Phillip Ephraim Lear, MD, 92, of Great Neck, died on Feb. 5, 1998. Emeritus director of surgery at LI Jewish Medical Center, governor of the American College of Surgeons, professor of surgery at Downstate Medical Center. A man of inordinate compassion, an extraordinary leader, healer, teacher, mentor and friend. Husband of Dora Hershkovitz. Father of Marion Swaybill and Elizabeth Pinsky. Grandfather of Stacey and Caroline Pinsky. Father-in-law of Lawrence Pinsky and the late Roger Swaybill. Funeral services were held at the Riverside-Nassau North Chapels, Great Neck.
Marie A. Lindrup, of Great Neck, died on Feb. 6, 1998. Wife of the late Sverre B. Arrangements were made by the Doyle B. Shaffer Funeral Home, Little Neck. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Aloysius RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Celia Josephine Riordan, formerly of Great Neck, died on Feb. 8, 1998. Wife of the late David. Mother of David, Michael, Robert and the late John. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of two. Arrangements were made by the Great Neck Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Aloysius RC Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery.
Dr. David J. Dennis, 81, of West Palm Beach, FL formerly of Lake Success, died on Feb. 11, 1998. Husband of Hilda. Father of Kay (Irwin) Freeman. Brother of two. Grandfather of Howard and Brian. Arrangements were made by the Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapels. Services held at Riverside-Nassau North Chapels. Contributions can be made to the Women's American ORT, 131 Jericho Tpke., Jericho, NY 11753.