Frank D. Mandaglio Jr., of Glen Cove and Westbury, died on Feb. 16, 2009 at age 62. Nephew, cousin and friend. Reposed at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Service and interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Martin Hesselbacher, of Voorheesville, NY, formerly of Glen Cove, died on Feb. 24, 2009. Husband of Miriam. Father of Mark (Vickie). Grandfather of Emily and Martin II. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral service at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens. Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205.
Ruth Lillian Galbraith, 84, of Asheville, NC, passed away at her residence, at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community on Feb. 24, 2009. A native of Queens, she was the daughter of the late William and Lillian May Schwaner Boyle. She is also preceded in death by her husband William C. Galbraith.
She was a member of the 4-H Club, the National Honor Society and the Presbyterian Church of which she had a strong faith in God. She enjoyed gardening and reaching out to anyone in need. She was a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her sons, Bruce William Galbraith (Carol) of Old Bridge, NJ, Scott Galbraith (Ruth) of Clayton, NC, and Glenn Galbraith (Alta Rebecca) of Knoxville, TN; daughter Claudia Baert of Effort, PA; sister Jean Shea of Glen Head; grandchildren, Jenny Hoffman, Megan and William Galbraith and Andy and Donald Rose; great-grandchildren, Allison and Kiaura Rose and Brandon and Daniel Hoffman.
A memorial service was be held in the St. Giles Chapel at the Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community with The Rev. Morgan Gardner officiatiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community Memorial Garden or CarePartners Hospice Home Care, P.O. Box 25338 Asheville, NC 28813.
An online registry is available www.ashevillemortauryservices.com.
Paul A. Winckler, Ph.D., of Glen Cove, died on Feb. 28, 2009. He was a former professor at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, C.W. Post College. Husband of the late Anne Mary O'Regan. Father of Mark P. Winckler, Christopher M. Winckler, Karen (Michael) Kaplan, Patrick A. (Barbara) Winckler and Pamela A. Winckler. Grandfather of Joshua and Anna Kaplan. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Boniface Martyr Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Ann C. Scarry, of Ocoee, FL, formerly of Locust Valley, died on Feb. 28, 2009. Daughter of the late Peter and Louise. Mother of Patricia Kinnear, Jean Dunn, Robert (Pat) Scarry and Peggy (Matt) Wagner. Sister of Peggy Brown and the late Hugh Brown. Grandmother of Rebecca and Kerri Kinnear, Katie and Mae Dunn and Alison and Samantha Scarry. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude's RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Roselyn M. Hochswender, 81, of Washington Square Village, NY, died March 5, 2009 at the Ferncliff nursing home in Rhinbeck, NY, from complications resulting from a fall in her New York apartment.
A one-time fashion model with the Powers agency in New York, Mrs. Hochswender (nee McCarthy) was born in New York in 1927 and attended St. John's University. She married William J. Hochswender Jr., an officer of First National City Bank in 1949 and they later moved to Sea Cliff to raise their two children. She belonged to the Sea Cliff Yacht Club, attended St. Boniface Church and worked as a bridal consultant at Bonwit Teller in Manhasset.
Her breathtaking home, perched on a cliff overlooking Long Island Sound, was well-known to her many friends and a generation of North Shore High School students. She later worked as an admissions officer at New York University and lived just off campus in Greenwich Village.
She is survived by her son, Woody, of Sharon, CT; her daughter, Patricia, of Windham, NY, and three grandchildren.
Edward W. Troll, of Glen Head, died on March 6, 2009. Husband of Doris. Brother of Catherine Fleschner. Uncle of Richard Fleschner (Carol) and Bill Fleschner (Ursula). Also survived by many grandnieces and nephews, great-grandnieces and nephews and godchildren. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral service at the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice Care Network, 99 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797 or Ronald McDonald House Charities, Attn: Charitable Accounting, One Kroc Dr., Oak Brook, IL 60523.
Joseph A. Pufahl
Joseph A. Pufahl, of Locust Valley, died March 14, 2009 at age 88. He will be remembered for his accomplishments as an inventor, entrepreneur, pianist, composer, machinist, carpenter, pilot and boatman, but his love of family and friends will be his legacy.
Known to countless people as "Papa Joe," he had a sharp intellect, boundless energy and a remarkable ability to help people find their own uniqueness. With only a high school degree, he first found work in the garment industry in New York during the Great Depression and worked his way up to part owner before launching his own companies. He held 28 patents in diverse fields including: manufacturing technologies, adhesive tape design, label manufacture and marine technologies. His companies employed hundreds in the design and manufacture of products used in fashion, textile bonding, graphic arts, automotive, transportation and other key industries. In 1965 he founded Adchem Corporation, an adhesives manufacturing company now based in Riverhead.
His ability to relate to and inspire his children and grandchildren was matched by his curiosity and honest interest in people from every walk of life; he was equally comfortable interacting with janitorial staff or Ph.D.s, engaging even the most learned in discussions of physics, chemistry, biology, or education.
Joe was instrumental in the start up of his daughter Kathryn's company, Beds and Borders, a leading supplier of unique annuals throughout the northeast. After her death in 2003 "Papa Joe" and "Grandma Flo" dedicated their lives to the support of family, friends and community.
Despite injury to his shoulder in childbirth, Joe was an excellent athlete who built his own water skis in the early 1950s, before they were commercially available. He became a graceful slalom water skier and later an avid snow skier.
Joe is survived by his wife Florence; his sons: John (Cheryl) of Huntington; Joseph M. (Sandra) of Cutchogue; Robert (Carol) of Huntington Bay; and nine grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care Network, 99 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury NY 11797 or to the Kathryn Pufahl Pediatric IBD Research Fund, Box 1656, 5 E. 98th St., New York, NY 10029.
Paul Hotine, of Bayville, died on March 14, 2009 at age 94. Uncle of Robert Hotine, Carolyn Schneider, John Hotine, Lucille Griffin, William Hotine, Peter Hotine, Collette Pirie, Susan Clark, Pamela Clark and Bernice Hotine. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. A memorial service will be held at the Village Church of Bayville on Wednesday March 25th at 11 a.m. Interment private.
Dr. Harry Sturge
Dr. Harry Sturge, long-time Sea Cliff resident and former North Shore Schools business administrator, Dr. Harry Sturge passed away on March 15, 2009 at his home after a painful battle with bone cancer at the age of 72. Harry Sturge retired as North Shore Schools Assistant Superintendent for Business and Personnel in June 1996, serving in this position for 21 years. He oversaw the district's finances as North Shore weathered high inflation in the '70s. The late '80s and early '90s brought a bond issue, the proliferation of state and federal regulatory laws that created major additional costs for the district, a major drop in annual state aid while enrollments continued to rise, which he successfully navigated. At his retirement in 1996, looking back, Dr. Sturge commented, " I'm proudest of a cost-effective operation, fiscal stability, superior audits by Peat Marwick and A ratings by Moody's Investor's Service." Throughout it all, Dr. Sturge maintained a smooth-running financial operation, and expressed great respect for his business staff and district leadership. Dr. Sturge had a broad background in education and finance, having taught at both Brooklyn College and New York University, where he received a Ph.D. in education administration. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Hofstra College. He was involved with Nassau's Economic Opportunity Commission and as a consultant in educational finance to other school districts before joining North Shore Schools. He had been a president of Nassau Chapter of the NY Association of School Business Officials. Dr. Sturge is survived by his wife Ida Sturge; sons, Michael and Gregory; sisters, Pamela Anievas, Catherine Sturge; and six grandchildren, Collin, Gabriella, Drusilla, Lili, Jane and Samuel. Harry and wife Ida were married 45 years this month. Since his retirement in 1996, Harry enjoyed spending time in Florida with his wife Ida, and visiting his son, Michael, daughter-in-law Michelle, and three grandchildren who live in Reno, NV. Before his illness, Harry Sturge enjoyed retired life as a North Shore local, where he could spend time with his three grandchildren, son Greg, and daughter-in-law, Joni Sturge, who live in Glenwood Landing. He was a strong advocate and loyal daily patron of local businesses where he befriended many service people. Harry also enjoyed playing rounds of golf with local friends at Glen Cove Golf Course. Harry Sturge served his country as a First Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve, was a member of the local Kiwanis and American Legion and a member of Glenwood Community Church. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head.
Nancy C. Stier, of Glen Cove, died on March 16, 2009. Wife of John J. Mother of Ronald, Amy, Valerie and Jessica. Sister of Patricia Horton and Lee Morphett. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Hyacinth Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Raymond Marius Calamari, of Glen Cove, died on Mach 16, 2009. Husband of Leonora. Father of Kathleen Daly, Barbara (Louis) Turchioe, Raymond M. (Chris) Calamari Jr. and Patricia Calamari. Grandfather of nine. Brother of Joseph, Julian and Barbara. The family will receive friends Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, 220 Glen St., Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Hyacinth Friday at 9:30 a.m. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.