Julie Koen, 53, of Lake Success, died on Jan. 17, 2001. She was employed by the Community Nursery School in Great Neck. She taught young children creative movement and dance at the school and Temple Beth-El Early Childhood Center. She loved to dance and spent many years at the Zawaki Dance Studio. Wife of Robert. Mother of Jennifer Horowitz and Jonathan Koen. Mother-in-law of Mark Horowitz. Daughter of Jerome and Norma Marsh of Livingston, NJ. Daughter-in-law of Martah Koen and the late Bernard Koen of Great Neck. Sister of Amy Katz and Cindy Dolgin. Arrangements were made by Riverside Nassau North Chapels, Great Neck. Service officiated by Rabbi Jerome Davidson at Temple Beth-El of GN. Interment Beth David Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Julie Koen Memorial Foundation, c/o 14 Meadow Woods Rd., Great Neck, NY 11020, which will be donated to fund breast cancer research.
Helen Josephine Wade Chesney, 86, lifelong resident of Great Neck, died on Jan. 15, 2001. Wife of 67 years of Donald Chesney. Mother of Pamela Faulk of Levittown, Susan Wieczorek of Venice, FL and Barbara Danese of Jacksonville, FL. Sister of Aline Matthews and William Wade of Venice, FL, Ethel Railsback of Odessa, FL, Virginia Rose of Warrenton, OR and Richard Wade of Wilmington, DE. Grandmother of Peter Faulk, Paul Faulk, Dina Allen, Anthony DeStefano, Elizabeth Mosely and Jeffrey Danese. Aunt of nine nieces and nine nephews. Great-grandmother of four. Mrs. Chesney worked for the Great Neck News, Suburb Wright of GN and 25 years for Ziegler Chemical Company. Arrangements were made by the Fairchild Funeral Home, Manhasset. Mass at St. Aloysius Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery.
FOCUS (Foundation of Community Unified Services Inc.) sadly reports the death of one of its members, Harriet Goodbinder, who died on New Year's Day. Harriet and her husband Arnie lived in Great Neck with their two sons, Glenn and Charles for 32 years. Charles moved to Wisconsin to go to college and remained there to live. Glenn, a dentist, lives with his wife and two lovely children in Whitestone. Harriet and her husband had been teenage sweethearts and Harriet's life was shattered when Arnie died on a brain tumor a few years ago. Harriet, forever a fashion trend setter, was always perfectly turned out and was gradually getting on with her life when she became sick with a rare form of lupus. Her death was untimely and particularly sad for her FOCUS friends with whom she had a great rapport. Harriet had a very sharp wit, and we will miss her.
Mike Master, who would have been 78 on Jan. 31, died on Jan. 14, 2001. He was devoted husband of 52 years to Doris, beloved father of Bob and Lisa and father-in-law of Nancy Goldhill and Ken Park. He adored his grandchildren, Benjamin, Ilana and Maya and was a loving brother to Herb. A graduate of CCNY, he was employed by Abraham & Strauss for 32 years as a financial officer in the Collection Dept. After he retired, he and his wife moved to Great Neck, where he participated in the many intellectual activities of the town and was an avid folk dancer. He was a member of Professional and Executives in Retirement, a group which meets at Hofstra University and was also treasurer of his building co-op for many years. He was much loved by and will be missed by all who knew him. Those who wish, may make contributions to the Great Neck Library in Mike Master's name for the establishment of a collection of materials on labor history.