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Dorothy Loretta Calinda

Dorothy “Dottie” Loretta Calinda, 78, the widow of Richard Alan Calinda, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Bridgeport Hospital with her loving family by her side.OBITCalinda012716A

Dorothy was born on Nov. 3, 1937, in Port Washington. She was the youngest of 14 siblings, the beloved daughter of the late Edward and Lillian Dumpson. Dottie is survived by two sons, John McCargo, Michael and daughter-in-law Sylvia McCargo; two sisters, Lillian, Francis; brother, Paul; four grandchildren, Antquan, Antquanette, Alexandra, Alexis; and a host of extended family and friends that will cherish her memory. [Read more…]

Richard Robert Oates

(Aug. 23, 1983–Jan. 12, 2016) Richard, 32, of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, lived and died as a burgeoning Renaissance Man. He is survived by his wife, Marisa Kompar, and their two children, Finnegan, 4, and Theodore, 10 months.

Born in Mineola and raised in Port Washington, Richard spent his knee-bruising youth in the classrooms of St. Peter’s School and Chaminade High School. He continued on to Loyola and into the cubicles of corporate America. Yet his gaze wandered. Richard pursued a self-identified vision at The French Culinary Institute of America and hopscotched from one kitchen to the next. [Read more…]

Robert Bonham Parker

Robert Bonham Parker died on Jan. 18, 2016, of natural causes in Chapel Hill, NC, at 95. Born on Nov. 13, 1920, in Garland, AK, the only son of Robert Everett Parker and Theresa Eliza Bonham, both educators. Graduated from Plumerville High School at 16 and attended Arkansas Tech University, then the University of Missouri, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy as an officer on the USS Pensacola in the Pacific during WWII. He married Betty Ruth Sass of Willow Springs, MO, in May 1944 while on leave in San Francisco. [Read more…]

M. Cyril Morris

The Morris Family, residents of Manhasset since 1968, and recently of Port Washington, announced the passing on Wednesday, Jan. 6, of M. Cyril Morris. Cyril is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Christina D. Morris, two sons, Geoffrey (Janet) and their children Ashley and Nicholas, who reside in Cape Town, South Africa; and Dr. Stephen Morris (Hope) and their two sons, Elliot and Calder, who reside in Seattle, WA. Cyril celebrated his 90th birthday on May 1, and was in good health until being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September. Cyril was a well-known commercial photographer in New York and notably involved in international travel. He served in the Army Air Corp as a draftee in 1944 and finished his service as a radio operator. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and started his career as a stringer for United Press International and the Associated Press. His early love of travel was launched as ships photographer for Holland American Lines and SAS Scandinavian Airlines. Striking out on his own as a freelancer, his diverse clients included airlines, tourist offices and press trips to the major capitals of the world. On a more local level, his clients included real estate and constructions organizations, such as William Levitt and the Lefrak Organization, as well as having developed a reputation for his aerial photography of expansive construction sites via helicopter. His work appeared in Life Magazine, The New York Times and local media throughout the tri-state area. He will be missed. [Read more…]

Stephen C. Leeolou

Stephen C. Leeolou, 86, a lifelong resident of Port Washington, passed away on Jan. 2, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital with his family at his side. Stephen was a well-known figure in the Port Washington community as a result of his six decades of public safety, civic and local athletic volunteer work. [Read more…]

Frank A. D’Elia

Frank A. D’Elia, Port Washington attorney for 54 years, who resided in Southampton for 25 years, died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at his home in West Palm Beach, FL. He was deeply loved by all his family and will be sorely missed.

Frank attended St. John’s University, received his LLB from Brooklyn Law School in 1959 and was admitted to practice in the New York State courts the same year. The Port Washington law firm of Neier & Daiker announced that they had maVersion 2de Frank a partner in 1967. In addition to the practice of law, he was active in the Port Washington Republican Club and was president in 1966. He was also active in Lions, was a member of the John Michael Marino Lodge, Sons of Italy, Nassau County Bar Association, and various cancer and cerebral palsy campaigns, Catholic Charities and various local groups. He was active in St. Peter of Alcantara church and school and was a former president of the school board.

He is survived by his wife Jeanne D’Elia (Rollauer), his two sons Gregory and Christopher, his daughter-in-law Rosemary and four granddaughters, Reilly, Meg, Adrienne and Francesca.

The wake was held at Austin F. Knowles, Inc. Funeral Home, 128 Main St., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral mass was held at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Southampton Animal Shelter in Frank’s name. Checks may be sent to PO Box 696, Hampton Bays, NY 11946.

 

Angela M. Katz

Angela M. Katz, 84, of Port Washington, died on Jan. 13, 2016. Angela was the devoted wife of the late Eugene, the loving mother of Steven (Raisa), Gary (Leslie), and the late Michael, the dear sister of Diana and the late Marjorie. She is also survived by many loving family members. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church. The interment was at Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Flushing. [Read more…]

Lynn Quilty

OBITQuilty011316ALynn Quilty, a true angel, has returned to Heaven. A beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter and grandmother, she passed peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 29, with her family close by her side. Lynn left this world in the same manner in which she lived: with strength, dignity, grace, selflessness and peace.

Lynn is survived by her loving husband, Kevin; sons Jim (Sherry) and Sean (Ashley); daughter Kate (Patrick); brother Bill Kitley; mother Thea Kitley and her treasured grandchildren, Connor and Logan.

Lynn was born in Port Washington on July 20, 1952, where she attended Schreiber High School. She later attended the State University of New York, Oneonta, where she earned a BA in sociology. [Read more…]

Virginia Frances Zirpolo Bonafino Young

Virginia Frances Zirpolo Bonafino Young of Cary, NC, formerly of Venice, FL., passed away peacefully on Dec. 5 after a long illness.

She was born on May 11, 1935, in Port Washington to the late Frances and Virgil Zirpolo. She graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Brooklyn. She spent her entire working career as a registered nurse, sharing her compassionate and caring manner with many people. Virginia loved traveling to many exotic locations. Her favorite trip was when she “danced with the penguins” in Antarctica. She loved butterflies, birds and angels, and is in their presence now. [Read more…]

Patricia A. Ziev

Patricia Z. Ziev (nee Buckheit), 67, of Port Washington, formerly of Albertson. Beloved wife of Dr. Joel Ziev, loving mother of Christine (Sean) and Jeffery, stepmother to Jennifer (Eugene) and Jonathon (Amy), beloved sister of Harry (Paula), Richard (Diana), Douglas (Linda) and Catherine (William). Cherished grandmother of Emma, Jack, Chelsea, Samantha, Miller, Joy and Jada. Devoted special education teacher at Henry Viscardi School in Albertson for 37 years. Services were held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Port Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Patricia’s name to one of the many causes close to her heart, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Long Island, www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters
/nyh/donate and the Port Washington Community Chest.