Eva Gach, a resident of Glen Cove and Roslyn, passed away on Aug. 13, 2010 at age 94. Her fortitude, strength and elegance were assets in a remarkable life and were recognized by all who knew her. Born in Budapest, Hungary, she endured the hardships of WWII and lived in Beirut, Lebanon before emigrating to the USA in 1952. She was an accomplished equestrian in her youth; she spoke five languages and was a regionally recognized bridge player. She was a major influence in her husband’s successful art career; they had been married for 57 years and lived in Roslyn Heights. She is survived by daughter Susie Peelle; son Peter; grandchildren, Michael, Beau, Christopher and Evan Peelle, Drew and Eve Xanthopoulos; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughter Eva Xanthopoulos and husband George Gach. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Bryant Ave., Roslyn on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. Interment private.
Bertha M. Gillen
Bertha M. Gillen, of Gainesville, FL, formerly of Glen Head, died on Aug. 13, 2010. Wife of the late Roderick J. Mother of Christine Gillen-Ventura and the late Judith Susan Gillen. Grandmother of Melissa Cepeda, Peter M. Ventura and the late Michael G. Ventura and great-grandmother of Nicolas Giannola, Rafael and Michael Cepeda. Sister of Frances. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s RC Church, Roslyn. Contributions may be made to Hospice Care Network, 99 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797.
Haywood T. Hammond Sr.
Haywood T. Hammond Sr. died on Aug. 10, 2010. Husband of the late Malvina. Father of Haywood Thomas Hammond Jr. and Gail Masters. Grandfather of Tia Masters-Bryant. Brother of Catherine Willett, Joseph and Milton. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Thelma, Pearl and Catherine Hammond and a host of nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral service at the funeral home. Interment private.
Elizabeth Gere Byrnes
Elizabeth (Ibbie) Gere Byrnes, of Scituate, MA, and formerly of Glen Cove, died on July 30, 2010 at the Life Care Center at the age of 101. She was born in Syracuse and lived in Glen Cove for nearly 50 years before moving to Scituate three years ago to be close to her family.
Katia Bassanini- Curiano of Manhattan and Porza, Switzerland, died on July 20, 2010. She is survived by husband Thomas Curiano of Manhattan (formerly of Glen Cove). Also survived by Robert and Rose Marie Curiano of Glen Cove; her parents, Eros and Erica Bassanini of Comano, Switzerland; brother Alessandro and wife Marion of Agnuzzo, Switzerland; and Thomas’ sisters, Marjorie and Patricia; and brother Robert.
Mrs. Bassanini-Curiano was a highly accomplished visual and performance artist. She received her diploma in visual art from ESAV, Geneva in 1996. Recent solo exhibitions included “Performa 09” at Forever and Today Gallery, Manhattan, Centro d’arte la Rada, Locarno Switzerland (2009), and Aktuelle Kunst, Luzern in 2006. Group shows included Kunstahalle Vienna, Austria (2009), Musee Rath in Geneva, Switzerland (2008), and The Sculpture Center in Long Island City in 2007. She was awarded the International Videoart prize at San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy in 2004. Her work continues to be represented by Mitterand-Sanz Gallery of Zurich, Switzerland. Funeral services were held in Lugano, Switzerland and she rests at Morcote Cimitero, in Morcote, Switzerland.
Barbara LaSalle (nee Pograniczny), of Glen Cove, died on Aug. 6, 2010 after a brief illness. Wife of the late Leo. Mother of the late Marc. Daughter of the late John and Anna Pograniczny. Sister of Geraldine Pograniczny Laurin. Sister-in-law of Gerald Laurin. Also survived by Uncle Edmond Zaikowski and cousins, Michael and Marianne Pogran, Anthony and Loraine Pogran, Richard and Karen Timko. The family will receive friends Thursday at the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, 220 Glen St., Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Hyacinth. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Virginia “Ginny” Schmitz, lifelong resident of Glen Cove, died on Aug. 8, 2010 at age 82. Wife of the late Anthony. Mother of Clifford (Susan) and the late Gary. Sister of Diane Bunce, the late John Grella, Millie Martino and Nancy Branch. Grandmother of Melanie and Michael. Visiting was at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Interment Bayville Cemetery.
Ralph A. Rotegliano
Ralph A. Rotegliano, of Glen Head, died on Aug. 7, 2010. Husband of Midge (nee Wierzbicki). Father of Lynda Lipani (Anthony). Grandfather of Anthony Lipani, Elizabeth Margiotta and Robin D’Antioni and great- grandfather of Anthony, Linda, Miranda, Isabella and Santino. He is also survived by his first wife Shirley. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Hyacinth RC Church. Contributions may be made to Hospice of New York, 45-18 Court Square, Suite 500, Long Island City, NY 11101.
John L. Ober
John L. Ober, of Pt. Lookout and Greenvale, died on Aug. 5, 2010. He was an alumni of Notre Dame University and N.Y. University. Son of Wilhelmina and the late Leonard. Brother of Rosemarie (Phil) Cody, Leonard, Irma (Werner) Huber and Wilma Diez. Also survived by eight nieces and nephews, 13 great-nieces and nephews, one great-great-niece and one great-great-nephew. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s RC Church, Roslyn Harbor. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Ln., Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752
Samuel Nadle, of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Glen Cove, Sea Cliff and Somers, NY, died on Aug. 4, 2010. Loving husband of Jeannette, Adoring father of Lucette (Barry) and Alan (Stacey) and proud grandfather of Adam and Joshua Kran and Alison and David Nadle. Brother of Julius (Bea). Funeral service was held on Aug. 6 at Sinai Memorial Chapels, Delray Beach FL (561-865-1747). In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the South Palm Beach Chapter of the National Parkinson’s Foundation, PO Box 880145, Boca Raton, FL 33488.
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