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Stuart Clay McCandless Passed Away on May 20, 2020 PDF Print Email


By the family

May 27, 2020: Stuart Clay McCandless, 60, of Danbury, Ct. Passed away Wednesday, May 20 peacefully at his home.

Stuart was born and raised in Bronxville, NY. He attended the School system K-12 and was a graduate of the class of 1978.

Stuart proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years, He was trained as an air frame repair specialist, and was stationed in Plattsburgh, NY.


He moved to Danbury, Ct., where he resided for over 36 years. Stuart began his post military career working at Sealed Air Corporation. He became a well respected protective package designer, receiving many certificates of excellence.

His many friends and former classmates responded to his passing with loving memories and stories posted on social media. Stuart had that effect on the many people he touched throughout his life. Stuart made a difference.

Stuart is predeceased by his mother and father Paula and Russell McCandless of Bronxville, NY. He is survived by his sister Kate and brother in law Don Decker of Maine and his brother Jeffrey White of Delray Beach Florida.

The family would like to acknowledge all the kind words spoken about their brother. There will be a celebration of Stuart’s life in the near future.





Lorraine Newbrand Lange Passed Away on May 7, 2020 PDF Print Email


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May 27, 2020: Lorraine Newbrand Lange, lately of Ossining, NY, died of natural causes on May 7, 2020, in her 102nd year. She was born and raised in Yonkers, NY.  

Lorraine was married to Arthur Lange for 47 years before he passed in 1987. They raised their children Arthur, Jack, Pamela, and Edward in the Cedar Knolls section of Yonkers.  

A dedicated mother, she instilled in her children the work ethic and values she shared with her husband, Arthur. Lorraine was an avid traveler who enjoyed taking her grandchildren to experience the thrill of seeing new places. Actively involved in civic affairs, she was a reliable volunteer for the Girl Scouts, the PTA, NY Zoological Society, the ASPCA, and various conservation and local animal rights groups.

With her children off to college or serving in the military, Lorraine embarked upon a successful 30-year career in real estate sales and was for many years associated with the firm Houlihan Lawrence in Bronxville, NY.   

A long time member of the Bronxville Women’s Club, she also served as its President from 1969-1971. She was a longtime editor and contributor to The Villager, a Bronxville Women’s Club publication which chronicled the American community, and is on file in the Library of Congress. In 2015, she was honored as the Club’s Woman of the Year.

A member of the Reformed Church in Bronxville, she was an actress and administrator for the Seven Arts Society, a community theatre which produced 35 plays in 15 years. Lorraine was an active member and chapter officer in the National League of American Pen Women, a distinguished organization for women writers founded in 1897. She had a true passion for art and was especially known for her paintings on old barn siding. These paintings were sometimes sold to raise money for civic causes, or given as much appreciated gifts to family members. 

Lorraine was also passionate about flowers, and her award winning flower arrangements were a fixture in the Cedar Knolls colony for many years.

Lorraine lived a very full life and will be remembered always for her love of family, friends, animals, and a welcoming personality, traits that are missed by all that had the pleasure to know her. 

She is survived by her four children; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Muriel Resh. There will be a memorial celebration of her life planned for this Fall.



The Reverend Dr. William Lewis Steele Passed Away on April 19, 2020 PDF Print Email


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May 20, 2020: Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, William Lewis Steele was an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and did his initial theological work at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. At Pittsburgh, he graduated summa cum laude and received both the preaching and Hebrew award in his senior year. In 1984, he graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree.

Bill was "called" to ministry and served the following churches: Student Intern, Bower Hill Presbyterian Church, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Minister of Education and Youth, First Presbyterian Church, Levittown, Pennsylvania; Pastor, Bethany Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, Indiana; Pastor, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Beaumont, Texas; Head of Staff, First Presbyterian Church, Dearborn, Michigan; Head of Staff, First Presbyterian Church, Oceanside, California; Senior Minister, The Reformed Church of Bronxville, Bronxville, New York. He retired in 2008.


During his 38-year ministry, Bill touched and enriched many lives. Known by a variety of names – Chapel Man, Doc, The Rev, Girl, My Minister, Billy, Papi, Charlie Christian, DH, Willy, Holiness, Buddy – he was known for his warmth, big smile, acceptance, inclusion, generosity, dance moves, and, as he used to say, "his good looks." 

Bill Steele was a great preacher, and he loved words and interpreting the Gospel with conviction, integrity, honesty, compassion and, more often than not, a big dose of humor. On tiptoes and nearly falling out of the pulpit, Bill's delivery style was captivating and dramatic yet sensitive and challenging.

He was not only a great preacher but an outstanding teacher and scholar, understanding counselor, devoted friend, caring father, and loving husband. Several years ago, a very dear friend, with whom he attended seminary, asked him how he wanted to be remembered. Bill's response, "I hope I will be remembered as faithful."

Bill Steele was faithful to his ordination vows, his friends, his colleagues, his staff, his family, his community, the church, and his God. He struggled with Parkinson's Disease for the past 14 years, and it slowly took him away from those who knew and loved him. It was and has been a very sad and long goodbye as the disease robbed him of his beautiful words and smile. However, despite all of this, he remained faithful. Well done, Bill Steele. Well done, good and faithful servant. You go, Girl!

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Jane Jae Reed; three amazing sons and their spouses: William Stetson (Jennifer); Reed Henderson (Julie); Colin Jutson (Kate); four treasured grandchildren Maximus Walker, Samuel Hawkins, Lucy Marie, and Oliver William; two sisters: Patricia Wahls (Roger) and Deborah Petrone (Joe) and a nephew, Joshua Wahls. He was predeceased by his mother, Lewis Bernice Henderson, and father, William Monroe Steele.

Frederick Buechner, an author who had a profound impact on Bill's life, says, "The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you." The party was complete because of William Lewis Steele.

At a later date, there will be a private family service in the church in Vermont where Bill and Jane were married nearly 50 years ago.

Memorial donations may be made to the church/synagogue/charity of your choice or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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Jerome Haims Passed Away on April 28, 2020 PDF Print Email


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May 6, 2020: For more than 50 years, Jerome Haims was a respected leader in the New York City real estate community. Jerry founded his own real estate appraisal and consulting company, Jerome Haims Realty, Inc., in 1968 and established himself as a sought-after consultant and advisor to a broad range of private, corporate, and banking clients, as well as public entities. Prior to forming his own real estate appraisal company, he was a Vice President at Abbot & Adams, Inc. and Abbot & Adams Appraisal Company, Inc. 

Jerry was a long-time member of the Real Estate Board of New York and achieved the MAI, SRA, and SREA professional designations from the Appraisal Institute. He was also a member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), a fellow of the Royal Institution of Charter Surveyors (FRICS), and a member of the American Arbitration Association and the Urban Land Institute. 

Jerry was a valued member of these groups, serving as President of the Metro New York Appraisal Institute Chapter in 1983 and twice awarded the Chapter's "Person of the Year Award." He also served on the regional and national levels of the Institute and, in 2015, Jerry received the Appraisal Institute's National "Lifetime Achievement Award."

Jerry was a pre-eminent real estate valuation expert and testified regularly as an expert witness in condemnation cases and other valuation disputes. Well-regarded for his even-handed manner, he also frequently served as an arbitrator in real estate arbitrations.

Jerry passed away on April 28, 2020 due to complications from a stroke at the age of 86. Born in the Bronx, Jerry later moved to Manhattan with his parents, George and Celia Haims, his older brother, Irwin, and his younger sister Dorothy. 

As a young man, Jerry worked at his parent's store, The Salad Bowl, after school. He was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and New York University, achieving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with a Music Theory minor in 1955. While attending NYU's Heights Campus in the Bronx, Jerry ran track competing in the 100- and 200-meter hurdles and competed in the Millrose Games in the 1950s.

In 1962, Jerry married Endrea Dicso, and they were married for 53-years before she passed away in February 2015 from Parkinson's Disease. Long-time residents of Greenwich Village, Jerry and Endrea were season ticket holders at both the New York Philharmonic and the New York Metropolitan Opera and enjoyed spending time at their summer home on Upton Lake in Clinton Corners, New York.

Jerry is survived by his son Eric and his wife Charlotte of Bronxville, New York, and his three grandchildren, Celia, John (Jack), and Ruthanne (Ruthie).

At this time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private immediate family burial will be held on Thursday, April 30, at Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, NJ. A memorial service to celebrate Jerry's life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Jerry be made to either the Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation, c/o Appraisal Institute, 200 West Madison Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60606, or The Village Temple, 33 East 12th Street, New York, New York 10003.


Frederick George Frost III Died April 15, 2020 PDF Print Email


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April 29, 2020: Frederick George Frost III of Wakefield, RI and Eleuthera, Bahamas died unexpectedly but peacefully at his home in Governor's Harbour on April 15, 2020. He was 78.

A man of adventure and insatiable curiosity, Fred filled his personal and professional life with travel to points near and far, where he immersed himself in cultures of all kinds and made friendships that would last his lifetime. His warmth, confidenœ, and good humor will be missed deeply by people around the world.

Born and raised in Bronxville, NY, Fred graduated from The Lawrenceville School (NJ) and then went on to the University of Colorado Boulder, where he both earned his bachelor's degree and met his first wife, Tina Read Frost of Wakefield, RI, who died of cancer in 1999.


The couple moved to RI in 1966 when Fred started his distinguished career at ATW Companies (formerly A. T. Wall Company), based in Warwick, RI. In 1970 Fred assumed the position of chairman and CEO, which he held until his retirement in 2015.

Throughout his life, Fred remained devoted to a number of organizations, chiefly in RI, providing leadership as a volunteer, donor, and Board member. Of particular note was his passion for the Haynes Library (Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera), The Island School (Cape Eleuthera), the Outlet Company, Women & Infants Hospital, Trinity Repertory Theatre, and South County Hospital. The Frost Family Pavilion at SCH is a testament to his devotion to the longtime Frost and Read families' commitment to exceptional healthcare in South County.

In 2013, Fred married Katie Black Frost, with whom he spent wonderful years exploring the world and enjoying happiness in their loving partnership.

Fred is survived by Katie, his children and their spouses, Peter and Ande Frost (Narragansett, RI), Lucy Frost and Jim Crum (Laupahoehoe, HI), and Priscilla and Emmanuel Gimeno (Fronsac, France), and his grandchildren Chelsey, Read, Jamie, Nick, Ellie, Theo, Mac, Stella, and Esther. He also leaves behind his brother Corwin Frost (Bronxville, NY) and sister Claudia Dole (Dorset, VT). He will be most especially missed by his beloved pups, Foley and Samantha.

In lieu of flowers, Fred's family encourages gifts be made to honor his belief in the availability of quality healthcare and good food for all income levels to South County Hospital (, the World Central Kitchen (, or a favorite charity supporting similar objectives.


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