OBITUARIES

John Tutera: Retired P.C. school custodian and Rye Brook crossing guard

John Tutera, 79, a lifelong resident of Port Chester, died at home Mar. 27, 2024 surrounded by his family.

Anthony Giammarino: Sports enthusiast, family man and former ambulance corps volunteer

Anthony Giammarino, 70, died Mar. 15, 2024.

Pasquale A. ‘Pat’ Embesi: WWII veteran and clothing salesman

Pasquale A. "Pat" Embesi, 97, a lifelong resident of Port Chester, died at home Mar. 21, 2024 surrounded by family.

John Joseph (Jr.) Krinsky: Korean War vet and P.C. Schools custodial engineer

John Joseph (Jr.) Krinsky, 89, a lifelong resident of Port Chester, died Mar. 21, 2024.

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Lois Semel Blonder, 90, of Atlanta, Ga., and a former Port Chester resident, died Mar. 23, 2024.

Lourdes Manalac Garcia: Nurse and Rye Ambulette Service owner

Lourdes Manalac Garcia, 79, a former resident of Rye and Port Chester, died unexpectedly Mar. 17, 2024 in the Philippines.

Dolores Ada D'Amato: Homemaker

Dolores (Del) Ada D'Amato, 95, a former Port Chester resident, died Mar. 15, 2024 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx of natural causes.

Philip McCormick Waller: Actor

Philip McCormick Waller, 34, a vibrant young man whose creativity and passion touched his many friends, teachers, fellow students at Renbrook School, Rye Country Day, and Oberlin College and then in his profession of theatre, died Mar. 11, 2024 in New York City from an undiagnosed heart condition.

Luigi (Lu) DeGregorio: Mental health counselor

Luigi (Lu) DeGregorio, 74, a native of Port Chester, died at his home in Fredericksburg, Va., Feb. 6, 2024 after a valiant battle with cancer.

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Max Gerchick, 98, father of a Rye Brook man, died Mar. 14, 2024 at his residence in The Ponds at Monroe Township, N.J.

Carl Francis Fitchben III: Health coordinator

Carl Francis Fitchben III, 33, of Port Chester, died tragically in Margate, Fla. Feb. 19, 2024 surrounded by his loved ones.

Emma Covino: 1947 PCHS graduate

Emma Covino, 94, of Walden, N.Y., died Mar. 4, 2024 in Newburgh surrounded by family.

Agnes M. (Jensen) Gianfrancesco: Oxford Health retiree

Agnes M. (Jensen) Gianfrancesco, 76, of Seymour, Conn., beloved wife of Frank Gianfrancesco, died Mar. 7, 2024.

Bruno M. Ponterio: Beloved longtime RSS principal

Bruno M. Ponterio, 92, a longtime resident and legendary educator of Rye Brook, died peacefully Mar. 7, 2024 surrounded by his loving family—his wife of 64 years Joann Marie, his daughters Marisa and Lauren and his son David, to whom he had nodded goodbye as David left for his responsibilities …

Maureen E. McDonough: Nurse

Maureen E. McDonough, 90, a longtime resident of Rye Brook, died Mar. 9, 2024.