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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

When Danielle Taylor decided to compete in a six-mile civilian military obstacle course last September, she knew two things: she did not want to do it alone and she wanted the challenge to have a purpose. She found a partner in Jeannine DelPozzo and a worthwhile cause in the Morgan Center.

 

Both Taylor and DelPozzo are entrepreneurs; Taylor, of Bish Bash Books in Oyster Bay and DelPozzo of DelPozzo Foods, in East Norwich. Each have a history of using their businesses to support local charities. Bish Bash Books used the iPad give back program to support at-risk children while DelPozzo Foods has supported Island Harvest in their efforts to combat hunger.

Our experience of 9/11 has changed; today it is seen as part of a journey and not an isolated event. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, President Barack Obama spoke to the nation saying the battle against terrorism is ongoing. 

 

That awareness that we had gone through the experience of the fall of the Twin Towers and had rebounded, but the danger is not over, and the battle is still to be won was repeated by Senator Carl Marcellino at the Day of Commemoration at the Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Garden on the Western Waterfront on Thursday evening.


Sports

Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.

 

Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.

Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.

Hard work paid off for local athletes Christine Grippo of Locust Valley, Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay, Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley, Steven Quigley of Bayville, Catherine Soler of Oyster Bay, Maria Elinger of Oyster Bay, and Armand D’Amato of Oyster Bay Cove, each of whom won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from all of Long Island and beyond in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.

Grippo earned top honors in the women’s 30-34 age group with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Pickard (1:17:39) scored first among the women in the 35-39 age group. Winnubst scored in 1:38:48 to earn third place honors in the Masters Athena Weight Division. Quigley earned the second place award in the Masters Clydesdale Weight Division in 1:23:23. Soler (1:29:12) scored 5th among the women in the 20-24 age group. Ehlinger (1:39:23) was the 4th place award winner in the women’s 55-59 age group. D’Amato (1:42:44) earned top honors in the 70-74 age group.


Calendar

MSA Party - September 17

West Shore Rd. Update - September 18

Harbor Beach Cleanup - September 20


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