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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/ 

News

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

On Sept. 14, Hempstead town officials joined family and friends of fallen New York City paramedic Rudy Havelka, to unveil the re-dedication of Birch Lane in Levittown. 

While surviving the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Havelka wou ld later die of an illness related to his service at Ground Zero.


Sports

The annual One Love Long Island (OLLI) Yoga Festival takes place at the Sands Point Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits will be donated to organizations that support survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally. 

 

The festival will unite 16 Long Island yoga studio communities in a round robin of the traditional yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations from 9:30 a.m. to noon, whose offerings will look to create long-term and sustainable solutions to eradicate the human trafficking epidemic by raising funds and awareness for the cause.  

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

 

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


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