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Obituary: Robert G. Haule

Robert G. Haule (Bob) passed away on May 3, 2014 in Stuart, FL, where he lived for the last 26 years, coming from Cove Neck. A Korean War veteran with the Coast Guard, he served on a destroyer escort doing sea and air rescue duty. Bob graduated from the State University of N.Y. at Oswego and received his master’s degree from Hofstra University. Before retirement, he was a school administrator in Nassau and Suffolk counties and was associated with the NYS Education Department. He was charter member and past commander of the Oyster Bay VFW Post #8033, a life member of the Huntington Elks #1565, and he also served as road commissioner in Cove Neck. In Florida, he was board president and commodore of the Yacht Club at Windjammer Condominium where he and his wife resided. Bob volunteered for many years at the Elliott Museum and helped restore the antique auto show that is still well known today. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Fetz Haule.

Visiting held at Oyster Bay Funeral Home. A memorial Mass held at St. Dominic RC Chapel. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 362 RxR Plaza, Lobby level, Uniondale, NY 11556. For further information visit www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com

News

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.”

One of Oyster Bay’s newest summer traditions is Dancing in the Street, which takes place every Friday in July at the gazebo in town. Sponsored by the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, half of Audrey Avenue is closed off and a DJ is called in for a great night of community dancing from 7-9 p.m.

“This is a great tradition and a beautiful town,” said visitor Michaela Lachance from Cooperstown, NY. “Everyone is having a wonderful time.”


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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