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Obituary: Albers, Frank

Frank Albers, Sr., formerly of Farmingdale, passed away on April 4, 2014 in S. Kortright, N.Y., at the age of 84 after complications from Parkinson’s Disease.  Frank was born on September 30, 1929 on Albers Farm, which was located on Albers Lane in Farmingdale and resided on Parkdale Drive in Farmingdale until he retired in 1986.

 

A graduate of Farmingdale High School in 1947, he owned and operated Center Island Auto Repair in East Meadow, from 1958 until his retirement in 1986.  In retirement, he kept himself busy working for the S. Kortright Central School District as a substitute teacher, school bus driver and school bus mechanic.  He also had an Antique Shop on his property and enjoyed restoring furniture.  

 

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Doris (Knobloch) Albers of S. Kortright: daughters Janet (Mike) Miller of Lake Wales, Fla.: Barbara (Kevin) Hill of Great River; Carol (Michael) Wowk of Bethlehem, Conn.; and a son Frank (Lynn) Albers, Jr of Cold Spring Harbor;  8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Also, surviving him is his brother Henry Albers of Sebastian, Fla.  Frank is predeceased by his sister, Audrey Vandereedt. A memorial mass was held on April 8, 2014 in S. Kortright, NY.


News

Last year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped at Moby Drugs in Farmingdale to highlight the launch of a drug take-back program, which was designed to help residents remove addictive prescriptions out of their medicine cabinets. 

 

Yet, despite studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control—which found 70 percent of those addicted to prescription drugs get them from home, family or friends—federal regulations have prevented pharmacies in New York State from hosting the take-back program. 

Lt. Matt Komorowski of Farmingdale was recently honored with the first annual American Heroes award, for showing bravery when faced with impossible odds. 

 

On Sept. 11, 2001, Komorowski was one of  six FDNY firefighters with Ladder Co. 6, called to the World Trade Center just a short while before the tower collapsed. Arriving at the scene, Komorowski and the members of his ladder company rushed inside the building. As they rushed up the stairs the men of Ladder 6 stopped to assist Josephine Harris, a then 60-year-old Brooklyn grandmother, who was stuck in the stairwell of the building. 


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 Town of the Taste - September 18

Evening with Jeffery Wands - September 19


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