Leonard H. Kaplan, of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Sands Point, passed away on March 26, 2000. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Muriel. Leonard served in the Army-Air Force during WWII. A graduate of Washington and Lee University and NYU Law School, he moved to Port Washington in 1954 to raise his family and practice criminal law in Brooklyn. A past Men's Club president of the Community Synagogue, Leonard will be remembered for his integrity, dapper appearance and strong love for family and friends. He will be missed dearly by his cherished children, Carol (Steven) Prakin, Marla (David) Freeman and adored granddaughter, Alison; his love and generous ways will remain in their hearts forever. Services were held in West Palm Beach. The family requests donations may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407 or Prostate Cancer Research.
Joseph P. Ressa, 49, passed away on March 31, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA, after a courageous battle with cancer. Son of late parents Elena and Patrick. Beloved brother of Patrick A. (Vieva) of Naperville, IL, and the late Ames P. (Alice) of Houston, TX. Uncle of Patrick A. Ressa Jr., Ames P. Ressa Jr. (Kelly), Patrick Ressa (Samantha) and Leanne Ressa (Jeff). Services private. Donations may be made in the name of Joseph P. Ressa to the American Cancer Society.
Betty Kaufman, 93, a longtime resident of Port Washington, died peacefully at home on March 13, 2000. She was born Betty Shoman in Plymouth, MA, the youngest of six children. She moved to NYC in 1925 to be with her sister and help raise her nephew, Eugene Taubel, a Port Washington resident for over 30 years. She married her husband Louis in 1934 and they had one daughter, Sandra, also of Port Washington. After arriving in NY she worked at Marshall Field and later at United Furniture in Manhattan for over 16 years.
Betty Kaufman lived in Port Washington since 1978, moving from her home in Brooklyn. For 17 years she worked at Temple Beth Israel in Port Washington. In remarking on her dedicated work ethic, it was noted that she once came to work to type the bulletin with a broken wrist in a cast.
She is survived by her children Sandra and Howard Lipset and her grandchildren, Andrew, Beth, Craig, Shani and Lance.
Funeral services were on March 15, which was to be her 94th birthday. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Francis Hospital or the PW Fire Medics, both of whom treated her with the highest standard of care and respect.