Marie D. Dummeyer, of Bethpage, died on June 3, 1998. Wife of the late Henry. Mother of Veronica Kasten, Carol Dummeyer and E. Hank. Sister of Edith Torba, Thomas Dean and Albert Dean. Grandmother of Kristy and Henry. Arrangements were made by the Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Home, Hicksville. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Donations can be made to 1 in 9: the LI Breast Cancer Action Coalition, NCMC, 2201 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, NY 11554.
Luigi Pelini, 53, of Bethpage, died on June 11, 1998. Born in Italy, he grew up in Southern France. He attended C.W. Post Campus, LIU and worked at Packaging Plus Services in Plainview as a director of trafficking.
Mr. Pelini made a career out of his love for soccer. He and his friend Richard Altomare worked together to establish the New York Arrows. He led them to four championships in the 1970s. He helped establish the Levittown Soccer Club and was soccer coach at Concordia University, State College of Technology in Farmingdale and C.W. Post State University at Old Westbury and worked at the state's Olympics Developmental program.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; his daughter Dayna-Louise Pelini; his brothers, Mario, Joseph, Lucien and Nicholas of France; nine nieces and nephews; one grandniece and one grandnephew. Arrangements were made by the O'Shea Funeral Home, Hampton Bays. Funeral Mass at St. James RC Church.
Robert J. Steiner, 72, a water commissioner of S. Farmingdale, died on June 12 1998. He was born in the East Bronx and graduated from James Monroe High School. He served in the Navy during WWII. He earned a degree from the NY College of Podiatric Medicine and with his partner, Henry Taub, opened two children's and orthopedic shoe stores in Levittown and Port Jefferson Station. He later worked as a salesman and volunteered at Meals-on-Wheels delivering to the elderly and recruiting donors for blood drives.
Mr. Steiner was appointed as water commissioner in 1989 after serving as South Farmingdale fire commissioner. He also served with the volunteer fire department's rescue company achieving the rank of captain.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine (Thomas); his children, Elyse Steiner, Janet Dragone, Christine Ristow and Patricia Steiner; his sister, Theresa Klingner; and his grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas and Kyra.
Funeral Mass at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church. Mr. Steiner was cremated. Donations can be made, in Mr. Steiner's name, to the Nassau County Firefighters Burn Center, PO Box 246, Levittown, NY 11756, c/o Paul Napoli.