Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
A long time native of Long Island, Eric Gunner Carlson passed away peacefully at Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn on the morning of Jan.26, 2013. Carlson was born June 22, 1924 to Helen and Gunner Carlson. Both parents emigrated from Sweden and came to Glen Cove, NY in the early 1900s. The family moved to Roslyn in 1925, and Carlson attended the local schools where he was selected as an actor for the WPA Federal Theater Project in Roslyn. He graduated from Roslyn High School in 1941 and enrolled in Cornell University that fall.
Carlson took a leave of absence from Cornell and entered the military in February of 1943 where he became a corporal with the 87th Division when he was transferred to the Air Corps. There Carlson received his bombardier wings as a Second Lieutenant at Victorville, CA in June, 1944. Carlson served with the 351st Bomb Group in the 8th AAF in England during WWII, where he participated in 13 B-17 combat missions and received the Air Medal and the Medaille De la France Liberee.
In September 1945, Carlson returned to Cornell where he received a BS in industrial relations in 1948. From 1948-1955, Carlson was the first executive director of the Cornell University Associates, the industrial liaison program for the ILR school at Cornell. Throughout the balance of his professional career, he was involved in various business development and not-for-profit fundraising capacities.
Carlson served as the first executive director of the National Fund for Graduate Nursing Education in New York City. He also served as a vice president of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn prior to organizing Carlson Associates, Inc., a business development and public relations firm. He was also active in the early fund raising efforts for the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. In his later years, he was a real estate broker serving the greater Manhasset community.
Throughout his life, Carlson was an avid golfer. The interest started in 1936 while caddying at the Munsey Park, Shelter Rock and Links Country Clubs. He was a former member of the Mill River Country Club, North Hempstead Country Club, and Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, where he sailed one of the first catamarans out of MBYC in 1958.
Carlson was preceded in death by his parents and beloved sister Edith Hollister of Minnesota, formerly of Sea Cliff. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Anne Patricia, who still resides in Manhasset; their son, Eric Russell, daughter-in-law Joanna, also of Manhasset, and grandchildren Katherine Anne, Eric Joseph, and Alexia Anna Maria Carlson.
Carlson is also survived by his two children from his first marriage, Lee Richard Carlson of Tulsa, OK, daughter-in-law Jane, and grandson Arthur Gunner Carlson; Ellen Snodgrass of Lattingtown, son-in-law John Snodgrass, and grandchildren Lee Linnington and D’Arcy Lynne Snodgrass.
Carlson will be buried with his Mother and Father in the Locust Valley Cemetery, arranged by the Roslyn Heights Funeral Home.
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.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
That first meeting, culminating in the May 2 ribbon-cutting for organic vegetable and herb gardens at all three Manhasset school campuses, was in September 2012.
Two organizations, both formed under the auspices of the SCA, were involved: Planet Manhasset, which under president Angela Classi and officers Merilyn Donnelly, Zari Ginsburg and Connie Parsons, spearheaded the construction of each site and Project Share, the which will distribute the produce raised to families in need. Classi, during the ribbon-cutting, told the students they were limited only by their imagination, and encouraged each one to embrace the secondary school garden as their own.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Gymnast Alexis Stern, an eighth-grader at Manhasset Middle School, represented New York State in the Junior Olympic National Championships held in the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, MI the weekend of May 3. Competing against the top Level 9 gymnasts in the country, Alexis took home a bronze medal on the balance beam with a 9.45 and finished 12th in the country with an impressive 36.80 all around score (bars, beam, floor, and vault). Alexis earned her spot on the Junior Olympic team with a third place finish at the Level 9 North East USAG Regional Championship held in Springfield, MASS and was also recognized as one of New York’s top Level 9 gymnasts. Alexis trains five days a week at Gold Medal Gymnastics Center in Greenlawn under the tutelage of Hall of Fame Coach Tammy Marshall.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
On April 7, the Manhasset High School Crew Team held its first 5K Walk/Run fundraiser, which started and ended in the Flower Hill Village Park. More than 300 participants came out to race or stroll through Flower Hill, while raising funds for two great causes.
Proceeds from the event will fund additional equipment for the growing MHS crew team, with 10 percent of monies raised contributed to the Manhasset UFSD Fields Initiative, a fund created to re-turf the MHS Stadium Field and create a new field at Shelter Rock Elementary School. Barbara Thermos, who organized and coordinated the 5K event, noted, ”It was a great way for the community to come together for these causes, connecting with neighbors and friends while getting some exercise on a gorgeous, crisp sunny morning. Both causes support healthy athletic opportunities for Manhasset’s youth.”