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Russell F. Watkins Sr., of Farmingdale, died on Aug. 4, 2000. Husband of Bette C. Father of Nancy and Frank Esposito, Russell F. Jr. and Lorraine Watkins, Jill and Thomas Magnani. Pop-pop of Thomas Magnani, Laura Watkins and James Magnani. Brother of Maxwell Watkins and the late Trafford Watkins. Arrangements were made by the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with Rev. Canon Anthony Cayless officiating. Entombment Pinelawn Memorial Park. James Merlino, of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of LI, died on Aug. 5, 2000. Husband of Mary L. Father of Thomas (Nina), James (Lori), Richard (Colleen). Also survived by six grandchildren. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters. Arrangements were made by the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Funeral Mass at St. Kilian RC Church. Entombment Pinelawn Memorial Park. John W. McKerlie, 77, died on Fort Pierce, FL, on Aug. 8, 2000. Born in Lewistown, MT, he live in Far Rockaway before moving to Fort Pierce five years ago. Mr. McKerlie was a graduate of the US Military Academy, West Point, Class of 1945. During the occupational period of Japan, he served under General Douglas MacArthur. He was a licensed professional and civil engineer in NY. During his 40-year career as an engineer, he worked with Turner Construction, Doriff Construction, Hop-Mac, Inc. and S.H. Gheradi & Sons Construction Co. as senior estimator and chief engineer. His many projects included Roosevelt Field, the McGraw-Hill Building as well as restoring and remodeling brownstone and office buildings in NYC. Mr. McKerlie was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, a master gardener and an Internet and financial planning enthusiast. Husband of 55 years to Gloria. Father of John Jr. of Bethpage, Helen Marie Natt and Patti Channon. Brother of Judy Harris and Patricia Rapkoch. Grandfather of Beth Borofsky, Thomas Natt, Terence Channon, Brian Channon, Katelyn McKerlie and Jack McKerlie. Great-grandfather of McKenzie Channon. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mas at St. Martin of Tours RC Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations in John's memory may be sent to the St. Anastasia RC Church Music Ministry, 407 S. 33rd St., Ft. Pierce, FL 34947. Frank A. Sarnowski, of Bridgewater, VA, formerly of Bethpage, died on Aug. 9, 2000. He was a member of the Rev. Michael Hartigan K of C and a volunteer fireman at the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Dept. Predeceased by his wife Ann V. Father of Patricia Noughton, Christopher and Richard. Brother of Raymond. Grandfather of Darren and Justin Noughton. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. James RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. Ruth A. Flynn died on Aug. 10, 2000. Predceased in 1973 by her husband Edward. Mother of Edward B. Flynn. Sister of Florence Olynik. Aunt of Kathy, Michael and Elaine. Great-aunt of Katie, Zachary, Joshua and Stephen Gound. Adopted grandmother of Melissa, Thomas and Nicholas Bertsch. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Martin of Tours RC Church. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park. James A. Gannon, 60, died on Aug. 10, 2000. Retired tour superintendent for the US Postal Service, NYC. Husband of Theresa. Father of Francis and John. Father-in-law of Barbara. Grandfather of Matthew, Caitlin, Andrew and Elizabeth. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass St. Kilian RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. Merlin Polinsky (Ski), of Farmingdale, died on Aug. 10, 2000. Husband of Jeannine. Father of Bernice A., Robert (Ann Marie). Brother of Pearl Polanski. Arrangements were made by the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Religious services led by Pastor Eldon J. Simpson. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park. Angelina Capuano, of N. Massapequa, died on Aug. 11, 2000. Predeceased by her husband John J. Sr. Mother of John Jr. and Stephen. Mother-in-law of Patricia and Theresa. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Kilian RC Church. Interment LI National Cemetery. John V. Sarno, of Farmingdale, died on Aug. 11, 2000. Father of Christine Ordman (Martin) and Pauline Sarno. Brother of Louis Sarno (Joan). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Arrangements were made by the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Funeral Mass at St. Kilian RC Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. Margaret June Timson, of Massapequa Park, died on Aug. 11, 2000. Wife of Ralph Howard. Mother of Lawrence Howard Timson, Janet Baumann (James). Grandma of Joyce Lynn Ribaudo (Christopher), Jennifer Ann Baumann and Matthew Ryan Timson. Sister of Charles Heiser (Meredith). Aunt of Karen Heiser, Doug Heiser (Gail). Arrangements were made by the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Religious services led by Pastor Eldon J. Simpson. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. Vincent O'Leary Sr., of Brentwood, died on Aug. 12, 2000. Husband of Joyce A. Father of Vincent (Joan), Karen Barber (Bruce), Joy Ann O'Leary-Fiore-Harris, Sean (Nancy), Patrick and his fiancee Sarah Smith. Grandfather (Binny) of 11. Stepbrother of Johnny O'Leary. Also survived by his aunt Lorraine Marino. Arrangements were made by the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Funeral Mass at St. Luke's RC Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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