John W. Gruenwald (10/22/16)

John W. Gruenwald, 84 of Cortlandt Manor, NY passed on October 22, 2016. He was born in Peekskill, NY on September 17, 1932 to John and Lillian Conklin Gruenwald. After graduating from Peekskill High School in 1950, John entered the Air force, serving in the US and Europe, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. After serving his country, John began a career of nearly 40 years with New York Telephone (Verizon). John was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping and gardening. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his sisters, Gloria Barnes and Elizabeth Langer. He is survived by his nephews, Raymond (Terri) Langer, Ronald (Agata) Langer and Michael (Lisa) Barnes, his niece, Kathleen (FJ) Spinelli and several cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews. The family will receive guests on Monday, October 24th  from 4pm to 8pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY.  Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 25th, 10am at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Frank Garzione (10/16/16)

Frank Garzion of Peekskill, NY passed away on October 16, 2016. He was 84 years old. Frank is survived by his wife, Filomena and three children; Joseph, Frank and Marie (Raymond) Khoury. Visitation is Tuesday, October 18th from 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, October 19th at 10am, Assumption Church. Interment will follow at the Assumption Cemetery. 

Alberta Jane Pakozdi (10/20/16)

Alberta Jane Pakozdi (née Foster), 89, of Peekskill, New York passed away on October 20, 2016.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 11:30am at the Church of

the Assumption, 131 Union Avenue, Peekskill, New York.


Jane, as she was known to friends, was born on April 17, 1927, in Syracuse, NY to the late

Marguerite and Herman Foster. She was raised in Buffalo, NY and Jersey City, NJ, along with one

sister, the late June Arturi.


She held numerous jobs throughout her life including work at a defense plant during World War II

and a wide variety of positions in the restaurant industry, but the roles she took the most pride in

were those of wife and mother. She raised five children with her husband Paul in Elmsford, NY

before they retired to Sebastian, FL. She later returned to Westchester County to be near her

youngest two grandchildren, Marina and Kaelin Martin.


She enjoyed traveling with her husband, entertaining at home, gardening, playing cards, crafting,

and reading and reciting poetry. Jane was an avid volunteer who gave her time to community

organizations including the Pocantico Hills Central School Board of Education, Church of the

Magdalene, Woman’s Club of Pocantico Hills, Boys and Girls Scouts, Blythedale Children’s Hospital,

and EL-DOES of the Sebastian Elks Lodge, to name a few. She will be remembered for her devotion

to her family, love of animals, loyalty to friends, and wry wit.


She is survived by two sons, Paul Pakozdi and David Pakozdi; two daughters, Marguerite Pakozdi

and MJ Martin: a stepdaughter, Paula Rubino; five grandchildren: Marialena Pakozdi, Miranda

Pakozdi, Devon Breton-Pakozdi, Marina Martin and Kaelin Martin; and four step grandchildren:

Anna-Marie Cavalea, Paulette Andre, John Rubino, and Kimberly Claer. Her husband of 49 years,

Paul Pakozdi, predeceased her.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s memory may be made to PetSmart Charities, https://


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