Joan Jacobs of Glen Cove, formerly of Mineola, passed away on Aug. 19 at 92. Mother of Bruce of Rochester, NY and Diane of Boston, MA. Cherished friend of John C. Bartul, Vincent Gattorno and many others. Joan was a longtime librarian of the Jericho School Systems, an avid bridge player and a longtime member of Senior Connections based out of Mineola. Service and interment are private. Arrangements by Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home.
Mineola resident William J. DaVanzo passed away on June 16. Retired Superintendent of Public Works-Village of Mineola, Former Trustee-Village of Mineola, Honorary Chief and 60-plus year Member Mineola Fire Dept. Beloved husband of the late Ann. Devoted father of the late Robert, Thomas (Barbara), Patricia (the late Rudy) Fiorvanti and William Jr. (Nancy). Dear grandfather of nine and great grandfather of 11.
Memorials to Mineola Fire Dept. appreciated.
Jeanne Lambert of Mineola, beloved mother of Jeffrey, passed away on the morning of Monday, May 19. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made on Mrs. Lambert’s behalf at www.cancerresearch.org/donate
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.
Edward William Murdock, 88, of Mineola, passed away on May 18. Beloved husband of Ruth for over 65 years. Loving father of Kathryn Murdock of Mineola and Patricia Murdock-Hansen (Michael) of Middletown, NJ. Edward was an active member of Nassau Nomads Chapter of the NCAA, Eisenhower Park Model Yacht Club, Troop Advisor to Boy Scouts Troop 45 of Mineola and Life Member of Free and Accepted Masons-Star of Hope Lodge. He served proudly as a tank operator in the Army in WWII.
Following his long career with Time-Life Inc., Murdock took up fishing and marquetry. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Diabetes Assoc., North Shore Animal League or Wounded Warrior Foundation are appreciated.
Jane Veroxie-Nyquist of Locust Valley, New York, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away on Saturday, April 5. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter, who passed away on March 9, 2013. Loving Aunt of Jaclyn, Steven, Mary Frances and the late Kathryn. Niece of Doris and John Burns and Joan Mynarkiewicz. Dear sister of the late William and Joseph. Cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine.
Jane was a devoted and integral part of Anton Community Newspapers in Mineola from 1976 to 1998. She served as our technical support advisor, providing her expertise in writing computer programs to ensure smooth operation, and was promoted to Second Vice President in 1982, a position she held until her departure from the company in 1998. In addition, several of her family members were employed at Anton at various times. Jane always considered her co-workers as “family”. Even after leaving her employment with Anton, Jane kept in touch with many of the employees, often getting together for dinner or meeting in the city to enjoy a Broadway play. Her husband, Peter, was also an employee of Anton for many years and at the time of his death held the position of General Manager.
Erin Carroll, daughter of Kathleen and Thomas, sister of Terra and Brendan passed away Jan. 24. Erin was a graduate of Mineola High School class of 1996. She was a professor at Roanoke College in Salem, VA. There will be a memorial service on April 26 at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior at 132 Jefferson Ave. Mineola, NY
11501 at 4 p.m. Food and fellowship will follow.
Walter Paul Strauss, 79, of Clinton Twp., NJ, formerly of Mineola and father of Mayor Scott Strauss, passed away on April 4. Loving husband of Diane. Cherished father of Gary (Debra), Scott (Pat), Susan Beth Wyatt and Marc (Kelly). Devoted grandfather of Matthew (Diana) Strauss, Lindsay (Ryan) Backus, Bryan Strauss, Tiffany Strauss, Christopher Strauss, Thomas Schlagenhaft and Jason Strauss and great grandfather of Aidan and Landan Backus. Dear brother of Joanne Louise (Ralph) Bolen and the late Raymond. Proud U.S. Army Veteran. Member of the Annandale Hose Company, life member of Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corp, and former committee chairman and treasurer of Troop 45, Boy Scouts, Mineola.
Memorials to: Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps., Boy Scout Troop 45, Mineola Fire Dept. or charity of your choice appreciated.
Maureen B. Pfeifer of Mineola passed away on April 1. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Devoted mother of Janet Ronan (Chris), James (Cara), Kathy (Merri), Ellen Hughes (Keith), Kevin (Maria) and Colleen Conway (Gerard). Loving grandmother of 19. Predeceased by her loving sisters and brother Ailis McEnery, Aine Cooney, Helen Pfeifer and Michael McAdam. Survived by many wonderful and loving family and friends. Memorials to Corpus Christi Parish Outreach 155 Garfield Ave., Mineola.
Mineola resident Leo James Tomei, 90, passed away on Jan. 17 at Winthrop-University Hospital. His graveside ceremony was March 21 at the Long Island National Cemetery.
This hard working ageless man was born in Manhattan on Dec. 27, 1923 (the year the first Yankee Stadium was built) but then moved to the Bronx. As a long time Yankees fan having met all the greats sports figures, he then served in the 27th General Hospital serving in Burma/India/China in WWII as a private in the U.S. Army.
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