Thomas (Tommy) G. Leonard, of Albertson, died on Feb. 24, 2002. He was a lieutenant with NCPD retiring after 36 years. Husband of the late Mary. Father of Thomas R., Kathleen Klein and the late Barbara Considine. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of seven. Arrangements were made by the Weigand Bros. Funeral Home, Williston Park. Funeral Mass at St. Aidan's RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Contributions can be made, in Thomas Leonard's memory, to the American Cancer Society.
Nancy K. Banker, 85, a long time resident of Port Washington, died on Feb. 16, 2002. She was born Nancy Kincaid in 1916 in Dallas, TX. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Southern Methodist University, she pursued an acting career while working for American Airlines. After meeting Robert Banker, an Army captain who was stationed in Texas, she married and moved to NY in 1949. Nancy was very involved in the community. She was an active member of the North Shore Southern Society and the United Methodist Church. She turned her life-long hobby of antique collecting into a popular antique business. NKB Antiques were located on lower Main St. and attracted local residents, tourists and fellow dealers on a daily basis. Port Washington will remember her as the founder of the annual Harbor Day Street Fair. Wife of the late Robert. Mother of Mary Ingignoli of Glen Cove, Kathryn Mackenzie of Newton, MA, and Alexandra Bleek of Roslyn Heights. Grandmother of Vanessa Quinn, Elizabeth Thomas, Ian MacKenzie, David Bleek and Douglas Bleek. Sister of J.M. Johnson of Angels Fire, NM. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Religious service at the United Methodist Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Anne (Noga) Martin, 82, died on Feb. 22, 2002 at her residence. She was born on Jan. 26, 1920 on LI to the late John and Mary Urban Noga. She was also preceded in death by her husband Ralph A. She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Dan) Wolfe and Doreen Martin, both of Columbus, OH; granddaughter, Jennifer (Todd) Meredith of Columbus; brother, Joseph Noga of NY; sisters-in-law, Sophie Noga of NH and Evelyn Noga of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Arrangements were made by the Schoedinger Funeral Service, Columbus. Those who wish may have Masses offered for the repose of her soul or contribute to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4383 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213, in her memory.
Mina Block, cherished member of the community, passed away on Feb. 23, 2002, at the age of 78. She is survived by her husband, Mike Block, her children, Ellen, Karen and Doug, her grandchildren, Lucy, David, Beth and Josh, and her brother Joshua Vogel. Mina was born in the Bronx in 1923. She attended Hunter High School and then left the Bronx for distant Brooklyn in 1940 where she graduated from Brooklyn College. She worked at the Econometric Institute of America during WWII.
In 1947 she married Mike Block, also of Brooklyn, and began a new chapter in her life that was to last 54 years. In 1951 Mina and Mike moved to Port Washington where they were among the founding members of Community Synagogue and later Port Jewish Center. She served as Hadassah president at Community Synagogue for several terms.
Mina was a passionate activist for peace, nature conservancy and other local and national social causes. In 1997 the LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives presented her with the Kairos Award, given in recognition for her significant contributions toward a more just and peaceful world.
An active lifelong learner, her many interests included travel, nature walks, Elderhostel experiences, literature, theater and music. Her primary love, however, was always for her family and friends, all of whom will miss her lively presence.
David T. Hamilton, 58, of Sterling Heights, MI, formerly of Port Washington, died on Feb. 23, 2002. Born April 21, 1943 in Manchester, RI, he was the son of the late Dorothy (Wright) Hamilton and the late Maxwell Hamilton of Manhasset. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Kelly) Korth of Macomb, MI; his son, William (Kelly) Hamilton of Carlisle, PA; and five grandchildren. Arrangements were made by the Duzak Funeral Home, Detroit, MI. Private funeral services are planned for spring. Condolences may be sent to 17058 Falsworth, Macomb, MI 48044.
Patrick Joseph Smith, who grew up in Port Washington, died on Feb. 24, 2002 in Butler, AL. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John's RC Church on Feb. 27. Burial followed in the local cemetery.
Patrick was the son of the late Patrick J. and Katie Smith. (His father had the Royal Scarlet Store until his retirement in the early '60s). Pat graduated from St. Peter of Alcantara School, Regis High School and Niagara University. He received his Naval training at Columbia University, Notre Dame and Harvard University and served as a lieutenant in the US Navy in the South Pacific during WWII. He was a member of the Flower Hill Fire Company and played on their softball team.
He worked for Pan Am in LIC, then for the St. Regis Paper Company in Oswego, NY and Menasha, WI. When Marathon Paper Company opened a lumber mill near Butler, AL, he moved there as their chief accountant. He was an active member of St. John's Church, the Choctaw Golf and Country club and in later years the Senior Citizens Club.
Pat was predeceased by his parents, Patrick J. and Katie; his brothers, Lt. Frank P. Smith, USAF (killed in WWII), Michael P. and Rev. Thomas P. Smith; his sister, Anne; and his son, Michael. He is survived by his wife, Eugenia Duffy; sons, Frank P. of Huntsville, J. Duffy of Butler; his daughters, Marianne of Opelika, Margaret Hutcheson of Emelle, all of Alabama, Pat Sue Rocks of Alpharetta, GA, Elizabeth Redding of Sumter, SC, Katie Gent of Starkville, MS; three grandchildren, James Patrick Hutcheson, Austin Redding and Matthew Gent; two sisters, Catherine E. and Susan of Port Washington.
Contributions in his memory can be made to St. John's Church, Box 456, Butler, AL 36904.