Judith T. McGuggart,(nee Sullivan) died on March 11, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Peter, loving mother of Nancy Labella, and cherished grandmother of Lily and Daisy. She was also the devoted sister of Gail Telfer.
Carol Anne Concannon, age 73, of New Canaan, Connecticut, formerly a longtime resident of Manhasset, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 in Norwalk Hospital. Born in Jamaica Estates, New York on Jan. 3, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Anne Breitung.
Before she started her family, Carol worked as a registered nurse at Flushing Hospital, New York. More recently, Carol worked for Polo/Ralph Lauren Manhasset in a management position, and as a Nurse Supervisor for Hillside Manor Home Health Care in Jamaica Estates, New York. Carol was a proud Georgetown University parent five times over, avid crossword puzzle enthusiast and doting grandmother.
Scott Douglas Flynn, 51, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 in Ocala, FL. He was born in Manhasset to Robert D. and Joan Flynn. He received his B.A. and MBA from St. John’s University on Long Island. He was a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch and Legg Mason and worked at the World Trade Center and in Baltimore, MD. He leaves his mother, Joan Flynn Kell, Ocala, a sister, Audrey (Peter) Cook, Ocala, a brother, Steven (Marygrace) Flynn of Flemington, NJ, and Morgantown, WV, and ex-wife, Lora Flynn, of Charlotte, VA. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert D. Flynn, and brother, Robert C. Flynn. Private services will be held in New York at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Marion County in his memory.
Patricia Mary Cronin, a former Democratic State Committeewoman from the Town of North Hempstead, founding president of the Plandome Manor Woman’s Club, interior designer and Plandome Road business owner for over 30 years, died on Jan. 25 of complications from a neurological degenerative condition. She was 83.
She was born Patricia Mary Egan on June 4, 1928 in Astoria, Queens. Patricia attended St. John’s University, graduating in 1950. While attending St. John’s she met her husband of 61 years, Matthew J. Cronin. The couple’s partnership was an inspiration to their family. From the start they were each other’s best friends, always laughing and enjoying each other’s company.
The Cronins—known to friends and family as “Pat and Matt”—lived in Plandome Manor for over 50 years. They raised four children there: Lynn Cronin (Howard Fine) of Manhattan, Brad Cronin (Judy) of Manhasset, Laureen Harris (Jim) of Manhasset, and Valerie Wiblishauser (Michael) of Dix Hills.
Juanita Figueroa passed away on Jan. 22, 2012. She was a longtime resident of Manhasset and has been a volunteer at St Mary’ s Church for the past 40 years and currently she was the manager of the bookstore at St. Mary’s as well the coordinator of the Family Mass.
She was the loving mother of Adam Figueroa, Jr. and Dianna L. Figueroa Russo; cherished grandmother of Olivia C. Figueroa, Danielle L. Russo and Camille M. Figueroa. She is also survived by Adam Figueroa Sr.
Mrs. Doris Chester Ostrom, age 74, passed away on Thursday morning, Jan. 12, 2012 at her home on Amelia Island, Florida. She was born May 13, 1937.
Born in Manhasset, she was the younger of two children born to the late Alan and Rae Wurtz Chester. Doris grew up in Manhasset and spent summers as a child at the family’s summer home in South Hampton. She was a graduate of Manhasset High School, Class of 1955, and attended Endicott College in Beverly, MA from which she graduated with a degree in retail merchandising. Doris began her buying career with various independent buying offices in New York City before joining the R.H. Macy Company as a corporate buyer.
Glenn H. Brink, 94, a pioneer of commercial air transportation and an avid sailor, died peacefully Christmas morning 2011, at his daughter’s home in Southbury, CT. Prior to moving to Southbury, he lived for more than 50 years in Manhasset, NY. He was a sweet and loving husband, father and friend; and a gentleman, always. Born in Buffalo, OK, April 8, 1917, to Hazel Blanche Brownrigg and Earl Barrett Brink, he lived a full and accomplished life. A 1939 graduate of the University of Michigan College of (Aeronautical) Engineering, where he was president of The Flying Club and treasurer of the National Intercollegiate Flying Club, he spent the next 38 years at American Airlines. He was director of aircraft development/flight engineering, chief test pilot and the youngest commercial airline captain in the country at the age of 25, earning the “Million Miler Award” at age 33. He retired in 1977 and continued work as an aviation consultant.
During the 1940s, under contract to General Electric, he flew its then experimental plane through a series of tests which developed the cabin pressurization system that was put in the B-29 Superfortress bombers and that are now used in all modern planes. In a related test conducted in a Douglas B-23, he simulated a drop of 8,000 feet in four seconds, or a pressure change of 22.72 miles per minute, at 25,000 feet over New York. In 1943, when conducting tests at La Guardia Field, NY, the weather conditions were too warm; he immediately flew the four-engine C-54 to the Arctic Circle, returning a week later with successful test results. In 1948, he earned American Airlines’ highest award, the “Award of Merit” for “astute application of engineering analysis in establishing promptly the cause of two Douglass DC-6 fires.” Consulting for Curtiss-Wright, he was instrumental in the development and design of the modern day flight simulator.
Arthur J. Schultheiss, of Winthrop, passed away on Dec. 27, 2011. Beloved husband of Helen A. (Wythas) LaPorte-Schultheiss and the late Dorothy M. (Craven) Schultheiss. Devoted father of Arthur H. Schultheiss of Doylestown, PA, George E. Schultheiss and his wife Linda of East Douglass, MA, Patricia M. Pattison and her husband Keith of Fort Worth, TX, Elizabeth J. Schultheiss of Saratoga Springs, NY, and Dorothy M “Dolly” Stadelmann and her husband Paul of Cincinatti, OH. Stepfather of Thomas W. LaPorte and his wife Eileen of San Jose, CA, and Theresa A. McNelis and her husband Dermot of Saugus. Adored grandfather of Christine, Stephanie, Julianne, Arthur “AJ”, Laurel, Marlee, Keith, Daniel, Katie, Ellie, Luke, Olivia, and Caroline. Dear brother of the late George Schultheiss. Visiting hours were held at the Fairchild Sons Funeral Chapel, 1570 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY, on Thursday, Dec. 29. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary’s Church, 1300 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY, on Friday, Dec. 30, at 11:15 a.m. Interment was in Holy Rood Cemetery. Arthur served in the U.S. Marine Corps. For more information, go to www.fairchildsons.com.
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