Miscellaneous Suffolk County, New York Obituaries - 1999

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Ethel E. Preston
Ethel E. Preston, 78, a lifelong resident of Greenport, died on Oct. 27 at Eastern Long Island Hospital.
Born Feb. 15, 1921, in Greenport to Oliver and Claire Smith, she attended Greenport schools, graduating from SUNY/New Paltz in 1942. She and her husband, Frederick J. Preston, operated D. Preston & Son grocery store in Greenport. In 1973 the store became the Greenport IGA, which the couple continued to operate until their retirement in 1986.
Ms. Preston was a longtime volunteer with the Ladies Auxiliary of Eastern Long Island Hospital. "In addition to a love of home and family, she was an avid reader," family members noted.
She is survived by her husband; a son, James, of Shelter Island; three daughters, Ellen Urbanski of Mattituck, Karen Schulz and Carol Schott, both of Greenport; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Oct. 28 at S.B. Horton Funeral Home, Greenport, where parish prayer services were offered that evening by Sister Sheila Molloy, O.S.U. The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial was offered Oct. 29 at St. Agnes R.C. Church, Greenport, by Msgr. Charles Guarino, followed by interment at St. Agnes Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary, Eastern Long Island Hospital, 201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944.

Cecelia M. Van Cleef
Cecelia M. Van Cleef, a longtime resident of Orient, died on Oct. 30 at San Simeon by the Sound. She was 94.
Born in South Cairo, N.Y. on June 25, 1905, to Charles and Elizabeth (Atwood) Bassett, and formerly of Queens, Ms. Van Cleef had enjoyed a career as a salesperson with Bloomingdale's. 
A North Fork resident for the past 29 years before moving to San Simeon five years ago, she was a member of Orient United Methodist Church and East Marion Homemakers. She was also an avid gardener and reader.
Her husband, Clifford Van Cleef, predeceased her in 1995. She leaves her sons, Donald, of Orient, and Robert, of West Islip; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Monday at DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at Orient United Methodist Church, the Rev. James Barr officiating. Interment followed at Orient Central Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Orient United Methodist Church, Village Lane, Orient, NY 11957.

Robert W. Doucett Sr.
Greenport native Robert W. Doucett Sr., 65, died on Oct. 30 at Eastern Long Island Hospital. 
He was born on July 30, 1934, to Robert James and Martha (Hasley) Doucett, and worked as a truck driver with East End Supply. He served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960 and was a member of Greenport Fire Department Standard Hose Company.
Mr. Doucett is survived by his wife, Patricia; four sons, Robert, of East Marion, Sean and Christopher, both of Greenport, and Timothy, of South Carolina; three daughters, Rosemary Lupton of North Carolina, Patti Ann Hooks of Virginia and Michelle Santacroce of Greenport; his mother, Martha Doucett of Greenport; two brothers, Philip, of Florida, and Eugene, of California; a sister, Maisey Burns of Greenport; and 11 grandchildren. 
Visitation was Nov. 1 at William F. Coster Funeral Home, Cutchogue. A funeral mass was offered on Tuesday at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport, followed by interment at St. Patrick R.C. Church Cemetery, Southold. 
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn.

William J. Cox
Former Cutchogue resident William J. Cox of Stuart, Fla., died Oct. 29, at University Medical Center in Stony Brook. He was 37.
He was born in Greenport on Nov. 25, 1961, the son of William G. and Joyce (Pumillo) Cox, and lived in Cutchogue while attending Mercy grade school and later Mattituck High School. "He loved to play music," noted family members. 
After serving in the U.S. Navy for one year, he moved to Stuart, Fla. in 1981, where he worked as a chef and ran the Boys & Girls Thrift Shop of Martin County, Fla. 
He is survived by his wife, Jean (Howell), and four children, William, Joseph, Marygrace, and Joyce, all of Stuart; his father, William, of Cutchogue, and a sister, Angel Cox, also of Stuart.
Visiting hours were Sunday at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck, where the Rev. Peter Allen of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Cutchogue, officiated at a funeral service on Monday, Nov. 1. Interment followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to the family to benefit his children.

Diane Viola
Diane Viola, 56, a 25-year resident of Laurel, died of cancer at her home on Oct. 30. 
Born on July 9, 1943, in Fort Lee, N.J., to Patrick and Victoria Pinto, she graduated high school there and married John Viola in 1964. They moved to Laurel 10 years later. 
Describing Ms. Viola as a mother and homemaker, her daughter, Donna Schwamborn of Laurel, believes she will be best remembered by her many friends as an avid shell-fisher "in her waders with her dog, Caesar, on a raft, while she was clamming" and her husband was fishing. 
"Gentle, kind, she enjoyed her garden and took in any and every stray animal around: raccoons, ferrets, dogs, birds," Ms. Schwamborn went on. She said her mother inspired her own decision to study environmental science at Long Island University, where she is a senior. "She was always there for neighbors, friends and family, anyone who needed her," she added,
Besides Ms. Schwamborn, she is survived by her husband, John; two other daughters, Dina Viola of Edgewater, N.J., and Diane Viola of Fort Lee, N.J.; and her father. 
Visitation on Oct. 29 and funeral services the following day at Church of the Holy Rosary, Edgewater, were arranged by Madonna Mausoleum in Fort Lee, where she was interred. 
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue. Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.

Andrew J. Beebe
Orient native Andrew J. ("Jack") Beebe, 87, died on Oct. 26 at the East Hartford, Conn. home of his daughter, Joan Specht, where he was residing.
Born on a farm at Orient Point, July 2, 1912, he was the last surviving son of four children born to the late Ernest and Maud Beebe. He worked first as a farmer, then spent two years in the Merchant Marine before studying aviation mechanics.
He married the former Bessie Bubb of Greenport in 1935. Five years later, they moved from Orient Point to East Hartford so that Jack could work with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. 
Retiring in 1976, he moved to Latimer Point, Stonington, Conn., where he resided for 27 years before returning to East Hartford.
Mr. Beebe was predeceased by his wife in 1992, and by a daughter, Andrea Satalino. Besides his daughter, Joan, he is survived by a son, Richard, of East Hartford; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services and interment took place Oct. 28 in Rocky Hill, Conn. with interment at Rose Hill Memorial Park. 
Memorial donations may be made to CT-VNA Hospice Program, 111 Founder Plaza, Suite 200, E. Hartford, CT 06108, or First Congregational Church, 837 Main St., E. Hartford, CT 06108.

Donald P. Robinson
Retired North Fork Bank officer Donald P. Robinson, 91, died on Nov. 11 at Egret Cove Center, St. Petersburg, Fla. He had moved to St. Petersburg from his native Cutchogue in 1978.
Mr. Robinson retired as a loan officer after 15 years with North Fork Bank, Mattituck. He had previously owned and run a sand and gravel business in Cutchogue, where he was born on Dec. 16, 1907, to Nancy (Beebe) and Howard Burton Robinson. 
He was a charter member of Cutchogue Fire Department and a member of First United Methodist Church, Cutchogue, and Greenport Royal Arch Masons Sithra Chapter No. 216. 
"He enjoyed time on the water, sailing and clamming in the bay," according to his only son, Paul Robinson of Katy, Texas. 
He is also survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara; two daughters, Nancy Robinson of Westmoreland, N.Y., and Christine Stahl of Eugene, Ore.; and five grandchildren.
Cremation was private. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Cutchogue Methodist Church Cemetery. 

Lucy E. Michaels
Lucy E. Michaels, 84, formerly of Southold, died on Nov. 10 at Queens Central Hospital, Jamaica, N.Y. Having spent most of her life in Jamaica, she returned there a few years ago from her home in Southold. 
While living in Southold, where gardening was her favorite activity, Ms. Michaels was a member of Greenport's Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Laughing Waters Property Owners Association. 
Born in New Brunswick, N.J., to Mabel (Parks) and Jesse Whiting, she graduated from Pratt Institute in New York as a dietician in the late 1920s or early 1930s and worked in that capacity at several hospitals in Queens, including the hospital in Jamaica in which she died, according to her son, Burton Michaels Jr. of Westfield, N.J. 
She is also survived by a daughter, Barbara Michaels of Jamaica; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Her husband of 60 years, Burton Michaels, predeceased her in 1991.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 164-02 Goethals Ave., Jamaica. 
Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics New Jersey, Princeton Forrestal Village, 201 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540. 

Dorothy E. Schoenborn
Dorothy E. Schoenborn, 87, a native of Greenport, died on Nov. 13 in Jupiter, Fla.
Born Dorothy Adams on Nov. 8, 1912, she attended local schools and graduated from Greenport High School in 1929. She lived in Greenport until her marriage in 1935 to Herbert Schoenborn, at which time they moved to Juno Beach, Fla. 
According to her only daughter, Karen Stripling of Jupiter, Mrs. Schoenborn was "an extremely talented painter, with oils, who enjoyed working with porcelain also." She was a member and one-time organist of Greenport United Methodist Church. 
Besides her husband and daughter, she is survived by a brother, John Quincy Adams of Greenport, and one granddaughter. Another brother, Benjamin, predeceased her. 
Pastor Beverly Furey of Greenport United Methodist Church conducted graveside services yesterday at Sterling Cemetery, Greenport. Arrangements were in the care of S.B. Horton Funeral Home, Greenport. 
Memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation of Long Island, 501 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747.

Fannie Stapon
Fannie Stapon, 87, died on Nov. 15 at San Simeon by the Sound. A native of Peconic and longtime resident of Aquebogue, she moved to Southold in 1970 and then to the nursing home in 1997. 
Born Dec. 20, 1911, to Vincent and Mary (Heraza) Ovsianik, Mrs. Stapon was a devoted homemaker and member of St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold, where she often participated in activities sponsored by the senior citizens, her family noted.
Predeceased by her husband, Philip Stapon, in 1969, and by a son, Philip Jr., she is survived by three daughters, Jean Quarty of Southold, Phyllis White of Riverhead, and Dolores Kaufman of Nevada; four sons, Donald, of Texas, Anthony, of Holtsville, William, of Aquebogue, and Frederick, of Southold; a sister, Jenny Doroski of Southold; a brother, Allen Oates of Cutchogue; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Mary Kologi and Ann Ruskowski, and a granddaughter also predeceased her. 
The family received friends yesterday at DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold, where parish prayer services were held last night. The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 18, in St. Patrick Church, to be followed by interment at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue. 

Orlando Somers Keyes
Orlando Somers Keyes of South Jamesport, formerly of Cutchogue, died in Port Jefferson on Nov. 11 at the age of 91. 
Born Oct. 31, 1908, in Brockton, Mass., to Delia (Somers) and George Keyes, he married Theresa Hawkes in 1954, and retired in 1976 as vice president of Riverhead Cement Block.
Mr. Keyes resided in Cutchogue from 1955 to 1968, moving that year to South Jamesport, where he spent the rest of his life. He was the oldest living member, active for over 45 years, of Pequash Men's Club, and a 42-year member of Cutchogue United Methodist Church. 
His daughter and sole survivor, Brenda Keyes of South Jamesport, noted, "He enjoyed remodeling houses, gardening, refinishing furniture, boating, traveling and music."
Six sisters, six brothers and his wife predeceased him. 
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at Cutchogue Methodist Church. Arrangements are in the care of Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home, Riverhead.

Amalia Zupancic
Longtime Mattituck resident Amalia Zupancic died Nov. 16 at Central Suffolk Hospital. She was 90.
She was born in Europe on Dec. 31, 1908, to Joseph and Caroline (Schviatz) Perz, and worked as a knitter for Neu in Ridgewood, Queens.
A Mattituck resident for 29 years, Ms. Zupancic moved from Maspeth, Queens. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Frank, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Visitation is today, Nov. 18, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck, where parish prayer services will also be held. A Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel by Father Peter Allen. Interment will be at New Bethany Cemetery, Mattituck.

H. Alvin Smith
H. Alvin Smith of Naples, Fla. died Nov. 11. He moved to Naples from Mattituck in 1948.
A graduate of New York University's School of Business, Mr. Smith's field was international finance. He was a life member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, a charter member of the Naples Yacht Club, and was a member of North Fork Country Club in Cutchogue.
Predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy, he is survived by three daughters, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021, or Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, 900 N.W. 17th St., Miami, FL 33136.

Victoria A. Helinski
Victoria A. Helinski, 75, a lifelong resident of Greenport, died on Nov. 21, at the home of her daughter, Joan Ellison, in Livonia, N.Y., where she had moved three weeks ago for treatment at a Rochester hospital. According to a statement, she died after a very brief illness and surrounded by her family.
Ms. Helinski was born in Arshamomaque on Oct. 17, 1924, to Frank and Wladyslawa (Kopacz) Stepnoski. Family members noted, "In addition to being a loving wife, devoted mother, beloved grandmother and a good friend," she worked as a home health aide, and as a cook at Townsend Manor Inn and the cafeterias of Greenport High School and Eastern Long Island Hospital. 
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, John Helinski; two daughters besides Ms. Ellison, Pamela Zovistoski of Schenectady and Victoria Cunningham of Medford, Ore.; two brothers, Henry Stepnoski of Greenport and Frank Stepnoski of Cutchogue; a sister, Cecelia Czelatka of Southold; and nine grandchildren. She was predeceased by five brothers, Joseph Stepnowski, Thaddeus Stepnowsky, and Calvert, John and Adam Stepnoski; two sisters, Edith and Eve Stepnoski; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24 at S.B. Horton Funeral Home, Greenport. A funeral service is set for 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at St. Agnes R.C. Church, Greenport, with interment at St. Agnes Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to Livingston County Hospice, 2 Livingston County Campus, Mount Morris, NY 14510, or Lighthouse Foundation for the Blind. 

Margaret R. Cowan
Following a long illness, Margaret R. Cowan, 86, a Greenport native and longtime resident of East Marion, died on Nov. 18 at Eastern Long Island Hospital. She lived in East Marion from 1942 until July of this year, when she became a resident of San Simeon by the Sound. 
Her family noted she had been a jazz pianist and for many years was a member of The Overtones, a senior citizen band sponsored by Southold Town. "They played at nursing homes, senior citizen activities, and many other social functions on both forks of Long Island for over 10 years," the statement went on. "She will be remembered by all who knew her for her wonderful smile and happy disposition." 
Ms. Cowan was born Jan. 26, 1913, to Captain Edward and Mrs. Margaret Rouse. In 1936, she married Frank Cowan Jr. of Glen Cove, who predeceased her in 1971. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Sherwood and Sterling, and three sisters, Katherine, Helen and Frances.
She graduated from Greenport High School in 1931, and retired from the Bank of New York in 1978. She was a member of East Marion Community Church and the former East Marion Craft Club. 
She is survived by her daughter, Alice Jester of East Marion; her son, Richard, of Mahopac; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family received friends at S.B. Horton Funeral Home, Greenport, on Nov. 20. Services the following day at East Marion Community Church were officiated by the Rev. Clyde Mellinger Jr., and followed by interment at East Marion Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to an organization of choice.

Stanley J. Malinauskas
Longtime East Marion resident Stanley J. Malinauskas died on Nov. 17 at University Medical Center at Stony Brook. He was 72.
Mr. Malinauskas grew up on the family farm in Laurel before moving to Greenport, where he graduated from Greenport High School in 1944. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947. In 1952, he married Mary Boken, who predeceased him in 1984.
According to his daughters, Nora Lowe of Studio City, Calif., and Sally Blados of Cutchogue, Mr. Malinauskas worked as a cook and foreman for Long Island Oyster Farm in East Marion and was also employed at Plum Island Research Center. During retirement, he enjoyed working in his garden, where he raised flowers that he sold from a stand in front of his home near the causeway in East Marion. "He loved woodworking, particularly designing bird feeders, which came in a variety of shapes and sizes," his daughters said. 
He is also survived by a son, Timothy, of Bohemia; a sister, Helen Bliss of Rhinebeck, N.Y., and twin sister, Julia Lott of Southold; and six grandchildren.
The family received friends on Nov. 19 at S.B. Horton Funeral Home, Greenport, where funeral services were offered by Pastor George Michell on Nov. 20. Interment followed at St. Agnes R.C. Cemetery in Greenport. 

Dorothy Siemerling
Dorothy Siemerling, 87, a 56-year resident of Mattituck, died on Nov. 17 at Riverhead Nursing Home, where she had resided since the previous November. The daughter of John and Mary (Pfister) Schiller, she was born in Astoria, Queens, on July 19, 1912.
A graduate of St. Agnes Academy in Flushing, Queens, Ms. Siemerling furthered her education in comptometer (pre-computer) technology, involving rapid math computing on an early, large and tapeless adding machine, said her daughter, Marie Davis of Mattituck. 
She worked with Con Edison, raised her family, and did volunteer work for a number of organizations, including Sacred Heart Parish, American Red Cross, Infantile Paralysis, 4-H and Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary.
In 1954, she returned to business with her husband at North Fork Oil Heat. She was an avid bridge player until one month before her death.
Predeceased by her husband, Fred, in 1984, and by two brothers, John and George, she is survived by her daughter and a son, Arthur, also of Mattituck; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation and a prayer service were held on Nov. 19 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Mattituck, the Rev. Peter Allen officiating. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cutchogue. Memorial donations may be made to North Fork Outreach, Southold, NY 11971.

Josephine G. DeMaria
Josephine G. DeMaria, 92, formerly of Southold, died on Nov. 21 at Richey Manor Nursing Home, Port Richey, Fla.
Formerly of Brooklyn, where she was born on March 19, 1907, to Angelo and Marie (Andesa) Gabelline, she worked as "floor lady" in a Brooklyn candy factory before moving to Southold in 1951, and later to Florida. 
Predeceased by her husband, Robert, in 1983, and two sons, Richard and Barry, she is survived by her son, Joseph, of Port Richey; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25, at DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold. A Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick R.C. Church, Southold, to be followed by interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery.

John W. Shipman
Longtime North Fork summer resident John W. Shipman, 58, died of cancer on Nov. 17 in of Waterville, Maine. 
Born May 27, 1941, in Queens to John and Katherine Shipman, he was educated at Jackson High School and worked in Queens as an apartment manager at Parkville Village. He was a member of Christ the King R.C. Church, Springfield Gardens. 
Mr. Shipman spent many summers in Peconic at his family's summer home on the bay, according to his brother, Joseph, of Mattituck. "John was a true outdoorsman and fisherman who was often known as the 'King Fisher,' and called 'Moe' by his closest friends. He was a good man, who told the best stories, and will truly be missed," his brother said. 
He is also survived by his longtime companion Artilissi Amarell; two children, John and Kathleen; another brother, Thomas, of New Jersey; and three sisters, Mary O'Neil of Port Jefferson, Carol Canella of Queens, and Kathy Randolph of Finger Lakes.
A private military funeral and interment took place at Veterans Cemetery, Tabeth, Maine.

Julia A. Lamaka
Julia A. Lamaka, a lifelong resident of Mattituck, died on Nov. 22 at her home. She was 68.
Born April 12, 1931, to John and Apolonia (Czajkowski) Moisa, she had been a title examiner with Fidelity Title Company in Riverhead and was a member of Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Mattituck.
She leaves a son, John Stepnoski of Jamesport; a daughter, Christine Henry of Greenport; two brothers, William Moisa of Riverhead and Joseph Moisa of Mattituck; two sisters, Helen Filla and Sophie Tyte, both of Riverhead; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, a son, Henry, and her siblings, John Henry Moisa, Edward Moisa and Jennie Sabat. 
The family received friends on Nov. 23 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck, where parish prayer services were held in the evening. The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church by the Rev. Walter Rudnicki. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. 

Agnes B. Graboski
Agnes B. Graboski, 88, a resident of Mattituck for many years, died on Nov. 23 at San Simeon by the Sound.
A native of New Suffolk, born there on Feb. 9, 1911, to Peter and Wanda (Janucik) Graboski, she moved to Mattituck at the age of about 20 and had lived there ever since. She worked for many years as a medical secretary, bookkeeper and physician's assistant for several local doctors. 
Ms. Graboski is survived by two sisters, Lucy Troyan of Aquebogue and Frances Grabowski of Mattituck; a brother, Victor, of Cutchogue; and several nephews and nieces.
Visiting hours will be held Nov. 24 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church, Cutchogue, to be followed by interment at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery.

Geoghegan serviceslated for Nov. 27
A memorial service to celebrate the life and 50th birthday of Sylvia Geoghegan will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. at the Student Activity Center auditorium at SUNY/ Stony Brook. 
Ms. Geoghegan was an inspiration to her many friends and colleagues, said George Hochbrueckner of Laurel, former U.S. congressman representing the First District. Though a quadriplegic due to a 1979 skiing accident, she served as director of volunteers for Mr. Hochbruckner's first congressional run. 
Her disability also didn't stop her from raising two children as a single parent, nor from becoming a highly regarded artist. Another North Fork link was Ms. Geoghegan's work studying with painter Jacqueline Penney of Cutchogue.
"She had a lot of friends out here," said Mr. Hochbrueckner, "so many lives she touched."
Her own life was ended by another accident on Nov. 6, when she was pinned by the wheelchair lift on her van. The accident occurred three weeks to the day before her 50th birthday. 
Some of Ms. Geoghegan's work will be on display after Saturday's ceremony, and there will be a silent auction of one of her original paintings. Proceeds will benefit the disabled. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stony Brook Foundation/Sylvia Fund, P.O. Box 1511, Stony Brook, NY 11790. For details call 632-1305.


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