Ignacio Astondoa, 82, of Mount Vernon, NY died on February 13, 2019, after an extended illness. He was born on September 12, 1936 in Pamplona, Spain to the late Dámaso Astondoa and María Jesús García. Ignacio, known as Iñaki, was a professional entertainer who traveled the world singing with the musical group Los Iruña’ko. He delighted people through his music and sense of humor. Iñaki is survived by his devoted wife, Awilda (Willie) Astondoa (née Vázquez) and his loving daughters, Wendy Finerty (Dennis) and Christine. His beloved daughter, Audrey, predeceased him. He is also survived by his four cherished grandsons Tyler, Brendan, Connor and Sebastian. Iñaki was predeceased by his sister María Jesús Astondoa and brother-in-law José María San Roque. He leaves a large extended family in Spain, which includes his sisters María Antonia (Jesús María Alonso), Marisol and María José Astondoa, brother-in-law Manuel Archanco as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews.
Iñaki will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his love of family and friends, his native Spain and his extraordinary singing voice and larger than life personality.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm at Yannantuono Burr Davis Sharpe Funeral Home, 584 Gramatan Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10552. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10:00 am at Sts. Peter & Paul and St. Ursula Church, 129 E Birch Street, Mount Vernon, NY 10552. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
At Eusko Etxea of New York we look forward to welcoming you back for the 2019 season and we hope to celebrate together the Aberri Eguna on April 21th, 2019. As the oldest Eusko Etxea in the United States we remain in our commitment to providing an environment that supports all aspects of Basque culture and the needs of our members.
As you know, over the last couple of years we have carried out much needed renovation work in the first floor of our club. We repay the walls for better insolation and avoid issues with the neighbors. Apply electrical fixes and new illumination in the first floor. Apart from the renovations, we paid delayed tax payments, insurance fees, all kind of utility bills and today we are up to day at all these section. All these improvements and fiscal obligations are very costly but we have accomplished them.
As per our plan the next phase will include the decoration of the walls with word and the ceiling of EENY. Over the next year or two we will work hard to raise the necessary funds to accomplish this next phase.
By far EENY’s greatest resource are its members and we hope that you will continue to actively participate in our activities and financially support EENY.
New Yorkeko Euskal etxea
Kide Agurgarriak agur,
New Yorkeko euskal etxetik irrikatzen gaude 2019ko denboraldiari haiera eman eta Aberri Eguna elkarrekin ospatzea espero dugu 2019.eko apirilaren 21ean. Estatu Batuetan Eusko Etxe zaharrena denez, euskal kulturaren alderdi guztiak eta gure kideen beharrak aintzat hartzen dituen ingurunea eskaintzen dugu.
Jakin badakizuenez, azken urteotan gure klubeko lehen solairuan beharrezkoak diren berritze lanak egin ditugu. Hormak erreparaty hobeto isolatzeko. Aplikatu konponketa elektrikoak eta argiztapena lehen solairuan. Berritzeaz gain, atzeratutako zerga ordainketak, aseguruak, erabilgarritasun-fakturak ordaindu ditugu. Hobekuntza horiek eta betebehar fiskalak oso garestiak dira baina gaur egun eguneratuta ditugu.
Gure planaren arabera, hurrengo fasea EENYren paretak dekoratu eta zapaia konpontzea izango da. Hurrengo urtean edo bi urtean zehar hurrengo fasea betetzeko beharrezkoak diren fondoak handituko ditugu.
Orain arte, EENYren baliabide handiena kideak dira eta espero dugu gure jardueretan aktiboki parte har dezazun eta EENY finantzatzeko laguntza.
New Yorkeko Euskal etxea
EUSKO ETXEA of NY 2018 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES
Eusko Etxea of New York would like to remind all of its members that 2018 annual membership dues in the amounts set forth below can be paid from now until Aberri Eguna (April 1, 2018).
Full membership: $200.00
Senior membership: $100.00
Contact Itziar Albisu in order to make your payment.
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Remember that the function of the club is to keep the Basque culture alive in all its forms (dance, music, gastronomy, mythology ...) and to maintain contact with everybody who loves Euskalerria
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307 Eckford Street
New York, NY 11222
(between Calyer St & Greenpoint Ave)