Josephine "Jody" Davis Schnautz, 93, a lifelong resident of Port Chester, died Aug. 24, 2014. She was born Feb. 1, 1921 to Raymond and Marie Curtis Davis who predeceased her. She was raised and educated in Port Chester, graduating from Port Chester High School in 1938, and then attended Syracuse University College of Fine Arts. Mrs. Schnautz was the first woman draftsperson hired by New York Central Railroad during World War II. She worked in the Engineering Department for the Steam Locomotive Division. Later she was an illustrator for Cox Kitchens in Port Chester. She married Robert W. Schnautz, Jr. on Sept. 20, 1947 at Saint Peter's Episcopal Church in Port Chester. Mr. Schnautz was the Licensed Funeral Director and owner of Craft Memorial Home, Inc. in Port Chester which was established Dec. 10, 1867. Mr. Schnautz died Aug. 13, 1980. Mrs. Schnautz was a member of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, the Rye Women's Club, the Coveleigh Club in Rye, the Port Chester Council for the Arts and was an active volunteer in the community. She was a talented artist and craftsperson who showed her work locally and received various awards. She is survived by her children Robert W. Schnautz III and his wife Candace of Golden, Co., Joanne Davis Schnautz of Port Chester and Katherine Schnautz Tarbi and her husband Henry of Stow, Mass.; grandchildren Luke Tarbi, Elise Tarbi, Robert Schuyler Schnautz and Jackson Schnautz; sister Anne Savio of Cary, N.C. and three nieces. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Fri., Aug. 29 at the funeral home, located at 40 Leicester St. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye. Memorial donations may be made to the Carver Center, 400 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573.



Anne Marino, 51, a former Port Chester resident, died April 29, 2014 of complications resulting from pancreatic cancer. She resided in San Francisco for the past 22 years and was Episcopal Church, the Rye Women's Club, the Coveleigh Club in Rye, the Port Chester Council for the Arts and was an active volunteer in the community. She was a talented artist and craftsperson who showed her work locally and received various awards. She is survived by her children Robert W. Schnautz III and his wife Candace of Golden, Co., Joanne Davis Schnautz of Port Chester and Katherine Schnautz Tarbi and her husband Henry of Stow, Mass.; grandchildren Luke Tarbi, Elise Tarbi, Robert Schuyler Schnautz and Jackson Schnautz; sister Anne Savio of Cary, N. C. and three nieces. A funeral service will be held at 11 a. m. Fri., Aug. 29 at the funeral home, located at 40 Leicester St. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye. Memorial donations may be made to the Carver Center, 400 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573. She was an adjunct professor of creative writing at California College of Arts where she had a tremendous influence on countless students, faculty, staff and alumni. Her novel The Collapsible World was an "Editors Recommend" in the San Francisco Chronicle and has been optioned to be made into a feature film. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine, Really Great Books, Public House, and Criminal Class, among others. Anne received fellowships from the Ucross Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Casa Libre en la Solano, and was a visiting academic at SUNY College at Buffalo and a visiting artist at the American Academy of Rome. She also taught at UC Berkeley Extension and other workshops. She is survived by her mother, Mary J. Marino; sisters Beth Kranda and Suzanne Lieban; brother Mark Marino, many nieces and nephews and an amazing multitude of friends and admirers.



Rosette Toubia, 79, a resident of Port Chester since 1968, died Aug. 21, 2014 at Greenwich Hospital with her family by her side. Mrs. Toubia was born Mar. 10, 1935 in Lebanon to Antoun and Marguerite Heraoui. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joseph Toubia; her daughter Leila Toubia and three sons and their spouses: Peter and Kim, Elie and Claudia and Gabe and Viviane and four grandchildren: Joseph, Joshua, James and Laila Rose. She is also survived by two sisters and four brothers residing in the U. S., Spain and Venezuela.