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Stanley Edmund Shaw, formerly of Port Washington, died of complications from a head injury in New Hampshire on Sept. 29, 2002. "Bud" was born in Rutland, VT, to Edmund P. Shaw and Patricia Coates Shaw on June 6, 1920. His three sisters and brother-in-law, Eddie and Marian Pray, Beverly Seward and Natalie McLeod, continue to live in Rutland. He will also be missed by his two daughters and their families, Marjorie and Robe Decker, Chris, Andrea and Olivia of Palmetto, GA, and Pamela and George Record, Emily, Rachel, Phyllis and Luke of Port Washington.

Stan was a meteorologist with American Airlines for 38 years and a member of the American Airlines Three Diamond Club. A chemical engineer graduate from Syracuse University and MIT, he was also an alumni of the NY Delta Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He served in the Southwest Pacific during WWII as a lieutenant in the US Navy. Stanley was passionate about his genealogical research, held memberships in many historical societies, volunteered at the library and as a tax consultant to the elderly. He was the official historian of the Sgt. William Harlow Family Association for many years.

A memorial service was held at the Congregational Church of Manhasset followed by interment with military honors at Calverton National Cemetery next to his beloved wife, Phyllis Maxwell Shaw (1925-1984).

Polly Allen, of New York City, died on Dec. 26, 2003, in Calvary Hospital. Polly was born and raised in Port Washington, daughter of the late Edwin J. and Olive Smith Allen and has been a resident of New York City for the past 50 years. Prior to retiring Polly was an executive with J. Walter Thompson and Grey Advertising. She received an associates degree from Endicott Junior College.

Survivors include three sisters, Patricia A. Sauter of Louisville, KY, Dee A. Conradie of New Canaan, CT, and Janet A. Anderson of Westport, CT; one brother, Edwin J. Allen of Cincinnati, OH; two nieces and eight nepehews.

Arrangements were made by the Harding Funeral Home, Westport, CT. Services and interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of NY, 306 E. 59th St., New York, NY 10022.

Josephine Kelly, 77, of Port Washington, died on Dec. 28, 2003. She is survived by her daughters, Margo Ramos and Brenda Distili (Edward); her grandchildren, Cassandra Distilli, Monique Ramos and Max Cruz; and her siblings, Mildred Occhipinti, Joy Vlahos, Rose Fishman, Felix Occhipinti, Edward Occhipinti and Thomas Occhipinti. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Stanley (Todd) Binkiewicz, 78, formerly of Port Washington, died on Dec. 28, 2003. He was predeceased by his wife Frances. He is survived by his children, Gary (Doreen) and Dion Genovese (Salvatore) and his grandchildren, Gary Jr. and Jessica. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.

James Clark Hoar, 44, formerly of Port Washington, died suddenly on Dec. 29, 2003. Jim is survived by his wife, Gail (nee Kennedy); his children, Patrick 14, Brian 12 and Melissa 9; his parents, Robert and Margaret Hoar of Port Washington; his brother, William (Phyllis); and sisters, Kathleen Finnerty (William) and Pamela. He is also survived by Gail's parents, Thomas and Lorraine Kennedy of Port Washington; Gail's brother, Glenn (Marianne); and seven nieces and nephews.

Jim was development counsel with Panera LLC in Needham, MA. Prior to moving to New England, Jim was corporate counsel for Ameriking in Chicago. Earlier he had served as an attorney with Boston Market and Burger King.

A native of Port Washington, Jim was a graduate of Fordham University and Hofstra School of Law. He attended St. Peter of Alcantara Elementary School and St. Mary's High School in Manhassaet.

Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Elizabeth Oates Davies, of Port Washington, died on Jan. 1, 2003 at the age of 83. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Joan Davies McCarty and Keith W. Kochner of Lighstreet, PA; and her son and daughter-in-law, John Vipond Davies III and Bonnie Davies of Port Washington; five grandchildren, Heather and Matthew McCarty, both of Ithaca, NY, and Brittany, Kevin and Colin Davies of Port Washington; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John Vipond Davies Jr. and her brother, Edward Frederick Oates Jr.

Elizabeth (Betty) will be remembered by many in the community for her caring nature and her ability to reach out to those in need. She resided for the past seven years at the Hadley House Apartments in Port Washington where she was actively involved as chair of the Residents Association. She was well-respected in the local real-estate community where she held her real estate broker's license and previously served as president of the Port Washington Real Estate Board.

Mrs. Davies was born on Feb. 10, 1920 in Colchester, England. She was the daughter of the late Edward Frederick and Beatrice (Freeman) Oates. She graduated from Flushing High School and during WWII worked for American Car and Foundry in NYC. The Davies family moved from Flushing to Port Washington in the 1950s. After her husband's untimely death, she pursued a successful career as a district sales manager for Reuben H. Donnelly Corporation.

A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 9 Carlton Ave., Port Washington at 11 a.m. on Jan. 8 with The Rev. W. Kurt von Roeschlaub officiating. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.


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