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Obituary: Olivia C. Lohrius

Olivia C. Lohrius, 66, of Wallingford, VT, died Friday, Aug. 8 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 30, 1948 in Astoria, the daughter of Daniel and Grace (Cola) D’Angelo. Mrs. Lohrius graduated from Locust Valley High School in 1966. She married Alan Lohrius on Aug. 10, 1948.

Mrs. Lohrius had been a resident of Paradise Valley, PA prior to relocating to Wallingford, VT in 2004. She enjoyed gardening and was a talented artist working in charcoal and watercolors.

Mrs. Lohrius had been a volunteer for Hospice, Red Cross, and the Meals on Wheels Program.

Survivors include her husband Alan of Wallingford, a daughter Kris Breen and her husband Michael of Charlotte, VT, a son Jamie Lohrius of Fort Collins, CO, her mother Grace D’Angelo of Bayville,  two brothers, Daniel D’Angelo and his wife Regina of Huntington and Leonard D’Angelo of Bayville, two grandchildren, Jonah Breen and Cecily Breen of Charlotte, VT and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father in 2002. There was a private family memorial with graveside services at Green Hill Cemetery in Wallingford last week.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

News

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


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Informative Hospital Talk

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