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John Anthony DiFede, of Locust Valley, died on Aug. 3, 2003. Brother of Louis (Janet), Dominick (Jean), Angie Veroxie and George (Jean). Uncle of Debbie, Doreen, Danielle, George, John, Robert, Nicole, Laura and the late Peter and Louis. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Cancer Research Institute, National Headquarters, 681 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10022-4209.

Josephine Grecco (Solomito), of Glen Cove, formerly of the Orchard area for 60 years, died on Aug. 5, 2003. She was a member of the Glen Cove Senior Center Golden Age Happy Hour Club. Wife of the late Daniel. Mother of Arline Grennan (late Raymond), Marie Capobianco (Nunziante) and Patsy (late Ethel). Sister of Theresa Stamp of New Jersey. Also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 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.

C. Edmund Miller passed away on Aug. 7, 2003 at his retirement home in Seven Lakes, NC. He was 85 years old. Miller was a Glen Cove native who attended Glen Cove schools and was a three-year varsity letterman in basketball, football and baseball. In baseball he was a catcher on the 1934 division sectional championship team. Later he was a pro amateur golfer and three-time winner of the Brookville Country Club championship. Miller was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame many years ago.

He was a staff sergeant in WWII and served in Burma. He was a charter member of the VFW Post in West End, NC. He was employed by the USGA, the governing body of golf in the US, retiring as an executive of the USGA after 40 years of service.

Jesse Waite Miller, his loving wife of 60 years and four children survive him, Janice Evans of Plantation, FL, Joan Ferngren of Glen Cove, C.E. Miller Jr. of Greenvale, and Robert Miller of Rock Hill, SC. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, 220 Glen St., Glen Cove, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 15. Funeral Mass Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment East Hillside Cemetery.

Jayne C. "Honey" Tietjen (nee Beatty), of Locust Valley, died on Aug. 9, 2003. Wife of the late John R. Mother of Russell (Claire), Susan (Joseph) and the late Jay (Joanie). Gram of Jessica, Melanie, Rebecca and Amy. Sister of Miriam, Clare, Regina and the late Agnes and Rita. Sister-in-law of Jean (Mike) Dzamba. Also survived by her nieces, nephews and friends. Jayne worked in the Locust Valley Primary School for 36 years. She was a very special person who touched many lives. She will be forever missed. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass celebrated at the Church of St. Patrick.

Anna C. McCue, of Glen Cove, died on Aug. 9, 2003. Wife of the late John J. Mother of Gregory (Cynthia), Nancy (Donal) and Frank. Grandmother of Emily, Gregory, Micki and John McCue, Christine and Nicoloe Cummings. Great-grandmother of Alicia Mercedes. Sister of Joseph Dzakonski. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick. Interment LI National Cemetery, Pinelawn.

Judith Barton Jones, 58, long time resident of Sea Cliff, and more recently Randolph, NY, died in Jamestown, NY, on Aug. 7, 2003. She was born in Alabama, daughter of the late James P. Jones and Elizabeth Smoot Jones Flynn. She was a graduate of North Shore Class of '63 and earned an associates degree in data processing from Nassau Community College. Judith founded her own successful DP firm in Randolph approximately 10 years ago.

Locally, Judith was active in the North Shore Republican Club, serving as an officer for almost 15 years. She is remembered for her volunteer work on behalf of the Red Cross and her thoughtful consideration to her many friends.

Surviving Judith are siblings, Kim Jones-Gonzalez of Brooklyn, Robert L. Jones of Santa Rosa, CA, and James P. Jones of Cary, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral services were held Aug. 13 at the Johns-Rideout Elmwood Chapel followed by interment next to her parents at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL. The family requests that donations be given in her name to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 750, New York, NY 10021.

Alan Lowe Bossinger, formerly of Locust Valley, passed away on Aug. 9, 2003 in New Brunswick, NJ. He was the beloved husband of Julia Bossinger; loving father of this late son Gary; loving stepfather of Frederick, Stephanie and Deborah; delighted step-grandfather of Rebecca, Matthew, Lydia, Max and Alexander. Beloved brother of Ann Bonnell. Uncle of Sharon and David and their children.

Alan was most rewarded by his career of many years with Sperry/Unisys as an engineer, program manager. He was involved in many exciting phases of the development of military electronic systems such as fFG7, Patrol Frigate, Canadian Patrol Frigate, Large Scale Vehicle and Sea-Wolf Submarine. He was considered to be an outstanding lecturer and instructor in cost-management systems.

Alan had the additional challenge of being a single father to his growing son Gary. Alan's contributions and citations for is work in Parents Without Partners were numerous. In his private life, Alan was a musician-clarinetist in three community concert bands in his retirement, did volunteer work for the blind and dyslexic and greatest joy of all, flew his airplane for vacation trips, pleasure and service on medical missions for AirLife Line.

He was supportive and helpful to many friends in times of need.

Graveside services were held at Locust Valley Cemetery with Rev. Fred Mueller officiating. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove.

Michael Charles Doyle, of Sea Cliff, died on Aug. 10, 2003. Born Oct. 24, 1931 in Norfolk, VA. He was a life guard at Jones Beach for 50 years, beginning in 1950 and ending the summer of 2000. He began his career in the advertising business in 1958. In the early 1970s he returned to school and became a reading teacher at Copiague Public Schools. Mike was a metropolitan champion swimmer in butterfly during high school at Andrew Jackson in Queens. He went on to swim at Ohio State. He was a member of the US Army swim team during the Korean War and was an alternate for the US Olympic Team in 1952. Husband of Marilyn. Father of Patrick, Brian, Colleen and the late Michael Jr. Grandfather of Jack, Seamus, Kilian, Tillie, Ciara, Michael and Deaglan. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's RC Church, Roslyn. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Cancer Research Institute, National Headquarters, 681 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 1022-4209 or Covenant House, 460 W. 41st St., New York, NY 10036.


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