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Hinda Squires Levy of Port Washington died on Oct. 26, 2004. She was the beloved wife of Gary Levy, mother of Peter and Amanda Squires and stepmother of Matthew Levy, daughter of Miriam and the late Arnold Frankel, sister of Janet (Shalom) and Alan (Jodi) Frankel.

A longtime member of the Sea Cliff elementary school staff, her love of children and her skill as a sensitive professional made her a treasured teacher. She was an active member and religious educator at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock. She especially enjoyed her participation in the women's a capella group "Willow."

Her funeral was held on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Sunset Chapels in Manhasset. There was a memorial celebration of Hinda's life at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.

Joseph Clayton Zoller died on Nov. 5, 2004 at the age of 39. He grew up in Port Washington and was a recent resident of Manhasset.

Joe was a graduate of Friends Academy and Fordham University. His Funeral Mass was held on Nov. 10 at the Church of St. Mary's, Manhasset, followed by interment at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington.

Joe will be remembered as a loving and compassionate human being who always had a big smile and huge hug for everyone. He will be greatly missed.

Joe was a devoted husband to Amy Dawson Zoller, a loving son to Richard and Judy Zoller, a dear brother and brother-in-law to Richard Jr. and Ellen Zoller and an adoring uncle to Richard III and Clayton Zoller. He was the fond son-in-law of Robert and Sally Dawson of Richmond, VA.

Contributions may be made in Joe's memory to: Fordham University, c/o Richard Zoller, 17 Alden Ln., Port Washington, NY 11050. These contributions will be put toward a scholarship fund in Joe's name.

Concetta Maura, 84, of Manhasset, died on Nov. 5, 2004. She is survived by her daughters, Marianne Buzzitta and Antoinette Hasson of Manhasset and her sons, Michael of Manhasset and Mario of S. Woodstock, VT. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Michelle Grullon, Deborah Shertzer and Nicholas Maura; two great-grandsons, Gabriel Grullon and Eric Shertzer; and two sisters, Madeline Colantuono and Marie Tranfaglia. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Concetta came to Manhasset from New York City in 1925 with her parents Pietro and Mary LaPlaca. She graduated from St. Mary's Elementary School in 1934 and from Manhasset High School and Grace Institute in 1938. On Feb. 2, 1941 she was married to Mario Maura, who predeceased her in September 1997. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary's Church on Nov. 8. Contributions in her memory can be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro NY, 85 Old Shore Rd., Port Washington, NY 11050.

Andrew Lager was born in Fiume, Italy March 12, 1922. He passed away at his home on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2004. He came to the US at age 16, enlisted in the US Army 10th Mountain Division in 1942 and served in the Italian Campaign 1944-45 where he received a Bronze Star after a battlefield promotion to sergeant. After the war he married his late wife Joan Rosenberg. They had three children and moved to Port Washington in 1969. He was a member of the Knickerbocker Yacht Club since 1959. He owned and operated several different businesses in Port Washington including Cow Bay Yachting Company, Lager Commercial Corporation and was most recently the president of Port Alloys, which is in the US sales and support office for Itelmagnesio, SA, Brazilian industrial group. He founded Andrew Lager and Company in 1948, which was later purchased by Phillip Brothers a multi-national trading company. He was an expert and consultant in the field of international trade of minerals, chemicals and commodities for over 50 years. He was a multi-talented man with strong interest and active participation in sailing, music, poetry, literature, skiing, chess and art. He is survived by his three children, Marc, Robert and Lisa, a large cadre of close friends, family and his life companion for the last 12 years, Linda Herr, who he greatly loved and cherished. He was a man of character, integrity and feelings and he will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

There will be a memorial service at the Knickerbocker Yacht Club at 433 Main St., Port Washington, at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 19. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Queens Independent Living Center, 140-40 Queens Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435.


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