Obituaries
George A. Walsh

George A. Walsh passed away on Sept. 24, 2007, after battling cancer for over 14 years. He was a longtime resident of Port Washington, while serving as a NYC police officer with the Emergency Squad Unit for 38 years. George and his wife, Marge, were active parishioners at Our Lady of Fatima Church. George volunteered in many areas at Our Lady of Fatima, including serving as a Eucharistic Minister. His wife, Marge, was the parish secretary for over 20 years.

During his years living in Port Washington, raising five children, he also coached CYO Little League baseball. George and Marge moved to Quakertown, PA over 11 years ago and became very active lay ministers at the Fatima House Retreat Center in Pennsylvania. They worked side by side at the parish pantry, helped to run retreats, and George played the drums for St. John the Baptist Church worship group, "Ordinary Time".

George is survived by his wife, Marge (of almost 50 years); his sister Barbara Padilla, his children; George and Denise Walsh, Christopher and Bernadette Walsh, Patricia Walsh, Katie Walsh, Lorraine and Harald Bellmann; as well as his five grandchildren; Thomas, Elizabeth, Gregory, Hannah and Noah.

Services will be held in Pennsylvania.

Emil Peter Patrk, of Dallas, TX, passed away Sept. 29, 2007 due to complications from multiple myeloma. Emil grew up in Port Washington and graduated from Port Washington High School Class of 1950.

Emil loved Port Washington and returned to visit often. He was transferred to Dallas by Mobil Oil for whom he worked for nearly 30 years. He was a kind and gentle person who was enjoying his retirement to the fullest.

Emil is survived by his wife Ruth, his daughters Debbie (Randy) Vinyard of Sepulpa, OK, Susan (Mark) Hall of Dallas, TX, five grandchildren, his sister Lillian Patrk Heckinger of Sayville, his stepfather Daniel Pergola of Hemlock Farms, PA, and many loving nieces and nephews including Patty (Greg) Bellon of Manhasset. He was predeceased by his mother, Margaret Patrk Pergola. A funeral service was held at the Unity Church in Dallas on Oct 3.


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