John Rawlinson of Glen Cove, formerly of Upper Brookville, died at the age of 88 on May 19, 2009. For 37 years he was a professor of Asian history at Hofstra University. He also served as the historian for Upper Brookville. He is survived by his son Frank Rawlinson and granddaughter Morgan; stepdaughter Nancy Nicholson; step- grandsons. Robert and Alex Pucciariello. Memorial service June 27 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church Sea Cliff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Music Fund United Methodist Church Sea Cliff.