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Salvatore John Caruccio, 86, a resident of Glen Cove for 80 years, died on Dec. 24, 2003 at his home in Kernersville, NC, after a long illness. He was the husband of Mary Caruccio for 61 years. Besides his wife, he leaves five daughters, Sally Sprague of Kernersville, Joan Renaldo of Eustis, FL, Linda Trombley of Holbrook, Barbara Campbell of Farmingdale and Mary Jo Rolf of Clifton, NJ; two surviving sisters, Pauline Capobianco and Lucy Congero of Glen Cove; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Born in Brooklyn, he resided in Glen Cove for 75 plus years. "Sal" served in WWII in Northern France and Central Europe. After returning from the war he began a career in transportation. Starting as a truck driver, he retired as VP of Transportation for the Posner/Nelson companies after 35 years of service. Most recently he worked for the Locust Valley School System.

Arrangements were made by Cremation Services, Inc., Wintson-Salem, NC. Funeral Mass at Good Shepard National Catholic Church, Holbrook. Burial Veterans National Cemetery, Calverton. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Josephine Cunsolo, of Glen Head, died on Jan. 13, 2004. Wife of the late Dominick. Mother of Emilie Munda (Peter) and Sal. Grandmother of Joseph, Paul and Diana. Sister of the late Paul Adragna. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Hyacinth RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Lions Eye Bank for LI, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, NY11030 or North Shore Youth Council, Glen Head, NY 11545.

Teodor Podpirka, 79, of Glen Cove, formerly of Sunnyside, NY, died on Jan. 13, 2004. Husband of Karolina. Father of Charles (Roxolana), John (Allison) and Richard (Sandra). Grandfather of Roman, Adrian, Victor, Nicole, Richard and Emily. Arrangements were made by the R.P. Drago Funeral Home, Astoria. Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Ukranian Catholic Church. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made to Holy Cross Ukranian Catholic Church, 31-12 30th St., Astoria, NY 11106.

Harry Friedland, a longtime resident of Glen Cove, died on Jan. 13, 2004 at NSUH at Glen Cove. He died from complications following colon cancer surgery. He was 83 years old.

Mr. Friedland had a life-long passion for music, which combined his vocation and avocation. Highly respected for his encyclopedic knowledge of recorded music, he was an outstanding collector of phonograph records from the 78 era to CD, primarily classical, but also pop and jazz. He was frequently called upon for research, editing and reproducing source material for reissuance of old records.

He grew up in Astoria, Queens, graduated from Stuyvesant High School and attended City College, NY. He worked in the retail record industry in sales for Angel Records and managed record departments for Liberty Music Shops, Lafayette Radio, Discount Records and King Karol.

He was the son of the late Jacob and Alice McMahon Friedland. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Kaneda Friedland.

Funeral from the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove.

Mary Ierano, of Glen Cove, died on Jan. 15, 2004. Wife of the late Joseph. Mother of Savy (Jeannette), Connie (Paul), Rosemary (Jeff) and Anthony. Sister of Josephine. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of one. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.

Margaret R. Nofi, of Glen Cove, died on Jan. 15, 2004. Wife of the late John M. Mother of Richard (Sue) Fries, Mary (Bill) Arundale, Valerie (Brian) Gilmor, Patricia (Dominick) Torquato, Rev. Michael A., Vincent (Susan), John, Patricia (Mike) Pettigrew, Elizabeth, Thomas (Mary Ellen), Rita (Arnie) Blickstein, Peter (Nancy), Mary (Mario) Poletti, Teresa Zebe and Regina (Artie) McGinley. Grandmother of 32. Great-grandmother of 17. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of your choice.

Steven C. Miserendino, of Glen Head, formerly of Queens, died on Jan. 16, 2004. Husband of Marjorie (nee Loughran). Father of Steven L. Son of Mary and the late Bennie. Also survived by sister Barbara Sinnott (John); nephews, Darren and Scott; and uncle Ted Maure. Mr. Miserendino attained the honor of Eagle Scout and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Glenwood Landing American Legion Post #336, vice president of the North Shore Republican Club and an active member of the Glen Head Glenwood Business Association. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Legion services held Jan. 18. Funeral service at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Resurrection. Interment Orange County Veterans Cemetery, Goshen, NY. Contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Ln., Suite 603, New York, NY 10038.

Anna H. Anderson, of Glen Head, died on Jan. 16, 2004. Wife of the late Nils H. Mother of Ellen A. Grunsell and the late Lynn A. Mathies. Grandmother of Michael Mathies, Christopher Mathies, Stuart Grunsell and Holly Grunsell. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral service at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Glen Head. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Our Savior's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the American Cancer Society.

JoAnne "Jo Jo" Weixlbaum, 57, of Port Richey, FL, died on Jan. 18, 2004 at her home in Port Richey. She was born in Glen Cove and moved to Port Richey from Locust Valley in 1994. She leaves behind her husband, Eugene; five children, Kim (Craig) Simons, Hope (Robert) Dotson, John (Rhonda), Jaclyn and Brandy. Also a sister, Barbara (Lou) Bernstein; and one grandson, Billy. Services will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Dobies Funeral Home, New Port Richey, FL.

On Jan. 12, 2004, the Glen Cove community lost one of its most hard working, selfless and dedicated humanitarians with the passing of Frances D'Angelo.

True to her Gemini personality, Fran possessed a wide variety of diverse abilities and interests and was continuously active initiating one project after another.

All through her long and vital life, this very dynamic lady pursued two successful roads. The first road led to a productive and fruitful career in education. The second road was populated with people in need to whom Fran could reach out a hand.

Through continued years of study, Ms. D'Angelo earned 93 credits beyond her Masters degree. In her field of endeavor, she was a classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, audiovisual director, reading specialist, assistant principal and principal. Her experiential background and expertise served her well in her role as supervising professor at St. John's University to student teachers going into the field of elementary education.

In recognition of her professional and ethical standard, she was the recipient of the "Teacher of the Year" award on three separate occasions. The Parent Teacher Association awarded Fran with a lifetime membership to the PTA; she is listed in the 1973 Outstanding Teachers of America as well as in Who's Who of American Women for 1991-1992.

Fran's philosophy was always to get involved. As president of the North Shore Lions Club, she was honored for her leadership and selfless dedication not only to the Glen Cove Community but to all her fellow men. Her focus on helping the blind led the Lions Club to purchase seven guide dogs.

In addition to serving as president of the North Shore Lions, she was also president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Elks Lodge 1458. She served as president of the Dante Cultural Society, the Glen Cove Historical Society, the Sons of Italy Loggia Glen Cove 1016 and president and co-founder of AARP Glen Cove Chapter 347. In addition, she was appointed chairman of the Landmarks Preservation Committee by former Glen Cove Mayor Donald DeRiggi. She was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Friends of the Library, the Retired Teachers Association, the North Shore Homemakers and an assortment of political organizations.

Since children were always a first priority in Ms. D'Angelo's world, she served as chairman of the March of Dimes for the City of Glen Cove in the early 1970s; for her work she received innumerable awards and trophies plus a 14k gold logo of the March of Dimes, one of only three ever awarded. Her dedication to the Glen Cove High School Scholarship Committee is legendary. She held offices and was a member of the board for 32 years (the longest stint on record). She was a member of the Woman's Club of Glen Cove for 23 years. As first vice president, she planned many committees and won an award as drama coach.

Her perseverance and loyalty gained Fran much respect and recognition. In 1983 she received distinguished citations from Francis. T. Purcell, Thomas Gulotta and Governor Mario Cuomo. The past five mayors have recognized Fran for her active participation in the Glen Cove community.

In 1998, Ms. D'Angelo was the honoree for National Women's History Month and received a certificate from the Office of Women's Services. In 1999, the Nassau County Department of Senior Citizens Affairs honored her with a Certificate of Merit and County Legislator John Canning presented Fran with a Nassau County Certificate of Recognition. In the same year, she received the Lions' Robert J. Uplinger Award. In May 2000, Ms. DAngelo was recognized by the New York State Senate and Assembly with the Outstanding Contributions by a Senior Citizen Award. In the fall of 2000, she was awarded the Lions International President's Excellence Certificate.

The year 2001 turned out to be a banner year for Fran. On March 17, 2001, Lion D'Angelo was presented with the Melvin Jones Award by the Lions Club International Foundation. On March 29, Legislator Brian Muellers honored Fran with a citation as the Woman Trailblazer of the New Millennium. Less than one month later, Ms. D'Angelo received the Nassau County Volunteer Service Award from County Executive Thomas Gulotta. In May 2001, Fran was the winner of the Senior Citizen Essay Contest. Not surprisingly, Ms. D'Angelo donated her prize of $200 to the Glen Cove Senior Center. In November 2001, the Glen Cove Animal Lovers League honored Fran with a Certificate of Appreciation and a large cuddly lion for her continued help and support. As recently as this past October, Ms. D'Angelo was again honored, along with Elsie Wunsch, by the Animal Lovers when the two women were presented with the Second Annual Advocate for Animals Award before a capacity crowd at the Swan Club. Fran D'Angelo was highly respected for her altruism and accomplishments and recognized for her outstanding and significant contributions to community needs and causes. Because of her dedication and compassion, she touched many lives as she journeyed through her own. She never needed anything in return except the satisfaction of knowing that she made someone's world a better place in which to live. Fran D'Angelo was a role model, mentor and inspiration for all to emulate; the epitome of volunteerism in action. The lives she touched were enhanced for the experience and as a community, we are diminished by her death.


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