Known as the ultimate caregiver, Mr. Harnett shepherded the care of thousands of Long Islanders in his role as president/CEO of Family & Children’s Association, a human care agency serving Long Island’s neediest population. Mr. Harnett passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2010.
In addition to his role at Family & Children’s, Mr. Harnett served as advisor to The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, member (formerly, Secretary of the Board and member of the Executive Committee); The Kimmel Housing Development Foundation, Inc., member, Board of Directors; Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center, Chair, Board of Directors; New York State Association of Family Service Agencies, Vice President and Chair of the Advocacy Committee; New York State Health Foundation, Special Opportunity Grants, Peer Review Committee; United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Consultant, Management Training; The United Way of Long Island, Vice President, Agency Executives Council; Anna and Philip Kimmel Foundation, Advisor and Community Advocates, Board member.
Eleanor T. Marshall died Dec. 26, 2009. She was 94. Mrs. Marshall was born in Brattleboro, VT. She was a daughter of Ernest H. and Eva L. (Ellis) Tudor.
She graduated from Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls, MA, and from Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA. After her graduation from college, she was employed by the New England Power Service Company in Boston, MA, until her marriage to Ernest D. Marshall of Garden City, New York, in 1974.
Mary Colbeth Korff, 89, died peacefully on Nov. 29, 2009 at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington, VA. She was born and raised in Buzzards Bay, MA, daughter of Captain Harold L. Colbeth and Myna Pearl Proctor Colbeth, both descended from long lines of seafaring folk from Machiaport, ME. She was the youngest of three children and predeceased by her brother Harold L. Colbeth Jr. of Delmar NY and Ruth Colbeth Studley of Falmouth MA.
Franklin R. Liebert, former mayor and longtime resident of Garden City, died in Williston Park on Sept. 14, 2009 at the age of 80. He was born in Astoria, Queens, attended Brooklyn Tech High School and graduated from Purdue University with an electrical engineering degree in 1951. After college he worked for Sperry Gyroscope/Rand for over 40 years on aerospace and defense radar systems.
At 92, Marion “Tess” Teslik was an independent, quick-witted, working woman with a flair for fashion.
Growing up in Jamaica, Queens, Ms. Teslik attended finishing school after her high school days and later enrolled at Fordham University.
She attended three years of college before meeting her husband, Alexander, Jr., while on a train traveling between New York and Connecticut. They later married and Ms. Teslik, an only child, went on to have three children, Alexander, Steven and Melanie.
Robert William Donohue, formerly of Garden City and Long Beach, died on April 11, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Joan. Devoted father of Alison. Cherished grandfather of Taylor and Robert. Dear brother of Elinor and Kathleen. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Floral Park. Funeral Mass at St. Anne’s RC Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude’s Foundation.
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