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Obituaries June 9 - South Strand news

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mrs. Foster is survived by her daughters, Margaret Drayton, Georgetown, SC and Renell Grant, Columbia, MD; her siblings, Hattie Tucker, Georgetown, SC, Ernest Tucker of Nashville, NC, Samuel Tucker, Jamaica, NY, Jacob Tucker and Willie Tucker, both of Brooklyn, NY, Hopie Cassell and Robert Tucker, both of Bronx, NY. Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Franklin HealanFranklin Healan, 94, widower of Dessie “Pat” Healan, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Prince George Nursing Facility.A funeral service, officiated by Dr. Ted Sherrill, was held at 2 PM, Friday, June 2, 2017 in First Baptist Church of Georgetown. The family received friends inside the church from 1-2 PM, prior to the service on Friday. Interment was in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.Born August 23, 1922 in Wayne County Georgia, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. Healan and Minnie Lee Hightower Healan.Mr. Healan was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired as a maintenance supervisor in 1984 from International Paper after 37 ½ years of service. Mr. Healan was a member of First Baptist of Georgetown and the Spirit of Liberty Sunday School Class. He was a Master Mason and the former Worshipful Master of Winyah Lodge #40, Past Patron of OES Winyah #148, member of the Shriners and York Rite.Surviving are three stepdaughters, Blinda and LB Hutchinson of Georgetown, Lisa and Brian Warren of Myrtle Beach, and Betty Wilson of Andrews; a sister, Edna Healan of Columbus, GA; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Wanda Britt; a son, Larry Healan; a brother, Robert Healan; a sister, Thelma Healan; a stepson, William “Bill” Butler; and a stepdaughter, Bobbie Harrelson.Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Georgetown at 219 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org. Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home (843) 527-4419.Mickey PostonMickey Allen Poston, 66...

Daniel A. Dufford

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Daniel A. Dufford, 66 of Oceanport, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at home. He was born in Jamaica, NY. Daniel was an accomplished thoroughbred racehorse trainer at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. He has trained many stake winners as well at “Rumptious”; N.J. Thoroughbred Horse of the Year. Following his training career he moved into the racing office at Monmouth Park where he started as an official and eventually became stakes coordinator. He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Margaret Dufford. Surviving is his wife, Charlene; his step-son, Michael Natale and step-daughter, Alyssa Williams; his brother and sister in law, Gerald and Kathy Dufford and their children, Kathleen Menendez and Kevin Dufford; and his sister, Diane Dufford.Damiano Funeral Home in Long Branch is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Monmouth Park Racetrack. Memorial donations may be made to Second Call Thoroughbred Adoption and Placement, P.O. Box 113, Helmetta, NJ 08828. The family invites you to write a letter of condolence, share a story or...

Obituary: Matthew Henry Young, 1948-2017 - Seven Days

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Matt loved good food and wine, and made a wonderful linguine alle vongole, among other dishes enjoyed by family and friends. He was a devoted Patriots fan. He also loved playing golf and going to Jamaica for vacation every winter, which he did with Sheryl for 22 years. At age 68, Matt passed on Thursday, March 23, of complications from melanoma.He is survived by his loving partner of 27 years, Sheryl Bellman; his stepson, Max Blasdel, and his fiancée, Rachel Ann Fealk, of Portland, Ore.; sister Libby Warren and her husband, Kenneth, of Merrimac, N.H.; sister Mandy Heller and her husband, Dick, of Newton, Mass.; brothers in spirit Richie and Paul Garcia of Martha’s Vineyard; and many, many friends in Vermont, Martha’s Vineyard and Negril, Jamaica. A paving brick on Church Street is dedicated to “Matt Young, a friend to all.” He was a rock star to many, who will miss him terribly.Donations can be made in Matt’s honor to the Howard Center Street Outreach Team, 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. Howard Center is planning a memorial service for Matt next month; details will be announced soon.

Million-dollar views remain at Flathead Lake in Montana - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, March 27, 2017

From the outside, it looks like a classic midcentury motor lodge, but each room is named for an island — Bali, Zanzibar, Crete — and decorated in the spirit of that place. Our room, “Jamaica,” had deep blue-accent walls, white wicker furniture and evocative paintings of Caribbean palms. Just east of Bigfork in the enclave of Woods Bay, the Islander was across the street from the Raven, a turquoise-painted waterfront restaurant with a shaded patio and a dock where motorboaters tie up and go in for a drink.Though Flathead Lake Brewing Co. recently opened a huge new location in Bigfork, the original taproom, next door to the Islander, is the kind of local bar where customers greet one another by name and discuss livestock futures over a pint of craft beer.The next evening, our first night in Woods Bay, Tim was struck by what felt like a vicious case of food poisoning. Roxie and I went exploring by car on our own, eventually finding our way to the Echo Lake Cafe, an out-of-the-way roadside restaurant that has been serving local specialties like Flathead cherry cobbler and huckleberry ice cream since 1960.Our plan had been to go kayaking, but with Tim sick I wasn’t comfortable taking Roxie out on a tiny boat on such a large, unpredictable lake. It would have been largely a lost day. But that afternoon, while Tim and Roxie napped, my dad’s cousin, LouAnn, whom I hadn’t seen since my grandmother’s funeral, offered to give me a tour. An elegant woman with short blond hair, she swept me up in her silver SUV.Worth every dollarWe passed a large pond choked with tall reeds, and LouAnn said with a mischievous smile that her grandfather, my great-grandfather, “lost more than one car in there.” We went to meet Dorothy, the last of my grandmother’s seven siblings, who had turned 90 the previous month. She didn’t say much, but she shared Roxie’s birthday and my grandmother’s smile.On our way back to the Islander, LouAnn took a sharp turn down a narrow road through scraggly pines to the property where my grandmother was raised. She pointed to two tall trees in a clearing beside a sprawling ranch house. “There used to be a house — a shack,” she said, correcting herself, “right there.”When Tim recovered the next day, we rented a tandem kayak at a rental shop down the road, across from a small, private beach. The sturdy red vessel was stable enough for me to sit in the back, with Roxie between my legs, while Tim paddled in front. Wearing a wide straw hat, he navigated us through the placid water. Often, the wind ramps up in the afternoons and the Flathead can quickly get rough. But after our bad luck the previous day, we were treated to what LouAnn said was one of the warmest, calmest days of the year.We paddled past enormous summer cottages with immaculate gardens, gazebos, private docks and boat garages. It was hard to jibe this place with the Flathead I had heard about throughout my childhood, the humble place where my grandmother, her seven siblings, parents and grandparents all lived in a shack with a million-dollar view.But once we passed the cluster of houses in the protected bay, the lakefront became less developed and more wild. Roxie stared out from beneath her purple sun hat, content to do nothing but chirp at the birds and point at the speedboats racing past.Later, we would sit on the beach and eat cherries, which were sold on the roadside in two-pound bags ($5). Tim and I took turns picking up colorful stones and handing them to Roxie, who held them like sacred objects. I tried to show her how to skip them. But she looked at me as if to say, “Why would we toss such treasures?”The Flathead might not have been the place I had imagined, but...

Man, 27, turns himself in for questioning in fatal hit-and-run death of Mega 97.9 DJ Jinx Paul - New York Daily News

Monday, March 06, 2017

He was always there when I needed help. He was always there for me,” Rodriguez said. “He would tell me ‘just keep doing what you love.’” Guerrero, who worked at Mega 97.9, was mowed down crossing Jamaica Ave. at Sheffield Ave. in Cypress Hills about 4 a.m. Monday. Paramedics rushed Guerrero, the father of a 6-year-old boy, to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died.Radio DJ killed by hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn Cops located Ozoria’s vehicle at a Brooklyn body shop. The vehicle was dropped off to repair a shattered windshield in the hours after Monday’s crash, sources said. A check of the license plates and the VIN number allowed police to identify Ozoria as the owner of the dark blue Honda Accord, cop sources said. The owner of the body shop became suspicious because Ozoria insisted that the car be parked inside and not on the street, where it could be seen.Jean Paul Guerrero.(facebook) He replaced the windshield but then called the police after he saw a report on Guerrero’s death on television.Chicago DJ Herb Kent dies after 7-decade career in radio The famed DJ will be buried in a private ceremony Saturday. His parents were interviewed on the radio station after they flew in from their home in Ecuador, and thanked New Yorkers for their support, and then spoke directly to the person responsible. “You can understand as a mother you can understand my pain,” Gloria Guerrero said. “The only thing that we ask as parents because we would forgive you and because he (Jinx) knows how to forgive. God forgives and my son would forgive because he didn’t have bad faith in anyone.” Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. With Denis Slattery, Ben Kochman, Anthony IzaguirreTags:hit-and-runcar crashesnypdwashington heightseast new yorkSend a Letter to the EditorJoin the Conversation:facebookTweet...

Susan Troutman

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lewy Body Dementia. Sue's greatest passions were photography and working to help new refugees with her friends at Iskashitaa Refugee Network in Tucson. She was born in Jamaica New York on March 20, 1949. She taught for many years in the Tulsa Oklahoma area school system, moved to Houston Texas where she was an advocate of children with conditions which compromise their learning abilities, and then moved to Tucson in 2007 where she devoted her life to helping refugees acclimate to their new environment.Sue is survived by her daughter Wanda, husband Art, brothers Mike and Pat and sisters Judy and Jane. She was predeceased by her parents Jerome and Mary Catherine Helion and sister Mary.It was her wish that any donations in her memory be made to the Iskashitaa Refugee Network at www.iskashitaa.org. This beautiful lady will be missed dearly by all of her close friends and surviving family.Art"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so". William Shakespeare, Hamlet...

Family, friends and Finest mourn NYPD cop, 27, killed in Bronx crash two months before slated wedding date - New York Daily News

Monday, February 20, 2017

The NYPD rookie killed in a fiery Bronx crash never got to dance with her father at her wedding. Officer Bianca Bennett was mourned Friday at the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens, less than two months before she was set to be married. “I really want to dance with my daughter one last time,” a teary-eyed Warren Bennett said as he picked up a large photo of his daughter. Nearby, a white urn containing the 27-year-old’s remains sat alone at the center of the church’s stage, surrounded by flowers and flanked by two officers in dress uniform.NYPD cops salute rookie police officer killed in Bronx crash Family, friends and fellow Finest packed the pews for the fledgling cop’s funeral Friday, as the mournful sound of gospel songs played in place of wedding bells. One of Bennett’s colleagues stood before the crowd to offer a final salute to her fallen friend. “Even though she is not here in body, she is above me right now,” the officer said as she raised her hand to her temple. “It’s one of the last times I’m going to be able to salute her.” Fifteen multicolored floral arrangements of blue, red, white and pink flowers crowded the sides of the stage.Kin ...

Author William Melvin Kelley passes at 79 - Amsterdam News

Monday, February 20, 2017

Harlem looking for his wife’s African-American lover. For the most part, the novel is a symbiosis of Black and white relations in America.The family’s next residence was on the island of Jamaica and they lived there until 1977. By the time Kelley and family were back in the U.S., “Dunfords Travels Everywheres” was published and they settled in Harlem. This book would be his last novel. The remainder of his literary career was devoted to essays and short stories, many of them appearing in leading magazines.Kelley, an avid photographer and filmmaker, amassed a number of awards, including the Rosenthal Foundation Award and John Hay Whitney Foundation Award. He was saluted and received honors from the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, and was the recipient of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2008.He is survived by his wife, Karen (Aiki) Kelley; his daughters, Jessica and Cira; his grandchildren, Cherlonda, Blossom and Joshua; a great-grandson, Sky; and a gray cat, Dolce. An older sister, Sinah E. Kelley, a chemist, predeceased him. According to the family, he will be cremated by Benta Funeral Home and a memorial service is pending.

Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017 - Seven Days

Monday, February 20, 2017

New York where he worked at Eight Ball Records in Manhattan and later co-founded Music Ambassador, an importer and distributor of reggae music on 7-inch 45 records from Jamaica. Paul and M usic Ambassador went on to enjoy over ten years of servicing reggae labels and retail stores from around the globe.He was a discerning culinary artist who readily offered his unfiltered opinion on Vermont local cuisine, and he was truly loved in his role as manager at the Essex High School Cafeteria. Even when he lived in New York, he often drove to New Haven for the better pizza.In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing with his family and friends, and spending family time in his backyard jungle of canna lilies and angel’s trumpets. Paul also had a great love for baseball, his passion for the sport developed during his childhood in Waitsfield as a member of the Little League All-Star team, later an avid fan of the New York Yankees, and finally a passionate coach and referee for the local Burlington leagues.He is survived by his wife, Domye LaBrusciano of Burlington; his sons, Nico and Lorenzo of Burlington; his step-sons, Owen and Nathan Arre of Burlington; his parents, Ron LaBrusciano of Marlboro and Barbara Elsbeth, of Waitsfield; and his siblings: brother Christopher LaBrusciano, of Calais; sister, Anne LaBrusciano, of Marshfield; and brother, Peter LaBrusciano, of Brooklyn, New York.A memorial will be held in summer.

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Obituaries June 9 - South Strand news

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mrs. Foster is survived by her daughters, Margaret Drayton, Georgetown, SC and Renell Grant, Columbia, MD; her siblings, Hattie Tucker, Georgetown, SC, Ernest Tucker of Nashville, NC, Samuel Tucker, Jamaica, NY, Jacob Tucker and Willie Tucker, both of Brooklyn, NY, Hopie Cassell and Robert Tucker, both of Bronx, NY. Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Franklin HealanFranklin Healan, 94, widower of Dessie “Pat” Healan, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Prince George Nursing Facility.A funeral service, officiated by Dr. Ted Sherrill, was held at 2 PM, Friday, June 2, 2017 in First Baptist Church of Georgetown. The family received friends inside the church from 1-2 PM, prior to the service on Friday. Interment was in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.Born August 23, 1922 in Wayne County Georgia, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. Healan and Minnie Lee Hightower Healan.Mr. Healan was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired as a maintenance supervisor in 1984 from International Paper after 37 ½ years of service. Mr. Healan was a member of First Baptist of Georgetown and the Spirit of Liberty Sunday School Class. He was a Master Mason and the former Worshipful Master of Winyah Lodge #40, Past Patron of OES Winyah #148, member of the Shriners and York Rite.Surviving are three stepdaughters, Blinda and LB Hutchinson of Georgetown, Lisa and Brian Warren of Myrtle Beach, and Betty Wilson of Andrews; a sister, Edna Healan of Columbus, GA; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Wanda Britt; a son, Larry Healan; a brother, Robert Healan; a sister, Thelma Healan; a stepson, William “Bill” Butler; and a stepdaughter, Bobbie Harrelson.Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Georgetown at 219 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org. Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home (843) 527-4419.Mickey PostonMickey Allen Poston, 66...

Daniel A. Dufford

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Daniel A. Dufford, 66 of Oceanport, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at home. He was born in Jamaica, NY. Daniel was an accomplished thoroughbred racehorse trainer at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. He has trained many stake winners as well at “Rumptious”; N.J. Thoroughbred Horse of the Year. Following his training career he moved into the racing office at Monmouth Park where he started as an official and eventually became stakes coordinator. He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Margaret Dufford. Surviving is his wife, Charlene; his step-son, Michael Natale and step-daughter, Alyssa Williams; his brother and sister in law, Gerald and Kathy Dufford and their children, Kathleen Menendez and Kevin Dufford; and his sister, Diane Dufford.Damiano Funeral Home in Long Branch is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Monmouth Park Racetrack. Memorial donations may be made to Second Call Thoroughbred Adoption and Placement, P.O. Box 113, Helmetta, NJ 08828. The family invites you to write a letter of condolence, share a story or...

Obituary: Matthew Henry Young, 1948-2017 - Seven Days

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Matt loved good food and wine, and made a wonderful linguine alle vongole, among other dishes enjoyed by family and friends. He was a devoted Patriots fan. He also loved playing golf and going to Jamaica for vacation every winter, which he did with Sheryl for 22 years. At age 68, Matt passed on Thursday, March 23, of complications from melanoma.He is survived by his loving partner of 27 years, Sheryl Bellman; his stepson, Max Blasdel, and his fiancée, Rachel Ann Fealk, of Portland, Ore.; sister Libby Warren and her husband, Kenneth, of Merrimac, N.H.; sister Mandy Heller and her husband, Dick, of Newton, Mass.; brothers in spirit Richie and Paul Garcia of Martha’s Vineyard; and many, many friends in Vermont, Martha’s Vineyard and Negril, Jamaica. A paving brick on Church Street is dedicated to “Matt Young, a friend to all.” He was a rock star to many, who will miss him terribly.Donations can be made in Matt’s honor to the Howard Center Street Outreach Team, 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. Howard Center is planning a memorial service for Matt next month; details will be announced soon.

Million-dollar views remain at Flathead Lake in Montana - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, March 27, 2017

From the outside, it looks like a classic midcentury motor lodge, but each room is named for an island — Bali, Zanzibar, Crete — and decorated in the spirit of that place. Our room, “Jamaica,” had deep blue-accent walls, white wicker furniture and evocative paintings of Caribbean palms. Just east of Bigfork in the enclave of Woods Bay, the Islander was across the street from the Raven, a turquoise-painted waterfront restaurant with a shaded patio and a dock where motorboaters tie up and go in for a drink.Though Flathead Lake Brewing Co. recently opened a huge new location in Bigfork, the original taproom, next door to the Islander, is the kind of local bar where customers greet one another by name and discuss livestock futures over a pint of craft beer.The next evening, our first night in Woods Bay, Tim was struck by what felt like a vicious case of food poisoning. Roxie and I went exploring by car on our own, eventually finding our way to the Echo Lake Cafe, an out-of-the-way roadside restaurant that has been serving local specialties like Flathead cherry cobbler and huckleberry ice cream since 1960.Our plan had been to go kayaking, but with Tim sick I wasn’t comfortable taking Roxie out on a tiny boat on such a large, unpredictable lake. It would have been largely a lost day. But that afternoon, while Tim and Roxie napped, my dad’s cousin, LouAnn, whom I hadn’t seen since my grandmother’s funeral, offered to give me a tour. An elegant woman with short blond hair, she swept me up in her silver SUV.Worth every dollarWe passed a large pond choked with tall reeds, and LouAnn said with a mischievous smile that her grandfather, my great-grandfather, “lost more than one car in there.” We went to meet Dorothy, the last of my grandmother’s seven siblings, who had turned 90 the previous month. She didn’t say much, but she shared Roxie’s birthday and my grandmother’s smile.On our way back to the Islander, LouAnn took a sharp turn down a narrow road through scraggly pines to the property where my grandmother was raised. She pointed to two tall trees in a clearing beside a sprawling ranch house. “There used to be a house — a shack,” she said, correcting herself, “right there.”When Tim recovered the next day, we rented a tandem kayak at a rental shop down the road, across from a small, private beach. The sturdy red vessel was stable enough for me to sit in the back, with Roxie between my legs, while Tim paddled in front. Wearing a wide straw hat, he navigated us through the placid water. Often, the wind ramps up in the afternoons and the Flathead can quickly get rough. But after our bad luck the previous day, we were treated to what LouAnn said was one of the warmest, calmest days of the year.We paddled past enormous summer cottages with immaculate gardens, gazebos, private docks and boat garages. It was hard to jibe this place with the Flathead I had heard about throughout my childhood, the humble place where my grandmother, her seven siblings, parents and grandparents all lived in a shack with a million-dollar view.But once we passed the cluster of houses in the protected bay, the lakefront became less developed and more wild. Roxie stared out from beneath her purple sun hat, content to do nothing but chirp at the birds and point at the speedboats racing past.Later, we would sit on the beach and eat cherries, which were sold on the roadside in two-pound bags ($5). Tim and I took turns picking up colorful stones and handing them to Roxie, who held them like sacred objects. I tried to show her how to skip them. But she looked at me as if to say, “Why would we toss such treasures?”The Flathead might not have been the place I had imagined, but...

Man, 27, turns himself in for questioning in fatal hit-and-run death of Mega 97.9 DJ Jinx Paul - New York Daily News

Monday, March 06, 2017

He was always there when I needed help. He was always there for me,” Rodriguez said. “He would tell me ‘just keep doing what you love.’” Guerrero, who worked at Mega 97.9, was mowed down crossing Jamaica Ave. at Sheffield Ave. in Cypress Hills about 4 a.m. Monday. Paramedics rushed Guerrero, the father of a 6-year-old boy, to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died.Radio DJ killed by hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn Cops located Ozoria’s vehicle at a Brooklyn body shop. The vehicle was dropped off to repair a shattered windshield in the hours after Monday’s crash, sources said. A check of the license plates and the VIN number allowed police to identify Ozoria as the owner of the dark blue Honda Accord, cop sources said. The owner of the body shop became suspicious because Ozoria insisted that the car be parked inside and not on the street, where it could be seen.Jean Paul Guerrero.(facebook) He replaced the windshield but then called the police after he saw a report on Guerrero’s death on television.Chicago DJ Herb Kent dies after 7-decade career in radio The famed DJ will be buried in a private ceremony Saturday. His parents were interviewed on the radio station after they flew in from their home in Ecuador, and thanked New Yorkers for their support, and then spoke directly to the person responsible. “You can understand as a mother you can understand my pain,” Gloria Guerrero said. “The only thing that we ask as parents because we would forgive you and because he (Jinx) knows how to forgive. God forgives and my son would forgive because he didn’t have bad faith in anyone.” Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. With Denis Slattery, Ben Kochman, Anthony IzaguirreTags:hit-and-runcar crashesnypdwashington heightseast new yorkSend a Letter to the EditorJoin the Conversation:facebookTweet...

Susan Troutman

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lewy Body Dementia. Sue's greatest passions were photography and working to help new refugees with her friends at Iskashitaa Refugee Network in Tucson. She was born in Jamaica New York on March 20, 1949. She taught for many years in the Tulsa Oklahoma area school system, moved to Houston Texas where she was an advocate of children with conditions which compromise their learning abilities, and then moved to Tucson in 2007 where she devoted her life to helping refugees acclimate to their new environment.Sue is survived by her daughter Wanda, husband Art, brothers Mike and Pat and sisters Judy and Jane. She was predeceased by her parents Jerome and Mary Catherine Helion and sister Mary.It was her wish that any donations in her memory be made to the Iskashitaa Refugee Network at www.iskashitaa.org. This beautiful lady will be missed dearly by all of her close friends and surviving family.Art"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so". William Shakespeare, Hamlet...

Family, friends and Finest mourn NYPD cop, 27, killed in Bronx crash two months before slated wedding date - New York Daily News

Monday, February 20, 2017

The NYPD rookie killed in a fiery Bronx crash never got to dance with her father at her wedding. Officer Bianca Bennett was mourned Friday at the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens, less than two months before she was set to be married. “I really want to dance with my daughter one last time,” a teary-eyed Warren Bennett said as he picked up a large photo of his daughter. Nearby, a white urn containing the 27-year-old’s remains sat alone at the center of the church’s stage, surrounded by flowers and flanked by two officers in dress uniform.NYPD cops salute rookie police officer killed in Bronx crash Family, friends and fellow Finest packed the pews for the fledgling cop’s funeral Friday, as the mournful sound of gospel songs played in place of wedding bells. One of Bennett’s colleagues stood before the crowd to offer a final salute to her fallen friend. “Even though she is not here in body, she is above me right now,” the officer said as she raised her hand to her temple. “It’s one of the last times I’m going to be able to salute her.” Fifteen multicolored floral arrangements of blue, red, white and pink flowers crowded the sides of the stage.Kin ...

Author William Melvin Kelley passes at 79 - Amsterdam News

Monday, February 20, 2017

Harlem looking for his wife’s African-American lover. For the most part, the novel is a symbiosis of Black and white relations in America.The family’s next residence was on the island of Jamaica and they lived there until 1977. By the time Kelley and family were back in the U.S., “Dunfords Travels Everywheres” was published and they settled in Harlem. This book would be his last novel. The remainder of his literary career was devoted to essays and short stories, many of them appearing in leading magazines.Kelley, an avid photographer and filmmaker, amassed a number of awards, including the Rosenthal Foundation Award and John Hay Whitney Foundation Award. He was saluted and received honors from the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, and was the recipient of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2008.He is survived by his wife, Karen (Aiki) Kelley; his daughters, Jessica and Cira; his grandchildren, Cherlonda, Blossom and Joshua; a great-grandson, Sky; and a gray cat, Dolce. An older sister, Sinah E. Kelley, a chemist, predeceased him. According to the family, he will be cremated by Benta Funeral Home and a memorial service is pending.

Obituary: Paul LaBrusciano, 1966-2017 - Seven Days

Monday, February 20, 2017

New York where he worked at Eight Ball Records in Manhattan and later co-founded Music Ambassador, an importer and distributor of reggae music on 7-inch 45 records from Jamaica. Paul and M usic Ambassador went on to enjoy over ten years of servicing reggae labels and retail stores from around the globe.He was a discerning culinary artist who readily offered his unfiltered opinion on Vermont local cuisine, and he was truly loved in his role as manager at the Essex High School Cafeteria. Even when he lived in New York, he often drove to New Haven for the better pizza.In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing with his family and friends, and spending family time in his backyard jungle of canna lilies and angel’s trumpets. Paul also had a great love for baseball, his passion for the sport developed during his childhood in Waitsfield as a member of the Little League All-Star team, later an avid fan of the New York Yankees, and finally a passionate coach and referee for the local Burlington leagues.He is survived by his wife, Domye LaBrusciano of Burlington; his sons, Nico and Lorenzo of Burlington; his step-sons, Owen and Nathan Arre of Burlington; his parents, Ron LaBrusciano of Marlboro and Barbara Elsbeth, of Waitsfield; and his siblings: brother Christopher LaBrusciano, of Calais; sister, Anne LaBrusciano, of Marshfield; and brother, Peter LaBrusciano, of Brooklyn, New York.A memorial will be held in summer.