Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00
Herbert H. Beardsley passed away at home on Jan. 26 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease after a full, happy and blessed life. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Carolyn, and children Nancy (Thomas) Lyon of North Babylon, NY, Ruth (Thomas) Beardsley Sansone of Bethany, CT, James (Karen) Beardsley of Chevy Chase, MD and Susan (Marcell) Easter of Charleston, SC, and grandchildren Victoria and Michael Lyon, Alexandra and Nicholas Beardsley, and Maxwell and George Easter.
He was born on July 14, 1929 and grew up in Flushing, Queens, son of Wilhelmina (“Minnie”) and Herbert H. Beardsley. He graduated from Columbia University and Philadelphia Divinity School. He spent his entire professional life as an Episcopal priest. He began his career as the curate of the Church of the Advent in Westbury, becoming the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Gulph Mills, PA and returning to Advent as rector in 1965, where he served for the next 30 years.
Upon his retirement, he and Carolyn moved to eastern Long Island, where he was an interim rector and supply priest to several parishes in Suffolk County for many years. He was actively engaged and well known in his communities as a member of or serving in volunteer capacities for numerous organizations. More significantly, he will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who was loved and respected by all.
Services held at Church of the Redeemer, 13225 Sound Ave., Mattituck, NY. In lieu of flowers, anyone inclined to make a memorial donation is asked to give to Church of the Redeemer at the above address, or to East End Hospice, www.eeh.org.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
After a year of filling the role as an interim, Mary Lagnado was appointed permanent superintendent of the Westbury Board of Education effective July 1, 2013.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
Everyone wants to know that their neighborhood is safe. But an omnipresent police force is impossible and extensive home security can be expensive. So the watchful eye of a neighbor can come in handy.
Now in its second year, the Westbury Neighborhood Watch is a small group of residents who stick to the phrase “see something, say something.” Director Jacquelyn McCullough says that the group, comprised mostly of seniors, keeps an eye out for suspicious behavior and looks out for their neighbors. She encourages them to report any odd behavior to her, so she can relay it to the appropriate authorities.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Deidree Golbourne has been running track and field all four years she has been at Westbury High School. Her passion for the sport comes from knowing that “you can put your all into it. It’s not a team sport where you have to depend on other people. You get out as much as you put into it.”
Golbourne is also seeded fourth in the state for discus throwing. She says that when she initially picked up discus her freshman year, she wasn’t a fan.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
The U.S. Tennis Association Eastern Long Island Region recently honored Westbury resident Susan Alvy at a celebratory dinner, presenting her with the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award for her longtime commitment to tennis. The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury hosted the 23rd annual awards dinner, which honors tennis champions from Nassau and Suffolk County.