Dolores T. Boyle ("Lorry Brexel Boyle"). She was born on Dec. 13, 1931 in New York, NY and died on Dec. 28, 2006. She was a graduate of the Dominican Academy, New York, NY in 1951; she received a BA from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT, in 1954.
Dolores T. Boyle
Lorry was a product of her generation and her middle-class Catholic upbringing but she far and away surpassed those boundaries and expectations.
Lorry married now Col.Richard L. Boyle, USAR,Ret.(BA, Yale, New Haven, CT, in 1952) in June,1954. She moved with her new spouse to Chicago where they lived as young newlyweds, penniless but happy. She took her first full-time job at the Hospital of the University of Chicago where she put her husband through the University of Chicago law school (LLM, 1955). While 'working' through the ardors of being a law school spouse, Lorry gave birth to the first of their four children.
Lorry and Dick and their growing family settled in beau colic Great Neck. They traveled the world business class, as Dick's career developed. She took advantage of the proximity to NYC and took family and friends to Broadway shows, ballet, opera as well as museums and fine restaurants. She appreciated the finer things in life; from the luxury of a four star restaurant to the cooking skill required to make a good hamburger.
Lorry and Dick were life-long residents of Great Neck where they volunteered their time and experience to the: beautification of the Park
District; the preservation of historic homes and structures; the local Boy and Girl Scouts, the progression and funding of the school district, library and the family's continued participation in the annual Memorial Day parade.
Lorry made a drastic life change when she went back to work in the frozen food industry for Southland Frozen Foods, Great Neck, in marketing and research. Many were the table top experiments of new frozen food products at the Boyle household.
Lorry and Dick retired and moved east on Long Island. Lorry made friends wherever she went. Hers was a personality of optimism, good humor and the joy of life. Although she was ill for many years, she never lost her sense of humor or appreciation for the quirks found in everyday life. Much of Lorry's medical issues were due to a lifetime of smoking cigarettes - despite the claim, "I don't inhale"; smoking killed Lorry. Don't smoke.
Lorry leaves behind her husband of over 50 years; her children, Kerry Curran, Lisa Mevorach, Richard Boyle and Amy Boyle Geisel as well as nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. She will be greatly missed, but we will remember her keen wit, her well-read intellect, her unsurpassed ability to do the New York Times crossword puzzle without cheating, her fine needlework, her excellent life advice and her mean coq au vin.
Jerome Talbert, 87, of Fort Lee, died on April 22, 2007 at Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Queens and Great Neck for many years before moving to Fort Lee last year. He was head of business affairs at William Morris Agency, NYC, for many years. He was a member of Temple Israel of Great Neck.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn (nee Greenberg); daughter Amy Hartwig; brother Laurens; two grandchildren, Evan and Abby. He was predeceased by his sister Beverly Boxer. Funeral services were held on April 24 at Bernhim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston, NJ (973-422-0600).
written by Rick Bleiweiss
Sylvia Bleiweiss, a remarkable woman, died of natural causes on April 25, 2007 in Coconut Creek, FL, following a long illness after a major stroke five years ago. Sylvia was born in Brooklyn on July 14, 1917 growing up in a household that valued intellect, education, and the arts, most especially music. Her father, Joseph, was a singer and later in life became a cantor and rabbi. Sylvia inherited many talents from her father and mother, including a beautiful singing voice. She regularly sang on New York radio shows in her teens and twenties.
Sylvia attended Brooklyn College where she received her Bachelor's Degree, and after raising her only son Peter (known as "Rick") she went back to school and received her Master's Degree from New York University in education, specializing in remedial education and learning disabilities.
After graduating, she was immediately engaged as a full professor at the New York University Reading Institute, where she stayed for a number of years, eventually becoming one of the school's top administrators responsible for all the teachers, curriculum, and quality of education. During this time Sylvia became one of the nation's most respected educators in the fields of remedial reading and learning disabilities, often giving lectures and seminars for professional organizations, school districts and universities, and also writing numerous papers on education and personality development.
Sylvia, and her now-deceased husband Arthur, lived in Great Neck, where they raised their son. When he was grown they moved to the Gramarcy Park area of Manhattan, where they stayed for a number of years until they moved to Toronto, Canada.
In Toronto, Sylvia founded the Bleiweiss Institute For Learning, which quickly became the leading school in all of Toronto for children with learning disabilities. Sylvia ran the Institute, which was cited by the Canadian government for its work in helping troubled youngsters, and was on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association for Learning Disabilities for the Providence of Ontario. She additionally taught educators at the University of Toronto. After ten years she sold the Institute and moved back to New York due to Arthur's failing health.
Sylvia was a wonderful and successful mother, wife, administrator and educator, but she was also much more. She was founder of Wynmoor at Coconut Creek's Culture Club, a regular donor to and activist in causes and organizations that supported human rights, an active feminist including being a "Woman's Space" leader, and was an author including being one of the major contributors to the book What About Me? The LD Adolescent. She and her husband were founding members of Temple Emanuel in Great Neck.
Sylvia was also a prolific poet who was nominated as Poet of the Year in 2002, and was inducted as an International Poet of Merit and Honored Member by the International Society of Poets. The very last poem that Sylvia wrote just before her stroke was about aging and growing old:
"Like a harsh shower
Age suddenly drenches,
We run for shelter to embracing trees
None are large enough."
Sylvia had an impact on many people's lives both professionally and personally. She was described by those who knew her as a brilliant, active, vibrant, exciting, creative, dedicated, talented, friendly woman who had a heart of gold. She will be missed.
Sylvia is survived by her loving son Rick Bleiweiss and his wife Deborah of Ashland, OR; her grandchildren, Benjamin Bleiweiss of Roanoke, VA, and Jonathan Bleiweiss of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and her close cousin Saundra Shohen of New York, NY.
Sylvia will be cremated, and then buried in a grove of trees on her son's property in Ashland, OR.
Alfred Paul Savage, born April 26, 1920 in Great Neck to Charles and Susanna Savage, died April 18, 2007 at Fort Whipple hospital in Prescott, AZ. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Brenda and his daughter Brenda M. He was preceded in death by his son Alfred Charles and daughter Deborah Ann Savage-Post. Services were held at the National Cemetery in Prescott on April 30 with full military honors.