A WVOX and WVIP Commentar by William O’Shaughnessy (broadcast June 27, 2011)
It was right there in the Journal News daily newspaper and on Bob Marrone’s lips that Peter Mustich of New Rochelle, N.Y. had died. The key phrase being “of New Rochelle.”
That said it all about the man. All other details of his life and passing are meaningless and irrelevant. For this Mustich was a townie and any achievements, accomplishments and milestones of his 88 years must yield to his relationship with his home heath.
Peter Mustich was “of New Rochelle” in every season of his long life. But the venue of his days is not to be confused with the New Rochelle of E.L. Doctorow, Cynthia Ozick, Teresa Brewer, Ossie Davis, Robert Merrill, Page Morton Black, Frances Sternhagen, John Kluge, Mariano Rivera, Dick Van Dyke or Ken Chenault, boss of American Express. We’re not talking here about Overlook Road or Premium Point either. Or about the Joyces or the Powers family.Read more
Really a home,
to all who
understand their own purpose. What I mean is, it’s
never much of a place for those who don’t know or own their own feet.
There was a love for Mr. Danny White
Based partly on, How many Amazing Graces’ a real Brother could sing;
how many Sweet Hours of Prayer and standards and favorite songs
he really brought because he was
“family-planted” into weddings, funerals, anniversaries
and left at countless moments when we had no words and
he and ministers carried many through times -- much heavier than the rest of our lives.
We on this occasion on this serious note, in your hour, Danny White
Celebrate you and
your ascension with Psalms 139. And because there was not
a day without your laughter and few moments without your sense of order ,
We now as a Community Appeal:
that the, Lord
Bind and keep You in His everlasting,
that Christ Jesus welcome You home. And with harps and dance and David’s Music,
We ask that God, keep you near.
There will be a funeral service at the Riverside Memorial Chapel located at 21 West Broad Street in Mount Vernon, NY on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Further details here.
Evan Chassen, 22, died yesterday. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 2007.
7-9 years of age - I liked a boy named Evan Chassen who went to my school, we had kissed also.
Roxie knew the Bible word by word and verse by verse
chapter by chapter and her way to God and the Kingdom of Heaven is clear.
She went through all her schooling
in New Rochelle and she was one of the first to secure her
Masters degree. She never budged an inch from her foundations
kept her Bible, apartment, phone number, family as best she could, and held her ground despite her health.
Roxanne was always her Momma’s baby And her Daddy’s little girl.
She always’ had talents
a singer and fine artist. Her smile and laughter was unmistakable on the phone
and she connected the
folk-to-the-lore and more with talk of the people from New Rochelle.
For me, she replaced the Standard Star all-by-herself,
kept track of us all, reunited us all again and again; coloring us all with her candor and her love.
Ms. Metz the teacher, was a dynamic-force for students
and their families for three decades in spite of chronic illness.
Roxie loved us and knew all of us richly. She knew also the Bible word by word and verse by verse, chapter by chapter -- and her way to God -- and the Kingdom of Heaven is clear. Let’s, let that now sadly make headlines in
It is with profound sadness that Talk of the Sound is reporting that Valerie Gomez has died after a brief illness.
Valerie was a generous, kind and caring person. I have known Valerie since I was 3-years old. We grew up together first on Stephens Drive in Tarrytown, NY and then in Irvington, NY when both our families moved there. Both our families were members of the Ardsley Country Club. In recent years, Valerie was especially kind to my children when we visited Playland where she worked for many years and more recently when she worked in New Rochelle for Regal Cinemas. After she left Regal Cinemas she worked with me on various Talk of the Sound projects. She will be missed.
Her obituary is available on the Edwards-Dowdle funeral home.Read more
No April, comes in for me after all these years without a reflection on the fantastic life and character of New Rochelle native and childhood friend, David “Numa” Vinson. My reflections go back to Webster School when it was a magnet school for one’s being-on-the-top-of-your-game in Mrs. Rendler’s Class or else… and getting the no-nonsense but kind Mathematics tutorials from Mrs. Turner.
David was like natural aristocracy and a mayor of kids to me around then because he was strong, cool, down-to-earth and smart. Those days everyone from the Lincoln School area to Mayflower and the Webster Avenue area; older and younger kids met at the Webster School grounds (campus :>) from across New Rochelle and talked and watched or played endless hours of basketball and horse shoes. I don’t remember any fights. We all walked from there to Bergholtz Lake down the hill or to Pat’s Deli on Webster and shared our lives.
David was glue for the three communities because of he had extraordinary people skills serviced by a smile that could make you laugh even if you was critically upset in adolescent terms (lost your girl, lunch money or worse, never had either).Read more
Kennard to me was like always
meeting a native American spirit.
He had an abundance of natural talents and people skills.
Kennard even now, if you knew him,
can blow his bugle like in the old days… in our minds... with his own unforgettable Canadian Sunset
even for this tender hour.
He reached into our lives in old-school, New Rochelle.
He was not a principal, teacher or counselor but a steward at our New Rochelle High School and a Henry David Thoreau-type at our lakes.
The steward was a school building cleaner and a friend to generations of students and the poetic spirit found his peace in nature –escaping the mundane.
Kennard especially in retirement could be found at Bergholtz and the great lakes of
New York State because they were like his friends and like the poet he fished,
whittled marvels from natural woods and even cleaned up the woods behind
others less enamored by their importance.
I can see him now completely free, with a bugle and that unforgettable smile.
I can hear him now…
Blowing an immaculate horn at his own Sunset.
He has a stylish and sterling sound,
Its Old School and
“Remington Boy’s Club Drum & Bugle Corps” Canadian,
New Rochelle police have arrested Donna Frank on an outstanding warrant after Frank called in a report of a death at 83 Washington Avenue but refused to return to the scene. Police believe Frank fled after discovering the body of Maureen Wright, 58, a tenant living on the first floor of the multiple-family house at the corner of Washington Avenue and Warren Street near Sound Shore Medical Center.
Police said there was no sign of blunt trauma or anything to indicate anything other than natural causes. The Westchester County Medical Examiner was called to the scene. After a preliminary examination, the Medical Examiner removed the body. The ME will make the final determination as to cause of death.