In Memoriam — 2021

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Our Riverdale Press community lost some great friends, neighbors and family members over the past year. We wanted to take a moment to pay tribute.

Carnig Ajamian
Korean War vet
Feb. 8, 1927-Feb. 12, 2021
tinyurl.com/CarnigAjamian

Marc Attar
Former health store owner
March 5, 1933-July 14, 2021
tinyurl.com/MarcAttar

Kathleen Benjamin
School teacher
Oct. 6, 1935-Oct. 28, 2021
tinyurl.com/KathleenBenjamin

Ruth Bozzone
Known for her Bronx wit out west
May 22, 1923-Jan. 6, 2021
tinyurl.com/RuthBozzone

Mireille Buckner
Firsthand witness to World War II history
Oct. 8, 1925-Aug. 29, 2021
tinyurl.com/MireilleBucknerObit

Gioia Cipriani
Loved her work at Methodist Home
Oct. 3, 1927-May 10, 2021
tinyurl.com/GioiaCipriani

The Rev. David Cockcroft
Never feared speaking, acting from heart
Aug. 30, 1931-June 3, 2021
tinyurl.com/DavidCockcroft

Elizabeth Ann Creaney
New York Botanical Garden docent
Dec. 12, 2021
tinyurl.com/ElizabethCreaney

Sandy Diaz
Beloved teacher
May 18, 1949-June 25, 2021
tinyurl.com/SandyDiaz

Arnold Eisen
Bronx Jewish Community Council director
Dec. 27, 1928-Jan. 20, 2021
tinyurl.com/ArnoldEisen

Leona Epstein
South Bronx educator, modern woman
Jan. 16, 1923-March 12, 2021
tinyurl.com/LeonaEpstein

Faye Fein
Beloved teacher
July 23, 1933-Aug. 16, 2021
tinyurl.com/FayeFein

Elsbeth Fleischman
Escaped Holocaust on Kindertransport
Aug. 1, 1929-May 1, 2021
tinyurl.com/ElsbethFleischman

Charlie Gilbert
Sought the joke in every moment
April 12, 1944-Feb. 6, 2021
tinyurl.com/CharlieGilbert

Samuel Goldman
Teacher and Boston Red Sox fan
March 6, 1931-April 21, 2021
tinyurl.com/SamuelGoldmanObit

Carl Grant
Lit every room
June 5, 1982-Jan. 29, 2021
tinyurl.com/CarlGrant

Richard Graske
Really loved the Mets
July 12, 2021
tinyurl.com/RichardGraske

Robert Hoffman
Youth baseball treasurer
Oct. 25, 1929-April 4, 2021
tinyurl.com/RobertHoffman

Rita Karig
John F. Kennedy English teacher
Oct. 1, 1936-March 16, 2021
tinyurl.com/RitaKarig

Tilda Landovitz
Innovator for women at CSAIR
Aug. 11, 2021
tinyurl.com/TildaLandovitz

Brian Lavin
Former 50th Precinct chief
April 6, 2021
tinyurl.com/BrianLavin

Glenn Leahey
Family, friends say ‘bye for now’
May 17, 1963-Feb. 13, 2021
tinyurl.com/GlennLeahey

Jeffrey Lee
Music lover, proud Clinton grad
April 14, 2021
tinyurl.com/JeffreyLee

Doris Lyons
Fair, equal educator
Nov. 14, 1935-June 30, 2021
tinyurl.com/DorisLyons

Georgette Malik
A life from NASA to the Mets
July 11, 2021
tinyurl.com/GeorgetteMalik

Solomon Marin
Loved family, salsa
Feb. 8, 1951
tinyurl.com/SolomonMarin

Robert ‘Big Bob’ Moll
Family was his heart and joy
Sept. 9, 1940-Aug. 9, 2021
tinyurl.com/RobertMoll

Evelyn Morgenstern
Always volunteered with senior citizens
March 22, 1943-Dec. 1, 2021
tinyurl.com/EvelynMorgenstern

Ruth Mullen
Political activist and so much more
June 1, 1953-Sept. 7, 2021
tinyurl.com/RuthMullen

Terence Mulvey
His greatest gift? A generous heart
Jan. 13, 1959-Dec. 1, 2021
tinyurl.com/TerenceMulvey

James O’Connor
Great friend to so many
July 26, 1937-Jan. 11, 2021
tinyurl.com/JamesOConnorObit

Eileen O’Shea
Brought touch of Ireland to Riverdale
Aug. 29, 1932-Jan. 21, 2021
tinyurl.com/EileenOShea

Catherine Puryear
Social worker, longtime active neighbor
Jan. 10, 1941-Oct. 3, 2021
tinyurl.com/CatherinePuryear

Emma Schlossman
Who will live in our hearts forever
Jan. 1, 2021
tinyurl.com/EmmaSchlossman

Sandy Shalleck
Always giving
Oct. 21, 1943-Sept. 18, 2021
tinyurl.com/SandyShalleck

Rita Pressman Shaw
Set out to brighten the world with art
1925-Oct. 22, 2021
tinyurl.com/RitaPressmanShaw

Joseph Sheridan
New York Police Department officer
Feb. 16, 2021
tinyurl.com/JosephSheridan

Vivienne Skloot
Spanish, French teacher
1925-Jan. 10, 2021
tinyurl.com/VivienneSkloot

Eleanor Squadron
Lifelong Bronx resident
Jan. 29, 1935-Jan. 1, 2021
tinyurl.com/EleanorSquadron

Mark Stuart
Mayor of Riverdale
Sept. 2, 1925-July 3, 2021
tinyurl.com/MarkStuart

Jerry Sullivan
One of Chase Bank’s best
June 21, 1940-Dec. 9, 2020
tinyurl.com/JerrySullivan

Albert Thompson
Dentist and star athlete
Oct. 6, 2021
tinyurl.com/AlbertThompson

Pearl Tytell
Document expertise exposed fraudsters
Aug. 29, 1917-Sept. 26, 2021
tinyurl.com/PearlTytell

Murray Vogel
Longtime resident
Oct. 19, 1941-Oct. 22, 2021
tinyurl.com/MurrayVogel

Judith Willig
Escaped Nazis and immigrated from Paris
July 13, 1927-May 24, 2021
tinyurl.com/JudithWillig

Frances Yedlin
Champion bridge player, confidante
June 8, 1938-March 7, 2021
tinyurl.com/FrancesYedlin

Gloria Zambetti
Riverdale Neighborhood House chair
Sept. 22, 1924
tinyurl.com/GloriaZambetti