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Obituary: Benedict G.F. Zuk

Benedict G.F. Zuk, 80, lifelong Bethpage resident, heart-time resident of Accord, NY passed away June 10, surrounded by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret, sons Ben, Ron, Rich (Doreen), Bill (Anne) and Bobby (Barbra). Survived by 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Beloved son of the late Benedict and Mary Zuk. Predeceased by his sister, Frances. Survived by sisters Julia, Margie, Arlene, and brother William. U.S. Army Korean War veteran, lifelong sheetmetal worker (Local 55/28), founder of Bethpage Panthers Midget Football (1965), past president Bethpage Dad’s Club, founder of Accord Winter Horseshoe Invitational Tournament (25th year). A funeral mass was held on June 14, at St. Martin of Tours RC Church, followed by private cremation. Donations may be sent in Ben’s memory to Wounded Warrior Project (P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675). Arrangements were entrusted to the Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.

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