The Board of Trustees of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society would like to express its sorrow on the recent passing of Rhoda Amon.
Rhoda was a trustee with the historical society for 15 years, and she was a mainstay of the organization. Drawing on expertise acquired during her Newsday career, she edited and produced the society's quarterly newsletter. For many years, she helped to sell works of art on the front porch of the Sands-Willets House at our annual fundraising event, the Fall Country Fair.
In addition, she chaired the Adult Education Program Committee, and was responsible for the public programs and lectures that took place at the Sands-Willets House and other venues in the Port Washington area. Those who attended Chris Bain's wonderful illustrated talk, "Port Washington in Old Postcards and Photographs" at the Port Washington Public Library this summer will recall that Rhoda introduced the lecture, as she always did. We did not realize that this was the last time we would see her.
Rhoda was a quiet person with a ready smile and an ironic sense of humor. When Rhoda promised to do something, she did it, and did it well. She was passionate about North Hempstead's history and the preservation of local landmarks and proved herself, over and over, to be the kind of volunteer that any historical society would love to have on their board.
We offer our deepest condolences to Rhoda's children and grandchildren. We at the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society will miss her. She cannot be replaced.
Vincent Ressa, President