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Obituary: Marie Elizabeth Gonet, 97

“Beth” Gonet, passed away on May 24 at Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington NJ following a brief illness.  Former resident of New Hyde Park, until 2006 when she and her husband Henry, moved to Independence Manor in Flemington, NJ.  Beth was predeceased by her husband, Henry, who passed in 2007.

 

She is survived by her beloved children, Diane Gonet Strauss and her husband Walter of Clinton Township, NJ, and son Frederick J Gonet and wife Betty of Proctorsville, VT.

 

In addition, her survivors include her six grandchildren:  Gary R Strauss and wife Debra of Mesa, AZ, (Mayor) Scott P. Strauss and wife Patricia, of Mineola,, Susan B. Strauss Wyatt of Phoenix, AZ, Marc H. Strauss and wife Kelly of Lebanon, NJ, Donnal Gonet of SC, and Neki Gonet of Proctorsville VT.  She also leaves behind eight great grandchildren:  Matthew J. Strauss and wife Diana of Mesa AZ, Lindsay Strauss Backus and husband Ryan, also of Mesa AZ, Bryan and Christopher Strauss of Mineola, Thomas A. Schlagenhaft of Phoenix AZ, Tiffany A and Jason R. Strauss of Lebanon, NJ, and Koa Gonet of Proctorsville VT, also two precious great, great grandsons:  Aidan and Landan Backus of Mesa, AZ .

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Cancer Society or the animal shelter or rescue of your choice.

News

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.

At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth discussed the recent investigation of students who have been illegally attending school in the Herricks School District, despite living in outer areas. Bierwirth said that 14 prospective cases were investigated and eight students were forced to leave the district.

 

Board of Education President James Gounaris said weeding out students who are attending school in Herricks under false pretenses is boiled down to one fact: it takes away valuable resources from the children of tax-paying members of the community.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 22

International Night - October 23

Halloween Dance - October 24


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