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Obituary: William Matthew Buehler

Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

William Matthew Buehler, 84, of Kissimmee, FL, formerly of Mineola, died on July 4, 2011. Born on Sept. 6, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY, William was a NYC firefighter, Engine 205, Ladder 110, Brooklyn Heights, NY, for 33 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and WWII. William was an avid fisherman, hunter and conservationist. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia Ann, daughter Mary Kay, sons William Matthew Jr., Christian Michael and John Hamil, sister Dorothy Brown, sister-in-law Virginia Buehler, eight grandchildren and preceded in death by his brother Richard Buehler. Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 2201 Lucien Way, Suite 100, Maitland, FL 32751. Inurnment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. Arrangements under the direction of Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory, Kissimmee, FL.


Obituary: Norman H. Morrow

Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00

Norman H. “Whitey” Morrow, 82, of Middletown, DE and formerly of Mineola and Dover, DE, passed away peacefully at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, DE, on June 28, 2011.

He was the loving husband of the late Margaret Mary Morrow of Mineola and Dover, DE; devoted father of Richard (Angela), Thomas (Sharon), Russell (Lorrie) and Sharon Giuffre (the late Anthony Giuffre); loving grandfather to Luke Morrow, Michael Giuffre, Theresa Vial and Jessica Morrow; loving great-grandfather to Emily Giuffre and loving brother to Robert Morrow of Milford, DE.


Obituary: William A. Dekanchuk

Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00

William A. Dekanchuk, of Mineola, passed away on June 10, 2011. Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Cherished father of Dylan, Jake and Hunter. Loving son of Joyce and the late Andrew “Butch.” Dear brother of Cindy Chichester, Debra and Thomas. Arrangements were made by Weigand Bros. Funeral Home, Williston Park. Funeral Mass at Corpus Christi Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.


Obituary - Michael John Passarella

Saturday, 04 June 2011 00:00
Michael John Passarella, of Mineola, died on May 23, 2011. He is survived by the love of his life, Kimberly Durr. Devoted son of Frank and Kim Passarella. Loving brother of Christina, Maria, Frank and his identical twin Nicholas. Cherished uncle of Kyle, Katie, Frankie, Ashley, Carter and Kris. Arrangements were entrusted to the Cassidy Funeral Home, Mineola. Funeral Mass at Corpus Christi Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery.


Obituary - Herbert Polak

Friday, 03 June 2011 00:00

Herbert Polak died on May 3, 2011 at Sunharbor Manor in Roslyn Heights after a long illness.

He was born on June 20, 1922 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His father owned a button factory that was started by his father. On May 10, 1940, Germany had invaded the Netherlands. On May 14, he escaped with his parents and younger brother on a Dutch fishing trawler and arrived in England two days later. They stayed until September, when they crossed the Atlantic to Halifax, Canada, and finally arrived in New York City on Dec. 7 to start a new life in the United States. He became a U.S. citizen in August 1949.


Obituary - Bettina Naro

Friday, 03 June 2011 00:00
Bettina Naro passed away on April 24, 2011. Beloved sister of Frances Elrod of Florida. Dear aunt of Chris Weimer of Mineola and Jane Weimer of Chelsea, VT.

Obituary - Bettina Naro

Friday, 27 May 2011 00:00
Bettina Naro passed away on April 24, 201. Beloved sister of Frances Elrod of Florida. Dear aunt of Chris Weimer of Mineola and Jane Weimer of Chelsea, VT.

Obituary - James F. Meehan

Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00

James F. Meehan, of Fairless Hills, died on April 27, 2011 at his home. He was 87. Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Meehan was a long time resident of Mineola before moving to Fairless Hills in July of 2008. He was a graduate of St. John’s University in New York.


Obituary - John Whelan

Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00
John Whelan, 84, of Mineola, died on April 26, 2011. He was a native of Vallyvaskin, Miltown Malbay Co. Clare, Ireland, and a long time resident of Elmhurst, Queens – Ascension Parish. He was a retired RN from Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Hospital. He was a tireless worker for the promotion or Irish music, dance and culture. Beloved husband of Mary (Mae, nee Clancy). Dear father of Maureen, Therese Krische, James and Eileen Whelan and their spouses, John Bast, Paul Krische and Gail Whelan. Best pop-pop of Eddie, Sheila and Irene Krische and Shannon and Jack Whelan. Arrangements were made by the Cassidy Funeral Home, Mineola. Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church on April 30. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Memorials to the Celtic music programs at Fordham University’s radio station, WFUV ( appreciated.

Obituary - Babette R. Harper

Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00
Babette R. Harper, a former resident of Mineola and teacher in the Port Washington School system, died at age 87 on April 25, 2011. She resided at Wake Robin, in Shelburne, VT from 1998 until her death. Babette was the only child of Cyril and Helen Harper and was born on March 15, 1924 in New York City. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1945 and taught for over 35 years before retiring in1988. Her love of travel took her all over the world and she was very involved in volunteer work, especially with the English Speaking Union and Hermandad. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine’s in Shelburne, VT.

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