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LI notable deaths: Jan. 2013-June 2013

World War II veteran Sol Lipper died May

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
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Long Island notable deaths from January 2013 through June 2013.

World War II veteran Sol Lipper died May
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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
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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

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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,
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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,
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Gerard P. Tully Sr., of Sands Point, chairman
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Gerard P. Tully Sr., of Sands Point, chairman emeritus of Flushing Financial Corp., died April 12, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Flower Hill of complications from diabetes. He was 85. Newsday's obituary for Gerard P. Tully Sr.

Seta Northrop, a resident of Huntington since 1969,
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Seta Northrop, a resident of Huntington since 1969, died Feb. 13, 2013 of lymphoma at the Hospice House in East Northport. She was 83. Newsday's obituary for Seta Northrop

Community volunteer Patricia Ann Nelson died April 8,
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Community volunteer Patricia Ann Nelson died April 8, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. She was 86. Newsday's obituary for Patricia Ann Nelson

Raymond Bigliani, a longtime Farmingdale State professor, died
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Raymond Bigliani, a longtime Farmingdale State professor, died Jan. 21, 2013 after being diagnosed a month earlier with acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow. He was 70. Newsday's obituary for Raymond Bigliani

Charles S. Raynor, the son of Long Island
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Charles S. Raynor, the son of Long Island farmers who went on to build Meat Farms, a supermarket chain, died April 5, 2103. Raynor, who had pancreatic cancer and Parkinson's disease, was 79. Newsday's obituary for Charles S. Raynor

Judith McEvoy, a Suffolk public administrator, died April
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Judith McEvoy, a Suffolk public administrator, died April 5, 2103 at North Shore University Hospital, nearly a week after she had a heart attack. She was 71. Newsday's obituary for Judith McEvoy

Textile executive Robert Eisen, who lived in Garden
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Textile executive Robert Eisen, who lived in Garden City for most of his life, died of pneumonia March 3, 2013 at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola. He was 92. Newsday's obituary for Robert Eisen

Attorney Robert De Poto, of Syosset, a Navy
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Attorney Robert De Poto, of Syosset, a Navy veteran, died March 18, 2013. He was 87 Newsday's obituary for Robert De Poto

National Guard support team leader Amy Maniscalco, 37,
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National Guard support team leader Amy Maniscalco, 37, of Staten Island, died April 2, 2013. Newsday's obituary for Amy Maniscalco

Enid Grossman, a former elementary public schoolteacher from
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Enid Grossman, a former elementary public schoolteacher from Kings Point, died April 3, 2013 of a previously undetected blood disorder at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. She was 72. Newsday's obituary for Enid Grossman

Long Island parks superintendent Frederick O'Neill died March
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Long Island parks superintendent Frederick O'Neill died March 22, 2013. He was 85. Newsday's obituary for Frederick O'Neill

Irving McKnight Sr., a World War II veteran
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Irving McKnight Sr., a World War II veteran and a longtime Roosevelt businessman and community leader, died of natural causes on March 12, 2013. He was 87. Newsday's obituary for Irving McKnight Sr.

Dorothy Storm, the first and only woman to
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Dorothy Storm, the first and only woman to serve as mayor of Freeport in the village's 120-year history, died Jan. 15, 2013 of complications from diabetes. She was 78. Newsday's obituary for Dorothy Storm

Dr. Denis Nicholson, a physician who spent six
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Dr. Denis Nicholson, a physician who spent six decades as an organist and choir director at St. Ignatius Martyr Roman Catholic Church in Long Beach, died March 20, 2013 after a battle with bladder and lung cancer. He was 81. Newsday's obituary for Dr. Denis Nicholson

Anderson Goosby, community activist and former Hempstead Village
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Anderson Goosby, community activist and former Hempstead Village Democratic Party chairman, died March 25, 2013. He was 84. Newsday's obituary for Anderson Goosby

Longtime Hicksville resident George Thomas died of heart
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Longtime Hicksville resident George Thomas died of heart failure on March 20, 2013 at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. He was 87. Newsday's obituary for George Thomas

NYPD Officer Joseph Pritchard was killed March 25,
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NYPD Officer Joseph Pritchard was killed March 25, 2013 when his pickup truck was struck from behind by a box truck on the Long Island Expressway between westbound exits 51 and 52 in Dix Hills. He was 30. Newsday's obituary for Joseph Pritchard

Joseph Mansi, of Glen Cove, a trustee of
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Joseph Mansi, of Glen Cove, a trustee of the North Shore Historical Museum, died March 18, 2013 at North Shore University Medical Center in Manhasset from an aortic aneurysm He was 77. (Aug. 21, 2012) Newsday's obituary for Joseph Mansi

Richard Petrosino, of North Babylon, a longtime Newsday
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Richard Petrosino, of North Babylon, a longtime Newsday employee, died March 22, 2013, after collapsing at the newspaper's main office in Melville. He was 57. Newsday's obituary for Richard Petrosino

Ruth T. Urquhart, a former teacher's assistant and
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Ruth T. Urquhart, a former teacher's assistant and teacher in the Hempstead School District, died March 17, 2013, at her home in Hempstead. She was 89. Newsday's obituary for Ruth T. Urquhart

Kenneth P. Coyle Sr., a World War II
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Kenneth P. Coyle Sr., a World War II veteran and longtime Rockville Centre insurance agent, died March 8, 2013. He was 84. Newsday's obituary for Kenneth Coyle

Harold A. Klein, the former director of public
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Harold A. Klein, the former director of public relations at Hofstra University who is credited with inspiring a series of scholarly conferences on the U.S. presidency, died March 13, 2013, after he was hospitalized with an unknown infection. He was 87. Newsday's obituary for Harold A. Klein

Frederick J. Lipski, a warehouse manager who in
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Frederick J. Lipski, a warehouse manager who in retirement spent up to seven hours a day making quilts for military veterans, firefighters and police officers, died March 3, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. He was 76. (April 27, 2007) Newsday's obituary for Fred Lipski

Dustin Wunderlich, known for his work on behalf
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Dustin Wunderlich, known for his work on behalf of those with leukemia and founder of an organization and website to help them obtain lifesaving bone-marrow transplants, has succumbed to the disease himself. The native Long Islander and Nesconset resident was 28. (April 16, 2010) Newsday's obituary for Dustin Wunderlich

High school/college wrestling star Willie Gadson died March
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High school/college wrestling star Willie Gadson died March 10, 2013 after a yearlong battle with bone and lung cancer in Iowa. He was 59. Newsday's obituary for Willie Gadson

Civil rights leader and World War II veteran
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Civil rights leader and World War II veteran Leroy L. Ramsey, died March 9, 2013, of complications of dementia. He was 90. Newsday's obituary for Leroy Ramsey

Kalman Kave, a World War II veteran who
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Kalman Kave, a World War II veteran who lived most of his life in Brooklyn and on Long Island, died Feb. 18, 2013 of heart disease. He was 96. Newsday's obituary for Kalman Kave

Sybil Christopher, co-founder of Sag Harbor's Bay Street
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Sybil Christopher, co-founder of Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theatre, who once was best-known as the wife Richard Burton left for Elizabeth Taylor, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Manhattan. She was 83.

Former Jesuit priest, educator Eugene Feeney, of Bridgehampton,
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Former Jesuit priest, educator Eugene Feeney, of Bridgehampton, died March 2, 2013. He was 88. Newsday's obituary for Eugene Feeney

Mary Patricia Seery, of West Hempstead, a former
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Mary Patricia Seery, of West Hempstead, a former schoolteacher in Syosset and Dallas, died Saturday, March 9, 2013. She was 78. Newsday's obituary for Mary Patricia Seery

Marilyn Newmark Meiselman, of Glen Head, a celebrated
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Marilyn Newmark Meiselman, of Glen Head, a celebrated equine sculptor and avid horsewoman, died March 8, 2013, of pneumonia. She was 84. Newsday's obituary for Marilyn Newmark Meiselman

Robert K. Hicks, a 32-year veteran of the
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Robert K. Hicks, a 32-year veteran of the U.S. Customs Service, receives an award for his work interdicting a cocaine shipment in 1982. Hicks died March 2, 2013. He was 80. Newsday's obituary for Robert K. Hicks

Bruno Baratta, a seasoned labor lawyer and one-time
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Bruno Baratta, a seasoned labor lawyer and one-time Long Island congressional hopeful who was heavily involved in local Catholic organizations, died of natural causes Feb. 25, 2013. He was 86. Newsday's obituary for Bruno Baratta

Former Sea Cliff Mayor Norman Parsons died March
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Former Sea Cliff Mayor Norman Parsons died March 5, 2013, at home after a long battle with cancer. He was 81. Newsday's obituary for Norman Parsons

John Burke, who went on to become supervisor
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John Burke, who went on to become supervisor in the Town of Oyster Bay for four terms, and a State Supreme Court justice for 27 years, died at his Syosset home Feb. 21, 2013. He was 85. Newsday's obituary for John Burke

Seaford High School sophomore Joseph Tutaj, who traveled
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Seaford High School sophomore Joseph Tutaj, who traveled to Los Angeles with the school's marching band for a performance, died there Feb. 19, 2013, after being hospitalized with a high fever. He was 15. Newsday's obituary for Joseph Tutaj

Joel K. Asarch, a State Supreme Court justice
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Joel K. Asarch, a State Supreme Court justice in Nassau County who presided over cases affecting some of society's most vulnerable, died March 3, 2013 from a heart attack at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. He was 60. Newsday's obituary for Joel Asarch

Jane Pollicino, of Plainview, who became a prominent
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Jane Pollicino, of Plainview, who became a prominent voice for families of 9/11 victims after she lost her husband in the Twin Towers attack, died Feb. 21, 2013. She was 59. Newsday's obituary for Jane Pollicino

Morgan Willcox Ayres II, a former retail executive
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Morgan Willcox Ayres II, a former retail executive and father of seven who ran his Sea Cliff home as smoothly as he did the floor of Bergdorf Goodman department store, died at home Feb. 23, 2013, after a long illness. He was 93. Newsday's obituary for Morgan Ayres

Teacher aide/artist Ann Leonard Gray, a lifelong resident
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Teacher aide/artist Ann Leonard Gray, a lifelong resident of Garden City, died Feb. 25, 2013. She was 84. Newsday's obituary for Ann Leonard Gray

Caroline Valenta, trailblazing woman newspaper photographer and Pulitzer-Prize
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Caroline Valenta, trailblazing woman newspaper photographer and Pulitzer-Prize nominee, poses with her 1929 Ford Model A in front of The Houston Post building in 1948. Valenta died Feb. 20, 2013 in Westhampton. She was 88. Newsday's obituary for Caroline Valenta

Civil rights advocate Donald Shaffer died Feb. 17,
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Civil rights advocate Donald Shaffer died Feb. 17, 2013 from complications related to heart surgery. He was 84. Newsday's obituary for Donald Shaffer

Evelyn McLarney, a retired Floral Park educator, died
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Evelyn McLarney, a retired Floral Park educator, died Feb. 7, 2013. She was 69. Newsday's obituary for Evelyn McLarney

Ron Lupo, a big-game pitcher at Commack North
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Ron Lupo, a big-game pitcher at Commack North High School and LIU-Post, died of brain cancer Feb. 18, 2013. He was 47. Newsday's obituary for Ron Lupo

Inventor Frank Catallo, of Old Westbury, died Jan.
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Inventor Frank Catallo, of Old Westbury, died Jan. 16, 2013. He was 89. Newsday's obituary for Frank Catallo

Emanuel (Manny) LoGiudice, a longtime barber sometimes called
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Emanuel (Manny) LoGiudice, a longtime barber sometimes called the Mayor of Commack and a former pizza shop owner in Fort Salonga, died of heart failure on Feb. 7, 2013 at Stony Brook University Hospital. He was 79. Newsday's obituary for Emanuel LoGiudice

Former US Airways customer service agent Roseann Wixted
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Former US Airways customer service agent Roseann Wixted died at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip on Feb. 11, 2013. She was 50. Newsday's obituary for Roseann Wixted

Author Nancy Decker Dougherty, a film critic who
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Author Nancy Decker Dougherty, a film critic who wrote biographies and in 1987 and won the Pen Girard Award for the best nonfiction work by a previously unpublished author, died Feb. 6, 2013, at her home on Shelter Island after a 13-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 73. Newsday's obituary for Nancy Decker Dougherty

Thomas Donovan, a lawyer and a general manager
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Thomas Donovan, a lawyer and a general manager at the World Trade Center, died in his sleep at Sands Point Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Port Washington on Jan. 20, 2013. The longtime Garden City resident was 87. Newsday's obituary for Thomas Donovan

Former Hofstra athletic director Jim Garvey died Feb.
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Former Hofstra athletic director Jim Garvey died Feb. 5, 2013 while on a waiting list for a heart transplant at a facility in Kentucky. He was 70. Newsday's obituary for Jim Garvey

Hilbert Israel Schotz, a one-time candidate for State
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Hilbert Israel Schotz, a one-time candidate for State Assembly, died Dec. 29, 2012. He was 81. Newsday's obituary for Hilbert Israel Schotz

Dr. Mortimer Kramer, founder of Huntington Animal Hospital,
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Dr. Mortimer Kramer, founder of Huntington Animal Hospital, died Feb. 4, 2013, of natural causes at Hospice House in East Northport. He was 91. Newsday's obituary for Dr. Mortimer Kramer

Charles Wertz, a commercial fisherman from Freeport who
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Charles Wertz, a commercial fisherman from Freeport who fought the tightening of federal fishing quotas as president of the West End Fishermen's Association, died Feb. 1, 2013, after a 26-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 72. Newsday's obituary for Charles Wertz

Melville resident Jacques J. Weiser, an English teacher
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Melville resident Jacques J. Weiser, an English teacher with some unconventional and no-nonsense classroom behaviors, died of natural causes on Jan. 31, 2013 at Huntington Hospital. He was 88. Newsday's obituary for Jacques Weiser

Sgt. Patrick Divers, 51, part of the New
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Sgt. Patrick Divers, 51, part of the New York Police Department's Brooklyn North narcotics team, was in a car on Feb. 1, 2013, on duty near Myrtle and Nostrand avenues, when he had a fatal heart attack. He was 51. Newsday's obituary for Patrick Divers

Mark Chalvien, a Long Beach police officer who
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Mark Chalvien, a Long Beach police officer who rose from patrolman to commissioner in a career that spanned nearly 23 years, died Jan. 24, 2013. He was 86. Newsday's obituary for Mark Chalvien

Noel Palmer, a former longtime Farmingdale State College
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Noel Palmer, a former longtime Farmingdale State College administrator who ran a program that helped minorities and women get into college and launch careers, died Jan. 28, 2013. He was 86. Newsday's obituary for Noel Palmer

Michael O'Brien, a Laurel Hollow lawyer who was
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Michael O'Brien, a Laurel Hollow lawyer who was also a former Queens County prosecutor, Nassau County administrator and schoolteacher, died Jan. 27, 2013, of a stroke in California. He was 76. Newsday's obituary for Michael_O'Brien

Erasmus Tafuro, a World War II veteran, died
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Erasmus Tafuro, a World War II veteran, died Jan. 23, 2013, of natural causes. He was 86. Newsday's obituary for Erasmus Tafuro

Ted Rosko Jr., a 33-year veteran of the
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Ted Rosko Jr., a 33-year veteran of the North Sea Fire Department who spent much of his career mentoring young firefighters and helping retirees down on their luck, died Jan. 9, 2013. He was 57. Newsday's obituary for Ted Rosko Jr.

World War II veteran and racetrack steward David
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World War II veteran and racetrack steward David Malone died Jan. 13, 2013. He was 89. Newsday's obituary for David Malone

Vic Scutari, a prominent Long Island political activist
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Vic Scutari, a prominent Long Island political activist who spent decades protesting American military actions, died Jan. 12, 2013, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 80. Newsday's obituary for Vic Scutari

World War II Dorchester survivor Ben Epstein, shown
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World War II Dorchester survivor Ben Epstein, shown in this Feb. 6, 2011, photo, died Jan. 12, 2013, at Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park. He was 91. Newsday's obituary for Ben Epstein

Oyster Bay fashion buyer Anne Tatta, shown with
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Oyster Bay fashion buyer Anne Tatta, shown with husband John in an undated family photo, died Jan. 17, 2013. She was 87. Newsday's obituary for Anne Tatta

Frances McClurkin, the mother of gospel singer Donnie
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Frances McClurkin, the mother of gospel singer Donnie McClurkin and Grammy-nominated siblings, died Jan. 18, 2013. She was 79. Newsday's obituary for Frances McClurkin

Grace Rich, a longtime English teacher from St.
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Grace Rich, a longtime English teacher from St. James, died Jan. 15, 2013, after a three-year struggle with colon cancer. She was 93. Newsday's obituary for Grace Rich

Emmett McNamara, the country's second-oldest former FBI agent,
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Emmett McNamara, the country's second-oldest former FBI agent, died of natural causes Dec. 8, 2012, surrounded by his family at a hospice center in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 103. Newsday's obituary for Emmett McNamara

Patricia Rhodes, of Rockville Centre, died Jan. 13,
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Patricia Rhodes, of Rockville Centre, died Jan. 13, 2013, after a long illness. She was 70. Newsday's obituary for Patricia Rhodes

Louis John Nigro Jr., an American diplomat and
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Louis John Nigro Jr., an American diplomat and foreign service officer who grew up in Lynbrook, died Jan. 1, 2013, from cancer. He was 65 and lived in Washington, D.C.. Newsday's obituary for Louis John Nigro, Jr.

Former 1930s high-fashion model Grace Elizabeth Guinee Daly,
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Former 1930s high-fashion model Grace Elizabeth Guinee Daly, of Locust Valley, died of natural causes Jan. 13, 2013 at Glen Cove Hospital. She was 94. Newsday's obituary for Grace Elizabeth Guinee Daly

Vincent R. Sombrotto, who served as president of
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Vincent R. Sombrotto, who served as president of the National Association of Letter Carriers for 24 years, died Jan. 10, 2013. He was 89. Newsday's obituary for Vincent R. Sombrotto

Off-duty Suffolk County police officer Patrick Curley, of
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Off-duty Suffolk County police officer Patrick Curley, of Huntington, was killed Jan. 11, 2013, in Commack when the sport utility vehicle he was driving collided with a garbage truck. He was 40. Newsday's obituary for Patrick Curley

Entrepreneur Joseph N. Reinhart II, of St. James,
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Entrepreneur Joseph N. Reinhart II, of St. James, died Jan. 8, 2013. He was 86. Newsday's obituary for Joseph N. Reinhart II

Robert Berkin, a career banker and former Bellerose
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Robert Berkin, a career banker and former Bellerose Village official, died Dec. 29, 2012, in a nursing home in Manhattan. He was 96. Newsday's obituary for Robert Berkin

Frank Cannataro, an Italian immigrant who attended Columbia
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Frank Cannataro, an Italian immigrant who attended Columbia University and built a 60-year law career in Nassau County, died Jan. 9, 2013. He was 92. Newsday's obituary for Frank Cannataro

Matthew Russo died Jan. 3, 2013, at his
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Matthew Russo died Jan. 3, 2013, at his Kings Park home after a battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was 7. Newsday's obituary for Matthew Russo

Benjamin Moleno Sr., a longtime Hewlett fire official
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Benjamin Moleno Sr., a longtime Hewlett fire official and former Roosevelt laundry and dry cleaning owner, died Dec. 31, 2012, of heart problems at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. He was 92. Newsday's obituary for Benjamin Moleno Sr.

Kenneth Veselak, of Bayville and Holbrook, who taught
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Kenneth Veselak, of Bayville and Holbrook, who taught physical education for 33 years at Nassau Community College and founded its circus arts program, died Dec. 31, 2012. He was 79. Newsday's obituary for Kenneth Veselak

Mirabel Rudiger was diagnosed with lung cancer in
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Mirabel Rudiger was diagnosed with lung cancer in April and died Dec. 30, 2012, at age 70 at a hospice in Vero Beach, Fla., where she had lived the past 17 years. Newsday's obituary for Mirabel Rudiger

Father Edward A. Wisbauer Jr., chaplain of the
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Father Edward A. Wisbauer Jr., chaplain of the Suffolk County Police Department since 1967, died Jan. 2, 2013. He was 83. Newsday's obituary for Fr. Edward Wisbauer

Dr. Steven Greenberg of Old Westbury, a well-known
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Dr. Steven Greenberg of Old Westbury, a well-known cardiologist at St. Francis Hospital and pioneer in the development and use of pacemakers, died Dec. 12, 2012. He was 56. Newsday's obituary for Dr. Steven Greenberg

George Reh, a longtime educator who touched the
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George Reh, a longtime educator who touched the lives of thousands of students as a physical education teacher and sports coach in Selden, died Dec. 31, 2012. He was 69. He is shown in an undated photo with his wife of 47 years, Valerie. Newsday's obituary for George Reh

Leasing company chief Francis X. McCaughey, of Stewart
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Leasing company chief Francis X. McCaughey, of Stewart Manor, died Dec. 7, 2012, of liver cancer. He was 70. Newsday's obituary for Francis X. McCaughey

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