Ruth E. Saltz, formerly of Locust Valley, died on July 9, 2009 at age 87. A former handbag designer, Ruth impacted the fashion industry with her creativity and uniqueness. Ruth is survived by her loving daughters, Marcella Saltz and Gayle Snyder. Reposed at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Service officiated by Rabbi Jeffrey Clopper. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Christopher Williams, of Glen Cove, died on July 9, 2009 at age 33. Brother of Stephanie Williams Hoffmann. Son of the late Charles and Juanita Williams. Nephew of Kathleen Williams and Dolores Connelly. Also survived by cousins, Robert, James, Kevin and Joseph Williams.
Chris was born in Glen Cove and spent his whole life in Glen Cove. His dad, Charles Gibson Williams (“Charlie”), was born in Glen Cove and spent his whole life in Landing, Glen Cove. His mom was Juanita Martinez Williams. After Chris’s mom and dad got married they spent a little time in Garden City and Locust Valley, but then moved back to Glen Cove.
Chris was born at Glen Cove Hospital. He went to St Patrick’s School and went to Glen Cove High School. He loved to drive trucks. As soon as he learned how to drive, he was at his cousin Robby William’s towing shop. After doing this for a couple of years, Chris wanted to drive something bigger. Chris got all his licenses to drive a tractor trailer. Whatever Chris drove he definitely could handle with such ease.
In 2007, he sold his truck and decided to work close to home. He began working for a union in construction. But more importantly, he was still able to drive trucks. Chris loved to go upstate with his close friends (from driving on the road and Glen Cove). He loved to drive quads upstate. He was compassionate, caring, giving and kind hearted. Chris was always there when a friend needed him. His kind words were “not a problem.” He will be forever in our hearts. Visiting was held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass held at St. Boniface Martyr Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Arthur H. Schierhorst, of Glenwood Landing, died at Glen Cove Hospital on June 18, 2009 after a long illness. Husband of Margaret (Taylor) Schierhorst. Father of Merry-Dale Schierhorst, Brenda Papile, Beth Downing, Dan Schierhorst and Jo-Anne Dobkin. Grandfather of nine. Also survived by his sister Ada Domagla and sister-in-law Flora Schierhorst and many nieces and nephews.
He was born in Sea Cliff on Dec. 15, 1927. Arthur served in the US Army in Germany as assistant to the chaplain of his post. He worked and retired from LILCO, Keyspan, New Business Department. He also worked and retired as electrical inspector for the NY Board of Electrical Underwriters.
Arthur was a long-time member of Glenwood Presbyterian Church, where as young man, he taught Sunday School and organized a youth group. Arthur enjoyed gardening, swimming and playing and teaching chess.
A memorial service for Arthur was held on June 25 at Glenwood Presbyterian Church by Rev. Kathy Nealand.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Glenwood Presbyterian Church, PO Box 17, 71 Grove St., Glenwood Landing, NY 11547.
Anastasia Vafiadis, of Jamaica and Glen Cove, died on July 13, 2009. Wife of the late George. Mother of Marie (John) Rummo. Grandmother of Valerie (Ralph) Caio. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral service Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection, 1400 Cedar Swamp Rd., Brookville. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens.
Oldrich Holubar, age 79, died on July 3 after a long battle with cardiac complications. Having lived for 40 years in Glen Cove and a lifelong career in advertising design, he and his wife moved to Alexandria, Virginia upon their retirement five years ago. One of his greatest personal accomplishments was being one of the designers of the Czech Chapel in the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. He continued his interest in the arts and his paintings were accepted into many juried competitions. Beloved husband of Margarete, with whom he recently celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary, he is survived by five children; daughter, Barbara Berry of North Carolina, sons, Martin of Georgia, Robert and John of Virginia and Matthew of New York, six grandchildren and many devoted friends. A Funeral Mass is to be held at noon on Friday, July 17 at St. Patrick’s Church in Glen Cove. In lieu of flowers Oldrich would have preferred that everyone perform a random act of kindness.
Robert K. Schwarz, of Glenwood Landing, died on July 6, 2009. Husband of Stephanie (nee Sondovitz) Schwarz. Father of Amanda Joy Schwarz (Mark) Rosenzweig, George Robert Schwarz and Ginger Kerry Schwarz. Son of George and Randi Schwarz. Brother of Carolyn (Dennis) Ferraioli. Visiting Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Glen Head. Interment V.A. National Cemetery, Calverton.
James A. Molloy Jr., of Glen Head, died on July 4, 2009. Father of Elizabeth (Kenneth) Anderson. Grandfather of Even and Alex Anderson. Brother of Mary Adelaide Martone. Uncle of Catherine Martone and Lawrence Martone. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Boniface Martyr Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the St. Boniface Outreach, Sea Cliff, NY.
Catherine Caldari, formerly of Deer Park, died on July 3, 2009. Wife of the late Jerry Caldari. She is survived by her daughter Ann Russo and her husband Frank and her son Jerry Caldari and his wife Laura. She was predeceased by her daughter Palma Sabbatino. Grandmother of Stephan Russo, Matthew Sabbatino and his wife Katie, Craig Sabbatino, Katie Russo, Jillian Russo, Joseph Caldari, and Nick Caldari. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Boniface Church. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Rose M. Zulli, of Glen Cove, formerly of Wantagh, died on July 2, 2009. Wife of Dominick. Mother of Denise (Joseph) Basile, Roseanne and the late Caryl (Donald) Lunde. Grandmother of Randi, Frankie, Brian and the late Jason. Great-grandmother of Christopher. Religious services were held at the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
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