Jack Hausman, 96, formerly of Great Neck, died on July 10, 1998. Born in Vienna, he was a retired textile manufacturer (where he was vice chairman of the board) and a founder of North Shore Hospital, Manhasset, and United Cerebral Palsy of NYC. He was also a fundraiser for several nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Hausman and his late wife, Ethel, helped raise funds for children with cerebral palsy and helped found the Cerebral Palsy Society later the United Cerebral Palsy Society (their son, Peter, was born with the disorder). Mr. Hausman created the first Cerebral Palsy Telethon along with Leonard Goldenson and Jane Hoving. He also initiated the United Cerebral Palsy/NYC Annual Awards Dinner and was a planner of the event. He received the Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his fund-raising efforts.
Mr. Hausman and his wife also began the Ethel and Jack Hausman Lectureship in Pediatrics at North Shore LIJ Systems and endowed the Jack Hausman Professorship in Pediatrics. He was a member of Temple Beth-El of Great Neck and Temple Emanuel of Manhattan.
He is survived by his sons Richard and Michael; his brother Leo; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements were made by the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, Manhattan. Interment Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
Marvin Gordon, one of the country's most highly sought-after construction consultants, died of congestive heart failure on July 13, 1998. He was an advisor to such builder-developers as the Trumps, Jack Parker, M. Solow and the Littwin Organization, to mention some.
At the time of his demise, Mr. Gordon, age 80, was finishing analysis of the final phases of Littwin's Glenwood project, a $100 million, story luxury building on East 39th Street.
Upon graduating from Stevens Technical Institute in Hoboken in 1940, Mr. Gordon worked for Webb & Knapp on the construction of the Sperry Gyroscope Plant in Lake Success which later became the first home of the United Nations. He then served as a mechanical engineer in the building of the USS Iowa at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
He served with the US Army during WWII rising to Battalion Adjutant of the 937th Aviation Engineers in the European Theater of Operations. Landing at Normandy almost immediately after D-Day, the 937th was assigned to reconstruct enemy airfields as soon as they were captured for use by the Eighth Air Force.
After the war he founded Construction Analysts and headed the company until his death. Mr. Gordon was active in his community working pro bono on the design, development and construction of the Lake Success Village Hall and recreational facilities.
Mr. Gordon leaves his wife of 60 years, Thelma (nee Altman); daughters, Carol of Lake Success and Nina of Alexandria, VA. He was also the father of the late Maida Gordon and leaves four grandchildren and a sister, Tilla Goldstein of Miami, FL.
Services were held at Riverside/Schwartz Bros. Nassau North Chapel in Great Neck.