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LEGAL NOTICE

CITATION FILE NO. 2022-196/A SURROGATE’S COURT: SARATOGA COUNTY

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: Linda Brent, Stephen Laverne, Howard Levine, S. Scott Perkins, Esq., and to Brenda Levine, cousin (who is the issue of Felix Levine, pre-deceased uncle) of the decedent, Gerald Levine, who died on February 17, 2022 a resident of the city of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York; the residence and/or post office addresses of said Brenda Levine are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained; and if Brenda Levine be dead, then to all of the distributees, heirs-at-law and next-of-kin of such deceased distributee. A petition having been duly filed by Laurence Deutsch who is/are domiciled at 350 Weaver Street, Larchmont, NY 10538. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSEbefore the Surrogate’s Court, Saratoga County, at Saratoga Mun. Cntr, 30 McMaster Street, Building 3, Ballston Spa, New York, on September 13, 2022, at 10:00 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Gerald R. Levine, aka Gerald Levine lately domiciled at 14 Concord Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866, United States admitting to probate a Will dated February 8th 2022 and Codicil(s), if any, dated ____, a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Gerald R. Levine deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that: Letters Testamentary issue to Laurence Deutsch. Letters of Trusteeship issue to_____. Letters of Administration c.t.a issue to_____. Further relief sought (if any): Dated, Attested and Sealed, July 18, 2022 HON. Richard A. Kupferman Surrogate Chief Clerk Lisa M Hastings Jessica R. Botelho, Esq. Harris-Pero & Botelho, PLLC (518) 860-5668 538 Maple Avenue, Suite C, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866      Jessica@saratogawills.com  NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed, you do not object to the relief requested. You have the right to have an attorney appear for you. SURROGATE’S COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SARATOGA IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GERALD LEVINE, FILE NO. 2022-196/A  DECEASED NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF PROCEEDING SUBJECT TO MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FILING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the proceeding captioned above has been commenced as an electronically filed proceeding in the New York State Courts Electronic Filing System (“NYSCEF”) as required by CPLR § 2111 and Uniform Rule §  207.4-aa (mandatory electronic filing). This notice is being served as required by that rule. NYSCEF is designed for the electronic filing of documents with the court and for the electronic service of those documents, court documents, and court notices upon counsel and unrepresented litigants who have consented to electronic filing. Electronic filing offers significant benefits for attorneys and litigants, permitting papers to be filed with the court and served on other parties simply, conveniently, and quickly.  NYSCEF case documents are filed with the court by filing on the NYSCEF Website, which can be done at any time of the day or night on any day of the week. The documents are served automatically on all consenting e-filers as soon as the document is uploaded to the website, which sends out an immediate email notification of the filing. The NYSCEF System charges no fees for filing, serving, or viewing  the electronic  case record, nor does it charge any fees to print any filed documents. Normal filing fees must be paid, but this can be done on-line. Parties represented by an attorney: Counsel for parties served with this notice must either: 1) immediately record their representation within the e-filed proceeding on the NYSCEF site; or 2) file the Notice of Opt-Out form with the clerk of the court where this proceeding is pending. Exemptions from mandatory e-filing are limited to attorneys who certify in good faith that they lack the computer hardware and/or scanner and/or internet connection or that they lack (along with all employees subject to their direction) the operational knowledge to comply with e-filing requirements. [Section 207.4-aa(e)] Parties not represented by an attorney: Unrepresented litigants are exempt from e-filing. They can serve and file documents in paper form and must be served with documents in paper form. However, an unrepresented litigant may participate in e-filing. For information on how to participate in e-filing, unrepresented litigants should contact the appropriate clerk in the court where the proceeding was filed or visit www.nycourts.gov/efile-unrepresented. Unrepresented litigants also are encouraged to visit www.nycourthelp.gov or contact the Help Center in the court where the proceeding was filed. An unrepresented litigant who consents to e-filing may cease participation at any time. However, the other parties may continue to e-file their court documents in the proceeding. For additional information about electronic filing and to create a NYSCEF account, visit the NYSCEF website at www.nycourts.gov/efile or contact the NYSCEF Resource Center (phone: 646-386-3033; e-mail: nyscef@nycourts.gov). Dated: 7/26/2022 Jessica R. Botelho, Esq. Harris-Pero & Botelho, PLLC Firm,  538 Maple Avenue, Suite C, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, 518-860-5668 jessica@saratogawills.com To: Linda Brent, Stephen Laverne, Howard Laverne, Brenda Levine, S. Scott Perkins, Esq. LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF GERALD LEVINE I, GERALD LEVINE, residing at 14 Concord Drive, City of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament, in the manner following, that is to say:  FIRST: I hereby revoke all prior Wills, Codicils and other Testamentary Dispositions made by me. SECOND: I direct that all of my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as conveniently possible after my death. THIRD: I direct that my home at 14 Concord Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York be sold and the net proceeds be paid in accordance with Paragraph Sixth below. FOURTH: I give and bequeath my Volkswagen vehicle to Laurence Deutsch. FIFTH: I give and bequeath my BMW motorcycle to Lars Anderson of Saratoga Springs, New York SIXTH: All of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, whether real, personal or mixed and wheresoever situate, I give, devise and bequeath to in equal shares to Laurence Deutsch and Steven Krakower. SEVENTH: I rent a storage unit at a storage facility known as Public Storage, 2995 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, Unit #2062. The contents of which shall pass through my residuary estate. EIGHTH: I direct my Executor to notify Salome Ramseier and Karen Pflug of my death since they are beneficiaries named on certain of my investments, to wit Fidelity Investments and Government FERS Savings Incentive Plan. NINTH: I nominate, constitute and appoint LAURENCE DEUTSCH to serve as Executor of this my Last Will and Testament. TENTH: I hereby direct that my Executor appointed under this my Last Will and Testament shall serve without bond. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name this 8th day of February, 2022. GERALD LEVINE. The foregoing instrument consisting of this and two (2) preceding typewritten pages was signed, published and declared by the testator to be his Last Will and Testament, in our presence, and we, at his request, and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this 8th day of February, 2022. John J. Carusone, Jr. residing at 50 East Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 and Janice Reda, residing at 5 Jodi Lane, Wilton, NY 12831.

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