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Obituary: Dorothy B. Fisher

Dorothy B. Fisher, 90, died May 19, a resident of Peconic Landing in Greenport.

Mrs. Fisher was born in 1922. After graduating from Ohio’s Oberlin College in 1944 with a major in physics, she accepted a position at Bell Telephone Labs in Manhattan, where she worked from 1945-1948, and volunteered at the United Nations from 1948-1952. The only female in the class, she met her husband David during a summer physics course at the University of Chicago. They were married in 1946.

The Oberlin alum was a Garden City resident for 50 years. During this time she was a volunteer in the adult literacy program at the Nassau County Jail for 10 years, teaching inmates how to read. She was a member of the Garden City branch of AAUW, and she collected Christmas gifts for the Children’s Center at the Bedford Hills Correctonal Institute. She was a member of the Garden City Community Church from 1952 to 2002 where she was an active member.

Her hobbies included bridge, board games, puzzles, making strawberry jam, and spending time at her summer houses in East Marion and in the Adirondacks.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by her husband, David, her children, Douglas (wife Cheryl) and Diane (husband Ward), her step-grandchildren, Brian and Ashley, her nieces, Margaret (husband Edmund) and Carol, her nephew, Donald, her grand-nephew, Gabe and her grand-niece, Lara. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Elizabeth.

A memorial service of remembrance and celebration for Dorothy’s life was held on May 25 at the Orient Congregational Church. She gave her body to the body donation program at Stony Brook University’s Department of Anatomical Science for use in research. Burial will be private and will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Dorothy Fisher’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.

News

Small businessman finds big success

Anthony DePalma has been manager at Covert Avenue’s Raindew Family Center and Pharmacy for 13 years. Last month, at the 30th Annual Small Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club, DePalma got his much deserved recognition when he was awarded the day’s top honor by the Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce, whose members hail from Stewart Manor and Floral Park.  

“My initial reaction was ‘wow that’s very nice,’ I didn’t realize that it was going to be such a beautiful extravaganza,” said DePalma on winning the award. “They did it very, very well. They had a breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club and everything was done beautifully. It was just done very, very nicely. Very proud.”

School board shows off improvements at Stratford

This month’s Garden City Board of Education meeting saw a boost in attendance, and not just from district residents. This was the first board meeting to be held at Stratford School, so teachers and students there stopped by to show off the best it has to offer.

Leading the pack was school principal Eileen Vota, who gave the board a tour of the school before the meeting got underway. Along the way, highlights of the capital improvement project were pointed out, all a result of the 2009 School Investment Bond and Energy Performance Contract.


Sports

Winter Swim Lesson Registration Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 6. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $80. These classes are open to residents of the Incorporate Village of Garden City.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.


Calendar

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, December 1

AARP Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, December 2

Here Comes Brother Sun

Friday, December 5



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