Barbara Giunta, 81, resident of Marco Island, passed away on Dec. 31. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 5, 1926 to Joseph and Rose Marzullo. She resided in Port Washington for many years and moved to Marco Island in 1991. To everyone who knew her, Barbara was a loving, giving and warm person. She spent her free time volunteering at Tommy Barfield Elementary. She loved being with and helping children.
She is survived by her loving family, her beloved son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Giovanna. She was devoted to her two cherished grandchildren, Michela Marie and Joseph of Port Washington. She is also survived by her brother, Guy Marzullo of Valley Stream, and sisters, Pat Jordan of Brooklyn and Ann Monico of Coral Springs, FL.
Barbara will be missed by her extended family, Catherine, Steve, Steven and Katelyn Profaca.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Giunta, and her daughter, Donna Marie.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Barbara's memory to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.
Alfred T. Zeller
Alfred T. Zeller, a Sands Point resident for 30 years, who moved to Flower Hill three years ago, passed away on Jan. 17 following a long illness. He was 101 years old.
Born on December 19, 1906 in New York City, Alfred, with his father, a second generation German and his mother having migrated to the U.S. from Germany in her mid-teens, started his education at PS 186 in Brooklyn. He then went to Brooklyn Technical High School. After working in several family businesses, he joined the development department of IBM, where he worked many years building early stage computers.
He was married for only three years to Elsie Ehe of Jamaica Estates, Queens, before she passed away in the mid 1970s.
Alfred's only travel was to Germany with his mother for six months at age 4 and then a two-month boat trip to Florida with family and friends when he was 20. An avid yachtsman, he later obtained a captain's license to operate a 65-foot long boat.
Up until a few years ago, his activities included gardening and fixing machinery and tools. In his later years, he spent his time reading newspapers and watching TV, especially "Judge Judy" and the Yankees during baseball season. Although he never smoked, he did enjoy a daily glass of wine.
Alfred had no children and is survived by his long-time caregiver, Sachiko Yokoyama and her husband Shuji.
Robert Morris Sunley of Port Washington died on Jan. 3. He is the former Associate Director of Family Service Association of Nassau County. He is survived by his beloved companion of 20 years, Elizabeth Pollet, and two daughters, Madeline and Christina Sunley.
A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock on Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m.