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Exclusive: More Veterans’ Names Released For Cremains Burial May 19

(Editor’s Note: This is an extended list of the cremains to be interred on Saturday, May 19 at the Long Island National Cemetery. The original exclusive article appeared in the Friday, April 27 edition of the Farmingdale Observer and online at www.antonnews.com.)

On Saturday, May 19, Long Island veteran organizations and funeral homes are set to give proper military burials to more than 50 unclaimed veterans’ cremated remains.

The funeral procession will assemble near exit 49 on the Long Island Expressway at 8 a.m. on Armed Forces Day and travel to Long Island National Cemetery at 2040 Wellwood Avenue in Farmingdale, led by Patriot Guard and Legion Riders for a 9 a.m. military honors burial service.

The Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association (NSFDA) has led the project, representing all of the funeral homes that will participate since last spring. NSFDA has worked with the help of many veteran organizations, including Roseann Santore, director of Long Island National Cemetery to bring these veterans to their final resting on May 19.

The following is the complete list of names of veterans by custodial funeral home, as of May 4:

Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, Levittown:

John Albert Allen, Sgt US Army
David Karpiloff, CM2 US Navy
Steve Plish, Lt.Col.US Army
Albert Severinsen, US Army Aircorp
Gilbert Elmore, US Army
James Joseph Flynn, US Navy
William Melis, Pvt. US Army
Malcolm McGuire, Pvt. US Army
Everett Sierk, Pvt. 1st Class, Army Nat. Guard
Helen Panzer, wife of US Navy veteran Jack Panzer

Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport:

Robert M. Barth, Army, WWII
Roger Francis Pola, Army, Peacetime
George Carling, Coast Guard, WWI
David Dickson, Army, Peacetime between World Wars
John D. Mainwaring, Army (Major) WWII, Silver Star and Air Medal
Thomas H. Johnson, Army Air Corp, WWII
Thomas Price, Jr., Navy, Korea
J. Ward Chapman, Merchant Marine, WWII, and his wife Mary Jane

Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home, Seaford:

Thomas Winiarski, Navy, Korea
Richard J. Lucas, Navy, Korea
John Kennedy, Army, WWII, Purple Heart
Wesley J. Verity, Navy, WWII
Benjamin Gomes, Army, WWII
Rudolph J. Maxwell, Army, WWI
John Eckert, Army, WWII

Taglia, Lysak & Co. Funeral Home, Lynbrook:

Melville W. Cross, Army WWII

Ruland Funeral Home, Patchogue:

George Schroeder, Navy, Peacetime
Joseph Cassidy, Army, WWII
Joseph P. White, Army WWII
Julian LaBiosa, Navy, Peacetime
John Flippen, Army, Korea
Clarence Rannin, Army, WWII, Purple Heart

Roslyn Heights Funeral Home:

Robert King Jr. US Navy
Robert W. King III - dependent child of Robert Jr.
Leslie Shope Army Air Corps
Eleanor Shope - wife of Leslie

Donohue-Cecere Funeral Home, Westbury:

William R. Kenny, Army, WWII
Maurice B. Brooks, Army, WWII
Francis X. DeJaya, Navy, WWII
Robert Glucksman, Marine Corp, WWII
Ralph L. Mc Kenzie, Army WWII
Olaf Christensen, Army WWII
Adelbert J. Mott, Army, WWI

Powell Funeral Home, Amityville:

Charles B. Pucie, Army, WWII

M. A. Connell Funeral Home, Huntington Station:

Stanley C. Selkirk, Army Air Corp & Air Force, WWII
Edmond T. Cafiero, Army, WWII

Brueggemann Funeral Home of East Northport:

William G. Sullivan, Army, Korea, and his wife Margaret
Arthur M. Yule, Navy, WWII

Michael J. Grant Funeral Home, Brentwood:

Robert Domoff, Army, WWII

De Friest Grattan Funeral Home, Mattituck/Southold:

Samuel C. Anderson

A.L. Jacobsen Funeral Home, Huntington Station:

Chester Voorhis, Army (Lt. Col) WWII
Fred M. Leeston-Smith, Army, WWI

News

A clown named Renaldo performed magic tricks for an enthusiastic audience as part of the National Circus Project, which visited Levittown Public Library on Wednesday, July 16.

 

All 150 tickets available for the performance were sold out in this interactive magic show for children. Throughout the entire circus act, children laughed and raised their hands as high as they could to be chosen as one of Renaldo’s helpers.

 

Raising her hand to participate was three-year-old Kirsten Cantwell from Seaford. “She was upset that she didn’t get picked,” said her mother Melissa Cantwell.

 

Kirsten Cantwell goes to any activity offered at the library, and is starting to enjoy watching magic shows. According to her mother, she really enjoyed the performance.

 

In the circus show, National Circus Project performer, Al Calienes, acted as Renaldo the clown.

 

“The show has different components of acts in the circus,” explained Calienes. “We teach children circus moves.”

 

With the National Circus Project, children get to see magic tricks performed live. “We infuse enthusiasm by showing them, and they in turn will be able to repeat the process,” said Calienes.

Renaldo performed plate spinning, where he spun a plate on a stick and passed it along to the stick of one of his helpers from the audience, who then passed the plate down a line of three more helpers. This interactive way of teaching the children magic tricks really allows them to absorb what they are learning.

 

The National Circus Project travels and performs for elementary schools, as well as middle and high schools. When the National Circus Project is not going to schools, they perform at library shows, summer camps, and other types of events.

 

The performance entertains the adults as well as the children. “We involve everybody,” said Calienes. “Everybody’s engaged on some level or another. “

 

At every library performance, Calienes donates the children’s book he wrote and illustrated Renaldo Joins the Circus to the library. He feels that he owes a lot to the library system. “Anything that ever meant anything to me I learned in the library,” said Calienes.

 

Calienes learned how to draw from the library, which is how he became a commercial artist. One of the main characters he would always draw would be Renaldo the clown. “I wanted to make him real so I joined the circus,” he said.

 

Calienes has been performing with the National Circus Project for seven years and has been in the circus business going on 26 years.

 

The National Circus Project brings magic to children at any school, camp or library all over Long Island as well as across the country.

 

Last June, Nassau County passed legislation that allows for the deployment of a speed enforcement camera system in school zones for each of the 56 public school districts in the county. 

 

The new systems will be implemented throughout the county on July 25, and will be operational on scheduled school days throughout the year. 


Sports

Levittown’s Division Avenue High School varsity baseball team, under the direction of coach Tom Tuttle, won the Class A County Championship, garnering a third-place ranking in New York State. This is the team’s 13th county championship win and the second county championship for the school in the past four years.

 

In addition, senior Chris Reilly was named Championship MVP for throwing a complete game shutout in game two and going three for four with two RBIs. 

Taylor Traenkle, a junior at Division Avenue High School recently received the MVP award for the Nassau County Varsity Hockey League Association.

 

Traenkle, who plays no. 9 for the Levittown Ice Falcons, led the way averaging 2.8 points a game with a total of 25 goals and 23 assists in just 17 games. 


Calendar

Lazy Days Of Summer - July 26

Flea Market - July 27

Darlene Prince and the Bragg Hollow Band - July 28


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