Herbert Coston, Ph.D., of Sea Cliff, died on July 17, 2009 at age 85. He was a retired professor emeritus at LI University C.W. Post Campus and a local artist. Husband of Laurel for 37 years. Also survived by family and friends. His gentle spirit lives on in our hearts. Interment private. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove.
Joseph Paul Mefford, of Glen Cove, died on July 17, 2009 at age 80. Husband of the late Christina. Father of Chris. Brother of Linda Cross, the late William and pre-deceased by several brothers and sisters. Uncle of Dan Mefford, Karen Johnston and Frank Scotti. Arrangements were made by the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Patrick’s RC Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.
Harriet Jankowski, of Old Brookville, died on July 16, 2009. Wife of Benjamin Jankowski. Mother of Karen (Mark) Blankmeyer. Grandmother of Lindsay and Cory Blankmeyer. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Hyacinth Church. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery
Jerome Irving, of New York City, formerly of Sea Cliff, died on July 16, 2009. He had been a 30-year employee of the New York Daily News, working in the finance department. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Laurine Irving, and is survived by his siblings, Laurine (Philip) Megna, Barbara (Michael) Brady, Thomas (Lucille) Irving, Christine (David Tregaskis) Irving and Robert Irving. He is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews and 16 great-nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Boniface Martyr Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Parish Outreach, 1025 Fifth Ave., East Northport, NY 11731, or plant a tree in loving memory of Jerome.
Yolanda Marino, of Locust Valley, died on July 15, 2009 at age 85. Wife of the late Carlo. Mother of Frank, Salvatore, Umberto (Nellie), Maria and the late Mario. Grandmother of Carlo and Adriana. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Ruth E. Saltz, formerly of Locust Valley, died on July 9, 2009 at age 87. A former handbag designer, Ruth impacted the fashion industry with her creativity and uniqueness. Ruth is survived by her loving daughters, Marcella Saltz and Gayle Snyder. Reposed at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Service officiated by Rabbi Jeffrey Clopper. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.
Christopher Williams, of Glen Cove, died on July 9, 2009 at age 33. Brother of Stephanie Williams Hoffmann. Son of the late Charles and Juanita Williams. Nephew of Kathleen Williams and Dolores Connelly. Also survived by cousins, Robert, James, Kevin and Joseph Williams.
Chris was born in Glen Cove and spent his whole life in Glen Cove. His dad, Charles Gibson Williams (“Charlie”), was born in Glen Cove and spent his whole life in Landing, Glen Cove. His mom was Juanita Martinez Williams. After Chris’s mom and dad got married they spent a little time in Garden City and Locust Valley, but then moved back to Glen Cove.
Chris was born at Glen Cove Hospital. He went to St Patrick’s School and went to Glen Cove High School. He loved to drive trucks. As soon as he learned how to drive, he was at his cousin Robby William’s towing shop. After doing this for a couple of years, Chris wanted to drive something bigger. Chris got all his licenses to drive a tractor trailer. Whatever Chris drove he definitely could handle with such ease.
In 2007, he sold his truck and decided to work close to home. He began working for a union in construction. But more importantly, he was still able to drive trucks. Chris loved to go upstate with his close friends (from driving on the road and Glen Cove). He loved to drive quads upstate. He was compassionate, caring, giving and kind hearted. Chris was always there when a friend needed him. His kind words were “not a problem.” He will be forever in our hearts. Visiting was held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass held at St. Boniface Martyr Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
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.
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