Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00
Dorothy B. Fisher, 90, died May 19, a resident of Peconic Landing in Greenport.
Mrs. Fisher was born in 1922. After graduating from Ohio’s Oberlin College in 1944 with a major in physics, she accepted a position at Bell Telephone Labs in Manhattan, where she worked from 1945-1948, and volunteered at the United Nations from 1948-1952. The only female in the class, she met her husband David during a summer physics course at the University of Chicago. They were married in 1946.
The Oberlin alum was a Garden City resident for 50 years. During this time she was a volunteer in the adult literacy program at the Nassau County Jail for 10 years, teaching inmates how to read. She was a member of the Garden City branch of AAUW, and she collected Christmas gifts for the Children’s Center at the Bedford Hills Correctonal Institute. She was a member of the Garden City Community Church from 1952 to 2002 where she was an active member.
Her hobbies included bridge, board games, puzzles, making strawberry jam, and spending time at her summer houses in East Marion and in the Adirondacks.
Mrs. Fisher is survived by her husband, David, her children, Douglas (wife Cheryl) and Diane (husband Ward), her step-grandchildren, Brian and Ashley, her nieces, Margaret (husband Edmund) and Carol, her nephew, Donald, her grand-nephew, Gabe and her grand-niece, Lara. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Elizabeth.
A memorial service of remembrance and celebration for Dorothy’s life was held on May 25 at the Orient Congregational Church. She gave her body to the body donation program at Stony Brook University’s Department of Anatomical Science for use in research. Burial will be private and will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Dorothy Fisher’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Sunday, Nov. 3, a walk-a-thon was held to benefit Camp Anchor, a year-round recreation program for citizens with both mental and physical handicaps. The walk-a-thon was coordinated by Garden City resident and Kellenberg Senior Christina DiMasso, and Kellenberg Junior Brendan Callahan, who both work at the camp. “I did this because Camp Anchor has been so great for my brother, Thomas, who struggles with autism,” Callahan said. “I have also grown so much through volunteering there these past three summers.”
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
For some people, giving back provides an inherent reward through the simple satisfaction of helping others. Garden City resident Gregory Burke is one of those people. A known philanthropist and supporter of various important causes, Burke’s gift to Winthrop-University Hospital is no exception to his generosity.
Recently, Burke presented Kevin T. Curran, member of Winthrop’s Board of Directors, with a $25,000 gift in support of the hospital’s new Research and Academic Center. The center, scheduled to be completed in late 2014, will focus on the research of diabetes, obesity and the cardiometabolic complications that arise from those conditions, as well as other pressing national and local health issues, including reducing premature births and treating conditions related to aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The 36th Annual Garden City Turkey Trot was held on a sunny but cold and windy Thanksgiving day. The frigid temperatures were no match for the more than 5,000 runners who ran in Long Island’s largest Thanksgiving day road race. The Turkey Trot consists of three races—a Challenger Division Race for courageous special needs athletes, a 1.4-mile Fun Run and a challenging 5-mile race.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:19
Knowing they were facing off against a very physical team which had made the States for the last two consecutive years, the Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey teammates discussed strategies in the locker room at the Bethpage Ice Arena. Alex Feinstein’s past netminding experiences for the Sailors would prove valuable to them as he drew upon his insight in how to compete against them effectively. Playing with the Garden City Wings team, together they crushed the Oceanside Sailors 7-2, earning their first Varsity win of the season in Nassau County High School Hockey League. Feinsten faced 30 shots while his teammates unloaded 24 on the opposing goalie.