At 92, Marion “Tess” Teslik was an independent, quick-witted, working woman with a flair for fashion.
Growing up in Jamaica, Queens, Ms. Teslik attended finishing school after her high school days and later enrolled at Fordham University.
She attended three years of college before meeting her husband, Alexander, Jr., while on a train traveling between New York and Connecticut. They later married and Ms. Teslik, an only child, went on to have three children, Alexander, Steven and Melanie.
Gregor F. Scheu, born March 9, 1940, third of seven children of Otto and Elizabeth (100 years old) of Frauenfeld, Switzerland, passed away suddenly on June 12, 2009. He started with aircraft model building, then flying at an early age. He graduated from engineering school, married childhood sweetheart, Vreni Marty, and moved to the United States in 1967. He was co-founder of Mill-Max Mfg. Corp., retiring in 2005, when he moved to Florida for the winter. His interest in flying his seaplane, fishing on the bay and walking his Labrador kept him in everyone’s conversation.
Arrangements were made by the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, Oyster Bay. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, E. Main St., on June 26 at 4 p.m. Refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boys Club of Oyster Bay/East Norwich, Cradle of Aviation or Friends of the Bay.
Arthur L. Sullivan, 80, of Bayville, died on June 16, 2009. Husband of Maureen (nee Price). Father of Kevin (Therese), Michael Shishkoff (Christine), John Shishkoff (Justine), Donald and the late Patricia. Grandfather of Johnny, Victoria, Danielle, Christian, Matthew and Patricia. Also survived by family and friends. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude RC Church. Interment LI National Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Nassau-Suffolk, 225 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788-9869.
Rita Beckett (Woodson), 93, of Oyster Bay, died peacefully in her sleep on June 12, 2009. Wife of the late Acie. Mother of Geraldine Smals and Alan Beckett (Donna). Daughter of the late Lucien and Rosie Woodson. Grandmother of Latisha Beckett and Regina Beckett-Alston. Great-grandmother of Elijah Beckett and Kaleb Alston. Sister-in-law of Leonora Beckett-Johnson. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral service in the funeral home chapel. Interment private.
Joseph J. Peirano, of Locust Valley, died on June 12, 2009 at age 89. He was a member of Locust Valley Fire Dept. Chemical Co. for over 70 years. Husband of Joan. Father of Patricia Fitzgerald (Jerry) and the late Michael J. Brother of Joan McHale and the late Louise Villara. Grandfather of Erin, Courtney and Shannon. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass held at Our Lady of Hope, Carle Place. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Locust Valley Fire Dept.
Andonia “Tonia” Megaloudis, 41, of Cary, NC, formerly of Bayville, died peacefully on June 9, 2009. Wife of Dino. Mother of Stephen and Anastasia. Daughter of Nicholas Vlahakis and Helen Poulos. Daughter-in-law of Steve Megaloudis and the late Anastasia. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral service at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Campus Box 7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 would be appreciated.
Catherine “Kitty” Quevedo, of Glen Cove and formerly of Locust Valley, died on June 4, 2009 at age 86. Wife of the late Frank. Mother of Betty Lottes and the late Frank. Sister of John Thomas, Marie Ferrari and the late Edward Thomas. Grandmother of Elizabeth and Erica. Visiting at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Patrick’s RC Church. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
Louise Catalano, 92, of Woodbury, formerly of Flushing, died on June 2, 2009. Wife of the late Stephen. Mother of Lucille Talenti-Parisi (Salvatore) and the late Thomas Catalano. Grandmother of Gina Talenti, Gregg Catalano (Debrah), Stephen Catalano (Karen), Anthony Talenti (Kathleen), Christina Natale (Jerry) and Daniel Lynch (Denise). Great-grandmother of eight. Sister of Gloria Carpentari. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Arrangements were made by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Dominic’s RC Chapel. Interment Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery, Flushing.
Christopher Randolph, retired President and CEO of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, died at the age of 64 on May 22, 2009 in New York. The Marine Corps announced his death from brain cancer, on behalf of his wife, Patsy, and children, Kate and Christopher. Christopher led a life of service, with the staunch belief in the power of education and a fierce devotion to Marine tradition. Christopher Fitz Randolph was born in New York City on July 14, 1944, the younger of two sons of Haughton and Gwen Randolph. He was raised in New York City and East Hampton and attended The Browning School, where he served as a trustee and chairman of the board. In 1968, he received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was the 16th generation of the Randolphs to attend the University and went on to serve on their national Development Council. Upon graduation, Christopher voluntarily served in the Marine Corps as executive officer and commanding officer of Mortar Battery, 2d Battalion, 12th marines in Vietnam and Okinawa. Following his tours, he finished a Marine Reserve commitment in 1973 as a captain. This was just the beginning of a long, multi-disciplined career and the foundation of his leadership. Upon his return from Vietnam, Christopher accepted a position with New York’s senior United States Senator, Jacob K. Javits, as a senior staff member in Washington and later as a finance director for his campaign. While in Washington D.C., he met his wife Patsy Lyons Randolph, who served as a special assistant for the Senator. After leaving Washington DC and politics behind, finance beckoned. During the 80s and 90s, he worked as a vice president at Salomon Brothers, and as a managing director of Lehman Brothers in public finance. Following his Wall Street career, he served as executive vice president and director of Academic Management Services, a leader in tuition payment plans and student loans. Thirty-five years after his honorable discharge from the United State Marine Corps, he returned to Washington and accepted the role of President and CEO of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. “Leading this Foundation and serving the needs of our Marine families have been a great privilege, bringing together so many important aspects of my life – my time in the U.S. Marine Corps, my profound belief in the power of higher education and a focus on family.” Christopher wrote shortly after his diagnosis. The mission of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is to provide scholarships for higher education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines and children of former Marines, with particular attention being given to children whose parent was killed or wounded in action. In 1962, after learning that a Marine World War II Medal of Honor recipient could not afford to send his child to college, Brigadier General Martin F. Rockmore and a small group of his Marine friends, including Jack Kreindler, the owner of the 21 Club, decided to help. General Rockmore and his Band of Brothers organized a charity ball and used the proceeds to provide scholarship assistance. In December of that year, the first “Leatherneck Ball” was held in New York City and enough funds were raised to award a $1,500 scholarship. Since 1962, they have awarded more than 22,500 scholarships and bonds totaling more than $39.2 million. Mr. Randolph once shared: “We are all Americans looking to honor our past, preserve our ideals and invest in our future.” In addition to Patsy, his wife of 35 years, and his daughter Kate and son Christopher, Mr. Randolph is survived by two brothers, Haughton Randolph of Mexico City, Mexico, and Frank Randolph, of Longview, WA; his sister, Anne Randolph von Kuhn, of Birmingham, AL, and his mother, Gwendolyn Randolph Franklin, of New York City. Arrangements were made by Oyster Bay Funeral Home. The family has requested donations in Chris’s name be made to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, www.mcsf.com. Memorial Services will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cold Spring Harbor.
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