Over the last two weeks, with the deaths of Deborah Hardy and Bryan Parker, Mount Kisco has lost two special community members that were volunteers and exceptional individuals.
At the end of October, Deborah Hardy passed away. Debbie was an employee of the Bedford Central School District, volunteer firefighter, wife and mother. She was a valued member of the BCSD Transportation Department but more valued as a firefighter, wife and mother. Debbie was the first female to join the Union Hook & Ladder Co. in the early 1980’s. She was a 25-year member and held several leadership positions in the Company including Secretary, Lieutenant and Vice President. She leaves behind her husband, Ex-Chief Richard Hardy, Jr., along with four daughters and two step-daughters. Debbie’s family has set up a donation website for those who might want to lend a hand to support the family. Please use the website https://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/633458/ to donate.
Bryan Parker passed away on November 9, 2010. He worked at Montefiore Hospital where he was the Director of BioEngineering. He was on the Mt. Kisco Planning Board and the Chairman of the Byram Lake Committee. Bryan had a passion for protecting Byram Lake, Mount Kisco’s primary water source. When discussing Byram Lake and the water supply, Bryan was almost always the most knowledgeable person in the room. He is survived by his wife Aline, two daughters and five grandchildren. His memorial service was held today at the Oelker-Cox Funeral Home.
Both Deborah and Bryan will be missed.