Isobel (Breit) Castoro, 93, formerly of Plainview, passed away in Hudson, FL, on Aug. 8, 2009. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She is survived by her son, Carl of Hicksville and daughter Cathy Snyder of New Paltz, NY, as well as five grandchildren. Widow of Michael P. Castoro.
Isobel was “Rosie the Riveter” and the first woman to receive an “A” rating for her work in defense during WWII. She also aided in the capture of a saboteur.
Madeline D. Matschat, of Hicksville, died on Aug. 10, 2009, in her 82nd year. Wife of the late Paul L. Mother of Deborah A. Skelly (the late Jim) and Paul L. Jr. Sister of Alice Holt, George Pruett, Barbara Bell and Betty Williams. Grandmother of James, Dave and Chrissy. Aunt of many nieces and nephews and treasured friend. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel. Mass at St. Ignatius RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
John C. Spadola, who was born in Hicksville, passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2009 at the age of 54. He is survived by his wife and three children and two grandchildren, his mother, his two brothers and his two sisters. He was preceded in death by his father. John will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at Beck’s Funeral Home, 405 Fifth Ave. S, Edmonds, WA; 425-771-1234; share memories with the family at www.becksfuneralhome.com.
Thomas J. Crawford, of Levittown, died on July 19, 2009. A veteran of the USMC, he was a member of the 700 Club. Husband of Betty. Father of Cynthia Hennessey, Thomas J. Jr., Cheryl, Richard D. (Colleen), Patricia Mary, Pamela Villante (Edward), Lisa Marie (Angel Cotto), David (Dara), Ann Marie (Robert De Robertis) and Stephen M. Brother of Bunny Prieto, Nancy Snyder and the late Kitty. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of four.
The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel. Mass at St. Ignatius RC Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.
Edward R. Schluter Jr., 92, of Halcottsville, NY, died on July 11, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville, NY. He was born on July 23, 1916 in Oyster Bay, the son of Edward R. Schluter and Lillian Puvogel.
James Michael Rogan III, of Woodland Hills, CA, formerly of Hicksville, died on June 29, 2009. He was vice president of Warner Brothers, Burbank, CA. Husband of Sally A. Father of Jessica, James M. IV and Rebecca. Brother of Margaret Mathis (Bruce), Helen Bruno (Lou) and Julie Wightman (William). Cousin of Matthew Moersdorf (Susan). The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel. Mass at St. Ignatius RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Joan A. Gerard, of Hicksville, died on July 3, 2009. Wife of Robert. Mother of Donna Sanderson (Jim) and Robert (Catherine). Sister of Mary Grasdorf. Grandmother of James, Jack and Keelin. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel. Mass at Holy Family RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to any breast cancer society would be appreciated.
At 92, Marion “Tess” Teslik was an independent, quick-witted, working woman with a flair for fashion.
Growing up in Jamaica, Queens, Ms. Teslik attended finishing school after her high school days and later enrolled at Fordham University.
She attended three years of college before meeting her husband, Alexander, Jr., while on a train traveling between New York and Connecticut. They later married and Ms. Teslik, an only child, went on to have three children, Alexander, Steven and Melanie.
Dorothy G. Heidemann, age 85, died on May 11, 2009 at the Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA.
Dorothy was born in Manhattan on Aug. 2, 1923. She attended St. Joseph’s School and graduated from Julia Richmond High School in Manhattan. She and her husband Richard were married on April 28, 1945 at St. Joseph Church in Manhattan. She and her husband celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary just two weeks ago.
Dorothy was an executive assistant for Grumman Aerospace for over 25 years. She retired in 1986. She and her husband were active members of the Grumman Retiree Club.
Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Beloved wife of Richard L. Heidemann. Loving mother of K. Scott Heidemann and his fiancée Pauline E. Kelly of Belmont, MA, and Steven R. Heidemann and his wife Merle of East Lansing, MI. Devoted grandmother of Zachary and Fredrick Heidemann.
Funeral services are private. Arrangements are under the care of the Roberts & Sons Funeral Home 30 South St., Foxboro, MA. To light a special candle in her memory please visit the funeral home web site at www.robertsandsonsfuneral.com. For additional information contact 508-543-5471.
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