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Obituary: Bernice Righthand

Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00

Bernice Righthand

Bernice Righthand died peacefully on Jan. 27, 2011 at her daughter’s residence in Oakland, CA. She was born in Russia on Nov. 1, 1916, lived many years in Roslyn, but resided in Walnut Creek, CA, for the past 20 years. She worked primarily as a comptroller in the New York area. Her activities in charitable organizations included North Shore Child Guidance, B’nai Israel, National Council of Jewish Women and as past president of Rossmoor ORT.

 

Obituary: Margaret (Betty) Gregory

Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00

Margaret (Betty) Gregory

Betty Gregory, 80, formerly of Roslyn, died on Oct. 19, 2010 at Hospice of the Comforter, Altamonte Springs, FL, following a courageous battle with lung cancer.

 

Obituary - Victor J. Carbonaro

Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Victor J. Carbonaro of Roslyn, died Jan. 2, 2011 after a brief illness. Born in Brooklyn, Victor graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1937. He received a BS in mathematics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1941 and then worked at Lehman Brothers in New York City. He served in the Army in WWII and saw action in the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes. After the war, he began a 43-year career in the law. He acted as village justice for East Hills for a number of years.

 

Obituary - Daniel Sonet

Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00
Daniel Sonet, a resident of Roslyn Heights for 63 years, passed away on Dec. 29, 2010 at age 89. He was a proud Marine from the 4th Division who bravely fought in WWII to protect his country in battles at Iwo Jima, Tinian and Saipan. Dan became a well-known interior designer in Manhattan, honored with decorating a room in the White House for Jackie Kennedy, and later enjoyed a long career representing two fine French fabric firms. He had been married to his wife Anne for 66 years, became an accomplished golfer, cigar aficionado and dog lover. Dan is survived by his loving daughter Jane; grandchildren, Carie and Brett; great-grandchildren, Mark and Mary Beth; and his wonderful neighbors and friends who were so instrumental in providing him support and friendship in his later years. Dan will be recognized for his valor and fidelity in a Marine Honor Guard Ceremony at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth Florida. He was truly a representative of “The Greatest Generation.”
 

Obituary - Michael C. Axelrod

Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Axelrod, Prominent Labor Attorney, Dies

Roslyn resident Michael C. Axelrod, a prominent labor law attorney and partner at the Long Island law firm of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP who represented numerous public sector labor unions in the New York metropolitan area including the New York City Firefighters and police and correction labor organizations on Long Island and in New York City, died on Jan. 7 in Roslyn. He was 63.

 

Obituary - Bill Grossman

Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

Bill Grossman, 62, a highly regarded musician, a Broadway conductor and music editor, died at his family home in Roslyn on Oct. 16, 2010. The cause was brain cancer.

The oldest son of Irwin and the late Sylvia Grossman of Roslyn Estates, he attended Roslyn High School where he excelled in math and music. A certificate from those years attests to his innate perfect pitch. As a teenager, he helped form and played with his brother Ed in the Long Island Stage Band that cut a record and performed at the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing.

 

Obituary - Julia E. Guevara

Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00
Julia E. Guevara, of Greenvale, died on Sept. 23, 2010 at age 41. Mother of Rosie, Jennifer, Anna and Josue. Sister of Maria Alvarado (Herbert). Longtime love of Cesar Rodas. Grandmother of Michael, Emily and Celeste. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Visiting and prayer service held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Interment All Saints Cemetery.
 

Obituary - Irving P. Graeb Jr.

Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00

Irving P. Graeb Jr., of Roslyn, passed away on Sept. 10, 2010 in the Bronx, where he was born on Sept. 19, 1922, the son of Irving and Frances Graeb. Irving attended Great Neck schools. He was valedictorian of Great Neck High School. He attended Dartmouth and earned his B.S. and M.B.A. at New York University. During WWII, he served in the U.S. military in England.

 

Obituary - Nancy Kostel – Donlon

Friday, 01 October 2010 00:00
Nancy Kostel - Donlon, 52, a lifelong Queens and Long Island native, passed away on Sept. 17, 2010 from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Born on July 10, 1958, she had just celebrated her 30th anniversary as a nurse, educator and mentor. She spent her entire professional life helping to save countless lives and her last official act was to donate her organs so that others may live, see and fight diseases like cancer and diabetes. Her most recent accomplishment was helping to a establish a stroke treatment center at the world renowned St Francis Hospital in Roslyn.
 

Obituary - Eva Gach

Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00
Eva Gach, a resident of Glen Cove and Roslyn, passed away on Aug. 13, 2010 at age 94. Her fortitude, strength and elegance were assets in a remarkable life and were recognized by all who knew her. Born in Budapest, Hungary, she endured the hardships of WWII and lived in Beirut, Lebanon before emigrating to the USA in 1952. She was an accomplished equestrian in her youth; she spoke five languages and was a regionally recognized bridge player. She was a major influence in her husband’s successful art career; they had been married for 57 years and lived in Roslyn Heights. She is survived by daughter Susie Peelle; son Peter; grandchildren, Michael, Beau, Christopher and Evan Peelle, Drew and Eve Xanthopoulos; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughter Eva Xanthopoulos and husband George Gach. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Bryant Ave., Roslyn on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. Interment private.
 

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