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Obituary: Florence W. Schuler

Florence W. Schuler was born on July 16, 1921 and died on May 16, 2014. Her parents were Al and Elizabeth Westee. She was born in New York City and resided in Mineola for most of her life.  She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Walter C. Schuler and her sister, June Enzel.

She is survived by her two brothers, Al Westee and Donald Westee. She is also survived by her two sons, Richard Schuler of Jupiter, FL and William Schuler (Madeline) of Mineola.

Her surviving grandchildren are, Allison Liebnitzky (Jason), Michael Schuler and Eric Schuler. Her great-grandchildren are Ella, Kylee, and Connor Liebnitzky. Florence was active in the local Lions Club in North Palm Beach and used to like to sing out the kitchen window. She was a loving, caring person who always put the needs and feelings of other above her own. She had a gift for making people feel good about themselves and was always there with a loving gesture, a compliment or encouragement.

As a young woman she was a talented musician and played the violin. She finished second place in the 1936 New York World’s Fair beauty contest where her talent for the violin was on display. She was, above all, a wonderful wife and mother who would truly rather light a candle than curse the darkness.

There will be no services at her request. The family would like to thank Beverly McLawrence, her caregiver of recent years for her kindness. Florence would prefer that each of her friends do an unexpected kindness for someone in her memory or send a donation to hospice.

News

Mineola Street Fair Volunteers

Audition Hosts: Eleanor Rigby’s Restauant, Mineola Village Hall, Piccola Bussola and Plum Tomatoes

Audition Team: Master  Performance Artist Ed Dennehy of Huntington/ formerly of Mineola 

Robert Busch, Little Neck and Melville Fire Department, Adrian Gaeckler: Oyster Bay/ Nassau Coliseum Staff, Nigel Gretton: Hempstead/ St John’s University Performing Arts Chair Lady Laura,  Hempstead/ Global Performing Artist, Ralph DeSalvo: Williston Park, Musician/  Band Leader.   

Al Trompeter, Entertainment Promoter 

Special Touches: Bagelman of Mineola ( Entertainment Committee Host) 

Creations de Belle of Mineola (Street Decorations/ Balloons)

Tom Hayden has been a member of Mineola Golden Age for nearly 20 years. 

 

Growing up in Flushing, Queens, he has lived in Mineola for about 40 years.  Hayden has five children—two on Long Island, two in Florida, and one in Maryland—and 13 grand-children, all girls.  


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs ended last year’s playoff run in a 34-6 drubbing from the West Hempstead Rams. Mineola was poised for another post season push in 2014 and it showed last week, with a 15-14 victory over the Rams in homecoming weekend.

 

With a slow start in the first half, Mineola (4-1) put their first points on the board in the second quarter with a field goal by senior Robert Lang.  After a touchdown by the Rams (2-3), they headed into halftime 7-3.

FC Mineola Stumbles Against Hota

Despite two goals from Liam Going, the BU11 Mineola FC squad fell to a relentless and talented Hota Panthers team at Soccer Park in Plainview on Sept. 6.  Hota jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Going connected on his first tally, launching a 30-yard free kick that dropped over the Hota keeper. The Mineola striker’s second goal brought his team to within two goals of their opponent, but Hota scored several more goals in the second half in a strong performance.  Mineola’s Nicholas Buffolino and Luke Sommese gave solid efforts for Mineola in the season-opener for both teams.


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 15

Mineola Faces Oyster Bay - October 16

Bingo Night - October 17


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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