Known as the ultimate caregiver, Mr. Harnett shepherded the care of thousands of Long Islanders in his role as president/CEO of Family & Children’s Association, a human care agency serving Long Island’s neediest population. Mr. Harnett passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2010.
Richard Wade, 61, of Plainview, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Nov. 24, 2009. Husband of Virginia. Father of Christine Avery, Michelle Diaz, Kelly Torres and Kevin Wade. Brother of Elizabeth Dunican, Francis and Louis. Grandfather of five. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held at Maria Regina RC Church. Cremation was private.
Frieda (Brolin) Garman, of Washingtonville, NY, former resident of Massapequa Park, passed away peacefully on Nov. 2, 2009 at the age of 92, surrounded by her three children, Lawrence Edward Brolin (wife Eileen), Lynda J. Brolin and Beverly Joanne Brolin. She was born in Astoria, NY, on Oct. 10, 1917, the daughter of Andrew and Hannah Bergh.
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.
Isobel (Breit) Castoro, 93, formerly of Plainview, passed away in Hudson, FL, on Aug. 8, 2009. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She is survived by her son, Carl of Hicksville and daughter Cathy Snyder of New Paltz, NY, as well as five grandchildren. Widow of Michael P. Castoro.
Isobel was “Rosie the Riveter” and the first woman to receive an “A” rating for her work in defense during WWII. She also aided in the capture of a saboteur.
Jane T. Stepankewich, of Old Bethpage, passed away April 1, 2009. She was predeceased in 1989 by her husband Eugene. She is survived by her children, Robert Stepankewich and Paula Jachno; grandchildren, Gregory, Stephanie and Lillian. Also survived by her sisters and brother, Laura Zamojcin, Eleanor Renkas, Henry Aleksiewicz, Irene Gibbons and Mary Rezempoulich. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held April 4 at St. Martin of Tours RC Church with interment following at St. Charles Cemetery.
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