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Obituary: James J. Harnett,

Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00

James J. Harnett,
Family & Children’s Association CEO,
Dies at 63

Known as the ultimate caregiver, Mr. Harnett shepherded the care of thousands of Long Islanders in his role as president/CEO of Family & Children’s Association, a human care agency serving Long Island’s neediest population. Mr. Harnett passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2010.

In addition to his role at Family & Children’s, Mr. Harnett served as advisor to The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, member (formerly, Secretary of the Board and member of the Executive Committee); The Kimmel Housing Development Foundation, Inc., member, Board of Directors; Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center, Chair, Board of Directors; New York State Association of Family Service Agencies, Vice President and Chair of the Advocacy Committee; New York State Health Foundation, Special Opportunity Grants, Peer Review Committee; United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Consultant, Management Training; The United Way of Long Island, Vice President, Agency Executives Council; Anna and Philip Kimmel Foundation, Advisor and Community Advocates, Board member.

 

Westbury Loses Beloved ‘Voice’

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00

Memorial Service for Dave Mock January 9

Westbury native Damon “Dave” Mock who, for more than two decades, was best known as the  “voice” of the Green Dragons, passed away suddenly Dec. 26 from a heart attack. Mr. Mock, who had suffered a mild stroke in September 2009 that hindered his ability to communicate, was just 41 years old.

 

Obituary: Kathleen A. Sklarsky

Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

Kathleen A. Sklarsky, of Massapequa, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Dec. 6, 2009. Mother of Michael (Debbie), Kevin (Kelly), Kathleen Russo, and Brian (Susan). Daughter of Ann Ryan. Grandmother of Amy (Frankie), Kori (Edgar), Keith, Quinn, Conor and Maya. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Dec. 10 at St. William the Abbott RC Church with private cremation following.

 

Obituary: Nicholas V. DeScetto

Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

Nicholas V. DeScetto, of North Massapequa, passed away Nov. 10, 2009. Husband of the late Phyllis. Father of Nicholas (Joanne) DeScetto and the late Barbara (John) Timpanaro. Grandfather of Nick, Teri, Thomas, Barbara Ann Reed, John Jr., and 12 great-grandchildren. Brother of Nettie and Dora. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. A religious service was held Nov. 13 with interment following at Calverton National Cemetery.

 

Obituary: Frieda Garman

Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

Frieda (Brolin) Garman, of Washingtonville, NY, former resident of Massapequa Park, passed away peacefully on Nov. 2, 2009 at the age of 92, surrounded by her three children, Lawrence Edward Brolin (wife Eileen), Lynda J. Brolin and Beverly Joanne Brolin. She was born in Astoria, NY, on Oct. 10, 1917, the daughter of Andrew and Hannah Bergh.

 

Obituary: Lucas A. Balich

Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00
Lucas A. Balich, of N. Massapequa, died on Sept. 17, 2009, at the age of 100. He was a member of the North Massapequa Fire Department. He was predeceased by his wife Josephine, their daughter Geraldine and their son Lucas. He is survived by his brother Mike, nephew Christie Balich and nieces, Janet Todrick and Joan D’Andrea. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Kilian RC Church. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park.
 

Obituary: Theresa Maria Zuccarelli Scelzo

Friday, 25 September 2009 10:28
Theresa Maria Zuccarelli Scelzo, of Massapequa, died on Sept. 17, 2009. She was born in Calabria, Italy. Mother and mother-in-law of Thomas and Joyce Scelzo and Julie Genova. Grandmother of Alia, Brandy, James and Matthew; great-grandmother of Philip and Ricky. Sister of Yolanda Licursi and the late Anita DiPresso and Dora Dello Iacono. Aunt of 10 nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Funeral Mass was held at St. James RC Church, Seaford. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.
 

Obituary: Louis M. Ramu

Friday, 25 September 2009 10:28
Louis M. Ramu, 83, of West Nyack, NY, formerly of Massapequa, died on Sept. 10, 2009. A WWII US Navy veteran, he was a retired NCPD detective and former vice president of the Nassau PBA. He was directly responsible for the passage of the statewide police 20-year Retirement Act. Partner of Mary Cerberville. Father of Consuelo Gross (the late Robert), Louis Ramu (Carol) and Philip Ramu (Carol). Grandpops of eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also survived by former wife Pilar Ramu and his extended loved ones, Mark Cerberville (Julie) and their three children. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. A service was held Sept. 14 at the funeral home. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. Louis’ family requests that donations in his memory be sent to the Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714.
 

Obituary: Florence B. Walsh

Friday, 25 September 2009 10:27
Florence B. Walsh, of Massapequa Park, died on Sept. 7, 2009. Wife of the late Richard. Mother of Linda Bernstein (Michael), Matthew (Hongyan) and Amy Walsh. Grandmother of Eric and Scott Bernstein. Florence was a former teacher and salesperson. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bethpage, where she served as Sunday School superintendent, Confirmation teacher and member of LWML Chapter. Arrangements were made by the Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral services held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.
 

Obituary: Doris Kliegman

Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

Doris Kliegman, 82, passed away on Monday, Aug. 24, in the care of her loving family. She was a victim of breast cancer.

A resident of Long Island for over 50 years, Doris’ message has had a positive effect on her family and friends. Her loving and thoughtful approach to life touched many lives. The impact on those who have had the good fortune to have Doris in their lives cannot be measured. It can only be carried forward by all of those who knew her. Doris was a mentor and confidante. Her courage and positive attitude will always serve as a shining example to inspire one during times of adversity and to enjoy each day of one’s life to the fullest.

 

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