Ruth Sabarese Knudson, 81, of Bradenton Beach, FL, passed away at home on April 29, 2009. She had been a long-time resident of Floral Park and of Jamesport, LI, until moving permanently to Florida in 1999.
Ruth was born in Elmhurst, NY, on April 2, 1928, the daughter of the late Elsie and Anthony Sabarese. She worked in accounting for J. Walter Thompson Advertising in Manhattan.
She was preceded in death in 2003 by her husband of 49 years, William K. Knudson. Survivors include her beloved son Robert (Lucy) of Tampa, FL, and their daughter Haley; brother Dwight (Elizabeth) Sabarese; and a niece, Danielle. Ruth will be missed deeply by everyone.
Memorial service will be held Sunday, May 17 at noon at Roser Memorial Community Chapel in Anna Maria, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Floral Park United Methodist Church, Roser Memorial Community Church or Salvation Army of Bradenton, FL. Arrangements by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton.
Robert Cantrell, 85, died on May 1, 2009. He was a WWII Navy veteran, 1st class petty officer. Husband of the late Norma. Father of Virginia Misa and Lisa Cantrell. Grandfather of Frank, Greg, Melissa and Nicholas. Brother of Taylor, Claudine, Lois and the late Conard, H.K. and June. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, New Hyde Park. Religious service was held May 5 at the funeral home. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.