Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00Lawrence (Larry) A. Day, a 52-year resident of Manhasset, died peacefully at the age of 87 on April 4, 2012, at The Tuttle Center at The Amsterdam at Harborside, Port Washington, NY. For 57 years, he was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth Carlo Day, who died in 2010; and the devoted father of their three children: Dana Day of Houston, TX, and John and Kim Day both of Mineola, NY. Son of Loran A. Day Sr. and Selma Jaeger, Larry is also survived by his sister-in-law Midge Day of Davenport, IA, sister - and brother-in-law Mary and Les Bjork of New Bern, NC, as well as seven loving nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his twin brother, Loran A. Day Jr., sister Rose Mettler, and brother-in-law, Richard Mettler.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Larry (aka “Fats”) graduated from Mason City High School (IA) in 1943. In his senior year, he played on the Mohawks basketball, football and baseball teams that compiled a streak of 58 football, basketball and baseball games without a defeat. After serving in the Seabees during World War II, Larry attended Northwestern University where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, elected captain of the baseball team and where he and his twin brother “Pee Wee” played on the 1948 Wildcat team that won the 1949 Rose Bowl. Larry began his professional career in accounting with Standard Oil in Chicago, IL. He joined Pepsi-Cola in Chicago before being transferred in 1960 to their New York headquarters. Larry held a variety of sales, management and marketing positions with Pepsi-Cola until he retired in 1990.
Larry was a member of the Congregational Church of Manhasset and after retirement was an active member of the Great Books Club at the Manhasset Public Library. Larry enjoyed writing poems for friends’ and family’s birthdays, anniversaries and the annual Christmas poem that was sent to family and friends. He was recognized by many as the guy who took walks every weekday through town, rain or shine, summer and winter. He tended his own lawn until he was 80 years old; and when his children were young it was the only yard for blocks on which neighborhood kids were allowed to play. He was a voracious reader, enjoyed travel (he visited all 50 States) and instilled his thirst for knowledge into his children. Larry was a kind, humble, smart, generous man with a great sense of humor. He enriched the lives of others with his warm and caring attitude and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In keeping with Larry’s wishes, no service will be held. Private internment of Larry and his wife, Elizabeth will be made at a later date at the Christ Church Cemetery in Manhasset.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00
Submitted by Manhasset Post 304 American Legion
Matthew Falcone, commander of the Manhasset Post 304 American Legion, and James Brooks, parade chairman, have announced the parade order and schedule for the 2013 Manhasset Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Services. All Manhasset residents, their families and friends are invited to join the Legion in this remembrance of the great sacrifices of our American heroes. The theme of the parade this year, “Honoring Those Who Serve in Special Operations,” is a reminder that, while Memorial Day honors all deceased veterans, the intention is to remember service personnel engaged around the world in an effort to preserve American freedom and way of life from global terrorism.
A memorial service in honor of Manhasset’s war dead will be held at the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m. Pastor Steven D. Pierce will officiate. All are urged to attend and to join with the Legion in the remembrance of the great sacrifice of our military.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
Manhasset resident Arda Nazerian Haratunian is lending her expertise and support to ERASE Racism, a civil rights non-profit that advocates for racial equity on Long Island. As a member of its planning committee for the third year in a row, she is helping to organize ERASE Racism’s Annual Benefit Celebration, which will take place on June 5 at the Garden City Hotel.
A strategic communications consultant, Arda has more than 25 years experience in both the private and public sectors. She most recently served as senior policy advisor and communications director to former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and previously worked for New York Governor Mario Cuomo. During the decade between her two careers in public service, Arda was on Wall Street, serving as managing director of global corporate communications for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank and before that, head of media and public relations at the American Stock Exchange.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
One of Manhasset’s 12U intramural baseball teams defeated Great Neck in the first game played at the renovated Valley Park field on Saturday April 27. Manhasset’s offense scored 10 runs, including a home run from Devin Callery, while pitchers Logan Hyde, Jeff Torborg, James Marchetti and Grant Petracca combined to limit Great Neck to one hit with 11 strikeouts in six innings. Edward Jarvis, Robert DeCastro, Massimo Abruzzo, Colby Schmidt, Gabriel Cohen, Spencer Kaye and Justin Louie each contributed quality defensive plays. Manhasset raised its record to 4-0 and stands in first place in the inter-town intramural league, which includes 8 teams from Merillon, Albertson-Herricks, Great Neck and Manhasset.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:34
The Manhasset Junior Varsity Ice Hockey Team finished their season Wednesday night, April 17, beating Bellmore/Merrick 4-3 in the championship game at the Bethpage Community Park Ice Rink. Wednesday’s finale marked the end of an impressive campaign by the Indians which included a 19-1 regular season record and a trip to the New York State Championship in Ithaca.
Manhasset got off to a strong start scoring four times in the first period on goals by Michael Walsh, Michael Brzozowski, Mario De Bueriis, and Matthew Cecchini whose tally would prove to be the game winner. Nolan Behringer, Ryan Kiess, and goaltender Alex Feinstein led the defense in shutting down a powerful Bellmore/Merrick squad, securing Manhasset’s first ever Junior Varsity Championship.