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Everitt Frederick "Ev" Gamble, of Washington, NC, and formerly of Port Washington, died on July 24, 2004 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Gamble was born Sept. 1, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN. He was the son of the late Walter Patterson Gamble and Frances Barton Durkee Gamble. On Nov. 7, 1942, he married the former Dorothy Catherine "Bonnie" Boniface. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; his stepmother, Louise Gamble of Washington; two daughters, Mrs. Sanford V. (Candyce "Candy") Schmidt of Baltimore, MD, and Mrs. William A. (Judith Ann) Van Train III of Riverside, CA; three sons, Brian Everitt Gamble of Atlanta, GA, Rt. Lt. Col. Bruce D. Gamble of Witchita Falls, TX, and Keith Edward Gamble of Pittsburgh, PA; two brothers, John Griffith Gamble of Hull, MA, and Richard Francis Gamble of Warwick, NY; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Gamble was preceded in death by one brother, George Walter Gamble.

A Mass of Resurrection was held on July 28 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with Rev. Justin Kerber, CP, officiating. Arrangements were made by the Hillside Funeral Service, Washington. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to: The Youth Group at the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 112 W. 9th St., Washington, NC 27889.

Dorothy Catherine "Bonnie" Boniface Gamble, of Washington, NC, and formerly of Port Washington, died on Aug. 7, 2004 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Gamble was born April 7, 1919 in Rensselaer, NY. She was the daughter of the late Harry Anthony and Emma Mary Loehr Boniface. On Nov. 7, 1942, she married Everitt Frederick "Ev" Gamble, who preceded her in death on July 24, 2004. Survivors include two daughters, Candyce "Candy" Schmidt of Baltimore, MD, and Judith Ann "Judy" Van Train III of Riverside, CA; three sons, Brian Everitt Gamble of Atlanta, GA, Rt. Lt. Col. Bruce D. Gamble of Witchita Falls, TX, and Keith Edward Gamble of Pittsburgh, PA; her stepmother, Louise Gamble of Washington; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis Joseph Boniface and Harry Anthony Boniface Jr.

A Mass of Resurrection was held on Aug. 11 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with Father Arturo Cabra officiating. Arrangements were made by the Hillside Funeral Service, Washington. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to: The Youth Group at the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 112 W. 9th St., Washington, NC 27889.

Paul M. Jones, 78, of Port Washington, died on Aug. 9, 2004. Beloved husband of Ronnie Jones. Father of Lori and Gregg Waxman, the late Bradley Bienstock, Laura F. Jones, Paul M. Jones, Jr., and Martha S. Jones. Grandfather to Emma and Aaron Waxman. Brother of Frank S. Jones, the late Frances J. Bonner and the late David D. Jones, and son of the late David D. Jones and the late Susie W. Jones, of Greensboro, NC. A resident of Port Washington for 42 years, Jones led community organizations including the Community Action Council (CAC), Port Alert, and Cow Bay Housing. After his retirement as Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mail Order Division, Jones, enjoyed the company of his family and many friends in Port Washington. Burial was held Aug. 12 at Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Gifts may be made to Bennett College, Institutional Advancement Office, 900 E. Washington St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

Eugene R. Scott, one of the pioneering pilots of the modern, commercial aviation industry, and a 50-year resident of Port Washington, New York, died on August 1st at the Sands Point Center for Health & Rehabilitation after a long illness. He was 84.

Captain E. R. Scott flew for Eastern Airlines from 1942 to 1979 and earlier for Pan American Airways in that airline's Africa to Egypt to India DC-3 troop transport and supply operation during World War II. He retired from Eastern in 1979 at the mandatory retirement age of 60.

During Lyndon Johnson's run for the White House in the 1960s he captained Lady Bird Johnson's campaign plane as she barnstormed across America for her husband.

During the Vietnam War, he was most proud to have flown in and out of Da Nang airport in South Vietnam for the Military Airlift Command Vietnam (MACV), bringing wounded soldiers home for treatment.

Captain Scott learned to fly in bi-planes and piloted nearly every airplane that Eastern flew, from DC-3s, to Constellations, to the turboprop "Electra," to the jet age's DC-8 and the L-1011. One of the DC-3s he flew for Eastern now hangs in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

He was born on August 12, 1919 in West Virginia and raised in Huntington, where he learned to fly. In November of 1952, he inaugurated the first commercial air service to his hometown's modernized and expanded airport, landing an Eastern Airlines twin-prop "Silver Falcon" before a welcoming crowd of 12,000.

After he retired from flying he enjoyed traveling and playing golf and bridge at North Hempstead Country Club, where he was a member.

Captain Scott is survived by his wife of 60-years, Barbara M. Scott, a son Donald R. Scott of Port Washington and a daughter, Jane Scott Cumming of Huntington, his daughter-in-law Sally Scott, his son-in-law Charlie Cumming, five grandchildren-Peter and Tim Scott, Andrew, Rod, and Tom Cumming, Andrew's wife Kathleen Cumming and great-grandson Declan Cumming.

A funeral service was held at the Congregational Church of Manhasset followed by internment at Nassau Knowles Cemetery.

The family suggested memorials be given to Columbia University's Taub Institute, P & S Box 16, 630 W. 168 St., New York, NY 10032.


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