Obituaries

Maria A. Olano

Beloved Mother / Artistic Dancer

Jan. 18, 1933 – Apr. 14, 2020

 

On April 14, 2020, we celebrated the life of Maria A. Olano. In 1950 she arrived from Santurce, Puerto Rico where she joined her family in East Harlem, NY. For the last 35 years, she settled in the Red Hook, Cobble Hill, and Clinton sections of Downtown Brooklyn. In the early 1950’s, she met photojournalist Joseph A. Olano Sr., they were married and her career as an artistic dancer began. She performed during the Mambo Era, in elaborate clubs such as the Palladium Ballroom, Teatro Puerto Rico, the Apollo Theater, the Savoy Manor, and the Copacabana. Maria is survived by sons Joseph Jr, and Reinaldo Olano. She will join husband Joseph Sr. and son Feliberto Olano in the Gates of Heaven. Maria is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Due to the current Health Pandemic, Maria will be directly interned at Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Putnam Valley, NY. She will join her husband Joseph Sr. There will be a future memorial service for Maria A. Olano at Cobble Hill Chapel Funeral Home in Downtown Brooklyn, NY. The OLANO FAMILY Sincerely Thanks the COBBLE HILL CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, for their expeditious and sensitive handling of our Mother with DIGNITY.

 

Isaias “Cy” Ayala was born on February 10th, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York to Francisco Natai Ayala and Teofila Maria Fletcher. His parents emigrated from Puerto Rico in the late 20’s and settled in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn. They had a daughter, Jennie and later Isaias. 

Quick with a smile and blessed with a wonderful sense of humor, Cy loved all things baseball. He loved the Brooklyn Dodgers and later, the New York Mets. As a young man he loved playing softball and stickball with his friends from the neighborhood. Eventually they would form a team, calling themselves the “Tumblers’ as they would tumble from neighborhood to neighborhood taking on all comers. The Tumblers would continue to get together on Saturday mornings well into their 50’s to play softball in the very same parks where they played as children. 

At the age of 18. Cy would marry Gloria Pinedo and they would have three children, Carol, Julia and Michael. Isaias would work a number of factory jobs until settling into a career as a mail carrier with the US Postal Service. Cy would leave every morning at 5am to walk his “route” delivering the mail. He would return in the afternoon with his signature whistle letting the family know he was home. He believed in hard work and rarely took a day off. After a full day of work, he happily spent time with his family often driving his children to rehearsals and practices. Beloved and respected by everyone in the neighborhood, Cy was a beacon of light in the Marcy Housing projects and often acted as a surrogate father to many of the young men growing up there. 

Upon retiring at 62, Cy devoted much of his free time studying the word of God and expanding his musical talent. Cy loved to sing and could often be heard crooning songs by Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole and Perry Como to name just a few. No  Our New Year’s celebration was not official until Cy played his trumpet out the window.  A true man of God, Cy remained devoted to God and the church until his death. He was a devout Christian and spent much of his free time studying the bible to expand his understanding of God. He was a Deacon at the Antioch Pentecostal Church at 201 Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn, N.Y. , a church his mother and sister faithfully attended for more than 50 years. 

Nothing compares to losing a father. A real father; One that was always there for you, always did his absolute best to make sure you were happy and had what you needed. His love of God was only exceeded by the love for his family; a love he gave so willingly and unconditionally. 

Isaias Ayala leaves behind his three children Carol Ayala, Julia Ayala and Michael Ayala as well as three grandchildren, Jessica, 34 , Noah, 16 and Nicolas, 9.

 

In Lieu of flowers, The Ayala Family would greatly appreciate donations made to

ANTIOCH PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

201 Atlantic Avenue 

Brooklyn, New York  11201 

Please mention donations made In Memory of Isaias Ayala

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Flozell Telfair on March 18, 2020 

Visiting Hours will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2020 between the hours of 2:00-8:00pm 

Funeral Services will begin Monday, March 23,m 2020 10:00am at Cobble Hill Chapels with departure to Greenwood Crematory at 10:45am. 

 

Our concern as always is for the health and safety of the families we serve, our family and staff. The Coblle Hill Chapels Family would like to let the community know what we have learned and what our procedures will be for the foreseeable future regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
In addition to our regular cleaning and disinfection procedures, we have and will continue to regularly disinfect all public surfaces such as door handles, armrests, handrails etc.
 
Scheduling of visitations, services and gatherings will follow recommended guidelines set by the CDC, and state and local authorities, always taking into consideration each family’s individual needs. These are fluid and seem to be changing as we progress.
 
We are ready willing and able to utilize technology and live stream and /or record funeral services as desired, for no additional charge.
 
 
We have been attending conference calls and webinars hosted by the National Funeral Director’s Association, the N.Y.S. Funeral Director’s Association and the CDC. As more information becomes available, we are in constant contact with these agencies so we can disseminate info as it becomes available.

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Lieutenant Raymond P. Laurie, FDNY and 9/11 First Responder, on March 19, 2020 

Visiting Services will be held on Monday, March 23, 2020 between the hours of 2:00-8:00pm

An order of Episcopalian Service will be held on March 23, 2020, the time is yet to be announced. 

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 with a 10:00am Final Farewell .  The Funeral Procession to Greenwood Crematory will be held at 10:45am 

Our concern as always is for the health and safety of the families we serve, our family and staff. The Cobble Hill Chpaels Family would like to let the community know what we have learned and what our procedures will be for the foreseeable future regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
In addition to our regular cleaning and disinfection procedures, we have and will continue to regularly disinfect all public surfaces such as door handles, armrests, handrails etc.
 
Scheduling of visitations, services and gatherings will follow recommended guidelines set by the CDC, and state and local authorities, always taking into consideration each family’s individual needs. These are fluid and seem to be changing as we progress.
 
We are ready willing and able to utilize technology and live stream and /or record funeral services as desired, for no additional charge.
 
 
We have been attending conference calls and webinars hosted by the National Funeral Director’s Association, the N.Y.S. Funeral Director’s Association and the CDC. As more information becomes available, we are in constant contact with these agencies so we can disseminate info as it becomes available.

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of James Johnson on March 10, 2020

Visiting Services will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 between the hours of 2:00-5:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. 

Funeral Services will take place on Tuesday, March 17th, Starting 10:00am at Cobble Hill Chapels, with an 10:45am departure time to Evergreen Cemetery, located in Brooklyn, New York.

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Benigno Alvarez, on March 09, 2020 

Visiting Hours will be held on Sunday, March 15th between the hours of 2:00-7:00pm 

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 16th at 10:00am, Cobble Hill Chapels with a 10:45am departure time to Greenwood Crematory, located in Brooklyn, New York 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Eric A. Blair on March 06, 2020 

Visiting Hours will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 bewteen the hours of 2:00-5:00 and &:00-9:00pm 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020, 10:00am at Cobble Hill Chapels. Friends and family are welcome to pay their final respects and join us at 11:00am to leave for Greenwood Crematory, located in Brooklyn, New York 

 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Carlos Rafael Colon, on March 06, 2020 

Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 between the hours of 2:00-9:00pm 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 14th, at 10:00am with an 11:00am departure to Greenwood Crematory located in Brooklyn,  New York. 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Serafina Messina.  Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, March 6th between the hours of 5:00-9:00pm 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 7th with a 11am  Mass at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary church, Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, lcoated in Brooklyn, New York.

It is with great sorrow we annouce the passing of Carrie Pritchard on February 14, 2020 

Visiting Hours will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 between the hours of 2:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00pm 

 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Nestor Trujillo on February 14, 2020 

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 between the hours of 4:00-8:00pm

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 with a 10:00am to Greenwood Crematory, located in Brooklyn, New York.

Gregory G. DeJohn
Licensed Funeral Director, Owner

Charles F. Each
Licensed Funeral Director, Manager

Brooke Lynn Pesola
Licensed Funeral Director

Matthew J. Pinto
Licensed Funeral Director

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