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John P. Ehnat, 87, a longtime resident of Port Washington, died recently. John was a plumber for many years, working with Seaman and Muller, Seaman and Needham and Shields Plumbing and Heating. He served in the Navy in WWII. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Graveside service at Holy Rood Cemetery.

Patricia Raney Lubar, of Willoughby, OH, died on May 23, 2000. Born on Dec. 21, 1923, in Portland, OR, Patricia graduated from Hunter College in NY and married her late husband Robert in 1948. The Lubars lived on Davis Rd. in Port Washington from 1958 to 1978. Patricia was active in the community serving a public relations director for the Port Washington Library as well as for the public school system. She also served as editor of the Port Washington News and wrote numerous published short stories.

Patricia is survived by her fours sons, John, Nicholas, Stephen and Andrew; her two brothers, George and David; sister, Helen; and five grandchildren, Tansey, Geordie, Candace, Eric and Katie.

A memorial service for Patricia will be held on Sunday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1515 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point.

Theodore Frank Walter, of Port Washington, died on June 12, 2000. He was 87 years old. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Lois Lewthwaite Walter; three sons, Theodore Jr., Donald and Stuart and two daughters, Elizabeth Yenetchiand Janice Slakter. He was a loving grandfather of seven granddaughters and one grandson. Mr. Walter is also survived by one sister, Eunice Sproule.

Mr. Walter was an active member of the Port Washington United Methodist Church. He served on the Building Committee that planned the present church building and was a member of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee at the time of his death. He had also served as president of the Board of Trustees and was a very faithful member of the Property Committee for years. He particularly enjoyed singing in the church choir.

Ted Walter was a founding member of the Port Singers which he dearly loved. On Dec. 4, 1999, the Port Singers presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Port Washington.

An avid boater Ted was a longtime member of Little Neck Bay Power Squadron.

As a young man he was employed in his father's plumbing and heating business. After his marraige in 1939, he and his wife moved to Atlanta, GA where he worked at the Federal Penitentiary teaching the incarcerated men plumbing and heating.

When the US became involved in WWII, Ted Walter enlisted in the US Navy Seabees with the rank of chief shipfitter and was sent to Guam. He returned to Port Washington after his discharge where he lived the rest of his life. Ted was employed by LI Lighting Crane Co. and Modine Co. as a salesman. When his father-in-law, Jerome Lewthwaite retired Ted became manager of the T.H. Lewthwaite Machine Co.

He graduated from Richmond Hill High School. Always eager to learn, he took courses at Delaney Institute, the University of Georgia and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

On June 15 a memorial service for Ted Walter was held at the Port Washington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward Horne, Pastor and former Pastor Richard Parker presiding.

Memorial contributions can be made the United Methodist Church, 1515 Middle Neck Rd., PO Box 929, Port Washington, NY 11050 in his name will be appreciated.


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