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Thomas J. Long, 89, died on June 11, 2004. Husband of Eleanor. Father of Thomas, Father Garrett (Priest at Chaminade) and Patrick. Brother of Mary Ellen Jones and the late Sister Brigid Long. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 16. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Floral Park. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Victory RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Long Scholarship Fund at Chaminade High School in his memory.

Franklin J. Markland died on May 27, 2004. He was born on Nov. 20, 1918. He graduated from Port Washington High School in 1939. He was a five letter athlete - football, tennis, basketball, baseball and track. He won the NYS Amateur Tennis High School Championship in 1938. He attended St. Paul's Prep School from 1939 to 1940. He received a football scholarship to Alabama University (1940-41).

In 1941 he was called up in first draft, 9th Division Company O, the Company M 39 Infantry - Ranger Staff Sgt. He participated in the invasion of N. Africa, Sicily, Normandy. In the invasion of N. Africa orders were to take control of airports. After Sicily his unit went to Scotland and England to train for the invasion of Normandy. He participated in the Rhineland and Ardennes Campaigns. He received medals for the following: European African Middle Eastern Theater, Campaign Ribbon with six service stars, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart and one bronze arrowhead. He was one of two survivors of the original company. He was wounded at Kessrine Pass.

After WWII he graduated from Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, in 1948. He later went to Texas and worked in sales. He returned to New York and became a salesman for American Photo Copy. In 1960 he opened his own photo copy business called Island Business Machines in Hicksville which he operated until retirement in 1990. Frank was an avid tennis player until he started playing golf in 1979.

In retirement he spent winters in Sarasota, FL, living by Meadows Golf Course which he loved and in summer he lived in Glen Cove and spent many days playing golf at Brookville Country Club.

He is survived by his wife Irene (nee Fitzsimmons Darby); daughter, Melinda Markland; stepdaughters, Linda Darby of Glen Cove, Patricia Berman of Bradenton, FL; stepsons, Kenneth Darby of Glen Cove and Thomas Darby of Sarasota.


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