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Victoria Ratkoski

Victoria Ratkoski of Port Washington died on July 3, 2015 in her 84th year. Devoted wife of 64 years to the late Edward “Charlie;” loving mother of Edward Jr. (Darnell), Elizabeth Pisciotto (Salvatore) and John (April); cherished grandmother of Lance and Nicole Ratkoski and Shawn Taveres, Krista and Dave Dobbins, Alexandria and Bryan Giannecchini, Salvatore Jr. Pisciotto and Jaimee and Kelli Ratkoski; adored great grandmother of Camden Dobbins. She is survived by her brother Frank Tucholski (Kay) as well as many nieces and nephews. Long-time active member of PACA Port Washington and the Flower Hill Women’s Auxiliary. Funeral mass was held at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church in Port Washington. Funeral arrangements made by Roslyn Heights Funeral Home. Interment at Holy Rood Cemetery.


Kathleen M. Pohl

Kathleen M. Pohl, 87, died on July 10, 2015. Kathleen is survived by her beloved husband Robert, her loving daughters Jennifer and Sara, and her devoted brother Keith Matthews of Lancaster, NH. She was preceded in death by her cherished sister Vivian Dooley of Westborough, MA. A longtime member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Port Washington, she served as altar-guild director, as well as a consignment-shop volunteer and vestry member. She was also a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Altar Guild, 9 Carlton Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050. May she rest in eternal peace with her heavenly Father.


Stanley Komorowski

Stanley Komorowski of Port Washington died on June 7, 2015 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Genevieve, devoted father of Priscilla Dromm (Gary) and Kevin Komorowski (Linda), cherished grandfather of five and great grandfather of six. Stanley was a proud Army veteran of WWII and a member of the Polish Hall in Port Washington. He retired after working 45 years for the Long Island Lighting Company. The funeral mass was held at St. Peter of Alcantara Church in Port Washington. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Roslyn Heights Funeral Home. Interment was at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.


Inge “Pinky” Brennen

Inge “Pinky” Brennen, nee Scheibe, died on July 18 after a long bout with cancer. Dearly loved by her husband, Thomas Brennen, she also leaves her bereaved mother, Anna Scheibe, sisters Ursula and Jeannette Hjorth (Johnny), and brothers Franz and Tommy. Inge graduated from Schreiber High School in 1973. Funeral services were private with internment at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.OBIT Brennen


Francis F. Doran

Francis F. Doran, a former town attorney for the Town of North Hempstead, whose professional career was given to public service, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 23 at the age of 92 at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn. He and his late wife, Libby, were residents of Port Washington from 1952 to 1983.

Libby and Frank Doran

Libby and Frank Doran

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Martin Aloysius Cavanagh

Martin A. Cavanagh, a resident of Manhasset, NY, died in his home on May 23, 2015. He was preceded by his beloved wife, Carol Marie (McCarthy) Cavanagh. One of 10 children and the son of John Joseph (Tipperary, Ireland) and Sabina (Keeley) Cavanagh (County Clare, Ireland). Martin graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School, Rice High School, Fordham University and John Jay Criminal College. After high school, Martin enlisted in the service. From 1946 through 1947, Martin proudly served his country as part of the United States Army occupation force in Oitia, Japan, receiving Veteran status for his service. After the service, while attending Fordham, Martin joined the police force in 1953. He graduated from Fordham University in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in Business. Martin also earned his Masters in Criminology. Martin retired from the New York City Police Department as a Detective First Grade in 1977, and subsequently retired from the Federal Reserve Bank in New York in 1994. A devoted member of St. Mary’s Parish in Manhasset, Martin was an active member of the community, with volunteer service to the American Legion Post 304 (Vice Commander & Secretary), the Holy Name Society, former member of the Emerald Society, the Manhasset Men’s Club, the Bayview Civic Association and a past member of Port Washington Yacht Club.ObitCavanagh_060315A

Martin and Carol had 5 children; Carol-Anne Condon (Edward R.); Mary-Jean Wasley (Bradford); Ellen J. Cavanagh McNulty (Thomas F.); Kathleen Joy Ross (Peter R.); Martin Robert (Bob) Cavanagh (Tara). He is survived by his 5 children, 4 sons-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, 8 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, his brother Edward F. Cavanagh (Catherine), brother-in-law Edwin H. Walsh and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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Flowers and condolences can be sent to Fairchild Sons, 1570 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030, with viewings between the hours of 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28. There will be a funeral mass held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29, at St. Mary’s RC Church, 1300 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030. Interment will be at Holy Rood Cemetery, 111 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206, in memory of Martin A. Cavanagh or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York City – Southern New York, 733 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10017.


Glenn P. McDonald

Glenn P. McDonald, a 1978 Paul D. Schreiber High School graduate, passed away on March 7, 2015 from complications suffered after surgery. A proud former resident of Port Washington, Glenn lived in Holtsville, NY with his beloved wife Barbara and devoted teenage sons Zachary and Scott. After earning his B.A. degree from Hofstra University in 1982, Glenn quickly embarked on a highly successful career in the technology industry. Beginning locally with Port Washington companies Aristo and Publisher’s Clearing House, Glenn then joined King Kullen Grocery Company, Pan American World Airways, On-Line Software International, Computer Associates International and finally CA Technologies in Islandia, NY. For 24 years, Glenn was an extremely well-liked, highly regarded and deeply respected associate at CA, serving most recently as Senior Principal Product Manager.ObitMcDonald_060315A [Read more…]

Betty Pliskin Davenport

Betty Pliskin Davenport, 86, longtime resident of Port Washington, died on May 8 at her home in Port Crane, N.Y.. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Davenport, brothers Leon and Paul Pliskin. She is survived by her sister Norma Raboud of Deland, Fla., daughters, Debra Davenport, of Port Crane, N.Y., Dany Davenport-Frigerio (Stephen) of St. Augustine, Fla., Dale Davenport-O’Connor of Port Crane, N.Y., six grandchildren, Elaine (Bill) Lawton of Cape Coral, Fla., Maya (Brice) Randall of Virginia Beach, Va., Nicolas Frigerio of St. Augustine, Fla., Shannon (Ivan) Shurtygin of Tallahassee, Fla., Alex O’Connor (Katie Hogan) of Somersworth, N.H., Charles O’Connor of Woodstock, N.Y., 5 beautiful great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and good friends.ObitDavenport_052015A [Read more…]

Isabel (Libby) Doran

Isabel (Libby) Doran, formally of Port Washington and Sands Point, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2015 (Little Christmas) in Silverhill, Alabama at the age of 91.ObitDoran_051315A [Read more…]

Myra Gamell

ObitGamell_051315AMyra Gamell of Sands Point died on January 9, 2015 at her home on Barkers Point Road at the age of 85. Myra was an award winning actress in the 1940’s and 1950’s in Off-Broadway, live radio and television under the stage name Myra Martin. She later directed and produced equity professional dinner theatre of note in New York and New Jersey. She was also the creator of the “Crime Prevention Through Drama” program of the Queens D.A.’s office in the 1960’s. As a plaintiff in the landmark, first “brain damaged baby” case in New York, Gamell v. Mt. Sinai, Myra was a pioneer in the fight for the rights of victims of obstetric malpractice. She was also an activist and fundraiser for A.H.R.C. New York and Nassau County Chapters, and a founding member of the Auction Committee for Camp Loyaltown, an AHRC/Nassau summer facility in the Catskills for developmentally disabled children and adults. In Sands Point, Myra led the fight to preserve the landscape marvel “Grand Allee” of the Village Club of Sands Point when the club’s golf course was expanded; the “allee” was then used as the club’s official logo for many years. [Read more…]