Edward F. Harrington, 86, of Port Washington, died on March 13, 2002. He is survived by his wife Betty V. An aviator since the age of 14, Ed's passion was flying. He owned and operated his own flying school and flew during WWII and Vietnam supplying ammunition to fighter planes. He was the oldest known member of the PW Yacht Club. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Memorial Mass on April 25 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church.
Matthew P. Dwyer, of Manhasset and Westhampton Beach, died on April 5, 2002 from cardiac arrest. He is survived by his wife Frances; sons Matthew Jr. and James; daughters Marie Adams, Frances Skeris and Catherine Ruddy; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was born in Brooklyn on March 11, 1926. He graduated from Brooklyn Prep in 1944 and from the College of the Holy Cross in 1949. Mr. Dwyer was a veteran of WWII and served in General Patton's Army in the Battle of the Bulge. He received commendations for his service and was discharged in 1945. He married Frances Turecamo in 1952 and worked as an insurance broker until his retirement. Mr. Dwyer was a resident of Manhasset for 37 years and a summer resident of Westhampton Beach for 36 years. Funeral services were held at the Church of St. Mary parish on April 9.
Charles Davenport, 75 years old, lifetime resident of Port Washington, died on April 14, 2002 at his home in Windsor, NY. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty (nee Pliskin); his daughters, Debra Davenport of Huntington, Dany and Stephen Frigerio of Aruba, Dale O'Connor and her fiancé Michael Maslar of Port Crane, NY; five grandchildren, Alex and Charles O'Connor of Port Crane, Maya, Nicolas and Shannon Frigerio of Aruba; sister-in-law Norma Raboud of DeLand, FL; brother-in-law Leon Pliskin of Long Beach Island; many nieces, nephews and good friends.
Charlie was born in Port Washington in 1927, grew up in Port and attended Port Washington schools. He served in the US Navy during WWII. He was past commander of PW VFW Post #1819, a lifetime member of the VFW and a long time member of the Manhasset Bay Sportsman Club. He was an avid and competitive sailor, racing Ravens and Catamarans on Manhasset Bay for many years.
Charlie was the owner of LeRoy Upholstering Co. on Main St. in Port Washington until 1988 when he followed his dream and, with his wife Betty, purchased a campground, Forest Hill Lake Park, in Windsor, NY.
In his memory, contributions to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905 would be appreciated.
George Wesley "Wes" Brower, formerly of Port Washington, died on April 15, 2002, at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady. He was 86. Born on May 14, 1915 in Port Washington, he was the son of the late Wesley and Ellen M. (Kenny) Brower. Mr. Brower worked for many years as bus driver for the Port Washington school system retiring in 1977. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Catherine M. Larssen. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Catherine "Betty" B. (Faulhaber) of Saratoga Springs, NY, whom he married Nov. 29, 1947; his nephew, N. Richard Miles (Sandra) of Saratoga Springs; his brother-in-law Roy W. Larssen; and several cousins. Arrangements were made by the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Home, Saratoga Springs. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Fire Medic Co. #1, 65 Harbor Rd., Port Washington, NY 11050 (883-0224).