Ralph Todd, 88, died on Dec. 9, 2006. Husband of Bea. Father of Andi, Randy and Bruce. Grandfather of Evan, Jessica and Amy. Brother of Marvin. Father-in-law of Harold and Marcy. Charismatic and inspirational, he lived life with intensity and zest. Careers spanning his lifetime included CPA in his early years, financial vice president of Triangle Pacific Forest Products and financial consultant for the First National Bank of Boston. Upon retiring, in keeping with his unique style, he attended Hofstra Law School and earned his juris doctorate at the age of 72. Magnanimous, kind, generous and larger-than-life, he will be sorely missed by friends and family who knew and loved him. Arrangements were made by Riverside-Nassau North Chapels, Great Neck.
Lucille B. Ross, 93, of Great Neck since 1947, died on Dec. 29, 2006. She was a retired customer service rep for Chase Bank. She was an avid gardener, reader, card player and she did crossword puzzles. She was a competitive tennis player and swimmer who tried out for the Olympics. Both she and her late husband, Max, enjoyed entertaining at their home. Wife of the late Max (died 1964). Mother of Frederick Ross (Elizabeth). Arrangements were made by Riverside-Nassau North Chapels, Great Neck. Services held Jan. 2. Interment Mt. Ararat Cemetery.