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Obituary: Lawrence A. Day

Lawrence (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.

News

Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 

 

“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 

 

“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


Sports

On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



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