Miscellaneous Suffolk County, New York Obituaries - 2001

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Vernon D. Hawkins
Vernon D. Hawkins (Bud) died at home in East Moriches on Wednesday, March 28. He was 84 years old.
Born on November 14, 1916 in Eastport, he moved to East Moriches in 1946. He worked as an A&P aircraft mechanic at Mabry’s Flying School, formerly located in Westhampton near the Coca-Cola plant. A jig builder for various fighter aircraft at Republic Aviation in Farmingdale and Grumman Aircraft in Calverton, Mr. Hawkins also served as a stationary engineer at the Suffolk County power plant in Riverhead. He retired in 1984.
Mr. Hawkins wrote many articles about the local area that appeared in The Southampton Press and had lifelong interests in aviation, nature, astronomy, birds, carving, and environmental issues.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Satterly Hawkins; a sister, Dorothy H. Dugan of East Moriches, three sons, Leigh D. Hawkins of Mastic, Brian S. Hawkins of East Moriches, and Jon W. Hawkins of Aquebogue; a daughter, Zoe (Wendy) Rice of Connecticut; and eight grandchildren, Catherine and Alan Hawkins, Elizabeth Hawkins, Rebecca Hawkins Camerer, Mark Hawkins, and Kenneth, Charles and Eric Rice.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends at the First Presbyterian Church of East Moriches on Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m.

Elsa M. Plainver
Elsa M. Plainver of Quogue died on April 5 at Westhampton Care Center in Westhampton. She was 92. 
Born in Brooklyn to Mathilde and Maurice Plainver, Ms. Plainver had resided in this area since her childhood and was a member of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church.
She was predeceased by her brother, George. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the memorial fund of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church.

William L. Salivar
William L. Salivar of Hampton Bays died on April 4 at the Riverhead Nursing Home. He was 85.
Born on September 3, 1915, in New York City to Louis and Elizabeth Salivar, he was raised on the Upper East Side and graduated from Stuyvesant High School with honors. In 1936, he joined the firm of Sperry Gyroscope as a process engineer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He transferred to the firm’s main facility in Lake Success where he worked for many years before transferring to Lake Ronkonkoma for 15 years. He retired in 1979. Mr. Salivar’s career spanned many projects but he worked primarily with naval guidance systems.
After he moved to Hampton Bays in 1947, Mr. Salivar became a member of the Hampton Bays Lions Club, the Holy Name Society of St. Rosalie’s, the Southampton Golf Club, and the Riverhead Moose Lodge. 
He was an active member of the Hampton Bays Fire Department for more than 40 years, serving as a lieutenant on the Seagrave in 1960, the first president of the Hampton Bays Fire Department Benevolent Association from 1961 to 1962, president of the Hampton Bays Fire Company from 1970 to 1971, ex-captain in the Hampton Bays Fire Company, and district treasurer from 1980 to 1997. He concluded his service with the Fire Department as a Life Member. He also served on the Hampton Bays School Board in the 1960s and on the Southampton Town Grievance Board.
Mr. Salivar is survived by two daughters, Sharon Jankowski and her husband Ted of Hampton Bays, and Debbie Salivar Leimgruber and her husband Rolf of Georgia; a son-in-law, Albert Bennett of Southampton; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Bennett of Florida; and a grandson, T.J. Jankowski and his wife Kristin of Massachusetts; a sister, Louise Sarisky; and two brothers, Edward and Louis, all of Hampton Bays. Mr. Salivar’s wife of 49 years, Agnes, and his oldest daughter, Elizabeth Bennett, predeceased him. 
A Christian wake service and firematic services were held on Friday, April 6, at R.J. O’Shea Funeral Home in Hampton Bays. A mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, April 7, with members of the Hampton Bays Fire Department in attendance at St. Rosalie’s Catholic Church. Interment was in Sacred Hearts Cemetery in Southampton.

John Julian
John Julian of Hampton Bays died at his home on April 8. He was 73. 
After enlisting in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II, he served in Korea for one and a half years and was awarded several medals for his service. After retiring as a Court Officer for the New York State Supreme Court Office in Riverhead, he worked as a security guard at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton for 10 years. 
Predeceased by his first wife, Florence Julian, to whom he was married for 43 years, Mr. Julian is survived by his present wife, Adrienne Gula Julian; a daughter, Barbara Squires and her husband Thomas of Hampton Bays; a son, John Julian of Hampton Bays; two grandsons, Christopher Thomas Squires and John Julian Squires; and a brother, Leo, of Texas. 
A prayer service was held at the J. Ronald Scott Funeral Home in Hampton Bays on Monday, April 9. Cremation at Washington Memorial Park in Coram on Tuesday was private; Mr. Julian’s ashes will be interred in Good Ground Cemetery in Hampton Bays today, Thursday, April 12, at 3 p.m.
Donations to East End Hospice would be appreciated by the family. 

Paul T. Paraskevas
Paul Theodore Paraskevas of Southampton and Roselle Park, New Jersey, died on Monday, March 19. He was 76.
Mr. Paraskevas was born on June 22, 1924, and was educated at Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, New Jersey. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Paraskevas served aboard the USS Hornet. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and Newark College of Engineering in 1954 with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. 
A professional engineer, licensed in the state of New Jersey, he worked for most of his life for Exxon in marine sales, and traveled extensively for the company. A member of the Southampton Golf Club, Mr. Paraskevas spent the last 20 years of his life between his homes in Roselle Park and Southampton.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Paraskevas, children’s book author, television producer and creator of “Maggie and the Ferocious Beast” for Nickelodeon and “Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse” for PBS; a son, Michael, illustrator of all his mother’s books and also a television producer and co-creator of “Maggie and the Ferocious Beast” and “Marvin the Tap dancing Horse”; and a daughter, Judith (Michael’s twin) who works in government and with her mother and brother on production. 
Mr. Paraskevas is also survived by three brothers, Angelo, George and John; and two sisters, Marianne and Helena. 

Ronald L. Lowe
Ronald L. Lowe of North Haven died on Wednesday, April 4, at University Hospital at Stony Brook. He was 70.
Mr. Lowe was born in Cape Sable, Nova Scotia on August 20, 1930, to Russell and Ethrilla (Nickerson) Lowe. After graduating from Pierson High School, he attended the State University at Farmingdale and the University of Connecticut. Mr. Lowe served in the Marines during the Korean War. 
He was a partner in Arthur Andersen & Company in the firm’s New York City office, and was the secretary treasurer of the Sag Harbor Yacht Club, and a member of the American Legion and the John Jermain Library Board. In addition, he served on committees in North Haven Village government and on the board of directors of the Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor. 
Mr. Lowe is survived by his wife, Barbara (Byrnes) Lowe; three children, Diane Lowe Comerford and her husband Pete of Rhode Island, James R. Lowe and his wife Christine of Somers, New York, and Caryn B. Lowe of California; two brothers, Gerald Lowe of Nova Scotia and Robert Lowe of Florida; and two grandchildren, Ryan and Jennifer Lowe. He was predeceased by a sister, Rhoda Lowe.
The family received friends at a prayer service at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor on Friday. A mass was held on Saturday at St. Andrews Church in Sag Harbor, with interment following in St. Andrews Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Cormaria, Bay Street, Post Office Box 1993, Sag Harbor, New York 11963. 

Helene G. Hoge
Helene Gales Hoge, a longtime summer resident of Whitefields in Southampton, died on Saturday, April 7. 
Mrs. Hoge was born and raised in Locust Valley. The daughter of George and Helene Gales, she was the twin sister of Seaton Gales. Married to Francis H. Hoge, she is survived by two daughters, Judith Shafer Lockwood and Wendy Hoge; two sons, the Reverend Michael Shafer and Christopher Hoge; two sisters-in-law, Sarah Hoge and Barbara Obolensky; three grandchildren, Reuben Shafer, Gail Shafer and Alexandra Hoge; and a great-grandson, Evan Shafer.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m., at the Brick Presbyterian Church at 91st Street and Park Avenue in New York.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cabrini Medical Center Hospice or the Visiting Nurse Association. 

Renee M. Gauger
Renee M. Gauger of Sag Harbor died on Wednesday, April 4, at the age of 37.
Mrs. Gauger is survived by her parents, Joseph and Hermine Grippo; her husband, Christopher Gauger; her child, Jessie; and a sister, Jeannette Jones. 
A mass of Christian burial was held at St. Andrews Church in Sag Harbor on Monday, with interment following at St. Andrews Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home in Maspeth. 

Catherine Gutekunst
Catherine Krom Gutekunst died at her Sag Harbor residence on Monday, April 9, at the age of 71.
Born on July 22, 1929, to Edward and Adele (Cakall) Krom in Passaic, New Jersey, she studied at Jersey City Medical Center and Jersey City University and did graduate work at New York University. Mrs. Gutekunst was retired from her position as head nurse at Preakness Hospital. She was a member of Christ Church Altar Guild and Preakness Hospital Auxiliary. A resident of Sag Harbor for the past 11 years, she had previously lived in Wayne, New Jersey.
Mrs. Gutekunst is survived by a daughter, Catherine Yantz of Pennsylvania; a son, Frederick E. Gutekunst of New Jersey; and several grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick R. Gutekunst.
Services will be held on Monday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor with Reverend Shawn M. Williams officiating. Interment of Mrs. Gutekunst’s ashes will be at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden in Wayne, New Jersey. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. 
Memorial donations may be made to Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor; or to St. Michael’s in Wayne, New Jersey. 

Thomas J. Brogan Jr.
Thomas J. Brogan Jr. of Southampton and New York died Monday, April 9, at the age of 75.
Mr. Brogan was the president of Brogan Cadillac-Oldsmobile Company in Totowa, New Jersey. Up until January, Mr. Brogan was an active member of a three-generation Cadillac-Oldsmobile family. His father, Thomas J. Brogan Sr., began the family dealerships in 1927. 
Mr. Brogan was honored Master Cadillac Dealer numerous times and was a member of Oldsmobile Elite. He was formerly on the board of the Better Business Bureau of New York and New Jersey; First Fidelity Bank, and served as president of Wholesale Auto Supply Company. 
Mr. Brogan is survived by his wife, Patricia Kelly Brogan; two daughters, Susan Patricia Brogan and Kelly Brogan; a grandson, Nicholas Taylor Brogan, all of Florida and Southampton; a sister, Mrs. Joseph L. Ely of Virginia and New Jersey; a brother, J. Peter Brogan and his wife Claire of Florida and New Jersey; and his step-mother, Mrs. Thomas J. Brogan Sr., of Florida and Spring Lake.
The family will receive friends on Monday, April 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Frank E. Campbell, 1076 Madison Avenue at 81st Street, New York. A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, 65 East 89th Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Youth Counseling League, 386 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016. 

Bernard R. Comfort
Bernard R. Comfort of East Hampton died on Sunday, April 8, at Southampton Hospital. He was 77.
Mr. Comfort was born in Sag Harbor on September 4, 1923, to Edward and Sadie (Thomasson) Comfort. He attended Pierson High School and Champlain College. 
Mr. Comfort worked at Bulova Watch and at Brookhaven Laboratory as a technical specialist. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Air Force and flew on one of the escort planes for the Enola Gay. Mr. Comfort was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled Veterans of America. 
Mr. Comfort is survived by his wife, Judith (Olson) Comfort; a daughter, Nancy Comfort Orlando; two sons, Robert Comfort and James Comfort; a stepson, James E. Taber Jr.; a brother, Joseph Comfort, of Las Vegas; and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by another brother, Edward Comfort. 
The family received friends on Monday at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the funeral home with Reverend D. Price officiating. Interment was at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
Donations may made to Disabled American Veterans Chapter 183, Riverhead, New York 11901; the Sag Harbor American Legion, Post Office Box 388, Bay Street, Sag Harbor, New York 11963; or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

Katie Hughes
Katie Hughes of Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton, died on Tuesday, April 10, at the age of 85. 
Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the J.M. O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton, were incomplete at press time.

William C. Atkins
William C. Atkins of Hampton Bays died at the age of 95 at the Westhampton Care Center in Westhampton on August 5.
Mr. Atkins was a retired captain of the Port for Royal Rotterdam Lloyd Shipping Company.
He is survived by Louise (Peg) nee Wold, his wife of 45 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Theo vanAspersen of Holland; his granddaughters, Janey Maartens and Mary and Nancy vanAspersen; and his great-granddaughters, Negan and Caitlin Maartens.
Visiting hours at the J. Ronald Scott Funeral Home at 20 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays were on Wednesday, August 8 and will also be on Thursday, August 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. Dr. Arnold Miller, former rector of the Hampton Bays United Methodist Church, will conduct a service at 2 p.m. following the visiting hour. A private cremation will follow at Washington Memorial Park in Coram.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service in Hampton Bays.

Ruth S. Matula
Ruth S. Matula of Westhampton died at Central Suffolk Hospital on August 1 at the age of 80.
Born on September 13, 1920 in Orange, New Jersey, Mrs. Matula was a long-time resident of Westhampton.
Her husband Richard and her sister Jane Hildebrand survive her. Her sister, Nancy Sullivan, predeceased her.
Prayer services were held at the Follett & Werner Funeral Home on Thursday, August 2. A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, August 3 at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Westhampton Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Ruth Matula may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Anna M. Torres
Anna M. Torres, 55, of Westhampton died in Central Suffolk Hospital after a long illness. She was born on October 15, 1945 in California.
Mrs. Torres is survived by her children, Anna Torres of Westhampton, and Gene Torres, Dean Torres, and Carmela Torres, all of Florida; her sisters, Joyce and Linda; her brother, Bill; and her grandchildren, Paul Lara Janna Volz, Crystal Torres and Julianna Torres.
Funeral services were private and under the direction of Follett & Werner Funeral Home.

Pauline C. Blackburn
Pauline Claire Blackburn, formerly of Southampton, died Sunday, August 5, at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, Connecticut. She was 93.
Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on September 5, 1907, she was the daughter of Andrew A. and Katherine G. Burgoyne and had lived in Norwalk, Connecticut since 1992.
After graduating from the Boston Latin School, she moved to Southampton, where she lived for many years. She was a volunteer at Southampton Hospital and the Southampton Hospital Thrift Store and was an avid bridge enthusiast.
Mrs. Blackburn is survived by a daughter, Carol Fucigna Matz of Norwalk; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles J. Blackburn, and a daughter, Dorothy Ellen Baab.
A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, August 16, at 11:15 a.m., at St. Matthew Church in Norwalk. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk.
Memorial donations to Waveny Care Center, 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840 would be appreciated by the family. 

Gregory James
Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor has established a fund to help defray funeral costs for the family of Gregory James, the Bay Street intern believed to have drowned last week in Bridgehampton. 
Born December 13, 1977, Mr. James was a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a senior in the theater program at the University of Central Arkansas and hoped to work in the theater as a lighting designer. This summer, he was working as a lighting intern at Bay Street. The staff at Bay Street plans to establish a scholarship fund in his name and is dedicating the upcoming production of “Hair” in his memory. 
Mr. James is survived by his mother, Mabel James; an aunt, Verneice Nunn; and two younger brothers.
Contributions to the Gregory James Fund may be sent to Julie Fitzgerald, Bay Street Theatre, Post Office Box 810, Sag Harbor, New York 11963.

Joseph T. Lavinio
Joseph T. Lavinio died at his home on Elm Street in Southampton on Thursday, August 2, just 15 days before his 91st birthday. 
Born in Brooklyn on August 17, 1910, he moved to Southampton with his parents, Stephen and Josephine, around 1913.
At an early age, he began an apprenticeship program in all phases of the building trades. Under his father’s tutelage, he began learning the skills he needed to become a master craftsman. Dr. Arnold Schaefer, a curator with the Smithsonian Museum, wrote that “Mr. Lavinio’s fireplaces were true to form and function but more importantly, they were artistry in stone.”
Examples of Mr. Lavinio’s work can be found throughout Southampton Town and eastern Long Island in public buildings and private homes. As a union member of Local 32, Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers, he supervised the construction of facilities at Fort Hero, Plum Island, Westhampton Air Base, Brookhaven Laboratory, Town Hall and many of Southampton’s clubs, schools and post offices. 
He applied his master craft skills for 70 years, “retiring,” according to his family, only when he was in his 80s. He passed his skills on to his son, Steve, who continues to operate the family business. Mr. Lavinio enjoyed reading about a variety of subjects, particularly history, and was a self-taught fresco painter.
He is survived by four children, Joseph, Stephen, Marilyn and Lauretta; a sister, Elizabeth; three brothers, Michael, Francis and Thomas; and three grandchildren.
Services were held on Monday at the J.M. O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East End Hospice, Post Office Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, New York 11978; or AHRC, 762 Hamilton Avenue, Westhampton Beach, New York 11978. 

William J. Kelly
Former Bridgehampton resident William J. Kelly died on Monday, July 30, in Timonium, Maryland, at the age of 94.
Born on November 2, 1906 in Brooklyn to James T. Kelly and Johanna (Quinn) Kelly, he graduated from public school in Brooklyn and attended Pratt Institute. Mr. Kelly worked as an engineer for WNBC and was one of the founding employees of WPIX television in New York City, retiring in 1972. He also worked as a merchant seaman. Mr. Kelly was a member of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Bridgehampton.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Comvert of Timonium and Virginia Kelly of San Francisco; two sons, Michael and his wife Diana of Virginia and Paul and his wife Grace of Timonium; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Virginia, who died on December 26, 1981.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on August 3 at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Bridgehampton, with Reverend Ronald Richardson officiating. Interment was at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery in Southampton. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the J.M. O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton. 

Albert Sendlenski
Albert Sendlenski died at his Southampton residence on Thursday, August 2. He was 81.
Mr. Sendlenski was born in Bridgehampton on August 31, 1919 to Andrew and Edna (Cwiklewski) Sendlenski. He graduated from Southampton High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942. He fought in the battle of Bougainville in the South Pacific, and received an honorable discharge in 1945. 
Mr. Sendlenski began his career as a stonemason and was employed by Duryea & Wilde in Southampton; at the time of his retirement he was working with the Town of Southampton Highway Department. He was a longtime member of the Southampton American Legion and the Polish-American Club, and was a member of the men’s Polish choir at Our Lady of Poland Church in Southampton, where he was a lifetime parishioner. Mr. Sendlenski was also an expert golfer and avid fisherman.
Mr. Sendlenski is survived by his wife Helen (Zajkowski) Sendlenski; three daughters, Terry Koncelik and Joanne Sendlenski of Southampton and Diane Sendlenski of Maryland; two sons, Allen and David Sendlenski of Southampton; two sisters, Helen Sabin of Texas and Adele Wher of South Carolina; two brothers, Edward Sendlenski of Centereach and Theodore Sendlenski of Hampton Bays; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Sunday and Monday at the J.M. O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton. A mass of Christian burial was held on Monday at Our Lady of Poland Church with Reverend Stanley Kondeja officiating. Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery. 

Frances M. Sullivan
Frances M. Sullivan died on Monday, July 30, in Peterborough, New Hampshire. She was 91.
Mrs. Sullivan was born in Stotki, Poland, on January 6, 1910, and came to the U.S. as an infant. She was raised in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. After finishing school, she joined the New York Telephone Company as an operator, taught speech and diction to customer contact personnel, and retired as an operations manager. 
A member of Our Lady of Poland Church in Southampton, she is remembered by her children as the one who taught them to love the ocean and encouraged them to pursue an education.
Mrs. Sullivan is survived by two sons, Vincent Scerbinski of Southampton and Gregory Scerbinski of Peterborough; a daughter, Frances Scerbinski of Virginia; a brother, Henry of Florida; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Webb of Virginia, U.S. Army Captain Kenneth Wanless, Kim, Erik and Jarad Scerbinski; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Samuel Webb. She was predeceased by her first husband, Stanley Scerbinski, and her second husband, Roger Sullivan, who died on February 26, 1978. 
A mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday at Our Lady of Poland Church with Reverend Stanley Kondeja officiating. Interment followed at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery in Southampton. 

Dollena Connors
Dollena Connors died at the Westhampton Care Center on Monday, July 23, at the age of 89. Mrs. Connors had previously lived in Hampton Bays.
Born in Boston on November 9, 1911, to John and Ella M. (Webb) Houston. Mrs. Connors was a homemaker and a member of St. Rosalie’s Church in Hampton Bays.
She is survived by a grandson, James Wilson of Southampton; two granddaughters, Audra Wilson of Southampton and Aileen Wilson of Vermont; and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis P. Connors, who died on November 21, 2000; and a daughter, Patricia A. Wilson.
A memorial service was held at St. Rosalie’s Church on Saturday with Reverend Patrick Bergin officiating. Interment was at Washington Memorial Park in Mt. Sinai. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the J. M. O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton. 

Richard M. Lambrecht
Richard Merle Lambrecht died on July 21 at the Mariam Boyd Parlin Residence in Wayland Massachusetts, at the age of 58, after a two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer.
Mr. Lambrecht, a longtime resident of Quogue, was born and raised in rural Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1965, and received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Nebraska in 1969.
Mr. Lambrecht worked as a radiopharmaceutical chemist for over 30 years in both management and research capacities in every continent except Antarctica. His employers included the Brookhaven National Laboratory, the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he served as the chairman and principal scientist, the Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organization in Sydney, Australia, where he worked as the Director of the Biomedicine and Health Program, and the international Atomic Agency in Vienna, Austria, where he worked as a consultant.
Mr. Lambrecht was the author of six books and over 230 articles; 16 patents have been issued in his name. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He was also a fellow and chartered chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K. and the Royal Australian Institute of Chemistry, and a fellow of the Australasian College of Biomedical Scientists and the Japan Science and Technology Agency. He was the recipient of numerous professional awards and citations and served on the editorial boards of six professional journals.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Lambrecht served on the Board of Education of Quogue School District from 1979 through 1984 as trustee, vice-president and president. More recently he served on the human investigations committee at the Yale University School of Medicine.
He leaves his wife, Fatma Yurt; three sons, Curtis, Lars and Luke; three grandchildren, Isabelle, Abigail and Erik; and his sister, Helen.
Mr. Lambrecht is buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland, Massachusetts. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on August 11 at the First Parish Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in his name to the Mariam Boyd Parlin Residence of Wayside Hospice in Wayland, Massachusetts. Interested parties can contact the family by phone at 301 565-8843 or e-mail at curtis.lambrecht@yale.edu.

John A. Schoen
John August Schoen of Sag Harbor died on Tuesday, August 7, at the New York State Volunteer Firemen’s Home in Hudson, New York. He was 93.
Mr. Schoen was born on October 2, 1907, in Frankfurt, Germany to Anton and Louise Schoen. He came to Sag Harbor at the age of 14 and attended Pierson High School. A founding member of the Sag Harbor Ambulance Corps that he helped organize in 1933, he was an active member until recent years. He was also a member of the Murray Hill Hose Company of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department for 63 years and was a former chief of the department. Mr. Schoen was also active with the Catholic Church and local youth organizations.
He is survived by two sons, Dennis and daughter-in-law Katie (Cookie) Schoen of Sag Harbor and J. Ernest Schoen of Florida; seven grandchildren, George, Deborah, Christine and Jon, all of Sag Harbor, Denise of East Hampton, JoAnn of Washington, and Roy of Colorado; and 15 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Laraine, Tiffany, Erin, Katie, Daniel, Amy, Kevin, Matthew, Lindsay, Michael, Catherine, Emily, Madison and Jack.
Ambulance Corps, Fire Department and parish prayers will be offered at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor on Thursday evening. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews Church in Sag Harbor, with interment following in St. Andrews Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Post Office Box 2725, Sag Harbor, New York 11963; or to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.


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