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Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Clementson

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Monica Gaffney shares the following: We would like to say a belated happy birthday to our friend Adriana Rojas, who celebrated her birthday on Sunday, August 23. She is a student at Lehman College. From your friends Maria and John.

In Memory

Jaqueline Josephine Tojeira, October 26, 2000 – September 11, 2015: Our hearts go out to the family of Jaqueline Josephine Tojeira. JJ lost her battle with leukemia after being diagnosed in June 2015. She was a always a happy 14-year-old with so much to offer, she would light up every room she walked into and start conversations with everyone, even if she didn’t know you, be sure she’d touched your heart. We are the blessed ones to have been graced by Jackie’s big heart and her inviting personality. Now, so many hearts are broken and so many memories are left behind. We pray that the Love of God enfolds her parents during their journey through grief. Peace, Prayers and Blessings from your family and friends. Rest in peace, and sleep with the Angels JJ, we will always love you. We will never forget you!

Evelyn Torres reports the passing of her father, Reverend Alcides Torres Sr. She reports that Mr. Torres was born on April 6, 1936 and he passed away on Tuesday, September 1.

Bronx Native

Serves In Arabian Gulf

Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Clementson is a boatswain’s mate on the Bahrian-based U.S. Navy Patrol Ship USS Whirlwind, based in Bahrain on the Arabian Gulf. A boatswain’s mate is responsible for all seagoing operations like handling, small boat launching, and maintenance. Clementson is a 2010 Evander Child High School graduate.

Sanctuary Cleanup

Toby Liederman wishes to inform the public about the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary’s 6th Annual Cleanup on the Hutchinson River on Sunday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event coincides with the 424th birthday of Anne Marbury Hutchinson, who the river is named after. For information, contact Eleanor Rae, Hutchinson River Restoration Project president at or Liederman at (718) 885-3423.

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

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