Elsie Cantino, 96, of Port Washington, passed away on Aug. 6, 2011. Elsie was born on Dec. 20, 1914. Elsie was a lifelong resident of Port Washington where she owned Gildo’s Restaurant with her husband Eugene “Rico” Cantino. Elsie was also a long time employee of the Port Washington Tennis Academy, working in the pro shop for over 20 years. She was predeceased by her husband Rico Cantino and son Ronald Cantino. She is survived by her daughter Doris (Edward) Haragsim, daughter-in-law Anne Cantino, her grandchildren, Laura (Kurt), Edward Jr. (Linda), Eugene, Kenyon, Katherine, Emily (C.T.), and great-grandchildren, William, Andrew, Luke, Jack, Grace, Lauren and Olivia. A private service was held with her immediate family, with her burial at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
Daniel J Pergola, born in Long Island City on April, 1922, passed away suddenly on Aug. 15, 2011 in Waymart, PA. Survived by his daughter, Lillian Patrk Heckinger, five loving granddaughters (Patty Bellon, Gail Anthony, Cathi Hewston, Debbie Vinyard and Susan Hall), 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, including Vincent (Carrie), Joseph (Adele) and Tony (Ginnie) Pergola. Danny was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret, and son, Emil Peter Patrk.
Dorothy Madeline Desborough, 97 of Llano, TX, formerly of Port Washington, passed away Aug. 18, 2011. She was born Jan. 14, 1914 in Brooklyn. Dorothy married Herbert Milton Desborough in New York in 1938. He preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded in death by her son and brother. Mrs. Desborough was a bookkeeper for the Town of North Hempstead before moving to Llano in 2000 to be with family. She enjoyed cruising and traveling the world. Survivors include, daughter, Doreen Desborough and husband Robert Schacht of Llano, TX, and sister, Elizabeth Oexner of Llano.
Mary was born on Long Island in 1934 to Irish immigrant parents Martin Powers (County Wexford, Ireland) and Ellen (Nellie) Regan Powers (County Mayo, Ireland) and was the eldest daughter of 10 children.
John Herman Loret (Nov. 8, 1928–Aug. 12, 2011) lived a life of adventure, scientific exploration, and continuous curiosity. Throughout his life he loved learning and making it exciting for his innumerable students.
His love of science began early. He falsified his birth date in order to enlist in the Coast Guard where he served for three years, ending in 1949. While on Arctic duty, his ship achieved “farthest north” and then was trapped in the ice for an extended period. During this experience the ship circumnavigated Baffin Island- the first time that had been done.
Dominick Badolato, age 81, of Port Washington, died on Aug. 5, 2011. Dominick was predeceased by his wife Margaret and his son John. He is survived by his children, Michael, Stephen (Dina), Dominick (Antonia), Patrick (Anne) and Robert (Lisa); 11 grandchildren; his brother Frank; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were handled by Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 9 at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn.
Ernest Jenkins, 96, a resident of the Willow Valley Retirement Communities, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Arbor View at Willow Valley.
He was the husband of the late Ivy E. Eadie Jenkins who died in 2006. Born in Port Washington, NY he was the son of the late Frank A., Sr. and Madeline D’Agostino Jenkins.
Matthew W. Scott, age 80, passed away on July 13, 2011. He fought a challenging battle against an aggressive cancer known as multiple myeloma. He passed away at home while receiving hospice care.
Born in Manhattan on Oct. 20, 1930 and raised in Queens, Matt was a hardworking, spirited man throughout his life. He first worked as a pressman for the New York Journal American, where he met his wife of 60 years, Dolores Reilly. When that newspaper closed in 1966, Matt became a pressman for The New York Times. Matt served for 12 years as a member in the New York National Guard during this time in his life as well.
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