Florence L. Merjan, born May 14, 1929 in Hyde Park, MA, passed peacefully on May 23, 2009 in the presence of her family. A resident of Port Washington for 54 years, she was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a graduate of Pembroke College and worked as a clinical psychologist for the Navy and the Army. She later worked for the Community Services of Nassau County in the Meals on Wheels program. She also served as president of the Flower Hill PTA and the Weber PTA.
She is survived by Stanley, her loving and devoted husband of 55 years; her sister Sue Allen of New Haven, CT; her children, Barbara of Ossining, NY, David of Glencoe, IL, and Alice (Hirsch) of New York, NY; and her grandchildren, Jake, Julia, Alexandra and Olivia.
Donations may be made in her memory to The Heart Fund or St. Francis Hospital.
Dr. Elizabeth Ufford, of Southbury, CT, passed away on May 13, 2009. Born in Elmira, NY, on Aug. 19, 1909, she graduated from Dana Hall in Wellesley, MA, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Ufford moved to Port Washington in 1939 and opened a pediatric practice. Along with her private practice, she was the Manhasset and Port Washington school doctor for several years and worked for the Department of Health in Freeport. She was also part of a research team at Columbia which followed the lives of 40,000 babies. In 1975, Dr. Ufford retired from pediatrics in Port Washington, moved to Southbury, CT, and worked for several years as the assistant director of health.
She is survived by her son Joe Carpenter of Port Washington; daughter-in-law Pat; granddaughter Jacqueline Carpenter Ivory and her husband Chris of Miami, FL; two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Laurel.
Graveside services will be held in Elmira, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia University, Attn: Laura Tenenbaum, 630 West 168th St., Suite 2-430, New York, NY 10032. The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main St. North, is in charge of arrangements. To place an online condolence, visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.
Ethel K. Gebhart, 88, a resident of Port Washington for the past 69 years, passed away at home on May 20, 2009 . She was born on Aug. 22, 1920 , the daughter of Joseph and Marie Steinle. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Rudolf; her five children, Ellen Weingart and husband John of Kentfield Hills, CA, Lorri Erion of Nashua, NH, Kristin Ryan and husband Casey of Santa Fe, NM, Neil Gebhart and wife Maureen of Verona, WI, Curt Gebhart of Woodside, NY; her sister Alma Costello of Santa Barbara, CA; nephew Frank Heath of Santa Barbara, CA; eight grandchildren and 16great-grandchildren
Pasquale (Tony) Solomita died on May 12, 2009. He was Grand Knight of the Port Washington Chapter of the Knights of Columbus. He had many dear friends in Port. He even ran for mayor of Manorhaven many years ago. Although he lost, it was not by many votes.
Frances Gallic Maher, loving wife of Richard D. and mother of Richard (Marianne), Brian (Jeanne Basior), Michael (Pam), Mary Frances Sauvigne (Mark), Elizabeth Marx (John) and Peter died peacefully on May 11, 2009. Frances grew up in Bayridge, Brooklyn, and Queens Village.
Marvin Lubinsky, 88, formerly of Port Washington, passed away on April 29, 2009 at Mease Hospital in Dunedin, FL. He was born on Dec. 12, 1920 in Lima, OH, and was the son of the late Max Lubinsky and Jennie Weinreb Lubinsky. He was preceded in death by brothers Leo and Sanford and sisters Molly, Ann and Ruth.
Marvin was a graduate of South High School in Lima and attended Blufton University in Blufton, OH. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force and served his country during WWII as a B-17 pilot in the Eighth Air Force (447th Bomb Group). He and his crew flew 30 missions in Europe. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross.
Alexander Caliendo, 77, of Port Washington, died on May 7, 2009. Alexander is survived by his wife Carmela; his children, Pasquale (Maryanna), Rosa Land, Josephine Turner (Robert), Alexandra, Anna Maria Ryan (Keith), Gennaro (Angela) and Anthony (Jennifer); and his grandchildren, Alessandra, Kimberly, Lindsey, Annemarie, Elizabeth, Keith, Alexander, Gabriela, Michael Alexander, Isabella and Sophia. He is also survived by his sister Maria Guerra; and nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated May 12 at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Entombment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Helen Marie Lewis, known to her family and friends as Marie Lewis, died Feb. 21, 2009 at the age of 84 after a lengthy battle with heart disease. Marie was a native of Port Washington and this is where she lived her life.
It is most fitting that we, her family, publish this memoriam on Mother’s Day weekend, as Marie devoted her life to taking care of her family. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Edwin B. (“Bucky”); two sons, Edwin H. (“Hank”) and wife Bronnie, and John; two daughters, Susan and husband Claude Pardi and JenAnn and husband Martin Fideli; as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Marie is also survived by two brothers, Edward and Charles Moshier, both of whom are currently living with their families in North Carolina. She was predeceased by two sisters, Sara Fuchs and Ann McKenna.
Dale, our beloved son, husband, and father passed away suddenly on April 22, 2009 at the age of 62. He is survived by his parents, Dale and Mildred, his wife Kathy, his sons and daughters-in law Jim and Amanda, Paul and Jeannine, David and Michelle and his brothers Bruce and Michael. Services were held at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Port Washington on April 25. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to LIJ Health Systems Foundation, 125 Community Dr. ,Great Neck, New York 11021.
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