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THE JOURNAL-NEWS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1988 om page B1 "The work, both quantity and quality, was terrific," he says. But Cody wasn't as enthusiastic. "I left because I saw what was going to happen," he said. "It just wasn't working. There was no question." Cody said money was indeed a problem.

"We were in debt from Day 1," he said. "And it wasn't because there weren't people there There were guys there generating But when you start with 25, 26 attorneys, leasing that amount of space, and then expanding into Westchester, Cody blames poor management and 1 under-capitalization for the law firm's demise. "I'm not a manager. I'm a negligence man, a trial lawyer," says the worst businessmen the Cody. "Lawyers can sometimes be world." Ferraro and Dranoff say they didn't closely follow the day-to-day business operations.

They had an office 1 manager do that, and were satisfied. The annual rent of about $350,000 for about half the ninth floor wasn't a strain, they say. "We started to pick up cases of significance in Westchester," Ferraro said in explaining the branch office. "People there didn't want to travel across the bridge. "The firm certainly does owe money," Ferraro added, "like every business does.

But the money coming in must be five to ten times what is owed." They said that at any one time there were 400 to 500 divorce cases OBITUARIES From page B1 Conservation, said the use of PCBs, a manmade compound once used as insulation, was banned by the federal government in 1977. The DEC doesn't consider junked household appliances to be hazardous waste because the amount of PCBs they contain are "miniscule and infrequent," Groneman said, yet the DEC must yield to the EPA ruling. To create more space at the landfill a and generate more revenue, the town is also increasing the fee for dumping tires as well as appliances. The fee to dump appliances is based on weight. The average cost to dump each piece will increase to about $5, Phillips said.

Previously, the average cost for refrigerators and stoves was $3 each and $2 for everthing 'very Arthur Ferraro being handled, as well as another 1,400 general practice matters. Citing ethics, Dranoff wouldn't reveal prominent divorces he's tried. But the firm's other clients are public record. They include Citibank, TKR Cable, the towns of Orangetown, Stony Point, Tuxedo in Orange County, the village of Buchanan in Westchester, the Orange County Deputy Sheriffs' Association, Rockland correction officers, and many builders and developers. Ferraro and Dranoff say the practice itself was the reason for the breakup.

It was really two law firms from its inception: a divorce practice and a general practice. It will still be that, they said, but not under one roof. "What it came down to," says Dranoff, "was that we were running two different law firms." "I think the county can handle bigger law firms," said Ferraro, "but it has to be done in such a way so everyone can pitch in so each section can feed off the others." each washing machine or dryer. The cost to dump car tires is to increase from $1 to $1.50 each. Truck tire fees are to go up from $1 to $2.50 each, Phillips said.

The town had been operating at a deficit, paying $1,000 to dispose of a load of about 900 tires, Phillips said. The recycling firm, Cassings Inc. of Catskills, is now increasing its price to $1,050 for each truckload. The town has sent the firm more than 3,000 tires since it began recycling tires last year, Phillips said. Bob Keahon, owner Keahon Auto Wreckers off Beach Road, said, "Well, there ain't much you can do about it.

The higher the fees get, the more people throw them on the road or in my lot in the middle of the night." Police continue to investigate bomb delivery in Stony Point Stony Point police continue to investigate Saturday's discovery of a pipe bomb stuffed into the mailbox at a Stony Point home. Police yesterday released no further information in the case, including the location of the bomb on a private road off Willow Grove Road. Army experts exploded the small bomb, without damage, Saturday. Lt. Frank J.

Tinelli, of the Stony Point Police Department, would not reveal the location, nor names of the occupants of the house whose mailbox received the explosive. He said the department was notified at 11 a.m. Saturday by a resident who suspected a bomb had been placed in the mailbox, and had carried it into the home. The device had not been sent through the mail, according to Stony Point Police I Detective Sgt. William F.

Franks. Three households off Willow Grove Road were evacuated for a short time as the police carried the explosive to the trailer. It was taken to Veterans Memorial Park, where it was detonated by the U.S. Army. Pati Nash Elliott Sisco, was active in scouting, community Elliott N.

Sisco, an active community member in Nyack for many years, died Thursday in Ruskin, while at his winter home. He was 79. Mr. Sisco was born in Nyack on Dec. 27, 1908, to John and Daisy (Adams) Sisco.

"He was a lover of life and a lover of said Hazel Lancaster, a friend in Nyack. "He did his utmost in whatever he did. He had lots and lots of hobbies and was involved in every one of them. He was a family man, his wife came from a large family and he was very supportive of them. He was just an all-around good person." Mr.

Sisco was educated in the Nyack school system and graduated from Nyack High School. He attended Trenton Technical Collge in Trenton, N.J. He was employed as a machinist at Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg until his retirement in the early 1970s. Walter Henriksen: ex-child-care director Walter T. Henriksen, retired director of a Rockland child-care agency, died Saturday in Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen, N.Y.

He was 74. Mr. Henrikson formerly lived in Spring Valley and was past president of the Spring Valley Rotary Club. He was former director of the Greer Woodycrest school in Pomona. He was born Dec.

18, 1913, in Brooklyn to Thomas and Margretha (Larsen) Henriksen. He was a retired lieutenant commander of the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was past president of the Mid-Hudson unit of the Retired Officers Association. 'He is survived by his wife, Miriam (Wayne) of Tanager Road, Monroe; a son, Walter Jr.

of Costa Mesa, a daughter, Marit Henriksen of Greenwood Lake, N.Y.; and a sister, Lillian Henriksen of Rye. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, with burial to follow at the Parma Union Cemetery, Parma, N.Y. To Publish: Death Notices Card of Thanks In Memoriams St. Jude Lodge Notices Call: 694-5147 Before Day of Publication M-F: 7:30 am 8:45 pm 8 am 8:45 pm 3 pm 6:45 pm Obituaries Call Local Gannett-Westchester Rockland Papers Listed in Telephone Directory WHAT'S AHEAD Meetings in Rockland today: COUNTY Sewer Commission, 5:30 p.m., board room, 40 Route 340, Orangediscussion of proposed sewer hook up to serve the town of burg, Orangetown.

Parks Commission, 7:30 p.m., County Attorney's office law library, third floor, Allison-Parris County Office Building, 11 New Hempstead I Road, New City. Resource Recovery and Recycling Committee, 8 p.m., Legislative Chambers, Allison-Parris County Office Building, discussion of possible county takeover of town and village trash recycling programs by 1990. Arts, Culture and Tourism Committee, 8 p.m., legislative conference room, Allison-Parris County Office Building. RAMAPO Spring Valley Board of Trustees, 8 p.m. Village Hall, 8 Maple Spring Valley.

Village's annual reorganization meeting, Edward featuring the swearing-in of Trustees George Darden and Katz and appointments to village boards and commissions. CLARKSTOWN Architectural Review Board, 7:30 p.m. Room 301, Town Hall, 10 Maple New City. Shade Tree Commission, 8 p.m. Andrew Jackson Room, Town Hall.

Zoning Board of Appeals, 8 p.m. Auditorium, Town Hall. Traffic and Traffic Fire Safety Commission, 8 p.m. Room 311, Town Hall. Clarkstown Board of Education, 8 p.m.

Music Room, North High School, Congers Road, New City. ORANGETOWN South Orangetown Board of Education, 8 p.m., middle school board room, Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt. Nyack Planning Board, 8 p.m., Village Hall, 12 N. Broadway, Nyack. HAVERSTRAW Haverstraw Village Board of Trustees, 8 p.m., Village Hall, Fairmount Avenue, Haverstraw.

page He lived in Nyack until moving to Daisy Avenue in Upper Nyack. He was married to Nolie E. Brown on Sept. 1, 1936. He was an active Boy Scout leader for more than 60 years, working as a mate on the Sea Explorer Ship No.

1 and serving as a scout commissioner. Mr. Sisco was a 23-year member and a past commander of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was also a Paul Harris fellow of the Rotary International and a member of the Nyack Rotary. He was a member of the U.S.

Power Squadron, a charter member of the Broadacres Golf Course, the Beehives Camping Club, the Ham Radio Club and served as vice president of the Mount Moor Cemetery Association. Mr. Sisco was also past master of the Tappan Zee Lodge No. 79, Free and Accepted Masons (PH), Vito J. Antonelli: former meat cutter Vito J.

Antonelli, of Charles Boulevard, Valley Cottage, died yesterday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern. He was 68. Mr. Antonelli was born in Mount Vernon on March 21, 1920 to John and Isabella (Asquino) Antonelli. He lived in Valley Cottage for 32 years.

He was employed as a meat cutter at the Pathmark supermarket in Nanuet until retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Meat Cutters Union Local 646A in Little Falls, N.J. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, rising to staff sergeant while stationed in England. He was a member of the American Assocoation of Retired Persons.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen at home; one daughter, Susan Sussner of Pomona; one son, Richard of Jacksonville, four sisters, Mary Antonelli, Jessie Antonelli and Angelina Cardillo, all of White Plains, and Carmella Valvano of Tuckahoe; three brothers, Frances of Fairfield, Gennaro of Mount Vernon and Michael of Tuckahoe; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Hugh E. White Funeral Home, 242 Lake Road, Congers. Cremation services will be private.

Visiting hours at the funeral home will be at 7-9 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to the United Hospice of Rockland County, Pomona, N.Y. 10970. Gilberta G.

Crimmins: Buchanan homemaker Gilberta G. Crimmins, a homemaker and longtime resident of Buchanan, died Saturday at Peekskill Community Hospital in Cortlandt. She was 82. The cause of death was not disclosed. Mrs.

Crimmins lived in Buchanan for more than 40 years. She previously lived in Yonkers and Stony Point. and later became a 32nd degree mason. "He was a very nice and caring gentleman," said George Gause, a fellow lodge member. "He was very involved." He was also a Shriner of Medina Temple No.

19 of New York City. He was a member of the St. Philip's African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and for many years was a member of the Men's Club. He is survived by his wife of Nyack and Florida. His son, Elliot, died in 1974.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Philip's AME Zion Church at Burd and Mill streets in Nyack. Burial is to follow at the Westwood Cemetery in Westwood, N.J. Calling hours at the church are scheduled from 6-9 p.m.

tomorrow. The Rotary will hold a service at 7 p.m., the Power Squadron at 7:15 p.m. and the Masonic She was born June 26, 1906, to Louis and Gladys Fowler Peloquin in Stony Point, where she was educated in the public schools. In 1923 she married Lester Crimmins in Yonkers. He died in 1964.

She was a parishioner of St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Buchanan. She is survived by a son, Lester Crimmins and a daughter, June Davis, both of Buchanan; five grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. A brother, Louis Peloquin and two sisters, Margaret Shelley and Kathryne King, died earlier. Arrangements are by Edward F.

Carter Inc. Funeral Home, Montrose. Charles J. Graham: former carpenter Charles J. Graham, a resident of Nyack Plaza Apartments, died Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern.

He was 76. Mr. Graham was born in New York City on July 18, 1912, to John and Frieda Graham. He moved to Nyack in 1924 and lived there until his death. He was employed as a carpenter for the Carpenters Local Union 964 in New City for 40 years, retiring in 1974.

U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Nyack Plaza Senior Citizens' Club and also the Orangetown-Nyack Senior Citizens' Club. Mr. Graham is survived by his wife, Pauline Graham of Nyack; two sons, David of Tucson, and Michael of Alexandria, one sister, Marion O'Connor of Southold, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.

A private cremation service was held Saturday at the Ferncliff Crematorium in Hartsdale, N.Y. Arrangements were by the Hannemann Funeral Home, Nyack. Frederick Crowder: former machinist Frederick D. Crowder, a longtime Nyack resident, died Thursday Elliott N. Sisco Temple at 7:30 p.m.

The family requests donations be made to the St. Philips Church, Nyack, N.Y. Arrangements were made by the Hannemann Funeral Home, 88 S. Broadway, Nyack. at Nyack Hospital.

He was 66. Mr. Crowder was born Dec. 4, 1922 in Chattanooga, to Adam and Georgia Crowder. He moved to Nyack in 1948.

He lived on Jackson Avenue. For many years he was employed as a machinist for the Northcraft Lighting Co. in Haverstraw before retiring in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Olivia (Mack) at home; one daughter, Gail Miller of Central Nyack; one son, Fred Smith of Detroit; one brother, Emmett of Detroit; two sisters, Maude Lampkin of Detroit and Flossie Boykins of Newburgh; seven grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. His daughter, Patricia Sanford, died in 1979.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Hugh E. White Funeral Home, 43 S. Broadway, Nyack. Burial will follow at the Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill.

Calling hours will be at 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Joseph S. Sorris: ex-construction worker Joseph S. Sorris, 70, of Bluebird Road, Monsey, died yesterday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern.

Mr. Sorris was born in Englewood, N.J., on Aug. 23, 1918, to Pasquale and Mary (Iorio) Sorris. He was a former 30-year resident of Suffern, moving to Monsey in 1956. He was a U.S.

Navy veteran of World War II. He was employed as a laborer for Local 509 of the construction union in Westfield, N.J. He is survived by his wife, Florence, at home; two sons, James of Easton, and David of Monsey; one brother, Frank of Piermont; one sister, Mary Sorrentino of Bardonia; and two grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Church, Suffern, with burial to follow at the Frederick Loescher Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Monsey.

Calling hours will be at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at the Scarr Funeral Home, 160 Orange Suffern. Grant became county executive in January 1986. Ramundo won election in 1986 to the year remaining on Grant's Legislature term, and then was reelected to a full four-year term in 1987. "I envisioned when Pete came into the game that he would end up in a high position in politics, maybe the state Senate or the Assembly," said Rotella, also a Democratic county legislator.

"I hate to lose The post of county legislator is a part-time job. While Ramundo said he is no longer a real estate broker, he is a partner with Frank McGowan in owning the T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home in Haverstraw and the Hugh E. White Funeral Home in Nyack and Congers. Ramundo said he will remain in the funeral home business and intends to remain in Haverstraw with his wife, Mary Ellen.

"Pete Ramundo has been a good representative for Haverstraw and he was also the type who was not strictly parochial," said Grant. "He could look what is good for the county as a whole." Legislature Chairman Edward Gorman, D-Ramapo, said Ramundo is widely respected in the 21-member Legislature because of his work studying the MTA. A committee led by Ramundo recommended in March that Rockland withdraw from the MTA because the county was paying $18 million in taxes for only $3 million in commuter railroad services. A vote by the Legislature to withdraw led the MTA to offer a $5 million incentive package for Rockland to stay in the agency. The Legislature accepted the the advice of Ramundo and Grant." District Attorney Kenneth Gri- "This is very difficult for me.

I am one who has been involved with politics all his Peter Ramundo betz, one of Rockland's ranking Democrats, said he tried to convince Ramundo to remain in the Legislature. "Pete happens to be one of the brightest and finest people I've met in politics," said Gribetz. "He has a deep understanding of County Finance Commissioner Harold Peterson, a Clarkstown Democrat, described Ramundo as a "legislator who had always done his homework on each and every issue he voted on." Rotella and county Democratic Party Chairman Vincent Monte said they do not know who will replace Ramundo in the Legislature. The Legislature fills mid-term vacancies by appointment. Since the lawmaking body is controlled by the Democratic Party, Haverstraw Democrats get to recommend their choice for filling Ramundo's seat.

The person appointed to the seat would have to run for election next November to fill the remainder of Ramundo's term. Although no formal discussions have taken place to select a replacement for Ramundo, county political leaders say that Haverstraw Town Board member James T. Schuler is a leading candidate. FLEXIBILITY How does it apply to funeral service? At Hugh E. White Funeral Home, we know that most people have very specific ideas about what they want in a funeral service.

That's why we're flexible enough to provide whatever you request. Your selections of products and services are uniquely yours. We don't offer you a "standard" funeral service that meets everyone's needs, because there isn't one. You tell us what your preferences are, and that's what we provide you. At Hugh E.

White Funeral Home, we're flexible enough to meet your needs. HUGH E. WHITE Funeral Home 43 South Broadway 242 Lake Road Nyack, New York 10960 Congers, New York 10920 914-358-0318 914-268-6665 "Your Golden Rule Funeral Home".

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