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Vern Fry, 84, adviser/manager for various performance groups

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Vern Fry, who came to Greenwich Village about 60 years ago to pursue his interests in theater, opera and music, died Mon., March 12, a day after his 84th birthday in the Beth Israel Hospice. An Emergency Medical Service team took him to New York Downtown Hospital in mid-February, and after read more here »

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Elizabeth Hubbard, 76, dancer and beloved gardener

BY K WEBSTER  | Elizabeth Hubbard, a dancer, teacher and member of the M’finda Kalunga Garden, died on March 13 at her Lower East Side home. She was 76. Elizabeth Ann Thompson was born in Harlem. She taught dance at Dance Theater of Harlem and was the dance mistress at Ballet Hispanico. She joined the corps read more here »

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Christine Barattini, 98, active  in church and on immigration

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Christine Barattini, a Village resident since she was brought to America as a baby in her mother’s arms, died Fri., March 9, at 98. A resident of Sixth Ave. near Bleecker St. for more than 70 years, she was the center of a circle of family, friends and neighbors, said her read more here »

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Downtown, and all around, Tom Murrin will be missed

[media-credit name="Photo courtesy of the Tom Murrin Archive" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Tom Murrin performing on the streets, in India in the 1970s. BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  He was funny, sharp, prolific, unique and kind. He inspired others to create, innovate, provoke and entertain. He was loved, and he’ll be missed. What more can you possibly say read more here »

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Ted Mann, 87, part of team that revived Off Broadway

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  No two men could have been more unalike than José Quintero and Theodore Mann, who together gave birth, not just to the Circle in the Square but to the whole big, blooming Off Broadway theater of our times, though they didn’t know it at the moment of conception, It took a read more here »

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Barney Rosset, publisher of Miller, Ginsberg, Beckett

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  We have time to grow old. The air is full of our cries. But habit is a great deadener. At me too someone is looking, of me too someone is saying, He is sleeping, he knows nothing, let him sleep on. “Waiting for Godot” When Barney Rosset, who left us last week, read more here »

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Rose Vialotti, 98, local romance led to marriage to Village doctor

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Rose Vialotti, born and bred in the Village and the widow and mother of physicians, died Fri., Feb. 17, in a Saddle River, N.J., hospice at the age of 98. Called “a woman before her time” in the eulogy by her son, Dr. Charles Vialotti, Jr., Rose Vialotti went to college read more here »

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Anthony DeGiglio, WWII medic, maritime exec and man of faith

[media-credit name="Anthony DeGiglio." align="aligncenter" width="300"][/media-credit]BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Anthony DeGiglio, a lifelong Village resident and devoted volunteer at St. Joseph’s Church and at St. Vincent’s Hospital, died Tues., Jan. 28, in a Bronx hospice at age 86. He was diagnosed with cancer in November, said his nephew John Mirvish, of Alexandria, Va. A decorated Army read more here »

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Tom Hall, 66, artist and manager of Woodward Gallery

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Tom Hall, the manager of the Woodward Gallery on the Lower East Side for 16 years, died Jan. 2 of mesothelioma lung cancer at the age of 66. A longtime friend of the gallery director, John Woodward, he was offered the job as manager in 1996 two years after the gallery read more here »

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Gisela von Eicken, jewelry designer

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Gisela von Eicken, a prominent jewelry designer and sculptor who lived and worked in her studio on Waverly Place for many years, died last August at the age of 78. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, said her friend Cynthia Hopkins. Her jewelry, made of wire and stone, had been read more here »

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