David Bonsall Brodie, 74, died Aug. 19, 2005 from complications of a stroke. He was born and raised in Port Washington. His parents were Alexander Oswald and Mary Brodie; siblings, Alex and Mary Helen of California and Arizona, both deceased. His grandfather was Alexander Oswald Brodie, a member of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders who served as governor of Arizona Territory.
He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in geology. He spent several summers at the Grand Canyon for the National Geological Survey Group collecting rock formation samples which are included in several archaeological books. He served in the Army as a 1st Lieutenant in Korea. He worked at an advertising agency in New York City where his clients included many major cosmetic companies. He was a national sales manager and traveled throughout the US. He was later the general manager of the King of Prussia Mall.
He was the husband of Penelope (nee Cornell). The couple enjoyed sailing in Chesapeake Bay and the waters around Maine. Mr. Brodie was a sketch artist and played the guitar and mandolin.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Dave Jr., John, Chris; daughters, Mary Pat Cooper, Sharon Brooks and Barbara Brodie; his former wife Patricia Brodie; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Burial private. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 1 Plymouth Meeting, Suite 520, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.
Peter George Barbatsuly, a resident of Boynton Beach, FL and a former resident of Manhasset, died on Oct. 22, 2005, in Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach after an illness. He was 74. Peter was born on Dec. 22, 1930 in New York City and grew up in Jamaica, Queens. He was the son of George and Theodora (nee Ballis) Barbatsuly, who predeceased him.
After graduating from Jamaica High School, Peter worked with his family in the fur business before he and his partner founded Barbatsuly & Sideris Furs, Inc. in Port Washington in 1959. Peter remained the proprietor or co-proprietor of Barbatsuly & Sideris until his retirement in 1992. The business remains in Port Washington under the name Barbatsuly & Sideris.
Peter was married to Catherine Milona in 1960, and they had three children: Julie, George, and Peter James. Peter resided with his family in Manhasset from 1975 until 1993, before he and his wife moved to Boynton Beach. All three of his children graduated from Manhasset High School.
Peter is survived by his wife of 45 years, Catherine; his sister, Claire Aiello; his three children: Julie, George, and Peter James; and his four grandchildren: Alexandra, Sophia, Elizabeth, and Nicolas.
Arrangements were made by the Hunt-Stellato Funeral Home, Fort Lee, NJ. The Funeral service was held on Oct. 28 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Theologian, Tenafly, NJ. Interment George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Peter's name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, or online at www.leukemia-lymphoma.org.
Shirley M. Keaney died on Oct. 23, 2005 at the age of 85. She was born in Bridgeport, CT, on Sept. 7, 1920 and moved to Port Washington following her marriage to John J. Keaney Jr. in 1946. She was predeceased by her husband in 1986 and their son Sean in 1956. Shirley is survived by her children, Leslie Ann Zwerlein (Peter), Sharon Kallenberg (Jim), Annemarie DiPasquale (Michael), Marty Keaney (Sue); and her eight grandchildren who love and miss her. Shirley had been a parishioner of St. Peter of Alcantara Church since coming to Port Washington and both she and John were active in many church activities including events at St. Peter's School where all of their children were educated. She was also active with the Girl Scouts of NC and was employed by the Port Washington Public Library for many years. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Peter of Alcantara Church on Oct. 26.
Cecil Willard Akre, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, died on Oct. 26, 2005. He was born July 22, 1925 in Veblen, SD. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1942. At the close of the V-6 pilot training program, he applied for admittance to the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. Upon graduation, he spent two years at sea transporting German prisoners for the Navy and later on commercial shipping vessels between New York and South America.
Mr. Akre then pursued further education in Hamlin University in St. Paul, MN, where he and his wife, Cynthia, were married. The couple moved to Washington, DC. He worked for Congressman E.Y. Berry of South Dakota while pursuing a law degree at Catholic University. He worked for TWA in New York as a legal advisor in properties and contracts. In 1962, he became a partner in Huntoon Paige, a Wall Street mortgage broker dealer. He retired as vice president of Merrill Lynch after it acquired Huntoon Paige.
Mr. Akre was an avid sailor and a member of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club in Port Washington. He also enjoyed trap shooting and pheasant hunting in South Dakota. For many years he carved and painted waterfowl. He won many ribbons at exhibits in Maryland and Long Island. He also exhibited his decoys at the Sawgrass Country Club Members Art Show. He was a member of the Jacksonville Wood Carvers Cluand the Jacksonville Gun Club.
For several years he worked in the Jacksonville Guardian Ad Litem Program. Before his illness he regularly attended the chapel at Sawgrass Beach.
Family members include his wife Cynthia; daughters, Jane (Steve) Wilson of Ponte Vedra Beach and Nancy Akre of Pasadena, MD; son David (Jana) Akre of New York; granddaughter Alyx Wilson; sister-in-law Elizabeth Woolley; sisters, Bette Agee and Marjorie Tisch; brother Don (Ruth Ann) Akre; and a loving family of nephews and nieces.
A memorial service was held Oct. 29 at the Sawgrass Beach Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Community Hospice of Jacksonville, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257. Services under the direction and care of Quinn-Shalz, a family funeral home and cremation center, Jacksonville Beach, FL.