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.
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.
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.
Gloria was born on Nov. 19, 1924, in Bayside, NY. She was married for 46 years to William Ray Pitt III, and they were the most graceful of dance partners until his death in 1992. She was predeceased by her mother, Katherine Murphy Igoe, her father, Herbert “Hype” Igoe, (celebrated illustrator and sports writer for the New York American), her sister Jaunita Coon, her brother Jack Igoe, and her son William Ray Pitt IV. She is survived by her son David Pitt (Fred Goldstein) of Hollywood, CA, her daughter, Janice Pitt Fitzgibbon (Timothy) of McLean, and her grandchildren, Colin William and Cathryn Gloria Fitzgibbon.
Gloria took great pride in her volunteer work at St. Francis Hospital. Over 25 years, she logged nearly 13,000 volunteer hours and was fondly referred to as “The General,” due in part to the 26 gold “Volunteer Award Bars” she wore on her uniform. Even after her eyesight was diminished by macular degeneration, Gloria navigated the halls guided by the colors of the floor tiles, and she put thousands of patients at ease in the process.
As the daughter of a sports writer, Gloria loved language in all of its forms, including political debates, crossword puzzles, conversations with patients and stories that improved with each retelling. She loved to dance, which she continued to do until shortly before her death. She never met a stranger, as could be attested to by the Amtrak passengers she encountered on trips to McLean until she moved there two years ago.
A graveside service was held on July 24 at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Francis Heart Hospital at www.stfrancisheartcenter.com.
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, 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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Please visit Mr. Cavanagh’s memorial page http://www.fairchildsons.com/tribute/details/1251/Martin_Cavanagh/service-information.html#content-start.
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.