Obituaries

Always ready with a joke, smile: Irving Margolin, 98

Irving Margolin, a resident of North Riverdale for 53 years, was treated to a surprise birthday celebration by neighbors in his apartment building on Feb. 29, the eve of his 98th birthday on March 1. Unhappily, later that night, he fell at home, breaking his hip.

Anne Klaber: A woman of strength, resilience, 96

Anne Klaber (nee Rosenbaum) passed away peacefully on April 26, 2020, in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. She was 96.

Juilliard-trained pianist Edith Cornfield, 91

Edith Cornfield, 91, died at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, due to multiple causes for her age.

Restaurateur, fantastic cook Roberto Ley Choy, 90

Roberto Ley Choy, 90, of the Bronx, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on April 13, 2020, in his apartment in Riverdale.

Dietitian, a true modern woman, Marilyn Newman, 84

After an uphill battle with recurring health issues, local Bronx native Marilyn Newman (nee Rosenberg) passed away on April 7, 2020, in a hospital near her daughter’s residence in New Jersey.

Mildred Auerbach, a founder of Riverdale Mental Health …

It is with profound sadness that the family of Mildred Auerbach announce her passing on March 31, 2020.

Yankees fan Alfred Schwartz, 93

Alfred Schwartz, a beloved Riverdale resident, died April 8, 2020, at 93, from complications associated with COVID-19.

Beloved Fordham educator Robert O'Brien, 88

Dr. Robert Charles O’Brien, 88, of Riverdale and Peaks Island, Maine, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

Grace Guthrie, nursery school founder, 95

Grace L. Guthrie, of Riverdale, passed away peacefully at home on March 25, 2020. She was 95.

Mark Robert Weiss, who worked on the Watergate tapes, …

Longtime Riverdale resident Mark Robert Weiss, an electrical engineer who specialized in sound and acoustics, died April 6, 2020. He was 90.