Nancy I. Frost, 30-year resident of Port Washington, passed away on April 29, 2005 at her home in Tucson, AZ. Nancy, a native of Glen Ellyn, IL, was married on Aug. 23, 1950 to Port Washington native, Bruce Frost Sr. She is survived by her loving husband; children, Susan, Bruce Jr. and Cynthia; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family had been members of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Port Washington. Nancy Frost was an avid tennis player and swimmer. In the early 1960s she taught at the inception of the Community Synagogue Nursery School in Sands Point. Her memory will be celebrated on June 4 at 1 p.m. with family and friends at her local country club in Tucson.
Thomas C. Williamson, 98, born to Thomas and Angelina Williamson on Feb. 13, 1907 in Indianapolis, IN, died peacefully in bed on May 14, 2005 of congestive heart failure at St. Francis Hospital. He graduated from Purdue University in 1928 with a BS in chemical engineering. He joined Sigma Nu fraternity as an undergraduate and in 1929 became a Mason (member #50 initiated Nov. 21, 1929, Franklyn/St. John's Trinity Lodge #221). He did his masters at Michigan State University in chemical engineering.
Mr. Williamson married Josephine Hammer of Bedford, PA, on Aug. 23, 1940 in Tulsa, OK. His job as a chemical engineer for Lummus Company caused him to travel about the country and the world. He was expert in the design of oil refineries, but also worked on special projects contracted for by government. He tried to enlist in WWII but was told that because of his occupation he was considered to be an essential civilian and was turned down for military duty. He was registered with the National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel.
His father and many of his uncles worked for the Erie Railroad. As a result he had a great love for steam trains and spent much of his vacation time going on railroad fan trips with his son.
Thomas moved to Port Washington with his family in 1950. He was active in the Congregational Church of Manhasset and gave to many charities.
He is survived by his son Thomas Morgan Williamson and his younger brother Joseph. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Thomas was buried next to his wife at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Gainor Lowry Murray, of Crosslands, Kennett Square, PA, formerly of Port Washington and Bayside, died on May 19, 2005 in her home in Kennett Square. She was the wife of the late Edward Mitchell Murray and the mother of Margaret Murray, Brooklyn, Robert Murray, Milton, MA, and the late William King Murray III. She had been a librarian at the Port Washington Public Library and previously director of the North Shore Nursery school in Plandome. She was one of the founders of the Port Washington Children's Center.
Born in NYC, she grew up in Bayside. After completing elementary school at PS41, Bayside, she attended Bayside High School and was graduated from Westtown School, Westtown, PA and from Wheaton College, Norton, MA. She later received the degree of Master of Library Science from C.W. Post College, LIU. Mrs. Murray was active for many years in the American Association of University Women and a member of the Flushing Female Association.
Arrangements were made by the Kuzo & Golfus Funeral Home, Ltd., Kennett Square. Service and burial will be private.
Michael J. Trinchitella, 75, a lifelong resident of Port Washington, died suddenly on April 29, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Ann. Loving father of Nancy, Lee, Susan, Michele and Patricia. Cherished grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of four. Brother of Rose, Millie, the late John, Josephine, Carmine, Pat, Mary, Joseph and Minnie. "Mike Trink" was a good and gentle friend to all. Contributions can be made to Brave Hearts, St. Francis Hospital, 100 Port Washington Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576.
Helen Lampus, 81, formerly of Port Washington, died on May 21, 2005. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Arthur. She is survived by her children, Ann Stanahan (Jim), Claire Collins (George), Arthur Jr., Jane Sprigel (Robert) and Thomas (Elizabeth); and five grandchildren. Helen was a best friend and adventurous traveler. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Interment private. Donations to your favorite charity in her memory would be greatly appreciated.