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Frances Kuchinsky Kiefer, 81, died in her sleep on July 3, 2006 in Canton, OH. She was born in Port Washington on Aug. 25, 1924, a beloved daughter of the late Nicholas J. and Margaret Mangano. She lived in Port Washington for 76 years before moving to Canton in September of 2000.

She was also predeceased by two brothers, John (1942) and Thomas (2002) and beloved husband John Kuchinsky (1969). She also survived the marriage to her second husband. She leaves her cherished sister, Margaret Managano Schino of Bayville. Also she was the devoted mother to her children, Richard (Barbara) Kuchinsky of Salt Lake City, UT, Thomas James Kuchinsky of Lake Worth, FL and Sherry Kuchinski of Canton. Survivors also include her precious two grandchildren, Deborah Davis of Denver, CO, and Richard Kuchinsky Jr. of Sandy, UT; 10 great-grandchildren; nephews and a niece.

She retired from the NYS Judicial System, as executive secretary of the Nassau County Court in Great Neck. Among her accomplishments was her award-winning ballroom dancing competitions. She was an active member of the Port Washington Elks Benevolent, Protective Order of Does Women's Auxiliary. She was a life member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Interment followed a graveside service at Nassau Knolls Cemetery. She was laid at rest joining her husband John Kuchinsky.

Alfred Marciano, 97, formerly of Port Washington, died on July 5, 2006. Alfred was predeceased by his wife Violet and his siblings, William, Michael, Clara and Emma. He is survived by his sister Emelia Walsh; his sister-in-law Mary; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Beverly Broglio Pavlak

Beverly Broglio Pavlak, 58, passed away on July 9, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beverly was born on Sept. 30, 1947 to Barbara Somerville Black and Eligio L. Broglio. She was a 1965 graduate of Paul D. Schreiber High School and received a degree in elementary education from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1969 and a master's degree in education from C.W. Post. Mrs. Pavlak was a beloved and revered teacher for 30 years at Guggenheim, Manorhaven, Main Street, Sousa, and Salem Schools. She had a deep passion for children and education.

Beverly had been married to fellow Schreiber classmate Frank C. Pavlak since December of 1971 and was a dedicated, loving wife and mother. Bev and Frank have three children, F. William Pavlak (married to Andrea) of Williamsburg, VA, Christina M. Pavlak of Santa Fe, NM, and Barbara Ann Pavlak (soon to be married to Michael Keller) of Port Washington.

In addition to her husband and children, Beverly is also survived by her parents, Barbara Somerville Black of Dix Hills and Eligio L. Broglio (Iseult) of West Palm Beach, FL, sister Dorothy Grunthal (Herb), brothers Walter Black, T. Michael Black (Jayne), and Frank A. Broglio (Jeni), numerous nieces and nephews, many friends and former students. She was preceded in death by her stepfather Theodore M. Black.

Beverly loved to cook, read, travel, teach, spend time with her family and friends, and will be deeply missed by all who were inspired by her compassion, strength, sense of humor, and bravery.

Visitation will be at Fairchild Sons, Inc., on 1570 Northern Blvd., Manhasset,Wednesday and Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Religious service is at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Church, Port Washington with interment to follow at Nassau Knolls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Beverly Broglio Pavlak, Class of 1965 Scholarship Fund, c/o 65 Litchfield Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050 which will help Schreiber graduates who aspire to be teachers in hopes that her legacy and love of teaching will continue to inspire others.


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