Bessie Bentman of Levittown, formerly of the Bronx and Holiday, FL, passed away Nov. 10, 2009 at the age of 102 at the home of her son, David.
She was the wife of the late Henry for 68 years, mother of David and the late Leslie, beloved grandmother of Steven, Susan, Barry and Sherri Bentman, great-grandmother of Sarah, Michaela and Hailey.
She is also survived by two sisters, Esta Consor of Boca Raton, FL, and Frieda Weingold of Amherst, NH, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Her entire life was all of her family. Forever loved, forever missed.
Joan Marcella (Cuffe) Manney, 74, of Ft. Pierce, FL, died Nov. 30, 2009 of cancer. She was born in Queens on Aug. 5, 1935 and raised her family in Levittown. She was married 54 years to Frederick Manney Jr. Joan was active in the Spanish Lakes Fairways (SLF)/Ft. Pierce community, volunteering with the LI Ducklings; Relay for Life; Angel Food Ministry; SLF Welcoming Committee; and the VA Hospital. She served as a coordinator for the SLF U.S. Service Member Care Package team; battered women and children shelter donation team; and elementary school holiday gift drive. She was a member of the local Moose Lodge.
Scott C. Pendergrass, of Levittown, died on Nov. 23, 2009. Father of Star, Daisy and Jack and stepfather of Frankie and Robert Le Crichia. Son of Mary Ann and the late Charles. Brother of Kim Wirth, Christine Zandberg and Candice Farrell. Nephew of Patricia Hesdorfer. Uncle of six. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel. Mass at St. Bernard RC Church. Interment St. Margaret Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scott C. Pendergast Family Trust for the support of his children, PO Box 388, Levittown, NY 11756.
Frieda (Brolin) Garman, of Washingtonville, NY, former resident of Massapequa Park, passed away peacefully on Nov. 2, 2009 at the age of 92, surrounded by her three children, Lawrence Edward Brolin (wife Eileen), Lynda J. Brolin and Beverly Joanne Brolin. She was born in Astoria, NY, on Oct. 10, 1917, the daughter of Andrew and Hannah Bergh.
Our beloved Gretchen (Eisele) Mucci, 72, passed away peacefully in her Sierra Madre, CA, home on Nov. 1, 2009, All Saints Day.
Gretchen was an early resident of Levittown and a member of Levittown High School’s first graduating class.
Gretchen dedicated her life to others personally and with her 19 years at Optimist Youth Homes. She will be greatly missed by the many people whom she affected with her generous spirit and positive attitude.
Gretchen is survived by her loving children and their spouses, Elizabeth and Gil, Christopher and Denise, Timothy and Suzanne and Laura; seven grandchildren; and siblings, Richard Eisele, Anita Dewitt, John Eisele, Barbara Hoenig and Billy Eisele.
A memorial will be held at Optimist Youth Homes, Highland Park, CA, on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m.
Donations in memory of Gretchen may be sent in lieu of flowers to Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services, 6957 N. Figueroa St., P.O. Box 41-1076, Los Angeles, CA, 90041 or simply visit www.oyhfs.org.
Joseph J. Galgano, of Levittown (formerly of Rosedale and Calverton), passed away October 10, 2009. Husband of Rose, father of Michael (Jayne), Chris (Kathy) and Joanne Hayes (Patrick), grandfather of Michael, (Christina), Josephine, Justine, Christopher, Ryan, Danny, Meghan, Jillian, Thomas and Sean and great-grandfather of Michael.
Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held at St. Kilian RC Church with interment following at Calverton National Cemetery. Donations in Joseph’s name may be sent to the Orzac Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (900 Franklin Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580).
Ursula H. Willet, of Syosset, formerly of Levittown, died on July 29, 2009 in her 70th year. A native of Germany, she was a champion bowler at Levittown Lanes.
Wife of the late Donald. Mother of Margarete, Christina Willett-Fontas (Demetrios) and Donald (Maureen). Sister of Arthur and Heinz of Germany. Grandmother of Audrey, Christopher, Theodora, Amber and Sierra. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity would be appreciated.
Robert N. “Big Bob” Montwill Sr., of Commack, formerly of Levittown, died on July 27, 2009. A veteran of the USAF, he was a retired landfill supervisor for the Town of Hempstead. Husband of the late Susan. Fiance of Rita McDougall. Father of Robert N. Jr. (Kelly), Frank G. (Jodi), Kim McGurk (Michael), Robert McDougall, Bridgette Bock, Maureen Halbert, Kathryn Iadevaia and Margaret Laratondo. Brother of Frank and George. Poppy of Robert N. III, Rachel, Nicholas, Katie, Frankie, Jesse, Michael, Bridget, Matthew, Emily, Heather, Christopher, Sarah, Christian, Gianna, Dominick and Ava. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel. Service on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hicksville United Methodist Church. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Thomas J. Crawford, of Levittown, died on July 19, 2009. A veteran of the USMC, he was a member of the 700 Club. Husband of Betty. Father of Cynthia Hennessey, Thomas J. Jr., Cheryl, Richard D. (Colleen), Patricia Mary, Pamela Villante (Edward), Lisa Marie (Angel Cotto), David (Dara), Ann Marie (Robert De Robertis) and Stephen M. Brother of Bunny Prieto, Nancy Snyder and the late Kitty. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of four. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel. Mass at St. Ignatius RC Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.
Joan A. Gerard, of Hicksville, died on July 3, 2009. Wife of Robert. Mother of Donna Sanderson (Jim) and Robert (Catherine). Sister of Mary Grasdorf. Grandmother of James, Jack and Keelin. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel. Mass at Holy Family RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to any breast cancer society would be appreciated.
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