Jo Zach Miller IV, 93, died at his home in Sarasota, FL on Feb. 13, 2010 following a lengthy illness.
Jo Zach was born in Kansas City, MO in 1916, the son of Jo Zach Miller III and Lena Ludlow Miller. After high school, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy, having received the appointment from then Senator Harry S. Truman, a close friend of his father’s dating back to WWI. Nearing completion of his Academy tour, issues with his vision required a brief transfer to civilian life where he finished his engineering degree at Yale. After Yale he returned to the Navy and served in WWII, the Korean conflict and was part of Operation Castle Bravo at the 1954 Bikini Atoll H bomb test. He retired with the rank of commander.
Howard W. Jones, of Bethpage, died on Feb. 10, 2010 at age 87. He lived his later years in Bayville. Husband of the late Agnes. Father of Thomas (of Bayville), Patricia Clark, James and Deborah Kuscsik. Grandfather of Brian, Courtney and Margaret. Great-grandfather of Kathryn. Visiting and Service at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Uniformed Firefighter’s Association, c/o Widow’s & Children’s Fund, 204 East 23rd St. New York, NY 10010.
Mary T. Messera (nee Agostinello), 90, of Oyster Bay, died on Feb. 7, 2010. Wife of the late Dominic. Mother of Roseann Blackburn (Thomas) and the late Louis R. Messera. Grandmother of Desiree, Catherine and Kevin. Sister of Catherine Messera, Albert Agostinello (Josephine) and Anthony Agostinello (Angie). Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral prayers at the funeral home chapel. Interment LI National Cemetery, Pinelawn. Donations in her name can be made to Hospice Care Network, 99 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797.
E. Muriel Dielewicz, longtime resident of Long Island and co-owner of Uwe’s Restaurant in Oyster Bay passed away on Sunday, February 7 in Wilmington, NC. The cause of death was lung cancer. Born in Hexham, Northumberland, England, on Dec. 10, 1932, she was 77 years old at her death.
Louise Miller passed away on Feb. 8, 2010. Wife of the late James. Mother of Steven, Maria (Mike) Maloney and Mark (Angela). Grandmother of Michael, Mark, Ryan, Danielle and Patrick. Sister of Dorothy Simeone, and the late Margaret Hoelle. Sister-in-law of Richard and Bob. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, Oyster Bay. Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude’s RC Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Foundation http://www.lougehrig.com/
about/als_donations.htm All donations to support research of ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease, should be made payable to “Columbia University ALS Gift Fund.” For further information www.fpdevinefuneralhome.com.
William Francis Smith, of Bethpage, passed away on Feb. 7, 2010 at the age of 80. Husband of Patricia. Father of William III (Anne Marie), Joseph (Cindy), Theresa (Jack), Rev. Fr. Kevin, Ann, Peter and Patrick. Grandfather of William IV, Christopher, Thomas, Kevin, Patrick, Brigid, Brian, Will, Tess and Madison. Brother of Kathy and the late Dorothy. WWII and Korean Conflict veteran of the U.S. Navy. Retired NY Telephone electrical engineer. Lifetime 4th Degree Knight of K of C Joseph Lamb Council. Arrangements were made by Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Dominic RC Chapel. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Dominic Outreach, 93 Anstice St., Oyster Bay, NY 11771.
Ola Mae Mattocks (nee Speights) passed away on Feb. 7, 2010 at the age of 68. Wife of the late Melvin R. Mattocks, Sr. Mother of Melvin R. Mattocks Jr., Marc R. Mattocks and Steven C. Mattocks. Grandmother of Stephanie C. Mattocks. Sister of seven. Also survived by relatives and friends. Arrangements were made by Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral service at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Interment Pine Hollow Cemetery.
Jean Harvey Sack, of Locust Valley and East Norwich and more recently of Vero Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on Jan. 31, 2010. Born March 29, 1923, in Stranraer, Scotland, Jean immigrated to the U.S. in May of 1927 with her mom and brothers aboard the ship Transylvania, where they were met in New York Harbor by her dad, who had arrived ahead of them.
Frank J. Canonica, 83, of Brooklyn, died on Jan. 29, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Philomena. Loving father of Johanna, Francis (Judith), Claudia and Robert. Cherished grandfather of Carolyn, Christine, Arthur, Sergey and Anastasia. Visiting was at the Beney Funeral Home, Syosset. Funeral Mass at St. Dominic’s RC Chapel. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. For further information visit www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.
Joseph R. Guercia, 71, of Woodbury, died tragically in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. Beloved father of Renee, Suzette and Joseph. Cherished grandfather of Skylar. Dear brother of Ralph, Carlo (Millie), John (Barbara), Richard (Terry) and Terry Petrosino (Jerry). Loving companion of Jacky and their precious dog Mello. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was a gifted contractor of sports facilities worldwide. Visiting was at the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Dominic’s RC Chapel. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Donations to the Save the Children Foundation, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880 or the Marty Lyons Foundation, 326 W. 48th St., New York, NY 10036 would be appreciated.
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