Obituaries

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Luis Gonzalez, on July 26, 2021

 

Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2021, at Cobble Hill Chapels 

between the hours of 4:00 - 8:00pm 

 

 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Fred Fleischer.

 

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, July 25, 2021 between the hours of 4:00 - 8:00pm.

 

Mass of Christian Burial, will follow on Monday, July 26, 2021, 10:00 am at

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

2805 Fort Hamilton Pkwy

Brooklyn, NY 11218

 

Interment to follow at Green Wood Cemetery

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Narcisa Konia Agui, on July 03, 2021 

Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 2-5 & 7-9pm at Cobble Hill Chapels, 171 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 10:00am 

 St. Paul RC Church, 190 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

Interment to follow at Cypress Hill Cemetery, 

833 Jamaica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of RITA LINDA RODRIGUEZ, on June 22, 2021 

VIsiting Hours will be held on

Saturday, June 26, 2021

between the hours of 2:00 - 7:00pm

at Cobble Hill Chapels

 

Private Cremation Service to follow at The Green-Wood Cemetery & Crematory, located in Booklyn, New York 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passinf of  Anthony MALFI    

Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021, between the hours of 2:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 12, 2021, Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30am at      

  • OUR LADY OF PEACE Church, located at 522 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Interment to follow at   FOREST GREEN PARK Cemetery   located in Morganville, NJ 

In Lieu of Flowers 

The Family of Anthony Malfi would greatly appreciate cotributions made to: 

  Tunnel to Towers Organization OR  Ray Pfeifer Foundaton

Barbara Eva Galli

 

  Barbara Eva Galli passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family after a long illness, at her home in Brooklyn on May 31st, 2021. She was 70. Barbara was the loving wife of 32 years of Alberto Galli and proud and caring mother of Alessandro.

 

  Born in Troy, NY she was the daughter of the late Edward and Eva Smith.

She leaves one brother, Edward Smith (Jane), three sisters, Elizabeth Smith (Dan Frasca), Patricia Crandall (Michael), Lynn Crandall (Patrick) and two brothers-in-law Livio Galli and Mauro Galli (Teresa).

She was loving aunt of Edward, Erin, Jennifer, Tracy, Kimberly, Brian, Zachary, and Valerio.

 

 Barbara was a 1968 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Troy NY. She then graduated from Hudson Valley Community College (AAS Medical Lab. Technology), Russell Sage College (BA Biology) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MBA Management).

 

  She began her career in the Pharmaceutical Industry in the research labs of Sterling Drug, where she worked on antibiotics and biomaterials.  She moved on to the Clinical Research Department, and then to Marketing becoming Product Manager. From Marketing, she moved into advertising at LM&P, KPR, Robert A. Becker Euro RSCG, and Grey Healthcare.

Her last advertising job was with Concentric Health Experience.

 

  For over ten years she was an enthusiastic Cub Scout Leader (Troop/ Pack 815 in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn), organizing all activities and enjoying weekends at Cub Scout events and summer camps. 

 

  Barbara was a gourmet cook and enjoyed trying out new recipes. She hosted a summer picnic yearly for her family at her home in the Poconos where they enjoyed some of her favorite recipes. In her early years her interests were gardening, many crafts (like basket weaving, quilting), and antiquing (anything Shaker was a favorite). She was an enthusiastic traveler, and loved a yearly vacation with her lifetime group of friends. Of course her favorite destination was Italy. Visiting the In-Laws every year was a great reason to see the extended family, other Italian regions, and Europe. 


 In lieu of flowers, contributions to her memory may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation(www.themmrf.org) and the Visiting Nurse Service Of NY- Hospice Care (www.vnsny.org)

 

Visiting Services will be held on Sunday, June 06, 2021,

at Cobble Hill Chapels

between the hours of  3:00-8:00pm

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on

Monday, June 07, 2021, 10:00am

at St. Paul's Church

234 Congress Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

( Entrance on Court & Congress Streets)

 

The Family of Edward Voluntad invites you to celebrate his lifeon Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

Visiting hours will be held  3:00 - 5:00pm 

A very special Celebration of Life Service will follow, beginning  5:00 - 7:00pm.

Our Father in Heaven called Edward home on May 18, 2021. The loss of Edward will be felt by everyone who encountered him. He was the most generous, caring, selfless and gentle soul, you could meet. He would go out of his way to assist anyone in need; his ability to help others, brought much joy to his life; especially when it came to his family. His granddaughter, Kylie was the apple of his eye. If you asked anyone about Edward, they could tell you a story of how he changed their life, with his helping hand, wisdom and compassion.

Edward was born in Brooklyn, NY, to Eva Velasquez and Edward Voluntad Sr. He had a unique knack for learning how to do just about anything. After graduating from Aviation HS in Queens, he obtained a Class A Machinist license and landed a job at Phil Shore Manufacturing in Brooklyn. Soon after, Edward opened his own business called Noelle Contracting, where he honed his skills in home improvement and renovations. Edward went on to engage in many ventures; he worked for Sanitation for many years and made his way into becoming a Drug Counselor for Phoenix House, where he later became a Director. His desire to motivate and encourage those around him, made him successful in every project he took on. Edward was an amazing father and grandfather; he did everything for his girls, right down to sewing costumes for his granddaughter’s talent shows. He was creative, artistic, funny, inquisitive and smart.

Toward the end of his life he developed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and was filled with excitement when learning about the bible. He looked forward to weekly bible sessions with his family and never missed a session.

Edward was a person after God’s own heart and will be dearly missed.

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COVID-19 GUIDELINES & RESTRICTIONS

š 40 Persons Maximum in the chapel AT ALL TIMES

š MASKS are required to be worn in the appropriate manner, pulled taut covering all respiratory orifices AT ALL TIMES.

š Please maintain a safe distance of 6 FEET

  • Families in the same household may be seated together as they are all from the same home and share common space regularly, however,
  • we ask families to MAINTAIN 6 FEET DISTANCE from other visitors and family groups who DO NOT SHARE THE SAME HOUSEHOLD REGULARLY

š PLEASE DO NOT MOVE CHAIRS / OR / RE-ARRANGE SEATING

We would like to offer our families and guests the opportunity to safely grieve for their loved one, as well as accommodate guests to pay their respects as well in a safe environment.   We ask you to please be respectful of our guidelines as they are currently the most proven measures we can take to ensure keeping your family, guests and our staff safe & healthy.

Taylor Millan a lifelong resident of Staten Island NY died unexpectedly of serious medical illness on May 7,2021 at the age of 27.

Taylor is survived by her parents Dawn and Frank, stepmother Melissa, daughters Skylah and Savannah, siblings Sophia, Ashley, Daniel, Briana, Madison and Matthew, grandparents Linda and Tyrone as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews along with a predeceased grandfather Raymond. Taylor was born on July 27,1993 in Staten Island NY.   She was a devoted mother of her 2 daughters, a courageous fighter until the end. She had a personality that lit up any room. She was overly caring about others, forever putting everyone before herself. She was extremely family oriented and loyal to her loved ones.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday May 13,2021 at Cobble Hill Chapels 171 Court St Brooklyn NY 11201 from 2pm-7pm.

 

 

COVID-19 GUIDELINES & RESTRICTIONS

š 40 Persons Maximum in the chapel AT ALL TIMES

š MASKS are required to be worn in the appropriate manner, pulled taut covering all respiratory orifices AT ALL TIMES.

š Please maintain a safe distance of 6 FEET

  • Families in the same household may be seated together as they are all from the same home and share common space regularly, however,
  • we ask families to MAINTAIN 6 FEET DISTANCE from other visitors and family groups who DO NOT SHARE THE SAME HOUSEHOLD REGULARLY

š PLEASE DO NOT MOVE CHAIRS / OR / RE-ARRANGE SEATING

 

 

We would like to offer our families and guests the opportunity to safely grieve for their loved one, as well as accommodate guests to pay their respects as well in a safe environment.   We ask you to please be respectful of our guidelines as they are currently the most proven measures we can take to ensure keeping your family, guests and our staff safe & healthy.

It is with great sorrow we announce hte passing of Funeral Service for Efrain Rios Jr. 
 
Visiting Hours will be held on 
Saturday, March 27, 2021, @ 3:00-7:00pm 
AND 
Sunday, March 28, 2021,  2:00 - 7:00pm  at 
Cobble Hill Chapels 
171 Court Street 
Brooklyn, New York  11201 
( located betw. Dean & Bergen Streets in Downtown Brooklyn) 
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 29. 2021 at 10:00am 
St. Pauls Church 
234 Congress Street 
Brooklyn, 11201 
Entrance to St. Pauls Church is on Court Street 
Church is located @ the intersection of Court & Congress
right across from the funeral home
 
Interment to follow at 
The Greenwood Cemetery 
Main Entrance is located at 
500 25th Street 
Brooklyn, New York 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Charles F. Each, the longstanding Manager of Cobble Hill Chapels, on Thursday morning, March 18, 2021.

Charles was known to most as "Charlie", and was born on July 22, 1943 to his parents Joseph & Frances Each ( nee Richardone). 

Charlie was predeceased by his life-partner Juan Cano Marin, who passed away unexpectedly May 22, 2020, and his cat "Shadow" who also passed unexpectedly a few days after Juan.  

Charles is survived by his sister, Diann 'Dee' Each-Ferguson, and his brother Robert 'Bobby' Each, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends who had became family members along the way. 

Charles Each was a Licensed Funeral Director for over 50 years, and was extremely knowledgeable and patient with mentoring younger aspiring funeral directors about the business.  While Charlie had started in the industry working for trade houses in partnership with other funeral directors, he had also owned his own successful funeral business and was well respected amongst his peers in the industry. Charlie had began working for Cobble Hill Chapels in a part-time position in the early 1990's and over the next few years was so well received by our community, he was quickly promoted to be Manager.  Charles had devoted his lifeswork to helping families in the Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Carroll Gardens communities daily, and was rewarded in doing so with our families trust and loyalty. Charles was always full of sage advice, and his many years experience in the industry made him an avid problem solver, often havng a solution for all sorts of funeral dillemmas, and he also had a huge heart for hardships, never turning a family away without a solution to any problem.

Charles will be greatly missed by all who knew him during life, and his stories and tales in the funeral industry will be regaled far beyond his time and tenure here on earth.  His kindness, caring, and constant compassion was sowed in this community during some of the darkest periods of mourning in ones lives, and we will never forget his lifes work of service and dedication to maintaining the Dignity and Compassion in Funeral Service. 

 

Funeral Services were privately held, and Cobble Hill Chapels will host a Memorial Mass in his honor on May 22, 2021, at St. Pauls RC Church at 1:00pm. 

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Evangelista Rodriguez,  94 years,  on March 21, 2021. 

Lovingly known to family and friends as 'Pipo'.

Pipo was born in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico on April 14, 1926,  to Rufo Rodriguez, and Polonia Rivera.  

 He and his family enjoyed life in Puerto Rico until about 18 years of age, and he came to live in Brooklyn, New York. 

 

Brooklyn, New York became the setting stage and foundation for his life, and his love for the New York Mets. Boerum Hill served as a fine background art in illustrating the portrait of his strong lifelong bonds and love amongst his family and friends.  Pipos humor was a draw amongst many, and his charming wit and personality brought many together to appreciate and share time with him in his small 'Social Club' on Smith Street.  

Pipo was always in high demand with his dynamic personality and exceptional sense of humor. His jokes - complete with punchlines you would never forget- will live on far longer than his years, and his love for socializing amongst family and friends will live on forever in the hearts of all who knew him. Pipo was more than just an exceptionally social fellow,  his full-time career of being an amicable and well loved Doorman was secondary to his favorite part time hobbies of fix-it projects with his self taught skills of carpentry, wood working, plumbing, as well as a host of other repairs he was extremely proud of.  Pipo also loved to play Dominoes and was very well known for participating in tournaments.

Pipo is predeceased by his oldest son David, and is survived in life by his sons & their families, Carlos & Olga  and Gilberto & Rosemary, and Phyllis.  He was a cherished and devoted "Poppa" with a heart full of love for his grandchildren, and great grandchildren.   Spendng time with family and friends made his life complete and whole. 

Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 between the hours of 2:00-6:30pm 

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, March 26, 2021 with a 10:00am Mass at St. Pauls Church ( Court & Congress St) 

Interment to follow at Cypress Hills Cemetery, located in Brooklyn, New York. 


Please be mindful due to the current State mandate that a mask must be worn at all times in the funeral home and social distancing requirements must be followed during the services.

Due to the current Pandemic a strict 30 person in room policy is in effect.

Please adhere to this policy and allow others to pay their respects as well.

Due to the current pandemic circumstances please note:
There will be NO bakery products, food, and fruit baskets until further notice.

Floral Arrangements can be purchased from our highly recommended local floral designers,

FLORAL FANTASY, who work under the most stringent sanitary conditions which include temperature checks, mask wearing, distancing and protective clothing. You can call 718-238-6978 and place your order.

We must protect the families we serve, our own families and staff who operate the funeral home.

 

 

 

 

 

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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Funeral Directors
Brooklyn, New York