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Christopher G. Palandra

August 25, 1939 - December 16, 2016

Age: 77

Visiting hours: 4-9 pm Wednesday December 21, 2016

Service: Saint John the Baptist Church

Service Time: 10:00 am Thursday December 22, 2016

Ferncliff Mausoleum

Christopher G Palandra, a retired Yonkers Police Officer, died suddenly on December 16,2016. He was 77 years old. Born in Plymouth Pa, to the late Gabriel and Sophie Yostrum. Beloved husband of Barbara Mastroddi Palandra. Loving father of retired Yonkers Police Officer Christopher R.(Lisa) Palandra. Adored Grandpa to Kayla Krista and Christopher Ryan Palandra who were the love of his life.Dear brother of Charlotte Forrester and Patricia Barrios. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Christopher graduated from Yonkers High School where he was a three sport athlete chosen as a member of the Athlon society. Upon graduation Mr. Palandra served his country in the U.S navy where he was assigned to the destroyer USS Purdy serving in the Mediterranean and middle east He began his career as a Police Officer in 1970. During the course of his 26 years he served in the 4th precinct as well as the Youth Services Division as a community relations officer and as a P.A.L officer. He was elected as a P.B.A trustee for seventeen years. During his career career he created numerous community based programs which are still going strong.His dedication to the P.A.L and P.B.A never waivered. Since retiring he continued to volunteer his services. He was a member of the P.AL board of directors. He recieved numerous awards including PBA Man of the year,P.A.L. Officer of the Year, and many proclamations from City, State and Government officials. He will be sorely missed. Arrangements entrusted to FLOWER FUNERAL HOME INC., 714 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers with visitation Wednesday 4-9 pm. Funeral mass Thursday 10:00 am at St. John the Baptist Church with cremation to follow at Ferncliff Crematory. In lieu of flowers, Donations preferred to Yonkers P.A.L. www.FlowerFH.com

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Dearest Barbara, Christopher & family, My deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Debbie

Ann Rinaldi:
Dear Barbara and family, My most deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of Chris. He was a very kind person and a wonderful neighbor. God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Ann Rinaldi

Tara Conte:
Chris it is so hard to hear of your tragic passing. I enjoyed the last PAL event tremendously for the holiday party for the developmentally disabled. Everything you were involved in with filled with dedication and compassion. I feel honored to have worked beside you for two large events for the passed 14 years. Much love to and to your whole family. Chris, until we meet again....

Sandra Morgante-Cartolano:
Dear Barbara and Chris, We are sorry for your sudden loss. Your husband/dad was a quiet, private man, but led quite a life of service to others. My family and I thank you for all the years as our backyard neighbors. My brothers and I thank you Barbara and Chris for always keeping an eye out for our parents, Angelo and Maria. Rest in peace...the Morgante Family.

New York Police & Fire Retiree Assoc.:
Chris, Rest in Peace From the members of the New York Police & Fire Retiree Assoc.

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