My name is Ira Mendell.


                 My wife and I have lived and worked in the area for 20 years raising 3 sons. I have worked in the retail field most of my life from a small family army-navy store in Yonkers, NY to most recently managing a store right here in Peekskill in the Beach shopping center


                For over 56 years my father owned and operated an army-navy store appropriately called  MENDELL'S ARMY AND NAVY 

at 14 Manor House Square in Yonkers, NY.  He and his father started the business after WWII and expanded it from a tiny store front to eventually

encompassing the complete corner at Warburton and Manor House.  I basically grew up in the store and helped manage the business until we closed in 2001.  For those who may remember the store I have included a link to a galley of images of the store. Thank you for taking a look.