Anne P. Croce, 84, passed away on April 22, 2010. Born in Staten Island, NY, on March 7, Anne Croce lived most of her life in the New York area. A resident of Roslyn for over 50 years, Mrs. Croce spent most of her adult life as a community activist who was deeply involved in philanthropic endeavors. If there was an event to be organized, a parade to be run, or a charity in need of fundraising, Anne Croce would be there leading the charge. She was personally involved with myriad organizations in the Roslyn area and throughout the Town of North Hempstead, including: the American Heart Association; Roslyn Little League; the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Program; the Village of East Hills; the Ronald McDonald House; St. Mary’s CYO and so many others.
Milivoj Sekulich, of Manhasset, passed away on April 22, 2010 at age 85. Beloved husband of Vera; father of Vladimir, MD and Olga, MD; grandfather of Mark Chouryguin, Anastasia Chouryguin, Ana and Sava. Arrangements were made by Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Service was held at Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church with interment following at Novo Diveevo Cemetery.
Carol C. Mays, of Glen Cove, formerly of Manhasset, died on April 6, 2010. Wife of Clifford. Mother of William, Gordon (Jillian), Mary-Allison and Clifford (Irene). Grandmother of seven.
The family received friends Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, 220 Glen St., Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Ruth R. Olson, 88, of Venice, FL, formerly of Ridgewood, NJ, passed away March 27, 2010 at her home. Ruth was a loving mother and grandmother. Prior and subsequent to raising her family, she worked as an executive administrative assistant. She is survived by her children, John Olson of New York, NY, Ginger Sheets of Novato,CA, and Steven Olson of Ridgewood, NJ; and grandchildren, Kyle and Claire Olson, Kristen and Andrew Sheets and Tara, Gregory and Maeve Olson. She is also survived by a sister Alice Campbell of Hillsdale, NJ.
She settled in Ridgewood in 1962 and shortly after retiring she began to spend winters in Venice and a few years later moved to Florida. She loved the town and beaches of Venice. While in Ridgewood, she cherished her summer afternoons with her many friends at Graydon pool. She also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
A private celebration of her life is being held in Venice. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Audrey Bauer, 83, of Southbury, CT, died April 5, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. She was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Los Angeles, CA.
She moved to New York, NY, as a young adult to pursue a career in modeling and worked with many designers but was best known in the industry for traveling and working exclusively with an up-and-coming designer from Paris at the time, who is well known today, Christian Dior. She married her beloved William Bauer and lived in Manhattan. Then they moved to Manhasset where they raised their family. After William’s passing in 2002, she moved to Southbury, CT to be closer to family.
Philip J. Jehle, 83, a longtime resident of Manhasset, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2010 at his home in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Faustin, Felix, and Augustus. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lee, and by his children, Phil, Lauren, Karen, Donna, and Jeanne. He also leaves behind 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lois (Thwaite) Shaw, age 70, of St. Lucie West, FL, passed away peacefully at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, FL, on March 14, 2010 with her loving husband at her bedside.
She was born in Yonkers and raised in Manhasset. Lois graduated from Manhasset High School in 1957 and Duke University in 1961. A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lois moved to the Treasure Coast of Florida with her family in 1979. As a successful realtor, she worked at the Sailfish Point Community in Stuart.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Martin A. Shaw; four children: Vicki Beam, Jim Adams, Anne Tetenbaum, Lucy Fineman, five grandchildren, her brother Edward Thwaite, and many other loved ones.
The family will hold a private memorial with family and friends in their home at a time to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997-5688.
She is survived by her daughter Heather Alexander and son Michael Charles, by two grandchildren Jamie Alexander Principe and Jeffrey Alexander and three great-grandchildren, Mira, Jesse and Jordan.
Maxine Charles was a member of the Sands Point Bath and Tennis Club, the Village Club, Flower Hill Women’s Club and the Sisterhood of the Community Synagogue in Sands Point.
Burial was private. Shiva was observed at the home of Heather and Stuart Alexander in Stamford, Connecticut on March 14. Contributions can be made to the UJA Federation of New York.
Married high school sweetheart, Alden Fiertz ’48, raised three sons, resided 20 years in Germany and Switzerland, earned a law degree at age 55, and served on numerous Woodstock, VT area community boards, Bev Fiertz lived life fully during her 78 years that concluded on Monday, March 8. She successfully fought various ailments over the past years, but unexpectedly died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center during heart surgery.
The daughter of Margaret and Edwin Fowle, Bev was born in Flushing, NY on May 6, 1931, and grew up in Manhasset. A proud member of Manhasset High School ’49, she graduated from Wheaton College (MA) in 1953. In 1954, she married Alden Fiertz, who she had met in ninth grade French class. After she gave birth to three sons, the family moved from Ramsey, NJ to Duesseldorf, Germany in 1968, to Lausanne, Switzerland in 1972 and then to Geneva in 1979. Later, frustrated by the exploitation of several female friends by the legal system, she decided to fulfill a long-standing desire to become a lawyer even though it had been 30 years since she attended college. Bev graduated in 1986 from Vermont Law School, the first of ultimately many senior students. She always appreciated the warm reception from her classmates, despite their differences in age and experience.
Maureen Elizabeth Kirsten, born June 1, 1934, in Manhasset, died Feb. 15, 2010, in Denver, CO, following a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John J. Jacobs, Sr. and Adeline Cecilia Clougherty Jacobs of Boston, MA, and by her husband of 36 years, Otto Clifford Kirsten Jr.
She is survived by brothers Phillip M. Jacobs (Alison) of Long Island; and Jack Jacobs Jr. (Hilda) of Florida; her daughter, Boots Gifford, Denver, CO; sons David Lawrence Kirsten (Frances), Lakeside, CA; and Richard Carl Kirsten (Judith), NJ; grandsons Jason Standiford (Christie), Bozeman, Montana; and Dane Gifford, Papa, Hungary; Anthony Kirsten, USN, Albany, NY; Robert Kirsten, New Jersey; granddaughter Erica Kirsten, New Jersey; cousins Lorraine Esterhill, CA, and Jacqueline Smith, FL; and stepdaughters Sharon Martinez and Barbara Johnston, NM.
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