Danuta S. Oldakowski, 86, died on May 23, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Zdzislaw. Devoted mother of Basia (Gregory) Wood, Joanne (Joseph) Piwowarski. Cherished grandmother of Joseph, Courtney, Nicole and Garrett. In Poland, loving sister Zula, Ala and the late Krysia and many nieces and nephews. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Floral Park. Funeral Mass at St. Hedwig’s RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Palma Credidio, of New Hyde Park, died on Jan. 17, 2011. Mother of Michael and the late Lynn Ficarra. Grandmother of Diane, Pattie, Melissa, Laura and Michael. Great-grandmother of Emily, Kelly, Nicholas and Messina. Arrangements were made by the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, Oyster Bay.
Margaret Kuck Votens died on June 6, 2010. Mother of four children. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of eight. Arrangements under the direction of Weigand Bros. Funeral Home, Williston Park. Memorial service to be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Williston Park, on July 23 at 10 a.m. Interment of ashes Plain Lawn Cemetery.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Loretta Ehrbar peacefully passed away on Nov. 20, 2010 at the age of 59. Born and raised in Great Neck, Betsy later moved to Manhasset and spent the last 28 years in East Williston. Devoted daughter of the late Joseph R. Ehrbar and Mary Ryan Ehrbar Fougner and beloved sister to Joseph R. (Peggie), Mary Ann Griffin (Steve), Paul (Doreen), Diane Novellino (Nick) and Susan Fleming (Xavier). Stepdaughter to the late Robert S. Fougner and stepsister to Dr. Arthur Fougner (Nellie), Elizabeth Fougner, Robert Fougner and John Fougner (Sharon). Betsy was adored by 25 nieces and nephews, 28 great-nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and cherished by countless friends.
A talented artist whose interests included drawing, painting and calligraphy, Betsy generously donated her time and talents to many charitable causes. Her friendship, life and faith were an inspiration. Betsy’s love and kindness touched the lives of all of those who were so privileged and honored to have known her.
Arrangements were made by the Weigand Bros. Funeral Home, Williston Park. Funeral Mass at Saint Aidan’s Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Kathleen M. Clancy died on June 8, 2010. Wife of the late James P. Clancy. Mother of James P. (Peggy), John A., Gerard (Gale), Joseph B., William (Teri), Mary Ann (Richard) Frohnhoefer and Kathleen M. (Peter M.) Esposito. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 10. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, New Hyde Park. Funeral Mass at St. Gregory the Great RC Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.
Henrietta Miller Brannin (Bobbie), 92, well known quilter of East Williston, died Jan. 20, 2010. Widow of Richard S. Brannin. Mother of Stanton (Ellen) of Rochester, NY, Dr. Mary-Alice Salisbury of Sarasota, FL, and M. Janie Jennings (Rick) of Longmont, CO. Grandmother of Edward Brannin (Jennifer). Sister of Hamilton Miller (Helen) of Longview, TX. Mrs. Brannin donated her remains to Stony Brook Medical College. Memorial Service at The Community Church of East Williston Saturday June 19 at 10 a.m.
Anne P. Croce, 84, passed away on April 22, 2010. Born in Staten Island, NY, on March 7, Anne Croce lived most of her life in the New York area. A resident of Roslyn for over 50 years, Mrs. Croce spent most of her adult life as a community activist who was deeply involved in philanthropic endeavors. If there was an event to be organized, a parade to be run, or a charity in need of fundraising, Anne Croce would be there leading the charge. She was personally involved with myriad organizations in the Roslyn area and throughout the Town of North Hempstead, including: the American Heart Association; Roslyn Little League; the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Program; the Village of East Hills; the Ronald McDonald House; St. Mary’s CYO and so many others.
Dr. Ephraim Zackson, 86, of New Hyde Park, died on Feb. 25, 2010, of complications from an infection. Born in the Bronx on June 3, 1923, he was the oldest of five children. He graduated from Jamaica High School in 1940 and received degrees from Queens College and Columbia University. He received a degree in 1949 at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia where he met his future wife, Isabel Charmatz.Dr. Zackson worked at hospitals in Chicago and Queens and later opened his practice in an office attached to his family’s home in Floral Park in 1951. A family doctor, he made home visits as well as welcoming patients at his practice at all hours. He taught at Stony Brook University’s medical school where he was twice named Doctor of the Year. He was also recognized by students for outstanding teaching in 1996. In 1994, he was named Family Physician of the Year by the State Academy of Family Physicians.
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