Helen Jadezuk of Bayville died peacefully at home on May 14, 2013, at age 85. Beloved wife of Walter. Loving mother of Wayne (Wendy), Debbie Reece (Gary), and Beth. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Laura, Gary, Jennifer, Erik, Roxanne, Ryan, and Christopher. Proud great grandmother of Gianna, Julianna and Kenna. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Service Village Church Of Bayville. Interment Memorial Cemetery of St. John’s Church, Laurel Hollow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Village Church of Bayville, 11 Mountain Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709 would be appreciated.
Roy Fuchs, chairman of the board of the Friends of Sagamore Hill, passed away the morning of May 12, 2013. Roy W. Fuchs was born in Brooklyn on June 1, 1930, son of Walter and Patricia Quinn Fuchs. He graduated from Valley Stream High School. He earned a college degree from Farmingdale College in Agriculture. He managed a fruit and dairy farm upstate in Elnora, New York for a few years. He was hoping to become a veterinarian when “Uncle Sam” called. He served in the US Navy air control division for eight years. After military duty he became a banker with Franklin National Bank, a savings and loan bank, and Bank Leumi. He married Asenath Hatch in 1963.
Roy Fuchs was a Rotarian (charter president of Plainview Rotary Club and district treasurer). He has been a member of Old First Presbyterian Church of Huntington since 1969, where he served on Session and was a trustee.
Marie Coyle Glass passed away on May 2 at the age of 66. She was the beloved wife of Samuel Glass for 43 years.
Marie Glass was a resident of Centre Island for 35 years. She served her community as Treasurer of the Centre Island Association and a member of the Centre Island Planning Board. She was also a dedicated committee member of the Boys and Girls Club of Oyster Bay — East Norwich.
Francis W. Benner, “Frank”, of Monroe, CT, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Frank was born in Brooklyn, NY to parents, William and Mary (Siwinski) Benner. He attended Bishop Laughlin HS and Manhattan College. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1971 in both Saigon and Cambodia as a translator. Returning from the war, Frank graduated at the top in his class from Fordham Law School. After a career start in NYC, he moved to the Bridgeport area, where he has been a practicing attorney for the past 20 years. Frank was an avid NY Yankee fan, having worked in the old stadium to pay for college.
Gretchen S, Souther peacefully at home in Lattingtown on May 3, 2013 surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Eugene, cherished mother of Kirsten Valt and Karena Johnson. Loving sister of Helen Rodenkirchen (Hans), beloved aunt of Kristina Lacy (Will) and Karalyn Stein (Joseph) and their children Quinn and Gavin Lacy and Christoph Stein. Also survived by her husband’s caring six children and twenty grandchildren as well as her devoted Golden Retrievers Challa and Kyna. Gretchen and her Golden Retriever therapy dog Cormac worked assiduously for months after 9/11/01 bringing comfort to victims’ families and rescue workers at the family assistance center and at Ground Zero. A lover of nature, animals and the environment, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to: Guiding Eyes for the Blind; Golden Retriever Rescue; Greater Yellowstone Coalition and the North Shore Land Alliance. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.
John J. Carolan of Bayville died on May 5, 2013 at age 75. Beloved husband of Maureen. Loving father of Sean (Claudia), Daniel (Linda), Christine Murphy (Kevin), Kathleen Levin (Michael), and Gregory. Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Devon, David, Shannon, Brianna, Conor, Katherine, Elizabeth, Marianna, Sloane, Peyton, and Quinn. Also survived by loving relatives and friends. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu, would be appreciated. See www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com
Frances Rousmaniere Storrs, of Oyster Bay, died April 22 peacefully at home at the remarkable age of 100. Her charitable life began in 1929 at the age of 16, when she worked for the summer in Hyden, Kentucky, where her mother’s family had funded the Frontier Nursing Service three-room hospital, and rode horses through the back hills to help provide medical care. For the rest of her life, she devoted much of her energy to helping others through a multitude of charities, including Planned Parenthood, Visiting Nurse Services, the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Boys and Girls Club, the Oyster Bay Waterfront Center, Friends of the Bay and many others. She and her husband Richard (“Dick”) were leaders in creating Oyster Bay’s East Woods School in 1946 and she served the school for many years. Her inquiring mind led to travel all over the world, plus regular courses at Long Island’s Hutton House even into her nineties. “Frinnie” graduated from Chapin School in New York City and was one of Chapin’s longest-serving Class Secretaries. From its purchase in 1956 to 2013, she opened her home in Cove Neck to all, welcoming anyone who asked to use the house for a fundraiser or wedding.
Raymond Smith, of East Norwich, died peacefully at home on April 25, 2013, at age 66. Beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of Jennifer Manning (Danny), and Catherine Winters (Jimmy Jr.). Cherished grandfather of Olivia Grace and Charles Raymond. Dear brother of Linda (Anthony DellaMonica), and the late Colin. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay. Funeral Mass St. Dominic RC Chapel, Oyster Bay. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.
Evelyn McNamara, formerly of Oyster Bay, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 7, 2013 at her son Steven’s house in West Milford, New Jersey, after a long illness.
Evelyn was born in Elmont on March 23, 1924 to Rose (Poklop) Prach and Dr. Thomas Prach. She graduated from Bayside High School and the Central Park School of the Arts. She was married to the late Thomas McNamara for 51 years and they were loving parents to six children: Thomas Jr. (Corinne), Pasadena, CA; Barbara Gibson (Gary), Mohnton, PA; Christopher, deceased (Christina) Boulder, CO; Mark (Shani), Merrick, NY; Steven (Lise), West Milford, New Jersey and Defiance, MO; and Richard (Anne), Oyster Bay, NY.
Ian (Mack) MacKenzie, 83, lifelong resident of Oyster Bay, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2013. Mack was an ex-chief and a 55-year volunteer member of Oyster Bay Fire Company #1. In addition, he was a veteran of the US Army and Navy and was awarded several medals of for his bravery and dedication to his country. He is survived by his loving family, Sharon, Debra, Darren, Douglas and great-uncle to Nikolas Evangeliou. Services Francis P. Devine Funeral Home, 293 South Street, Oyster Bay. Burial St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to Oyster Bay Fire Company #1, 188 South Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771.
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