Miscellaneous Suffolk County, New York Obituaries - 2001


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Charles E. Barnish
Charles E. Barnish of Huntington Station, formerly of Westhampton Beach, died at the Northport Veterans Hospital on October 2 at the age of 88.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and John Nau of Huntington Station; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brother and sister, Andrew and Anne Barnish of Westhampton Beach; and a niece, Patricia Czachur of Center Moriches.
His wife Jeanne and son John C. Barnish pre-deceased him.
Private services were held at a funeral home at Huntington Station followed by interment at Calverton National Cemetery. 

Michael Barnish
Michael Barnish, a resident of Westhampton Beach, died at his home on October 19.
He served in the U.S. Navy on the ship U.S.S. Norman Scott from 1943 to 1945. A member of the Quogue Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Loyal Order of Moose, Mr. Barnish was a volunteer driver for the Northport VA Hospital.
He is survived by his sons, Michael F. of Evans, Georgia, and Ronald of East Quogue; his sister, Catherine Joppru of Frederick, Maryland; and his grandchildren, Jason, Brandon and Matthew of Evans, Georgia, and Caitlin, Corey and Kiersten of East Quogue.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church in Riverhead on Saturday, November 10 at 10 a.m.
Donations in Mr. Barnish’s name can be made to the Quogue VFW at P.O. Box 79, Quogue, New York 11959.

Vincent Scott Morello
Vincent Scott Morello of Middle Village, Queens and Hampton Bays died on September 11 while working to save others at the World Trade Center in New York City. He was 34 years old.
Mr. Morello was a firefighter with Ladder Company 35 and Engine Company 283 for the Fire Department of New York City.
He is survived by his wife, Debi; his children, Justin and Paige; his parents, John, a retired Fire Department of New York Battalion Chief, and Patricia Morello; his brother, Marc of Ladder Company 147 in Brooklyn; his sisters-in-law, Laura and Janet, and brother-in-law, Roland; and his nieces and nephews, Gavin, Ellen and Derek. His mother-in-law Arlene, other family members and his friends also survive him. 
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church at 63-70 Dry Harbor Road in Middle Village, Queens on Friday, November 2 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Engine 40/Ladder 35 Fund, 131 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York 10023.

Estelle Skorobohaty
Estelle Skorobohaty, a life-long resident of Eastport, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 27 at the age of 87 in Central Suffolk Hospital.
Mrs. Skorobohaty attended Eastport High School and was married in 1939 to John. They had one son. Her husband predeceased her in 1994 after 54 years of marriage.
Mrs. Skorobohaty retired from Hazeltine Corporation in Riverhead. A member of the Eastport American Legion and the Seatuck Senior Citizens, she was an active bowler until the age of 75.
She is survived by her son, John A., and his wife, Sandra; one grandson, Scott, and his wife, Berkly; two granddaughters, Janet and her husband Peter Lambert of Aurora, Illinois and Rachel Skorobohaty of Manhattan; and her five great-grandchildren, nicknamed her “summer babies,” Hunter (age 5), Miranda (age 4), Annie (age 3), Madison (age 2) and Benjamin (age 1).
The family received friends at the Follett & Werner Funeral Home on Monday, October 29, and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, October 30, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Denise L. Gordon
Denise L. Gordon of Westhampton Beach died in Central Suffolk Hospital on Thursday, October 25. Mrs. Gordon was born in Belgium on October 26, 1926. 
She is survived by her children, Monique Gordon, Robert, Roy, Dennis, and Thomas Seminuk; her nephew, Alain Brela; and seven grandchildren. 
The family received friends at the Follett & Werner Funeral Home on Saturday, October 27 and a prayer service was offered that evening. 
Cremation was private. 

Anna H. Gleason
Anna Harnish Gleason, formerly of Southampton, died on Wednesday, October 24, at Hamilton Arms Center in Pennsylvania, from complications of diabetes. She was 89.
Born in Detour, Maryland, she was the daughter of Webster and Verna Diller Harnish.
Mrs. Gleason retired in 1976 as a vice president and administrator of Graniteville Co., a textile firm in New York City, where she had worked for 35 years.
The last of her immediate family, she is survived by a caregiver, Barry McCall, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her husband, Joseph J.T. Gleason, died in 1991. 

George M. Storms
George M. Storms, owner of Storms Motors, died at his Southampton residence on Saturday, October 27, from complications resulting from his battle with cancer. He was 75.
Born in Mount Vernon on May 29, 1926, Mr. Storms earned his high school diploma from Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania. While attending New England College in New Hampshire, he met and married the former Geraldine Holmes. Over the years, Mr. Storms lived in various places on Long Island, finally settling in Southampton in 1995.
Mr. Storms began his career with the National Broadcasting Company in 1946. To supplement his income, he began selling Ford automobiles on Saturdays at the former Signal Motors in Rockville Centre. Within months he concluded that the car business was his true passion. He spent the next 50 years of his life building and managing various agencies, including the former Mayo Motors on North Highway in Southampton. 
The culmination of his career was the purchase in 1995 of Mayo Motors, which he renamed Storms Motors. The automobile dealership consistently received the highest ratings from its customers for service and overall satisfaction. His insistence on putting his customers’ needs first was the driving force behind his success. According to his associates, the Storms Motors marketing slogan, “A different kind of car dealer,” was the guiding principle for everything he did. Mr. Storms is remembered as a man of honor and generosity.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Geraldine; two daughters, Cheryl Odell of Shoreham and Deborah Frank of Port Jefferson; a son, Brian Storms of New Jersey; two sons-in-law, Bill and Robert; a daughter-in-law, MaryAnn; seven grandchildren; and one-great grandson. He was predeceased by a daughter, Pamela, who died in 1971.
The family received friends on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton. A Masonic service was held on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held today, Thursday, at 11:30 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Southampton. Private cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the G.M. Storms Fund, Southampton Hospital, 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, New York 11968. 

William Gettling
William (Billy) Gettling of Southampton, 47, died on Sunday, October 21. 
A son of Robert and Margaret Gettling, Mr. Gettling is survived by two sons, Jessie and William; a daughter, Callie; a granddaughter Lila; three brothers, Robert, James and Thomas; two sisters, Virginia and Cynthia; seven nephews; and three nieces. 
Funeral services for Mr. Gettling were private. Condolences may be addressed to Post Office Box 1786, Bridgehampton, New York 11932. 

George R. Mahoney
George R. Mahoney of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and formerly of Southampton died on Saturday, October 27. He was 88.
Born in Brooklyn on December 14, 1912, Mr. Mahoney moved to Southampton in 1956 when he and his wife Ruth purchased the Todd Nursing Home on Hill Street. In 1968, Mr. Mahoney and his wife opened the Todd Nursing Home facility on Meeting House Lane. A licensed New York State Nursing Home Administrator, Mr. Mahoney continued to operate the facility until 1983 when it was sold to Southampton Hospital. After his retirement in 1983, Mr. Mahoney moved to New Smyrna Beach and continued to summer in Southampton.
He was a former member and treasurer of the Suffolk County Health Facilities Association, a former member and past president of the Southampton Lions Club, active in Southampton Little League Baseball and a former member of the Southampton Golf Club and Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church.
In addition to his wife of 60 years, Ruth, Mr. Mahoney is survived by two sons, George R. Jr. and his wife Linda L. of North Carolina, Donald E. and his wife Maureen O. of Southampton; five grandchildren, Kirsten, Eric and Neil of North Carolina, Scott of New York City and Donald E. Jr. of Southampton; a sister, Beatrice A. Mahoney of Brooklyn; and a sister-in-law, Barbara G. Mahoney of New Smyrna Beach.
A memorial funeral mass will be held at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church in Southampton on Saturday at 11 a.m., with Reverend Donald O’Brien S.J. officiating. Interment will follow at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were unde was one of 10 children. He was raised and educated in Baldwin and graduated from Baldwin High School in 1954. After high school, he went to work for the Pepsi-Cola Corporation until he joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1955 to 1957. He was stationed in Fort Dix, New Jersey; Fort Riley, Kansas; and Camp McCoy in Wisconsin. 
Mr. Schreiber married Ann Baxter Downey in 1959. After working for Kott Soda Company for four years, he and his wife moved to Southampton 1963 and Mr. Schreiber went to work for Schwenk’s Dairy in East Hampton until the mid 1980s. He enjoyed the ocean, boating, driving his Jeep on the beach, clambakes, and his family. He was a former member of the North Sea Fire Department and the First Presbyterian Church of Southampton. According to his family, he will be remembered as a likeable man with a good sense of humor.
Mr. Schreiber is survived by two brothers, Walter Schreiber of Sag Harbor and John Schreiber of Baldwin; three sisters, Pat Davidson of Baldwin, Marian Gunther of Baldwin and Helen Ryckman of Florida; two sons, James George Schreiber of North Carolina and Thomas James Schreiber of Southampton; three daughters, Tracy Ann Andrews of Southampton; Suzanne Sadousky of Southampton and Ann-Marie Freddi of East Quogue; and 12 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Ann; two sisters, Mary and Lillian; and two brothers, George and James.
The family received friends on Thursday at the J.M. O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton. A religious service was held on Friday at the funeral home, with Reverend William Johnson officiating. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery. 

Evelyn Hendrickson
Evelyn Mae Hendrickson of Hampton Bays died at the Riverhead Nursing Home on Sunday, October 28 at the age of 96. 
A homemaker, Mrs. Hendrickson was the wife of the late Howard R. Hendrickson.
She is survived by her son, Raymond H. Hendrickson, and his wife, Lauretta, of Hampton Bays; her grandchildren, Marcia Hendrickson of Meeker, Oklahoma, and Scott Hendrickson and his wife Priscilla of Hampton Bays; and her great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Kevin Hendrickson. Her grandson, Mark Hendrickson, predeceased her.
Visiting hours were on Monday, October 29. A short prayer was held at the J. Ronald Scott Funeral Home in Hampton Bays on Tuesday, October 30. Burial followed on Tuesday in Melville Cemetery.

Wallace Kandell
Wallace Kandell, 75, formerly of Remsenburg, died on Monday October 22 at Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton, Florida, where he retired in 1993.
Born on January 21, 1926 in Brooklyn to Samuel and Helen, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and completed his education at St. John’s University in Brooklyn in accounting. He practiced as a CPA in Riverhead for over 40 years. He was active in Riverhead Rotary where he received the Paul Harris Fellow award.
Funeral services and burial were held on Sunday, October 28 at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Flushing and the family sat shiva at his son David’s home in Quogue on Sunday and Monday.
He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Phyllis of Boca Raton; his sister Jean Dansker of New York City; and his three sons and their spouses, David and Jill of Quogue, Robert and MaryAnne of East Quogue and Adam and Wendy of Freehold, New Jersey; and his grandchildren Joshua, Gregory, Jacqueline, Aimee, Samantha and Jonathan.
Memorial donations may be made to Pioneer Chapter of Hadassah and mailed to David Kandell, 727 Union Avenue, Riverhead, New York 11901. Funds will be used for gene therapy research.

Joseph P. Kolenda
Joseph P. Kolenda of Southampton died on Wednesday, October 31. He was 87.
Funeral arrangements, incomplete at press time, are under the direction of the J.M. O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s paper.

Mary C. Sargent
Mary C. Sargent, a resident of Bronxville and Quogue for over 40 years, died early Sunday morning following a brief illness. She was 83.
Born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Mrs. Sargent was the daughter of Michael E. Maloney, former principal and founding football coach of Phillipsburg High School. After graduating from Phillipsburg High School, Mrs. Sargent earned a B.S. in chemistry from Barnard College in 1940. Subsequently Mrs. Sargent went on to teach chemistry at Columbia University.
Among Mrs. Sargent’s many volunteer activities during her lifetime, she served as a Trustee of Barnard College during the late 1960s, as well as president of Barnard’s alumni organization in Westchester. During the late 1970s, she served as president of the Bronxville Board of Education, and presided over many challenging decisions, including the selection of a new Superintendent of Schools.
Mrs. Sargent also maintained a broad variety of interests outside of her volunteer activities. She was an avid gardener, and had a keen interest in the history and restoration of old houses. She enjoyed golf and tennis. She bred Boxer puppies. She regularly played the piano by ear, having learned from her aunt who played for the silent movies. She authored a variety of white papers on progressive topics for The Nondescript Club to which she belonged. Her paper, “Asbestos: the Silent Killer,” revealed the dangers of asbestos several years ahead of market recognition of the problems associated with asbestos. She traveled extensively, and particularly enjoyed her time spent visiting the many cultures of the Mediterranean.
Mrs. Sargent was the wife of the late John R. Sargent, who pre-deceased her after 54 years of marriage. She is survived by two sons, John S. of Lake Bluff, Illinois, and Michael H. of Bronxville; two daughters, Betsy Grogan of South Salem, and Susan Sargent Goldman, of Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania; and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mrs. Sargent will be held on Thursday, November 1 at the Reformed Church in Bronxville. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent either to the Bronxville School Foundation, 177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, New York 10708, or to Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027.

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