James B Costa, of Levittown, died on April 1, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Catherine M. Costa. Devoted father of Rev. Thomas C. Costa, Lorraine Brown, Mary Catherine Merle, Dorothy Mahan, Jane Lucidi, Nancy Boruch and Rev. Martin Klein who was like a son to him. Fond father-in-law of Tom, Gabriel, Kevin and Johnny. Proud and cherished grandfather of Christopher, Thomas, Michael, Andrew, Leah, Angela, Nicholas and Gregory. Retired teacher, administrator and football coach in the Levittown Public Schools. He taught in Northside and East Broadway Schools. When he retired he was an administrator at Wisdom Lane. He coached football for many years at Levittown Memorial. Active member and past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus, Delaney Council. Former trustee and founder of St. James Parish, Seaford.
Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. James RC Church, Seaford, April 5. Interment St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to LaSalle Regional Schools, Farmingdale, or St. James Church, Seaford.
John P. McCloy, MD, was a retired family physician who treated thousands of Long Islanders in the Levittown, Hicksville and Bethpage vicinity. He was 87.
World War II interrupted his college studies. He served in the U.S. Navy and saw action at Einiwetok, Guam and IwoJima. After the Japanese surrendered, he was transferred to Youkowski Harbor in Japan to decommission ships. Upon his return, he completed his medical training at New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital and Morrisania Hospital. He began his private practice in Levittown. He eventually moved to a larger office located on Old Country Road in Hicksville. He was affiliated with both Central General and Mid-Island Hospitals (now LIJ Plainview and St. Joseph’s Hospitals). During his tenure at Mid-Island Hospital, he served as one of the presidents of the medical staff there.
John W. Daly, 82, of Levittown, a 49-year member of the Wantagh Fire Department died May 4, 2011 after a long illness.
“Captain Jack,” as he was affectionately known, started his career with the Wantagh Fire Department on March 26, 1962 and was assigned to Engine Company 4 in the north zone. He served with Engine 4 for 26 years and later transferred to Fire Police in 1988 until his death.
Mickie Rich Schreiber, mother of Mitchell J. Rich and mother-in-law of Susan A. Rich. Funeral arrangements were made by Gutterman’s Funeral Home, Woodbury. Burial New Montefiore Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. The website is www.liaf.org and the address is 5 Channel Dr., Port Washington NY 11050. Family and friends gathered at the home of Mitchell and Susan Rich after the burial.
Janice Seyfried, of Wantagh, died on March 17, 2011 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late Eric Seyfried. A retired Baldwin High School teacher, a past president of the Wantagh Kiwanis Club, past lieutenant governor of the Long Island South Central Division of Kiwanis, P.R. chairperson for the NY District of Kiwanis International, member of the board of directors of Wantagh Chamber of Commerce. An active member of St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Wantagh serving on the altar guild, sang in the church choir and chairing many parish activities. Also a long time Salvation Army Holiday Bell Ringer. A memorial Mass will be held on April 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, Wantagh.
Ken Benson, an original Levittown resident (63 years), passed away on March 7, 2011 from natural causes. He was 92 years old. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in combat in the European Theatre during WWII in the 44th division, 71st infantry regiment. He was a staff sergeant and was awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery. After the war, he, (like many other soldiers) and his family settled down in a new community built specifically for the returning G.Is. This community would eventually be named Levittown. He rented one of the first 2000 homes built on the north side of Hempstead Tpke., west of Jerusalem Ave. He later then bought the house.
Stephen Hutnik, of Levittown, died on Feb. 23, 2011. Father of Jessalynn, Robert, Jennifer and Thomas. Brother of Denise, John M. (Lorraine), Robert (Ellen), Nancy Montgomery (James), Marie and the late William. Uncle of many nieces and nephews.
The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel. Mass at St. Bernard RC Church. Cremation private.
Bertha Amendola, a longtime resident of Levittown, died on Feb. 1, 2011. Mother of Thomas Amendola and Joanne McMahon. Sister of Ann Maneri and Vito Verni. Sister-in-law of Esther. Aunt of Russell, Michael and Matthew. Grandmother of Michael, Stephen and John. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel. Mass at St. Bernard RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.
Marie L. Molloy, of Farmingdale, formerly of Levittown, passed away on Jan. 19, 2011. Wife of the late George W. Mother and mother-in-law of Debra M. and Gerry Hall, Bridget E. Molloy, Holly and Zhihau Shum and the late Michael P. Molloy. Sister of Janice Reggio. Grandmother of Sean, Bryan, Aidan, Riley and Landon. Arrangements entrusted to the McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Funeral Mass was held at St. Kilian RC Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.
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