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Over 60 ... And Getting Younger: March 1, 2013

Remembering Marty Colodzin

The year was 1961. It was a year of love and magic: Louise and Lorraine Meyerovitch both became engaged. Louise was involved with a tall, thin, handsome doctor and Navy man from Saint Albans, New York. He was a real catch, as was Louise, a gorgeous, intelligent and capable gal from the suburbs of Washington D.C.

In comparison, her sister Lorraine was short-changed: all she got was a big-mouth dentist from the Bronx (a.k.a. me.)

Marty was into the sciences at that time, with lipids his specialty. He switched careers to psychiatry, where he could help people. Louise did not waver at all. She became a housewife in Buffalo, NY and then in Hamden, Connecticut when Marty went back to Yale Medical School. Along Marty’s long academic pat, they had three wonderful, intelligent and talented children: Michelle, Robin and Daryl.

Marty came to life for the Army-Navy football game. He would put on his Navy paraphernalia and root his heart out. He also became an outstanding fan of the Washington Redskins: he cheered for them in victory and suffered with them in their defeats.

In the last few years, Marty slowed down a bit. He was extremely proud of his grandchildren, Maya and Ella, who are smart and gorgeous. He also was a very successful psychiatrist in the area.

The Colodzins of St. Albans are now complete: Bob, Myra and now Marty are all gone. Mrs. Fink and Leon have also departed.

Marty was kind and easy-going, and only his brother-in-law from the Bronx could rile him up. Larry, I will miss you in the hot tubs all over the world. Rest in peace.

News

The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.

Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.  

Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.

“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”

Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.


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