Longtime owner of Huntington pizzeria dies at 83
Modesto DiRaimo could be found daily at the pizza place, holding court with friends, family and customers.
SBU professor, authority on cannibalism, dies at 78
William Arens sparked controversy among academics when he wrote of his skepticism about the practice of cannibalism.
Melville 'fixer of the neighborhood' dies
Alissa Sue Taff, president and founder of the Civic Association of Sweet Hollow, died of colon cancer on her wedding anniversary.
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Real estate agency founder dies at 81
Thomas Laffey, who left Ireland in the mid-1950s, founded a real estate agency that today grosses $800 million.
Original Met Al Jackson dies at 83
He held the franchise record for wins until Tom Seaver broke it and won the first game for the team at Shea Stadium.
International accounting firm founder dies at 102
Milton Zipper took an unorthodox path to success, accepting jobs in far-flung corners of the world.
First woman in local Rotary club dies at 85
In 1987, Virginia Tinsley was the first woman admitted to the Middle Island Rotary Club, and in 1991 became its first female president.
Shelby Lyman, chess master and columnist, dies
A celebrated chess master, Shelby Lyman started his chess column at Newsday and narrated the 1972 World Chess Championship.
Former Islip Town clerk dies at 85
Joan B. Johnson was the first African American official in Islip Town history.
Former West Islip fire chief dies at 60
Firefighting was in Jeffrey Kempf Sr.'s blood, his son said. "If you didn't join, you weren't part of the cult of the family."