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Obituary: Patricia A. McBride

Patricia A. McBride, of Levittown, passed on October 18, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was the past president of the Columbiettes, the American Legion Post #1711 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Salisbury Senior Center. Member of Levittown Community Council and Levittown Historical Society. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Patricia Shick (David), and Joseph (Marianne). Devoted sister of Veronica, Catherine, Joan, John and James. Cherished grandmother of six and great-grandmother of two. Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel, 2786 Hempstead Turnpike (two blocks east of Wantagh Parkway). Mass Tuesday, 10 a.m. at St. Bernard R.C. Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice Care Network, 99 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797. Remembrance may be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  


Sports

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Michelle Duffy of Levittown was recently named head coach for the Blue Angels’ cross country program at the College of New Rochelle. 

 

“We are very pleased to have a coach with Michelle’s pedigree take the reins of our cross country program,” said Athletics Director Harold Crocker. “Her success athletically and academically, as well as her ability to mentor and guide young women, makes her the ideal coach for the Blue Angels.”


Calendar

Levittown Board of Ed - September 10

Patriot Day - September 11

Annual Country Fair  - September 13


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com