Robert E. Lewis, longtime resident of Port Washington, died at St. Francis Hospital on November 19, 1997, as the result of a stroke. His wife of many years had predeceased him.
Bob was born in Rome, New York in 1917. He earned a B.A. from Columbia University and degrees in both economics and statistics from New York University. Bob's first job was at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City; then he moved to Citibank where he became a vice president. He was very active in the Unitarian Universalist Church, serving in many capacities. Bob was on the board of Friends of the Library for over 20 years, serving as treasurer for many of those years. Bob was also treasurer of the council at Hadley House, the sunset apartment building where he has lived for the past few years.
Bob is survived by two nieces and a nephew and will be greatly missed by many loving and admiring friends. A memorial service in his honor will be held at the beginning of the year at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.
Antonio S. Morrocu, a 28-year resident of Port Washington, died at North Shore Hospital Friday, Nov. 14, at the age of 75.
He was a twin, born in Sardegna, Italy, on Jan. 22. 1922, one of nine children. He served for the Italians in World War II and was stationed in Sicily. He married his wife of 40 years at the age of 35 and soon after went to work in Switzerland in the marble quarries for nine years. Upon returning to Italy from Switzerland, Antonio decided to immigrate to America with his wife and four children in 1969, settling in Port Washington to work at McCormick's Sand and Gravel. When the sand banks closed, he worked in construction. Antonio, although an American citizen, never forgot his Italian roots and visited there every year with his family. He, most of all, enjoyed spending his time with his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife: Salvatora; his children Gavino, Domenico, Maria, Francesca, and his twin daughters Pierina and Graziella; and his three grandchildren.