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Joan E Viesta

September 18, 2020

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Jang Y Lee

August 4, 2020

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Richie Dinarte

July 20, 1989 - July 7, 2020

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Alfred Robert Koch, Jr.

June 26, 2020

On June 26th Alfred Robert Koch Jr. passed peacefully in his sleep at home in Douglaston, New York. He was 96 years old. Beloved husband of Violetta Mascia Koch for 72 years. Devoted father to Madeline, Marcia Ann and Alfred Robert Koch III. Loving father-in-law to Monique Koch. Cherished grandfather to Alexander and Olivia Koch. He is survived by his brothers Henry and Richard Koch. He was born...
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Gloria E. Malhame

January 15, 1924 - June 25, 2020

Gloria E. Malhame (nee Mallouk), known to her friends as Googie, passed away peacefully at the age of 96 at home surrounded by family.She was predeceased by her husband George and two sons, Charles and Edmond. She is survived by six of her eight children: Therese, James, Elizabeth (Chris Gallagher) , Jean, Mary and Thomas. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren....
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Joseph W. Stock

June 15, 2020

Joseph W. Stock passed away peacefully in Stuart, Florida on June 15, 2020 after a short illness. He was born in NYC on February 9, 1929 to Joseph and Veronica Kennedy Stock. His father passed away soon after his birth, leaving his mother to raise both him and his older sister Yvonne. Joe enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1946. He served for three years as a fighter plane mechanic, attaining the...
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Bonna Bishop

June 14, 2020

Bonna Bishop passed away on June 14, 2020. During her more than 107 years of life Bonna Marguerite Bequette Bishop enjoyed a series of great adventures. Born in Livingston, MT, Bonna subsequently lived in the states of Washington, Montana, Illinois, Wisconsin and New York. Always a journalist at heart, she worked in jobs ranging from selling ice cream to public stenographer. During her work in...
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Arlene Helen Ayvazian

April 14, 1946 - April 14, 2020

Arlene H. Ayvazian of Bayside, NY passed away on her 74th birthday, April 14, 2020 after a short but brave fight with COVID-19 Coronavirus. Arlene was born in Astoria, NY on April 14, 1946 to Adam "Tom" and Alta(Buddin) Magliochetti. She is survived by her husband, Peter Marchisello, her two sons, Brett Ayvazian and his wife Kathy, and Adam Ayvazian and his wife Carrie, her three grandchildren...
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Yong Han

March 11, 2020

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Joseph Del Pizzo

February 29, 2020

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Charles Lee

February 27, 2020

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Hilda Blackwood

February 24, 2020

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Sang Ai Han-Kim

February 17, 2020

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Anna Melidosian

February 12, 2020

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Kil Nam Lee

February 3, 2020

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Luis E. Acosta

January 21, 2020

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Ricardo L Velez

January 13, 2020

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Kevork Deyirmendjian

January 7, 2020

In lieu of flowers and in loving memory the family suggests donations may be made to the Armenian Church Of The Holy Martyrs and/or Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School in Bayside, New York.
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Chang Eun Kim

December 13, 2019

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George Peterson

November 26, 2019

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Antoinette Sansone

November 26, 2019

On November 26th, 2019 , at approximately 9:30 pm, Antoinette Sansone passed away at Long Island Jewish Hospital. She was 88 years old. Antoinette was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 10, 1931. Her parents were Frances and John Leo, and her siblings were Joseph and Florence Leo. On April 24, 1955, Antoinette married Onofrio Sansone. They had three daughters, Frances Chesnulovitch, Angela...
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Soon Ok Han

November 22, 2019

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Thomas B. Brady

November 17, 2019

Thomas Brady passed away on November 17, 2019. He served in the U.S. Air Force and thereafter worked as a maintenance mechanic for the New York City Transit Authority, retiring in 2008. In heaven he has joined his beloved best friend and dearest cousin, Frank Lennon. He is survived by his sister, Frances Siranovic.
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Chong Yan Li

November 17, 2019

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Theresa M. Walsh

January 1, 1926 - November 17, 2019

Theresa Mary Walsh (nee Wild) passed away surrounded by her loving family on Nov. 17, 2019. Theresa was born on Jan. 1, 1926, in Bullville, N.Y. to Francis Wild and Catherine (Giles) Wild. Theresa is predeceased by her husband James J. Walsh and her son-in-law, Leonard B. Clifford. She is survived by her daughter, Cecilia (Walsh) Calimano and her husband Michael, her son Joseph A. Walsh, and...
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Kyu Mahn Choi

August 10, 1948 - October 26, 2019

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Henry Kwah

October 15, 2019

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John R. Flanagan

October 12, 2019

John Richard "Jack" Flanagan passed away on October 12, 2019. Beloved companion, brother, brother in law, uncle, godfather and figurative "big brother", loyal friend and confidant to many. Jack formed and played guitar in seminal New York City hardcore group, the Mob. He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1985. He went on to work with and manage the affairs of...
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Kumja Lee

October 3, 2019

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Thomas L. Kemp

September 29, 2019

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Marie Latella

September 17, 2019

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Diane C Seitz

September 11, 2019

Diane C Seitz of Little Neck, N.Y. passed away on September 11, 2019. Daughter of the late William and Madeline. Loving sister of Claire Chatzis, Jeannine, William and the late Lorrine Hoffmann and Donald Seitz. Caring sister in law of Kyriakos Chatzis and Robert Hoffmann. Cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews.
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Beatrice Perlman

September 9, 2019

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Hyo Sook Hwang

September 5, 2019

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Ester Leila Bezjian

August 28, 2019

Ester Leila Bezjian passed away on August 28, 2019. Leila was a resident of Bayside, N.Y. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Holy Martyrs Day School.
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George O. Kuhls

August 2, 2019

George Otto Kuhls on August 2, 2019. Loving husband of Grete Rebecca Kuhls. Dear brother of Hilda Kuhls. Survived by wife Grete and sister Hilda, godchild Deborah Howe and nieces and nephew Rebecca, Irene and Eric Friedmann/Barbazetto.
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James F. Devitt

July 12, 2019

Devitt, James F. on July 12, 2019. Loving father of Michael (Lana), Matthew (Kristin), Marc (Alexandra). Dear brother of the late, Thomas, Margaret and John. Survived by sisters Mary, Kathleen and Clare. Cherished grandfather of Cheyenne, Madison and James. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Retired NYPD 77th Precinct (Buzzard). In lieu of flowers, family is requesting donations be made...
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Jane Fichtl Delin

May 30, 2019

Jane Fichtl Delin passed away on May 30, 2019 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Claudia and Ed Jensen, in Anacortes, Washington. Jane was born in Queens, New York on October 5,1928. She was 90. She grew up in Little Neck, New York in the home her parents, Ernest and Emily Fichtl, built in 1933. It always held a special place in her heart, and Jane still owned the family home at the...
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Joseph O. Giaimo

May 28, 2019

Joseph O Giaimo, 84, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Port Washington, NY. Always the life of the party, the quintessential New Yorker loved making his famous pizza, always with anchovies, while sipping Dewar's & soda and watching the Mets or on the off season, St. John's basketball. At his peaceful passing, he was comforted by the rock of his life, his Irish beauty, Kathleen...
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Martin J Aversa

May 15, 2019

Martin J Aversa passed away on May 15, 2019 at the age of 87 years. Loving husband of 68 years to Claire ( nee Daly). Devoted father to Kenneth (Phyllis) and Joyce Giordano (Thomas). Adoring "Pop-Pop" to Alyson, April, Danielle and Anthony. Dear brother to Tina Walker. Martin was a decorated Korean War Veteran and Bronze Star recipient. He was active in community service including Auxiliary...
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