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Obituary: Patricia A. Tuerlings

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 11:08
Tuerlings, Patricia A., of Levittown, died on June 26. Beloved wife of Steindor. Loving mother of Donna (Wendy Frank), Sharon, Maureen Hirsch (Howard), John (Suzanne) and Kristin Juret. Cherished grandmother of Erik, Emma, Kyle, Brooke, Connor and Grace. She was a real estate agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate and a member of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce. Wake services were held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home in Levittown on June 28. Funeral mass was held on June 29 at St. Bernard RC Church in Levittown. Entombment St. Charles Cemetery.
 

Obituary: Rus, Vladimir

Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

Dr. Vladimir Rus, 86, of Levittown, passed away at his home on June 11. Dr. Rus was born in Zlonice, Czechoslovakia.  He grew up under Nazi occupation, and spent time in an internment camp.  He later attended law school at Charles University in Prague but was forced to emigrate at the time of the Communist takeover in 1948.  He lived in a displaced persons’ camp in Italy for two years, before immigrating to the U.S. in 1950.  He met his future wife, Viola Daphne, in South Carolina in 1952, and the couple married that year in New York City.  

Dr. Rus completed his PhD in German Literature and Language at NYU in 1963. The couple moved to Greenport, on Long Island and, in 1959, to Levittown, where they resided up to the present.

 

Obituary: Dorothy Stamper

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

Dorothy Stamper, wife to Jim, mother to David and Lynn, second mother to Katie, P Jay, Jodi and Cliff, grandmother to Ethan, Emma, Addison, Frankie, Ally, Alden and Eldric, daughter to Richard and Dorothy Young, sister to Pat, Ricky, and Billy, beloved sister-in-law, aunt, friend, so much to so many, passed away on May 22. Dorothy did not live an extraordinary life, but she did make those lives she touched extraordinary. She gave her love unconditionally and made few demands. Seldom seen without a smile, Dorothy brightened the darkest of times. The world has suffered a loss now that she is gone although the world will never know, but those whose lives she touched will know.

 

Obituary: Edna M. Pokorny

Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

Pokorny, Edna M., of Levittown, died on May 16. Fifty-year member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 9592. Beloved wife of the late Aldrich W. Pokorny. Loving mother of William (Pamela), John (Kathleen McHugh), Gerard, Mary Ellen Blasenstein (Robert), Ann Marie, and the late Thomas and the late Roger (Evelyn Cortes). Cherished grandmother of eight and dear aunt of many. Services were held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel. Funeral mass was held at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Interment was held at St. Charles Cemetery in east Farmingdale. 


 

Obituary: Helen M. Kelly

Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Kelly, Helen M. of Levittown died on March 26. Associate member of Sisters of St. Joseph and Catholic Daughters. Loving mother of Robert Gushue (LoAnn), Deborah Stella (Vincent), Sharon Rowell (Bruce) and the late Francis (Patricia). Cherished grandmother of six great-grandmother of three. Services were held at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, Levittown Chapel, with a liturgy at St. Bernard RC Church in Levittown. Interment at St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sisters of St. Joseph, 1725 Brentwood Road, Brentwood, NY 11717 or St. Bernard Outreach Program, 3100 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756 in her memory would be appreciated. 


 

Obituary: Lillian Stecher

Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00

Stecher, Lillian (Ehrlich), 86, passed away in her sleep on March 2, after a long fight with cancer. Proud to be a New Yorker, she was the dedicated wife of the late Harry Stecher and amazing mother of son Allen Stecher and wife Arlene and daughter Debra (Stecher) McKosky and husband Robert. “Grandma Daisy”, as she was known by many, a reference to her alter ego of Daisy the Clown, was proud of learning how to juggle as she frequently uplifted the spirits of hospitalized children. Lillian was the cherished Bubbe to granddaughter Meriah Anne McKosky and grandson Jacob Harrison McKosky and wife Virginia. Aunt Lillian loved her nephews Paul Zam and godson Robert Zam and partner Mary Grover.  Lillian was partner in crime with her late sister Jeanette. She loved playing a vital role for 38 years at Hofstra University where she became the editor of the bulletin. Very active in her community, Lillian served for many years with honor and dedication as president of her condo association. A voracious reader, talented gardener and formidable Scrabble opponent, Lillian had an incredibly contagious sense of humor with a one of a kind personality. Anyone who knew her observed her energy and her love of life. A celebration of Lillian’s life was held at New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon, on March 10 at 11:30 a.m. 


 

Obituary: Ralph Porcelli

Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00
Porcelli, Ralph, 55, of Levittown, died on March 23. Beloved husband of Lorraine S. (neé Sheridan). Loving father of Anthony and Zachary. Dear brother of Josephine Eichnor. Devoted son-in-law of Marion and the late Michael Sheridan. Cherished grandfather of Kyleigh. Fond brother-in-law and uncle of many. Porcelli is a retired manager of Carrier Enterprises. Funeral mass was held at St. Bernard RC Church in Levittown. Interment was held at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.

 

Obituary: Stephen Bosco

Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00
Bosco, Stephen of Bethpage died on March 26. Recently retired from U.S. Postal Service and prior to that he worked for the Internal Revenue Service.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) volunteer. Beloved husband of Anneliese.  Loving father of Leigh Anne Bosco and the late Stephen Edward.  Devoted son-in-law of Oma (Ilse). Dear brother of Elizabeth Bosco and brother-in-law of  Lee (Barry), Erna (Brian) and Arlene (Richard). Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, Levittown Chapel. 

 

Obituary: Lillian Strecher

Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

Strecher, Lillian (Ehrlich), 86, passed away in her sleep on March 2, after a long fight with cancer. Proud to be a New Yorker, she was the dedicated wife of the late Harry Stecher and amazing mother of son Allen Stecher and wife Arlene and daughter Debra (Stecher) McKosky and husband Robert. “Grandma Daisy”, as she was known by many, a reference to her alter ego of Daisy the Clown, was proud of learning how to juggle as she frequently uplifted the spirits of hospitalized children. Lillian was the cherished Bubbe to granddaughter Meriah Anne McKosky and Grandson Jacob Harrison McKosky and wife Virginia. Aunt Lillian loved her nephews Paul Zam and Godson Robert Zam and partner Mary Grover.  Lillian was partner in crime with her late sister Jeanette. She loved playing a vital role for 38 years at Hofstra University where she became the editor of the bulletin. Very active in her community, Lillian served for many years with honor and dedication as president of her condo association. A voracious reader, talented gardener and formidable Scrabble opponent, Lillian had an incredibly contagious sense of humor with a one of a kind personality. Anyone who knew her observed her energy and her love of life. A celebration of Lillian’s life was held at New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon, on March 10 at 11:30 a.m. 


 

Barbara Bartell Steiner, 77

Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

Barbara Dakin Bartell Steiner, CEO of Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services in Hicksville, one of Long Island’s pioneer advocates and leaders in the behavioral health field, passed away on Feb. 15 due to complications related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She was 77.

Bartell was an entrepreneurial leader willing to take risks, aggressively develop programs and advocate for the needs of others. She strongly believed in the resiliency of the human spirit and each person’s ability to recover from mental illness and/ or chemical dependency.

 

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