Miscellaneous Suffolk County, New York Obituaries - 1999


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Mildred C. McNulty
Retired teacher Mildred C. McNulty, 91, died June 8 at the family homestead on Main Road in Laurel. 
Born in Laurel on Nov. 30, 1907, to Charles and Anne (Dunn) McNulty, she attended Laurel School and graduated from Mattituck High School in 1925. She then studied at St. Joseph's College for Women, earning a bachelor of arts degree in 1929. She continued her studies at New York University in Manhattan. She enjoyed a long career as a teacher in the New York City school system, returning to Laurel upon retiring from teaching in 1971. 
A member of Sacred Heart Parish and charter member of Our Lady of Fatima organization, Ms. McNulty was also a member of Mattituck Historical Society and Friends of Mattituck-Cutchogue Library.
She is survived by her sister, Edna McNulty of Laurel, and four generations of nephews and nieces. Her brother, John, and three other sisters, Marie Diller, Anita McNulty and Helen McNulty, predeceased her.
The family received friends June 11 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck, where parish prayer services were held that evening. The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial was offered June 12 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Mattituck, the Revs. Peter Allen and Peter Connelly officiating. Interment was in the family plot at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue. 

Salvatore J. Loria
Salvatore J. Loria, former owner of Captain Marty's Fishing Station in New Suffolk, died June 10 at Holmes Medical Center in Brevard County, Fla. He was 75. 
Born in Brooklyn, he worked for Republic and Grumman before acquiring with his business partner and son, Philip, the New Suffolk fishing station from a previous owner and renaming it Captain Marty's. After Mr. Loria retired to Palm Bay, Fla., in 1986, Philip Loria of Mattituck became sole owner. 
Salvatore Loria was an avid fisherman, according to his granddaughter, Christina Loria of Mattituck. "He loved teaching people who hadn't fished before," she said. He was also a volunteer fireman on Long Island and member of Sons of Italy and Our Lady of Grace Church in Brevard Co., Fla.
In addition to his son and granddaughter, he is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anna; a daughter, Marie Green, also of Palm Bay; a sister, Grace Accardi of Long Island; four other grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were conducted June 14 in Florida. 
Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 2800 Aurora Road, Suite G, Melbourne, FL 32935-2906.

Eva M. Smith
Lifelong North Fork resident Eva M. Smith, 95, died June 21 at her Cutchogue home.
Born in Hallockville on Nov. 11, 1903, to Stanley and Eva (Welk) Berdinka, she was raised in Mattituck, where her family moved when she was a year old. After her marriage to Ignatius Smith, the couple lived in Cutchogue and worked together in marketing agricultural produce.
Ms. Smith was very active in the local community, joining the Ladies' Auxiliary of Cutchogue Fire Department in 1938, and volunteering as a hostess at The Old House on Cutchogue's village green.
She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church and Rosary Altar Society in Cutchogue. According to her nephew, Andre Cybulski, she took great pride in arranging and caring for the altars there. 
Predeceased by her husband in 1978, she is survived by a brother, Joseph Berdinka of Millville, Del., and a sister, Frances Harrison of East Moriches. 
The family received friends Tuesday, June 22, at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck, where parish prayer services, C.F.D. Ladies' Auxiliary services and Rosary Altar Society services were held that evening. The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial was offered yesterday at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church by the Rev. Walter Rudnicki. Interment was at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery, Cutchogue.

Dimitri Bondarchuk
Dimitri Bondarchuk, 34, a commercial fisherman and lifelong resident of Greenport, died suddenly of natural causes June 24 at his home. Also called "Danny," he was known since his Army days and all around Greenport as "Clambo." 
Born Sept. 5, 1964, to Virginia (Schaumburg) and the late Dimitri Bondarchuk, he graduated in 1983 from Greenport High School and went directly into the U.S. Army, serving from 1982 to 1984 as a Special Forces paratrooper. 
Mr. Bondarchuk also worked as a cook for various local restaurants, said his mother. "He loved the water and was happiest on the water. He was a very compassionate man and extremely well-loved around here and by a multitude of cousins, aunts, uncles and his extended family," she said. 
He is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth Bibey.
The Rev. Richard Mowery conducted funeral services Monday, June 28, at Burton Potter Post, American Legion Hall, Greenport. Arrangements were made by S.B. Horton Funeral Home, Greenport. Interment will be at sea. 
Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. 

Stanley Kujawski
Lifelong North Fork resident Stanley Kujawski died July 2 at Central Suffolk Hospital. He was 72.
Mr. Kujawski was born in Mattituck on May 16, 1927, to John and Dorothy Kujawski. He worked as a splicer with New York Telephone and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Riverhead, where he resided at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine (Bialeski); two sons, Stanley Jr., of East Aurora, N.Y., and Robert, of Mattituck; five daughters, Karen Macaulay of Danbury, Conn., Laurie White and Jeanne Schmitz, both of Mattituck, Susan Taliaferro of Las Vegas, Nev., and Maria Kujawski of Calverton; two sisters, Felicia Buchak and Clara Mulkiewicz; a brother, Leo Kaye; and 14 grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday, July 5, at F.J. McLaughlin Funeral Home, Riverhead. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at St. Isidore's R.C. Church, Riverhead, followed by interment at St. John's Cemetery, Riverhead.
Donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Fund of Long Island, 1723 Middle Country Road, Centereach 11720.

Thomas Lee Haynie
Thomas Lee Haynie, a lifelong North Fork resident, died at his Southold home on July 7 after a brief encounter with cancer, family members stated. He was 44.
Born in Greenport on Aug. 9, 1954, to Tyler and Lois Haynie, he was a graduate of Greenport High School and a self-employed house painter and occasional landscaper with a great enthusiasm for NASCAR and baseball. 
His family's statement continued, "An animal lover, he was fond of birds and studied them at length. He will be missed by many, including his family, the three nephews he adored, and his pets." 
Mr. Haynie is survived by his mother and stepfather, Lois and Stewart Dewar of Southold; a brother, Richard, of Cutchogue, and a sister, Chris Jaeger of Manorville. His father, Ted, and a brother, Donald, predeceased him.
The family received friends July 8 at DeFriest Funeral Home in Southold, where religious services were held that evening. Interment was private.
Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, One St. Jude Place Bldg., P.O. Box 1000, Department 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552.

Hilda E. Fiedler
Greenport native Hilda E. Fiedler, 72, a retired Berner High School English teacher and resident of Amityville, died July 4 at Brunswick Hospital in Amityville. 
The daughter of Ludwig and Eleanora Luke Fiedler, she was born March 1, 1927, and was a graduate of Greenport High School and SUNY/ Albany.
During her teaching career, she was chair of the English department at Berner High School in Massapequa, and a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Farmingdale, including the church council, choir and altar guild. She was a 12-year member of the board of managers of Snug Harbor Condominium, where she resided.
Ms. Fiedler was past president of Amityville Women's Club and Mary P. Myton Literary Society, chair of the educational awards committee of Long Island Federation of Women's Clubs, and an active member of Literacy Volunteers of America and American Association of University Women. 
She is survived by three brothers, Julian, Theodore and William, having been preceded in death by four brothers, Frederick, Edwin, Ludwig and Albert, and a sister, Natalie Parr. 
Funeral services arranged by Powell Funeral Home in Amityville were conducted July 8 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Farmingdale, the Rev. Rodney Eberhardt officiating. Interment was at Sterling Cemetery in Greenport. 

Robert Raymond Coly
Robert Raymond Coly of New York City and Greenport died July 12 at New York Hospital. He was 80.
Born in Perigueux in Dordogne, France, on Jan. 3, 1919, to Louis and Fernande (Raymond) Coly, he had been a resident of Greenport since 1990 and an administrative secretary for the Parapsychology Foundation of New York City.
Mr. Coly also had been an active member of the Hutchinson River Council of Boy Scouts of America. 
He is survived by his wife, Eileen (Garrett); a daughter, Lisette Coly Damalas of New York City and Greenport; and three grandchildren. His son, Robert Louis Coly, and a sister, Henriette, predeceased him.
The family will receive friends today, Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold, where parish prayer services will be offered at 8 p.m. The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes R.C. Church, Greenport. Interment will follow at Cutchogue Cemetery. 
Donations in his memory may be made to North Fork Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 297, Southold, NY 11971. 

David F. Jackson
Former Southold resident David F. Jackson died July 3 in New York City at the age of 61.
A native of Camden, Maine, Mr. Jackson lived in Southold in the '80s and early '90s. He was a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and his interior design studio, Hollyhocks Ltd., "was well-known in Manhattan and Southold," according to family notes. "Friends, clients and family will miss the sparkle of his style and the lilt of his laughter," they wrote.
For information on memorial services, call 570-296-6249.

William Lyall Murray
Former Southold resident William Lyall Murray, 81, died July 1 at Claire Bridge Home in Jacksonville, Fla., where he resided. 
Mr. Murray was born in Delhi, N.Y., to Kenneth and Vida Mae (Little) Murray on July 18, 1917. A World War II Air Force veteran, he was a retired American Airlines supervisor at John F. Kennedy Airport and a former member of No. 586 Spartan Masonic Lodge, Freeport and Baldwin.
Predeceased by his wife, Muriel, he is survived by three daughters, Linda Racano of Southold, June Murray of Jacksonville, Fla., and Gail Frauenhoffer of Dallas, Texas; a son, William Murray Jr. of Manilus, N.Y.; a sister, Estelle Flower of Hobart, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends tomorrow, July 16, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at William F. Coster Funeral Home, Cutchogue. The Rev. Christopher Doyle will officiate at a funeral service there at 10 a.m. Saturday, to be followed by interment at Cutchogue Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be sent to Alzheimer's Association, Long Island Chapter, 579 Monroe, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. 

Evelyn L. Weber
Evelyn L. Weber of Mattituck died July 14 at her home. She was 77.
The daughter of William and Irene (Brown) Fuller, she was born in Brooklyn on March 29, 1922. She also lived in Uniondale, Nassau County, before moving to Mattituck.
Ms. Weber was a homemaker and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution Southold chapter, a 25-year member of the American Cancer Society's Uniondale branch, an avid traveler and a former Cub Scout den mother. 
She is survived by her husband, John; a daughter, Carol Girards of Mattituck; a sister, Ella Durkin of Jamesburg, N.J.; and two grandchildren. 
Visitation is July 15 and 16, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at William F. Coster Funeral Home, Cutchogue. A funeral service is slated for July 16 at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Cremation will follow on Saturday, with cremains to be interred at Calverton National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or East End Hospice.

Sarah (Sally) Millis McCoy
Former Orient summer resident Sally McCoy of Wellesley Hills, Mass., died July 6 in Boston after a long illness.
She was the daughter of Walter Millis and stepdaughter of Eugenia Sheppard Millis of New York City and Orient.
She is survived by three children, Amanda, David and Jessica, and a brother, Walter Millis Jr. of Orient.
A memorial service is planned in the Boston area for July 18.

Paul E. Mysliborski
Paul E. Mysliborski of East Marion died on July 20 at Central Suffolk Hospital after a long illness. He was 55.
Born in Greenport on April 25, 1944, to Edward and Dorothy (McGee) Mysliborski, he attended Greenport schools before serving with the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1968, stationed in Guam.
After receiving an honorable discharge, Mr. Mysliborski worked for a time in commercial fishing out of Greenport, and also on Plum Island. He later became a maintenance worker at Sterling Cove condos. 
"As a young boy, he had worked for a local contractor and was always very good at carpentry, which he learned mostly from his father," said his wife, Marjorie. "He spent a lot of time on the water and in recreational fishing." He was also a former member of East Marion Fire Department.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his mother, Dorothy, of Maine; a son, Paul, of Greenport; three stepchildren, Terri Preston of Southold, Kenneth Watson Jr. of Greenport and Jan Morris of Laurel; a brother, Mark, of Greenport; a sister, Nancy Paulos of Maine; four granddaughters, and two great-grandsons.
The family received friends on July 23 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold, where religious services were conducted the next morning by the Rev. Peter Kelley. Interment was in East Marion Cemetery.

Lois I. Foster
Lois I. Foster, 77, a former longtime resident of Greenport, died on June 21 at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. She had moved to St. Petersburg from Greenport in 1977.
Born in Greenport on Jan. 20, 1922, to Charles and Lila (Clark) Quarty, she was a Women's Army Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Disabled American Veterans. She was a former member of the Greenport American Legion Post and the Moose Lodge.
After receiving an honorable discharge, Ms. Foster worked as a nurses' aide at Eastern Long Island Hospital, and later as a licensed practical nurse at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport.
"She was a member of a bowling league in St. Petersburg and loved playing bingo on the East End and in Florida," said her sister, Pauline Luter of Southold, who said she will be remembered as "a very lovely, caring person." 
Predeceased by her husband, Chester, she is survived by three brothers, Howard Quarty of St. Petersburg, Rodney Quarty of Center Moriches, and William Quarty of Medford; and three sisters besides Ms. Luter, Charlotte Smith and Alfreda Taplin, both of Southold, and Mabel Waterhouse of Milford, Del.
Services were yesterday at DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold, with the Rev. Peter Kelley officiating. Interment will take place this morning, July 29, at Calverton National Cemetery.

Dorothy L. Swahn
Longtime Mattituck resident Dorothy L. Swahn, 91, died on July 23 at her home.
She was born on March 13, 1908, in Brooklyn to George and Dorothy (Camp) Lazarus. A devoted homemaker, she was the widow of the late Donald Swahn of Don Swahn Insurance in Riverhead.
Mrs. Swahn is survived by two sons, George and Peter, both of Mattituck; a daughter, Dorrie Williams of Wiscasset, Maine; a sister, Virginia Parkin of Mattituck; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was July 24 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck. The Rev. James Edwards officiated at funeral services on July 25 at Church of the Redeemer in Mattituck. Interment followed at New Bethany Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Redeemer, Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952. 

Hilda Hause Celeste
Hilda Hause Celeste of Mattituck died July 26 at Central Suffolk Hospital. She was 84.
A retired employee of The New York Times, Mrs. Celeste moved to the North Fork in 1975 and was a correspondent for Friends of Mattituck-Laurel Library.
She was born in Jamaica, N.Y., on June 17, 1915, to George and Hilda (Gayman) Hause.
Her husband, Nicholas, son, Gary, of Cairo, N.Y., brother, Ralph Hause of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and two grandchildren survive her.
Visitation is today, July 29, 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. at DeFriest Funeral Home on Main Road, Mattituck. Funeral services at 8 p.m. tonight will be conducted by the Rev. Sarah Barber-Braun of First Universalist Church of Southold. Private interment will take place at Calverton National Cemetery.
Donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.

Corinne Lenore Runyan
Corinne Lenore Runyan of Shelter Island died suddenly on the evening of July 16 due to injuries from a car accident at her home in Hilo Shores, Shelter Island, according to a family statement. She was 17.
Born to Joann Piccozzi and Chris Runyan on April 23, 1982, Ms. Runyan was a student at Shelter Island School. 
The statement continued: "After school and during the summer, Corinne was employed by Hampshire Farms on Shelter Island. She was an accomplished equestrienne, who would often be seen riding her horse, Bingo, or instructing her sisters, friends and cousins on the art of horseback riding, jumping and good sportsmanship." She won many cross country and jumping awards, including East End Pony Club's first place and reserve champion awards. 
"Corinne's other passions were caring for her many pets, following in the footsteps of her great-grandmother, Phoebe Johnson of Shelter Island, cooking, sewing, reading, music and, most importantly, her friends."
In addition to her parents, immediate family survivors are three sisters, Anna, Zoe and Gabrielle; a brother, Tyrus; and three grandparents, Williette Piccozzi of Shelter Island and Cue and Anna Runyan of Cabot, Ark. Her grandfather, Joseph "Jake" Piccozzi, predeceased her. 
Funeral services were held on July 21 at Our Lady of the Isle R.C. Church, followed by interment at the church cemetery. Donations may be made to The Nature Conservancy, Mashomack Preserve, P.O. Box 850, Shelter Island, NY 11964.

Peggy Ruroede Cabral
Former Greenport resident and teacher Marguerite (Peggy) Ruroede Cabral, 77, died on July 23 in Ocala, Fla., after a long illness.
Born Oct. 5, 1921, in New Bedford, Mass., she was a graduate of Port Washington High School and Syracuse University.
After moving to Greenport in the 1950s, she held teaching positions at several area elementary schools, retiring from Cutchogue East in 1982. Since her retirement, she was active in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport and in theSouthold Historical Society. 
Her first husband, Carl Ruroede, predeceased her. She is survived by her husband, Manual Cabral of Dunnellon, Fla.; three sons, Arthur Ruroede of Orient and Bart and Carl Ruroede, both of Greenport; a brother, Burton Morris of Port Washington; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. July 30 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Greenport. Donations may be made to the Southold Town Historical Society or East End Hospice.

Dorothy J. Moore
Dorothy J. Moore, 60, died on July 22 at her Virginia Beach, Va., home. 
Born in Southold, she was retired from the Navy Exchange, where she worked in the vending department.
Ms. Moore is survived by her husband, John; three daughters, Janet Johnson of Tennessee, and Carol Case and Jennifer Moore, both of Virginia Beach; two sons, John Jr. and William, also of Virginia Beach; a sister, Lois Dorn of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Edward Strasser of Southold and David Strasser of Arnold, Md.; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services and interment took place on July 26 in Virginia Beach. 
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513. 

Bertha Mahoney
Bertha Mahoney of Riverhead, a lifelong North Fork resident, died on July 21 at Central Suffolk Hospital. She was 83.
Born in Cutchogue on Nov. 2, 1915, to Paul and Katherine (Doroski) Krystopowicz, she also lived in Mattituck before moving to Riverhead. 
A devoted homemaker, Mrs. Mahoney is survived by her husband, Edmund; a son, Robert, of Arizona; a daughter, Eileen Murphy of Whitestone, Queens; three granddaughters, and one great-grandson.
The family received friends on July 23 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck, where parish prayer services were held that evening. The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial was offered on July 24 at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Cutchogue, followed by interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery. 

Dolores A.E. Sarno
Former Riverhead resident Dolores Agnes Elizabeth Sarno, 71, died July 20 in Glendale, Calif.
Born on July 17, 1928, in Housatonic, Great Barrington, Mass., Ms. Sarno was raised in Jamaica, N.Y., and on the North Fork, and graduated from Mattituck High School in 1947. 
According to a family statement: "She enjoyed being a homemaker. She expressed this through her passion for celebrating holidays, decorating and baking. She will be remembered for her warm gaze, generous nature with all she knew, and unconditional love and devotion."
She is survived by three daughters, Valerie Burgess of Richmond, Va., Deirdre Gilmore of Orlando, Fla., and Stacie Sarno of Sunland, Calif.; a son, Gregory, also of Sunland; two brothers, John LaColla of Morris Plains, N.J., and Joseph LaColla of East Northport; two sisters, Genevieve Richards of Southold and Charlotte Van Curan of St. Augustine, Fla.; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Agnes, and a granddaughter.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, July 30, at DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold, where parish prayer services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at St. Agnes R.C. Church, Greenport, by Msgr. Eugene Guarino, to be followed by interment at St. Agnes Cemetery.

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