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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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