Gertrude Mellon, of Bethpage, died on April 10. 2009, in her 90th year. Gertrude was a dancing teacher to thousands and friend to countless others. Wife of the late Francis J. Mother of Francine B. Wagner (Stephen), Jack (Marilyn), Carole M. Stubbe (Larry), Raymond T. (Patricia) and Maureenn DiGennaro (Tony). Sister of Doris Connolly. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of nine. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel. Funeral Mass at St. Martin of Tours RC Church. Interment LI National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Make A Wish Foundation of Metro NY, Inc., 111 Marcus Ave., Suite 22, Lake Success, NY 11042 in her memory.
Victor A. "Vito" Russo, of Levittown, passed away at the age of 76 on April 9, 2009. He was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran. Husband of Rosalie. Father of Maria DiLorenzo, Cecelia Castellvi and Victoria Primavera-Congema. Grandfather of nine. Brother of Philip and the late Gerard. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. A prayer service was held April 14 at the funeral home with interment following at Calverton National Cemetery.