Cathleen Marie Singleton (nee Prior), 54, of Port Washington, died on Feb. 24, 2012. She is survived by her husband Thomas; her children, Meredith and Andrew; her parents, John and Joan; and her brothers, Kevin and Christopher. Cathleen is also survived by nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Richard Joseph Peneski, 75, of Port Washington, passed away on Feb. 14, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary Ann (Salerno) for 50 years. Devoted and loving father of Donna (Sean) Ahern and Richard Jr. (Lee Ann). Adored grandfather of Katie, Sean and Michael. Survived by brother-in-law John E. Salerno (Barbara); sister-in-law May Salerno; sister-in-law Rose Abrams (Ken); and many nieces and nephews. Gone before him were his parents, Mary and John Penesky; brother John Penesky; and brother-in-law Jess Salerno Jr.
Michael Gross, 69, proprietor of Port Photo Supplies for 22 years, passed away on Jan. 21, 2012.
Port Photo, located on the corner of Port Washington Blvd and Willowdale Ave., was a familiar landmark to many Port residents who trusted Michael and his incredible photographic expertise. Michael’s personalized customer service was appreciated by professional photographers and weekend photo enthusiasts alike. Examples of his beautiful work can be seen at www.photosbymikegross.com.
Christina M. Corbett (nee Duque), of Port Washington, formerly of Glen Cove, died on Feb. 12, 2012 at age 49. Wife of Joseph M. Daughter of Irene and Fernando Duque. Sister of Katia D. Calamusa (John). Aunt of Logan. Arrangements by Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Mass held at St. Patrick R.C. Church. Interment private.
Margaret “Peggy” Record, who was raised in Port Washington, passed away in her new hometown of Brandon, FL, on Oct. 28, 2011. As a girl, she lived with her mother Marguerite Denton and her father (a sergeant in the Port Washington Police Department), Michael Denton. She attended Port Washington Senior High School and was married to her late husband, Captain Byron L. Record, USMM at the Port Washington Methodist Church on Nov. 8, 1944. Although she moved to Florida in 1959, her heart remained in Port Washington. In fact, it was her final wish that her remains be scattered from the Town Dock where she spent most of her childhood. Over the years she contributed articles to the Port Washington News and Fate magazine. She is survived by her daughter Pamela; son Michael and his wife Hedda; son Anthony and his wife Andrea; and three grandchildren, Anthony, Allison and Alex Record. Gone before her were her mother and father, her husband Byron, and her first grandchild, Matthew.
Robert Ellis Bilyeu, 90, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Feb. 8, 2012. Born in the Bronx, he was the son of the late Frank and Martha Bilyeu. Mr. Bilyeu served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and later retired as a police sergeant in Port Washington, after 38 years of dedication to Public Safety. He is survived by his beloved wife Dolores Bilyeu of Cumming, GA; son Randy (Leida) Bilyeu of Sandy Springs, GA; daughter Kathy (James) Leibold of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Carissa, Michelle and Chad; great-grandchild Faith; cat Bam Bam. A memorial service was held on Feb.10 McDonald & Son Funeral Home, Cumming, GA (770-886-9899). In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations in Robert’s name to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org or the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org. Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
Ruth Leonard, 87, died on Feb. 10, 2012, two days short of her 88th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Louis. Devoted mother of the late Joan Leonard. Cherished grandmother of Jason Scaramucci and Nicole Leonard. Ruth was one of the first women to own and operate her own successful real estate brokerage firm and did so for over 40 years. During that time, she was known as one of the premier brokers in the Sands Point area. Arrangements were made by Riverside-Nassau North Chapels, Great Neck. Services were held at The Community Synagogue. Interment Beth Moses Cemetery, Pinelawn.
Wesley G. Olsen, retired custodian at Guggenheim Elementary School and a proud member of Manhasset Bay Sportsman Club. He is survived by his wife Deborah, mother Elizabeth and brother Robert. Predeceased by his father Robert and brother Peter Sabaidee.
Margaret Edwards Keller, a 15-year resident of Easton, MD, died peacefully on Jan. 18, 2012, following a brief illness at Memorial Hospital in Easton.
Beloved daughter of Lillian D. and Howard A. Meyers, Margaret was born in New York City in 1939. Blessed with the gift for making friends easily, which came from her deep Irish roots, she has left a host of family and friends to mourn her loss and celebrate her exuding beauty, grace, laughter and charm wherever she went.
Freda E. Sacco (nee Schuler) died on Jan. 23, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. She was 83 years old. A former resident of Port Washington for many years, she is survived by her daughter Maria M. Sacco of Bethlehem, CT, a son Charles Sacco of Gainsville, FL, seven grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and great- grand-nieces and great-grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Sacco in 1982. She was a former employee of Publishers Clearing House and Malden Mills. Upon her retirement, Freda moved to Florida and then to Atlanta, GA, where she lived with her beloved niece Claire Schueler. At her request, no services will be held. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made to the Community Chest of Port Washington for scholarships for deserving Paul D. Schreiber High School students (382 Main St, Port Washington, NY 11050).
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