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Obituary: Huebner, Rolf

Rolf Bernard Huebner, 82, of Hampstead, N.C, formerly from Farmingdale, died on July 8, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

 

Rolf was born Feb. 26, 1932 in Yonkers; son of the late Walther and Dorothy Hagemann Huebner. His sister Florence Modrak preceded him in death.

 

Rolf retired after 30 years of service, from the Mid-Island Sectional Center Postal Facility in Melville in 1991. He and his wife retired to Hampstead in June 1992. He loved opera, Jones Beach, animals, bowling, long walks, playing cards (mostly cribbage), doing needlework, jigsaw puzzles and the music of the big band era. 

 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia Becker Huebner; daughter, Christine Huebner of Philadelphia, Pa.; son Jeffrey A. Huebner, Sr. (Kelly) of West Babylon; grandson, Jeffrey A. Huebner, Jr. of

West Babylon; brothers Walter Huebner (June) of Reading Vt., Norman of Manorville; his “second” family Walt, Joanie, Brian and Will Huebner. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews and “Koko,” his constant four legged companion and golf cart buddy at Topsail Greens. 

 

A funeral service was held by Chaplain Ann Gordon on July 12, at Andrews Mortuary in the Hampstead Chapel. Entombment followed at Oleander Gardens Mausoleum in Wilmington, N.C.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rolf’s memory may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401 or St Judes Childrens Hospital. Condolences to the family may be sent to http://www.andrewsmortuary.com/ 

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The smell of pine, wood and scented candles greet customers with a sense of home as they cross the wooden threshold to the Amish Craft Barn in Seaford. There they will find dolls, birdhouses, quilts, ceramic turkeys, hand-painted Christmas trees, oak furniture and other seasonal and holiday tchotchkes.

 

Massapequa natives Frank and Pam Hoerauf started The Amish Craft Barn & Gift Shoppe 20 years ago after an inspiring visit to Pennsylvania.

Holidays increase daily congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

The Island Trees Cross Country teams continue their improvement in 2014. This year the girls’ team has a record of 8-2 and with their victories over Clarke and Wheatley High Schools, they clinched the Division Championship for the first time in Island Trees High School history.

 

The girls are led by senior Captain Angela Brocco who has been rewriting the girl’s record boards. Brocco set the school record for the Warwick Valley 5000 meter course on Sept. 20. 

This season the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue has the rare ability to fill every position on the field with a member of the senior class. All 11 seniors have made contributions to the success of this year’s squad.


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