Here are two recent deaths, both with links to my native Bronx.
The Reverend Ike. The Reverend was a part of the Bronx scene when I was growing up in the 60's and early 70's.
And a third death, not related to the Bronx, but a note in passing of another Holocaust survivor: Dina Gottliebova Babbit. Growing up in the Bronx, several of my neighbors were Holocaust survivors. It was never talked about, but we children knew. As an adult, I mourn the passing of these human beings who endured so much. This particular story was never resolved in her lifetime....I hope this story eventually has a good ending. Please take the time to read about her.