Frances M. Fico, of Port Washington, died on Feb. 20, 2002. She is survived by her husband John; her daughters Marie Motschmann, Laurie Fico, Jeanne Fico, Cynthia Simpson and Angela Bailey; her grandchildren Alexandra, Lauren, Jennifer, Nicholas and John Fagan; and her sister Kathleen Achenza. She was predeceased by her parents Philip and Frances Manzo and her sister Carole Cifarelli. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made to Hospice Care Network, 900 Merchants Concourse, Westbury, NY 11590.
Dr. Victor J. Young, physicist, professor emeritus of CUNY and Queensboro College, a Sperry-Rand research engineer and former vice president of Hazeltine, died on March 1, 2002, at Eastern LI Hospital in Greenport. He was 88 years old and a resident of Greenport Village. Dr. Young's dream was to retire on Shelter Island. He was in contract for a home on Gardiner's Creek at his death. His son and daughter-in-law, Donald J. Young, Dr. JoAnn Frazer Young and LaPorte, his beloved cat, will live in that house with loving memories of Victor.
Born in Albion, MI, on April 11, 1913, to Dean C. Young and Katherine Raub, he graduated summa cum laude from Albion College and received his masters and doctorate from the University of Iowa. While at the university, the Phi Beta Kappa member met Margaret Brandt of Hastings, MI, and they married in June of 1940.
Dr. Young was the author of the book Understanding Microwaves and was a member of the team that developed the cyclotron. He was also proud to be an Eagle Scout. The Youngs spent their retirement years traveling extensively throughout the world. They would select a location that they wished to visit and would then spend two months living there. Among the countries they visited were China, Germany, Japan, Austria, Australia, France, Jamaica, Italy and the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Canada and Iran.
Formerly a 50-year resident of Port Washington, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church there and upon moving to Greenport Village in July of 2001, he became a member of the Greenport United Methodist Church.
He was predeceased by his wife on Dec. 30, 1999; he leaves his sons, Donald J. Young (Dr. JoAnn Frazer Young) of Cutchogue and Jan Brandt Young (Mary Henry Young) of Port Washington, Wisconsin; grandchildren Alice Serra, Tom Young; and great-grandchildren Julia and Joseph Serra; and his cat, LaPorte.
Arrangements were made by the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home, Southold. Graveside services at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, NE. A memorial service to be held at the Greenport United Methodist Church is being planned.