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Obituary: Helen Stask

Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00

Helen (Moskal) Stasky, of Roslyn Harbor and North Palm Beach, died on June 16, 2010 at home surrounded by her family. Devoted and “Best” mother (mother in-law) to Cheryl (Victor) Mora of Roslyn Harbor, Chuck (Jane) of Throgs Neck and Chad of Hong Kong. Survived by her mother, Helen Moskal of Glen Cove and Vero Beach, and sister Joan Wansor of Glen Cove. Cherished aunt of Tucker and Wendy.

Helen lost her battle to brain cancer after a two-year battle. Her determination was undeterred until the disease finally took over a month ago.

Helen lived in Munsey Park for 30 years where she raised her children, supported their multiple activities, and was active in the St. Francis Guild, the AHRC and all things related to golf.

 

Obituary: Nicholas V. Falino

Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00

Nicholas V. Falino of Manhasset passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 after fighting Parkinson’s disease for nearly 10 years. He leaves behind his wife Phyllis of 54 years, children Michelle, Nicole, Michele, Frank, Christian and Andrew and 19 grandchildren.

Born in 1927 in Jackson Heights, NY, the son of an Italian born father, Nick lived with his brother and two sisters in New York City. He attended Brown University and The Cooper Union, graduating from CCNY with a civil engineering degree. He moved to Manhasset in 1959. A child of the Depression, he often recounted working at Greenwood Cemetery planting grave site flowers for a nickel, appearing on a syndicated radio comedy program, operating an early meals-on-wheels for stevedores on the West Side, and his professional boxing career as “The Chinatown Kid.” Unable to recognize his dream of being a fighter pilot during WWII, due to a severe childhood ear infection, he channeled his love of aeronautics by contributing to a 1943 US Navy aircraft design program, receiving recognition from Admiral J.S McCain, father of the senator.

 

Obituary: John W. Bjorkman

Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00

John W. Bjorkman, a long time resident of Manhasset, passed away on June 3, 2010. John, who was the son of Swedish immigrants, was born in Minneapolis, MN on Jan. 7, 1921. He was the first in his family to finish high school and went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota in 1942 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a WWII veteran who upon graduation from college joined the Army Air Corp., trained as a pilot and worked as an engineer developing and testing advanced bombardment equipment, bomber turrets and electronics. He also shuttled B-24s across the country. John continued his work in advanced military systems throughout his civilian career. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

 

Obituary: Harlan S. Wootton

Friday, 28 May 2010 08:01
Harlan S. Wootton
Harlan S. Wootton, 90, of Heritage Village, Southbury, died on May 22, 2010 at his home. He was the widower of Dorothy Wootton.
Mr. Wootton was born Sept. 10, 1919, in Brooklyn, son of the late Harlan and Ethel Wootton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and retired as vice president of sales for Dolly Madison Co. He was a long-time resident of Heritage Village and founder of the Manhasset Social Club.
He leaves two sons, Roger H. Wootton of Port Washington and Greg F. Wootton of Oakdale, NY; his daughter Adrienne W. Thomson of Sands Point; two brothers, Spencer Wootton and Kenneth Wootton; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Barbara Samsel.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on May 26 in Sacred Heart Church, Southbury. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Arrangements were made by the by Carpino Funeral Home, Southbury.
 

Obituary: John L. Tedaldi

Friday, 28 May 2010 07:59
John L. Tedaldi
(1918-2010)

John Tedaldi died on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the age of 91.

He was a graduate of St. John’s University. He worked for the Moran Towing and Transportation Co. He served in the Navy as a chief petty officer during the Battle of Leyte in the Philippines; he was very proud to be part in such a great win. John is survived by his sister Mary. Funeral Mass was held on May 24, 2010 at St. Mary’s Church, Manhasset. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery.

 

Obituary: Anne P. Croce

Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00

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.

 

Obituary: Milivoj Sekulich

Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

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.

 

Obituary: Carol C. Mays

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

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.

 

Obituary: Ruth R. Olson

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

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.

 

Obituary: Audrey Thelma Bauer

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

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.

 

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