Nathan Altman, 90, of Great Neck, died on Oct. 10, 2009. He worked at Albinder, Altman and Block. Son of the late Samuel and Anna Altman. Husband of the late Helene. Father of Susan Altman Feit (Victor) and Wendy Altman Rada (Zion). Grandfather of Ari Rada, Jonathan Rada and Rebecca Feit. Brother of the late Betty Chapkin. Services held at Riverside-Nassau North Chapels, Great Neck. Interment New Montefiore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Laurence Lyons, 98, of Great Neck died on Oct. 8, 2009. He was employed by Allen & Co. Investment Banking, New York City. He was a longtime member of Temple Beth El of Great Neck. Son of the late Joseph and Bessie Lyons. Husband of the late Gertrude. Father of Jon Lyons of Katonah, NY. Father-in-law of Amy Lyons. Arrangements were made by Riverside-Nassau North Chapels, Great Neck. Services held on Oct. 9 with Rabbi Tara Feldman officiating. Interment Beth Moses Cemetery, Pinelawn.
Malcolm F. Nielson, 96, of Port Washington, died on Oct. 7, 2009. For more than 75 years he was a volunteer in the Great Neck Alert’s Fire Department, serving at various times as chief and member of the Alert Benevolent Association. He was also a member of The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York and Southern New York Volunteer Firemen’s Association. Father of Janet Capra, Malcolm S. Nielson, Katherine Grace and Patricia Nielson. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 10. He was reposed at the Alert Fire Department. Arrangements were entrusted to the Fairchild Funeral Home, Manhasset. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Aloysius RC Church. Interment Flushing Cemetery.
(Evelyn) Lois Staat, 93, died on Sept. 30, 2009 in Sarasota, FL. She was born Jan. 23, 1916 in New Brunswick, NJ, and was a graduate of Ithaca College and New York University. She taught physical education and modern dance in Oswego, NY, Wappingers Falls, NY and Great Neck, retiring in 1971 as head of the Girls Physical Education Department at Great Neck South Senior High School.
After moving to Sarasota in 1973, she was an active volunteer for many years at Girls, Inc., and was a member of the Sarasota Garden Club, creating many of the designs and signs for the annual flower shows. An avid golfer, Lois chaired the scoreboard committee during the years of the LPGA Bent Tree Classic.
She is survived by her niece, Marjorie (Douglas) Deline of Midland, MI; a grand-nephew Christopher (Hollie) Deline of Denver; and a grand- niece Andrea Deline of Chicago.
Cremation has taken place and interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in New Brunswick, NJ. Weigand Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Girls, Inc. of Sarasota, the Sarasota Garden Club or Tidewell Hospice.
Dorothy A. Havecker Tamraz, 94, of Brandon Oaks, Roanoke, VA, and formerly of New York, died on Sept. 22, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Charles and Sophia Krieger Havecker and by her husband Clement Alvin Tamraz of Yonkers.
She was born in Brooklyn on March 3, 1915. She graduated from Brooklyn College in 1939 and earned her master’s degree in 1941 in personnel administration from New York University. Upon her retirement as director of personnel relations of the New York City Department of Social Services, she lived in California with her husband, a published writer, until her return to Great Neck. She later retired to Brandon Oaks to be near her dear cousin Sadie M. R. Boyle.
She is survived by her stepson and daughter-in-law, Clement P. (Bo) and Hope Tamraz of Carmichael, CA; stepgranddaughters, Victoria and Vanessa Tamraz of Sacramento, CA; sister-in-law Anne Tamraz Fredericks of Yonkers; step nephew and niece-in-law, Jonathan and Sonja Tamraz of Roanoke, VA; and cousin Barbara B. Lemon and her family.
Dorothy was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church and a member of Bryn Mawr Chapter #530 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an extremely intelligent and vibrant woman who made great advancements in the professional world in her time.
A memorial service was held Sept. 27 in the Brandon Oaks auditorium with the Rev. George Anderson officiating. Arrangements were made by Oakley’s Roanoke Chapel.
Vincenzina (Vincie) Economos, 73, of Hartsdale, NY, formerly of Great Neck, died July 29, 2009 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her parents, Anna Duscher and Salvatore Bruschetti. Survived by her son, Salvatore Economos, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and daughter, Andrea Economos, son-in-law, Joseph Cervone and grandchildren, John and Catie, Scarsdale, NY.
Vincie touched many people with her loving and generous heart. She will be missed.
Funeral Mass will be held on Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 92 South Lexington Ave., White Plains. A memorial gathering will also take place at the home of her daughter later in August.
Marjorie Pasternack, 94, of Great Neck, died on July 26, 2009. She was a dance therapist. Wife of the late David Pasternack. Mother of Susan Colby and Lynn. Mother-in-law of Mel Colby. Daughter of the late Jacob Newman and Nanette Hirsch. Grandmother of Bryon, Diana, Brandon, Mili, Faith and Derek. Great-grandmother of Tyler, Olivia, Amanda and Aidan. Arrangements were made by Riverside-Nassau North Chapels, Great Neck. Services were held on July 30 with Rabbi Feldman of Temple Beth-El officiating. Interment Beth Moss Cemetery, Pinelawn.
Carol Sue Dempster, 73, formerly of New York City and Drexel Hill, PA, died on June 28, 2009 at Landis Homes, Lititz, PA. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Beatrice (Hearn) Dempster.
Carol worked as a teacher for the Great Neck School District and was an alumna of Taylor University and the University of Pennsylvania where she received her master’s degree. She was also compassionate with animals.
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