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Obituary: Marilyn A. Benson

Marilyn A. Benson passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 23 at her Windemere Home on Martha’s Vineyard, where she lived close to her daughter Lisa.


Marilyn had a long and distinguished career in Long Island Community Newspapers as an advertising executive. She was passionate in her desire for locally owned businesses to thrive on Long Island and worked tirelessly toward that goal.


Obituary: Karl J. Leupold

Karl J. Leupold, P. E., formerly of Locust Valley, died on Dec. 9, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Nancy E. Loving father of Kristine Marino, Doreen Mitchell (Pierre), and Suzanne. Dear brother of Irene Boehmler (Walter) and Marion. Proud grandfather ofTaylor, Jordan, Kendall, Benjamin, Charlie, and Katie. Also survived by three nieces and three nephews. After receiving his civil engineering degree from Duke University and serving in the U.S. Marine Corp as a captain of an engineering company, Karl worked as an engineer and assistant superintendent for Con Edison before joining the Town of Oyster Bay in 1967. He was a town engineer, Superintendent of Engineering and Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, and in 1990, became Commissioner of Public Works, until his retirement in September of 2002. 

He also served as a Sunday School teacher and an Elder in the Reformed Church of Locust Valley for many years. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 20 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Service Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. at the Reformed Church of Locust Valley. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made to S.P.O.H.N.C., Support for People with Oral, Head & Neck Cancer, PO Box 53, Locust Valley, NY 11560.


Obituary: Kathleen P. Quinn

Kathleen P. Quinn, of Glen Cove, died on Dec. 11, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Frank (Lisa) and Tom (Janet). Cherished grandmother of Dylan, Brent, Donna and Angel and great-grandmother of Mya, Mason, Rocco and Gianna. Dear sister of Tom Carroll and sister-in-law of Sadie. She is also survived by a loving friend Molly.  Visiting held at Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass held at St. Boniface Martyr Church, Sea Cliff.  Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.


Obituary: Lawrence W. Hargett

Lawrence W. Hargett, 73, of Homosassa, FL, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Born June 27, 1940, in Brooklyn, to Frank and Mildred Hargett. He graduated from North Shore High School, Glen Head, in 1959 and SUNY Stony Brook in 1963. A resident of Tenafly, NJ, he moved to Florida in 1987. He was an industrial engineer, an inventor, and a voracious reader. Survivors include a son and a daughter, a brother, and four grandsons. A memorial service was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Tenafly, NJ on Dec. 11.


Obituary: Gertrude Albertson

Gertrude Albertson, of Glen Cove, died on Dec.  9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Edward T. Albertson. Loving grandmother of Nadine Gerndt-Landau. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel.


Obituary: Prescott Jennings, Jr.

Prescott Jennings, Jr., of Glen Head, died on Dec. 8, 2013. Avid golfer and member of The Creek Club. Alumni of Philips Exeter Academy, Princeton University and State University at Stony Brook. Beloved husband of Elizabeth LeBoeuf Jennings. Loving father of Elizabeth Duane, Anne Tozzo and Prescott Jennings, III. Cherished grandfather of Mary, Sean, Hannah and Thomas. Visiting held at Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, Funeral service and interment private.


Obituary: Mary M. DelFerraro

Mary M. DelFerraro, in her 99th year, of Glen Cove, died on Dec. 8, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Devoted mother of Tommy (Mary Ann) and Joseph (Andrea). Loving grandmother of Scott, Daniel, Ren and Chad. Dear sister of Pete, Jimmy Troffa, the late John, Al, Columbia, Fannie and Mack.  Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home. 


Obituary: Eileen P. Brown

Eileen P. Brown of Glen Head died on Dec. 9, 2013. Beloved wife of Louis. Loving mother of Edward (Tricia), Alicia Doodian (Robert), Marguerite Toohey (Thomas) and Louis. Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Patrick, Thomas, Grace, Matthew, Henry, Liam, Emma, Anna and William. Dear sister of Theresa, Ann, Thomas, Patrick and the late James. Visiting held at Whitting Funeral Home 300, Glen Cove Ave.  Funeral Mass held at St. Mary’s R. C. Church, Roslyn. Interment Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale. Contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering, 1275 York Av., New York, NY 10021.


Obituary: Paul Zenon Wos

On Dec. 2, 2013, Paul Zenon Wos passed away at his home in Sarasota, FL at the age of 92. An intrepid fighter for freedom all his life, Paul was a combat veteran of the anti-Nazi and anti-Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939. During the Holocaust, Paul Wos, along with his father, mother, and siblings, rescued the Jewish Melamed family and other Jews, including future professor Israel Shahak. For this selfless act, Paul was awarded the Yad Vashem Medal,

“Righteous Among the Nations.” At the time Paul Wos also volunteered as a soldier in the underground Polish Home Army. In its ranks he participated in the Warsaw Rising of 1944. Captured by the Germans, along with his family members, he became a prisoner of the Nazi Flossenburg Concentration Camp. After the liberation by the Americans, he participated as a courier in the anti-Communist underground, traveling between the West and Soviet-occupied Poland, which he was eventually forced to leave. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Wanda, his son, Konrad Wos, his daughter, Ambassador Aldona Wos; their spouses Meggan Walsh and Louis DeJoy as well as four grandchildren, Taylor and Carson Wos and Ania and Andrew DeJoy and a sister, Wanda Wos-Lorenc. He is preceded in death by his sister, Irena Wos-Madejski and his brother, Jerzy Odon Wos.  


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC  20036; *Designate for the Kosciusko Chair or Victims of Communism Foundation, 1521 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC  20036.


Obituary: Kevin David O’Neil

Kevin David O’Neil, of Glen Head, formerly of Waltham, MA died suddenly on Dec. 4, 2013, his 79th birthday. He worked for 40-plus years at NBC News; member of the John W. Mackay Council Knights of Columbus, member of the choir for St. Mary’s Church, Roslyn. Beloved husband of Carolyn (nee: Byrne). Cherished father of Christopher, David and Leslie. Loving grandfather of Emily, Paige, Andrew, Hannah and Quincey.  Funeral Mass held at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Roslyn. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Great Neck. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. 


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