Obituaries
Dorothy Sherry
Dorothy (Richardson) Sherry, formerly of Valley Stream and Glen Cove, passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2008 in Haverhill, MA, surrounded by her children. Beloved wife of the late Gerard P. Sherry. Mother of Christina DeFrancesco, Victoria Henry, Peter Sherry and Gerard Paul Sherry. Grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of one. Dorothy was a long time parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church and served the Valley Stream community for 25 years as a nurse at Franklin General Hospital. She was a proud alumna of Bellevue School of Nursing and member of the Widow Widowers Group. The family wishes to extend gratitude to the Penacook Nursing Home, the Glen Cove Senior Center, Marquis Nursing Home, as well as all her doctors and nurses whose compassion and kindness toward Dorothy was much appreciated. Dorothy was a woman of great depth, integrity, honor and old-fashioned values. She was loved by all and will be missed immensely. Arrangements were made by McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Interment was private.

Geraldyn L. Redmond, 89, died Dec, 23, 2008 in Glen Cove. He was born Sept. 21, 1919, a descendent of the Livingstons of the famed Hudson Valley New York Manor. His father Geraldyn L. Redmond died suddenly in Paris in 1930 and Gerry grew up under the influence of his accomplished equestrian mother, Katherine Register Toerge in Locust Valley. He attended the Green Vale School, Aiken Prep, St. Marks, and Harvard.

During WWII he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific on the destroyer the USS Mississippi and later as lieutenant on the submarine the USS Finback. On Sept. 2, 1944 on patrol off Chi Chi Jima the sub rescued George H.W. Bush who had parachuted from his stricken plane before it crashed into the sea. This heroic act was rewarded in 1989 when Bush became U.S. president and feted the crew of the Finback at his inauguration. This was a proud highlight of Gerry's life.

In 1945, he married Anne Martin. After the war, he built a vacation house in Lyford Key, Nassau (the Bahamas) and entertained visiting friends. This later became part of the Lyford Key Club. In 1949 they moved to Pasadena, CA, with two children, Joan and Gerry. He became president of the U.S. Pump Company, a manufacturer of water pumps. Soon after, they moved back to Locust Valley to the house his father built and resumed a full social life enjoying golf and bridge with a large circle of friends. He belonged to the Piping Rock Club for most of his life as well as the Brooks, Racquet and Knickerbocker clubs.

In his early '40s he almost died after serious esophageal surgery. He was a voracious reader and student of history, particularly military and loved to recount his wartime exploits to anyone who would listen. In his latter years he and his second wife, Lida, traveled widely with Gordon and Grace McGrath.

He possessed an amazing memory for names, relationships and events from the past and could recount myriad details and stories on the spot. He retained this ability until the very end. He lived a full and active life maintaining close relationships with many friends and when asked recently by one of them if he had it to do over would he have changed anything, the resounding answer was no.

Lida, his wife of 37 years, and son Gerry, predeceased him. He is survived by his daughter, Joan of Pine Plains, NY; son and daughter-in-law, John and Jane of Bayville; their daughters, Lily and Olivia; daughter Nancy of Santa Barbara, CA; and his sister Nancy Manierre of Middleburg, VA.

Arrangements made by Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. A celebration in honor of his life will be announced in Spring 2009.

Mayer Milton Prior was born Dec. 2, 1919 in Shenandoah, PA, to Charles and Fanny Prensky. Mayer was known as "Mac" for much of his life. He was raised on Andrews Ave. in the Bronx, graduated from NYU, and served as an Intelligence Officer with the Air Force in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. Mayer married Sylvia Seifer in 1947 and lived on Long Island until 2003, when they moved to Dobbs Ferry. Mayer was a stockbroker for 40 years, and became a volunteer mental health counselor upon retirement. He and Sylvia were active tennis players and they traveled extensively, well into their 70s. At age 89, Mayer leaves behind his wife of 61 years; his children, Charles, Edward and Ellen; his daughter-in-law Lucia Chou and son-in-law Mark Morganelli; and his grandchildren, Laura Ming, Ilana Mei, Daniel, Ian and Jaren. He donated his body to Albert Einstein College of Medicine for medical research. There will be a private memorial service. Donations may be made in Mayer's name to the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County at www.holocaust-nassau.org. To view an online memorial guestbook and send the family a message of condolence, visit www.EdwardsAndDowdle.com. Annabelle Licata, of Glen Cove, died on Dec. 25, 2008. Wife of the late Albert P. Mother of Deborah (Ken) Roman, Karen (Paul) Byollott, Kenneth (Kathy) McCarthy, Maria (Otis) Cooper and the late Richard (Nancy) McCarthy. Sister of John and Margaret. Grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of two. Arrangements were made by McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Church of St. Patrick. Interment Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn. Baldwin L. Groser, of Glen Head, died on Christmas Day, 2008, at age 81. Husband of Virginia A. Father of Courtney (Grace), Barbara Rogner (Eric) and Douglas. Grandfather of Lauren, Eric and Dakota. Visitation and service at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Interment private. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. Esther R. Carbuto (nee Caggiano), of Glen Cove, died on Dec. 26, 2008. Wife of the late Anthony. Mother of Angela M. (Marianne), Lucinda Geist (Charles), Anthony M. (Jessie). Grandmother of Andrew, Christopher (Jennifer), Allison, Daniel. Great-grandmother of Joshua and Jacob. Daughter of the late Rocco Michael Caggiano and Angiolla Sangenito. Sister-in-law of Anne (Alfred) and Anna (Michael) Carbuto. Companion of "Sassy." She was a member of the St. Rocco Rosary Society. Arrangements were made by Marcus L. Bianconi Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Rocco RC Church. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Brookville. Rose P. Tuscano (nee Pascucci), of Burnsville, MN, died on Dec. 26, 2008. Wife of the late Anthony. Mother of Phyllis Bavero (Frank) and John Tuscano (Gail). Grandmother of Lauren Ashley Tuscano and David Bavero (Lori). Great-grandmother of Alexa and Hannah Rose Bavero. Arrangements were made by Marcus L. Bianconi Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at St. Edward the Confessor RC Church, Syosset, on Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Care Free Assisted Living Facility, c/o 44241 Fox Hunt Court, Prior Lake, MN 55372. Joseph Meiszok of Glen Cove, died on Dec. 27, 2008. Brother of the late Anne Granato, Stella Baczewski, Sophia Moores, Frances Mieszok. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass celebrated at the Church of St. Hyacinth. Interment at St. Patrick Cemetery.
John D. Kaminski
John D. Kaminski, of Melbourne FL, formerly of Glen Cove, died at the age of 55 on Dec. 27, 2008. John was born on Nov. 5, 1953 in Glen Cove and lived there for 44 years. He then relocated to North Carolina and then to Melbourne FL. Father to Jessica Kaminski. His family also includes his sisters, Jean (Charles) Petrie and Linda (John) Fischer; his nieces, Laurie Fischer and Tara (Zach) Hoaglund; nephews, Michael (Trisha) Kaminski and David Kaminski; his grandniece Hannah; and his grandnephews, Caleb and Mikah. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Concetta Kaminski; and his brother, Frank Kaminski. Sign the family guestbook at www.affuneral.com. Arrangements by South Brevard Funeral Home, Melbourne, FL ( 321-724-2222). James F. Carlson, of Glen Cove, died on Dec. 27, 2008. Husband of Joan (nee Giambruno). Father of Kathleen Monaco (Lee), Elizabeth Carlson, Jim and Bobby (Kim). Grandfather of Kelly Monaco, Collette Carlson, Katie Monaco and Jim Monaco. Arrangements were made by Marcus L. Bianconi Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. John E. Quinn of Glen Cove on Dec. 28, 2008 at age 85. He was a retired record producer for RCA for many years and a WWII Army veteran. Husband of the late Marion S. Father of Arthur (Colleen) and Andrea. Brother of Dorothy Imholz. Uncle of Kathy and Betsy. Visiting and service was held at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Stella Szeremeta, of Glen Cove, died on Dec. 29, 2008. Wife of the late Stanley. Mother of Walter (Carol) and Wanda (Italo). Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 13. Arrangements were made by McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass celebrated at the Church of St. Hyacinth. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.

Ruth Virginia Pretat, of Warminster and formerly of Mashpee, MA, and Glen Cove, died on Dec. 29, 2008. She was 81. Born in Flushing, she was the daughter of the late John Stephen and Alice Marie (Russett) Pahler. Ruth attended St. Andrews Avelino School and received a bachelors in education from Hunter College in New York.

She was a woman of strong character and integrity, a devoted daughter, mother and friend and accomplished businessperson. Ruth was a member of Christ the King RC Church.

She is survived by her two sons, John Robert Pretat (Teresa) of Manteca, CA, and Jeffrey Stephen Pretat (Leslie) of Plainsboro, NJ; her daughter Virginia Ruth Pretat of Brewster, MA; nine grandchilden and one great-grandchild. She was preceeded in death by her son James Hamilton and granddaughter Danielle Catherine.

The family received relatives and friends at Ann's Choice Chapel, Warminster, where a funeral service was held. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Baskwill Funeral Home, Hatboro, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of one's choice. Online farewell messages may be sent to the family at www.baskwill.com.

James T. Hebron

James T. Hebron, 89, passed away peacefully Jan. 2, 2009 after a long illness. He had a long impressive history. James grew up in Garden City and attended LaSalle Military academy. He later attended Hofstra College and NYU Law School, until his dreams of law were interrupted by WWII. He was drafted in to the Army and was sent to Princeton University where he studied advanced engineering as an Army specialist. He had to leave that for the Battle of the Bulge. He was assigned to the 69th Infantry Division and was shipped overseas. His actions there awarded him the Bronze Star with cluster, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Medal.

When he returned to the states he attended Columbia University where he received his BA and MA in industrial engineering. He then worked for Grumman for 43 years as the support material manager and then assistant director of systems engineering. In 1993 he received the Citizen of the Year award from the Nassau County Chapter of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers.

James also became district chairman of Boy Scouts for most of Nassau and Suffolk County while they were consolidating. He received the award of merit and the Silver Beaver award. Jim was the warden of Trinity Church in Roslyn for many years and was the recipient of the Bishops Cross. He later became warden emeritus of the church, a position that he was very proud of. He delivered Meals on Wheels for St. Francis Hospital for 12 years as well as ringing the Salvation Army bells with his beloved dog in reindeer ears for the less fortunate.

Over 50 years ago, Jim joined the Garden City Kiwanis Club as a charter member. Upon moving to Roslyn he became a charter member of the North Shore Kiwanis Club. He served on many committees as well as having been club secretary and president. He next served as Lt. Governor of the LI North Division, and then had the distinction of becoming the first Kiwanian to run "from the floor" for N.Y. District Governor, and winning. That was in 1980-1981. In 1984 he gained a seat on the NY District Foundation Board for a two-year term. He continued to serve on the Board of Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center of which he was a charter member. For his exemplary work in Kiwanis Jim was given life membership in North Shore Kiwanis as well as Kiwanis International. He received many awards

including the prestigious Hixon Award and Tablet of Honor.

James married Betty "Binky" Orgelman 66 years ago. Binky and Jim were very devoted to each other and enjoyed traveling, skiing, attending their church and enjoying their their children, Lynn Grimaldi, Leslie Weible and Todd Hebron. They have four grandchildren, James Grimaldi, Andrew and Kaitlin Weible and Lauren Hebron, who all always brought Jim great pleasure.

Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head.

David Beryl Jaeger, age 81, of Spring Glen, NY, died Jan. 3, 2009 at Horton Regional Hospital, Middletown, NY. David, or Beryl to some, was born Dec. 16, 1927 in New York City, the only child of Simon Jaeger and Esther Barrett. Growing up he avidly followed U.S. military conquests during WWII fully expecting to contribute his efforts to the war. When the Japanese unconditionally surrendered David nevertheless enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he turned 18. That choice saw him serve a first tour of duty on the submarine USS Razorback (394) and an honorable discharge Jan. 12, 1948. Still in the reserves, at the outset of the Korean War, David was recalled to active duty and served another tour of duty aboard the USS Sea Poarcher (406) and was again honorably discharged Nov. 11, 1953.

After being discharged David briefly attended night school where he met his loving wife, Gisela Pelzinski; they celebrated 49 happy years of marriage, five children and many beautiful and wonderful memories. Gisela passed away in 2001. David missed her greatly and spoke of her frequently.

David worked tirelessly for several years at two jobs, seven days a week, in his silent and successful effort to provide his family a warm, secure place to grow.

David is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Jaeger of Everett, WA., and Karin Vanderhoff of Ellenville, NY; three sons, Thomas Jaeger of Fort Lauderdale, FL., Phillip Jaeger of Manorville, NY, and Erik Jaeger formerly of Glen Cove; one son-in law George Vanderhoff; two daughter-in laws, Natanya Karbiener Jaeger formerly of Glen Cove and LingLing Qian. He loved watching his grandchildren during sporting events and visits with Thomas, Brian, Nick, Emma, Shane and Mei Ling.

In place of flowers, a memorial gift would be greatly appreciated to either Meals on Wheels or the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Michael Yamond, of Locust Valley, died on Jan. 3, 2009 at age 86. He was a WWII Marine Corp. veteran who served in Iwo Jima. Husband of the late Nicolina. Father of Elizabeth Taub (Robert), Angela Abbondondolo (Neal) and Michael Jr. (Carol). Brother of Mildred Papasidero, Anne Baldorossi and August Jr. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of six. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Anna L. Marrone, of Glen Cove, died on Jan. 5, 2009. Mother of Philip (Christina), Michael (Debra) and Ann Marie Martino (Michael). Grandmother of Philip, Jennifer, Andrea, Laura and Stephanie Marrone, Michael and Joseph Martino. Sister of the late Else Strauch (Mickey). Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday at the Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.

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