Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00
Jean Carter Stuhlbarg was born and raised in Fayetteville, TN, the second of three children. After graduating from business school in Nashville she went to work as a claims adjuster for Wilson Freight, a trucking company, later starting her long career as a bookkeeper. It was in Nashville that she met her future husband, Bill, in 1961 and after a two year courtship they married in October of 1963.
Bill’s business brought them to New York and in 1968 they moved to Port Washington where they started their family. Mark was born in 1969 and Carol was born in 1973. Both children attended the Port Washington Schools where Jean was often a class mother and both are Paul D. Schreiber alumni. It was during these years that Jean worked from home for Publisher’s Clearinghouse as many mothers of that era did.
When it came time to go back to work outside the home Jean was hired on every first interview she had; working first for Levine & Chait in Manhasset and then at Landau & CO, CPA’S in Woodbury where she worked until her (first) retirement in 2002.
In the fall of 2002 the Stuhlbargs moved into the house they built on a beautiful lake in Sheffield, MA. Once Jean had decorated, upholstered, gardened and birdhoused she came out of retirement to work for Berkshire Bookkeeping where she stayed on until last year. As busy as those years were Jean always found time to sew, make stained glass, birdwatch, cook and garden.
In the first few minutes of the last day of the last year of the decade Jean died peacefully and with dignity at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.
She leaves Bill, her much loved husband of 46 years. She is also survived by her dear son Mark and his wife Heidi of Boulder, CO; her loving daughter, Carol and her companion Tim Scapin of Mill River, MA; and her adored and adoring granddaughter Avery Stuhlbarg, also of Colorado. One brother remains in Tennessee.
Services were private but friends may send notes of condolence to William F. Stuhlbarg, P.O. Box 416 Sheffield, MA 01257. Contributions may be made in Jean’s name to Hospice Care of the Berkshires, Inc., or the charity of your choice.
In the 30 plus years that Jean and Sherry Klein were friends she never lost her temper, her sense of humor or her deep southern drawl. Rest in peace, dear Jean. “May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
Joan Hutchinson’s Five J’s Jewelers will be closing its doors after 34 years in town. Currently at 155 Main Street (located in Mini Mall Shops), Five J’s has been located in different spots around Port such as the Soundview shopping center and four different Main Street locations. Five J’s has lost its lease, but will be here through the end of August. The store will be liquidating inventory of jewelry. Hutchinson’s newest venture will include a web-based business from her home, where she will continue to provide her customers with quality merchandise at wholesale prices. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-567-4142.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Baz Luhrmann, the internationally acclaimed writer, producer and director of the new 3-D adaptation of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, captivated the invitation-only audience at the Long Island premier of the film last Wednesday night at Soundview Cinemas.
“It’s touching for me to be here in Port Washington,” said Luhrmann, a native Australian. “I grew up in a small town where my father had a cinema for a short time. It’s like inviting people into your lounge room to sit in the dark and experience something together.” Luhrmann took notice of all the care that went into refurbishing the Soundview Theater, telling the guests that there really is so much buzz out there about the reopening.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The fact that Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) is celebrating its 50th year of working with area boys and girls is quite an accomplishment. Ron Henderson, its executive director for the past 20 years, also has a long history with PYA’s Lions Field that extends all the way back to 1958.
“I played in the first games ever held at the field back then when it was the Port Washington Little League,” said Henderson. “That was before the field was renovated.” The renovation, which began in 1999 and forced the PYA to relocate for two years from its Glen Lane site, now features four Little League fields and one major league field, all on pesticide-free, natural grass. During the fall, the fields are converted for lacrosse and football programs.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
This is the season of anticipation. Boats are being prepared for launch, yacht clubs are going into commission all up and down Long Island Sound, and the weather is absolutely beautiful. The beginning of an active boating season on Manhasset Bay and LI Sound is just weeks away. Before the season begins, it might be a good idea to think about boat safety. Whether you are a skipper or crew, racing or out for a nice leisurely afternoon, be it sail or motor, safety should be your first priority.
An online sailing newsletter, Sail-World.com recently published some good information on this very topic. It is from the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. This is what Foundation suggests: It takes just six minutes to brief your new guests on board your boat for a day of sailing and it could save a life and/or your boat. Below is a six-minute briefing that all of us should practice to make sure the sail is fun and relaxed and safe.