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Obituary: Joseph Herman “Buster” Carl

Joseph Herman “Buster” Carl died at age 88, on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Bullhead City, Arizona. He was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on April 2, 1924. A 17-year resident of Palm Gardens, Nevada, Mr. Carl spent most of his adult life in and around Long Island, New York.

Mr. Carl was a World War II Veteran, having served with the United States Navy. A retired bar owner, Joe loved his horse racing and playing Bingo!

Mr. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Daisy and Joseph Carl.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jane Carl of Palm Gardens, Nevada; two sons, Joseph Carl and Joseph Nix, both of New York: step-son, John Leath of New York; sister Peggy Carl of New York, four granddaughters, and his beloved felines, Adam and Eve.

A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. at Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South Street, Oyster Bay, New York with burial to follow at Pine Hollow Cemetery, Oyster Bay, New York.

For further information visit: oysterbayfuneralhome.com.

News

One of Oyster Bay’s newest summer traditions is Dancing in the Street, which takes place every Friday in July at the gazebo in town. Sponsored by the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, half of Audrey Avenue is closed off and a DJ is called in for a great night of community dancing from 7-9 p.m.

“This is a great tradition and a beautiful town,” said visitor Michaela Lachance from Cooperstown, NY. “Everyone is having a wonderful time.”

Last week, Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy officially announced his candidacy for New York State’s 5th Senate District. The previous week, he became a Democrat after being ousted by the Nassau GOP as a Republican Assembly Candidate for implementing New York’s Marriage Equality Law and officiating same sex weddings.

“This is about being a public servant,” Kennedy said. “I took an oath to uphold the constitution and the laws of the State of New York.”  


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



Columns

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