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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

Five year projection shows tough road ahead

The Levittown Board of Education unanimously adopted a $198.7 million spending plan for the 2014-2015 school year, which comes with a proposed tax levy increase of 1.62 percent. This represents a $2.1 million increase from last year, for a proposed levy of $133.2 million.   

 

The Levittown school district will receive $49,163,299 in state aid for the 2014-2015 school year, which increased by $690,049 from last year’s budget. The other revenues also show an increase of $684,250 from last year. 

 

In the past seven years, the district received its largest percentage of state aid in 2008-2009 with 30 percent. According to Assistant Superintendent Bill Pastore, state aid has decreased since then, leveling off for the past few years and coming in at slightly below 25 percent for 2014-15.

Seven in contest for three seats on school board

On April 8, members of the Levittown Property Owners Association invited all seven candidates in the running for Island Trees School District Board of Education to a “Meet the Candidates” forum. Of the seven only four attended, and only three spoke on the dais. 

 

According to Levittown Property Owners President Diane Kirk, members of the Island Trees School District were invited to attend the forum, but declined stating that they were going to attend their own forum on May 12.

 

Challenger Brian Fielding, a 1995 Island Trees High School graduate, opened the forum with the promise of more transparency.  


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero. 

 

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more.  The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. 

Friday Pins, Pizza & Pepsi

Trevor Williams 166,101

 

Keith Kyte 137,119,115

 

Anthony Baio 111,73

 

Alyssa Williams 141,133,120

 

Lauren Walpole 114,105,96

 

Kaitlyn Insinna 106,68,67

 

Robert Brooler 107,97

 

Frank Pietraniello 94

 

Friday Bumper Stars

Matthew Banfich 140,95

 

Nicky Barrera 115,99

 

Jake Mauro 107

 

Anthony Barrera 97,79

 

Michael Pietraniello 97,87

 

Ty Peranzo 95

 

Steven Tiemer 92

 

Nick Bevinetto 90,82

 

Ava Banfich 103,101

 

Julianna Mauro 103,87

 

Gianna Centonze 102,91

 

Victoria Gray 91,87

 

Mike Rosen 87,86

 

Steven Brauer 85,83

 

Stephan Mandola 83

 

Joey Mohaudt 81

 

Pantelis Siriodis 80

 

Kelsey Casperson 85,73

 

Stephanie Tiemer 71,67

 

Kathleen Hoffman 68,65

 

Friday Rising Stars

Jason Tiemer 191,169,138

 

Max Benson 179

 

Andrew Scarpaci 168,162,148

 

Avery Benson 151,149,135

 

Matthew Brezinski 143,110

 

Ted Fiber 128,115,114

 

Paul Klein 126,107

 

Nicholas Pisano 123,115

 

Billy Walsh 108

 

Saturday

Levittown Island trees

 

Michael Beck 117,89

 

Zach Pilser 114,110

 

Sophia Bloom 93,90

 

Olivia Bloom 81,79

 

Christian Tucci 88,85

 

Louis Bonaventura 84,79

 

Ava Tucci 74,65

 

— Submitted by the South Levittown Lanes


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