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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

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 

Holidays Increase Daily Congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


Calendar

Les Miserables - November 21

The Wedding Singer - November 21

Holiday Parade - November 22


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