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Margaret J. Walsh, 97, formerly of Port Washington, died on Jan. 27, 2001. Wife of the late Robert. Mother of Ray and Ronald Wayrynen. Grandmother of Patricia and Randy Wayrynen. Great-grandmother of Gordon Cooper and Casey Wayrynen. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Nathalie Reeves Shipley (Howie) died in Port Washington on Feb. 3, 2001 after a brief illness. Nathalie was the beloved wife of the late Desmond Shipley and the mother of Brison Shipley of Boston. She is also survived by her sisters, Janet Starr of New Hampshire, and Catherine Potter of New Jersey. Mrs. Shipley was raised in New Rochelle and moved to Port in 1946. A graduate of Radcliffe, she volunteered extensively in the public schools and at St. Francis Hospital. She also worked at Louie's restaurant in Port. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 9 Carlton Ave., Port Washington.

Joseph Anthony Mellow, MD, of Roaring Gap, NC, died on Feb. 9, 2001. He was the husband of Suzanne R. Mellow. He was born in Mayfield, PA, a town 10 miles north of Scranton, PA, on May 5, 1912. His parents were Orazio Melindo and Mary Caracciolo. Surviving are his brothers and spouses: Dr. Emil Mellow and Inez Mellow of Satellite Beach, FL; Anthony and Eleanor Mellow of Peckville, PA; one sister, Catherine and deceased brother-in-law Louis Alimenti of Old Forge, PA; and a sister-in-law, Helen Mellow of Melbourne, FL; sister-in-law, Vivienne Fulford of Fairfax Station, VA; and brother-in-law, Liews Tricarick of Troy, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Dr. Lee andCarole Janizcek; stepmother, Irene Yardino of Wynnewood, PA; stepbrother, Peter and wife Gloria Taraborelli; and stepbrother, Robert Taraborelli of Wynnewood. His first wife, Muriel and two brothers, Dominick and Frank and son-in-law John Tramontano preceded him in death. Children: Mary Louise Tramontano of Erie, PA; Joanne (Al Jacovec) of Winston-Salem; Joseph Mellor Jr. (Donna) of Pinnacle, NC; grandchildren: John, Craig, Tracy, Suzanne, Lura, Brittany, and Carson; great-grandchildren: Chelsey, Jarred and Carly.

Dr. Mellow graduated from Fordham University in 1934 and NY Medical College in 1938. Prior to WWII Dr. Mellow interned at Yonkers General Hospital and was a resident at Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital, Mineola and Metropolitan Hospital in NYC, specializing in OB-Gyn.

In 1940, Dr. Mellow married Muriel Tricarick and lived in Port Washington where he began his practice until the beginning of WWII. In 1942, Dr.Mellow sailed from Charleston, SC, to the island of Bora Bora where he was stationed until 1944. From 1947 unitil 1973, as a board certified OB-Gyn specialist, he served in many capacities of leadership including chief of staff and chief of the OB-Gyn Dept. at Nassau County Medical Center. Dr. Mellow was also on the staff of the North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and St. Francis Hospital. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Medical Association. He was a member emeritus of the Alumni Association of NY Medical College. While in Port Washington he was a member of St. Peter's RC Church and an active member and avid golfer of the North Hempstead Country Club and the LI Pigeon Association.

In 1973, Dr. Mellow married Suzanne R. Varano and resided in the golf resort complex of High Meadows in Roaring Gap. From 1974-79, he had a private medical practice in Elkin and was on the staff of the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. In 1979, Dr. Mellow retired but continued to serve the local community in various ways. Along with his friend of 60 years, Dr. Joseph Teta, he assisted the Alleghany County Schools as a sports physician. He served as the doctor for the Cherry Lane Volunteer Fire Dept. Being a great enthusiast for the game of golf, he was active in the High Meadow's Men's Golf Association and served as co-chairman for the handicap committee. As a member of St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Sparta, he served as chairman of the Parish Council. For over 50 years, Dr. Mellow belonged to the VFW Legion in NY and continued to be active in Sparta, NC, Post #7034 as health prevailed.

Memorials may be made to the Alleghany Educational Foundation, c/o Lib Goodman, PO Box 38, Sparta, NC 28675 so that the Dr. Joseph A. Mellow scholarship may be established for a student entering the medical profession or to St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Highland Dr., Sparta, NC 28675. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at St. Frances of Rome. Arrangements were made by the Grandview Memorial Funeral Home, Sparta. Burial Autioch Methodist Church, Roaring Gap. Mass and Military Rites by Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034 were held.

On Dec. 12, 2000, Peter Piranian Jr., died at North Shore University Hospital after a long illness. He was 48-years-old. Peter grew up in Manhasset, enjoyed wrestling and lacrosse while he attended Manhasset Schools. After graduating from high school, he attended college in the northeast. He obtained his bachelor's degree in New Hampshire. After college he joined the family business run by his father, uncle and cousins and later joined by his younger brother. In the '80s he met and married his wife, Nancy. Together they had a son. After working at the company's New Jersey plant he transferred back to the New York office and moved his family to Manhasset in 1987. He developed health problems in the early '90s and suffered a massive stroke in 1997. He continued to advise on business matters and enjoyed the comfort of his family from his residence. Many will miss him. His wife Nancy, son Jeffrey, stepson Ronald survive him. He is also survived by his parents, sister, brother, nieces and cousins, too many to mention. In his memory, donations may be made to the Sandra Atlas Bass Cardiology Foundation at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, 125 Community Drive. Thanks to all the many doctors, nurses and caregivers who gave so much of their time to our family.

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