Frank E. Brophy, 84, of Bayville, died on Oct. 14, 2005. He was a devoted Navy War hero and patriot. Husband of the late Evelyn. Father of Brian, Patricia Walka, Melanie Moore (Kevin) and Tara Aloisio (Robert). Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of two. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude's RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Harry E. Pinkerton, community leader, entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist
Harry E. Pinkerton, 88, died Oct. 15, 2005 at his home surrounded by his family. Community involvement was a way of life for Harry or "Mr. P," as he was affectionately known. Over the years he was actively involved in the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce (President), Civil Defense (Director), Presbyterian Church (Deacon), PTA, over 50 years with Rotary (Serving as President and District Governor), Cub Pack and Boy Scout Leader, Boys and Girls Club, PAL Committee Man. Harry was a faithful supporter of the Salvation Army, CARE, Glen Cove Community Hospital, Mill Neck Manor, Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, and College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC.
"Mr. P" was born in St. Louis, MO, educated in Minnesota, and started his family in Fort Dodge, IA. He moved to Oyster Bay in 1944 and soon started Harry E. Pinkerton Company (HEPCO) translating top secret technical documents as well as developing numerous mechanical devices for the government. This business flourished during the European conflict and the Korean War. After HEPCO, "Mr. P" was employed by Airborne Instruments Laboratories (AIL) and eventually was given the opportunity to salvage a subsidiary of AIL, Intercontinental Electronics Corporation (INTEC) that developed telecommunications and radar systems around the world. The company blossomed and five years of international business and travel followed. In the years following INTEC Harry sought out other failed or failing businesses. Out of this came Fluid Metering, Inc. (FMI), a pump company where he invented the first valveless metering pump, used today in numerous medical and industrial applications. Harry retired from FMI in 1986, turning over the reins to his sons. During this time he also started Camden Island Corporation, a land development in North Carolina turning swamp land into vacation land.
Mr. Pinkerton is survived by his wife, Frances H. Pinkerton; children: Wilma (Don) Steele, Dennis (Linda) Pinkerton, Hank (Celeste) Pinkerton III, Donna (Scott) Lee, Debra (Robert) Goyena-Segarra, Frances (Bob) Royere; grandchildren Cheri (Lloyd) Stalls, Gregory (Jane) Steele, Chris (Lindsey), Jess (Heather), Clayton, Harry IV and Jamie Pinkerton, Zoey and Jacob Lee, Jason and Jordan Goyena-Segarra, Hailey, Brandyn and Tyler Royere; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Harry was predeceased by Dorothy Noll Pinkerton in 1986.
A memorial service and celebration of Harry's life will be held at the Village Church of Bayville, 11 Mountain Ave., Bayville, on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, 45 East Main St., Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Arrangements entrusted to the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, Inc.