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Charles A. Pulaski, a resident of Port Washington for the past 51 years, died on May 16, 2000, at the age of 84 of complications from Parkinson's disease. A native of Greenfield, MA, Mr. Pulaski graduated from Deerfield Academy and in 1938 from Yale where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He went into merchandising and became a buyer at Macy's before enlisting in the Air Corps during WWII. He was trained as a meteorologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was discharged in 1946 as a first lieutenant.

Mr. Pulaski then specialized in the new industrial materials that were developed after the war - plastics, vinyls and paper. He worked for a number of companies and in 1965 he formed his own sales corporation.

As a hobby, Mr. Pulaski wrote plays, some of which were published and many were performed in regional theaters and Off Off Broadway. He was a member of the Yale Club of NY. An ardent fisherman, he was an active member of the Manhasset Bay Sportsmen's Club and served as its secretary for 18 years.

Mr. Pulaski was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ann Spencer Pulaski. He is survived by a son, Charles A. Pulaski Jr. of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter, Elizabeth Mertens of Pasadena, CA; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on June 1 at 4 p.m. at the Matinecock Quaker Meeting, corner of Duck Pond and Piping Rock Rds., Locust Valley. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the International Rescue Committee, 112 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10168.

Francis C. Lauda, a longtime resident and building contractor, died peacefully on May 19, 2000. He had been a resident of the Sands Point Health and Rehabilitation Center for almost five years. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Fran Shaver and three daughters, Betsy Silverstein of Sands Point, Susan A. Lauda of Warwick, RI and Cindy Lauda, also of Port Washington. Grandfather of Emily, Matthew and Aaron Silverstein. Brother of Lois Bortone (Matthew) of New Canaan, CT, and Joy Dell (Robert) of Stony Brook. Arrangements were made by the Fairchild Funeral Chapel, Manhasset. Religious service with Rev. Vogeley attending. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. To remember Mr. Lauda, friends may wish to contribute to their own favorite charity. Marie Ranard, mother of Sandy and George, grandmother of Laurie Giovanniello and Scott Renard, went to be with her Lord earlier this week. Sandy and Laurie gathered with friends at the grave site at Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Join us in remembering a mom that we all loved. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knolls Cemetery. Zabelle Matthews died on May 22, 2000. Wife of the late Lee Matthews. Mother of Douglas Matthews of Darien, CT and Robert Matthews of McLean, VA. Grandmother of Stephen, Kristen, Elizabeth, Jessica, Julia and Laura. Memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 26 at the Congregational Church of Manhasset, 1845 Northern Blvd., Manhasset.

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