Obituaries
Dr. William Toby Balton, D.D.S.

Dr. William Toby Balton of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Massapequa, passed away suddenly on March11, 2009. He lived with his wife, Joanne (Strauss), whom he was married to for 55 years. Dr. Balton was 79 years old.

Bill (as known to by his friends) was born on May 8, 1929, in Brooklyn to Zachary and Cecilia (Gootnick) Balton. He and his older sister, Byrne, were raised and remained in Brooklyn until their young adulthood. Bill met Joanne (Toby, as she lovingly called him) at With-a-Wind Summer Camp in Waymart, PA, in1949, where they both were camp counselors. Bill attended Syracuse University for his undergraduate degree in pre-dentistry and English from 1947-1951. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania's School of Dentistry from 1951- 1955, where he earned his D.D.S. Degree. Bill and Joanne were married in1953, during Bill's sophomore year of Dental School. Dr. Balton then enlisted in the United States Air Force with a Captain's status, at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL. In 1956, their first child, Judy, was born on the base and in 1957, Bill and his family moved to Massapequa where he opened up a dental practice and bought his first home. In 1959, son, David was born and in 1964, son John was born. Dr, Balton practiced dentistry and lived in Massapequa for 26 years. In 1973, Dr. Balton studied in Paris to become a specialist in dental inplants. He also worked with geriatric patients at the Parkview Nursing Home. Dr. Balton was also a member of the Massapequa Exchange Club and he was a member on the Finance Committee for the Massapequa School District.

Bill and Joan permanently moved to Florida in 1983, where he taught at Dade Community College, in the dental hygiene program from 1985-1996. He then taught at Nova University's new Dental School in David FL from 1996-2002. In addition to teaching, Dr. Balton authored (and Joanne illustrated) anatomy and pharmacology study guide publications and he edited medical journals for a medical publishing company. Most recently, Bill volunteered as a tutor in a local elementary remedial reading program. He was also a civilian patrol volunteer in his local community which is part of the Palm Beach Sheriff's Department.

Bill was an avid reader, writer, photographer and gardener. He also enjoyed boating, canoeing and fishing, particularly in the Florida Keys. Bill loved t e ocean and the beach. He enjoyed time with his family, especially with his grandchildren, who lovingly called him Pop-Pop!

Dr. Balton is survived by his beloved wife, Joanne of Florida, his daughter Judy (Jimmy) Guardiola of Massapequa, his son David Balton of Florida, his son John Balton (Jennifer) of Florida, his four grandchildren: Rachel and Michael Guardiola and Stephanie and Jessica Balton and his sister, Byrne Balton.

A veteran's memorial service was held on March 16, at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL. The family has requested that donations in Dr. Balton's memory be made to: The University of Pennsylvania, School of Dentistry, Office of the Treasurer, Gifts, Accounting and Administration, 3451 Walnut Street, 433 Franklin Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205, in memory of: Dr. William Toby Balton, D.D.S.

Henry William Guardiola

Henry William Guardiola (Harry) of Greenport, formerly Massapequa, died March 18 at his home at the age of 58, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Aug. 7, 1950, in Queens, to his loving parents, Harry and Bernice (von Oiste) Guardiola, he was a 1968 graduate of A.G. Berner High School and later earned his B.A. and M.A. from Fordham University in the Bronx.

As a retired vice president of the Bank of Montreal in New York, Harry was very active in the community by being involved with the Greenport Improvement Committee, a founding member of Cucina Italiana, a member of the Greenport Historical Society, a supporter of the East End Arts Council and the Railroad Museum of Long Island. He was a member of the Peconic Investment Group and a volunteer at the local public school. In his spare time Harry enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, reading, investment banking and decorating.

Mr. Guardiola is survived by his parents, Harry and Bernice of Jim Thorpe, PA; his siblings, Janice (Joseph) Forcinito of Floral Park, Barbara (Frederick) Maloney of Jim Thorpe, PA; Jimmy (Judy) of Massapequa, Bernadette (Paul) Cahill of Honesdale, PA and Paul (Cindy) of Millbrook, NY and 13 nieces and nephews: Anthony, Joseph and James Forcinito Frederick and Sean Maloney, Rachel and Michael Guardiola. Douglas, Regina and Thomas Cahill, Sierra, Paul and Matthew Guardiola.

The family will hold a memorial gathering and service at his home on May 2, at 1 p.m. A light repast will follow. Arrangements are entrusted to Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. Memorial donations may be made to Free Players, c/o Family Residential Enterprises, 191 Sweet Hollow Road, Bethpage, NY, 11714, attention: Jim Sisto, East End Hospice, 481 Westhampton-Riverhead Road, Post Office Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-7048 or the American Cancer Society.

Anna F. Bykash, of North Massapequa, passed away April 13, 2009. Wife of 62 years to William. Mother of Donna Bykash-Baumgart and Kenneth Baumgart. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. A prayer service was held at the funeral home April 18. Cremation was private.

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