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Obituary: Eleanore Coleburn Zoller

Eleanore Coleburn Zoller, of Laurel Hollow, passed away on March 3, 2012 at the age of 91. Her husband Dr. Philip A. Zoller and her sister Carolyn predeceased her. She was born and raised in Norwalk, CT, and attended Skidmore College. After graduating in 1941, she was faculty secretary to Skidmore’s Department of Nursing in New York City for several years. Ellie resided in Cove Neck for 50 years, during which time she volunteered and served on the board of Raynham Hall Museum. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. During her life Ellie had a passion for gardening, particularly orchids. She was also a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her brother Kenneth M. Coleburn (Carolyn) and her children: Dr. Philip A. Zoller Jr. (Christianne), Thomas R. Zoller (Kathryn), Carolyn Z. Ritter (John), Dr. Robert C. Zoller (Janet); and six grandchildren, Jon, Alice, Kathryn, Rachel, Rebecca and Thomas. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Raynham Hall Museum, 200 West Main St., Oyster Bay NY, 11771. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Interment Brookville Cemetery.

News

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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