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Obituary: Dominick J. DiMaggio

Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00

DiMaggio, Dominick J., of Floral Park, died on July 20. DiMaggio was a 31-year veteran of Nassau County Police Department and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Beloved husband of the late Veronica. Loving father of Stephen, Paul and Dominick, Jr. Dear father-in-law of Donna and Lisa. Devoted grandfather of Lauren, Stephen, Nicole and Paul Jr. Fond brother of Mary DiMaggio Rogener, Michael and Corinne DiMaggio and Phyllis DiMaggio Malm. Cherished uncle of Donna Guthartz, Charles and Amy Rogener, Robert Rogener, Stephanie and Mark Lish, Michael DiMaggio, Art and Pam Malm, Virginia and. Greg Friedman, Kathleen Weir and Gerald Kudner. Services were held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home in Floral Park. Interment was held at St. Charles Cemetery.


Obituary: Barbara Anne Hesketh

Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00

Hesketh, Barbara Anne, passed away on June 24 from cancer. Barbara graduated from Sewanhaka High School. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Al Hesketh. They lived in North Babylon, where they were active in the Great South Bay (GSB) Power Squadron. She is survived by three children; Katherine Williamson; Lisa Huppert; and Robert Hesketh. A memorial service will be held in New Bern, NC on Aug. 2. Please send memorial donations to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( or to the Craven Arts Council & Gallery, P.O. Box 596, New Bern, NC 28563.


Obituary: Ruth Naomi Honig

Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00

Ruth Naomi Honig, 86 of Floral Park resident, died on May 11 in Virginia Beach, VA after a brief illness. Ruth was the devoted wife of Dr. Klaas P. Honig, who predeceased her in 2011. She was the second child of Elsie and Marcus Quarum, born in Grand Forks, ND and raised in Fergus Falls, MN. After receiving her nursing degree from Concordia College, she worked as the head nurse of the neurology unit at Cook County Hospital in Chicago where she met her future husband.

After relocating to New York, she worked as her husband’s office manager and nurse until their retirement. Ruth enjoyed reading, opera, keeping up on current events, spoiling her grandchildren, and volunteering.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Peter Honig of Philadephia, PA, Dr. Mark Honig of Virginia Beach, VA and Janna Torelli of Wayzata, MN, and seven grandchildren. She will be laid to rest with her husband in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Southold Free Library.


Obituary: Richard Bomze

Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:22

Owner-Breeder Richard Bomze

Passes Away

Richard Bomze has passed away at age 76. His love for the racing industry is legendary and his contributions far-reaching. Richard was a founding member of the Belmont Child Care Association, and former board member.

He was owner and president of Star Sports Corp., which published American Turf Monthly. He was also a past president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. He is survived by his wife, Diane, daughters Dana and Jennifer, a sister, Sandra, a brother, Edward, and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be made to The BCCA. The Belmont Child Care Association, 2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, NY 11003. Mark checks “In memory of Richie.”


Obituary: Rosemary Wlach

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:44

Rosemary Wlach, 86, died on March 3. Beloved wife of the late Michael, Sr. Devoted mother of Michael. Jr. (Maryellen). Dear sister of Agnes and AnnaMae. Cherished grandmother of Christopher and Aidan. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was held at Our Lady of the Snows RC Church with interment at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Society of Jesus, New York Province Jesuits, 39 East 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028.


Obituary: Charles F. Harms

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:42
Charles F. Harms of Floral Park, died on March 5. He served his country for more than 30 years, retiring as a Lt. Colonel with the National Guard. Devoted husband of Jean. Loving father of Charles Jr. (Kim) and Christopher (Marcy). Cherished grandfather of Courtney (Bryan), Megan (Paul), Christopher, Maggie and Emily. Beloved great-grandfather of Teddy. Funeral mass was held at Our Lady of the Snows RC Church in Floral Park, with interment at Calverton National Cemetery.

Obituary: Eno W. Kroeger

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:38

Eno W. Kroeger, 72, of Floral Park, died on March 8. He was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1941. Funeral services were held on March 12 at Our Lady of Victory RC Church in Floral Park, with interment at Pinelawn Memorial in Farmingdale.


Obituary: Mary Sikes

Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:57

Mary Sikes, of Floral Park, died on Feb. 22. Beloved wife of the late Barton. Loving mother of Thomas and his late wife Charlotte, Richard and his wife Geraldine. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Karen, Richard and John, and great-grandmother of Christopher, Julia, Jack and Madison. Services were held at New Hyde Park Funeal Home. Mass was held at St. Hedwig’s RC Church in Floral Park, with interment at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.


Obituary: Gary Menkel

Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:56

Gary Menkel, 92, of Floral Park has died. Beloved father of Robert and Carrie. Predeceased by loving wife of 65 years, Margot, father-in-law of Robert Meadow and Maureen O’Hara, grandfather of Jacqueline and Nicole and companion of Eva Englander. Engineer, designer, painter, music lover, and maker and fixer of everything, refugee from German Holocaust.


Obituary: Kathleen McKenna

Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:55

Kathleen McKenna, 86, a long time Floral Park resident, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 15. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Alvin McKenna, her son Bruce and daughter-in-law Catherine, two grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. Services were held at Dillon & Smith Funeral Service of Sand Springs, OK.


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