Abe R. Druss (Aug. 14, 1906-June 18, 2010), going on 104 years old, passed away among family and friends at his home in Roslyn Heights (since 1952). Throughout his 103 years, Abe Druss earned the love and respect of all those he touched. Born in Brooklyn, he graduated from Erasmus Hall High School when he was 15. Abe attended Columbia College, graduating in 1928, where he was on the wrestling team and was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu. After Columbia, Abe worked on Wall Street. He was on the floor when the market crashed in 1929. Abe was an adventurer. In 1933 he left his job on Wall Street and took a solo trip around the world, including a climb to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite, clad only in moccasins and shorts.
The staff of Anton Community Newspapers has lost a good friend and faithful co-worker. Carol Pytel, traffic manager for our art department for many years, passed away on July 15 after her remarkably brave battle with cancer.
Frank Papa, age 86, passed away in Tucson, AZ, on July 7, 2010. He was born in Manhattan, the son of Anthony and Concetta Papa. He spent most of his life with his late wife Bess Papa in their home in Roslyn Harbor. He was the proprietor of Sav-on Auto Accessories in Flushing. He was a member of the Sons of Italy and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Roslyn Harbor. He was a veteran of World War II serving in both Europe and the Pacific. He took great pride in maintaining his beautiful gardens. He is survived by his current wife, Mary Blakely Papa, his son, Stephen Francis Papa, his daughter, Debbie Papa O’Donnell, his grandson, Drew Francis Papa, his daughter-in-law, Josie Winter Papa, his son-in-law, Daniel O’Donnell, his sister Mimi Califano, his brother, Jimmy Papa and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Roslyn Harbor on July 14. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s name may be made to the American Heart Association at (www.americanheart.org).
Selma Bakst Silverman died at age 83 on June 19, 2010. She was a most beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She brought beauty into the world and shared it with those
Helen (Moskal) Stasky, of Roslyn Harbor and North Palm Beach, died on June 16, 2010 at home surrounded by her family. Devoted and “Best” mother (mother in-law) to Cheryl (Victor) Mora of Roslyn Harbor, Chuck (Jane) of Throgs Neck and Chad of Hong Kong. Survived by her mother, Helen Moskal of Glen Cove and Vero Beach, and sister Joan Wansor of Glen Cove. Cherished aunt of Tucker and Wendy.
One of the most remarkable figures in the history of East Hills politics has passed away.
Judge Arthur Goldberg, who served an amazing 38 years as Justice of the Village of East Hills, died on Friday, April 9.
Born in 1925, Brown was the daughter of William Z. and Dora M. Spiegelman, and was raised in Brooklyn. She taught in the New York City public schools for ten years. She was married to Leon Brown, an attorney.
Beatrice Nasaw, a longtime Roslyn resident, died on January 17 in Glen Cove Hospital at the age of 92. “Bea,” as she was called, was known to generations of school children in Roslyn where she taught fifth and sixth grades for over a quarter of a century.
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.
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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