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Obituary: Ruth Martin Heidtmann

Ruth Martin Heidtmann, 97, of Southold, died peacefully in her home on Jan. 13.

She was born Oct. 12, 1916, in Brooklyn to John and Minnie Martin. When Ruth was five, the family moved to Floral Park where she attended John Lewis Childs Elementary School and Sewanhaka High School. She worked for J.C.Penney in New York City until her marriage to Henry G. Heidtmann in 1935.

Together they raised four children and were members of Floral Park United Methodist Church, Brookville Country Club, Garden City Country Club and Ruth was a lifelong member of the Floral Park Chapter #726 Order of the Eastern Star.

he Heidtmanns had a home in Jamesport for 30 years before moving to their retirement home in Southold in 1981. They became members of the North Fork Country Club and Ruth volunteered at ELIH and the Opportunity Shop. Her greatest joy was working in her garden.

Predeceased by her husband Henry and her brother John, she is survived by her children, Carol (Ted) Gault of Fort Myers, FL, Henry Jr. (Susan) of Goshen, CT, Kathleen (John) Einstman of Floral Park, and Glenn (Pamela) of Southold; 18 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

A service will be held at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes in Southold on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m., the Reverend Jeffrey Kolbo officiating with burial immediately following at the Southold Presbyterian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to San Simeon Nursing Home in Greenport.

News

Community gathers together

for 16th annual Liz’s Day

When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.

On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.

A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.  

Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.


Calendar

Firematic Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 16

St. Elisabeth’s Craft Fair

Saturday, October 18

Floral Park Memorial High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 18



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