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Obituary: Emma Cordelia Guttenberger

Emma Cordelia Guttenberger (nee Woodcock) passed away April 29, 2012 at the age of 98. Emma was a lifelong resident of Huntington and Farmingdale. She was a faithful member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Emma was predeceased by her first husband, Albert Hugo Martin and her second husband, Conrad E. Guttenberger. Her younger son, Russell Martin is deceased and her older son Kenneth Martin and his wife Mary reside in Lewisport, KY. She is also survived by a sister Alberta Canonico of Tequesta, FL; stepsons,Thomas Guttenberger and Conrad Guttenberger; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Emma was a devoted and loyal wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a longtime employee of Abraham & Strauss in Garden City. Her greatest passion was serving as a member of the volunteer committee at St. Luke’s Church and involvement with the Prime Timers. She was a devoted and selfless member of the church family, well liked and respected by all. Emma was also known for her volunteer efforts with Catholic Charities at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church. Emma’s other passion were her pets (dogs and cats) that gave her much love and companionship. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. A religious service was held May 2, Pastor Rodney Eberhardt presiding. Cremation was private. Interment of cremains will take place in the future at St. John of Jerusalem Cemetery. Donations in Emma’s memory may be sent to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (145 Prospect St. Farmingdale, NY 11735).

News

Over Labor Day Weekend, from Aug. 29-Sept. 1, the American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale, treated Long Island locals to a once in a lifetime experience, taking visitors high above the clouds during its Warbird Weekend: Salute to Airpower. 

 

To kick off the celebration, on Aug. 28, tens of thousands of Long Islanders who worked in local defense plants, but were never given an official “thanks” for a job well done, were honored by the Museum. 

Sometimes when you do a job for a customer, you really have to expect the unexpected. 

 

In the case of German Cabral and Jason Galvin, energy efficiency advisors with the Farmingdale-based Green Homes Long Island, this was just the case. Who could have imagined that while trying to figure out the best way ot lower a client’s energy bills they would solve a 20-year-old mystery? 

 

On Aug. 20, certified energy efficiency experts did a home energy audit for Plainview resident Seymour Bosworth, with the goal of lowering the homeowner’s energy use by 25 percent or more. 


Sports

 

The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.

 

3rd Grade Division

 

The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory.  For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from.  The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.

 

Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.


Calendar

Board of Education - September 17

A Taste of the Town - September 18

Car Free Day Rally - September 18


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com