Anton Peter Trumm, a lifelong resident of Rye, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones, on July 21, 2017, after a courageous battle against Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Several months earlier, he underwent a bone marrow transplant, which proved unsuccessful. He was 58 years old.

Peter, as he was known, was born to Anton and Patricia Trumm on February 24, 1959. After graduating from Rye High School, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hartford.

Mr. Trumm was co-owner of Ridge Door Sales, a longstanding garage door business in Rye. In addition to being an accomplished carpenter and mechanical genius, he was an avid boater and fitness enthusiast.

“‘We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time’ was his philosophy,” noted his wife Michele.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother; his daughter Samantha and her husband Philip LaGamma; his three sons: Charlie, Jesse, and Peter Jr.; his sisters, Nancy Trumm Hughes and Susan Trumm Weaver and their families; and his beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Lucy.

Donations in Peter Trumm’s memory may be made to SUNY Maritime College (

Kathleen Rees Klein, a longtime Rye resident, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2017.

Born in New York City on December 30, 1930, she was the daughter of Marion (Gilbert) and Herbert Rees.

A graduate of the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula in the Bronx, she went on to receive a BA in Art from the College of New Rochelle, an MA in Fine Arts & Fine Arts Education from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Administration, Policy & Urban Education from Fordham University.

While working first as an elementary school art teacher and then as an administrator at the New York City Board of Education, she also devoted a great deal of time volunteering for the Ladies of Charity of the Archdiocese of New York at St. Vincent’s Hospital. For over 40 years, she served as Art Director, designing brochures, invitations, annual reports, and some of the invitations to the Annual Cardinal’s Christmas Party.

In May of 2010, she was made a charter member of the St. Louise de Marillac Society of the Ladies of Charity.

Locally, she served as president of the Ladies of Charity, and chair of the Westchester Vicariate Spring Conference held at Dunwoodie. She also served on the Education Committee of Resurrection School, and was on the board of the Midland School PTO, serving as Title I Parent Committee Chairman.

Mrs. Klein served as president of her high school alumnae association and chairman of her fortieth reunion.

She was awarded the Ursula Laurus Citation from the College of New Rochelle for her volunteer service with the Alumnae Association, and the Certificate of Merit from the NYC Bicentennial Committee for her original design for the Ladies of Charity Bicentennial brochure.

After retiring in 1987, Mrs. Klein devoted her time to her first love, photography. Her work has been exhibited throughout Westchester County, and she has won a number of awards.

In 1992 Mrs. Klein joined the Woman’s Club of Rye, and was an active member. Her background in art was a natural for co-chairing, along with Melanie Ciraco, the Annual Beaux Arts Exhibit for 22 years. Monies raised from this exhibit help fund a scholarship presented annually to a graduating Rye High School senior who is pursuing the study of art in higher education. In 2001 both she and Mrs. Ciraco were named honorees.

In 2004, she received an award from the Federation of Women’s Clubs of Westchester for her “enthusiasm for the Beaux Arts,” and an award from Westchester County for her volunteer work at the Woman’s Club of Rye.

Mrs. Klein was predeceased by her husband William. She is survived by her sons, William Klein of Rye, and Dr. John (Marianne) Klein of East Hanover, N.J., her granddaughters, Maria and Gianna, and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Church of the Resurrection on August 12. 

Donations in Kate Klein’s memory may be made to Academy of Mount St. Ursula, 330 Bedford Park Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458.

Ian M. Longua, a well-known Westchester paddle and tennis professional, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Rye on July 19, 2017. He was 44.

Born on August 26, 1972, in New Rochelle, he was the son of Meg and William Longua. Growing up in Nashua, New Hampshire, he was an avid tennis player from a young age. He spent many hours at Nashua Swim and Tennis, honing the skills he learned from his father, a tennis professional.

He made the varsity tennis team at Nashua High School as a seventh grader and played on the team through his senior year. After he graduated in 1990, he went on to play at Concordia College in Bronxville, and was ranked in the top 10 in the nation all four years. He and his partner won the NY State Regional Men’s 5.0 Doubles.

After college, he became an assistant tennis pro at Sunningdale Country Club, followed by Bronxville Field Club, American Yacht Club, and Manursing Island Club. During the off-season he taught at Rye Racquet Club. He became Director of Tennis at Scarsdale Golf Club in 2007, and since 2012 has been Director of Racquet Sports.

In addition to running successful youth and adult tennis programs, he was a fine competitor, who played tournament paddle at the national level.

Mr. Longua was well known and liked throughout the paddle and tennis community, encouraging players of all levels, many of who considered him a close friend.

His immediate and extended family expressed their gratitude “for the outpouring of love and support we have received from those who knew and cared about Ian. Scarsdale Golf Club and Rye Racquet, and all those he worked with and taught, were immensely important to him.”

He is survived by his sons, Zachary and Bryce, his mother, Meg Longua, his sister, Courtney Longua, and his girlfriend, Kate Sheils Taubner, and her son, Jack. His father, former head pro of Palm Island Resort in Florida, died earlier this year.

A Memorial Service was held July 22 at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel in New Rochelle. To extend condolences to the family, visit A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date in New Hampshire

Donations in Ian Longua’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Margaret Martin of Rye died at home after a brief illness on August 10, 2017. She was 81.

Margaret, known as Peggy, was born on June 19, 1936, in the Bronx, to John and Grace Conroy, and was raised there alongside her older sister Grace, younger brother John, and cousins Guy and Jimmy Moore.

She attended Smith College, from which she graduated in 1957. As a young woman, she worked at the World’s Fair in Brussels, then returned to the United States and served with various nonprofits and government offices, including Radio Free Europe and the office of Congressman John Brademas. 

In December 1966, she was appointed director of talent search for the Peace Corps, in which capacity she oversaw the Peace Corps’ efforts to recruit people to administer programs both in the United States and overseas.

In 1968, she married John S. Martin Jr. and they had four children.

Mrs. Martin returned to school to get her Master’s in Social Work at Columbia University and began a second career as a therapist and family counselor.

Her family said, “Peggy enriched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her. A wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, she presided over a somewhat raucous family with wit and grace. A thoughtful listener, she was a source of wisdom and comfort to her family and friends. She cannot be replaced.”

She is survived by her loving husband John, her sister Grace, her four children, John, Kate, Meg, and Anne, and nine grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Church of the Resurrection on August 14.

Donations in Peggy Martin’s memory may be made to Mount Sinai Hospital ( or Hour Children (

Joan Holt Garrity passed away at her home in Redding, Conn., on July 4, 2017.

Born and raised in Rye, she was the youngest of six children. The Garrity family lived on Forest Avenue until 1982.

Joey, as she was called, was often thought of as the quiet one, but her large circle of friends remembers her quick wit, brilliant humor, and warm spirit.

She graduated from St. Margaret’s School in Roanoke, Va. and then continued her education at Bradford College in Massachusetts. After college, she worked in corporate accounting for General Foods in White Plains, and later for LaBatts-USA in Darien, CT.

For the past twelve years, Ms. Garrity worked at Glen Gate Landscape and Design in Wilton, Conn. She was beloved by her colleagues who will miss her “bright and diligent presence.”

A longtime and active member of AA, she worked hard on her own sobriety, and sponsored others in their journeys to recovery. Her family is deeply grateful to the many AA friends who joined with Joan in her remarkable and loving transformation.

Her devotion to animals drew her to ROAR animal shelter in Ridgefield Conn., where she was a steadfast volunteer for many years. 

Joan Garrity is survived by her siblings: Page Lowry of Wilmington, N.C., Sheila Frantz of Boulder, Colo., Adair Garis of Wilton, Conn., Norah Cross of Rehoboth, Mass., and Devin Garrity of Sarasota, Fla.; as well as by her many adoring nieces and nephews.

Donations in Joan Garrity’s memory may be made to ROAR, Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue, 45 South Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

Wife: Sylvia Chin 917-375-6065

Edward Gim Ho Chin, a leading aviation attorney, died July 11, 2017. The longtime Rye resident was 69.

Born in Hong Kong on September 9, 1947 he was the son of Harry Shue King Chin and Mary Lo Chin.

After graduating from Xavier High School in 1965, he went on to New York University, from which he received both a B.E. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. In 1977, he graduated cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Chin was also a member of Tau Beta Pi (the national engineering honor society), Eta Kappa Nu (the national electrical engineering honor society), and a recipient of NYU’s Founder’s Day Award. 

Starting off as a research engineer, he had six U.S. patents in navigation, guidance, and landing systems.

He began his legal career at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, became a partner at Hertzog, Calamari & Gleason in 1984, and was a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP from 1999-2009. For over a decade, he was listed in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers.

In addition to being an avid golfer, he was also a tai chi master.

At a Mass in celebration of his life, July 15 at Church of the Resurrection, his family praised him for “being the greatest husband, father, brother, and son-in-law. We will hold you in our hearts forever.”

In addition to his wife, Mr. Chin is survived by is survived by his sons, Arthur Chin of Rye and Benjamin Chin (Maria Pia) of Ossining; his sister, Dolores Kung Jacob; and his mother-in-law, Constance Fung. 

Donations in Edward Chin’s memory may be made to the Asian American Law Fund of NY, Fordham University School of Law, or the Lustgarten Foundation.