John J. Jankowski, of Port Washington, died on April 9, 1998. Son of the late John and Arline Jankowski. Brother of Leon, Arline and the late James. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Funeral service. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Paul Pfeiffer died peacefully at home on April 13, 1998 at the age of 96. Paul was born and educated in Berlin, Germany, and worked, before his retirement, as project engineer for the Bulova Watch Company.
Paul was an avid sailor and his wife and family have many pleasant memories of years of sailing on his cutter Skipjack. Paul was a member of of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Port Washington, the New Salem Bowling League, the Manhasset AARP and honorary member of the North Shore Y.C.
Survivors include his wife, Frieda; son Leo; daughter Louise Christensen; and grandchildren, Paul Christensen, John Paul and Michelle Pfeiffer. A son, Dr. Paul Ludwig Pfeiffer, predeceased him.
Kent C. Austin, 81, of Brodhead, WI formerly of Port Washington, passed away on April 16, 1998 at Haven Hospice in Janesville, WI. He was born Oct. 21, 1916 in rural Janesville, the son of Willard and Jane (Spaulding) Austin. He married Irene E. Reasa June 11, 1940 in Brodhead.
He graduated from Whitewater State Teachers College in 1939 and received his master's from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1957.
Kent taught in the Orfordville school system and operated a clothing store in Orfordville in the 1940s, was district superintendent in Warren, IL from 1949 to 1951, was principal at Park Forest, IL for five years and owned a dress shop in Brodhead. In 1957 he moved to Port Washington where he was an elementary school principal and assistant superintendent until his retirement in 1972 and moved to Brodhead and Pharr, TX.
He was a WWII Navy veteran, a member of the United Methodist Church, Brodhead, Congregational Church of Manhasset, life member of NEA and the Brodhead American Legion.
He is survived by his wife Irene of Brodhead; a daughter, K'rene (Dennis) Omlor of Berea, OH; a brother, Stanley (Ruth) Austin of Brookfield, WI; and a sister, Mayme Simonsen of Janesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert; and a sister, Ruth Huggins-Rost.
Funeral services held held at the Newcomer Funeral Home, Brodhead, with Rev. Amos Shimko officiating. Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead. A memorial fund will be established.
Anita Lewis Chorlton, 83, of Montrose, NY, died on April 17, 1998. She was born Jan. 1, 1915 in Port Washington, to Edwin and Jennie Whaley Lewis. She attended Port Washington schools.
On Dec. 11, 1938 she married William Chorlton at St. Peter's Church. The couple lived in Port Washington where Mrs. Chorlton was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Protection Volunteer Engine Co. They moved to Montrose in 1984 to be near their daughter.
Mrs. Chorlton is survived by her husband William E.; her daughter Jane Bulfs; her son-in-law John; her grandchildren Richard (Vicky) Vults and Sandra Anita Vults; her sisters, Grace Strocbine, Edna Erickson of Port Washington, Catherine "Sissy" Perrotto and Gladys Jaworecki; her brother Edwin "Buckie" of Port Washington; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements were made by the Nardon Funeral Home, Peekskill. Services were held at the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Cortlandt Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 75, Montrose, NY 10548.