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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

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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