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Vera Helen Forsmark, 87, formerly of Port Washington, died Feb. 22, 2005 at her home in Ashland, OR, surrounded by her loved ones and friends.

Mrs. Forsmark was born Vera H. Anderson on June 26, 1917 in Brooklyn. On Oct.12, 1946 she married Harold G. Forsmark who preceded her in death in 1986. She lived in Ashland since 1998. Vera was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She always saw the best in everything. Her infectious smile and loving, happy positive attitude will be missed by all.

Survivors include her twin daughters, Ingrid Forsmark of Tok, AK and Linda Johnson of Phoenix, AZ: one grandson Derek Johnson of Maui, HI. Arrangements are being made by Knowles Cemetery.

Memorial Services for Vera Helen Forsmark will be held on June 17, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 12 Franklin Ave., Port Washington. Interment following at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.

Herbert S. Nelson, of Southold, died at San Simeon Nursing Home on May 22, 2006. He was 90 years old. He was born in Brooklyn on March 10, 1916 to Albert B. and Elise (nee Olsen) Nelson. After serving in the US Army during WWII, he went on to a 30-year career with the National Cash Register Company in New York City.

Formerly of Port Washington, he had been a resident of Southold for the past 30 years. Locally, he was a member of the Southold United Methodist Church and will be remembered as a kind, compassionate, church-going man.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn (nee Lunde); two children, Joyce of Florida and Jeffrey of Jamesport; and two grandsons, Mark and Christopher.

Arrangements were made by the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home, Southold. Funeral services were held in the Southold United Methodist Church by Rev. Lorraine DeArmitt. Entombment was at Pinelawn Memorial Park with military honors.

Bruce Maxwell Hulbert beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend passed away in Edmonds, WA on May 10, 2006. Born on August 17, 1911 to Edith and George Hulbert, Bruce grew up in Downsville, NY. He married Clara Ciminera in 1937. Bruce was a professional educator and elementary school principal, a meticulous gardener, an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman, a devoted husband to Clara for 67 years, and loving father to their children Philip, Larry, and Diana. He was a kind and gentle man.

He was predeceased by a sister, Hilda Strong of Cherry Valley, NY and by his wife Clara.

Bruce was a dedicated and skilled educator. In the words of a former faculty member: "He had a profound influence on my life and taught me everything I needed to know about being a teacher and being responsible for the lives of the children in our care. He walked those playgrounds every single day that there was outdoor recess...cold, wind, heat, no matter. If the children were outside, then so was Bruce."

Clara and Bruce moved to the Cooperstown area in 1971, residing at Deer Meadow Farm on Van Yahres Rd. in Middlefield. They moved to Lynnwood, WA in 1985. Bruce is survived by sons Philip and Larry, daughter Diana, and their families. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. A private family memorial service will be held in Cooperstown, NY later this summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Bruce's name to the charity of your choice.

Richard Scharrer

Richard Scharrer, Knickerbocker Yacht Club's manager for more than 25 years, died of cancer at age 52 on May 31, 2006.

Dick Scharrer graduated SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and a US Merchant Marine License: 3rd Mate Unlimited Tonnage. After graduation, he briefly operated the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Ferries. He began as assistant dockmaster of Knickerbocker Yacht Club in Port Washington at age 22 and was promoted to dockmaster within several years. The members quickly realized his exceptional capabilities and promoted him to club manager, where he served 13 commodores and was truly the irreplaceable guiding spirit of KYC.

The members and staff of KYC will remember Dick for his dignity, his patience, his unfailing grace under pressure and his warm smile. At the commissioning ceremonies for Knickerbocker Yacht Club on April 29, 2006 Dick Scharrer, surrounded by his family, was awarded the Paul Zamzok Memorial Trophy, which is annually given to the member who has performed extraordinary services for the benefit of the club. This tribute was but a small example of the high regard in which he was held by those at the club he guided for three decades.

Dick Scharrer is survived by his wife Sherry, his son Richard, his daughter Kelly, his mother Lucille, his brother William and his sisters Lucille Rudek, Patricia Gray, Peggy Ann Cuervo and Barbara Wolfmann. A memorial service at Knickerbocker Yacht Club will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m.


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