James J. Capozzi, of Glen Cove, died on Aug. 23, 2009 at age 79. He was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus James Norton Council and was inducted into the Glen Cove Hall of Fame. He was a professional umpire who graduated from Bill McGowan’s School for Umpires in March of 1949 in Cocoa, FL. Bill McGowan was the senior umpire of both major leagues and Al Somers was his chief instructor with the Pacific Coast League along with Augie Donatelli and Marty Vogel to mention a few. He was a minor league umpire until he was called for duty during the Korean War and served in the Army where he became a mess sergeant and cooked for the Army’s officers. He was a proud veteran who always kept the men and woman in his heart who gave their lives to our country in Korea and every war during his entire lifetime.
When he came home from Korea he married his high school sweetheart Rose D’Ambrini in 1953 and lived his entire lifetime in the city he loved, Glen Cove.
Husband of Rose. Father of Joseph (Joyce), James J. Jr. and the late Michael (Carol). Brother of Amelia “Dolly” (Charles), John (Theresa), the late Jerry, Rocco, Dominic and Louis. Grandfather of Michael and Lauren. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass held at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice Care Network, 99 Sunnyside Blvd.,Woodbury, NY 11797.
Eleanor Darlington Trevor , of Paul Smiths, NY, formerly of Locust Valley and Manhattan, died on Aug. 19, 2009 at age 87. Wife of the late Bronson. Mother of Eleanor T. von Stade (Charles), Bronson Trevor Jr. (Nancy) and Caroline W. Rupp (Christopher). Sister of the late Joel Ellis Fisher Jr. Grandmother of Eleanor F. and Charles von Stade III, Bronson III and Ellis F. Trevor, Caroline T., Emily G. and Peter G. Salas. Interment private. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Scholarship Fund of the Daughters of the Cincinnati, 20 West 44th St., #508, New York, NY 10036 or the St. Regis Foundation, 64 Scotch Cap Rd., Unit 120, Quaker Hill, CT 06375.
Frank P. Carbonara, husband of Frances Carbonara for 54 years, died on Aug. 19 of complications following heart surgery. He was a cellist, WWII veteran and graduate of Columbia and Teachers College.
Frank loved classical music, opera and teaching. He was a popular teacher for 35 years, 31 of which were spent in the Roslyn Public Schools. He is remembered fondly by many students. After retirement, Frank taught music appreciation in Adult Ed at local colleges, libraries and public functions. For many years, Frank taught at the Hutton House Lectures at C.W. Post College.
He is survived by his loving wife Fran; sons, Daniel (Susan), David (Natalie), Nicholas; and four grandchildren. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Hyacinth Church. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Frank Carbonara’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation under the New England Chapter/Bay State via Internet: www.jdrf.org or by mail: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International New England Chapter/Bay State, 120 Wall St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005.
William W. Ayers
William W. Ayers, of Old Brookville, died on Aug. 19, 2009 at age 59. Son of the late Barbara and William. Brother of Jeffrey (Ellen) and the late Barbara Lisanne. Uncle of Alexandra and Charlotte. He was a Vietnam veteran, U.S. Marine Corp. and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was chief surgical resident, Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn and chief triage officer, Nassau County Medical Center. He was a talented surgeon who helped many people. Services are private.
Eleanora “Laura” Martone, of Glen Cove, died on Aug. 18, 2009 at age 91. Wife of the late Nicholas L. Mother of Lawrence (Marilyn), Corinna Fishman (Michael), Rose Polakowski (the late Paul), Nicholas L. Jr. (Donna), John (Caroline), Michael (Jane) and Christina Marrone (Philip). Sister of Jane and Rose Martone and the late Carmela Spinelli. Grandmother of 32. Great-grandmother of seven. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Boniface Martyr Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to YMCA, c/o Martone Children’s Center, 125 Dosoris Ln., Glen Cove, NY 11542.
Robert D. Larsen, of Glen Cove, died suddenly on Aug. 16, 2009 at age 47. Son of Robert L. and Joyce. Brother of LaCreta Holland (Charles). Uncle of Ryan, Rachel, Rebecca and Elizabeth. Longtime companion of Pamela Nigro and her daugther Amanda.Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Plainview. Interment in Indiana. Donations may be made to the North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050.
Sidney Farkas, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away on Aug. 15, 2009 at the age of 90. He is survived by his two daughters, Shelley Farkas Davis of New York City and the Hudson Valley and Barrie Farkas Miller of New York City. He is also survived by his nieces, Roberta Witlin Hirsh, Sindee Schenker Weinbaum and Cathy Witlin Blake as well as his nephews Sandy Witlin and Steven Schenker.
Sidney Farkas moved to Port Washington after the death of his wife Evelyn to whom he was married for over 50 years. They both met while attending Brooklyn College where Sidney was on the football team. Sidney was the leader of the Great Books Club at the Locust Valley Library for many years. He was a long time psychologist for a Long Island hospital until his retirement. He traveled extensively with his wife Evelyn who was a social worker at the same hospital. Besides traveling, the couple enjoyed creative gardening, reading, art, theater and music.
Gloria G. Grassi
Gloria G. Grassi, of Bayville, died suddenly on Aug. 16, 2009. Daughter of Sara and the late Gaetano. Sister of Ron (Marge). Niece of Gilda Carlucci. Aunt of Thomas, John and Ron. Also survived by five great-nieces. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass held at St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville. Entombment St. John’s Cemetery, Queens.
Mildred A. (Stein) McNally
A Lifetime in the Landing
Millie was born the ninth of 10 children to William Stein and Etta Tienken Stein on Nov. 10, 1926 at her childhood home in the Landing. After graduating from Glen Cove High School, she worked at Columbia Ribbon and Carbon until she married her soulmate, Ed McNally, in 1947 and started her own family. Millie and Ed built a house in the Landing in 1954 where they raised their three sons. Millie remained in that house until her quiet passing on Aug. 14, 2009.
Millie was the mother of Ed (Jane), Bob (Elin) and James (Dawn Marie). She was the grandmother of Robert (Adrienne), Daniel (Courtney), Kristin (Kyle), William (Katrina), Kimberly, Sean, Lauren and Deanna Marie. Millie was adored by her many nieces and nephews as well.
Millie was a special friend to many and often a caregiver to those around her. She will also be remembered as an organizer for the Glenwood Landing American Legion monthly bus trips to Atlantic City.
Services were held at Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass on Aug. 20 at St. Patrick’s RC Church and interment at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Brookville. Donations may be made in her memory to Glen Cove Emergency Medical Services, 8 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, NY 11542.
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