March 11

IN MEMORIAM: Judge Gilbert Rabin (1923-2022), Father of Marni Rabin-Marron

“‘The Judge,’ as he became affectionately known by everyone, was elected as a City Justice in 1969 serving in that office for 12 years. In 1982, he was sworn in as a Yonkers City Court Judge. Unfalteringly diligent and fair-minded, he continually received endorsements from all political parties until his retirement as Chief Judge of the Yonkers City Court in 1993. His retirement was short lived when in 1993 he was appointed as a Judicial Hearing Officer in the Westchester County Supreme Court, an appointment which continued each year until 2019, when he retired from the bench. The Judge wore..Read More
January 15

IN MEMORIAM: Reginald Lafayette (1952-2022), former Chair of the Westchester County Democratic Committee

Reginald LaFayette, a longtime Democratic leader in Westchester County who was a veteran of local politics and elections, died Saturday morning. He was 69. LaFayette was the former longtime chairman of the Westchester County Democratic Committee, which announced his passing on its Facebook page. It said the cause of death had not been released. LaFayette became the party’s county chairman in 2004 and held the post until 2020, when he dropped out of a race for re-election in August of that year. He was currently the Democratic commissioner of the Westchester County Board of Elections and chairman of the Mount Vernon..Read More
December 9

IN MEMORIAM: Marjorie Gaffney, former State Committeewoman, WCDC Vice Chair, and Greenburgh District Leader

November 14

IN MEMORIAM: Ann P. Kearns (1936-2021), Mother of Ellen Kearns

November 12

IN MEMORIAM: Chief Judge Arthur “Mike” Doran Jr. (1941-2021)

“Among his proudest achievements is the founding of the Yonkers Drug Court. He was an active member of many organizations and was proud to have served on many, many Boards. He is the only person in history to hold the title of Grand Marshall at both of the Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parades, one on South Broadway and the other on McLean Avenue. He is most remembered for his wisdom, patience, kindness and generous spirit.” Obituary:
November 8

IN MEMORIAM: Anne C. Wheeler (1929-2021), Mother of Leslie Chervokas

October 31

IN MEMORIAM: Tom Lavan (1932-2021), Rye City District Leader

October 15

IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Michael S. Porder, father of Deborah Porder

September 5

IN MEMORIAM: Sandra Hoch, Mother of Rob Hoch & Mother-in-Law of Karen Pasquale (1936-2021)

August 22

IN MEMORIAM: Shirley Stone, Mother of Roslyn Stone-Pollock (1932-2021)

Shirley Samuels Stone died peacefully at Fairfield County House in Stamford, CT on August 22, 2021. She was 89 years old.