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Vincent West, an eminent trust and estates lawyer, died at his home April 14, 2001. He was 84 years old. Mr. West maintained an active law practice from his Sands Point home from 1966 until his death. From 1947 to 1952, he was a partner with his father Edward J. West in the firm of West and West. He subsequently was a partner with Appleton, Rice and Perrin, and then was associated with the trust and estates department of Breed, Abbot & Morgan. As a trust and estates lawyer, he was well known for his wise financial and legal counsel to his clients, many of whom he served for several generations.

Mr. West was born in Port Washington and received his early education in the Port Washington schools. He attended the Lawrenceville School and graduated from Amherst College in 1939 with a degree in economics. He received his legal education from Yale Law School and George Washington University Law School.

As a resident of Sands Point Vincent West served as associate village justice and was a member of the Land Use Committee for the Village Club. A longtime member of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, he was an active sailor in his youth and an avid tennis player for many years. He was a long time member and devoted supporter of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. His most recent gift to St. Stephen's made in memory of his parents and to honor all the members of his family, will enable the church to expand its service to the Port Washington community.

Mr. West is survived by his wife Elizabeth Hartung West; daughter Susanne T. West and son Dana V. West. A memorial service will be held on May 26 at noon at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Port Washington. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, the Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ or Amherst College, MA.

Eugene Salerno, 72, of Wilmington, NC, died on April 24, 2001 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Mr. Salerno was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Italy, the son of the late Alfonso and Rose Intintoli Salerno. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a retired mason contractor. He was preceded in death by two brothers Michael and Pat Salerno. Since retirement Mr. Salerno's hobby has been his woodcrafting, especially the beautiful tables that he built.

Survivors include his wife Maria Ionna Salerno; two sons Eugene A. Salerno (Kendra) of Wilmington, and Tony R. Salerno (Ann) of Coto De Caza, CA; daughter Rose Marquardt (Bill) of Wilmington; brother Raffaele Salerno (Jenny) of Port Washington; two sisters-in-law, Emilia Salerno of Placerville, CA, and Marion Salerno of Spring Valley, CA; and his two grandchildren, Nicole Marquardt and Ryan Marquardt.

Funeral services were at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by Father Barry Strong. Entombment will be Oleander Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Arrangements were made by the Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel.


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