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Walter A. Scholl, 79, of Boynton Beach, FL formerly of Manhasset and Sands Point, died on May 17, 1998. Born in Staten Island he attended Port Richmond High School and graduated from Curtis High School where he was a football star scoring 87 points during the 1936 season earning at sport on the All-City and All-Scholastic teams. He earned a bachelor of science degree in hotel management from Cornell University. He was a two-time All-East third baseman and played for Cornell when the team won its first Eastern Collegiate championship.

Mr. Scholl was a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII serving in Africa and Italy. He shot down several planes and finished his service with 220 combat hours. He won 11 commendations including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Silver Star and the Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters. He was promoted to captain. He was portrayed in the book The Road Back to Paris by Vincent Sheehan and in the radio dramatization The Voice of the Nation and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Foster Field, Victoria, TX, where he received his Army Air Force training.

Mr. Scholl was a member of the NY Stock Exchange and retired as vice president of Merrill Lynch and Co. in Manhattan. He was inducted into Cornell's Athletic Hall of Fame, was a former parishioner of Faith Methodist Church, Staten Island, the Richmond County Post of VFW and he was a volunteer college football referee.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor (Bloomfield); his sons, Dwight A. and Walter Brooks Scholl; daughters, Sally Ann Johnson and Deborah Jean Coadwell; his sister Dorothy McKee; and six grandchildren. Burial in Florida. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Victor Romagna died at age 80 at his home in Annapolis on June 12, 1998. A memorial service is being held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Port Washington on July 10 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Herreshoff Marine Museum, c/o America's Cup Hall of Fame, PO Box 450, Bristol, RI 02809. Angelina Gallo, 82, of Port Washington, died on June 15, 1998. Wife of the late Cataldo. Mother of Anna Deriu and Paul Gallo. Grandmother of Joseph, Peter and James Deriu and Matthew Gallo. Great-grandmother of three. Sister of Antoinette Cona, Peter and Frank Prudenti. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.



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