Monday, 27 January 2014 00:00
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.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In 2012, Howard Kroplick was named town historian for the Town of North Hempstead. Now, two years later, he has published a pictorial history of the town, including several historical accounts of Floral Park, simply titled North Hempstead, a volume brought out by Arcadia Publishing as part of its extensive Images of America series.
“As town historian, it was the logical thing to write such a book,” Kroplick said. “This is the first published book on the town.” The volume, he added, is “long overdue” and also a publication that coincides with the 400th anniversary of the town’s discovery by the Dutch explorer, Adriaen Block.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:32
On Tuesday, March 18, Floral Park will hold village elections from noon to 9 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. Village trustee and member of the Floral Park Citizens’ Party James E. Rhatigan is seeking re-election. The following was submitted by the Citizens’ Party:
James E. Rhatigan is seeking re-election to a two-year term as Floral Park trustee, running on the Citizen’s Party ticket. He currently serves as Floral Park trustee, representing the south side section of the village.