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By ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Samuel Menashe, whose short, jewel-like poems won him a following in Britain and belated recognition at home, died Aug. 22 at the age of 85 in a Manhattan nursing home, where he moved last year. The cause was listed as heart disease. For more than 50 years, Menashe lived in a […]

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BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Lauretta Vinciarelli, a professor of architecture and painter whose work was in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and other galleries, died Aug. 3 in her Greene St. home at the age of 68. She fought a long battle with cancer, said her husband, Peter Rowe. “She was a very special woman and […]

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BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Milton Lewis, who ran the family children’s clothing store on Bleecker St. in the heart of the Village until he retired in 1992, died Tues., July 18, in his home in Great Neck, Long Island, at the age of 91. As a boy, he began working in the store, founded by […]

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BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Kenneth Marino, a lifelong resident of Mulberry St. in Little Italy and one of the founders of Figli Di San Gennaro, operator of the San Gennaro Festival for the past several years, died unexpectedly Friday June 24 after a heart valve replacement. He was 56. A true son of Little Italy, […]

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