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Everett Hall

Everett Hall, age 92, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, at Veterans Victory House in South Carolina.

Hall was born in Canton, NC, a son of the late Charles G. and Dorothy Vick Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna S. Hall, and two brothers, Edgar and Virgil Hall.

Hall was drafted into military service in 1944, honorably serving his country in the U.S. Army. After training in the Ordnance Corps he was transferred to the Pacific Theater where he participated in the Luzon, New Guinea and Philippine liberation campaigns. After 16 months overseas, he was returned to the U.S. and was discharged in 1946. He was formerly employed with Northrup/Grumman and his proudest accomplishment was his contributions to the first lunar landing. Hall was an avid golfer and was a volunteer ranger at Wild Wing Golf Course for many years. He was a former resident of Port Washington for 30 years where he raised his family and he also was a former resident
of Myrtle Trace in Conway, SC, for 30 years.

Hall is survived by his daughters: Marianne Mele and her husband, Orlando, of Port Washington, Karen Reynolds and her husband, Nick, of Warwick, NY; and one brother, Vaughn Hall and his wife, Jonny, of Canton, NC. He is also survived by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, who all affectionately referred to him as “Pop.”

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, SC. Sign an online guestbook at

Patricia Rowland

OBITRowland092315APatricia Paton Rowland, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend, died on Sept. 11 after leading an energetic, full life.

A resident of Port Washington for 56 years, Pat was born in Manhattan on March 17, 1932. She attended Great Neck High School and received an associate degree from Principia College, with additional coursework at Long Island University and Oxford University.

Pat reveled in her career at Buckley Country Day School, where she taught music and history for 41 years. There she touched many lives with her creative third-grade musicals, annual first-grade productions of The Nutcracker, and her infectious fascination with American history. During holiday breaks, she and her husband, Peter, were avid sailors and world travelers.

Pat was committed to St. Stephen’s Church for many years and was involved in numerous social and operational aspects there. She especially enjoyed singing in the Church choir.

Pat leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Peter Rowland, and was a loving mother to Jeff Rowland (Amy) and Liz Rowland (Barry). She was the cherished grandmother of Elizabeth, Theodore and Annie.

A funeral service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Port Washington at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Stephen’s Music Fund.

Stephanie Wrobel Palasek

OBITPalasekStephanie Wrobel Palasek, longtime resident of Port Washington, passed away Sept. 6 surrounded by her family. She was 97 years old. She moved to the St. Mary’s Assisted Living facility in Lawrenceville, NJ, in 2009 to be closer to her family.

She leaves a daughter, Regina Palasek Wall; three granddaughters, Elizabeth Ann Wall-O’Brien, Regina Ellen Wall (Nina), Amy Victoria Wall-Lerman and two grandsons, Robert Emmet Christopher Wall and Craig Douglas Wall; six great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Palasek, a World War II veteran who passed away March 31, 1993; her parents Maryjanna Kowalska Wrobel of Borawe, Poland, Antoni Wrobel of Sleczychy, Poland; and an older brother, Chester Wrobel, founder of the Polish American Museum of Port Washington.

The Wrobel family came to the U.S. in 1912. They moved back to Poland in 1921, leaving there for Cedoux, Saskatchewan, Canada and returning to Port Washington in 1929.

During World War II, while her husband served with the armed forces in Europe, Stephanie worked at Grumman Aircraft in Manorhaven. She went on to work as chief supervisor at Bell Telephone in Port Washington and retired after 25 years of service. She was a talented cook, creating, inventing and improving upon a variety of main courses and desserts. As a superb craftsperson and decorator, she created magnificent knitted, crocheted and embroidered pieces that are cherished by family and were sold to raise money for many charities.

She contributed to the Gift of Life, numerous Veterans associations and United Nations Child Hunger programs. She was an active member of the Polish American Citizens Association of Port Washington, the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Polish American Museum. She was also an active member of the Resident’s Council of St. Mary’s Morris Hall. She enjoyed an active life participating in many of the varied activities at St. Mary’s Assisted Living ,where she made many fond friendships.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Rosary Chapel in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Stephanie Palasek was laid to rest with her husband and parents in Port Washington on Friday, Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, 500 Port Washington Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL.

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William Waldron Leddy

William (Bill) Waldron Leddy, 78, of Santa Barbara, CA, died Aug. 25. Bill is survived by his wife, Beth, his children, Greg and Suzanne, daughter-in-law Jamelah, son-in-law Rick Ascher and his grandchildren, Katie and Kelly Ascher and Luke Leddy.

Bill was born in Brooklyn in 1936. After graduating from Midwood High School he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Washington DC. Upon entering civilian life he graduated from Brooklyn College, married the girl next door and earned his MBA from NYU. Bill was fortunate, entering the world of Wall Street in the days of partnerships. He loved the action, camaraderie and challenge on the trading floors and investment banking at CF Childs, Lehman Brothers, AG Becker and Prudential.

Settling in Port Washington, the family grew along with his love of running, tennis, sailing and later golf. After retirement, both adult children having decamped for the West Coast, Bill and Beth settled in Santa Barbara, CA. Moving to this new community was made so easy by wonderful neighbors and new friends. Bill contributed his financial knowledge and expertise to various boards along with “hanging” with his new buddies, playing golf, bridge and just “shooting the breeze.” He connected with people in his own special way.

He was a delightful man, appreciated for his wisdom, humor and warmth.He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Services were held at All-Saints-By-the-Sea on Aug. 31. His favorite charities were the Cottage Hospital Foundation and Transition House.

Mary V. Coelho

Mary V. Coelho “Maymie” died peacefully on Aug. 30 at Oak Leaf Manor North after a period of declining health.

Mary was born on July 11, 1929, in Port Washington, the youngest of seven children. The daughter of Polish immigrants Joseph Bialobryski and Maryanna Sadloska, she graduated from public school and then entered business school for secretarial training. As a young woman she worked as a bank teller and loved taking trips with girlfriends. She traveled to Canada to ski and to Cuba via boat from Miami. Her love of travel continued throughout her life as she and her husband Robert traveled to Hawaii, Europe and took several cross-country adventures by car.

She met and married Robert J. Coelho in January of 1954. Robert died in 2011. Together they raised five children: Robert J. Coelho (Marianne) of Bay Shore; Lani J. Coelho (David Snyder) of Lancaster, PA; Douglas J. Coelho (Rodney Koliha) of Boston, MA; Nancy E. Allen (Craig Allen) of Monroe, CT; and Thomas J. Coelho (Jane) of Glen Cove. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

While her kids were small, Mary was a homemaker, returning to work later in life at Hofstra University. With five children, dogs and various birds, fish, snakes and even a raccoon, it was always an adventure in the Coelho household. Mary tolerated messes, noise and a few extra children at the dinner table most nights. She believed that housework would always be there but chances to ice skate with your kids, play with a puppy or relax on the beach, were fleeting. One of Mary’s greatest joys was spending summers at the family cabin on Rangeley Lake in Maine. Mary taught all of her children to swim in that clear, cold lake.

In November 2014, Mary moved into Oak Leaf Manor North, where she received excellent and compassionate care. Caring Hospice was consulted to ensure that the last months of her life were free of pain. Catherine and her amazing colleagues cared for her with the utmost respect and dignity. They are truly angels among us. The family also would like to express their gratitude to Father Hahn from St. Leo’s and Pastor Tim from Caring Hospice for spiritual support.

On Aug. 30, after visits from her children, with Andre Bocelli’s “Ave Maria” playing softly in the background and her daughter Lani holding her hand, she slipped quietly away.

Services will be private in Rangeley, ME, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to KPets, St. Leo’s the Great Parish in Lancaster, PA, or Lancaster Meals on Wheels in her memory. To place a condolence online, please visit

Evelyn Marie Jones

OBITJones090215AEvelyn Marie Jones, 83, of East Marion, NY, passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Aug. 25. Her death, as her life, was defined with grace, dignity and her unfailing concern for others. She was an only child of the late Charles and Mary Pivrnec of Ridgewood, NY. Evelyn graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in January 1949 and received a bachelor of science in education from Oswego State Teacher’s College in 1952. While attending Oswego, Evelyn met the love of her life, John E. Jones (Jack), and they were united in marriage on Aug. 16, 1952. After the birth of their first child in 1953, Evelyn left her 4th grade teaching position in Pleasantville, NY, to devote her life to her family. Together, Evelyn and Jack raised their six children in Port Washington, where they resided for 42 years. A devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Evelyn’s family was her pride and joy.

Evelyn is survived by her husband of 63 years, John E. Jones, and her six children, Lorelyn M. Jones of Kennebunk, ME; Kathleen J. (Dan) Brammell of Cherry Hill, NJ; Donna J. (J. Walter) Sledge of Chattanooga, TN; Robert J. (Margaret) Jones of Bainbridge Island, WA; Patricia M. Larsen of Chattanooga, TN; and John E. Jones, Jr. of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by seven granddaughters, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Greenport, NY, on Friday, Aug. 28. A private interment took place at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, on Monday, Aug. 31.

Vincie Piazza Hink

OBITHink082615AVincie Piazza Hink, 93, Ventura, CA, former, life-long Port Washington resident, passed away on June 19. Vincie was born in Port Washington and worked for Port Washington elementary school administration. Her parents Antonio and Vittoria Piazza immigrated from Italy and lived on Covert Street. Vincie loved Port Washington and had fond memories about purchasing a rowboat for $5 (with a leak) and rowing out ton Manhasset Bay. She graduated from Port Washington Schools and worked in NYC until she met her husband, Henry Hink from Maryland. They were married at St. Stephen’s Church and lived most of their 62 years of marriage in Port Washington, She was predeceased in death by her husband Henry and son Richard. She is survived by her daughter Mareen Turner.

Warren R. Weilbacher

Warren R. Weilbacher, 82, of Port Washington, died on Aug. 20. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan, his son Warren (Eileen), his sister Dolly, and his grandchildren Peter and Jillian. Warren was a proud employee of Newsday for 35 years. A memorial visitation was held Wednesday and Thursday, August 26 and 27 at Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home. The entombment took place Friday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale.

Gloria Mayrose Bodouva

Gloria Mayrose Bodouva of Sands Point passed away on Aug. 10. Gloria was a brilliant artist, cherished wife to William Bodouva, beloved mother to William Jr, Nicholas, Christine and Chase, and adored grandmother to William III, Michael and Katherine.

Visitation was at Fairchild & Sons in Manhasset and funeral services were at St. Peter of Alcantara Church, with burial at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.

Veronica A. Witting

Veronica A. Witting, age 71, of Port Washington, died on Aug. 11, 2015. She is survived by her husband Peter H., her children Kim Patricia Levin (Erik) and Peter Anthony, her grandson Aidan Erik Witting Levin, her siblings George, Kathy, Jean and Irene, her Auntie Ann, and many nieces and nephews. Veronica was predeceased by her brother Joe. A memorial mass was held Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. The burial was private.