Doris Mabee Kautzman was born on March 16, 1930 in Goshen, NY, and passed away peacefully at Saratoga Hospital on Oct. 11, 2010. Her life was full and vibrant, with education and writing always playing important roles. She attended a one-room schoolhouse and went on to graduate from State Teachers College at New Paltz. Doris was an elementary school reading specialist on Long Island for 29 years. After retiring, she started a company to help children become interested in reading by writing and publishing their own books.
Virginia “Ginny” Reid DeRousse, wife of the late Kenneth DeRousse, died on Oct. 1, 2010 at Cold Spring Hills, Woodbury. She was born Sept. 1, 1918 to the late Arthur and Nina Reid of High Point, NC. She was the middle child of three daughters, all of whom preceded her in death.
Virginia’s education began in High Point North Carolina public schools. She went on to attend Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. After graduating from Bennett, her first job was teaching and she went on to become a principal.
Robert A. Martin
Robert A. Martin, 89, who grew up in Garden City and Amityville, died of cancer in Bend, OR, at an assisted living facility.
In the 1960s one of Robert Martin’s jobs as head of employment at Hughes Aircraft Company was compiling a team to build the first U.S. spacecraft to make a soft landing on the moon, Surveyor I.
George T. Hutchinson
George T. Hutchinson, born July 16, 1929 in Westbury, died July 31, 2010 at his son Thomas’ home in Bel Alton, MD. Mr. Hutchinson was the son of the late George and Mary(Dysko) Hutchinson of Westbury. He graduated from Westbury High School in 1947 and then enlisted in the Navy serving during the Korean War. In 1950 he married Beverly Wylie of Westbury. They settled in Syosset after Mr. Hutchinson’s discharge from the Navy in 1953 and had two children, Thomas and Kim.
Richard Saunders Mackney
Richard Saunders Mackney passed away on April 17, 2010 at his home in Fountain Hills, AZ, a victim of A.L.S. Beloved husband of Ilana. Cherished father to Keith and Lindsey. In addition to his wife and children, Richard is survived by his father Stanley of Westbury and siblings, Robert of Greenville, SC, Elizabeth of Rockport, MA, Mary Jo Granato of Huntington and David of Wilmington, NC. Richard’s mother Jo Saunders Mackney of Old Westbury died in 1996 of A.L.S.
Mark J. Thomas Sr.
N.Y.S. Racing Steward (Ret.)
Mark J. Thomas Sr. of Carle Place, originally from New Haven, CT, passed away on June 13, 2010. He was the son of Mary Carroll (Tipperary, IRL) and Mark Thomas Gagliardi; brother of Joseph and Thomas; equestrian polo pony trainer (Yale, New Haven, CT – circa 1930s), polo player, highly decorated WWII veteran (75th and 83rd Division) E.T.O. – England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Normandy, Battle of the Bulge; horse transportation pioneer, N.Y.S. Racing Inspector - New York State Racing Association (NYRA); and N.Y.S. Racing Steward - NYRA (Ret.). He was the most loved and respected father and friend of Mary Anne, Mark Jr., Regina, Frances, James, and Margaret. He was the beloved father-in-law and friend of Jimmy, Ed, and Tina. He was the gratefully blessed grandfather (pop-pop) of 36, with 14 great-grandchildren.
Rita A. Driscoll
Rita A. Driscoll, of Westbury, born May 2, 1935, passed away April 25, 2010. She was retired from NYS Taxation and Finance and was a 16-year member of the Carle Place School Board. Beloved mother of Robert (Ellen) and Susan Krynicki (Steven) of Ashburn, VA. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Meagan, Daniel, Alissa and Benjamin. Arrangements were made by the Weigand Bros. Funeral Home, Williston Park. Funeral Mass at St. Brigid’s RC Church. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rita’s memory to Old Westbury Gardens, PO Box 430, Old Westbury, NY 11568.
Anne P. Croce
Anne P. Croce, 84, passed away on April 22, 2010. Born in Staten Island, NY, on March 7, Anne Croce lived most of her life in the New York area. A resident of Roslyn for over 50 years, Mrs. Croce spent most of her adult life as a community activist who was deeply involved in philanthropic endeavors. If there was an event to be organized, a parade to be run, or a charity in need of fundraising, Anne Croce would be there leading the charge. She was personally involved with myriad organizations in the Roslyn area and throughout the Town of North Hempstead, including: the American Heart Association; Roslyn Little League; the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Program; the Village of East Hills; the Ronald McDonald House; St. Mary’s CYO and so many others.
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