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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

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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