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Obituary: Richard Grey

Born May 4, 1920 to Maurice and Estelle Grey, Richard Edman Grey died peacefully on July 20 at his residence in Miami. Richard grew up in Woodmere, NY and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. While serving in the army during WWII, he married the love of his life, Ruth, his wife for the past 68 years.

Richard and Ruth lived in Westbury, NY for 59 years and in Miami for four years. He enjoyed a long and successful career in sales working for Luxor Lighting, DuroTest, and Westron.

Richard is survived by his wife, Ruth, his sister Marjorie Balick, children Susan Wagner (Tom), Robert (Susan), Betsy (Joel), and Martin (Amy).

He is also survived by nine wonderful grandchildren Becky (Jon), Abby (Jon), Dan, Lisa (Vivek), Laura (Robert), Josh, Leah, Hillary, and Michael, and four great-grandchildren. The family offers sincerest gratitude to all who helped with Richard’s care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or to the Community Reform Temple, 712 The Plain Road, Westbury, NY 11590. Funeral services were held on Sunday July 22 at Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapel in Miami, Florida.

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

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.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


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