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Richard Derrick Eckardt

Richard Derrick Eckardt passed away quietly at St. Francis Hospital on Feb. 10, 2005. Mr. Eckardt was born in Troy, NY on Dec. 15, 1907. He was the only child born to Robert Edward Eckardt and Edith Derrick Eckardt. He attended Troy High School and St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, where he graduated with honors as a member of the Class of 1929. At St. Lawrence he was a member of the varsity baseball and basketball teams during his sophomore, junior and senior years. He was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. During his sophomore year at St. Lawrence he met Ruth Boss Goodnough Class of 1927, a native of Watertown, NY. They were married Sept. 6, 1931 in Brooklyn.

Upon graduation from St. Lawrence Mr. Eckardt accepted employment at the NY Telephone Company and subsequently at American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) for whom he worked until his retirement in 1972. The Eckardts have two children - Robert Remick Eckardt married Eve F. Eckardt, currently residing in Atlanta, GA, and Linda Elizabeth Eckardt of Port Washington. Richard Eckardt was predeceased by his wife Ruth in 1962 and his daughter-in-law Judith Neely Eckardt in 1991. Richard D. Eckardt's daughter, Linda, is a teacher in the Port Washington school system and his son a senior vice president at Smith Barney , a division of Citigroup. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Elizabeth R. May of Albertson, Michael Derrick Eckardt, David Neely Eckardt, Catherine Eckardt Rodts and Richard Remick Eckardt of Atlanta. In addition there are six great-grandchildren.

The Eckardts moved to Port Washington in 1940. Mr. Eckardt served as an officer of the New Salem Civic Association and the Port Washington United Way Campaign. He was president of the New Salem Bowling League and captain of the New Salem Softball team that played many years in the Port Washington Softball League. He also coached youth baseball and basketball.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that contributions be made in his memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Barbara (Lenz) Loomis, 92, of Port Washington, wife of the late G. Emerson Loomis, died on Feb. 11, 2005 at McLean Health Center, Simsbury, CT. She was born Aug. 2, 1912 in Pawtucket, RI, daughter of the late Willard A. and Bessie B. (Spalding) Lenz and had lived on Long Island for most of her life. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Manhasset, where she sang in the choir for many years.

Barbara or "Babs," as close friends often called her, was an accomplished pianist and an avid gardener. She also explored her artistic side through needlepoint and tray painting. She had a lifelong love of dogs, adopting several handicapped and abused animals that no one else would care for. All of these interests were pursued with an energy, sense of humor and zest for life that defied her age. She remained a vital and well known member of her community right into her early 90s and was regarded with great affection by many as the "Queen of Flower Hill."

The last Lenz of her generation, she was predeceased by her three brothers, Willard, Phillip and Frederick. She is survived by a nephew and five nieces, Frederick Lenz Jr. (Patricia Fay) of Simsbury, Mereidth L. Weiss (Murray A.) of Bedford, NH, Susan L Whitman of Plymouth, MA, Carolyn L. Collings (Clifford) of Virginia Beach, VA, Allyson Lenz of Plymouth, and Sandra L. Tupper (Charles) of Bristol, RI.

Arrangements were made by the Vincent Funeral Home, Simsbury. Memorial service at the Congregational Church of Manhasset with the pastor, Rev. Jimmy Only, officiating. Burial Nassau Knolls Cemetery and Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the North Hempstead Animal Shelter, Marino Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050 or to the Congregational Church of Manhasset Music Fund, 1845 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030.

Irene Frances McKenna Brosnan was born on Oct. 30, 1921 in Elmhurst and died on Feb. 25, 2005 in Portland, OR. Irene was married on Sept. 8, 1949 to Robert Emmet Brosnan. Irene and Robert lived on Long Island in Great Neck and Port Washington, where her children Robert, Terence, Michael and Elizabeth were born. Her husband Robert Emmet was a partner in the NY law firm of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts when he passed away on May 16, 1982. Irene then moved to Portland to live with her daughter Elizabeth Brown.

Irene was one of five children born to George and Theresa McKenna. In Port Washington Irene was active in the parish of St. Peter of Alcantara. Her passions in her later years were her faith, her family, reading and crossword puzzles. She was a devoted lifelong subscriber to the New York Times and its puzzle and always referred to New York simply as "The City."

She is survived by her four children, their spouses, 11 grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to the St. Andrew Nativity School in Portland, OR. A memorial Mass will take place on March 12 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Regis High School, 55 E. 84th St., New York, NY.

William R. Weinberg, 90, of Port Washington, died on Feb. 27, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife Katherine and his brother John. William is survived by his children, William (Elizabeth), John (Chrystal) and Carol (Lenny); five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his sister Florence. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Religious service at the funeral home. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Ronald Charles Burk, 60, of Wayland, formerly of Conesus, died on Feb. 28, 2005 at his home. He was born the son of Henry and Alice Willis Burk on Jan. 4, 1944 in Yonkers. Ron was a veteran of the US Army. He was a member of the Conlon-Mulvaney American Legion in Conesus. He was the owner and operator of Phoenix Color Corporation in Hagerstown, MD. He was predeceased by his first wife Gail Burk. He is survived by his wife Linda "Nikki" of Wayland; son Ronald C. (Dawn) Burk Jr. of Pennsylvania; daughter Dauwn M. Burk of Lakeville; stepson Russell Milano of Virginia; grandchildren, Thomas Burk, Dominic and Paige Sandee; brother Henry (Geri) Burk of Conesus; and sister Margaret Flomer of Danville, PA; aunt Florence Burk of Stony Point, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Kevin W. Doughtery Funeral Home, Livonia, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity. Burial in the spring in Union Cemetery, Scottsburg, NY. Louis J. Nowicki, 89, longtime resident of Port Washington, died on March 4, 2005. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Washington and the PW Masons. He owned Lormar Corporation, an import/export business, for over 30 years. Louis was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Virginia. He is survived by his children, Mark (Ann) of Maui, HI, Lorraine Campbell (Bob) of Port Washington, Christine D'Amico of Roslyn and Andrea Cayea (Jeff) of Port Washington; and his grandchildren, Ryan Campbell and Megan and George Cayea. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Service at the funeral home. Interment Nassau Knowles Cemetery,

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