City College Professor, Expert on Chemical Process Design and Control, Israeli Defense Industry Pioneer.
Dr. Reuel Shinnar, distinguished professor emeritus of chemical engineering at the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York and a founder of the Israeli munitions industry, died Aug. 19, 2011. He was 87.
Vivian Gloria (Meyer), lifelong resident of Great Neck, died peacefully at home on Aug. 16, 2011 surrounded by her family. She was a honorary chief and past president of the Vigilant Fire Co. of Great Neck. She was a member for 27 years. Beloved wife of Timothy McGrath and the late Robert Meyer. Loving mother of Vivienne (Danny) Moorehead. Devoted grandmother of Kelly and Brian. Cherished sister of Genevieve Munnelly, Maurice Jackie (Linda) Sulla and the late AnnMarie and aunt of Brian (Terry), Alexandra, Laura (Gary) and Kayla. Adored friend for life to anyone she met. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nassau County Fire Fighters Burn Center Foundation.
His love of science began early. He falsified his birth date in order to enlist in the Coast Guard where he served for three years, ending in 1949. While on Arctic duty, his ship achieved “farthest north” and then was trapped in the ice for an extended period. During this experience the ship circumnavigated Baffin Island- the first time that had been done.
Dr. Warren Henry Hecht died suddenly at home on Aug. 9, 2011. Warren is survived by Gilda, his wife of 52 years and the light of his life; his children, Dr. Helen Hecht (Cathy Brown), Erica Ebbets (Steve), Steven Hecht (Gary Seis) and Maura Hecht (Joanne Burdish); and his grandchildren, Heather Ebbets, Lily Brown and Ryan Brown. Warren was a captain in the Air Force, received his degree in dentistry from NYU and practiced for more than 60 years in New York City and Great Neck. He served as a volunteer fireman in the Vigilant Hook and Ladder Company of Great Neck for more than 40 years and was a life member. He participated in search and rescue during 9/11. Warren lived a unique life and marched to his own drumbeat. He loved life and lived every minute of it to the fullest. He will be missed.
Pearl Malcus, 88 years young, widow of William Malcus, died July 30, 2011 while visiting her daughter in Connecticut. Pearl grew up in the Bronx but had lived in Great Neck for more than 50 years.
Great Neck lost one of its longtime residents last week when Dr. Robert S. Breakstone, 88, died peacefully in his sleep on July 23, 2011 as a result of complications following open-heart surgery. Survived by his wife, Myra, his children Judy, Diane, David and Amy, and 11grandchildren, Dr. Breakstone had been active in the community since moving here in 1955. Among his most notable contributions to the local scene was his work as a founding member of the Great Neck Human Rights Committee. An ardent supporter of Israel, Dr. Breakstone also established American Dental Volunteers for Israel (ADVI), an organization that would eventually send more than 1,500 dentists and dental hygienists to Israel's kibbutzim. After spending several summers there as a volunteer himself, he and his wife settled on Kibbutz Tzora in 1983, where they would spend half of their time for the next 25 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Breakstone served as a captain in the Coast Guard during the Korean War.
Marilyn Rosen of West Palm Beach, FL, and former Great Neck resident of 50 years died on July 16, 2011 at age 84 after an extended illness. She is survived by her beloved husband of over 60 years, Paul, as well as her cherished sons, Raymond and Warren. Graveside services were arranged by Riverside-Nassau North Chapels and services were held at New Mount Carmel Cemetery in Queens on July 18 with Rabbi Abraham Eckstein officiating.
Frances Liebowitz, popular long-time resident of Lake Success and active participant in social and civic circles, passed away on July 18, 2011. She was 96 years old and conversational almost to the end. Frances Liebowitz was born in Boston and graduated from Simmonds College to which she was devoted and supported all her life. She was survived by her daughter, Louise Kliegman and her granddaughter, Tara.
Martin M. Lewis died peacefully at his home in Lake Success on July 17, 2011 at the age of 91, surrounded by his family. Milton, as he was known by all, lived in Lake Success for 55 years. He is survived by Camille, his loving wife of 68 years, his three children, David (Donna), Carole Gagliano (Joseph) and Joan Levine (Ira). Milton was equally devoted to his eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Milton was an avid golfer and a fixture at the Lake Success Golf Course. Milton was buried with military honors at Mount Neboh Cemetery, Cypress Hills, Queens. The graveside service was officiated by Cantor Suzanne G. Mazel. To show your respect, contributions in Milton’s memory may be directed to B’nai B’rith International or the American Diabetes Association. There was never a kinder, more generous and gentler person.
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