Retired Longtime Fire Chief Of Greenville District Dies: Made 'Indelible Imprint' Retired Longtime Fire Chief Of Greenville District Dies: Made 'Indelible Imprint'
Retired Longtime Fire Chief Of Greenville District Dies: Made 'Indelible Imprint' The former chief of a fire district in Westchester who held the position for more than three decades is being remembered for his dedication to serving his community.  Daniel Raftery, the former chief of the Greenville Fire District, died on Sunday, June 16, the department announced. His age was not made public.  A longtime member of the fire district, Raftery originally joined in 1973 and rose to the rank of Chief in 1986. He continued to lead the district for 34 years until retiring in 2020.  In their announcement, the district described Raftery as an "admired and…
Bayonne Sports Icon Marty Reed Dies At 76 Bayonne Sports Icon Marty Reed Dies At 76
Bayonne Sports Icon Marty Reed Dies At 76 Marty Reed, a beloved institution in youth sports in Bayonne, died on Saturday, June 15, at the age of 76, according to his obituary on the Sweeney Funeral Home website. Reed was involved in youth sports for more than 60 years and was a "walking encyclopedia" who remembered every player from Little League and PAL basketball, going back to the 60s, his obituary reads.  He was a regular fixture at Little League games, working the scoreboard and telling stories, and at PAL basketball games, he always greeted people as they arrived, according to his obituary. Bayonne Legend Marty…
Joseph Thomas Schaefer Of Browns Mills, Forklift Driver, 34 Joseph Thomas Schaefer Of Browns Mills, Forklift Driver, 34
Joseph Thomas Schaefer Of Browns Mills, Forklift Driver, 34 Joseph Thomas Schaefer, of Browns Mills, died on Tuesday, June 4, according to an obituary published by Mathis Funeral Home. He was 34 years old. Born in Lakewood, Joseph was a 2008 graduate of Pemberton Township High School.  He worked as a forklift driver for Home Depot, and was active in many sports for Pemberton Township, his obituary said. An avid San Francisco 49ers and New York Yankees fan, Joe enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends, especially playing with his son Liam, his obit said. Click here to read Joseph Thomas Schaefer's compl…
Bridgewater High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15 Bridgewater High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15
Bridgewater High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15 Collin Zavoda, a 15-year-old student athlete at Bridgewater High School died unexpectedly on Monday, June 10, according to a campaign launched for his family. A native of Edison, Zavoda moved to Bridgewater in 2013 and was active in the community, playing baseball and hockey, his obituary on the Bridgewater Funeral Home website reads.  An avid hockey fan, Collin also worked as a hockey referee, according to his obituary and helped lead his club hockey team to a championship. The rising sophomore was also an active Boy Scout who enjoyed fishing, boating and skiing, his obituary rea…
Bright Future Cut Short: Crash Kills Spotsy Motorcyclist, 20, Days Before Birthday Bright Future Cut Short: Crash Kills Spotsy Motorcyclist, 20, Days Before Birthday
Bright Future Cut Short: Crash Kills Spotsy Motorcyclist, 20, Days Before Birthday Angel Gabriel Flores was looking forward to his 21st birthday when he was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash in Spotsylvania, his family says. Late in the afternoon on Saturday, June 8, Flores was involved in a crash with a 74-year-old man in a sedan in the area of Benchmark Road and Cahill Street. Google Maps street view Flores was rushed to an area hospital, where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash, which remains under investigation. The 20-year-old was three days away from his birthday. "He was an amazing brother, and our family is heartbroken by his loss," his si…
'An Incredible Artist': Family Remembers Greenfield Woman Killed By Train 'An Incredible Artist': Family Remembers Greenfield Woman Killed By Train
'An Incredible Artist': Family Remembers Greenfield Woman Killed By Train Jennifer Grace Jarvis's death made headlines, but her family said she will be remembered for her many talents as an artist and loving caregiver.  Jarvis, 45, of Greenfield, died around 5 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, when she was struck by a train in Shelburne Falls in Franklin County.  Related: Greenfield Woman ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Train Strike Her family released her obituary on Friday, painting a picture of a gifted woman who provided a great deal to her loved ones and community.  Jenny brought a hands-on approach to her many interests and endeavors. She loved gardening, …
MD Dad, Business Owner ID'd After Fatal PA Motorcycle Crash: Coroner MD Dad, Business Owner ID'd After Fatal PA Motorcycle Crash: Coroner
MD Dad, Business Owner ID'd After Fatal PA Motorcycle Crash: Coroner A 48-year-old Maryland man died at the scene of a crash in Pennsylvania, authorities said on Thursday, June 13.  Andrew "Andy" Adelsberger, 48 of Boonsboro, MD, had an accidental death due to multiple blunt force injuries, according to the Adams County Coroner's Office. Andy was wearing a helmet when he lost control of his motorcycle on PA Route 116/Fairfield Road westbound near Valley View Trail, according to Carroll Valley police. The motorcycle went on to strike a tree approximately 10 feet from the side of the highway around 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, authorities detailed.  Rt. 1…
Rutgers Student, Edison Resident Noah Koenig Dies, 20 Rutgers Student, Edison Resident Noah Koenig Dies, 20
Rutgers Student, Edison Resident Noah Koenig Dies, 20 Noah Benjamin Koenig, of Edison, died suddenly on Friday, June 7, according to an obituary published by Dangler Funeral Home. He was 20 years old. Noah graduated from John P. Stevens High School in Edison in 2022, and joined the Cub Scouts in the first grade, his obituary said. He continued his journey with Boy Scouts where he earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout.  As a sophomore at Rutgers University, Noah majored in criminal justice so he could follow in the footsteps of his uncle, Robert Laureano, his obituary said. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at Rutgers. …
Hard-Working Grandfather Of Three Killed In Maryland Crash Was 'Bright Light' Hard-Working Grandfather Of Three Killed In Maryland Crash Was 'Bright Light'
Hard-Working Grandfather Of Three Killed In Maryland Crash Was 'Bright Light' Friends and family of a 62-year-old grandfather who was killed in District Heights last week are reeling after he was struck by a driver in Prince George's County. District Heights Willie Evans, Jr. was identified by police as the pedestrian who was killed late on Friday, June 7 while he was walking in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Forestville Road.  First responders found Evans lying in the roadway, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.  It is unclear what caused the crash. Following his death, the community has been rallying support for Evans' loved ones, with several…
Update: Services Set For 13-Year-Old Star Athlete From Harrison Killed In 5-Story Fall Update: Services Set For 13-Year-Old Star Athlete From Harrison Killed In 5-Story Fall
Update: Services Set For 13-Year-Old Star Athlete From Harrison Killed In 5-Story Fall A visitation service will soon be held in honor of a middle school student and star athlete from Westchester whose life was cut short following a fall from the top floor of a parking garage.  Mark-Anthony Effy Giordano, a 13-year-old eighth-grade student at Harrison's Louis M. Klein Middle School, died on Sunday, June 9 after falling from the parking garage next to the Harrison Metro-North train station, according to MTA officials.  Earlier Report - Harrison Eighth-Grade Student Dies Suddenly In Fall From Parking Garage: 'Amazing Young Man' According to officials, aroun…
Rensselaer Veteran's Lifelong 'Secret' Revealed In Heartbreaking Obituary Going Viral Rensselaer Veteran's Lifelong 'Secret' Revealed In Heartbreaking Obituary Going Viral
Rensselaer Veteran's Lifelong 'Secret' Revealed In Heartbreaking Obituary Going Viral A decorated veteran and retired firefighter from upstate New York is going viral for his heartbreaking posthumous revelation. Lifelong Rensselaer County resident Col. Edward Thomas Ryan, of Rensselaer, died with a long-kept secret that rendered him “afraid of being ostracized,” he wrote in his own obituary, which was published in the Albany Times Union on Saturday, June 8. "I must tell you one more thing. I was gay all my life: thru grade school, thru high school, thru college, thru life,” Ryan wrote. “I'm sorry for not having the courage to come out as gay. I was afraid of being ostraciz…
Ossining Native Dies At Age 99 Ossining Native Dies At Age 99
Ossining Native Dies At Age 99 George R. "Dick" Clarke, a native of Northern Westchester, died at the age of 99 in hospice care after a "long and full life." Born in 1925 in Ossining to William C. and Edith R. Clarke, George Clarke attended St. Augustine Parochial School and Ossining Jr./Sr. High School. Well-known throughout the area, Clarke graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor of electrical engineering degree and worked for more than 40 years for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, with 20 years being in the International Division traveling the world, his obituary said. He was a member of the…
Greenfield Woman ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Train Strike Greenfield Woman ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Train Strike
Greenfield Woman ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Train Strike Update: Jennifer Jarvis' family wrote in her obituary that she was a talented artist who gave grace to those she loved. Click here to read what people have said about her.  Original: Authorities have identified the woman who was struck by a train in Franklin County early Monday morning, June 10.  Jennifer Jarvis, 45, of Greenfield, was killed when she was struck by the Berkshire & Eastern Railroad freight train around 5 a.m. in Shelburne Falls, the Northwestern District Attorney said.  Related: Woman Hit, Killed By Train In Shelburne Falls The crash happened about half …
PA ATV Crash Kills 22-Year-Old NJ Woman: State Police PA ATV Crash Kills 22-Year-Old NJ Woman: State Police
PA ATV Crash Kills 22-Year-Old NJ Woman: State Police A 22-year-old woman died at the scene of an all-terrain vehicle crash on Sunday, Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg announced the following day. Evelyn Pineda Guadron, of Hightstown, New Jersey, was riding the Yamaha YFM7RAL ATV in the 400 block of Birch Run Road in Menallen Township near the Michaux State Forest in Shippensburg.  She lost control  of the ATV around 6 p.m. on June 9, PSP detailed in the release That's when she fell off “due to the decrease in elevation just off the roadway," as stated in the release. But the ATV kept g…
Public Servant From Elmsford Who Dedicated Life To Less Fortunate Dies Public Servant From Elmsford Who Dedicated Life To Less Fortunate Dies
Public Servant From Elmsford Who Dedicated Life To Less Fortunate Dies A Westchester woman who spent decades working toward helping the less fortunate through various organizations and churches is being remembered for her effectiveness and big heart.  Lola Daniels Hunter of Elmsford died on Sunday, May 12, according to her obituary. Her age was not made public.  Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Hunter eventually moved to Westchester, where she entrenched herself in her community through various committees and organizations. This included eight years as President of the White Plains Greenburgh Chapter of the NAACP; Board Membership in the Greenbur…
Rocky Gannon, Decorated WWII Fighter Pilot From Ocean City, Dies At 99 Rocky Gannon, Decorated WWII Fighter Pilot From Ocean City, Dies At 99
Rocky Gannon, Decorated WWII Fighter Pilot From Ocean City, Dies At 99 An Ocean City native who was a decorated fighter pilot and World War II veteran has died. Roland "Rocky" Gannon "passed quietly and peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family" on Tuesday, June 4, according to his obituary. He was 99 years old. Gannon was born on a kitchen table in a house without electricity or running water in Palermo, NJ on Sunday, Mar. 8, 1925. He was the youngest of five children. At 17, Gannon left for Army Air Corps pilot training on the morning of his junior prom in 1943. "For the next year he took college courses and completed several different aviation sc…
Nursing Home Caregiver, Grandmother Of 6 Killed In Central Jersey Crash Nursing Home Caregiver, Grandmother Of 6 Killed In Central Jersey Crash
Nursing Home Caregiver, Grandmother Of 6 Killed In Central Jersey Crash A nursing home caregiver and grandmother of six was killed in a crash in Piscataway, authorities said. Carmella Green, 70, of South Plainfield, was driving on Mountain Avenue at about 1:40 p.m. Thursday, June 6 when her vehicle left the road and struck multiple trees, Piscataway police said. The mother of three recently moved from South Bound Brook to South Plainfield, according to an obituary published by Gleason Funeral Home. She worked as a caregiver at Somerset Woods Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in the Somerset section of Franklin, the obit said. “A dedicated caregiver... Carme…
Camden's Angel Manuel Diaz, Food Bank Worker, Dies Suddenly At 45 Camden's Angel Manuel Diaz, Food Bank Worker, Dies Suddenly At 45
Camden's Angel Manuel Diaz, Food Bank Worker, Dies Suddenly At 45 Angel Manuel Diaz, of Camden and formerly of Philadelphia, died suddenly on June 3 in Philadelphia, according to an obituary published by Falco, Caruso & Leonard Funeral Home. He was 45 years old. Angel graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1997, and for the past decade, has worked at the Food Bank of Delaware, his obituary said. He started as a maintenance coordinator and climbed his way up to serve as Director of Fleet and Logistics overseeing the Food Bank of Delaware's team of drivers and fleet of vehicles in both Newark and Milford, Delaware.  He was loved by his team …
PA Firefighter For 50+ Years Dies, Family Says PA Firefighter For 50+ Years Dies, Family Says
PA Firefighter For 50+ Years Dies, Family Says A Pennsylvania firefighter of over 50 years has died, according to his family and friends. John Bruetsch, 65, a New Cumberland native living in Enola, passed away on June 9, his sister Karen Blazina announced on Facebook. In her post she wrote the following: "Today I lost my younger brother. Unexpected that the man, the husband, the father, the grandfather, the brother, the uncle, the fireman, the PIO for Cumberland County answered his last call on earth. He is loved and will be missed. You fought a great fight John Bruetsch ....peace." He passed away at  Penn State Holy Spirit Hospit…
Kristen Hayley Jones, 24, Haddon Acting Student, Dies Suddenly Kristen Hayley Jones, 24, Haddon Acting Student, Dies Suddenly
Kristen Hayley Jones, 24, Haddon Acting Student, Dies Suddenly Kristen Hayley Jones of Haddon Township, died suddenly on May 24, according to an obituary published by Jackson Funeral Home. She was 24 years old. Kristen was a 2018 Haddon Township High School graduate and was recently attending classes in acting and creative writing, which she loved, her obituary said. She enjoyed all things in beauty and makeup. Kristen was very spiritual and enjoyed sharing in Tarot Cards and collecting Crystals.  She recently attended one of her favorite music artist’s concerts Jessie Murph. Another favorite of hers was XXX Tentacion.  Kristen loved spendi…
Funeral Set For Webster Marine Killed In California Motorcycle Crash Funeral Set For Webster Marine Killed In California Motorcycle Crash
Funeral Set For Webster Marine Killed In California Motorcycle Crash A funeral for a beloved US Marine from Worcester County who was killed last month in a motorcycle crash is scheduled for later this week.  Connor Kelly, 21, of Webster, died on May 30 while driving home from taking his fiancee to a dentist's appointment, his family said. The Worcester native would have turned 22 years old on July 1.  His family will hold calling hours on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home at 357 Main St. in Oxford. A funeral service will follow with family and friends sharing stories of the young man.  Related:…
DUI Driver Charged For Wrong-Way Crash That Killed Infant, Young Parents In MD: State Police DUI Driver Charged For Wrong-Way Crash That Killed Infant, Young Parents In MD: State Police
DUI Driver Charged For Wrong-Way Crash That Killed Infant, Young Parents In MD: State Police A Delaware man who allegedly was driving under the influence is facing criminal charges weeks after a wrong-way crash that claimed the lives of a young family from New York traveling from New York with their 1-year-old son in Maryland, state police announced. State Police investigators identified Dean Alexander Dennison, 21, Sierra Rain Merchant, 20, and 1-year-old Grayson Dennison as the three people killed in a crash early on Sunday, May 19 on US Route 13.  According to investigators, shortly before 2:50 a.m. on May 19, troopers were called to investigate a head-on crash that was rep…
Alexandria Pro Wrestler Jermaine 'Dirty Money' Robinson Dies, 44 Alexandria Pro Wrestler Jermaine 'Dirty Money' Robinson Dies, 44
Alexandria Pro Wrestler Jermaine 'Dirty Money' Robinson Dies, 44 Jermaine “Jay” Robinson, a professional wrestler from Alexandria, died on June 2, 2024. He was 50 years old. Robinson, who went by "Dirty Money" in the ring, had been recovering from a double quadricep tear he suffered in the spring, according to DMVprowrestling. A GoFundMe for Robinson's loved ones says his death came suddenly. "Jay was a force of nature—a larger-than-life presence within the community at large," the campaign says. "He was known for his enigmatic nature, kind and generous heart, and relentless passion for fitness and people." Robinson's obituary on the Cunningham Funeral…
Mom, 31, Killed In Route 9 Old Bridge Crash Was Risk Management Exec With Enormous Heart Mom, 31, Killed In Route 9 Old Bridge Crash Was Risk Management Exec With Enormous Heart
Mom, 31, Killed In Route 9 Old Bridge Crash Was Risk Management Exec With Enormous Heart The woman killed in a crash earlier this month in Central Jersey is being remembered for her abounding love and dedication to her family. Kristina Godich, 31, of Manalapan, was riding in a BMW at the time of a multi-vehicle accident around 1 a.m. Sunday, June 2, on Route 9 in Old Bridge, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Godich was pronounced dead at the scene, and five others were injured. According to her obituary on the Freeman Funeral Homes website, Kristina is survived by her son, Jayson, her husband, Ben Futerman, her parents Arthur and Marina Godich, and countless other clo…
Nancy Lee (Oslund) Angelini, 83, of Ossining Nancy Lee (Oslund) Angelini, 83, of Ossining
Nancy Lee (Oslund) Angelini, 83, of Ossining Nancy Lee (Oslund) Angelini, 83, passed away on June 1, 2024. Nancy was born on September 19, 1940 and was a longtime resident of Ossining.  Predeceased by her husband Frank Angelini, she is survived by her daughter Lori Ward; three grandchildren, Francesco, John, and Madison; and sister Ginny McDowell (Jim).  Nancy was formerly employed at the Ossining Union Free School District. She had a lifetime passion for golf and you could often find her playing or watching the sport.  A graveside memorial will be held Saturday, June 8, at Sleepy Hol…
Fundraiser Launched For Lehigh Valley Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash Fundraiser Launched For Lehigh Valley Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash
Fundraiser Launched For Lehigh Valley Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash Community members have raised thousands for the 19-year-old who died in a Walnutport crash over the weekend.  Eliam Buchanan-Ramos' motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Riverview Drive around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, officials have said.  He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg where he died from complications of multiple traumatic injuries on Sunday afternoon, according to the Coroner's Office. His death was ruled accidental.  On GoFundMe, his older sister said Buchanan-Ramo was a "beloved brother, son, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend and brother in Christ…
Heather McNamara, Islip Terrace Recipient Of Groundbreaking Surgery, Dies At 22 Heather McNamara, Islip Terrace Recipient Of Groundbreaking Surgery, Dies At 22
Heather McNamara, Islip Terrace Recipient Of Groundbreaking Surgery, Dies At 22 Heather McNamara, who stole hearts across the tristate area after undergoing groundbreaking cancer surgery as a child, has died at the age of 22. The Long Island resident from Islip Terrace died Saturday, June 1, due to multiple organ failure after spending months hospitalized in intensive care from a bacterial infection, her mother Tina announced. McNamara became a familiar face to many in 2011, when she appeared in a commercial for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. In the black and white spot, the then 7-year-old recounted how two hospitals turned her family away before Dr. Tomoaki Kato ag…
Popular Alexandria Dance Instructor Johnathan 'Jeigh Tea' Thomas Dies At 38 Popular Alexandria Dance Instructor Johnathan 'Jeigh Tea' Thomas Dies At 38
Popular Alexandria Dance Instructor Johnathan 'Jeigh Tea' Thomas Dies At 38 He had charm. He had grace. He was a unique ray of light. This is how Johnathan Thomas, or Jeigh Tea, is being remembered. The 38-year-old Alexandria dance instructor died on May 30, 2024, according to his obituary on the Jefferson Funeral Chapel website. A GoFundMe launched for Jeigh Tea's loved ones had raised more than $7,600 as of press time. An innate performer, Jeigh Tea was "a trained dancer, a trusted coach, and an insightful, full person with an incredible sense of self and style," his obituary reads. "His love and his friendship was a privilege for those who knew him for it was …
Family Of Slain Parole Officer Says 'Entire State Of Maryland Mourns Alongside Them' Family Of Slain Parole Officer Says 'Entire State Of Maryland Mourns Alongside Them'
Family Of Slain Parole Officer Says 'Entire State Of Maryland Mourns Alongside Them' The entire state of Maryland is mourning alongside the loved ones of Agent Davis Martinez, who was killed by a parolee during what should have been a home visit, according to his family.  Martinez, 33, a Maryland parole and probation officer, was found suffering from traumatic injuries in Chevy Chase last week after he did not return home from work.  He was the first agent alleged to have been killed by a client while on duty, according to Maryland Gov. Wes Moore's office. “Agent Martinez served with distinction and our state is safer because of him—our entire state grieves his l…
Pittsgrove's Frank Bittle II, Heavy Equipment Operator, 46 Pittsgrove's Frank Bittle II, Heavy Equipment Operator, 46
Pittsgrove's Frank Bittle II, Heavy Equipment Operator, 46 Frank Bittle II, of Pittsgrove, died on June 2, according to an obituary published by Adams Funeral Home. He was 46 years old. A heavy equipment operator, like his father and grandfather, Frank was an extremely proud member of IUOE Local 825.  "He loved to talk and was a social butterfly," his obituary said. "No matter where he went, if he ran into someone he knew or didn't know for that matter he would strike up a conversation." Frank also enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the sunset with his girlfriend, Sheri Munyon, and just driving around in his truck and exploring every road and…
PA Dad Killed In Crash Was Organ Donor, Friends Say PA Dad Killed In Crash Was Organ Donor, Friends Say
PA Dad Killed In Crash Was Organ Donor, Friends Say A Berks County dad has died days after a motorcycle crash, the Northern York County Regional Police announced on Wednesday.  Nicholas "Nick" Street, 33 of Mohnton, died at WellSpan York Hospital at 2:05 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4 from injuries he suffered following a motorcycle, the NYCRPD detailed. "He was riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he struck a bridge," the police stated in the release.  The crash happened on Kitzmiller Road at Pentland Road in Manheim Township on Sunday, June 2, according to the police. Anyone with information about the crash may contact pol…