Nelson Greenberg was born in Rochester, NY, and after graduating from Syracuse University in 1948, he moved to Manhattan. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII.
He had an illustrious career in accounting, becoming a partner for Spahr, Lacker & Berke. He lectured in taxes for the State Society of CPAs and after his retirement as a partner he taught at the School of Accounting for C.W. Post and subsequently taught taxes to the officers of West Point in the MBA program.
He spent 10 years as a dedicated trustee for the Village of Port Washington North. At The Community Synagogue in Sands Point, he was a trustee and also served on the Brotherhood Board as a membership chairman.
Nelson sang for many years in the Cancer Care Red Stocking Review. He leaves behind his wife Goldie of 55 years; son Lawrence; daughter Lisa; son-in-law Brad; and grandson Jared.
Cicely Irene Benizzi, 89, of Port Washington, died on Oct. 31, 2006. Cicely was predeceased by her husband Phillip. She is survived by her daughter Renee Moore (Humberto) and her grandchildren, Steven and Lindsay. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Religious service held at the funeral home. Interment LI National Cemetery, Pinelawn.
Jacqueline Marie Wood
Jacqueline Marie Wood, 75, passed away in her home on Nov. 5, 2006 surrounded by her loving family, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was an extraordinary gifted pianist and beloved piano teacher in Port Washington, who conveyed her passion of music to her students for over 50 years. She proudly featured her students in annual piano recitals held at her home in Port Washington and at Steinway Hall in New York City.
Born in New York City in 1931, Jackie grew up in Great Neck and was the daughter of Abraham Stark and Lisette Stark. Abraham was a major influence on her musical life, along with her beloved governess Clementine.
Jackie attended Great Neck North High School and graduated from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1953 with a bachelor of music degree. Also an accomplished artist, she met and married Paul Wood, artist of distinction of Port Washington, who was her art teacher before she graduated from Oberlin, and to whom she was married for 50 years. Paul passed away in 2003.
One of Port's daughters, Jackie was co-president and longtime member of the Music Advisory Council of the Port Washington Library and was former president of and active performer with the Port Washington Music Study Club. She was also chairperson of the Port Washington Center of the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
She inspired three of her four sons to become professional musicians and through her creative influence, along with that of her husband Paul, inspired Paul Jr. to pursue a filmmaking career. Jackie is survived by her four sons, Stephen, Gregory, Mark and Paul; and five grandchildren, Ryan, Adrianne, Zachary, Jacob and Elijah; and her sister Jeanette Collins.
Services will be held on Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima. Jackie's four sons will be performing as The Wood String Quartet. Calling hours will be Thursday, Nov. 9 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knowles Funeral Home.