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Proud parents Christine and Junior Ramos, and big brothers Christopher and Nicholas, welcome with love newborn Olivia Rose Ramos. She was born on Monday, December 1 at 8:15 a.m. and weighed six pounds, six ounces and was 17.5 inches long.


Edith Evans celebrated her 104th birthday on Saturday, December 27 at Kings Harbor Multicare Center in Pelham Gardens, the nursing facility writes in. The celebration, complete with a big birthday cake and balloons, came as a surprise to Ms. Evans, who was grateful for her unit remembering her on her special day. The quick-witted Evans, when interviewed 2 years ago at 102 for their Kings Harbor Facebook page, closed the interview by stating, “This was fun. Can we do it again in 10 years?”


Dr. Claude Errington Williams, 57, passed away at his home on December 26. Born on September 2, 1957, he was preceded in death by his parents, Claudius and Anna Eula Louis Williams. He is survived by his sister, Louis Astor Doyle, and by his brother-in-law Christopher, and by his nephew Seph. He left behind many friends whom he considered to be his family, as well. In 1975, Errington graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. He was an outstanding athlete in track and field, and in football. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree from C.W. Post College, where he played football, and from which he graduated 1981 with high honors. He continued his education at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, earning his Doctoral degree in 1985. Errington took pride in his 30-year medical practice in the Bronx and in Westchester. In addition to his private practice, he worked for the New York Hotel & Restaurant Trade Union Medical Center, where he tended to the needs of many. In honor of his memory, make a donation to the charity of your choice in his name.

Robert Zeiss, formerly of the Bronx, passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014, at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He was 54. Bob was actively involved in the community and was an accomplished swimmer, He was dedicated to the D.A. Beach Club, where he served as its long time president. He also served as an organizer of the annual Inter-Club Races: a day-long family event and competition among five beach clubs with members from the Bronx and lower Westchester held in August each year.

He leaves behind his devoted wife Maureen.

Additional survivors include sisters Lorraine Devine and husband Kevin, Maureen Whelan and husband John, Helene Parisi and husband James, a brother Phillip Zeiss, and sister-in-law Regina Pena and husband George. Also surviving are nieces Kerry, Kelly, Brianne, Amanda, Allison and nephews Phillip, Frankie, Kevin, Ryan, Timothy and four grandnieces.

Bob is survived by countless friends and colleagues and, of course, his beloved Great Pyrenees dogs ‘Joe’ and ‘Maggie.’

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at procc‌hio@c‌ngloc‌ Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.
Olivia Rose Ramos

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