Frances Parsons Wunder passed away peacefully on April 20, 2012 at the age of 98. She was predeceased in 1999 by George William Wunder, her beloved husband of 60 years.
Fran was born in Salt Lake City, UT, and was an independent woman from the start. She attended Stanford University before returning home to assist her family during the Great Depression and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Utah in 1935.
Taimi Hosch of Riverhead and longtime resident of Port Washington, passed away on April 17, 2012 of Alzheimer’s at the Riverhead Care Center. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Kenneth Hosch. Loving mother of Karl Hosch and Beverley Ieda. Burial at the Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton.
On Sunday, April 1, 2012, Edmund Lloyd Epstein, Ph.D., who was a leading James Joyce scholar and publisher of Lord of the Flies, and a longtime resident of Port Washington, passed away from complications of multiple myeloma in hospice in Melville. He was 80 years old.
After obtaining a B.A. at Queens College and M.A. at Yale University, Epstein began his teaching career at the University of Buffalo, during which time he founded the James Joyce Review, which was the first scholarly and critical journal devoted entirely to James Joyce. This was later merged with the James Joyce Quarterly.
Mrs. Huminski was preceded in death by her husband, Romuald Huminski. Survivors include twin sons, Robert Huminski and wife Jo Ann of Haworth, NJ, Richard Huminski and wife Deana of Oyster Bay, NY, and two grandchildren, Brooke and Austin Huminski.
After graduating from Brooklyn College, he began his career as a CPA. After 25 years with the firm of Stafford and Margulis, CPA, he practiced privately until he retired to Somers.
Ann Mary Jennings, wife of Craig Jennings, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn at the age of 71. Ms. Jennings was born in 1941, first married in 1956, and produced two daughters, Glynis and Dawn Gordon-Wylie, both of whom flew in from the West Coast last week with Craig’s son Chad, during her final illness.
Juliet Halpern, who called Port Washington her home for 55 years, passed away on March 24, 2012. Daughter of Samuel and Mina Regensberg, Juliet grew up in Philadelphia and Chicago. Later she moved to New York where she lived and raised her family.
She was the beloved wife of Richard and loving mother to her daughters Mara Halpern and Shari Basom (David). Her family also include six grandsons, Jonas Basom (Susan), Julian Halpern (Nicole), Ezra Basom, Ariel Basom (Carina), Jesse Halpern (Yu Kyung) and Noah Halpern McManus (Anabell). There are four great-grandchildren, Eli, Max, Luke and Grace Basom.
Robert C. Hoar, 92, of Port Washington, died March 29, 2012. Born in Norwood, MA, in 1919 to Walter and Dorothy Hoar, he graduated from Millis High School, and served with the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Pacific during WWII. He was associated with Browne and Sharpe, a Rhode Island based machine tool manufacturer, for his entire career. He was an active member of the Little Neck Bay Power Squadron for more than 50 years and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Ethel Mahoney Hoar, and his sister, Joanne Andrews, as well as his children, Kathleen and William Finnerty, William and Phyllis Hoar, Pamela Hoar, and daughter-in-law Gail Kennedy Hoar. He was predeceased by his son James Hoar, sisters, Shirley Hoar and Patricia Spirito and brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Margaret, Thomas and Catherine and George Mahoney. He is also survived by grandchildren, Karen, Meaghan, Michael and Thomas Finnerty, Robert, Margaret and Catherine Hoar and Patrick, Brian, and Melissa Kennedy, and his nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral arrangements were handled by Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 2 at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. The interment followed at Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Donations in Bob’s memory may be sent to the Port Washington Fire Department, Fire Medic Company #1 or to the Disabled War Veterans.
Evelyn MacPherson, age 91, died March 18, 2012 at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Southern Pines, NC. A memorial service will be held this summer in Pinehurst and will be announced when plans have been finalized.
She was a resident of Pinehurst, NC, and a member of the Pinehurst Country Club for 25 years. Before moving to North Carolina, she lived in Port Washington for the previous 35 years. She was married to Walter MacPherson for 55 years until he died in 1995.
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