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Jules A. Gottlieb, who was 77 and a 45-year resident of Flower Hill, died peacefully at home on Jan. 26, 2000 after an eight-month battle with brain cancer. He was active in boys basketball and Little League baseball in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a member of Temple Beth Israel for 44 years.

Mr. Gottlieb was a graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in engineering. He was a skipper of a US Navy minesweeper in the South Pacific throughout WWII and ended his duty as a Lt. Commander.

Mr. Gottlieb was founder of Abco Refrigeration Supply Corporation in 1949 with its main office in Long Island City. Abco is the leading wholesale distributor of commercial refrigeration products, with 15 branches in the metropolitan NYC area as well as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann; children Lawrence, Lisa (Senter), Lynne (Blumenstock) and Jon as well as six grandchildren.

Mr. Gottlieb has supported the Port Washington Community Chest and the Landmark of Port Washington. He and his wife Ann are benefactors of LIJ Medical Center and founding contributors of the Ann and Jules Gottlieb Women's Comprehensive Health Center at LIJ.

Bill Drew, a resident of Port Washington since 1954, died on Feb. 29, 2000 after a five-year residency at Ozanam Hall Nursing Home. His career spanned the Broadway theater to night clubs and TV. After retiring as a dancer, he continued as an entertainer and cruise director aboard several of the largest liners. He is survived by two brothers and sisters. A Memorial Mass will be held on April 8 at 12 p.m. at Ozanam Hall Nursing Home in Bayside, Queens. Doris Hancock Roethgen, 86, formerly of Port Washington, died on March 11, 2000. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was an executive in retail clothing, a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and the Port Washington Yacht Club. Mother of David M. Roethgen of West Palm Beach, FL, and Jeffery A. Roethgen of Bedford, TX. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one. Also survived by one niece and two nephews. Arrangements were made by Morris Hunt Direct Cremation, Winter Park, FL.

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