Edith Wright, 52, of Montauk died when she was taken by a surging ocean as she walked on the beach with her daughter's dog the day Sandy hit. She "was loving and accepting of everybody and everything," family and friends say.
Jack Miller, 39, of Lloyd Harbor was killed by a falling tree while he was trying to evacuate his family to a neighbor's house for safety during Sandy. Family and friends recall a man "who was always more interested in making someone else feel good than he was himself."
David Freberg, a professional tree trimmer from York, S.C., who came to help Sandy victims on Long Island, was cutting a limb from a fallen tree in a wooded area in Nissequogue when it fell, hitting him fatally, on Nov. 12. Friends and family remember him as a man who "had very high values and morals, he worked hard, he believed in God and he loved his family."
Lewis J. Bodi, 87, of Glen Cove died six days after Sandy when he lit a kerosene lantern and accidentally knocked it over, setting himself and his home on fire. The former York College provost "was a joy to be around. . . . If it wasn't for Sandy, he'd still be here," Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi said.
Michael Fleming, 80, of Bay Shore died after falling on his front steps and losing consciousness on the night Sandy hit. He is remembered by his family as a "good Irishman" known for a sense of humor that produced a joke for every occasion.
Michelle Bracco, 44, of Oceanside was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator that was running in the attached garage, days after Sandy knocked out the electricity at her home. She is remembered as an animal lover, an upbeat single mother of two who would "give you the shirt off her back," her family said.
Safar Shafinoori, 84, of Glen Head died when he went outside to move his car during Sandy and was hit by a falling tree. He is remembered by family as a "dedicated family man, true friend and lifelong philanthropist."
The morning after Sandy hit, Nicholas Lourikas, 66, of Centereach was helping a co-worker cut down trees behind the Hauppauge Palace Diner when one of them struck and killed him. He is remembered by friends as having a tireless work ethic and way with a joke.
Anne Marie Dolan, 55, died when a tree fell on her tent in the woods near Veteran's Memorial Highway in Commack. The homeless woman's body was found by a friend a week after Sandy. "She was a free spirit," friends recall. "She loved politics. She loved art. She loved music."
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