Domenico Scaperrotta, 93, of Locust Valley, formerly of Flushing, died peacefully on Aug. 29, 2006. Husband of the late Mary. Father of Gabriel, Dominick (Angela) and the late Rose. Grandfather of Doreen, Kathleen Calcano (John), Dominick (Sigrid), Felicia, Gabriel (Natalie), Rosemarie Falkenburg (Robert), Theresa Cirillo (Vincent) and Michael (Sharon). Great-grandfather of 15. Brother of Antonio and Carmela. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Winston, Alyce K, 96, formerly of Lynbrook, died peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 29, 2006 at Tanglewood's Memory Garden, where she had been a resident since August of 2004. She was born on April 30, 1910 in Norristown, PA, the daughter of the late Jacob and Bessie Margot Karpel and lived most of her life on Long Island with her husband, Murray, following their marriage in June of 1933. He predeceased her in February of 1986.
Alyce is survived by her son, Lawrence J. (Sally) Winston of Shelter Island Heights, Long Island, and Bonita Springs, FL.; three granddaughters: Deborah W. (Dean) Weaver of Jamestown, Donna A. Winston of New York City and Deirdre A. (Christopher) O'Donnell of Rye. She was also the proud great-grandmother of Danielle, Drew and Douglas Weaver of Jamestown and Morgan and Matthew O'Donnell of Rye.
Mrs. Winston was somewhat of a Renaissance woman being both a mother and working woman in an age where it was not a common occurrence. She worked for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for more than 35 years and managed two of the department's largest branches on Long Island before retiring.
Alyce was also very active in local politics on Long Island and received several awards for outstanding volunteer work from the Republican Party there. She often boasted of having met seven U.S. presidents and liked to say that Ronald Reagan was her favorite. Her community efforts included more than 20 years as an active volunteer at her local hospital on Long Island and during WWII, she volunteered her time to the American Red Cross, helping in fund raising and performing tasks for returning wounded troops. She was a very gregarious person and was extremely active in the Doe Club, the woman's auxiliary to the Elks Club, where her husband was also active. Alyce was almost the last survivor of a women's social group of 12 called The Mad Cappers that met socially for more than 40 years, being outlived only by a woman friend who is now 102 years old. She had a quick smile, friendly wit, and made friends quickly all of her life, even in her last years at Memory Garden. Those who knew her and her family will miss Alyce Winston greatly.
A private family graveside service was held on Sept. 1. The family suggests memorials be made to Memory Garden, 560 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, NY, 14701. Local arrangements by Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head.
Mary Douso, of Glen Head, died on Aug. 30, 2006. Past chaplain and past historian of the Ladies Auxiliary Glenwood Landing American Legion Post 336. Wife of Rocco. Mother of Rocco, Christopher and the late Elizabeth. Daughter of Jennie and the late Michael Florio. Sister of Michael and the late Joseph Florio. Visiting Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Hyacinth R.C. Church, Glen Head. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury. Contributions may be made to Hospice Care Network, 99 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797.
Timothy J. Jessen, of Sea Cliff, died unexpectedly on Aug. 31, 2006. Co-producer/actor in Nothing Sacred, a film by Merlion Films. Son of Jill and Steven. Brother of Amy, Jennifer and Joshua Jessen. Grandson of Patricia and the late John Wieboldt and the late George and Sylvia Jessen. Nephew of Mark Magill (Blanche) and Paul Wieboldt (Marjorie). He is also survived by many cousins. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral service at the funeral home. He will always be remembered and deeply missed.
Eleanor Dochtermann Dwyer, 91, died at home on Sept. 1, 2006 after a brief battle with cancer. She is survived by her three sons, Henry (Helen Murray) of Chicago, Peter (Jean Lindsay-Dwyer) of Newton Center, MA, and Patrick of Glen Cove, and her two granddaughters, Lydia and Martha Dwyer of Newton Center She was the widow of George A. Dwyer.
Eleanor was born in Passaic and graduated from high school there in 1933. She attended Pratt Institute and worked as a dietician before marrying George Dwyer in 1939. The family lived in New Hyde Park and, later, in Glen Cove.
Eleanor was active in community and church organizations starting at an early age, when she volunteered for mission society at age 16. She was active in Sunday Schools and choir for 30 years, and later became known as the "flower lady" for her work in the Glen Cove and Sea Cliff United Methodist churches. She was past chairperson of the LI chapter of Spiritual Fellowship Frontiers and was recently active in the local AARP chapter as greeter, purveyor of jokes, and luncheon organizer.
Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. Services 7 p.m. on Friday at the Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. Interment at The Evergreens, Brooklyn Saturday.