Arthur H. Schierhorst, of Glenwood Landing, died at Glen Cove Hospital on June 18, 2009 after a long illness. Husband of Margaret (Taylor) Schierhorst. Father of Merry-Dale Schierhorst, Brenda Papile, Beth Downing, Dan Schierhorst and Jo-Anne Dobkin. Grandfather of nine. Also survived by his sister Ada Domagla and sister-in-law Flora Schierhorst and many nieces and nephews.
He was born in Sea Cliff on Dec. 15, 1927. Arthur served in the US Army in Germany as assistant to the chaplain of his post. He worked and retired from LILCO, Keyspan, New Business Department. He also worked and retired as electrical inspector for the NY Board of Electrical Underwriters.
Arthur was a long-time member of Glenwood Presbyterian Church, where as young man, he taught Sunday School and organized a youth group. Arthur enjoyed gardening, swimming and playing and teaching chess.
A memorial service for Arthur was held on June 25 at Glenwood Presbyterian Church by Rev. Kathy Nealand.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Glenwood Presbyterian Church, PO Box 17, 71 Grove St., Glenwood Landing, NY 11547.
Anastasia Vafiadis, of Jamaica and Glen Cove, died on July 13, 2009. Wife of the late George. Mother of Marie (John) Rummo. Grandmother of Valerie (Ralph) Caio. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral service Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection, 1400 Cedar Swamp Rd., Brookville. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens.
Oldrich Holubar, age 79, died on July 3 after a long battle with cardiac complications. Having lived for 40 years in Glen Cove and a lifelong career in advertising design, he and his wife moved to Alexandria, Virginia upon their retirement five years ago. One of his greatest personal accomplishments was being one of the designers of the Czech Chapel in the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. He continued his interest in the arts and his paintings were accepted into many juried competitions. Beloved husband of Margarete, with whom he recently celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary, he is survived by five children; daughter, Barbara Berry of North Carolina, sons, Martin of Georgia, Robert and John of Virginia and Matthew of New York, six grandchildren and many devoted friends. A Funeral Mass is to be held at noon on Friday, July 17 at St. Patrick’s Church in Glen Cove. In lieu of flowers Oldrich would have preferred that everyone perform a random act of kindness.
Robert K. Schwarz, of Glenwood Landing, died on July 6, 2009. Husband of Stephanie (nee Sondovitz) Schwarz. Father of Amanda Joy Schwarz (Mark) Rosenzweig, George Robert Schwarz and Ginger Kerry Schwarz. Son of George and Randi Schwarz. Brother of Carolyn (Dennis) Ferraioli. Visiting Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Glen Head. Interment V.A. National Cemetery, Calverton.
James A. Molloy Jr., of Glen Head, died on July 4, 2009. Father of Elizabeth (Kenneth) Anderson. Grandfather of Even and Alex Anderson. Brother of Mary Adelaide Martone. Uncle of Catherine Martone and Lawrence Martone. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Boniface Martyr Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the St. Boniface Outreach, Sea Cliff, NY.
Catherine Caldari, formerly of Deer Park, died on July 3, 2009. Wife of the late Jerry Caldari. She is survived by her daughter Ann Russo and her husband Frank and her son Jerry Caldari and his wife Laura. She was predeceased by her daughter Palma Sabbatino. Grandmother of Stephan Russo, Matthew Sabbatino and his wife Katie, Craig Sabbatino, Katie Russo, Jillian Russo, Joseph Caldari, and Nick Caldari. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Boniface Church. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Rose M. Zulli, of Glen Cove, formerly of Wantagh, died on July 2, 2009. Wife of Dominick. Mother of Denise (Joseph) Basile, Roseanne and the late Caryl (Donald) Lunde. Grandmother of Randi, Frankie, Brian and the late Jason. Great-grandmother of Christopher. Religious services were held at the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Alvira T. Sprague, formerly of Locust Valley and Glen Cove., died very peacefully on June 26, 2009. Widow of the late Walter R. Sprague. The family believes she may have been the oldest living Girl Scout, joining in 1920 and achieving Golden Eaglette in 1928. She would have been 103 years old on Aug. 21. She is survived by son Richard (Denise); daughter Dr. Carol Savage (Steven); grandchildren Richie, 1st Lt. Carolyn and 1st Lt. Michael Blue, Matthew, Lcpl. Andrew; and great-grandson Connor and his mother, Grace. Visiting and service at the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Horace D. Thompson, of Glenwood Landing, formerly of Locust Valley, died on June 26, 2009 at age 84. A WWII Army veteran, he was past commander of American Legion Post 962 Locust Valley and past president of British Veterans of LI. Brother of Marie E. Also survived by several cousins in New England and the U.K. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Service at St. John’s of Lattingtown. Interment Wallkill Cemetery, Middletown, NY. Donations may be made to St. John’s of Lattingtown, 325 Lattingtown Rd. Locust Valley, NY 11560 or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
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