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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town.

Notable Passing

David Fecher, who grew up in the borough and has lived in St. Augustine, FL since 1980, passed away at 71-years-old on Tuesday, January 16.

He is survived by his wife Veronica, son David and daughter Kristina, along with three grandchildren.

He has a brother, Donald, living in the borough also survives him.

He is survived by his sister Arline, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, William and Robert.

David served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam War veteran.

Award Winner

Calvary Hospital and the Diseases Attacking the Immune System foundation recently honored a nurse, Linda Domino, presenting her with a DIASY award for her work at the palliative care facility during the second half of 2016.

The award is given biannually to an employee at Calvary who demonstrates excellent clinical expertise as well as compassionate care.

Honorees are expected to go above and beyond their job title and demonstrate a ‘healing touch’ with patients and their families. DAISY was founded by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications related to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Patrick really liked Cinnabons at the end of his life and always made sure there was enough of this culinary treat for all the nurses in his unit.

Comedy Show

John Galasso/Laugh Loud Productions and Scavello’s on the Island presents a comedy night on Saturday, March 24 at the City Island catering facility featuring special guest comedian Gilbert Gottfried and John Pizzi, a comedian and ventriloquist who appeared on America’s Got Talent.

The show takes place on Saturday, March 24.

For more information on tickets and pricing call (718) 885-2570.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at procchio@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.
Updated 5:14 pm, July 9, 2018
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