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Obituary: Marian Linn Wright

Marian Linn Wright, 93, formerly of Port Washington, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Asbury Towers Retirement Community in Greencastle, IN where she had resided for the past five years.

She was born on June 24, 1919 in Craig, Nebraska to Dr. H.H. Linn (professor), and Dorothy Carlson Linn. She graduated from Barnard College in 1941 with a bachelors in history and Teachers College, Columbia University in 1942 with a masters in education. Mrs. Wright was a high school history teacher in Northport, New York and married her husband, Rev. Robert Roy Wright, the Pastor of the East Northport United Methodist Church in 1944.

Marian and her husband lived in both the New York and Connecticut areas, raising their family while Bob was the pastor at various United Methodist Churches. Marian was an enthusiastic pastor’s wife, teaching Sunday School, leading Bible Study, and holding positions in the “Women’s Society” of the churches.

The Wrights lived in Port Washington for over 40 years, and loved everything about “Port”. In addition to being active members of the United Methodist Church, they loved Port Washington Library, Galloway Beach and life on Reid Avenue. Marian cherished the “Reid Avenue Ladies” who held tea parties each week, and celebrated every birthday together. 

Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Rev. Robert Wright in 2002 and her oldest son, Robert Henry Wright in 1990.

Surviving are a son, David Wright and wife Nancy Lewandowski of St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Meryl Weight and husband Alec of Park City, UT; five grandchildren, Jennifer Wright Lenzi, Gabrielle Wright, Christopher Weight, Matthew Weight and Ryan Weight; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials in Marian’s name may be directed to Port Washington United Methodist Church or the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.Com


Gould A. ‘Stretch’ Ryder III, accomplished sailor, pilot, businessman, civic leader, and steward of the beautiful waterfront of Port Washington, passed away Oct. 24 at The Amsterdam at Harborside Hospice Center in Port Washington.

Stretch, as he was known to all, was well known as part of the crew on Ted Turner’s “Courageous” when it won the America’s Cup in 1977. Turner stayed in touch and visited Stretch last week.

Stretch’s life was marked by numerous personal contributions and accomplishments.

Parents concerned about classroom sizes spoke up at the Port Washington Board of Education meeting, as the board passed an approval of the larger sizes.

Parents spoke of class sizes at the district’s elementary being in the mid 20s, an amount they felt compromised the quality of their children’s education.

“The board of education changed our children’s education for the worse,” said one mother of larger average class sizes the board had approved last year. The comment drew clapping from the audience.


The Port Washington Soccer Club has presented Schreiber High School graduate and captain of the Port Washington Blue Knights, Cameron Boroumand, with the annual $1,000 Joe Cohen Scholarship.

The award, which has been presented annually for over 10 years, was established by the Port Washington Soccer Club to honor Joseph Cohen, a gifted athlete who attended college on a soccer scholarship. He went on to achieve outstanding success, first academically, and then in his professional life.  He gave his time fully and with great heart to innumerable charitable endeavors.

The tough and talented Port Washington volleyball team defeated Hicksville at an away game this past Friday in all three sets.

With strong returning players who also play on club teams year round, the Port Washington team plays with a certain level of chemistry. Megan Murphy and Kelly Nardone led the way with 12 assists and Mia Walker had six kills.


Schreiber Symphony Orchestra - November 6

Port Summer Show - November 6

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