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Obituary: Eberling, August

August J. Eberling a longtime Farmingdale resident passed away at the age of 88 on April 18, 2014. August was a proud U.S. Army veteran having served from 1944 to 1946. While serving in Belgium he was wounded. He received numerous medals including a Purple Heart. After his discharge, he returned to Farmingdale and was reunited with his beloved wife, Janet (nee Wernex). When he passed away they had been married for 66 years. He retired as chief custodian from the Plainedge School District. Along with his wife Janet, he is survived by their three children and their spouses: Janet and John Sharp, Kathryn and Anthony Pileggi, and August Jr. and Evelyn; his cherished grandchildren Amanda Gusz, Thomas Pileggi, Morgan Sharp, August III, Madeline Tekverk, Elizabeth Thrasher, and six loving great grandchildren. A prayer service was held at the funeral home April 22, followed by interment with Military honors at Calverton National Cemetery. Donations in August’s name may be sent to Little Shelter Animal Rescue (33 Warner Rd. Huntington, NY 11743). Arrangements were entrusted to the Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc.


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