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Magdalen R. Plominski

Magdalen R. Plominski passed away peacefully on June 30. She is now safely at home in the arms of God.
Magdalen was born in 1920, in the City of Manhattan and moved to Port Washington in 1952.
She was the daughter of George and Catherine Riemann. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Joseph and brother, George Riemann. [Read more...]

Eileen A. Petersen

Eileen Ann Petersen passed away on May 2, at the age of 73, at her home in Albertson.
Eileen was born on March 31, 1941, in Baldwin, the daughter of William and Eileen Muldoon.
She moved to Port Washington in 1955 and graduated from Paul D. Schreiber High School with the class of 1959. She worked for many years as a medical receptionist for Dr. William Wagner in Port Washington.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Nancy Petersen; sister Maryann McMullen and partner Douglas Roach; nephews Kevin and Todd McMullen; niece Kelly Fowler; and her children Adam, Brad, Luke and Erika; longtime devoted partner Edward Knijewski; and dear friend Doris Haragsim.
Eileen was loved and admired by her family and many friends. She will be greatly missed and always in our hearts.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church in Port Washington on July 19, at 11:30 a.m.
Private burial will be at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury.

Norma Skelton Blunt

Norma Skelton Blunt, a former resident of Port Washington, died on January 17, 2013, in La Jolla, California, where she had resided for ten years. She was 94. Norma was the wife of Albert C. “Bud” Blunt, III, who died in 1989. Norma and Bud, who was the President of the Port Washington Board of Education in the mid 1960’s, raised three sons in the community, and is survived by Albert C. “Chip” Blunt, IV, of Ft. Myers, Florida, Kenneth J. Blunt, M.D.(Elizabeth “Betty” Blunt nee Thornberry) of La Jolla, California, and Richard S. Blunt, of Tampa, Florida, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Norma and Bud moved to Hanover, Pennsylvania in 1968, and upon Bud’s retirement from the shoe business in 1982, they moved to the family homestead in East Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Both Norma and Bud are buried in the Newton Cemetery in Newton, Massachusetts, where they were both born and raised.


James A. Joyce

James A. Joyce, 79, of Port Washington, died on June 13.
James is survived by his wife Louise, his daughter Mary, his sisters Helen, Frances, and Dorothy, and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his siblings Mary, Robert, Loretta, and Virginia.
James was a retired American Airlines employee.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Austin F. Knowles, Inc. Funeral Home.
The funeral was private.

Barbara H. Meyer

Barbara H. Meyer passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, June 14, at her home in Port Washington.
Barbara was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Philadelphia, the daughter of William and Marjorie Hamilton. She was married to Anthony Otto Herrmann and had four children.
Barbara received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology at Hood College in Frederick, MD. She also received a Masters in social work from Adelphia University in Garden City. She worked as a social worker for Nassau County for 19 years. [Read more...]

C. Eleanor Sewell O’Neill

C. Eleanor Sewell O’Neill (nee Erikson), former administrative assistant at the Port Washington Public Library, age 77, died April 11.
She is survived by her husband, Gilbert; her children, Christopher and Wendy Bonn (Wesley); her grandchildren, Tyler and Tommy; and a loving extended family.
She was predeceased by her daughter Lauren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home.
A religious service was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 15. The interment followed at Flushing Cemetery.
Donations in her memory to Peaceful Living, 99 Allentown Rd., Souderton, PA, 18964, would be greatly appreciated.

Catherine Brower

Catherine (Betty) Brower, 97, passed into a better world on Feb. 4, at The Springs of Wesley Health Care Center. Betty was the wife of the late G. Wesley Brower, whom she married in 1947. They lived in Port Washington until his passing in 2002. She then moved to Saratoga Springs 12 years ago to be closer to family.
Betty, as she was known, was the youngest of six daughters born to the late August and Marie (Klob) Faulhaber. She worked in the insurance industry for a number of years but because of a long commute into Manhattan, she decided to work closer to home. She worked at Lord & Taylor in Manhasset and became head of quality control.
Retired after 35 years, she became interested and active in charitable projects. Betty loved animals and cared for many abandoned animals during her lifetime. [Read more...]

Victor William Yakkey Jr.

“Mister” Victor William Yakkey Jr. (Billy) formally of Port Washington 26.

He passed peacefully in his sleep at the home of his youngest daughter Mary in Algood, TN.

He was a truck driver most of his life, along with being an United States Army Veteran.

He is survived by his eight daughters; Caroline, Victoria, Donna, Kathleen, Helen, Diana, Tammy and Mary. He also had two sons: Victor III (Billy) and Joseph. [Read more...]

Arnold Jay “A.J.” Gober

ajA Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at the Flower Hill Hose Company Fire House on Haven Avenue in Port Washington to celebrate the life of A.J. Gober.

You are blessed if you have had one special teacher whom you remember fondly; who made learning fun, made you feel special, and made a difference in your intellectual life. For thousands of students passing through the Port Washington schools, AJ Gober was that teacher. When news of his passing on Feb. 13 appeared on Facebook, the tributes began immediately. Some of the examples follow:

“Mr. Gober’s English class was one of the few I looked forward to in high school.” [Read more...]

Shari Beth Rosenthal

shariYou may think that you didn’t know Shari, but if you ever saw a cute, little curly haired brunette on her scooter with Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals hanging off the basket, then you knew Shari.

Shari lived a full and exuberant life, every moment counted for her. On March 19, Shari took her last breath. We already miss her.

She is survived by her loving family and friends: Her ever present mom, Gloria Rosenthal. Sister and brother-in-law Lisa Rosenthal and Bill Kahan. Sister and brother-in-law Laura Rosenthal and Stephen Green. As well as her nieces Rosie, Gili and Miya Kahan. [Read more...]