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.
Notable deaths: Long Islanders we recently lost
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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."
Nurse was 'warmest person and the toughest person'
Lisa Margaritis of Albertson was always willing to help someone in need. She died in a Southold pond doing just that.
Ex-County Executive Thomas Gulotta dies at 75
Gulotta's personal touch with voters kept him as Nassau's county executive before criticism over his handling of a fiscal crisis drove him from office.
Early advocate of therapeutic touch dies at 85
Family members recalled the many patients Rae Lord "Ginger" Crowe helped with her nursing skills.