Patrick A. Killeen, 49, a longtime resident of Port Washington, died suddenly on Jan. 8, 2003. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Catherine. He is survived by his siblings, Mary Sclapp (Robert), Kathleen Phillips (David) and Thomas. Also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Graveside service at All Saint's Cemetery, Great Neck.
Dr. David Barsky died Jan. 10, 2004 while visiting his family in Beverly Hills, CA. He was 91. Dr. Barsky was a scientist first and his love of animals naturally drew him into the field of veterinary medicine. He graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1935. He established the Port Washington Animal Hospital in 1952 and also was one of the founders of the North Shore Animal League.
Dr. Barsky was considered one of the world's leading authorities on sub-primates. He was a director and veterinarian for Primate Imports, Inc., in Port Washington and represented Merck Pharmaceuticals and also supplied the US Naval Hospitals with research animals. While in Kenya on business he was asked by the US government to go to South Africa to save the animals in the primate compound of cardiologist Christian Barnard. He solved the problems and made it possible for Dr. Barnard to continue his research.
Dr. Barsky served in the US Armed Forces for 12 years and was a major in the Veterinary Corps. While in Europe he served with the Tenth Mountain Corps. He was transferred to the Pacific Theater where his Veterinary Corps were the first Americans to go ashore into Hiroshima and Tokyo after the first nuclear bomb was dropped.
In later years Dr. Barsky was associated with NYU as an adjunct professor and as a researcher in the laboratories at NYU Hospital.
Dr. Barsky is survived by his brother Moreey Barsky; daughter Judy Lieberman; granddaughter Zoe Sanders; and twin great-granddaughters Phoebe and Sylvie. A private service was held at graveside on Jan. 14. Donations in his memory and that of his wife Sylvia may be sent to the North Shore Animal League, 24 Davis Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050.
Pauline Mitsos died in her sleep on Jan. 16, 2004. She was 90 years of age. She had lived in Port Washington for over 55 years. In the '60s, her husband, daughter, and herself owned and operated the Copper Kettle Luncheonette on Main St. Her husband, Gus, predeceased her in 1966. She is survived by her daughter, Stella, who will miss her dearly. Services were private and were handled by Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home.