Dominick DiFede, lifetime resident of Locust Valley, died on Aug. 31, 2009 at age 69. He was a member of the Locust Valley Fire Dept. since 1965. Husband of Jean. Father of Robert (Anne), Doreen McCarthy and the late Peter. Brother of Louis, Angelina Veroxie, George and the late John. Grandfather of Laura and Nicole. Also survived by his buddy Tigger. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass St. Patrick’s RC Church. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made to NY State Firemens Home, Operation Small Fund, 125 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534.
Arthur F. Merrick, 82, of Little River, SC, formerly of Sea Cliff, died Aug. 30, 2009 at Seacoast Medical Center. He was the son of the late Leo J. and Margaret Doxey Merrick. Mr. Merrick was a WWII Navy veteran and was a retired corrections officer with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia Gilhooly Merrick; loving daughters, Nancy (Patrick) Furlong of Glen Cove, and Patricia (Patrick) Turbitt of Lagrange, NY; grandchildren, Emily Furlong and Matthew Turbitt; nieces, Brenda, Margaret, Christina and Cathleen; nephews, James and John; sisters-in-law Pamela and Joy. Mr. Merrick was predeceased by brothers, John, James and his wife Dorothy and Doree; a sister, Loretta.
Memorials may be made to: St. Christopher Ottilie Childrens Services, #1 Alexander Pl., Glen Cove, NY 11542. The Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family. Funeral services were held in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
John R. Eldridge, of Glen Cove, died on Aug. 29, 2009 at age 93. He was a WWII Army veteran and a longtime employee of Glen Cove City Hall. Husband of Theresa for 56 years. Brother of William and the late Ralph. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 532 Broad Hollow Rd., Ste. 118, Melville, NY 11747.
Graham J. Warren, of Locust Valley, died on Aug. 29, 2009. He was the owner of Apple Coach Works, Locust Valley. Husband of Tammy. Father of Taylor Olivia and Logan Grace. Son of Kenneth Warren and Althea Powers. Brother of Andrea G. and Kenneth Warren II. Son-in-law of Raymond and Margaret Adair. Also survived by six nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Brookville. Interment private. Contributions may be made to the Warren Children’s Education Fund.
Eva N. Stanco, of Glen Cove, died on Aug. 29, 2009 at age 87. Sister of the late Vito, Alex and Neil. Aunt of Maria (Peter), Angela, Daniel, Michael (Christine) and the late Anthony. Great-aunt of Sarah, A.J. and Mary. Also survived by many cousins. Prayer service and visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Elsie Weyland, of Glen Head, formerly of Greenvale, died on Aug. 29, 2009 at the age of 90. Sister of the late Stephan C. Weyland, Ann W. Smith and Frank Weyland. Aunt of Barbara Sendlenski (Edward T.) and Nancy S. Lynch (A. Robert). Great-aunt of Susan and Lisa Sendlenski. She was a teacher and administrator in the Roslyn Public Schools for 32 years. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. Mary’s Church, Roslyn, NY.
Charlotte H. Nerud, of Old Brookville, died on Aug. 28, 2009. Wife of John. Mother of Jan (Debra). Grandmother of Jan, Brianna, Morgan and Dylan. All services are private. For further information contact the Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY 11545.
Kathleen Queally Toher, of Locust Valley, died on Aug. 27, 2009. Wife of Frank Toher. Mother of Kate and Patrick. Sister of Marybeth Hopkins, Jean Swenson, Gerard Queally and Noreen McCabe. Daughter of Lydia and Justin Queally. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Donations in her name may be made to North Shore LIJ Foundation, 125 Community Dr., Great Neck, NY 11021, Palliative Care Unit.
Shirley L. Fertig (nee Austin) died on Aug. 26, 2009 at the age of 85. She was a lifelong resident of Sea Cliff. Wife of Tony for 66 years. Mother of Toni Ann, Bonnie, Craig and the late Scott. Grandmother of five and great-grandmother of four. Shirley was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and served many years in the Altar Guild and also many other functions of the church. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Sea Cliff. Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7633.
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.
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