Edward E. Shorin, the genial Topps Chewing Gum executive who became a champion for continuing education on Long Island, died Monday. He was 86. Mr. Shorin expanded Topps Chewing Gum’s presence internationally and played a key role in the growth and development of continuing education programs on Long Island.
“Ed Shorin was the quintessential gentleman,” said Edward Travaglianti, chairman of Long Island University’s board of trustees. “He blessed us with 13 years of trusteeship, sharing his prodigious intellectual gifts, business acumen and passion for student-centered education with our community. He was a generous benefactor whose wisdom, creativity and commitment to our students knew no bounds.”
Sally Gambling, age 83, passed away on August 17, in Sarasota, Florida. Born Sally Bard Loppacker on June 15, 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey, Sally grew up in Glenridge, New Jersey.
In 1949, Sally married John A. Gambling, host of the popular morning radio show “Rambling with Gambling “on WOR in NYC. John predeceased her in 2004. Sally and John lived most of their lives on Long Island, NY. Their family homes were in Plandome, Locust Valley, New York City and Shelter Island before moving to Boca Grande, Florida.
Grace, distinguished foreign language teacher of forty years and avid traveler and volunteer, was cherished for her absolute love, selfless giving, attention to detail, and devotion to her family.
“Grace went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2013, as a result of a long battle with Ovarian Cancer,” said Matthew A. Falcone, her husband of almost 50 years.
Her daughter Denise recalls, “Mom was a light that made everyone smile because of her selfless, fun-giving nature. She was family focused and was the glue that held us all together.”
Dr. George Acs, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and long-time resident of Manhasset, passed away on July 31, 2013, in Arlington, VA. Dr. Acs was an accomplished scientist who published seminal papers on topics such as the link between transfer RNA and amino acids and the replication of the Hepatitis B virus.
Frank J. Cox, 89, of Port Orange and Stuart, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2013 at the Halifax Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Care Center in Port Orange, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on August 13, 1923 in New York, son of the late John and Anna (Kelly) Cox. Frank was a World War II veteran, serving as a pilot in the Army Air Corp in the Pacific Theatre. Upon his return, he met and married the love of his life, the late Cecilia A. (Fawls) Cox, with whom he shared almost 64 years of marriage. With her, Frank raised seven children in their Manhasset home, all while attaining the rank of Captain in the New York City Police Department. Frank also continued to serve in the United States Air Force Reserves, and retired as a Major. He was a graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Anthony (Tony) L. Caserta of Lloyd Harbor, NY, died June 10, 2013 at Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, NY of heart failure. He was 74.
Born in Mineola, NY June 22, 1938 to P. Charles and Antonia Marra Caserta, Mr. Caserta was raised in Manhasset, NY. He graduated from Manhasset H.S. (1956), received a B.S. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, 1960), earned his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (1963), and was licensed subsequently as a Professional Engineer in NY and NJ.
A resident of Manhasset for many years, June Typermass passed away peacefully on May 15, 2013. June was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on September 8, 1925 to Rafaella and Michael Ruggieri and was the youngest of their seven children. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Carl Typermass and five siblings. She is survived by stepsons Robert and Arthur (Joan), grandchildren David Typermass and Laurie Maggio (Joseph) and three grandsons, John, William and Thomas. Also loving sister Rose Castagna and sister-in-law Rosalie Ruggieri and eleven nieces and nephews.
June was a graduate of Pratt Institute and a professional dietician working in New York City schools and hospitals as well as St. Ignatius of Loyola in Manhattan before marrying Carl Typermass in 1958. They moved to Manhasset that year and enjoyed thirty years of happiness and fulfillment before Carl’s death in 1988. June was a member of the Munsey Park Women’s Club and the North Hempstead Country Club, where she was an avid golfer and bridge player with a group of close friends. She was never without a favored pet, and will be missed by her latest, a frisky Yorkshire terrier named Tiffany.
Catherine Nolan Dillon, 91, passed away peacefully on Flag Day, Friday, June 14—a very fitting date for a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
A lifelong resident of Long Island, Catherine was born to Jim and Agnes Daly Nolan in 1922. Over the next 11 years, she welcomed her best friends and younger sisters Mary (Fagan), Eileen (Gormley) and Patricia. Catherine was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and Grace Institute in New York City.
Shirley Grace Hoelzer, 91, of Springfield, Illinois, formerly of Manhasset, died at 3:48 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at River Birch Senior Living in Springfield.
Shirley was born December 14, 1921, in Brooklyn, the daughter of David Edward and Florence Johnson Reichenbacher. She married Robert F. Hoelzer on September 4, 1949, in Manhasset; he preceded her in death.
Harold “Whitey” Henrickson was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor. “Whitey” was always an optimist, striving for and meeting his goals and supporting and helping others to reach for their dreams. Deeply in love with his high school sweetheart and wife of 59 years, Pauline Patricia Peluso, his license plate read “PPP” for her and for “Positive People Person.”
A common refrain heard by his son was, “Whitey Henrickson, What a great guy!” He loved people and he loved Manhasset. It was hard to go to a local restaurant without him leaving his table to speak to friends and to strangers.
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