Patrick Benum White

(Submitted by the White and Roernes families.)

It was with deep sadness we said goodbye to Patrick who died suddenly on Aug. 10, 2008. His smile and enthusiasm brightened our day and we will miss him terribly! He grew up in Port Washington and graduated from Schreiber High School in 1999.

Patrick played basketball most of his life and lots of other sports and he excelled in all of them. He joined the Army in 2001 and graduated from Fort Benning in March of 2002 as one of the top of his class. Patrick exercised with a passion and was working as a personal trainer at LA Fitness when he died. He loved his job and his many friends and clients there.

We, his family, want to thank all his friends, our friends, our neighbors, his clients and friends at LA Fitness, his friends at Seafield and especially Pastor Charley and our church family at the Lutheran Church. Your outpour of love and support has been unbelievable and we will forever be grateful. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Patrick leaves behind son Hunter, mom Randi, dad David, siblings Jimmy and Ellen, grandmother Aud Benum, his step-dad Jan and two step-brothers and a step-sister.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Port Washington. It will go to substance abuse programs.

Marion A. (O'Hara) Cardon, age 96, died on Sept. 3, 2008 at the Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley, MA. She was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary A. (Cassidy) O'Hara. Mrs. Cardon was born in Brooklyn on May 21, 1912. She had been a resident of Foxborough for the past 12 years, formerly of Manhasset, where she lived for over 30 years. She and her husband William H. Cardon, who passed away in 1995, were married in Aug. 14, 1948. Mrs. Cardon was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Foxborough and a former communicant of St. Mary's Church in Manhasset.

Devoted wife of the late William H. Cardon, she is survived by her sons James of New York and Paul (Catherine) of Foxborough. Loving grandmother to MaryKate, Kristen and Megan.

Arrangements in Massachusetts made by the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, Foxborough. Funeral services were held in Manhasset on Sept. 8 at St. Mary's Church with interment at Holy Rood Cemetery. Arrangements in New York made by Fairchild Sons. To light a candle in Mr. Cardon's memory visit the funeral home website at

Lawrence Kamisher, a long time resident of Port Washington, passed away Sept. 5 at age 87, after a valiant fight with heart disease. He is survived by his wife Sylvia after 61 years of marriage, his daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons.

Lawrence served in World War II in both the Merchant Marine and the U.S Army. After discharge, he married and graduated from the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He then left for Mexico City where he studied for two years at the Institute of Painting and Sculpture, where he learned etching, lithography and working on murals in public buildings.

He was an active member and racing sailor at the Knickerbocker Yacht Club for almost 40 years. He started the Ensign Fleet on Manhasset Bay in the early 1960's. Lawrence was also a member of the Photography Club of Long Island which meets at the library.

He owned his own advertising agency and initiated an advertising and marketing program for Weight Watchers and was their art director for many years. Using his direct marketing expertise, he implemented the direct mail program for Lincoln Center and their various shops.

Despite his fraility in his waning years, he continued to enjoy programs at the Port Washington Public Library, which he called his 'Taj Mahal.' The family requests any contributions in his name be made to the Friends of the Port Washington Library. Logo
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