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Obituary: Ellis, James Edward

Ellis, James Edward of Levittown went home to his eternal kingdom on March 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Ellen “Mel” for 32 years. Loving father of Taylor Evan and Donald E. II. Adored son of Donald E. and Jean. Dear brother of John S. (Beatrice M.). Loving uncle of Adriana G. Graduated Ithaca College 1979 and worked as a sports producer for NBC Sports for 35 years, having been awarded eight Emmys for his work on the Olympic games. Friends may call Friday, March 21, 2014 between 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, Levittown Chapel, 2786 Hempstead Tpke. (2 blks. east of Wantagh Pkwy.) Funeral service Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., Hicksville. Burial at PlainLawn Cemetery, Old Country, Hicksville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lustgarten Foundation, 111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714 or Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., Hicksville, NY 11801 in his memory would be appreciated. 


News

U.S. Air Force Veteran Mario Dell’aera, 80, of Levittown said he first volunteered for service in 1952, during the Korean War.

 

“They called volunteers ‘regulars,’” he said, reflecting back to when he first enlisted.

 

From 1952-1956, Dell’era called the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev. home. The base, he said, operated 24 hours, 7 days a week, training pilots to fly overseas into Korea.

Something about the warmth and sunshine of summer makes it the perfect season for lounging around. 

 

On July 26, the Levittown Community Council hosted its 17th annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic at the East Village Green Park for families to take advantage of this season of relaxation and laidback fun free of charge.  

 

The DJ played Latin songs as children shook neon colored macarenas and followed the dance moves of a Zumba instructor. Other children enjoyed pony rides, shooting hoops, playing Can Jam and

Tug-of-War, petting farm animals, jumping in a bouncy castle, and fishing for plastic fish in a kiddie pool. 


Sports

Those looking to take swimming lessons and exercise classes at a nearby aquatic center can register for the fall 2014 session at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow.  

 

On Friday, Aug. 1 is the last chance for open registration. It begins at 8 a.m. for any remaining spots.  The availability of remaining classes will be made public the day before at 5 p.m.

 

On Monday, September 8 the first day of classes for the fall session begin.

 

Swim lessons will be offered for all levels: 

Eric Haslbauer of Levittown scored fourth overall in the 11th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run held on the streets of Plainview on July 20. 

Haslbauer, 21, who has done  most of his running lately for Molloy College, crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 53 seconds, earning him the second place award in the highly competitive 20-24 age group.

 

A near record field of 531 runners and walkers completed the run, only ten less than the record set last year. The Heart & Sole has clearly become an important summer road race in Nassau County.  The

Run benefits programs at Plainview and Syosset Hospitals.  Race management was handled by the Greater Long Island Running Club. 


Calendar

Erik's Reptile Edventures - July 30

Rich Vos At Governor's - August 1

Worship Without Walls - August 2 


Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
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