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Peter B. Newkirk, born Oct. 15, 1932 in Port Washington, and a resident of Glen Head for the past 43 years, died peacefully at home on Nov. 16, 2002. A Naval veteran, active member of Hempstead Harbor Yacht Club and an avid skier, Peter left behind a legacy of respect for nature and a love of the sea. He was a former board member and chairman of Junior Sailing at Sea Cliff Yacht Club, past president of the Radcliff Manor Civic Association and longtime volunteer for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America as well as the Family Service Center Association. He was a skipper with the Port Washington Sea Explorers and was part of the pilot project for the Mariner programs still in existence today at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. He was a member of the Bell Tel Retirees' Association. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and children, Nancy, Billy (Susan), Pamela Newkirk-Arkin (Matthew), Jane, David (Pamela) and grandchildren Lauren, Billy, Samuel and Alie. He was loved by Joseph and Vincent. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. John P. Salerno, 62, of Port Washington, died on Nov. 29, 2002. A resident of Port Washington and Milbridge, ME, he dwas a retired Port Washington Police Lieutenant, a wildlife artist, sportsman and wildlife conservationalist. He is survived by his wife Barbara; his children Gary (Marie), Darryl Ann Cherry (Anthony) and Michael (Pina); his beloved grandchildren, John, Alexis, Garrett, Samantha and Michael; his mother Carmela; and many dear friends. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Religious service at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Interment private. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 83 Old Shore Rd., Port Washington, NY 11050 or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021. Neil Anthony Levane, 54 of Port Washington, died on Dec. 1, 2002. He is survived by his wife Karen; children, Nicole and Evan; parents, Andrew and Katherine; siblings, Denise Kennedy, Linda Forbes (Jeff), Lawrence, Theresa Van Lierop (Edward) and Andrew Jr. (Barbara). Neil is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Sean, Kelly, Ryan (Kennedy), Adam, Darren, Brian (Forbes), Katherine, Annemarie (Levane), Jeremy, Alicia (Van Lierop), Christopher (Levane), Justin and Amanda (Mergel); sisters-in-law Marianna and Linda; mother-in-law Charlotte; father-in-law Mitch; and brother-in-law Alan; and his dear friend Amy. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Evan Levane Scholarship Fund, 46 Marino Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050. Robert Teas Wood, a resident of Port Washington for over 50 years, died on Dec. 2, 2002. He is survived by his wife June; his two sons, Robert Chapman Wood and Thomas Huntington Wood; and four grandchildren. Robert was involved in many activities including Community Chest Drives, Cub Scouts, Little League, the Audubon Society, treasurer of the Schreiber Gambol and the PTA. He was the former manager of Region Logistics for the Tri-State Regional Planning Commission. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. A memorial service was held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Any gifts or contributions in thanksgiving for the life of Robert Wood may be sent to St. Stephen's Church to assist the homeless and hungry. John King Feltham, 45, of Leighton, PA, died on Dec. 7, 2002. Born Oct. 24, 1957 in Queens, he was a graduate of Van Buren High School in Bellerose. He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and drag raced at Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, PA, and Englishtown Raceway, Englishtown, NJ. He attended Sacred Heart RC Church in Palmerton, PA. Son of Audrey (Groth) Feltham-Munz of Port Washington and the late Walter Feltham. Husband of Cora U. Father of Justin King Feltham. Brother of Susan Carlino and Lindi Nubel, both of N. Port Washington. Arrangements were made by the Campton Funeral Home, Palmerton. Interment Sacred Heart New Cemetery, Palmerton. Contributions can be made to the Justin King College Fund, c/o the Compton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071.

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