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Obituary: Jane Veroxie-Nyquist

Jane Veroxie-Nyquist of Locust Valley, New York, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away on Saturday, April 5.  She was the beloved wife of the late Peter, who passed away on March 9, 2013.  Loving Aunt of Jaclyn, Steven, Mary Frances and the late Kathryn.  Niece of Doris and John Burns and Joan Mynarkiewicz.  Dear sister of the late William and Joseph.  Cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine. 

 

Jane was a devoted and integral part of Anton Community Newspapers in Mineola from 1976 to 1998.  She served as our technical support advisor, providing her expertise in writing computer programs to ensure smooth operation, and was promoted to Second Vice President in 1982, a position she held until her departure from the company in 1998.  In addition, several of her family members were employed at Anton at various times.  Jane always considered her co-workers as “family”.  Even after leaving her employment with Anton, Jane kept in touch with many of the employees, often getting together for dinner or meeting in the city to enjoy a Broadway play.  Her husband, Peter, was also an employee of Anton for many years and at the time of his death held the position of General Manager.

 

Jane’s hobbies and interests were many and varied.  They encompassed her love of gardening, needlepoint, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, cooking, traveling and attending concerts and shows at Tilles Center.  She enjoyed touring the local arboretums and designer showcases and was fond of haunting the local antique shops and those she came upon during trips around the country with her husband.  She and her parents spent many vacations in Las Vegas, and Jane and Peter loved traveling throughout New England, enjoying several excursions to Bar Harbor, Maine.  They were especially fond of Vermont, which they visited often and where they were married.  Another of Jane’s passions was her love of classical music, being a season ticket holder to the Long Island Philharmonic for close to 30 years.

 

She attended school in Glen Cove and was a  graduate of SUNY Oneonta.  Those who knew Jane would describe her as a unique individual who lived life on her own terms.  She was a caring, yet quiet individual with a tremendous sense of loyalty to friends and family.  She had a special way of holding a cigarette and loved driving her “baby” Lincoln.

 

Jane and her first husband, James Sterling Postley, who died in 1990,  lived at Mildew Manor in Locust Valley.  After Jane and Peter were married in 1999, they resided at the Manor until their respective deaths.

 

Arrangements by Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY where a gathering of friends and a memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, Jane requested donations be made in her memory to the Long Island Philharmonic, 1 Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 2C21, Melville, NY 11747.


News

The Sewanhaka Central High School District selected Brentwood-based Park East Construction as its bond construction management firm last week. The group will oversee the $86.6 million in improvements coming to the district. Park East will analyze school architect Wiedersum Associates’ plans before applying for New York State Education Department approval.

 

“They are going to make sure the [firms that win district contracts] do the work right,” District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie said. “They’re going to make sure [the engineer’s] drawings are right before they are sent up to New York State. [Park East] reports directly to the architect and the Board of Education to make sure what we say we’re going to do is done well.”

The Sept. 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education covered a range of issues, from the district’s overall performance to the sudden death of a student to fiscal and personnel issues—even to the loss of maple trees. 

 

National Ranking 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth announced that the district’s high school had achieved an impressive level of distinction in a recent national survey that measured scholastic achievement; in fact, a great deal of Long Island made the cut, he said.


Sports

Seniors Daniella Ford and Margie Londono highlight a Sewanhaka Indians girls soccer team vying for its second straight winning season. 

 

Ford, who is in her fourth season as starting goalie for the Indians, netted a season-high 24 saves in a 3-1 loss to Valley Stream Central. 

 

“She’s a stud back there,” said Sewanhaka third-year coach Eric Premisler, whose team is 0-3 as of press time, after going 8-3-1 last season. “If we can stop a team from taking five shots because of good defense, Daniella is going to stop another 15 shots. And we’re going to have a chance to win every game.”

The Sewanhaka Indians continue to let their presence be felt in Nassau Conference II. 

 

The Indians played their second game as members of the conference on Saturday, Sept. 21, against the Long Beach Marines, topping the south shore squad 51-30. 

 

On the opening drive, the Indians relied on running back Brenton Mighty’s legs to get them into the red zone. On first and goal from the 15-yard line, quarterback Elijah Tracey hit

Michael Parasconda on a screen pass for the first score. 


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