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Opera Star Roberta Peters, 86, Of Westchester Dies Of Parkinson's Disease

Opera Star Roberta Peters, 86, Of Westchester Dies Of Parkinson's Disease

RYE, N.Y. – Roberta Peters, the coloratura soprano who was known to opera fans as “The American Nightingale,” died Wednesday, Jan. 18, in her home in Rye after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 86.

Peters was a 35-year veteran of the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, said to be...

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Stuart Shamberg, Founding Partner Of Mount Kisco Law Firm, 90

Stuart Shamberg, Founding Partner Of Mount Kisco Law Firm, 90

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --  Stuart R. Shamberg, 90, of New Rochelle, the founding partner of the Mount Kisco-based law firm of Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw, P.C., died...

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Maribel Sanchez Souther, 41, Former Yorktown HS Track Star, Dies Of Cancer

Maribel Sanchez Souther, 41, Former Yorktown HS Track Star, Dies Of Cancer

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Maribel Sanchez Souther, 41, a former Yorktown High School track star, died Dec. 31, after a battle with breast cancer. Souther was born April 6, 1975, in New Yo...

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North Salem's Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, Sociologist, Educator, Activist, 89

North Salem's Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, Sociologist, Educator, Activist, 89

Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, a leading figure in the development of urban social policy in New York City, and who devoted his life to the empowerment of all those who were disenfranchised, died ...

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Former Iona Prep Football Player Ryan Coleman, 24, Of Pelham

Former Iona Prep Football Player Ryan Coleman, 24, Of Pelham

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Ryan Coleman, 24, of Pelham Manor, a former Iona Prep football player, died on Sunday, Dec. 25. Born the eldest child to Greg and Adrienne Coleman of Pelham Manor, Coleman...

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Carrie Fisher, 60, Dropped Out Of College In Westchester To Do 'Star Wars'

Carrie Fisher, 60, Dropped Out Of College In Westchester To Do 'Star Wars'

Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at the age of 60, after suffering a heart attack on Friday, was briefly enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in Southern Westchester. Fisher, the daughter of...

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Ben Gilman, Longtime Hudson Valley Congressman, Dies At 94

Ben Gilman, Longtime Hudson Valley Congressman, Dies At 94

Poughkeepsie native Ben Gilman, who served as a U.S. Congressman for 30 years, died Saturday morning at the Castle Point Veteran's Hospital in Wappingers Falls. Falls. He was 94. Gilman's...

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Astronaut John Glenn Dies At 95

Astronaut John Glenn Dies At 95

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, died on Thursday, according to multiple reports. Glenn was 95.  Glenn had been battling health issues since suffering a stroke and had b...

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Services Scheduled For Westchester Doctor Who Died In House Fire

Services Scheduled For Westchester Doctor Who Died In House Fire

SCARSDALE, N.Y. --  Funeral services have been set for Dr. John Salimbene who perished in a fire that ripped through the family's Scarsdale Boulevard home Sunday afternoon on his 85th bir...

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Leonard B. Sand, Segregation Case Judge, Lived In Pound Ridge, 88

Leonard B. Sand, Segregation Case Judge, Lived In Pound Ridge, 88

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Leonard B. Sand, 88, of Sleepy Hollow, best known as the federal judge who presided over the landmark case in which he found Yonkers officials had intentionally segregate...

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Grant Tinker, 90, Stamford Native, Legendary TV Executive

Grant Tinker, 90, Stamford Native, Legendary TV Executive

Grant Tinker, Stamford native and former NBC executive who made his mark in television in the 1970s and '80s with "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," which he launched with his former wife, and ...

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