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Obituary: Donald E. Jarvis

Donald E. Jarvis passed away at age 88, on November 22, 2012 in Kennesaw, Georgia, with his loving daughter Laurie and her husband Tom, at his side. He was a lifelong resident of East Norwich until December 2006, when he moved to Georgia.

On August 1, 1948 Donald wed Vivian Elizabeth Gossett they were married for 64 years. They had four children: Brenda Downing of Dallas; Donny Jarvis of Bayville; Laurie and Tom Larson of Kennesaw, Georgia; Hewlett Reed Jarvis of Oyster Bay.

He had nine grandchildren. He was “Popie” to: Corey (Crystal), Tiffany, Brandon (Kelli), Aaron, Ashley and Wesleigh Larson; Kyle Copeland; John and Ryan Jarvis. His two great-grandchildren are: Kaleb and Noah Larson.

He is survived by his sister Jane Pettengill of Hagaman, NY, plus a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Jarvis was a retired policeman, a general contractor, and a 67-year member of the East Norwich Volunteer Fire Department. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, hunter and vegetable gardener. He won the Oyster Bay Rotary Club tomato growing contest many times, coming in with two and three pound tomatoes. 

Mr. Jarvis’ will be interred in the Brookville Cemetery. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in memory of Donald E. Jarvis to: East Norwich Fire Company Juniors, 900 Oyster Bay Road, East Norwich NY 11732.


News

Some people deserve a long obituary: in a way, it is a tribute to the number of people’s lives they have touched, so for Dottie Brandt, it is a given. A long line of mourners stretched down the street from the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, in Oyster Bay, where Dorothy R. Brandt, known to everyone as “Dottie,” was laid to rest, soon after her death on Friday, Sept. 12.

Dottie was a beautiful woman that age couldn’t change. When your warmth, spirit and love come from the inside, it keeps the outside looking bright and fresh. Dottie was always smiling, full of energy and always willing to help people.

The music was rocking and everybody was dancing on Friday, Oct. 3 in the St. Dominic High School gymnasium as the school hosted its Fall Ball dance. The event included gregarious kids from St. Dominic’s dancing and socializing with 20 disadvantaged children from St. Christopher-Ottilie Family of Services in Sea Cliff.

“St. Dom’s is very active with St. Christopher-Ottilie during the school year,” said Janice Seaman, who was the party coordinator and one of many volunteers at the dance, which ran from 7 to 10 p.m. “This was the first time, though, that St. Dom’s invited the kids from St. Christopher-Ottilie to their school for a dance and it is a great way to bring some normalcy into these children’s lives and show them what a school function is like.”


Sports

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.

The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program has announced a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.


Calendar

That’s a Smash!

Wednesday, Oct. 15

East Woods Open House

Friday, Oct. 17

 Oyster Festival

Weekend, Oct. 18, 19



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