Marcella Dobrow, 88, of Roslyn, formerly of Great Neck, died on Nov. 24, 2011. Daughter of Joseph and Faye Strenger. Wife of the late Harry Dobrow. Mother of Alice Dobrow and Joel Dobrow. Mother-in-law of Mary Dobrow. Grandmother of Samantha and Jacob Dobrow. Arrangements were made by Riverside-Nassau North Chapels, Great Neck. Interment New Montefiore Cemetery, Pinelawn.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Marguerite Galano, 96, of Granville, OH, was held on Oct. 10 at the Church of St. Edward The Confessor, Granville, with Monsignor Paul P. Enke as celebrant. Burial held at Calverton National Cemetery in New York. Marguerite died on Oct. 7, 2011 at home. She was born Feb. 14, 1915 in Brooklyn to the late Simone and Emilie (Batrouney) Mosallem.
Regina (Jean) was the beloved wife of the late John Karasinski. She was a loving mother to the late Marion LoRusso, John Karasinski of Fair Oaks, CA, Kenneth Karasinski of Chico, CA, and Karen Lekashman of Los Gatos, CA. She was a loving grandmother to Jenn, Kris, Kristen, Liz, Kevin, Andrew, Johnny, Jessie, and Kenneth. She was a beloved great-grandmother to Alex, Jacob, Graelyn, Chas and Karstyn.
Kim A. Tamru (nee Verbert), age 51, of of Voorhees, NJ, formerly of Roslyn Harbor, passed away after a long battle with breast cancer on Aug. 29, 2011. The daughter of the late Roger and the late Nena, Kim graduated from North Shore High School in 1977 and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and her master’s degree from Michigan State University. Kim worked as a consultant at Right Management in New Jersey where she recently celebrated her 15th year of employment. She was an avid swimmer who also organized family baseball vacations to the different ballparks throughout the country with the hope of seeing every big league stadium. In addition, Kim participated in several breast cancer walks, including a three-day walk in southern California.
Mary Powers McCann died unexpectedly on July 25, 2011 in Clearwater, FL, from complications related to heart disease. She was 77 years old.
Mary was born on Long Island in 1934 to Irish immigrant parents Martin Powers (County Wexford, Ireland) and Ellen (Nellie) Regan Powers (County Mayo, Ireland) and was the eldest daughter of 10 children.
John Herman Loret (Nov. 8, 1928–Aug. 12, 2011) lived a life of adventure, scientific exploration, and continuous curiosity. Throughout his life he loved learning and making it exciting for his innumerable students.
His love of science began early. He falsified his birth date in order to enlist in the Coast Guard where he served for three years, ending in 1949. While on Arctic duty, his ship achieved “farthest north” and then was trapped in the ice for an extended period. During this experience the ship circumnavigated Baffin Island- the first time that had been done.
Frances Todesco, of Roslyn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Loving mother of Frank and Philip (Adriana) Todesco and Margaret Dayre (Bob). Cherished grandmother of Marianna, Francesca, Nicolette and Peter Dayre. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Boniface Martyr Church, Sea Cliff. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
The Village of North Hills is in shock after the death of Gerard Cohen, a trustee on the village board, who passed away last Wednesday, June 22 only one day after being re-elected to the BOT. Cohen was 66.
“We are all shocked after what was a great victory for him,” an audibly upset Mayor Marvin Natiss told The Roslyn News. “He was a terrific guy, he cared about the community, he cared about the village. He was bright and capable and will be sorely missed.”
Manhasset is in mourning having lost one of its greatest athletes.
Tom Emma, a former Manhasset High School basketball great who during the years of 1976-1979 set a Long Island record of 1,983 points scored, died last Wednesday in Manhattan. Emma was 49.
Herbert Polak died on May 3, 2011 at Sunharbor Manor in Roslyn Heights after a long illness.
He was born on June 20, 1922 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His father owned a button factory that was started by his father. On May 10, 1940, Germany had invaded the Netherlands. On May 14, he escaped with his parents and younger brother on a Dutch fishing trawler and arrived in England two days later. They stayed until September, when they crossed the Atlantic to Halifax, Canada, and finally arrived in New York City on Dec. 7 to start a new life in the United States. He became a U.S. citizen in August 1949.
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