Anastasios A. Agelakis, born 1921 in Greece, passed away while residing in Woodbury on Feb. 5, 2012. Husband of Helen. Father of Kathy Efthmiou, Amy Pilarinos, Joan Koroneos, Georgia Tsapelas and Konstantinos “Gus” Angelakis. Grandfather of 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Feb. 8 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Gary M. Scott, of Woodbury, passed away on Feb. 10, 2012. Brother of Dana Degen. Also survived by many other family members. Arrangements entrusted to McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home, Farmingdale. Cremation was private.
Adelaide D. Sellitto (nee Ehlers), 86, registered nurse, of Syosset, passed away Jan. 2, 2012. Wife of the late Edward. Mother of Adelaide Cote, Dorothy Gennaro, Edward, Charles and Nancy DeLice. Sister of Harold Ehlers. Grandmother of 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements were made by Arthur F. White Funeral Home. A prayer service was held Jan. 4 at the funeral home with interment at All Faith Cemetery.
Sylvia Dickey Strauss, 96, died peacefully at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, ME, on May 10, 2010. Born in Hicksville, she grew up in Syosset and was the elder of two children of Arthur and Florence Dickey. A graduate of Hicksville High School, she attended Hofstra University and received a registered nurse degree from Cornell University - New York Hospital School of Nursing in 1934.
Evelyn Ebba Lagerstrom deRosa, a longtime resident of Huntington Village, died of natural causes on April 3, 2010 at the age of 89. Lynn was born in Chicago on July 2, 1920.
Ruth J. Brown, a former guidance counselor in the Roslyn Public Schools, teacher’s union representative, local columnist and political activist, died Feb. 22, 2010 in Manhattan. She was 84.
Birdie Grumet Reso, a long-time resident of Westbury and Jericho, died on March 4, 2010. She was 93.
On Jan. 28 2010, Alex Eliassof, an original founding member of A & D Offset Printers, Ltd., which opened in the early ‘80s, passed away. Coincidentally, it was on his 89th birthday. Alex was a very well-known, liked and respected man. He will be missed very dearly by family and friends and will forever remain in their hearts and minds. Alex was also a member of many clubs and organizations.
Alex was a WWII veteran in the United States Navy.
Alex is survived by his wife Nina (Sarah) Eliassof; his son Mark Eliassof; grandson Adam Eliassof; and granddaughter Tara Eliassoff.
Stanley Michalowski, age 85, was born in a garage on Devine Avenue in Syosset on May 3, 1924 and would go on to live his entire life here in the hamlet. His father, a Polish immigrant, would later build Stanley’s childhood home on that same plot of land. In the course of Stanley’s life, he would see many major changes in his community and participate in important world events, all as a Syosset resident.
Stanley served in the U.S. Army during World War II, including assignments in Central Europe and the Rhineland and received several decorations. Stanley was proud of his service to his country and was a member of the Syosset American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.
Known as the ultimate caregiver, Mr. Harnett shepherded the care of thousands of Long Islanders in his role as president/CEO of Family & Children’s Association, a human care agency serving Long Island’s neediest population. Mr. Harnett passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2010.
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