Mrs. Huminski was preceded in death by her husband, Romuald Huminski. Survivors include twin sons, Robert Huminski and wife Jo Ann of Haworth, NJ, Richard Huminski and wife Deana of Oyster Bay, NY, and two grandchildren, Brooke and Austin Huminski.
After graduating from Brooklyn College, he began his career as a CPA. After 25 years with the firm of Stafford and Margulis, CPA, he practiced privately until he retired to Somers.
Ann Mary Jennings, wife of Craig Jennings, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn at the age of 71. Ms. Jennings was born in 1941, first married in 1956, and produced two daughters, Glynis and Dawn Gordon-Wylie, both of whom flew in from the West Coast last week with Craig’s son Chad, during her final illness.
Juliet Halpern, who called Port Washington her home for 55 years, passed away on March 24, 2012. Daughter of Samuel and Mina Regensberg, Juliet grew up in Philadelphia and Chicago. Later she moved to New York where she lived and raised her family.
She was the beloved wife of Richard and loving mother to her daughters Mara Halpern and Shari Basom (David). Her family also include six grandsons, Jonas Basom (Susan), Julian Halpern (Nicole), Ezra Basom, Ariel Basom (Carina), Jesse Halpern (Yu Kyung) and Noah Halpern McManus (Anabell). There are four great-grandchildren, Eli, Max, Luke and Grace Basom.
Robert C. Hoar, 92, of Port Washington, died March 29, 2012. Born in Norwood, MA, in 1919 to Walter and Dorothy Hoar, he graduated from Millis High School, and served with the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Pacific during WWII. He was associated with Browne and Sharpe, a Rhode Island based machine tool manufacturer, for his entire career. He was an active member of the Little Neck Bay Power Squadron for more than 50 years and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Ethel Mahoney Hoar, and his sister, Joanne Andrews, as well as his children, Kathleen and William Finnerty, William and Phyllis Hoar, Pamela Hoar, and daughter-in-law Gail Kennedy Hoar. He was predeceased by his son James Hoar, sisters, Shirley Hoar and Patricia Spirito and brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Margaret, Thomas and Catherine and George Mahoney. He is also survived by grandchildren, Karen, Meaghan, Michael and Thomas Finnerty, Robert, Margaret and Catherine Hoar and Patrick, Brian, and Melissa Kennedy, and his nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral arrangements were handled by Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 2 at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. The interment followed at Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Donations in Bob’s memory may be sent to the Port Washington Fire Department, Fire Medic Company #1 or to the Disabled War Veterans.
Evelyn MacPherson, age 91, died March 18, 2012 at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Southern Pines, NC. A memorial service will be held this summer in Pinehurst and will be announced when plans have been finalized.
She was a resident of Pinehurst, NC, and a member of the Pinehurst Country Club for 25 years. Before moving to North Carolina, she lived in Port Washington for the previous 35 years. She was married to Walter MacPherson for 55 years until he died in 1995.
Caryl Brush Hooper, a 65-year resident of Port Washington, passed away last year on March 2, 2011. She was born Caryl Myra Brush to Edmund and Edna Brush on April 11, 1918 and spent her early years in the Bronx. She moved with her parents and her younger brother, Theodore, to Manhasset in 1929 when she was 11 years old. At that time, Manhasset had a population of 4,000, two stores, and only one school, Plandome Road School. Orchard Street and nearby Plandome Road were completely residential; there was no movie theatre or shops. She later moved to Great Neck with her family during her junior year in high school.
Helen Lyons, 96 years of age, formerly of Port Washington, died Feb. 26, 2012 at Greenspring Senior Living Community, Springfield, VA. Helen lived in Port Washington from 1951 to 2002 moving to Virginia to be near her daughter. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Kraighman (Richard); her grandchildren, Terri Marchan (Mark), Richard Volpe (Heather), Cathy Moonis (Tom) and Philip Beaton (Karen); and nine great-grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her husband Nelson and her daughter Mary.
During a family visit in Delaware, Leona died of a heart attack on Jan. 3, 2012 while peacefully sleeping.
Leona was born at home, Aug. 18, 1934, to Edward and Leona Hollman Kurtz in Allentown, PA. A beautiful “honey-blonde haired” child, she won local children’s beauty contests starting at age 4, thus attaining her “forever” nickname of “Honey.” In fact, throughout her adult life many new friends would ask to call her by this endearing nickname, as it so aptly reflected her sweet nature. She was educated in New York City and pursued a career on Wall Street with the brokerage firm, White, Weld & Company.
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