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Obituary: James Barbour

James Morse Barbour of Levittown, passed away on May 21, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of the late Rita.  Loving father of James, and Meredith Markfield (David). Cherished grandfather of Evan, Keith, Scott, Allison, Daniel, Malin, and Oliver. Adored great-grandfather of Gabrielle, Cameron, Devin, Griffin, and Jack. Proud WWII Staff Sargent Air Force Veteran. District Treasurer for the Island Tree’s School District for 36 years. Dedicated member of the Wantagh American Legion Post No. 1273. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 24, 2014 at St. James R.C. Church with interment in St. John of Jerusalem Cemetery, Levittown, NY. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home in Wantagh.

News

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  


Sports

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Michelle Duffy of Levittown was recently named head coach for the Blue Angels’ cross country program at the College of New Rochelle. 

 

“We are very pleased to have a coach with Michelle’s pedigree take the reins of our cross country program,” said Athletics Director Harold Crocker. “Her success athletically and academically, as well as her ability to mentor and guide young women, makes her the ideal coach for the Blue Angels.”


Calendar

Levittown Board of Ed - September 10

Patriot Day - September 11

Annual Country Fair  - September 13


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com