30am/12pm on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Saint Paul The Apostle Catholic Church on 602 McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY10705.A memorial visitation will be held after the mass at Hodder Farenga Funeral Home on 899 McLeanAvenue, Yonkers, New York 10704 from 2pm-5pm.Gather for food with family and friends at Chat American Grill on 1 Christie Pl, Scarsdale, NY 10583 at 5:30pm.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action NetworkClick Here To Donate 

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Jeanne M. Cappello

Jul 20, 1958 - Jan 21, 2024

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White Plains, NY

Jeanne M. Cappello passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the age of 65 in White Plains, New York. She was surrounded by her loving family when she passed.Jeanne was born on July 20, 1958 to Jeanne O’Brien and James O’Brien in Yonkers, New York. She was a loving wife to Tony Cappello, and leaves behind her three children, Anthony, Alexandra, and John. Jeanne centered her life around her family, friends, students, and art. She is held in the hearts of many, and her love and vibrancy live on in those whom she has cared for and shared joy with.Jeanne treasured her family and she demonstrated that love every day. She was present for each sporting competition, award ceremony, and graduation. She dedicated her breaks at work to planning and preparing for family meals, which she always made with effort and care. She demonstrated her pride by decorating her classroom walls with photographs of her children, and peppering conversations with her friends with stories about them. She thoughtfully captured memories of and for her family through photographs of vacations in Montauk, the Catskills, and Italy, as well as backyard moments making dream catchers and rock sculptures, or snow days spent all together at home. Jeanne kept each love letter written to her by Tony. She held memories which are now held by those she loved.A profound and sincere educator, Jeanne leveraged her talents and loving support to guide generations of students as well. Jeanne served as an art teacher at Mount Vernon High School for over 25 years, where she led many students to become first generation graduates. Ms. C, as her students called her, could always be counted on to lend an ear to the students that would crowd her desk to talk about relationships, family strife, and dreams of the future. Jeanne’s heart was always wide open.Jeanne marched to the beat of her own drum and fought against all odds. She was as daring and vivid as her style, which often featured a funky hat or a stroke of purple eyeshadow on a single eyelid. She created an art gallery against the backdrop of her beloved yellow convertible, took walks with her siamese kittens tucked into her coat pockets, captured the everyday beauty of her neighborhood with her Canon camera, and never forgot to feed the birds from the kitchen window. She was a multi-talented, multi-faceted woman with a pure and simple love for the world she lived in.Jeanne is predeceased by Jeanne O’Brien and James O’Brien, and survived by her brothers James O’Brien and Thomas O’Brien. She is survived and forever cherished by her husband Tony Cappello and her three children, Anthony, Alexandra, and John Cappello.A memorial mass will be held in Jeanne M. Cappello’s honor from 10:30am-11:30am/12pm on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Saint Paul The Apostle Catholic Church on 602 McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY10705.A memorial visitation will be held after the mass at Hodder Farenga Funeral Home on 899 McLeanAvenue, Yonkers, New York 10704 from 2pm-5pm.Gather for food with family and friends at Chat American Grill on 1 Christie Pl, Scarsdale, NY 10583 at 5:30pm.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action NetworkClick Here To Donate 

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