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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Ralph Marino

June 06, 1936 - - April 04, 2024

We are sad to announce the passing of Ralph David Marino at the age of 87 on April 4th, 2024. Ralph died peacefully at his residence. Ralph was born on June 6th, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY to Ralph and Sadie Marino. The family later moved to Ozone Park, Queens where he met his future wife and grade school sweetheart, Theresa. Ralph served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war from ...

John Zaffino

October 13, 1946 - - April 02, 2024

John A. Zaffino October 13,1946 - April 2, 2024 Aged 77 years. John, a loving husband and father and Grandfather leaves behind his wife Sheryl, His five Children Jeffery Zaffino, Alaina (Bill)Jackson , Paulette (Scott) Morrell, Jayson Zaffino, Danielle (Alan)and fourteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren , his two siblings Alma Zaffino of Carmel NY and Edward Zaffin ...

Peter Cafaro

July 01, 1938 - - January 21, 2024

Peter Cafaro fondly known as "Pete" passed away on January 21, 2024 in New Rochelle, NY surrounded by his loving family. He was born in the Bronx, New York on July 1, 1938. Pete went to Dewitt Clinton High School, on Mosholu Parkway at the time when it was an all-male school. Pete was drafted and proudly served in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany from ...

Joseph Buonagurio

May 07, 2023

Joseph A. Buonagurio, 93 of Carmel, NY, formerly of Yonkers, NY passed away at home on May 7, 2023. He was born to Joseph and Ausilia (Ruocco) Buonagurio on November 7th, 1929 in The Bronx. Joseph graduated from Cardinal Hayes H.S. in The Bronx and went on to obtain both Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees from New York University. Joseph proudly served his country in the U.S ...

Michael Massimo

November 26, 1931 - - May 04, 2023

Michael L. Massimo age 91, passed away at The Paramount in Somers, NY on May 4, 2023. He was born in the Bronx on November 26, 1931 where he met his wife of 68 years, Rosemary Barbella. They later moved to Harrison, NY where they raised their family. In 1980 they moved to Mahopac, NY where he resided until his passing. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and trapping si ...

Fritz West

July 20, 1937 - - March 25, 2023

Fritz H. West, (85) of Lake Carmel, NY passed away on March 25th 2023 comfortably in his home. He is survived by a brother Walter (Boynton Beach, FL) and a nephew John (Plano, TX). He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years Eleanor, a brother Horst, and a sister Hertha. Born on July 20, 1937 in Munich Germany, he made his way to the US in 1956 at 19 years old. He pr ...

Richard Kirby

July 19, 1940 - - December 31, 2022

Richard Bruce Kirby, 82, a resident of Carmel, New York, entered Heaven on December 31, 2022. His family and friends mourn his loss but celebrate that he is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we will be with him again one day. Richard was born to Helen (Townsend) and Robert D. Kirby on July 19, 1940. While growing up in Thornwood, he attended the First Baptist Churc ...

Thaddeus Paszkiewicz

December 08, 2022

Thaddeus A. Paszkiewicz beloved husband and Father passed away in Cortland, NY on Thursday, December 8th he was 82. Thaddeus was born in Yonkers on October12, 1940 and was raised in the Bronx. He went to DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx where he played football and attended Pace University. He was an advertising executive in Manhattan for many years and after retirement ...

Robert Mascetta

March 17, 1941 - - July 27, 2022

Mascetta Sr. - Robert Anthony, “Bob”, passed away on July 27th at the age of 81. Bob was the beloved husband to his predeceased wife Cynthia, “Cindy”, and devoted father to his four children Robert Jr (Kelly), Christopher (Lori), Laurie (Mark) and John (Lori). “Popa” was also adored by his ten grandchildren: Stephanie, Joseph, Taylor, Sara, Caitlyn, Steven, Emma, Au ...

Edward Valdez Sr

April 23, 1937 - - May 29, 2022

Edward Valdez Sr., 85 of Mahopac, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 29, 2022 at home surrounded by family. Born in Port Chester to Anthony Valdez and Delores Merritt, he was one of four children. Edward completed the 9th grade in school and then began working and helping to support his family. Edward served proudly in the Navy on the USS Wisconsin from 1955 through 1957. ...

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