Katherine S. Elliott, 91, of Port Washington, died on March 29, 2002. Born in Flackville, NY, the daughter of Alexander and Amelia (Hopler) Scott, she graduated from the University of Albany in 1932. After teaching in upstate NY and NJ, Mrs. Elliot taught at Manhasset High School for more than 25 years before retiring in 1973. At Manhasset, she became head of the English Dept. and created the school's humanities program. Wife of the late David P. Elliott. Stepmother of Stephen P. Elliott of Greenwich, CT, David W. White of Willsboro, NY, and Thomas S. White Jr. of Green Farms, CT. Grandmother of Stephen and Matthew Elliott, David White-Lief, Ann Earls, Christine Babson and Mark, Frank, Samuel and Adam White. Also survived by five nieces and nephews, and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Contributions in her name can be made to the Manhasset Public Schools, Attn: Anne Duffy, treasurer, 200 Memorial Pl., Manhasset, NY 11030.
Eleanor O. Michelson, 86, of Port Washington, died on April 7, 2002. Wife of the late John A. Mother of John Douglas Michelson and Doris M. Whitlemore (Reed P.). Grandmother of Scott Michelson, Lisa Bitetto, John and David Whitlemore. Great-grandmother of four. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Religious service at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
David Bruce Korobkin, son of the late Raymond and Lee Korobkin or Port Washington, died at his home in New Canaan, CT, on April 7, 2002, of colon cancer, which he had been battling for over two years. He was 47 years old. Born and raised in Port Washington, David graduated from Paul D. Schreiber High School in 1972. The Korobkin family was active in the community over many years, in the Community Synagogue, and in civic and educational causes and projects.
David graduated from Connecticut College in 1976 and from Cardozo Law School in 1979. As a lawyer in Manhattan, David practiced trusts and estates and real estate law and handled many condominium conversions. Becoming involved in real estate development, he bought and renovated several buildings in Manhattan. In 1992, he and his wife, Laurie, purchased Economy Handicrafts, a mail order arts and crafts business which they improved and expanded. He and his family lived for many years in Greenwich Village. In 1999 they moved to New Canaan.
David received three heart transplants over a period of 17 years. He lived his life with extraordinary energy and courage despite his recurring bouts with heart disease, and, more recently, with cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie; his daugther, Katie, and his son, Benjamin; his brother, Barry Korobkin of Chesnut Hill, MA; and his sister, Nancy Korobkin of Riverside, CT. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard of Anchorage, AK in 1995. Funeral services were held April 9 at Temple Sinai, Stamford, CT. Interment Fairchild Memorial Park, Stamford. Contributions in David's memory may be made to the heart transplant unit at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NYC.