Charles North Ludlow
Charles North Ludlow died on Feb. 28, 2010 at home with his family. He was born on March 22, 1927 in Glen Cove, the son of Jane (North) Ludlow and Charles E. Ludlow of Sea Cliff.
Growing up in Sea Cliff and on LI Sound and Charlie’s early years as camper, later a counselor, at Mowglis, a boy’s camp located on Newfound Lake in New Hampshire, provided experiences and taught him a love of nature and the sea. Later, his service in the Navy during WWII instilled an enduring loyalty to country.
Reinhold Herzog, of Bayville, died on Feb. 28, 2010 at age 75. He was a longtime employee of the Locust Valley School District for over 33 years. Husband of Liselotte. Father of Fred (Debby). Grandfather of Matthew. Visiting and Service at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park.
James A. Walsh
James A. Walsh, of Glen Cove, died on Feb. 27, 2010. Husband of Carol. Father of Patricia (Arthur) and the late Eileen. Grandfather of five. 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. Patrick Friday at 10 a.m. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village.
Valerie R. Ritchie, of Bayville, died on Feb. 23, 2010. Wife of Ronald. Mother of Nicole Vitale (Joseph) and Jordan Achilli. Sister of Virginia, Jane, Irving, Dorothy and the late Arthur. Grandmother of Joseph and Andie-Grace. Visiting and service at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Interment private. Donations may be made to the Glen Cove Animal Lovers League, PO Box 389, Glen Cove, NY 11542.
Paul Restaino, of Locust Valley and Palm Beach, FL, died on Feb. 19, 2010 at age 65. Paul was born and raised in New Jersey and lived most of his life in New York City and Long Island. He received his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve in Ohio. He earned his graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School, Class of ‘71. An entrepreneur, Mr. Restaino founded Paul Restaino Associates, a real estate and investment firm in Manhattan and Long Island. He was the son of Christina (nee Spina) and Patrick Restaino of New Jersey. In addition to his wife Karen and son Matthew, Mr. Restaino is survived by his brother Patrick of New Jersey; his sisters Joanne Germann of New Jersey, Elaine Sculley of San Francisco and Christine of Manhattan. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements made by Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. A candlelight Mass was held at St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Futures in Education Foundation, Attn: The Paul Restaino Be An Angel Scholarship, 310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215 or call 718-965-7300, ext.1605.
Robert Navesky Jr., 52, of Locust Valley, died on Feb. 5, 2010. Son of Robert Sr. and Margaret. Brother of Deborah Dooley (Craig). Uncle of Nicole, Lauren and Brian. Also survived by relatives and friends. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Memorial Mass at St. Gertrude RC Church. Interment private.
Marian Meade, of Glen Cove, died on Feb. 22, 2010. Wife of the late Charles. Sister of Edward Hornowski and the late Helen Sujeski. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick on March 2, 2010 at 10 a.m. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Henry P. Stemcosky, born July 4, 1920 in Shenandoah, PA, passed away on Jan. 30, 2010, referred to himself as the original Yankee Doodle Dandy. The family moved to Glen Cove where he grew up with many fond memories of fishing, clamming and boating.
Henry was preceded in death by his four brothers, Chester, Eddie, Norby and Bernie and his sister Angie. Henry and Marian were married for 66 years before her passing. They were married on Oct. 10, 1944 while on furlough from the famed United States Army 9th Fighter Squadron.
Henry was also a proud graduate of the Chico Flying School in 1942 before heading overseas. Henry, a WWII staff sergeant with the 49th Fighter Group 5th Air Force, had the honor of being in the first fighter outfit to land in the Japanese capital of Tokyo during General MacArthur’s command and credited for the destruction of 276 enemy planes in combat. Henry was awarded the American Service Medal. Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and WWII Victory Medal. Henry was crew chief mechanic for his squadron’s operation of the P-38 “Lightnings” in Japan, the Philippines and Okinawa and felt immense pride in keeping the bomber planes in tiptop shape and ready for combat.
Henry was employed by Republic Aviation on Long Island, continuing his work building planes for the military. Upon moving to Tucson, he was employed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base where he felt blessed to be able to continue working with his passion for planes. Much to his amazement, some of the very same planes Henry built for the military early in his career were also the very same planes he later retired at the Davis Monthan Grave Yard. Henry got a great deal of satisfaction from this full circle achievement in his aviation career.
Henry is survived by his only child Carol and was very proud “PopPop” to his grandchildren, Justin, Tina and Cereeda who were his world. A most proud American to serve his country and the best dad and grandfather anyone could hope for. Now Henry has met his desire to once again be with his wife Marian.
Arrangements were made by the East Lawn Palms Mortuary.
Clifford N. Davis, age 92, died on Feb. 21, 2010 at North Shore/Glen Cove Hospital. He was a Sea Cliff resident since his marriage to Jean Thackeray 66 years ago. One of nine children, Mr. Davis was born in a one-room cabin, a land-grant homestead in Cameron, MT.
A graduate of Boseman’s Montana State University, he was a physicist for Sperry Gyroscope (now part of Unisys) for 30 years, rising to a managerial position. Until his death, he was an active member of the Sea Cliff Beautification Committee. His landscaping and gardening expertise was honed by his 15 years as a volunteer at Westbury Gardens and 10 years at Planting Fields in Oyster Bay. He was a recipient of a Sea Cliff White Cap Award for service to the community that also included a stint as chairman of the planning board under former mayor Edward Stiles, a teacher of bread-baking to the young students at Sea Cliff Elementary School, a board member of Troop 45 of the Boy Scouts of America, and in 1955, of Sea Cliff Little League.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Gary of Brooklyn; daughter Dorean Langsdon of Paris, France; and grandsons Nicholas Davis and Ian Spencer Langsdon. A memorial gathering for his many friends is planned for the spring. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004.
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