Dr. Richard “Dick” Field retired dentist and longtime resident of Manhasset died on August 4, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 81 years old.
Dr. Field, son of Dr. Albert E. and Irene Bruguiere Field, was born in Richmond Hill, New York and moved to Manhasset in 1939.
After graduating from Manhasset High School in 1947, he attended Adelphi University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950. He received his DDS degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954 and served in the USAF from 1954-56 in Texas. He married his high school sweetheart, Lucy Siegel, in 1955 and returned to Manhasset where he established his Park Avenue dental practice in conjunction with his brother Dr. Albert E. Field Jr.
Former Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon, a resident of Rockville Centre, died on Sunday, Aug. 15. He had lymphoma and was 76 years old. His career as District Attorney spanned 31 years, one of the longest terms in New York State. In the 2005 election, Dillon lost to current Nassau County DA, Kathleen Rice.
“Today we mourn the loss of a friend and top crime fighter Denis Dillon. Serving Nassau families for eight terms as District Attorney, Dillon protected the way of life we’ve all come to expect in Nassau County. We extend our hearts and prayers to the Dillon family and wish Denis Godspeed,” Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said in a statement issued Aug. 15.
District Attorney Kathleen Rice also issued a statement: “It is with profound sadness that I learned this morning of District Attorney Dillon’s passing. There exists no doubt that he was a man of integrity, of principle and of tireless commitment to our community. His service was never about him, but about advocacy that he believed would help others. That selflessness spanned the length of his lifelong public service and will remain an inspirational pillar of our office long after his passing. Our community is less today because of this loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with the Dillon family during this difficult time. May he rest in peace knowing that his memory and his influence have left an indelible mark on a community that will forever be grateful for his service.”
Alvin C. Tamkin passed away peacefully in Needham, MA on August 10, 2010 surrounded by his loving family.
Born and raised in Boston, Judge Tamkin had a long and storied history in Massachusetts law and politics. A graduate of Dorchester High School, Boston University and Boston University Law School, where he served as an editor of the Boston University Law Review, Judge Tamkin served as First Justice of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Hingham Division, for three decades and presided in other courts around the Commonwealth and as a Judge on the Massachusetts District Court Appellate Division.
A veteran of World War II, Judge Tamkin was elected to three terms to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives and to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor’s Council. Appointed to the Bench in 1963 by Governor John Volpe, Judge Tamkin remained an active member of the Massachusetts Bar for 62 years until his formal retirement from the Bar last month. Judge Tamkin was a past president of the Boston University Law School Alumni Association and a past president of the America Jewish Congress. Judge Tamkin was awarded Boston University Law School’s Silver Shingle Award for Service to the Law School, and served on the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure which drafted the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure.
Born in St. Paul, North Carolina, on July 7, 1921, Martha Carey Howard passed away peacefully in Monterey, California on Aug. 4, 2010. Carey lived most of her life in Manhasset, New York, where she was an active member of the Congregational Church. An honors graduate of the University of North Carolina Women’s College, Carey served as president of the American Association of University Women. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J. Howard, Sr., in 1995, and her younger son, Donald, in 1999. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Linda Howard, of Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was private.
Barbara Anne Ridgway Heim passed away peacefully at her home in Key Largo, Florida on Aug. 6, 2010.
Born in Watertown, Massachusetts on July 21, 1922, to Florence (Skeoch) and Russell Dighton Ridgway, Barbara moved as a child to Forest Hills, New York where she went to Kew Forest School, a girl’s prep school. In 1939, Barbara’s parents settled in Strathmore Vanderbilt, Manhasset, New York. Barbara attended Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, from 1939-1943, majoring in history and political science. Always an academic standout, she did her university honors work in 18th century political philosophy. In addition to scholastics, she was an avid tennis player.
After early graduation from Wheaton, Barbara had a brief career in advertising in New York City before marrying Harold F. Heim on March 2, 1946. After WWII, the couple returned to Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, where Barbara worked for the head of the political science department while Hal completed his undergraduate degree. Hal’s career kept the family moving from 1951 to 1961, moving to Shaker Heights in Cleveland, Hinsdale in Chicago, Fayetteville in Syracuse, and finally back to the family’s homestead in Manhasset, NY. While living in Syracuse, Barbara took graduate course work in library science at Syracuse University, as well as studying ancient Greek.
Mr. Theodore “Ted” Cronyn II, a former reporter for the Associated Press, correspondent for Yank Magazine, and longtime resident of Plandome, died at his home in Darien, CT on July 9, 2010. He was 97 years old.
Mr. Cronyn, son of Thoreau and Chita Kraft Cronyn, was born in Brooklyn, and his family moved to Plandome, L.I. in 1920. After graduating from Manhasset High School in 1931, he attended Hamilton and Acadia Colleges and then worked for the New York Herald Tribune until he was drafted into the Army in 1942. He was sent overseas and stationed in Newfoundland and later Iceland, where he was a reporter and photographer for Yank Magazine.
In 1943 he was assigned to the 11th Armored Division, g-2 and g-3 sections. Mr. Cronyn served in France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Luxembourg, and he covered the Battle of the Bulge.
When the war ended, Mr. Cronyn was a tech sergeant assigned to Combat PRO, a post-war office in Paris. During this period, he was sent to ski school in Germany, and he helped organize a GI tennis tournament at Wimbledon. He was also elected first president of the 11th Armored Division Association.
Jeanette Mackie Barber peacefully died at 2:25 a.m., June 18, 2010, at her home in Gainesville, Florida after a recent stroke June 11. Jeanette Barber was born in Seattle, Washington on October 7, 1918 and lived in Venice, Osprey and Gainesville, Florida for the past 30 years.
Jeanette attended the University of Washington and Julliard School of Music in New York City. She met her husband Theodore W. Barber, while she was attending Julliard and he was attending Columbia University. They lived in Seattle while Ted was serving as a Marine Captain in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Jeanette moved to Manhasset, Long Island after her husband completed New York Law School, where she resided for over 20 years. She was a past president of the Manhasset Junior League, taught violin and enjoyed being a concert violinist most of her life. She was a member of The Long Island Trio and the Bel Art Trio. Both groups gave numerous performances for clubs, colleges, schools, libraries, and performing arts festivals on Long Island and New York City. She was also active with her violin in Venice, Florida. Jeanette is survived by her children Ted Barber (Lake Butler, FL), Greg Barber (Northport, NY) and Ann Barber Horton (Gainesville, FL). She has nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family requests any donation in Jeanette’s name be made to Haven Hospice in Gainesville or any Hospice based upon the outstanding service they provide.
A family and friends gathering will be held in Calverton, Long Island, New York on July 17 at 10 a.m. for a memorial service at the Congregational Church.
Evelyn Wintrob Pantell, a 55-year resident of Great Neck, passed away peacefully in High Point, NC, on June 27, 2010. She would have celebrated her 93rd birthday on July 4. She greatly enjoyed her long memberships in the Unitarian Universalist Church, Manhasset, and the Great Neck Color Camera Club and will be missed by all her friends in those places. She is survived by a son, Jeremy Paul, and a grandson, Robert Edward, both of Greensboro, NC.
She was predeceased by her sister Judith Modell of New York, NY; her sister Beatrice Straff of Philadelphia; and her nephews Robert Straff and Richard Straff of Philadelphia.
Memorial service to be held in the chapel at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, at noon on Sunday, July 18. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262.
Julia Cacavas (born Marzec), mother of Manhasset resident Elena Schietinger and mother-in-law to her husband George, passed peacefully on June 10 at the age of 82.
Mrs. Cacavas, a Buffalo resident, was a graduate of Cornell University, which she entered at the age of 15. She received her degree in psychology. Upon graduation, she worked as a buyer for Gimbels in New York City, where she met her husband, George James Cacavas, of New York, who was a buyer at Macy’s. The couple married and relocated to Buffalo, where they made their lifelong home.
After 18 years dedicated to raising children, Mrs. Cacavas re-entered the workforce as a social worker for New York State and began a 35-year career which she loved. In her profession, she received numerous accolades, but her greatest satisfaction came from the people she helped and whose lives she bettered. Many times, years after she worked with clients, she would receive letters thanking her for turning their lives around and being an inspiration to them. At the age of 65, when most of her peers were retiring, Mrs. Cacavas took a promotional exam for her field and scored high enough to take on a new career path and new responsibilities. She retired, reluctantly, at the age of 76 due to illness, and carried with her the greatest pride and love for her work. She was honored in 2008 by many of her colleagues at an 80th birthday party.
Ioanna C. Moore peacefully passed away on June 20, 2010, surrounded by her family. She will be remembered always by her many family, friends and loved ones. She had an unparalleled zest for life and touched the hearts of all who knew her. We will all miss her dearly and cherish her memory forever.
She is survived by her husband, David J. Moore and children Chris and Alexis.
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