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Obituary: Dorothy Stanton Outlaw

Dorothy Stanton Outlaw died on May 15 at age 94. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dorothy worked as an overseas telephone operator during World War II. She moved to Floral Park with her husband, John Marshall Outlaw, in 1952. Mother to three children, Dorothy loved reading books, was active as a Cub Scout Den mother and later in life became an accomplished oil painter. Sometime after her husband’s death in 2003, she moved to Garden City, where she much enjoyed gathering with friends at Lord & Taylor for lunch. She was also a big fan of Sweeney’s Uptown Grill, Minado’s Japanese Seafood Buffet in Carle Place and the Jolly Fisherman in Roslyn.

Dorothy was 100 percent Irish and took special pride in her cousins who were New York City Police and fire department members. Her son Wade Outlaw died in 2007. She is survived by her daughter Keddy Ann Outlaw-Johnson, son-in-law Tom Johnson and son Christopher Outlaw, daughter-in-law Judy Outlaw, as well as grandchildren Chris Lee Outlaw, Kate Outlaw, Cody Outlaw and Jesse Outlaw. Dorothy loved to socialize and had many friends at Cherry Valley Apartments in Garden City. She spent the last year of her life in Fredonia, NY, under the care of her family and many kind members of the local hospice team. A memorial mass will be held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Garden City on June 8,. Donations in her memory may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

News

Nassau County Police recently arrested former 44-year-old Democratic County Legislator David L. Mejias, of Farmingdale, over allegations he stole a Louis Vuitton purse from the apartment of a 35-year-old Garden City resident.

According to police, on Nov. 13, Mejias entered the female victim’s apartment on Mitchell Field Way and removed the pocketbook from the countertop. Mejias then demanded to know the location of a bangle bracelet that was kept in the bedroom, police said. He then pushed past the victim and removed the bracelet while refusing to leave. The victim then called 911 and summoned the police.

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.”


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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