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The Rev. Robert Roy Wright, a resident of Port Washington since 1996, died on Nov. 25, 2002 at his home. He was born on Dec. 11, 1917. A graduate of DePauw University in Indiana, Mr. Wright attended Yale Divinity School and was ordained in May 1942. He was appointed to serve United Methodist churches in East Northport, Smithtown and Bethel, CT.

Then came a career change when he was appointed assistant book editor of the United Methodist Church in 1951 and became a commuter to the city. The Wright family moved to Roslyn Heights and later to Port Washington. During his years as an editor, he also worked for the National Council of Churches and then the Association Press of the YMCA.

In 1978, he was appointed Associate Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Valley Stream and then retired in 1980. He continued to served churches as needed.

He is survived by his wife, Marian, whom he married in 1944, and a brother, John Wright of Indiana. The family includes his son, David Wright and wife Nancy; daughter, Mary Linn and son-in-law Alec Weight; three grandsons, Christopher, Matthew and Ryan Weight; two granddaughters, Jennnifer and Gabrielle, daughters of his late son, Robert H. Wright and daughter-in-law, Sylvia Wright; and two great-grandchildren.

Bob Wolfe, 68, of Port Washington, award-winning filmmaker and local yacht broker, died peacefully at home of pancreatic cancer, surrounded by his family, on Dec. 8, 2002. Bob was an avid sailor, skier, accomplished photographer and great storyteller. He was a past member of the Port Washington Yacht Club and member of both the United Church and Roslyn Presbyterian Church.

Bob was born in NY, attended Putney School, Dartmouth College and served in special services of the US Army in Verdun, France. He was recognized as a production executive with wide experience in the film and TV industry. He produced and directed everything from TV specials, documentaries and TV commercials.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; two sons, TR, 11 and Matthew, 13; two daughters from a previous marriage, Juliette and Brigitte; three grandchildren; and his brother, Chester Mayer of Orient, NY.

His optimism and friendship will live on in all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a special education fund for his sons. Diane Wolfe Special Fund, Account #22187126/ c/o Wachovia Securities, 1205 Franklin Ave., Garden City, NY 11530.


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