Theresa H. Schiraldi, 80, of Locust Valley, died on Jan. 12, 2003. She was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Rocco's RC Church, an auxiliary volunteer for North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove, a soup kitchen volunteer for North Shore INN and a Newman Alumni. Sister of Michael Jr., John, William and the late Grace. Aunt of Michael III, William F. and Lisa. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Rocco's RC Church. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Donations in Theresa's name many be made to Metropolitan Hospice of Greater NY (718-921-7900) or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 750, New York, NY 10021.
Charles S. Laudisi, 76, of Glen Cove, died on Jan. 12, 2003. Husband of Margaret. Father of Steven (Sharon) and Robert. Grandfather of Steven Jr. Also survived by one sister and two brothers. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Patrick's RC Church. Interment Calverton VA Cemetery.
Theodore J. Baade Sr., of Bayville, died on Jan. 15, 2003 at age 69. He was a Korean Conflict veteran. Beloved husband of Roberta. Loving father of Theodore J. Jr. (Lisa) and Thomas H. (Gina). Dear brother of Dorothy Preston (the late Del), William (Irene), Carol Roff (the late Mort) and Alan (Rose). Proud grandfather of Meredith and Alison. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Service held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment Brookville Cemetery. Donations may be made in Theodore's memory to: Trinity Lutheran Church or to Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf.
Edward L. Watson, 88, of Upper Brookville, died on Jan. 15, 2003. He graduated from Duke University in 1940. An outstanding pitcher, he signed a contract with the NY Giants baseball team. He enlisted in the US Naval Air Corps the day after the Pearl Harbor attack and became a chief pilot of a seaplane assigned to anti-submarine patrol in Greenland. He participated in the rescue of a squadron of B-17 pilots who landed on an icecap. His next duty was at Port Layutey, North Africa flying the long-range B-2 Liberator and was credited with several unconfirmed U-Boat hits. On D Day he was assigned to patrol Biscayne Bay to ensure the German U-Boats were unable to cut of the allies' invasion of Europe. Commander Edward L. Watson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal for his service.
In 1945 he left the Navy for a career at NBC and CBS as an executive. He was honored recently with a Citation from the City of Glen Cove presented to him by Mayor Maryann Holzcamp and a citation from the NC Veteran's Service Agency given by Edward Aulman. He also received a flag that flew over the Capitol on Memorial Day.
He is survived by his wife Clarissa H. Father of Robin Watson Picarle (Jacques C.) and the late Alden Wentworth Watson. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Donations may be made to the Respiratory Unit at North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove.
Phyllis Olsen (nee Hildenbrand), 67, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Sea Cliff, died on Jan. 15, 2003, following a courageous battle against diabetes and heart disease. She was born and raised on LI. Beloved wife of the late F. Richard Olsen, she is survived by her devoted and caring daughter, Randi (Paul) Neal; loving son, Neil; and precious grandchildren, Paul Jr. and Alex Neal; as well as many admiring relatives and friends, especially her close friend, Genny Neff.
A multi-talented woman, Mrs. Olsen excelled in sports and cooking, performed as a dancer, singer and actress in numerous Glen Players productions and turned down a Broadway offer in order to raise her family. In addition, she was an accomplished pianist, artist, poet and an expert knitter. Her exclusive designs appeared in national publications.
A memorial service will be held at a future time at the United Methodist Church in Sea Cliff. Contributions in Mrs. Olsen's memory to the Sea Cliff Fire Dept. would be appreciated by her family.
Roland W. Rudiger, 85, of Glen Cove, died on Jan. 16, 2003. Husband of Misako N. Brother of Helen Bellmar. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Burial Locust Valley Cemetery.
Chester E. Markowski, of Glen Cove, died on Jan. 17, 2003. He was a decorated WWII veteran and POW. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Husband of Helen (nee Doxey). Brother of Joseph (Raquel). Uncle of Victoria, Joseph C., Corinne, William, Frank, John and Jennifer. Brother-in-law of Frank Doxey (Carol). Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Hyacinth Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
William W. Bancroft, 71, of Lattingtown, died on Jan. 18, 2003. Husband of Sarah S. Father of William W. Jr., Montgomery E., Elizabeth S. Peterson and Frederic M. Brother of Thomas M. Jr. Grandfather of Charlotte, William III, Julie, Lillian and Serena. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Service conducted at St. John's of Lattingtown.
Anthony P. Ranieri, of Glen Cove, died on Jan. 21, 2003. He was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Rocco's Church, a member of the Glen Cove Recreation and former president of Glen Cove Jr. Baseball League. Husband of Ann (Zadra). Father of Catherine Aufiero (Anthony), John (Debbie) and Tony Jr. (Jeanna) Ranieri. Grandfather of seven grandchildren who were the love of his life. He also leaves many close friends. Arrangements were made by the Marcus L. Bianconi Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass of Christian Burial at the church of St. Rocco. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
On January 20, 2003, a wonderful woman and a classy broad left this earth. Eileen Speer, a part of the spirit and heart of Sea Cliff for over 30 years left us. She wanted no memorial and fancy speeches, but she did want people to take better care of each other. No matter how tired she was, or bad she might be feeling, if she could help one person or make one person laugh, she counted her day a success. So if you want to remember her, do it by reaching out to someone, someone in need of a helping hand, a few dollars, a hug or a laugh. She would tell you to stop all the complaining, find a way to make this a better world and demand world peace.