Martin Brill died on Oct. 12, 1997. Beloved husband of Betty. Loving father of Walter and Gerrilyn, Peter and Krista and Steven and Elaine. Cherished grandfather of Rachel, Natalie, David and Lauren. Dear brother of Frank. A memorial gathering of family and friends was held at the Riverside Nassau North Chapel.
Martin and Betty have lived in Great Neck for over 40 years. The family thanks all who showed their love during his difficult illness.
Clarence S. (Larry) Fischer, 71, of Anderson, SC formerly of Great Neck, died on Oct. 18, 1997. He was a WWII veteran serving as radar operator aboard the USS Quincy in the South Pacific and a retired operating engineer Local 138, LI, NY. Mr. Fischer was a member of the VFW Gilliar-Nowill Post # 372 Great Neck, ex-chief of Vigilant Engine and Hook and Ladder Co., Great Neck, ex-member of the Setauket Fire Dept., member of the 8th Battalion Ex-Chiefs Association, member of the Fire Chiefs Council of NC and the Center Rock Fire Dept., Anderson. Husband of Joanne (nee Gallagher). Father of Sharon V. Passmore and Sheila H. Currivan. Father-in-law of Edward M. Currivan. Grandfather of Michael, Jessie Kayla, Daniel and Ian. Son-in-law of Virginia V. Gallagher. Donations can be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 506 Summitt Ave., Anderson, SC 29621 or the Center Rock Fire Dept., 105 New Hope Rd., Anderson, SC 29626.
Donald Phillips, a longtime Roslyn resident, a businessman and business professor, died on Oct. 24, 1997 at 80. After serving as a captain in Army intelligence during WWII, Mr. Phillips founded an appliance distribution business named Phillips Sales Company. Later renamed Highfield Sales, the business distributed televisions, stoves, refrigerators, and other major appliances throughout the eastern United States.
Mr. Phillips also taught business, finance and economics as an adjunct professor at Pace University for more than 20 years. He received his BA degree from CCNY and his MBA from Columbia University.
Mr. Phillips and his family first moved to Roslyn in 1956 and lived there for 26 years until they moved to Great Neck. In 1994, he and his wife, Annette Phillips, moved to Orchard Cove, a retirement community in Canton, MA, where he resided at his death.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Wendy Dunn and Susan Phillips and two grandchildren, Maya Phillips Margolis and Jeremy Richard Phillips Margolis.