William Charles Schafer, 94, passed away on March 28, 2009 at Las Villas Del Norte in Escondido, CA. He was born Dec. 20, 1914 in Rochester, NY, son of Clarence Schafer and Wilhelmina Schraven Schafer.
He was graduated from the University of Rochester in 1936 with a bachelor's degree in history and in 1939 from Columbia University Teachers' College with a master's degree and certification to teach business subjects. He taught in the Walden, NY, high school from 1939 until 1943. During WWII he was supervising inspector with the Air Technical Service Command based in Rochester. After the war, he was associate professor and chair of the Business Department of the College of William and Mary in Richmond, VA.
From 1947 to 1967 he worked in the Port Washington School System. He taught business subjects in the high school and was the yearbook advisor for many years. He eventually became secondary curriculum director, coordinating the curricula between the elementary, junior and senior high programs, evaluating teachers, directing the in-service and new teachers' programs, coordinating the work of the department heads, and initiating and directing the district's outdoor education program.
In retirement, he taught English part-time at Daytona Beach Community College and wrote and ran the college's first correspondence courses for Freshman English I and II. From 1989 until 2008 he lived in Vancouver, WA.
William married the former Clara McBride in Walden, NY, on Sept. 14, 1940. Their son, William D. Schafer, was born on March 8, 1942. Clara passed away in Ormond Beach, FL, in 1987. William is survived by his son and his wife (Anne Schafer); their two children (Douglas Schafer and Catherine Eylem); and three grandchildren (Ryan Schafer, Jessica Eylem, and Andrew Eylem).
The family requests that memorial donations may be made to the University of Rochester, Gift & Donor Records, PO Box 270032, Rochester, NY 14627-0032.
A memorial service and interment, celebrating the life of Ralph H. DeArmond, will be held 10:30 a.m. on April 18, 2009 at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5750 49th St. North, Saint Petersburg, FL. Ralph H. DeArmond, aka Ralph H. Culley III, 58, St. Petersburg, FL, died on Dec. 3, 2008, with his family at his side. He was preceded in death by a sister, Candy Lynn Culley; his father, Ralph H. Culley II; grandparents, Reginald W. and Ula (Caldwell) Rosevear and Ralph H. and Margaret (Sackette) Culley, Sr.; and step-father Louis E. DeArmond (Mark).
Ralph was born on Dec. 13, 1949 in Rochester, NY, to Ralph Harrison and Mary Lou (Rosevear) Culley. He was raised in Port Washington, attended Salem Elementary, Weber Junior High School and Paul D. Schreiber High School. After graduation he attended C.W. Post College and moved to Massapequa. Ralph was an active member of Massapequa Full Gospel Tabernacle and was employed by the church part time. He worked for the US Post Office as a postal worker, prior to his move, in 1990, to Largo, FL.
Ralph is survived by his beloved and cherished companion of 18 years, Marie Verkade; mother, Mary Lou Garabedian, both of St. Petersburg, FL.; sisters, Merry L. Burtner, St. Joseph, MO, and Penney R. O'Brien, Deer Park; two brothers-in-law, Timothy V. Burtner and Michael F. O'Brien; nieces and nephews, Nicholas and Kelsi Burtner and Kelley, Colleen, Meghan, and Michael C. O'Brien, and great-nephew Michael Trevor O'Brien; uncle, R. Stanley Rosevear, Ormond Beach, FL; three cousins, Nanette Long, Shari Feritto, Ginny Shaddix, their families and a small band of "Port Brothers"...Dave, Greg, John, Paul and Steve.
Ralph was loved and admired by all. He set a remarkable example of strength and courage, living life on his own terms in his own way. The memories of his "excellent" back seat driving skills and witty comments will continue to fill us with laughter. Ralph will be deeply missed and never forgotten. To send condolences visit www.Legacy.com or information regarding the service at www.memorialparkfuneralhome.com.
Quetita Ulke Glassman
Quetita Ulke Glassman, age 101 years, died peacefully on March 27, 2009 at the Osborn in Rye, NY. She was born May 18, 1907 in San Teresa, Puerto Rico. Her parents were Countess Olga Lansdorf and Coast Guard Cmdr. Henry Ulke, and her paternal grandfather was Henry Ulke, a noted artist whose portrait of President Grant hangs in the White House, and who painted Lincoln's Cabinet and many prominent Washington D.C. notables of the 1860s and 1870s.
In the 1920s, Quetita won the title of "Miss Personality" for New York State and represented New York in Atlantic City. She was married to George Glassman in March 1928 and the newly married couple migrated from New York to San Francisco, CA.
Quetita was a self-made woman of independent thought and action; she embodied the entrepreneurial spirit. Because it was unpopular to have married women in the workforce during the Depression, she adopted the professional name of Q. Zaun. In the early 1930s, she was a partner in the Duane/Zaun studio of dance in San Francisco. Later in that decade she became a representative for Ruben Cosmetics on the West Coast and also opened and operated Quetita's Dress Shop in San Leandro, CA. In 1939 the family moved back to New York City and she affiliated with and represented Harriet Hubbard Ayer and Milk Maid Cosmetics. By the late 1960s she formed and was president of her own cosmetic company, Q Zaun Associates. She was a longtime (1951-1997) resident of Port Washington, NY and moved in 1997 to the Osborn Residence in Rye, NY.
Quetita was known for her outgoing personality, and she had the rare ability to bring out the best in all who knew her. She had a genius for finding optimal views and defusing contentious situations; she always had the biggest smile and the brightest eyes.
Quetita is survived by daughter, Olga Weiss of Lenox, MA, and Mignon Peters of Rehoboth Beach, DE; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great- grand children. She was predeceased by her husband, George Glassman, in 1975, and by her three sisters, Anita Zwingman, Verona Hill and Olga Johnson; and her two brothers, Carl Ulke and Vincent Ulke.
Memorial notice: a celebration of Quetita's life will take place at the Osborn Chapel, 101 Theall Rd., Rye, NY, on Saturday April 11 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester, 95 South Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601.