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Obituary: Karl J. Leupold

Karl J. Leupold, P. E., formerly of Locust Valley, died on Dec. 9, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Nancy E. Loving father of Kristine Marino, Doreen Mitchell (Pierre), and Suzanne. Dear brother of Irene Boehmler (Walter) and Marion. Proud grandfather of Taylor, Jordan, Kendall, Benjamin, Charlie, and Katie. Also survived by three nieces and three nephews. After receiving his civil engineering degree from Duke University and serving in the U.S. Marine Corp as a captain of an engineering company, Karl worked as an engineer and assistant superintendent for Con Edison before joining the Town of Oyster Bay in 1967. He was a town engineer, followed by Superintendent of Engineering and Deputy Commissioner of Public Works. In 1990, he became Commissioner of Public Works for the Town of Oyster Bay and remained in that position until his retirement in September of 2002.

During his tenure with the town, Karl became a lifetime member of the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as a “fellow” of said society. He was also a longtime member of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Nassau County Chapter, and was designated as “Engineer of the Year” in 1997. While fulfilling his town and family responsibilities, Karl also gave generously of his time and talents to a variety of organizations and causes, serving as a member and president of the Locust Valley Rotary Club, past president of Locust Valley Republican Club, a Scoutmaster in Locust Valley for 10 years, member of the board of directors of the United Presbyterian Home, Syosset, and the Long Island Heart Council.

He also served as a Sunday School teacher and an Elder in the Reformed Church of Locust Valley for many years. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 20 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Service Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. at the Reformed Church of Locust Valley. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made to S.P.O.H.N.C., Support for People with Oral, Head & Neck Cancer, PO Box 53, Locust Valley, NY 11560. www.DodgeThomas.com

News

“I didn’t know I needed my own Teddy Bear,” said a woman after the first annual Teddy’s Taste of the West dinner and fundraiser at Canterbury Ales on March 19.

Members were given an authentic Teddy Bear as a surprise gift at the end of the evening. As they say, membership has its privileges and that includes a June 11 event when Ken Burns will come to share a preview of his new film on three Roosevelts. Burns’ film explores the political and family ties between President Theodore Roosevelt, President Franklin Roosevelt and his wife, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a Roosevelt in her own right.  

The preliminary 2014-15 school budget was adopted at last Tuesday night’s Oyster Bay-East Norwich school board meeting. The proposed budget, which came in at a figure of $54,578,478, is a 2.01 percent difference from the 2013-14 final budget figure of $53,504,111. With a budget to budget change of $1,074,367, it is the lowest expenditure increase in the last 15 years. No programs were cut as a result of balancing this budget.

“The biggest change in budget numbers is in the area of salaries and wages with a budget to budget increase of $683,428,” said School Superintendent Dr. Laura Seinfeld.


Sports

Muttontown resident and Kellenberg freshman Ceara Ann Conroy has been named an All-League athlete for Girls Winter Track. The title of All-League is awarded to athletes based on a vote of all the coaches in the NSCHSAA League. All of the Girls Winter Track coaches in the league vote based on the athletes performance during the season, and Conroy’s outstanding performance has earned her the title of All League this year.

The Girls Varsity Lacrosse program at Oyster Bay High School is just in its second year and already it is making a difference. Senior defender Danielle Maggi has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Albright College.

Last year Maggi was recognized as the “Most Improved Player,” and this year she is being recruited to play in college.

Maggi said, “We did very well in our first varsity season last year (12-2). This year we are 100 percent going for the conference. I’m excited we finally have a varsity team.”


Calendar

LI Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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Annual Egg-stravaganza

Saturday, April 19

Palliative Care

Wednesday, April 23 



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