Norma Ruth Cohen (nee Boiles) of Port Washington, loving wife of Harvey Cohen for 62 years, died peacefully with her family near on Feb. 19, 2010 following a battle with esophageal cancer. She was an amazing mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her children: Doug and his partner, Jenifer; Beth and her partner, Dwight; Barry and his wife, Kathy; and her grandchildren, Kyle, Emily, Benjamin, Danny, Teddy and Katie Mae; and her sister Betty and niece, Lynn.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ohio University and Smith School of Social Work, she worked professionally as a clinical social worker for many decades. Norma was a fierce advocate for social justice on the national, state and local levels. She was a founder of the Nassau County chapter of The Interfaith Alliance as well as a member of its national board and was on the board of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and the Hempstead Community Outreach program, among her many other endeavors.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset. Donations in her memory may be made to The Interfaith Alliance, 1212 New York Ave., NW, Suite 1250, Washington, D.C. 20005.
Ruth White, a former Port Washington resident, passed away on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2010, in Boca Raton, FL. She was 83 years old.
Daughter of the late John and Sadie Corrigan, Ruth was born on Nov. 28, 1926. In 1947 she married Donald J. White and together they lived on Kirkwood Rd. in the village of Manorhaven in Port Washington for over 50 years, before relocating to Florida in 2001. In addition to her husband Donald, she is survived by her son Warren White and his wife Denise and grandchild Troy of Jefferson Valley, NY, and son Wayne White and his wife Angie and granddaughter Stephanie of Mahopac, NY; as well as twin brother Jack Corrigan and sister-in-law Lucy of Massapequa; and many nieces and nephews.
A wake was held on Feb. 19 Boca Raton, FL, and services will be held in New York at a later date. She will be sadly missed.
George W. Humphreys, of Conesville, NY, formerly of Port Washington, died on Feb. 11, 2010. He was a former member of both the Conesville and Port Washington Fire Departments. Beloved husband of the late Gloria Humphreys. Loving father of Mark and Dana and the late Lynn Ann Motta (Dr. Robert) and the late Geordi Humphreys. Cherished grandfather of Nicole Piurek (William), Lauren and Allison. Fond brother of Muriel Foster (Don) and Mary Bishchof. Arrangements were made by the A.L. Jacobson Funeral Home, Huntington Station. Religious service at the funeral home. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. www.JacobsonFuneral.com.
On Jan. 28 2010, Alex Eliassof, an original founding member of A & D Offset Printers, Ltd., which opened in the early ‘80s, passed away. Coincidentally, it was on his 89th birthday. Alex was a very well-known, liked and respected man. He will be missed very dearly by family and friends and will forever remain in their hearts and minds. Alex was also a member of many clubs and organizations.
Alex was a WWII veteran in the United States Navy.
Alex is survived by his wife Nina (Sarah) Eliassof; his son Mark Eliassof; grandson Adam Eliassof; and granddaughter Tara Eliassoff.
James J. Harnett, Family & Children’s Association CEO, Dies at 63
Known as the ultimate caregiver, Mr. Harnett shepherded the care of thousands of Long Islanders in his role as president/CEO of Family & Children’s Association, a human care agency serving Long Island’s neediest population. Mr. Harnett passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2010.
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