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Ilse Martin died on Jan. 7, 2002. She resided in Port Washington since 1980 with niece Gudrun (Goodie) Frutkin and nephew-in-law Orrie as part of their family. Ilse was the cherished great-aunt of Dr. Andrew Frutkin of Seattle and Tanya Dean (Frutkin) and Tanya's husband Garry of Waikoloa, HI. Andrew and Tanya are graduates of Schreiber High School.

Born in Chemnitz, Germany, Ilse was instrumental in raising Goodie through WWII and later the Communist regime in East Germany. After Goodie's mother's death, Ilse assumed her teenaged niece's guardianship and the two fled to West Germany, then emigrated to the US. In NY, she became a sought-after household manager, including years in the home of Mrs. Rembert Wurlitzer, the fine violin dealer, where she catered to many of the world's greatest violinists. In retirement, she lived with the Frutkins in the Port Washington house featured in the classic holiday film Miracle on 34th Street. During the Christmas season, Ilse always placed her beautifully decorated tree in her second-story window, so people pointing out the Miracle house could share her enjoyment.

Ilse lived her life with courage, caring and loving kindness. She earned unlimited love, respect and devotion. May the memory of her life bring warmth and comfort to those who miss her so much. Contributions in Ilse's memory can be made to Hospice Care Network, 900 Merchants Concourse, Westbury, NY 11590.

William H. Nolan, 81, died on Jan. 10, 2002. He was a WWII veteran who served in the US Coast Guard in the North Atlantic. During his 41-year residence in the Village of Manorhaven, Mr. Nolan was very involved in community government as building inspector and trustee. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; his four children, Patricia Worley, William, Catherine and Donna; his two grandchildren, Lisa and Karin Worley; his brother Francis; and his two sisters, Catherine Maas and Evelyn Lev. He also leaves behind his son-in-law Matthew Spiegel and his very dear friend Edmond Nevin. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Irene J. DeMeo, 79, of Port Washington, died on Jan. 12, 2002. She was formerly a secretary at St. Peter of Alcantara Church and was also a member of the St. Peter Guild and Elder Enrichment Porgram. She served as a WAC during WWII, where she met her husband. She was predeceased by her husband Harry. She is survived by her son Harry Jr. (Sheree); her grandsons, Christian and John (Dina); and her great-grandchildren, Stephan and Jacklyn. Irene is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Irene will be remembered by her family and many friends for her quick wit, generosity and true faith in the Lord. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Durand "Randy" D. Zwerlein, of Babylon Village, died on Jan. 13, 2002. He was the co-owner of Louies Shore Restaurant, Port Washington, a member of the Babylon Lions Club and registrar of the LI Junior Soccer League. He was an active coach of local youth sports and a member of the Compass Program, Babylon Village Schools. Wife of Rayna Adler Zwerlein. Father of Cory Zwerlein and Amanda Zwerlein. Son of Georgette and the late Gordon Zwerlein. Brother of Cheryl Zwerlein and Jay Zwerlein. Reposing at the Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons West Islip Funeral Home, Montauk Hwy. (1/4 mile west of Robert Moses Causeway). Visiting Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering for Neck and Throat Cancer Research, 1275 York Ave., Box E, New York, NY 10021 or the Good Samaritan Hospital Oncology Dept., 1000 Montauk Hwy., West Islip, N 11795.

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