Geraldine C. Hains, 69, of Pinellas Park, FL died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002 at her residence. She was born in the Bronx and moved to Pinellas County in 1998 from Glen Cove. Geraldine is survived by her husband William, three sons, Jonathan G of Brookside, NJ, William F. of Red Hook, NY and Andrew T. of Largo, FL, a daughter Ellen T Hains of New York City; her mother Catherine Manning of Kenneth City, FL and three grandchildren. Geraldine was a public school secretary. She was also founder and president of the Locust Valley, New York Secretaries Union. Arrangements were made by the Blout, Curry and Roel Funeral Homes, Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg, FL.
Simone Lorenzo (Sam) Lucchese died on Sept. 29, 2002 at age 85. Husband of Theresa for 63 years, father of Thomas (Marie) and Robert (Esther). Brother of Millie, the late Grace and Nini. Proud grandfather of Jeanne (Nick), Terry (Frank), Thomas (Cindy) and Barbara. Great grandfather of Tommy, Nicholas, Michael, Nicole, Lauren, Isabella, Antonio, Christian and Niki. Sam was a WWII veteran of the US Army, retired longshoreman. Funeral Mass was at St. Rocco RC Church. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Inc., Glen Cove. Interment at St. Charles Cemetery.
Anne N. Schneider of Brookville, died on Sept. 30. 2002 at age 72. Wife of the late August E, mother of Jeffrey G, Douglas J, Ingrid E, and the late Stephen E, sister of Lewis, Joseph, Rose and the late John and George Nagy, grandmother of five. A memorial service was conducted at the Brookville Reformed Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove.
Mary A. Watson (nee Bonania) of Glen Cove died on Oct. 1, 2002. Wife of the late Thomas T., mother of Carol Marcincuk (James) and the late James. Sister of Mildred Rima and Michael Bononza, grandmother of Lynn Goetz (Stephen) and Michael J. Marcincuk, great-grandmother of Matthew Greenholtz, survived by nieces and nephews. Service held at funeral home. Arrangements made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove.
Lucy Venturino (nee Mastroianni) of Glen Cove died on Oct. 2, 2002. Wife of Jerry for 56 years, mother and friend of Camille Stanfield (Chuck), Sal (Marguerite) and Geraldine Orlando (John), grandmother of Lauren (Erik), Andrea (Anton), Diana, Michelle and Matthew. Dear sister of Connie, Jean Famiglietti, Joseph Mastroianni and the late Mary LaRocco, Fay D'Elia, Charles and Michael, sister-in-law of Mary. Past president of St. Rocco Rosary society and charter president of Columbiette James Norton Council 1828, past president PTA and past president of PTA council, past Girl Scout cookie coordinator of Glen Cove. Active member of the Glen Cove Senior Center, director of activities at the Montclair Nursing Home for 30 years. Lucy enjoyed family, friends, travelling and playing cards. Funeral arrangements were made by Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass was at St. Rocco RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Patricia Gaye McNeal of Glen Cove died on Oct. 5, 2002. Wife of Jay, mother of Laura, sister of Olive Arronson (Irv) of New Jersey and Paul Hennessey (Sue) of Florida. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Pat was born in Harlem, NY on April 15, 1943. She graduated in 1960 from Calhoun High School in Merrick and then went on to attend St. Petersburg Jr. College in St. Petersburg, FL. She became the EKG supervisor of St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL where she worked for three years. Pat was medical director of the Westbury Home for adults for six years and retired in 1979 due to health reasons. She became the volunteer treasurer and secretary at Carpenter Memorial United Methodist Church in Glen Cove and she was also the executive assistant for Americas' Sail and did secretarial work for VOCAL (Victims of Child Abuse Laws). A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Carpenter Memorial United Methodist Church, Glen Cove. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head.
Emma J. Schussler of Huntington died on Oct. 2, 2002. Wife of the late Leodegar, mother of Leodegar (Helen) Schussler, Inge (John) Ehner and Fenris (Mary) Schussler, grandmother of Mark, Karen, John, Carolyn, Laura and Dana, great-grandmother of Brandon and Caitlyn, sister of Hertha Sondergeld and Marta Rusch. Arrangements were made by Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Interment Mount Olive Cemetery, Maspeth.
Dorothy Lamberson of Glen Cove died on Oct. 2, 2002. Wife of the late Edward, mother of the late David. She is survived by her grandchild and nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Cove. A Funeral Service was held at the funeral home. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery, Locust Valley.
Helen P. McIntrye, past vice chairman of the Barnard College board of trustees and chairman of the Long Island Community Foundation, died on Sept. 27, 2002 at the age of 75. The cause of death was cancer.
During her 24 years as a trustee of Barnard College, Mrs. McIntyre focused on development and fund-raising. She chaired at the Barnard Campaign, the college's first nationwide capital campaign, which raised more than $20 million for Barnard in the early 1980s. She served as president of the Alumnae Association, chaired the Barnard's national Centennial Committee, which raised funds for the college in the late 1980s, and served on the trustee committee on Barnard-Columbia Relations. "Each of these endeavors were much the better for Helen's radiant wisdom, intelligence and decency," recalled Ellen Futter, former Barnard president.
Between 1984 and 1998, Mrs. McIntyre served as chairman of the Long Island Community Foundation. During that period, she transformed the Community Foundation, once an outpost of the New York Community Trust, into a major philanthropic force of its own. "She was the leader of this foundation and this board," recalled Suzy Sonnenberg, the foundation's director. "I came in 1988 and we took this little foundation from making grants of $25,000 and with assets of $800,000 and we built it into a foundation with assets of $50 million that gives away $10 million each year."
Born on Nov. 19, 1926, Helen Pond grew up in New York City and Glen Cove. She graduated from Nightingale-Bamford, and then attended Barnard College, where she was president of the freshman class and then president of the student body during her senior year. She graduated in 1948.
She married Randall P. McIntyre of Huntington in 1949. She gave birth to three children, Virginia, Mark and Philip Archibald, and raised them in Huntington. Beginning in 1965 she petitioned the Huntington town board to create the Community Development for Youth Project, which she directed. It became the Huntington Youth Bureau, and she served as its first board chairman from 1968 to 1974. "There wouldn't have been a Community Development for Youth without Helen," said Paul Lowery, former Huntington Youth Bureau director. "She became an advocate at (Suffolk) County for local youth boards as a viable part of local government and how they should advocate for kids. She knew everything about young people and kids in the towns."
After working in Huntington, Mrs. McIntyre served as chairman of the Suffolk County Youth Bureau's Comprehensive Planning Committee, which foreshadowed the creation of youth bureaus in other Suffolk towns. Her focus then turned to adolescent pregnancy. She served between 1984 to 1990 as the first president of Suffolk Network on adolescent pregnancy, which seeks to prevent premature sexual activity and pregnancy, particularly in high-risk Suffolk communities. In 1985, SNAP's first year of operations, there were 4,179 pregnancies to young women ages 10-19. In 2000, there were 1, 911. She and her husband moved to Oyster Bay Cove in 1997.
Mrs. Mcintyre is survived by her husband Randall P. McIntyre, of Oyster Bay; her brother Warren Pond of Houston; her daughter Virginia McIntyre of Concord, MA; and sons Mark P. of Brooklyn and Archie of Winchester, MA and seven grandchildren. A service was held at St. John's Church in Cold Spring Harbor.
Dr. Eugene T. Reed, a former Glen Cove resident who is still fondly remembered, died in his home in Amityville, Long Island at the age of 79. The cause of his death was a heart attack.
The first black dentist with a full-time practice on Long Island, Dr. Reed was more often alternately called a crusader, a militant, a Young Turk by virtue of his staunch and dedicated leadership in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. He served as president of the NAACP of New York State, and was a Freedom Rider in the segregated southern United States, sitting at lunch counters and investigating the infamous Mississippi murders of three civil rights workers from the north.
Dr. Reed was the uncle of Dr. Albert Granger, Glen Cove city councilman, and Dr. Beverly Granger, also of Glen Cove, both of whom followed their uncle into the business of dentistry. Councilman Granger said of Dr. Reed, "I have always looked up to the man. He was dedicated to public service and was always ready to make the necessary sacrifices for what he believed in."
Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.