Marie loved to spend time with her family and her friends. Her wonderful attitude, calming ways and sweet personality had been shared with anyone who came in contact with her. She was a woman who accepted people for who they were and she was not judgmental.
Robert Alexander Studwell passed away on March 13, two months before his 90th Birthday. He was born in Brooklyn on May 13, 1923 and moved to Garden City when he was three months old. He graduated from Garden City High School in 1940 where he excelled in athletics and was awarded a football scholarship to Colgate University. A leg injury after his freshman year ended his days of playing football so he transferred to the Coast Guard Academy in Fort Schuyler, New York where he graduated with an engineering degree and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He served as a second engineer during World War II on oil tankers crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Garden City’s Wren family has announced the death of Mary Alice Wren, a writer, teacher and journalist who died from Alzheimer’s disease on Nov. 6.
Ms. Wren, a resident of Garden City for 41 years, was formerly a teacher at Adelphi University, an editor for Vantage Press and a freelance writer of essays, short stories and reviews for publications such as Ms., Newsday and The Village Voice.
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.
Angelo Bona, formerly of Floral Park, died at 85 on May 3, 2012, in West Palm Beach, FL. A WWII veteran, Angelo lived and worked in Floral Park as well as in the surrounding areas for over 50 years. Although a painting contractor by trade, he enrolled in art classes at the Art Students League in Manhattan and his hard work and talent earned him a two-year scholarship.
He left the house painting business to pursue his personal expression in fine art. Angelo’s building on Tulip Avenue, Floral Park, which once headquartered the house painting business, became a private art studio in which he pursued and developed his passion. Local residents would often see his latest sculptures displayed in front of the studio: Angelo’s large and unique abstract art pieces were known as somewhat of a landmark throughout Floral Park.
Gerard L. DeFina, a longtime educator in the Garden City schools, passed away at age 73 on April 12, 2012 in Delaware. A beloved teacher for the 34 years he worked here, Jerry was constantly involved in creative projects: he was a pioneer in open education and helped design and teach in the “Mod Quad” at Stewart School, which was modeled on the schools he had studied about while in England in conjunction with Oxford University. Later, he helped found the Gifted and Talented program at Stewart, which he taught in for many years, with both programs emphasizing independent as well as group study. He and Frank DeMonaco were also known for their annual musical productions involving the entire graduating class of Stewart School. After an 11-year tenure at Stewart, he moved to the middle school, where he taught collaboratively in various units, finally returning to Stewart in his last year, where a retirement tribute was held in his honor. Many former students returned to surprise him with reprises from Stewart shows they had performed in under his direction. (Since his shows had become such a long-standing tradition, after his retirement he was invited back to continue his yearly productions at both Stewart and Stratford schools).
Mason Manning Los Kamp, 85, of Garden City, passed away at his house from natural causes on April 10, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
Mason was born Oct. 25, 1926 in Brooklyn to Florence Gertrude Buchner Los Kamp and Perry Valentine Los Kamp. He grew up in St. Albans, Queens, and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in January 1945. Mason married Carolyn Mary Warner on June 14, 1952. He began a 55-year career as a furniture sales representative with his father with Teepee-Whitney Company and continued until his retirement in 2004. Mason resided in Garden City for 56 years. He was part of four generations to live in town. His hobbies were gardening, fishing and antiques and collectibles. He was a life member of the Garden City Historical Society.
Anthony A. Albanese, the respected real estate developer who co-founded the Albanese Organization and was its chairman emeritus, passed away on Feb. 14, 2012 at the age of 82.
Recognized for his vision, commitment and integrity, Mr. Albanese always viewed real estate development as a vehicle for improving the communities in which the firm worked. He summarized this approach when asked about his work, saying, “In all our projects we want the building to be a positive addition to the community, strengthening the fabric of the neighborhood.”
Olympia “Vicki” Gianelli, 92, formerly of Locust Valley and Garden City, died on Dec 9, 2011. Born in Bronx, NY, she was raised in Sea Cliff. She graduated with a B.A. from Adelphi College in 1940. She married Alfred Gianelli, who predeceased her in 1986, and they raised four daughters in Garden City. Olympia had a long career in education and taught kindergarten at Portledge School in Locust Valley for 20 years. She “retired” to Montclair, NJ, and became director of the Watchung Cooperative Preschool in Montclair. She went on to supervise student teachers at Montclair State University and tutor at Northeast Elementary School, also in Montclair. She is survived by her four daughters, Beatrice Gianelli, Barbara Ritter, Diane Roehm and Deborah Gianelli; her grandchildren, Scott and Geoffrey Roehm and Ashley and Andrea Ritter; her sisters, Helen Benson and Olga Stillman, and her brothers, Jerome and Joseph Vittoria. Her sister, Marie Young, predeceased her in 1998.
Ross Fleisig (Oct.12, 1921 – Dec. 28, 2011), an aerospace engineer for more than 55 years and scientist at three aircraft and spacecraft companies, died in Binghamton, NY, at age 90.
Mr. Fleisig was born in Montreal, Canada, and grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. He lived in Garden City for nearly 50 years before moving to Binghamton, NY. Mr. Fleisig received a bachelor of aeronautical engineering and a master of science in applied mechanics, both from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn. After graduating in 1942, he was employed as a senior aerodynamacist by Chance Vought Aircraft in Stratford, CT, and Dallas, TX, where he contributed to the design of U.S. Navy ﬁghter and bomber aircraft, and guided missiles employed during WWII. In 1950, he joined Sperry Gyroscope Company in Great Neck as a project engineer and was promoted to engineering Section head. Mr. Fleisig supervised technical personnel in missile guidance and control systems, helicopter ﬂight control and lunar spacecraft navigation development ﬁelds.
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