Delphine Brooks Tanner, 72, of Port Washington, died on July 8, 2002. Wonderful wife to Norman. Beloved mother to Ellen (Craig) Peterson of San Rafael, CA, Joanne Tanner of Bethesda, MD, Robert (Christy) Tanner of NY. Loving sister to the late Dorris (late Leonard) Brown of Niles, IL, Beverlee (late Gerald) Warshawsky of Northbrook, IL. Loving sister-in-law to the late Harold (Mary) Tanner of Hollywood, FL. Adored bubbe to Corinne Rose Peterson and Abigail Dana Tanner. Delphine provided family counseling and psychotherapy in private practice for more than two decades and worked with a number of care providers across LI, including CHP, the medical group affiliated with LIJ Medical Center. She received a master's degree in social work from Adelphi University in 1977 and was pursuing her doctorate when lymphoma ended her studies. In spite of the illness, she continued to enjoy the world, friends and family with exuberance and passion for another 17 years. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Hospice Care Network of Westbury or the Parent Resource Center of Port Washington.
Charles W. Bolecek, 78, died on July 12, 2002, at Bellereave Nursing Home in Milford, PA. Mr. Bolecek was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the US in 1937 settling in NYC. He resided in Hollis and later Port Washington before moving to Montague, NJ in 1990. Mr. Bolecek was a civil engineer for the NY/NJ Port Authority at the World Trade Center and later retired from Hoboken, NJ 1988. He was a US Marine Corps veteran of WWII. He was member of the Holy Name Society in NY and the St. Vincent dePaul in Port Washington.
Mr. Bolecek is survived by his wife, Therese (nee Wolansky); his children, Deborah Ranello of Bloomingdale, NJ, Charlene Ann Pucciarelli of Lantana, FL, Richard Bolecek of Oakland, CA and Robert S. Bolecek of San Leandro, CA; his sister, Mary Chasney of Eureka, CA; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, Franklin, NJ. Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin. Interment North Hardyston Cemetery.
Marie Hayes, a longtime resident of Manhasset and Port Washington died July 1, 2002 after suffering a stroke. Born and raised in Manhasset, Marie married Richard Hayes in 1955. They raised three children in Port Washington and were members of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club.
For the past 10 years, Richard and Marie have been living in Sharon, CT, while traveling all over the world. Marie is survived by her husband Richard, along with their three children Kathleen Hayes-Updegrove of Hamden, CT, Michael Hayes of Avon, CO and Elizabeth Hayes of Manhattan. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Mariel, Derek and Johannna, her sister Rita and many nieces and nephews.