Frank Jay van Ulk, a longtime resident of Port Washington, died on July 2, 2008 after a brief illness. Mr. van Ulk was born in 1917 and lived in Baldwin. He graduated from Columbia University. He was a member of the 7th Regiment and rose to the rank of major during WWII. After the war he was an advertising executive with Cunningham & Walsh and BBDO in New York City.
Frank was a member of North Hempstead Country Club and Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing, tennis, squash and golf.
Mr. van Ulk was married to the late Ann Collins van Ulk. Frank is survived by his wife Joan van Ulk; his daughter Dian Thompson and her husband Jim; his son Jay; granddaughters, Christy Casamassima and husband Manny, Courtney Mancini and husband John; and great-grandsons, Jack and JT Casamassima and Jack Mancini. He is also survived by stepsons, Jim Silbersack and wife Glenda, John Silbersack and wife Nora; and stepgrandchildren, Nichols, Catryn and Johanna Silbersack.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 11 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Port Washington. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity in Frank's name.
Henry S. Buczkowski, longtime resident of Port Washington, passed away peacefully in his home on July 4, 2008. Henry is survived by his beloved wife Wanda and was a loving father to his three daughters, Christine Christensen (Robert), Dana Bartley (Kevin) and Lisa Allen (William). He was a special man in the hearts of all his grandchildren, Rob, Karen, Julie, Kelly, Christopher, Daniel, Aja and William.
Henry was born in Poland in 1922, fought with the Allied Forces in WWII and emigrated to the United States in 1949. He and Wanda were married in 1950 and recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. He owned the Avenue A Meat Market for over 30 years and retired in 1987. Henry was always an active member of the Polish American Citizen's Association and was one of the founding members of the Polish American Museum in Port Washington. He will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing and loving him.