Here are some recent obituaries writted by friends, family members, and colleagues of deceased Long Islanders.

25-year-old Walt Whitman High grad, Pa. professor

Battalion Chief, 40-year member of FDNY

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Scotland native, truant officer who lit the original Gracie Mansion yule log

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Former school board president

U.S. Army vet, former painters union president

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