LI notable deaths: Jan. 2013-June 2013
Long Island notable deaths from January 2013 through June 2013.
World War II veteran Sol Lipper died May 11, 2013 at North Shore University Hospital after complications from an abdominal surgery. He was 95.
Newsday's obituary for Sol Lipper
Norman Murray, the father of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, who worked for the town for 22 years after a 25-year career as a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, died June 25, 2013 of complications from cancer. He was 87.
Newsday's obituary for Norman Murray
Longtime Nassau County Court official Patricia Doyle was found dead in her Syosset swimming pool early Wednesday, June, 26, 2013, Nassau County police said. Doyle was an attorney referee with the Nassau County Family Court. She was 55.
Newsday's obituary for Patricia Doyle
Foreign languages teacher Vladimir Rus, who left his native Czechoslovakia after refusing to spy for the Communists, has died He was 86.
Newsday's obituary for Vladimir Rus
Susan Kupferman, senior adviser to the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, died June 26, 2013, after a long illness. She was 54.
Newsday's obituary for Susan Kupferman
Earthalee Layne,who made history as one of the first African-American women to integrate Sacred Heart School, a Roman Catholic high school in Washington, D.C., died June 14, 2013. She was 79.
Newsday's obituary for Earthalee Layne
Warren Berry, a powerhouse writer who covered everything from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nixon White House and spent most of his lengthy newspaper career at Newsday, died of congestive heart failure June 21, 2013, at his home on Eatons Neck. He was 79. (Feb.16, 1994)
Newsday's obituary for Warren Berry
James F. Rice, who spent more than 40 years teaching and coaching in Levittown, died June 10, 2013 after battling autoimmune kidney disease. He was 79 and .
Newsday's obituary for James F. Rice
Lawrence J. Marlin, a tax accountant, sports enthusiast and family man, died June 15, 2013 in his home in Melville after suffering heart failure. He was 74.
Newsday's obituary for Lawrence Marlin
Jerome Weinstein, who was a councilman for much of the 1970s and '80s, before the era of councilmanic districts, died June 13, 2013. He was 89. (Jan. 6, 1986)
Newsday's obituary for Jerome Weinstein
World War II flying ace Joseph Mack, a longtime Bayville resident, died of natural causes on May 31, 2013. He was 91.
Newsday's obituary for Joseph Mack
Charity worker Bridget DePasquale, a longtime resident of East Northport, died May 24, 2013 after a struggle with esophageal cancer. She was 69.
Newsday's obituary for Bridget DePasquale
Frances Reder, a longtime East Meadow community leader who helped launch the local chamber of commerce, died June 7, 2013 at a nursing facility in Roslyn Heights — four months after becoming a centenarian.
Newsday's obituary for Frances Reder
The Rev. DuBois "Obe" Tangier Smith died May 13, 2013 of natural causes in Valley City, N.D., after moving there in 2007. He was 82.
Newsday's obituary for The Rev. DuBois Tangier Smith
McHarrel Zachuel Thomas, a former supervising microbiologist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, died from pulmonary hypertension at his home in Lakewood, Colo. on May 10, 2013. He was 73.
Newsday's obituary for McHarrel Thomas
Thomas Roberts, right, visits the lighthouse with other members of the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society in 2006. Roberts died June 10, 2013 at home after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was 75.
Newsday's obituary for Thomas Roberts
Fred Coverdale, a longtime educator in the Bayport/Bluepoint schools, died June 10, 2013. He was 76.
Newsday's obituary for Fred Coverdale
The Rev. Joseph M. Sullivan, a retired auxiliary bishop, died of injuries stemming from a May 30 car accident on the Long Island Expressway in Syosset. He was 83.
Newsday's obituary for The Rev. Joseph M. Sullivan
Theoretical physicist Gerald E. Brown, who lived in East Setauket, died May 31, 2013, at Stony Brook University Hospital from complications of pneumonia. He was 86.
Newsday's obituary for Gerald E. Brown
Centerport native Joanne Eff, an elementary schoolteacher in Stony Brook, died of pneumonia and aplastic anemia May 15, 2013. She was 56.
Newsday's obituary for Joanne Eff
Ellin Cromarty, wife of retired judge and Suffolk County Republican leader Arthur Cromarty, died May 28, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip after a long illness. She was 87.
Newsday's obituary for Ellin Cromarty
Sally Ann Rosenberg, a retired bank loan officer and a prizewinning horsewoman who was a native Long Islander, died of cancer on May 26, 2013, at the Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken, South Carolina. She was 66.
Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce chairman Lawrence A. Kushnick, who was recently installed to the position, died June 3, 2013. He was 51.
Newsday's obituary for Lawrence Kushnick
Caesar Trunzo, who wielded political clout for three decades as a state senator and Islip Republican leader yet never lost the common touch, died May 29, 2013, in his Brentwood home. He was 87.
Newsday's obituary for Caesar Trunzo
Diana Filbry, of Massapequa, died May 23, 2013 from a heart attack due to a pulmonary embolism. She was 37.
Newsday's obituary for Diana Filbry
Joseph Mund, a retired United Parcel Service manager, died on April 26, 2013 at his home. He was 77.
Newsday's obituary for Joseph Mund
Harold "Bud" Thompson, a Navy veteran who participated in D-Day during World War II, died May 23, 2013. He was 88.
Newsday's obituary for Harold Thompson
Irwin "Buster" Wolosky, who coached Seaford to its first football championship in 1976, died May 20, 2013. He was 76.
Newsday's obituary for Irwin 'Buster' Wolosky
Robert Logan of Uniondale, a community activist who had been a marketing executive with several companies and later owned a local beauty supply shop, died May 17, 2013. He was 82.
Newsday's obituary for Robert Logan
Leonard Marsh, the co-founder of the Snapple beverage brand, died May 21, 2013. He was 80.
Newsday's obituary for Leonard Marsh
Herbert Ruben, a longtime Long Beach resident who spent decades advocating for mental health care, died May 20, 2013, at Columbia Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 87.
Newsday's obituary for Herbert Ruben
Edward Martin, a retired industrial arts teacher who taught at J.W. Dodd Junior High School in Freeport for 40 years and a visionary artist, died of colon cancer May 2, 2013 in upstate Saugerties. He was 81.
Newsday's obituary for Edward J. Martin
Hofstra University junior Andrea Rebello was killed during an armed home invasion at an off-campus residence in Uniondale on May 17, 2013. She was 21.
Newsday's obituary for Andrea Rebello
Children's book author Bernard Waber died May 16, 2013 at his Long Island home after a long illness. He was 91.
Newsday's obituary for Bernard Waber
The Navy says Special Warfare Operator Third Class Jonathan H. Kaloust, of Massapequa, was killed during a training exercise at Fort Knox on May 15, 2013. He was 23.
Newsday's obituary for Jonathan H. Kaloust
Benetia Tekosky-Johnson, an Amityville nurse and minister who worked with the incarcerated, died May 9, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip after surgery complications. She was 62.
Newsday's obituary for Benetia Tekosky-Johnson
William Cancellare Sr., the iconic travel industry photographer, died on May 12, 2013 following complications from a recent heart attack. He was 76.
Newsday's obituary for William Cancellare Sr.
Lillian Gordon, a longtime wife, mother and artist, died at home from Alzheimer's disease-related problems and kidney failure on May 12, 2013. She was 84.
Newsday's obituary for Lillian Gordon
Robert C. Blosser, a longtime Northport Village resident with a PhD from Princeton University, died April 17, 2013 at his home from the effects of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 72.
Newsday's obituary for Robert C. Blosser
Dr. Santo Thomas Ruggieri, a Port Jefferson internist known for dispensing free treatment to clergy and members of religious orders, died April 30, 2013 in Mather Memorial Hospital in the North Shore village. He was 76.
Newsday's obituary for Dr. S. Thomas Ruggieri
Poet/business owner Jack Wohl, of Roslyn Heights, died April 17, 2013 at New York Presbyterian Hospital after a long battle with esophageal cancer. He was 74.
Newsday's obituary for Jack Wohl
Walter Heimer, a longtime psychology professor at LIU Post known for his dapper appearance and warm demeanor, died May 3, 2013 of complications of lung cancer. He was 85.
Newsday's obituary for Walter Heimer,
Bernard Kaufman plays on the "Perry Como Show" in 1957. Kaufman, a 30-year Great Neck resident and noted musician, died April 22, 2013 from natural causes. He was 98.
Newsday's obituary for Bernard Kaufman
WLNY-TV's Marvin Chauvin died in retirement March 27, 2013, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was 77.
Newsday's obituary for Marvin Chauvin
Humphrey C. Patton Jr., one of the last Long Islanders among the "Tuskegee Airmen", died April 22, 2013. Patton, of Hempstead, was 93.
Newsday's obituary for Humphrey C. Patton, Jr.
Dr. Leonilda Giedraitis-Svilas, who worked at the Northport VA Hospital for 24 years, died at her home on April 19, 2013. She was 98.
Newsday's obituary for Dr. Leonilda Giedraitis-Svilas
James Poll, the patriarch of a well-known Long Island restaurant family whose own nightclub decades ago was frequented by rock stars and the 1972-1973 champion New York Knicks team, died April 17, 2013. He was 93.
Newsday's obituary for James Poll
Brother and sister, Ralph Knowles, 5 and Sharon Knowles, 7, who died after being pulled from a neighbor's pool on April 14, 2013.
Newsday's obituary for Ralph and Sharon Knowles
Patrick James Kelly, a longtime Adelphi University history professor, died April 14, 2013. He was 69.
Newsday's obituary for Patrick James Kellyx
Catherine England, who overcame obstacles in Long Island's male-dominated legal establishment more than 60 years ago and went on to become the first woman to serve as a Suffolk County Supreme Court justice, died April 11, 2013. She was 97.
Newsday's obituary for Catherine England