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Sept. 12, 1973 - Nov. 1 1996

Dearest Roy, you left us for a while. We all miss you. We can't wait to see the promise of Jesus Christ in John 5.28 and 5.29 fulfilled. From mom, your family and friends.

Robert C. Hohmann, 64, died on Oct. 15, 1998. Employee of Pfizer International for over 40 years. Husband of Elaine K. Father of Marlies Winter (Michael), Kirsten and Andrea. Service held at the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Intemrent Locust Valley Cemetery.

George William Hettler, 81, a retired teacher at Paul D. Schreiber High School, died on Oct. 19, 1998 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Altoona, PA, he was the son of George C. and Mary Ewing Hettler. He received a BS degree from Bethany College, WV, and an MA degree in French literature from Columbia University. He taught French and German, first at Bethany College and then a Hiram College in Ohio. Joined the Schreiber teaching staff as head of the language department in 1960, he taught there until his retirement in 1983.

During his years in Port Washington, he was a member of the United Methodist Church where he served on the administrative board, sang in the choir and devoted considerable time and effort to the outreach program which works to relieve hunger on LI. After retiring, he did volunteer work in the nature program at Sands Point Preserve, giving him an opportunity to combine his pleasure in teaching with his love of the outdoors. He was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association of PW as well as of Post #509 of the American Legion.

A veteran of WWII, Mr. Hettler served as a cryptography technician in the 819th Signal Corps. He fought in Europe from the time of the Normandy Invasion until the war's end and received an honorable discharge on Nov. 27, 1945.

In addition to his wife, Louise, he is survived by his son, Kurt; his daughter-in-law, Liza Tonetti; and his granddaughter, Sophia. He also leaves a sister, Amy McIlroy and two brothers, James and Robert Hettler.

Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home Port Washington. A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church of Port Washington at 11 a.m. on Nov. 7. Donations can be made to the Memory Lane Club of LI Alzheimer's Association or the Scholarship Fund of the PW Teachers Association.

Michael (Mike) Robert Lee, 68, of Port Washington, died on Oct. 20, 1998. Brother of Delores Moshier and Gerald Lee. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Funeral service. Interment private. Donations can be made to the PYA or PAL of Port Washington.

Patricia Forquer Morgan, longtime music educator with the Port Washington Public Schools, died Oct. 20, 1998 at St. Luke's Hospital in NYC. Pat Morgan's career spanned over 40 years. A classically trained soprano, Pat debuted in the world premier of The Taming of the Shrew with the Cincinnati Symphony. As a young woman, she won the Northwester Region Metropolitan Opera auditions and performed leads in numerous summer stock performances and recitals. For many years she was a national clinician for Robert Pace Music, Inc. and taught piano and voice privately. More recently she was an active member of the Music Advisory Council at the PW Library and was vice president of the PW Music Study Club.

Perhaps the most joyful of of Pat Morgan's music was evident as she worshipped with her voice. She is remembered for her many years of service and fellowship to the choir and congregation of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Port Washington. Her family and friends were blessed on many Sundays as Pat's voice filled the parish. Among her many church activities, Pat served as a Vestry member, Diocesan Convention delegate and chairperson of numerous church committees. She never missed the opportunity to involve members of the church community, new and old, into the work and fellowship of the parish. She was known by the congregation and her many friends as someone who was never bashful about taking on the challenge of organizing several church events including the annual Antique Fair, Epiphany Ball and Clam Bake. Her deep faith was evident in the manner in which she approched life's joys and tribulations.

Pat cared deeply about others and she found great pleasure in playing with her grandchildren and working in her garden. She loved the opera and theater of Manhattan and visiting her home state of Montana. She was born Patricia M. Forquer on Feb. 18, 1930 in Billings, MT and graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1948. She married Victor H. Morgan in 1953 and they began their family while she sang with the Cincinnati Music Drama Guild. They returned to Billings where she taught voice at Rocky Mountain College and established a voice and music studio with her husband. Upon finishing their graduate studies at Teacher's College, Columbia University, Pat and her husband settled permanently in Port Washington where she taught music at Daly and Guggenheim Elementary Schools and at Schreiber High School for 24 years.

She will be forever loved and missed by her husband, Victor H. Morgan of Port Washington; her daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and John Lazaro of Ukiah, CA, Lisa and Tom McNaney of Glen Rock, NJ and Kim and Larry Wohler of Stratton, VT; by her two grandchildren, Zoe Lazaro and Britt Wohler; and by her sisters, Lorraine McLuskie of Missoula, MT, Stella Foote of Billings and Betty Forquer of Berkeley, CA.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 9 Carlton Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050.




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