There will be a memorial service for Barth Healey for friends and the community at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset on Saturday, May 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Robert Rimsky, a resident of Port Washington for over 40 years, passed away April 18, 2008 at the age of 87, leaving behind a great many friends and admirers, and a legacy of volunteerism and philanthropy that stands as a model for his children and grandchildren. The loving husband of Renee Svigals and the late Jeanne Meyers Rimsky, Bob is survived by his children Rena Rimsky Wing, Doug, Lee and Don who grew up in Port Washington and their spouses, his step children, Dr. Paul Svigals and Susan Kirschenbaum, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Bob worked with his father in the garment district, helping to build their family business. He became chairman of Lucerne Textiles Company, where he changed the textile industry through his revolutionary business approach.
Bob was well-known to Port residents for his tireless devotion to causes, organizations and initiatives that were important to him and his family. He was active in the community as a long-time member of the Community Synagogue, the North Shore Country Club, and the committee that negotiated the purchase of the Sands Point Village Club from the IBM Corporation. In previous years, Bob also coached his sons in Little League Basketball, was the official scorer for the Schreiber High School basketball team, and managed the Senior Gambol the year his daughter Rena graduated from Schreiber. Throughout his life, he cherished the deep and rich connections he and his family established in Port, and the many lifelong relationships he developed while living here. Bob always felt a deep sense of pride and connection to Port.
His family looks back with tremendous pride at his many and varied charitable contributions including his support of the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at the Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, the Renee and Robert Rimsky Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center of the North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center in Roslyn, and the Rimsky Center for Surgery at the North Shore University Hospital.
Bob will be remembered for his generous nature, sense of humor and caring for others and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Donations in his memory may be made to any of the organizations he supported.
Raymond M. Orfino, of Port Washington, died on April 19, 2008. He was the owner of Olive Duntley Florest, Manhasset. Beloved husband of Lillian. Dear father of John, Lisa, Gregory, Raymond, Maria, Stephen, Karyn and the late Gary. Loving grandfather of 26. Brother of Julia Cinotti. Also survived by countless friends. Arrangements were made by the Fairchild Funeral Chapel, Manhasset. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's RC Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery.