Obituaries

Remembered for her strength, love, smile, Elizabeth …

Elizabeth Regan of East Hampton passed away June 23, 2020. She was 88.

Crowd lines Mosholu to say farewell to Mike Rooney, 66

Michael Cornelius Rooney, a lifelong Riverdale resident, died June 3, 2020, of heart failure. He was 66.

A life well lived for the loving Dr. Mavis …

Dr. Mavis Thompson-Blaize practiced medicine for more than 50 years. Her career can be characterized as one that included the practices of medicine and community service.

Kingsbridge Avenue legend Raymond Ikone dies at 79

Raymond Ikone, a “Kingsbridge Avenue Legend” for 41 years, passed away on May 26, 2020, at the Milstin Hospital. He was 79.

Betty Elman, who never forgot special moments, 108

Betty Elman, a longtime Riverdale resident and beloved mother of Mark and Steve, died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 24. She was 108.

Guidance counselor Antonio Pepenella Jr., 82

A resident of Riverdale since 1956, Antonio Pepenella Jr., passed on May 10, 2020, following complications from COVID-19. He had just turned 82.

God bless Millie Feeney, a loving friend and member of …

Millie Feeney, a resident of Riverdale since 1958, passed away on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law, she will be remembered by many as a loving friend.

St. Gabriel's teacher Marsha Keenan, 70

Marsha Ellen Keenan, born Nov. 26, 1949 — beloved wife and best friend of the late Peter T. Keenan — passed away May 17, 2020, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Marble Hill tenant head Urban Ellis, 88

Urban Ayers Ellis died May 6, 2020. He was 88.

Vietnam sharpshooter Richard Reason 67

In honor of Richard Alton Reason, 67, of the Bronx, who passed on May 8, 2020, at James J. Peters VA Medical Center.