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MOBIT: Czander, Dr. M. [MCxfac RIP] 2019-Oct-08



Dr. William M. Czander
1943 – 2019

Irvington – Dr. William M. Czander passed away on October 8, 2019.

Born in 1943 to Walter Czander and Ruth Alice Fuchs, William grew up in Jersey City with his brothers Walter Jr. and the late Lawrence Czander. He received his PhD from NYU and received postdoctoral training at Yale University and the Psychoanalytic Institute for Mental Health in NYC. As an organizational psychoanalyst, he taught for over 35 years at many institutions, notably 20 years at Manhattan College.

He was the grandfather to Emma Murray (8), Nate Murray (6), Marcus McGovern (1), and beloved father to Dr. Alicia Murray, Eliza Czander, Sylvia Czander, and Anika Czander. He was the proud husband of Giovanna Czander, whom he felt was his soulmate. He will be forever missed and loved.

There will be a memorial wake at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home 64 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY on October 12th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and a memorial mass at Sacred Heart Church 417 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry on Monday Oct 14th at 11:00am.

Published in the The Journal News from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, 2019


Czander, Dr. M. [MCxfac RIP]

Guestbook: Same link / None cited

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MOBIT: Gidwani-Buschi, Dr. Sushila [MCxfac RIP] Professor emeritus of economics



Dr. Sushila Gidwani-Buschi

It is with a feeling a great sorrow and sadness to inform you that one of the most celebrated members of our community, Dr. Sushila Gidwani-Buschi is no more. She departed to her heavenly abode at about 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 14th at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.

Professor emeritus of economics at Manhattan College in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, Sushila had maintained a high level of social responsibility throughout her life. She had been a great community volunteer and served as the Founding Treasurer of the National Federation of Indian Americans Associations (NFIA) as well as that of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) and also served as the Treasurer of South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS). She was also President of TOUCH (The Organization for Universal Communal Harmony), Co-Founder of AIWA (Asian Indian Women in America) and an active member of National Indian American Association for Senior Citizens (NIAASC). She had an amazing zest for life, and was always supporting her family and friends.

Sushila is survived by her husband Prof. Joseph Buschi, daughter Serena, granddaughter Lila, son-in-law Phillip Coyle, sister Pushpa Gujarati, brother-in-law Damoder Gujarati, brother Kamal Gidwaney, sister-in-law Kamla Gidwaney, nieces Neetu and Neelam Gidwaney and grandnephew Krish Gidwaney.

“To my dear mother, I love you. I am so grateful for you. You were the embodiment of strength, courage, determination and beauty. A power-house, a pioneer. I have learned so much and gained so much from you. I understand why you left but I want to thank you for trying to stay as long as you did. All of my love.” -Serena

Please join our family to celebrate the wonderful life of Sushila. Wake Wednesday (today) 2-4 and 7-9pm with Funeral Service 8:30pm Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Ave., Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Edwardsanddowdle.com

Funeral Home 

Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, Inc.
64 Ashford Avenue Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(800) 564-3330
Funeral Home Details
Published in the The Journal News on Sept. 17, 2014


Gidwani-Buschi, Dr. Sushila [MCxfac RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/sushila-gidwani-buschi-condolences/172481466?cid=full

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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COMMENT: Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP]… was Uncle Willy


Comment on “PRAYERSREQUESTED: Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP]…”

Submitted on 2014/09/11 at 6:44 pm

Hello, I learned of his passing not long ago from one of his good friends who was a pastor at our church for many years. I am one Deacon Martinez daughter. He was Uncle Willy to us. I would love to connect with Raquel. Please give her my email address.

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[JR: Passing it along as requested.]

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COMMENT: Trynosky, Stephen K. (MC1968) remembers Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP]


Trynosky, Stephen K. (MC1968)

RE: PRAYERSREQUESTED: Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP] reported by Khury, Maria [MC1977]

Good man, had him in ’64 for Freshman Theology and again in Sr. Year for comparative Christian religions. Told a great story about how he used to play the organ at the cathedral in Havana. After Fidel made it more or less clear the direction he was taking Cuba, during the annual Mass celebrating Cuban independence, after the recessional, he played the Cuban National Anthem and caused a riot. He, was sorry for the riot, we all thought it was pretty neat. It is not often you meet a man who feels that he is not worthy to become a priest. RIP Mr. Romagosa, you were one of the special ones.

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[JR:  Passed along to Raquel Romagosa. Thanks, Steve. ]

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COMMENT: Raquel Romagosa asks for info about Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP]


RE: PRAYERSREQUESTED: Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP] reported by Khury, Maria [MC1977]


Raquel Romagosa
Submitted on 2014/09/06 at 3:44 am

I just read this web site trying to find out more news regarding my cousin Guillermo Romagosa (Willy, as we called him). I was very happy that Ms. Maria Khoury was such a good friend of him. He mentioned her name to me many times when I used to speak with him on the phone, almost every day and, as I understand, the last words he said was talking to me while in the hospital.

My name is Raquel Romagosa and I would like to know more about his life besides the things he told me and my sister every day until his passing. My e-mail is {Privacy Invoked} and I live in California.

The last time I saw him was on my way home from Europe that we met in New York and was planning to meet with him this year but had to postpone the trip. so I was so sorry that I could not see him for the last time. He was a great man, very religious and very educated, we lost one of the best.

[JR: TO prevent this email address being harvested by spammers, send any replies here and I’ll forward to her.]

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[JR: Another way that Jasper Jottings is able to help?]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP] reported by Khury, Maria [MC1977]



Phil Colon
12:29 PM (2 hours ago)

Good Morning All,

From Maria Khury, unfortunately I received this a little late but we may still honor the man and pray for the repose of his soul. Thank you Maria for sharing this information. Please keep in your prayers Fellow Jasper (Staff) Professor Guillermo Romagosa. Professor Romagosa taught Theology at Manhattan College for many years. Among his many accomplishments, It has been said that he is credited with starting the Deacon Programs in New York City. A Mass was held Friday evening at Santa Catalina de Genova Church on W. 153rd St., Manhattan. Today, Saturday, another Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Patrick’s. Please keep Professor Guillermo and his Family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that they find peace in the sure knowledge that he is in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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[JR: I found nothing reported. No obit. No news. All I could find is an article from 1999.]


Romagosa, Guillermo [MCxfac RIP]

Khury, Maria [MC1977]

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MOBIT: Holzberg, Harvey [MCxfac RIP]



Harvey Holzberg

Mr. Harvey Holzberg, 76, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman, N.J., with his family by his side.

Visitation will be on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, 205 Rhode Hall Rd., Monroe Township, NJ 08831, (732)521-0555. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Fernwood Cemetery, Jamesburg, N.J.

Mr. Holzberg was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to New Jersey in 1986.

After serving for four years in the United States Marine Corps, he earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Bernard Baruch School of the City University of New York.

Mr. Holzberg was the former president and chief executive officer and president emeritus of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., serving from 1989 to 2009.

Throughout his 40-year career, he earned a reputation as a hospital administrator who engineered the transformation of struggling hospitals into thriving institutions. He was a champion of marrying academic medicine and clinical excellence.

Mr. Holzberg was also proud of his tenure as senior vice president of Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., where, under his mentor George Adams’ tenure, they increased community access to quality health care by developing the Sunset Park Family Health Center, the nation’s largest federally qualified health center.

Mr. Holzberg was a fellow of The American College of Health Care Executives. As chairman of the National Council of Teaching Hospitals, he served on the Executive Council of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He was also chairman of the University of Medicine and Dentistry Board of Trustees. Additionally, he was a founder and past president of the National Association of Community Health Centers and the New York Association of Ambulatory Care Centers.

A noted expert and published author, Mr. Holzberg was an adjunct professor of UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School’s Department of Environmental and Community and Medicine. He also served on the adjunct faculties of New York University and Manhattan College.

Mr. Holzberg was the recipient of many awards during his career including the Medical Executive Award of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, the Israel Peace Medal-State of Israel Bonds, Distinguished Service Award-Melvin H. Motolinsky Research Foundation and the Torch of Liberty of the Anti-Defamation League.

Mr. Holzberg played golf, mostly as an excuse to smoke the occasional cigar and enjoy the 19th hole.
His real passion, however, was skiing. He started skiing at the age of 50 as a way of spending time with his family on the weekends. He skied at almost every ski resort in the western United States, but his favorite place was his home at Windham Mountain, New York. Skiing with his children, grandchildren and friends was his greatest joy.

He was predeceased by his parents, Julius and Dorothy Holzberg, and his son, Eric S. Holzberg.
Mr. Holzberg is survived by his wife, Janice Chiantese; son, Dr. Adam S. Holzberg and his wife, Dr. Michelle Salvatore, of Moorestown, N.J.; daughter-in-law, Agnes Holzberg of Eastchester, N.Y. and step-daughter, Christie Chiantese and her husband, Dale Pinchot, of Yardley, Pa.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Andrew, Olivia and Grace, Sasha, Andrei and Alexei, Lily, Gabriella and Trent, and sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Irwin Stein.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, 150 New Providence Road, Mountainside, N.J. 07092, (908)301-5410, http://www.childrens-specialized.org.

Published in Star-Ledger on Apr. 2, 2014


Holzberg, Harvey [MCxfac RIP]

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