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Obituary: Hicks, Lillian K.

Lillian Ketcham Hicks, 95, of Fort Pierce, Fla. passed away on Feb. 6. Mrs. Hicks was born in Farmingdale on March 24, 1918 to Roswell C. and Margaret Jahn Ketcham. She had been a resident of Florida since 1962.


Lillian leaves behind her daughter, Susan Hicks Collins of Fort Pierce; sons, Frank G. Hicks III of Fort Pierce, William John Hicks of Springfield, Mass., Alan Ross Hicks of Noblesville, Ind. and Sean G. Hicks of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Heather Renee

Hicks and William John Hicks; and two great-grandchildren, Zander Hicks and Willow Hicks.


She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Griffin Hicks Jr.; her son, Charles Franklin Hicks and her daughter, Diane Margaret Hicks.


Inurnment will take place at a later date at Pinelawn Cemetery.


An online guestbook may be signed at


Arrangements are entrusted to Yates Funeral Home & Crematory, Fort Pierce, Fla.


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. 



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.


Joint Networking Event - September 10

Sept. 11 Anniversary - September 11

Downtown Music Festival - September 13


1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller,

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry,

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller,