Frances M. Arculeo, of Glen Head, died on Jan. 1, 2008 in her 91st year. Wife of the late Frank. Mother of Marion Van Allen (Karl), Janet Panzeca (the late Paul) and Robert (Eileen). Sister of Josephine Di Rafaffaele. Grandmother of Karl Van Allen Jr., Alison Fletcher, Christine Panzeca, Renee Spinella and Robert Jr. Great-grandmother of seven. Arrangements were made by the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park. Donations may be made to American Diabetes Assoc. L.I. Chapter: 150 Motor Pky., Hauppauge, NY 11788.
Blanche Domaradzki, of Locust Valley passed away on Jan. 16, 2008. Wife of the late Andrew. Mother of Edward (Angela), Michael (Joan), Sophia (Lloyd), Jeannie (Ralph) and the late Stanley and John. Grandmother of 18 and great-grandmother of six. Arrangements were made by McLoughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated at The Church of St. Hyacinth. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Giuseppina Grella, of Glen Cove, died on Jan. 17, 2008 at age 71. Mother of Maria Capobianco (Ricky), Antonio, Josephine, Freddy, and Renato. Sister of Sr. Maria Noviello, Lucia Morra (Alberto) and the late Luigi Noviello (Eleanora). Grandmother of 12. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Carmela Graziosi, of Glen Cove, died on Jan. 18, 2008 at age 96. Wife of the late Vincenzo. Mother of Geraldina Capobianco (Antonio), Grace Stanco (Frank) and Larry (Tommasina). Sister of Elena. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 13. Arrangements were made by the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Ronald E. Traxler, of Glen Cove, died on Jan. 19, 2008. He was a professional drummer for CBS, Arthur Godfrey, Peter Duchin and many other musical greats. Husband of Myra (nee Work). Father of Christiane Traxler, Jill (Matt) Kleiner and Paul (Lisa) Traxler. Grandfather of Benjamin, Melanie, Aynsley and Nicholas. Brother of Judy Sullivan. Brother-in-law of Margaret and Larry Troiano and Ken and Lou Work. Nephew of William and Kathy Traxler. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral service at Our Saviors Lutheran Church.
Elinore Ann (Nee Loewenstein) Barth. Beloved wife of the late Lester. Survived by sons Lawrence F. Barth of Halifax, PA., Frederick C. Barth of Boulder, CO., brother Howard Loewenstein of Moscow, Idaho. A longtime resident of Glen Cove, Mrs. Barth moved to Harrisburg, PA., in 2000 to be closer to her son Lawrence. She passed away January 8, 2008 of natural causes. Elinore was born and grew up in Manhattan. After high school, she worked as a secretary, including working for the government of the Netherlands at the start of WWII. Elinore and Lester met shortly after Lester left service in the Army at the end of WWII. They married a few months later and lived in Bayside, Queens. Son Lawrence was born in 1949. In 1950 Lester was recalled into the Army and served during the Korean War. The family lived on a military base in Massachusetts and, in 1952, son Frederick was born. After Lester left the service, the family bought their first home in Glen Cove on Luce Place. Later they moved to Edwards Lane. Elinore and Lester were among the families who joined together to form the North Country Reform Temple in Glen Cove. They remained active in the synagogue for many years. Once both boys were in school, Elinore began work as a volunteer at the then Glen Cove Hospital. She returned to her work as a secretary, first in the hospital and then for many years for a local doctor. Elinore loved gardening, birding, knitting and needlepoint. She especially enjoyed family vacations to upstate New York, Canada and historical sites like Williamsburg and Mystic, Connecticut. As with birding, she liked animals and nature and was avid about whale-watching day cruises from Montauk on the Island. Elinore was well-liked and had many friends. Her family and her friends will miss her very much. There was a memorial service Tuesday, January 15, at 2:30 p.m. at the Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Avenue in Glen Head. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg, Inc., 4000-4004 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112 or to a charity of your own choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at 109 Mountainview Drive, Halifax, PA 17032
Gerald T. Trotta of Glen Cove passed away on January 22, 2008. Husband of Jacqueline. Father of Christina and Thomas. Son of Thomas and Rose. Brother of Carol and Thomas. Son-in-law of John and Betty Pellegrino. Arrangements were made by McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the funeral home, 220 Glen St. Glen Cove. Funeral mass at the Church of St. Rocco, Friday 9:30 am. Interment Holy Rood cemetery.
Henry U. Harris Jr. of Brookville died on Jan. 15. Mr. Harris was born on Oct. 23, 1926 in New York City, the son of the late Henry Upham Harris Sr. and the late Mary Webster Harris. Mr. Harris was the grandson of John F. Harris, the founder of Harris, Upham & Co. and the grandson of Edwin S. Webster, the founder of Stone & Webster, Inc. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Jeanne Johnston of St Louis, MO. He attended the Green Vale School in Long Island and then went onto St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA, where he was drafted his senior year into the U.S. Army in 1945.
Following his commission as one of the youngest 2nd Lieutenants in the Army, he was ordered directly to the Pacific theater. Shortly after marching in front of General Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines, he contracted polio and was medically transported to Warm Springs, GA to convalesce. While there he would eventually meet an occupational therapist, Mary Jeanne Johnston, who would become his beloved wife of 47 years.
After receiving his BA in economics from Stanford University in 1951, Mr. Harris moved to New York City where he began a long and illustrious career with Harris, Upham & Co., where he served as president and CEO. He merged Harris, Upham with Smith Barney in 1976 and he would retire in 2003 as vice chairman emeritus of Smith Barney.
He served on many boards including as an honorary trustee of the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; the Chemical Bank Advisory Board; the Green Vale School; the Hospital for Special Surgery (where he was Chairman Emeritus); the Piping Rock Club; the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Securities Industry Association; Tenneco, Inc. of Houston; St. Mark's School; and the Webster Land Corporation.
Respected by all he met for his business acumen, compassionate leadership and spirited optimism, Mr. Harris was well known throughout Wall Street for half a century of leading executive positions in both Harris, Upham and Smith Barney. Living in Brookville, NY since the mid-1950s, Mr. Harris was a devoted member of the Long Island Garden Railway Society where he took great pleasure in modeling 19th-Century western railroads in his spectacular outdoor layout.
He also enjoyed summers in his New Hampshire residence on Squam Lake where he was an avid boater and fisherman. Despite his physical limitations, he was the family's most successful angler!
Perhaps more than anything else, he was the consummate family man and believed in family first. He is survived by his three sisters, Joan Hawkey and Evelyn Van Ingen of Glen Head, NY and Mary Ann Livens of Lincoln, MA and a brother, David Harris of Stamford, CT. Three sons also survive him, Henry U. Harris III of Norfolk, VA, Peter W. Harris of Dover, MA and Jon M. Harris of Wynwood, PA. Mr. Harris is survived by nine grandchildren.