Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00
Eelen P. Smaidjas, of Great Neck, died on Dec. 30, 2010. Loving wife of the late John Smaidjas. Devoted mother to the late John D. Smaidjas, Donna M. Faraci, Dennis M. Smaidjas and Laura B. Hollendzer. Cherished grandmother to Cheryl, Christine, Jennifer and Stephen Hollanzer. Great-grandma to Samantha, Austin, Adelaide, Genevive and Tristan. Caring aunt to many nieces and nephews. The family received friends at Fairchild Sons Funeral Home, Manhasset. Funeral Mass at St. Aloysius RC Church. Burial All Saints Cemetery.
Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00
Catherine L. Atwan was born on July 8, 1913 in Arlington, NJ. She grew up there and attended Montclair State Teachers College. She taught Latin in Glen Rock, NJ, until establishing a residence in Great Neck in 1990. She spent many years teaching English at Manhasset High School. After retirement she was involved with local organizations including REAP and AAUW. She was preceded in death by her husband Alphonse M. Atwan, the first principal of Saddle Rock School in Great Neck. She is survived by her daughter Gail A. Picarella; granson Alexander Norden; son-in-law R.G. Picarella; and niece Janet Lacey Johnson.
Friday, 17 December 2010 00:00
Dana Lehman, dedicated wife, mother of three and friend to many, and member of the Great Neck community for over 50 years, died at her home in Floral Park on Nov. 23, 2010, at age 92. Her life was a successful combination of love of family with an active public life of social commitment. As one of the principal organizers of Great Neck Peace Week in 1962 and again as initiator and chair of the Woman’s Action Committee of Womanspace of Great Neck, Mrs. Lehman brought together a wide range of voices, always believing that through dialogue and interaction, people, communities and societies could work toward greater social justice and worldwide peace.
Friday, 03 December 2010 00:00
Mark Seth Kline, age 52 died of ocular melanoma on Oct. 31, 2010. He is survived by his parents, Roslyn and Emanuel Kline; his three brothers, Brett, Ivan and Eric; two sisters-in-law, Simone and Karen; and five nephews, Brandon, Russell and Aaron of Croton, NY, and Douglas and Adrien of Paris, France.
He was a graduate of Great Neck North High School and the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00
Harold H. Wolgel, 90, died on Oct. 29, 201. A graduate of City College and Columbia Law School, he served in the U.S. Army and was a partner in the law firm of Gottesman, Wolgel, Malamy, Flynn & Weinberg. He was past president of Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, a member of the Nassau County Human Rights Commission and active in B’nai B’rith, the Great Neck PTAs and the Great Neck Democratic Club. Loving husband of Betty Wolgel. Devoted father of Susan, Barbara (Henry) and Amy. Adored grandfather of Alissa, David, Rachel, Joshua and Daniel. Cherished brother of Marjorie and the late Milton. A man of great intelligence and valor. He will be missed by many. Arrangements were made by Riverside-Nassau North Chapels, Great Neck. Services were held on Oct. 31 at Temple Emanuel.
Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00
Sylvia Everitt, 89, formerly of Great Neck, died peacefully on Oct. 28, 2010. She was predeceased by her devoted and adoring husband, Edgar Everitt, her son David Everitt and her first husband, Sam Kramer, who was killed during the last days of WWII. She is survived by her loving daughter, Judith Everitt, son-in-law John Abrams, daughter-in-law Laurie Everitt and grandsons, Ethan and Seth Abrams and Anthony and Gregory Everitt. Sylvia was one of the first women welders to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard during WWII and later she served as a social worker assisting blinded veterans. We already miss her love, laughter and strudel. Arrangements were made by the Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton, NJ. Visit TheKimbleFuneralHome.com to extend condolences to her family.
Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00
Judith W. Sokol, wife of Martin H. Sokol, mother to Deborah Sokol Hollander, Joseph Sokol and the late Sharon Sokol Heisler, mother-in-law to Robert Hollander, Suzy Kamali Sokol, Dr. Eliot and Erica Zucker Heisler, grandmother of Samantha, Brandon, Alex, Yasmine, Aaron, Amanda, James, Jason and Chloe, died peacefully in her bed, Oct. 9, 2010, at 71 years of age, after a long and courageous battle against breast cancer.
Within minutes after her husband and children recited the Havdalah prayers at her bedside, marking the end of the Jewish Sabbath, Judy passed away.
Friday, 22 October 2010 00:00
George Nicholas Christie, economist, of Great Neck, died on Oct. 12, 2010. He was born Nov. 2, 1924 in Wilmington, NC. Husband of Mary. Father of Sultana (Clifford) Malmgren, Stephanie (Mark) Antonucci, Susan (Marc) Solomon, Gregory (Melanie) Christie and the late Sandra. Grandfather of Pamela (Patrick), Michelle, Jonathan, Rachel, Sarah, Andrew, Gray, Boden and great-grandson Harrison.
Friday, 15 October 2010 00:00
Estelle (Silverman) Carroll, of Newton, MA, formerly of Great Neck and Pompano Beach, FL, died on Oct. 8, 2010 at the age of 90. Estelle was a lifelong member of Hadassah. Devoted mother of John (Helaine) Carroll of Newton, MA. Loving sister of the late Howard Silverman. Cherished grandmother of Michael (Jessica) Carroll of Wellesley, MA, and Deborah Carroll of Somerville, MA. Adored great-grandmother of Leah, Jonah and Jordyn. Arrangements were made by the Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, Brookline, MA. Graveside service at Beth Israel Memorial Park, Woodbridge, NJ. A memorial observance will be held at the home of John and Helaine Carroll on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00
Irving P. Graeb Jr., of Roslyn, passed away on Sept. 10, 2010 in the Bronx, where he was born on Sept. 19, 1922, the son of Irving and Frances Graeb. Irving attended Great Neck schools. He was valedictorian of Great Neck High School. He attended Dartmouth and earned his B.S. and M.B.A. at New York University. During WWII, he served in the U.S. military in England.
He applied his expertise to financial positions for General Motors, to which he devoted his entire career. After his retirement, he put those same skills to work in volunteering countless hours for St. George’s Episcopal Church in Hempstead.
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