Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Peter Anthony Rizzo, Jr., age 93, of Weston, FL. passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. A former resident of Sea Cliff and Glen Cove. A proud WWII veteran of the China-Burma- India campaign where he served as a communications specialist attached to the Flying Tigers, a volunteer group comprised of the Chinese and American Air Forces, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps/ Past Commander of American Legion Post 336, Glenwood Landing, from 1964-1966; 64-year member of the Plumbers Local 200; volunteer at St. Francis Hospital and retired Town of Oyster Bay plumbing inspector. He was preceded in death by his spouses, Rose Marie D’Alessio Rizzo and Marie Bencivenga Rizzo; his parents, Angelina and Peter Rizzo as well as six brothers and sisters. He is the beloved father of Roseann Staple and step-father of Charlene Bencivenga. Grandfather of Robyn (Kevin) Benson and Jason (Natalie) Staple. Great grandfather of Ryan Anthony Benson and Averi Rose Staple. Peter is also survived by his sister-in-law Helen D’Alessio of Glen Head, many nieces, nephews, God-children and close family friends, Janice and Steven Scifo. Mass of Christan burial will be Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Florida. Interment will take place at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, North Lauderdale, FL with Military Honors. Arrangements by T. M. Ralph Funeral Home 371 NW 136 Ave. Sunrise, FL 33325. 954-587-6888
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within
the town’s boundaries.
Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of
North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.
Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray.
The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at www.othgny.com, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.
— Submitted by Jerry Mazza