Miscellaneous Suffolk County, New York Obituaries - 1999

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Lorraine J. Horton
Longtime Greenport resident Lorraine J. Horton, 81, died on Nov. 25 at her residence.
She had been a witness to the fiery crash of the dirigible Hindenburg at Lakehurst, N.J., on May 6, 1937, when she watched from the rooftop of an apartment building. 
Born Jan. 7, 1918, in Baldwin to Frank and Mary (Morse) Jacobs, she attended the "Little Red Schoolhouse" in New Suffolk and graduated from Southold High School in 1934 at the age of 16.
She married Gerald Horton in 1935 and the couple resided in New York City until World War II, when they moved to Greenport, where they worked as welders during the war.
For a time, Ms. Horton worked alongside her mother and three sisters making wedding cakes and baking out of their kitchen. She also worked for nine years at the Arcade Department Store in Greenport, retiring in 1977. 
She is survived by a son, Alan, of Crofton, Md.; a sister, Ellen Webb of Greenport; a brother, Douglas Jacobs of Southold; and two grandchildren. 
Pastor Beverly Furey conducted funeral services on Nov. 27 at S.B. Horton Funeral Home in Greenport. Interment followed at Greenport's Sterling Cemetery. 

Jean Robinson
Jean Robinson of Cutchogue died on Nov. 27 at San Simeon by the Sound, where she had resided for the past two years. She was 89.
Ms. Robinson was a textile designer, having studied art and design in her youth at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. "She loved animals and art, and was active in several local art groups," said her daughter, Deborah Hurley, also of Cutchogue. She was also a past member of Custer Institute in Southold. 
The daughter of Nathaniel and Florence Forbes Walker Foster, born Feb. 14, 1909, in New Rochelle, she had summered in her family's Cutchogue home from 1937 until becoming a permanent resident in 1973. 
She is also survived by a son, William Hard III of San Rafael, Calif. Her husbands, William Hard II and Arnold Robinson, predeceased her. 
Cremation was private; arrangements were by DeFriest Funeral Homes of Southold. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 66 South St., Patchogue, NY 11772. 

Nora R. Turbush
Greenport native and former Riverhead resident Nora R. Turbush, 70, died on Nov. 25 in Lawrenceville, Ga., where she resided. 
She is survived by four daughters, Teresa Notaro of Shirley, Carol Buscarino of Georgia, Sandra Lytel of Alabama, and Paula Jerman of Mastic Beach; a son, Thomas Besch of Hampton Bays; two sisters, MaryJane Sczcepanik of Riverhead and Blanche Schultz of Middle Island; a brother, Edwin Walsh of Georgia; and 12 grandchildren. Another son, William Turbush, predeceased her. 
Private cremation took place in Georgia. Visitation was Nov. 29 at J. Ronald Scott Funeral Home, Hampton Bays. A mass was offered on Nov. 30 at St. Rosalie's R.C. Church, Hampton Bays, followed by interment of ashes in Good Ground Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Blaise S. Jackewicz
Blaise S. Jackewicz of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Mattituck and Calverton, died in Sarasota on Nov. 23 at an assisted living facility. He was 82.
Born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Oct. 15, 1917, he graduated from Mattituck High School and then lived with his parents, Blaise and Stefania (Jodczyk) Jackewicz, on their farm in Calverton prior to attending college. 
After graduating from Purdue University in 1941 with an electrical engineering degree, Mr. Jackewicz served in Europe during World War II with the U.S. Army 174th Field Artillery Battalion, receiving two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. After the war, he returned to Calverton, where he married Emily Kobylenski in 1948.
The couple resided in Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; Munster, Ind.; and Naperville, Ill., until his retirement in 1982 as electrical sales manager for Square D Company in Chicago, when they moved to Florida. 
"He was an avid golfer and gardener, and he loved the outdoors," said his daughter, Susan Jackewicz, also of Sarasota. 
He was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and member of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers. In Sarasota, he was a member of Incarnation R.C. Church. 
Predeceased in July by a daughter, Joan Jackewicz Dupont, and in 1980 by a brother, Anthony, of Dover, Del., he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Emily, and his daughter, Susan, as well as two sisters, Sophie Lucas of East Quogue, and Marian Klodaski of Calverton; a brother, Joseph, of Dover, Del.; and two grandchildren. 
Visitation was yesterday at F.J. McLaughlin Funeral Home, Riverhead. The funeral is today, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Isidore's R.C. Church, Riverhead, with interment at St. Isidore's Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Joan Jackewicz Dupont Fund for Environmental Research and Education, Gwinett Foundation, 1700 Indian Trail Rd., Norcross, GA 30093. 

Charles Terry Griffing
Shelter Island native Charles Terry Griffing, 59, died at Southampton Hospital on Nov. 12. For over 30 years, Mr. Griffing taught English in the Patchogue-Medford School District. 
Terry, as he was known, was born in Greenport in 1940 to Jane and Mark Griffing and received his B.A. from SUNY/Albany and M.A. from Hofstra University. 
A vestryman of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and vice president of Shelter Island Historical Society, he was involved in many island organizations, said his son, Geoffrey Griffing of Asbury Park, N.J., adding that "he held a deep interest in preserving the island's history for future generations." He was also a volunteer with East End Hospice and Meals-On-Wheels. 
His contribution to the island community was recognized at memorial services held Nov. 16 at St. Mary's, where nearly 300 friends had gathered, his son said. Mr. Griffing is also survived by his son, Christopher, of Allenhurst, N.J.; two brothers, Mark, of Shelter Island, and David, of Pueblo, Colo.; and his stepmother, Rosemary Griffing, also of Shelter Island. Interment took place at Emily French Memorial Cemetery, Shelter Island.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church or Shelter Island Historical Society.

Gregory LeCrann
Gregory LeCrann of East Marion died at Eastern Long Island Hospital on Dec. 2 at the age of 73.
Formerly of Long Island City, he was a local resident for the past 15 years and had been a waiter with the former La Gazelle restaurant in Southold.
Born Jan. 2, 1926, in Milltown, N.J., to Alain and Anastasia (LoHeac) LeCrann, he was predeceased by his wife, Catherine, in 1995. 
He is survived by his daughter, Francoise Tumielewicz of Baldwin; a stepson, Patrick, of East Marion; a brother, Pierre Louis LeCrann of France; a sister, Ann Marie LeCrann of New York City; and four grandchildren.
Religious services were conducted on Friday afternoon, Dec. 3, by the Rev. Msgr. Francis Midura. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to DeFriest Funeral Homes, Southold.

Mary Doris Whyard
Mary Doris Whyard, educator and religious seeker, died at her Southold home of natural causes on Dec. 3. She was 79.
Ms. Whyard, who was known as Dorie, was born Nov. 26, 1920, in Englewood, N.J., the only daughter of Grace (Greenleaf) and Milton Whyard.
Hers was a life of openness to religious experience. Fascinated by the writings of Francis and Edith Schaeffer, Ms. Whyard worked for her keep at L'Abri, the Schaeffers' Switzerland retreat. There, in 1963, while working in the gardens, she experienced a religious conversion she later described as "like walking on air."
In the mid-'60s she was one of four on a task force in Uganda, advising on the establishment of a girls' school in Entebbe. Ever unpredictable, she later remarked of Idi Amin, "I know he's a tyrant, but he was very charming."
A 1941 graduate of New Jersey College for Women, now part of Rutgers, Dorie Whyard began her career as an educator at Bates College and did two eight-year stints at Northfield Seminary in Massachusetts. In between she earned master's degrees in religious education and divinity at Union Theological Seminary. She later co-founded The Stony Brook School for Girls and taught Bible studies at The Stony Brook School for Boys.
In the mid-'70s she moved to Southold to care for her aging parents. Following their deaths in 1975 and '76, she made a cross-country odyssey, dropping off her rÉsumÉ along the way. The result: She was invited to help form the PTL Club's Heritage University in Charlotte, N.C. Eventually disillusioned with the Jim Bakker ministry, Ms. Whyard moved to New Hampshire in 1981 and then to Southold, to the summer house her grandparents had built. In Southold she helped coordinate RSVP calling programs for the elderly before her retirement.
Ms. Whyard is survived by three nephews, William, Robert and Albert Whyard. Services were held on Dec. 7 at William F. Coster Funeral Home, Cutchogue, the Rev. George Gaffga of Mattituck Presbyterian Church officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Mattituck Presbyterian Church choir/music fund. 

Robert B. Dawson
Greenport native Robert B. Dawson, 56, died on Nov. 25 at his home in Kissimmee, Fla.
A graduate of Greenport High School and veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Dawson retired from Exxon Chemical in New Jersey in 1995 and moved to Florida, where he worked with Walt Disney World in the security division until his death. 
He was a member of the American Woodcarvers Association and in New Jersey was an assistant scoutmaster with the Watchung branch of Boy Scouts of America.
Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Florence Dawson of Greenport, he is survived by his wife, Paula, son, Brian, and two daughters, Emily and Jessica, all of Kissimmee. A brother, Mickey, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and a sister, Geraldine Lopes of Huntington Beach, Calif., also survive. 
Services and cremation took place in Kissimmee. Private interment is to follow on Shelter Island. 

Mary S. Glignor
Mary S. Glignor, 95, died on Dec. 5 at her Riverhead residence.
Born Aug. 3, 1904, in Mattituck to William and Elizabeth (Seymour) Stewart, she was predeceased by her husband, Albert, in 1972.
Ms. Glignor is survived by a son, also named Albert, of Aquebogue; three daughters, Carol Huntington of Harrisburg, Pa., Betty Roppel of Hawthorne Wood, Ill., and Margaret Schwarz of Riverhead; a brother, William Stewart of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Dec. 7 and 8 at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home, Riverhead, where the Rev. Jeffrey Madley held a parish prayer service on Wednesday. Father Madley will officiate at a Mass of Christian Burial today, Dec. 9, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Riverhead. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cutchogue.

Christopher M. Bodenstein
Christopher M. Bodenstein, a service manager for Seaford and Riverhead Dodge, the latter for 14 years, died on Nov. 19 at Eastern Long Island Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was 49.
"Apart from cars and his work and family, he loved fixing and decorating his home and his yard," said his mother, June Bodenstein of Peconic. "As one of his Dodge supervisors said at the funeral, 'He was the best mechanic I ever saw,' " she added. 
Mr. Bodenstein summered in Peconic while growing up. After his parents moved there permanently in 1971, he followed in 1977 and remained in Peconic until 1986, when he moved to Flanders.
The son of Albert and Eleanor (June) Smith Bodenstein, he was born Nov. 3, 1950, in Rockville Centre and grew up in Massapequa Park. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Therese (Walker), of Eastport; his children, Clifford and Meghan; and two brothers, Eric, of Moriches, and Gary, of Peconic. 
Visitation was Nov. 21 and 22 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck. The Rev. John McGratty officiated at a Mass of Christian Burial on Nov. 23 at St. Peter and Paul R.C. Church in Manorville, followed by private cremation.
Memorial donations may be made to Southold Fire Department Rescue Squad, East End Hospice or Eastern Long Island Hospital.

Kirby Dwight Jr.
Kirby Dwight Jr., beloved brother of Barbara Dwight Schriever of Orient, N.Y., died peacefully in his home in Wakefield, R.I., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at age 71. Most of his children and grandchildren were with him at the time. 
Kirby was born and grew up in Manhattan, and for many years was a summer resident of Orient, interested in tennis, sailing and scalloping. He attended Exeter Academy, where he won a Westinghouse Scholarship. He went to college at Princeton University and did his graduate work at Harvard University.
Kirby Dwight authored and coauthored numerous papers on solid state physics and chemistry. As a professor at Brown University chemistry department, he built (from a Heath Kit!) the first user-friendly computer for the use of chemistry graduate students (who knew nothing about computers) so they could complete their research projects.
Kirby Dwight will best be remembered for his emphasis on independent thinking. Even in retirement, he insisted upon being able to fix or do things himself; this included writing many computer application programs, rather than purchasing them.
Kirby Dwight was a family man with a sense of humor! He could interact with his children and grandchildren at all levels: play, teaching, praising, loving and admonishing (if necessary!). He will be missed.
Daughters: Miriam J. Schwartz, Kathryn L. Regonini.
Sons: Michael F. Dwight, Jon K. Dwight.
Granddaughters: Cassandra Regonini, Adrienne Regonini, Kirsten Regonini, Genevieve Dwight.
Grandsons: Duncan Regonini, Neil Regonini, Mark Regonini, Harley Regonini, Dillon Regonini, David Schwartz.

Bruno ('Brusie') Orlowski
Lifelong Mattituck resident Bruno Orlowski, 78, died on Dec. 15 at Port Jefferson Health Care Facility. 
Nicknamed "Brusie," although no one now remembers why, he was born in Hashamomuck, Southold, on March 10, 1921, the son of Michael and Mary (Kurczewski) Orlowski, who were farmers in Mattituck and Greenport. 
He was a potato and cauliflower farmer himself, in Mattituck, before 10 years ago joining Mudd Vineyards, where he worked until November. 
Regina Orlowski, formerly Comiskey, his wife of 53 years, described how he had enjoyed going fishing and their many holidays with his large family. Mr. Orlowski was a retired member of Mattituck Fire Department and a member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church.
He is also survived by a son, Peter, and a daughter, Susan Skrezec, both of Mattituck; three brothers, Frank, Felix, and Walter; three sisters, Helen Deckman, Rose Maeder, and Agnes Stravinske; and four grandchildren. Three other brothers, John, Edward, and Charles Orlowski, predeceased him.
Visiting hours were held on Dec. 16 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Dec. 17 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Mattituck, followed by interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to Mattituck Fire Department. 

Anne B.C. Bowden
Anne Brinkerhoff Cornwell Bowden of Cutchogue died at her home on Dec. 15 at the age of 58.
Born in Richmond, Va., on Feb. 23, 1941, to Clifford and Myra (Robinson) Cornwell, she grew up on the family farm (and summered on the Sound) in Riverhead, where the Robinsons were a founding family. She was a descendant on her father's side of another founding family, the Youngs. 
After making Cutchogue her permanent home in 1987, Ms. Bowden worked for a number of years in home health care in Southold and was a member of Southold Presbyterian Church. 
Her interests were watercolor painting and photography, water sports and sailing, according to her son, Scott Rausch of Downers Grove, Ill. 
She also leaves her husband, James; another son, Clifford Rausch of Florida; a daughter, Anne Wagner of Pennsylvania; a brother, Thomas Cornwell of New Jersey; and a grandson.
A memorial service was held on Dec. 17 at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead, the Rev. Peter Kelly officiating. Interment followed at Riverhead Cemetery. 

Harriet G. Case
Harriet G. Case, 74, a 42-year resident of Shelter Island, previously of Merrick, died on Dec. 17 at her home after a long illness. 
Born in Brooklyn, Aug. 31, 1925, to Ruth and Raymond Ward, she was a retired bank teller with the Shelter Island branch of Bank of New York and had also worked at the Video Store and Cornucopia Gift Shop on Shelter Island. 
Described by her family as a devoted homemaker, Mrs. Case was a member of Shelter Island Presbyterian Church and Shelter Island Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. "She loved her family," said Jim Reeves, her son-in-law. "Her family was her whole life, right to the end."
Predeceased in 1980 by her husband, Raymond, she leaves a son, Robert Hopkins of Cutchogue; a daughter, Barbara Reeves of Shelter Island; a sister, Edna Navickas of New Jersey; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
The family received friends on Dec. 19 at The Shelter Island Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by the Rev. Bill Grimbol at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, followed by interment at Shelter Island Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, or Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. 

Vivian Yanke
Vivian Yanke, 85, a 22-year resident of Mattituck, died on Dec. 10 at Eastern Long Island Hospital. 
Born Sept. 30, 1914, to Sidney and Martha Abrams in East Rockaway, Mrs. Yanke had previously resided in Massapequa. 
Her husband, Edward Yanke, predeceased her in October this year. She is survived by two sons, Edward, of Southold, and Frederick, of Smithtown; two daughters, Carol Klein of Mattituck and Judith Miller of Centereach; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Dec. 12 and 13 at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home, Riverhead. Funeral services were conducted on Dec. 14 at Assembly of God, Shirley, the Rev. James Raynor officiating. Interment followed at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Pinelawn.

Yvette Mellender
Yvette Mellender of Mattituck, 71, a dedicated activist for the disabled, died at her home with her family beside her on Dec. 31, 1999, after a long struggle with cancer. 
Ms. Mellender was a program developer with the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Development in Hauppauge, and co-founded North Fork Spirits, a support group for disabled adults, with her husband, Joseph. She also served on the board of North Fork Environmental Council. 
"Yvette will be remembered for her eternal optimism and her great capacity for love," said Mr. Mellender. "Her legacy is her lifetime dedication and achievements to better the lives of disabled people." 
She was born in the Bronx on March 3, 1928, to Lena (Einhorn) and Joseph Brandes. Besides her husband of 53 years, she leaves her children, Ronnie Sue Goldsmith of Brooklyn, and Richard Mellender of Stanwood, Wash.; a sister, Loretta Freeman of Montclair, N.J.; and one granddaughter. 
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at William F. Coster Funeral Home, Cutchogue, followed by interment at New Bethany Cemetery in Mattituck.
Memorial donations may be made to North Fork Spirits, c/o Friends Unlimited, 155 Woodcliff Drive, Mattituck, NY 11952. 

The Rev. Odessa Henry
The Rev. Dr. Odessa Henry, a former pastor of Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Greenport, died suddenly at her home in Medford on Dec. 21, 1999.
After serving as pastor to Clinton Memorial for seven years, she left three years ago to become pastor of St. Mary's A.M.E. Zion Church in Medford.
Born in Baltimore, Dr. Henry was very well educated, spoke seven languages and was especially fluent in Spanish. She received two master's degrees in Spanish from SUNY/ Stony Brook and her Ph.D. in theology from Drew University.
"She will be remembered for her strong belief in God and as an educator giving her congregation the training they should have," said Dr. Kenneth Herring, the current pastor at Clinton Memorial. 
She leaves six children: Ernesta Singleton, Calvin, Carol, Byron, Deborah Robinson, and Marilyn DePeaza; 13 grandchildren; and her sisters, Gwendolyn Reed, Valaria and Jacqueline Fletcher.
Visiting hours were Monday, Dec. 27, with services on Dec. 28 at Community Baptist Church in Medford, followed by interment at Washington Memorial Cemetery. 
A memorial service will be held in Greenport at Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church at a date to be announced. 

Frederick E. Baldwin Jr.
Lifelong Greenport resident Frederick E. Baldwin Jr. died suddenly on Dec. 30, 1999, at Central Suffolk Hospital. He was 79.
Mr. Baldwin was a longtime oil delivery man for Mobil Oil and R.A. McCallum in Greenport, retiring in 1973. He was a 61-year member of the Standard Hose Company of Greenport Fire Department. According to his family, "the highlight of his time as a fireman was when his company celebrated his 50th anniversary as a fireman." 
Born on June 17, 1920, to Frederick and Elsie (Schaefer) Baldwin, he wintered in Naples, Fla., for many years, and was instrumental in bringing cable television to the North Fork. 
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Marjorie Vail; his daughter, Donna Hartmann of Pickerington, Ohio; and his son, Frederick E. Baldwin III of Indianapolis, Ind. Five grandsons and two great-grandchildren also survive him. 
The family received friends on Jan. 3 at S.B. Horton Funeral Home in Greenport, where firematic services took place that evening. A fireman's funeral and procession followed on Jan. 4, with burial in East Marion Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Greenport Fire Department. 

Frank E. Bondarchuk Jr.
Lifelong Greenport resident and jazz musician Frank E. Bondarchuk Jr. died Dec. 30, 1999, at University Medical Center at Stony Brook after a long illness. He was 41.
He was the lead singer and harmonica player for the jazz group "Inside Out," as well as a third degree brown belt in ju-jitsu, which he taught at Oysterponds Elementary School in Orient.
Born July 15, 1958, to Frank and Katherine Bondarchuk, he attended local schools, graduating from Greenport High School in 1976 and Farmingdale College in 1979, with a degree in electronics.
Mr. Bondarchuk worked for Grumman Aerospace and Suffolk Two-Way Radio before becoming self-employed as a computer engineer.
He is survived by his mother, Katherine Bondarchuk of Orient; his longtime companion, Karen Edeen, and son, Benjamin Bondarchuk, of East Marion; his children James, Andrew, and Harriet Bondarchuk and their mother, Laura Bondarchuk; three brothers, Joseph, of East Marion, Paul, of Orient, and Thomas, of Stony Brook; and a sister, Kathy Thilburg of Kissimee, Fla. His father, Frank Sr., predeceased him. 
The family received friends at S.B. Horton Funeral Home, Greenport, on Jan. 2. The Rev. George Summers officiated at funeral services at Advent Lutheran Church on Jan. 3, followed by interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cutchogue.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 

Margaret McCarthy
Lifelong Greenport resident Margaret McCarthy, 82, died Dec. 22, 1999, at San Simeon by the Sound.
Affectionately known as "Peg," she was born in Greenport on July 7, 1917, to Ellen and Jeremiah McCarthy and attended Greenport schools, graduating from Greenport High School in 1935.
She was a member of Greenport Historical Society along with her brother, Jerome ("Jerry") McCarthy, who died in 1998. The current village co-historian, Thomas Monsell, described her as "a very useful adjunct to her brother in gathering local lore. She was also a woman with great personal charm and grace." Mr. Monsell's brother and co-historian, James Monsell, said she will be remembered as "a very fine person, very cooperative and pleasant." 
Also a member of the Home Bureau, Ms. McCarthy was a longtime parishioner of St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport.
A cousin, Robert Nolan of Naples, Fla., and many friends survive her. 
A memorial mass was celebrated on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at St. Agnes, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements were made by S.B. Horton Funeral Home, Greenport. 

Blase Stigliani
Longtime Southold resident Blase Stigliani, 77, died on Dec. 25, 1999, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y.
Ms. Stigliani was born in New York City on July 28, 1922, to Elizabeth (Minicone) and Anthony Cernigliaro. A former resident of Mt. Vernon in Westchester County, she was a hairdresser in Manhattan for many years and taught hairdressing in Westchester. She was associated with the N.Y. Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, where she was a tour guide. A resident of Southold for the past 31 years, she moved here permanently in 1986.
Predeceased by her husband, Patrick, she is survived by a sister, Claire Martin of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and nephews and nieces. 
The family received friends on Dec. 28 at DeFriest Funeral Homes, Southold. Parish prayer services were conducted there that evening by the Rev. Walter Rudnicki, who officiated at the Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial on Dec. 29 at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church, Cutchogue. Interment followed at St. Patrick R.C. Cemetery in Southold.

Bessie G. Gagen
Bessie G. Gagen, 92, a longtime Southold resident and former school teacher, died Dec. 21, 1999, at San Simeon by the Sound nursing home, Greenport. 
Mrs. Gagen was a teacher for 42 years. She taught first in the 1920s in Cutchogue and Baldwin schools. From the 1930s to 1950s, she taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades as principal of the New Suffolk School. She retired from Southold Elementary School in the early 1970s, according to her daughter and sole survivor, Susan Baribault of Southold.
A resident of Southold for 72 years, Mrs. Gagen served the community in many ways and organizations, most actively in the Friends of Southold Library and Sunshine Society and as a charter member of Southold Historical Society. 
Born in Scriba, N.Y., on Nov. 20, 1907, to Fred and Alberta (Dennis) Gadbaw, she was predeceased in 1962 by her husband, Walter Gagen, a former editor and publisher of the Long Island Traveller. 
The family received friends at DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold, on Dec. 23. The Rev. Kenneth Davis officiated at funeral services on Dec. 24 at Southold United Methodist Church. Interment followed at St. Patrick R.C. Cemetery, Southold. 
Memorial donations may be made to Southold Fire Department Rescue Squad, Main Rd., Southold, NY 11971.

William J. Fogarty
William J. Fogarty, a lifelong North Fork resident, died on Dec. 21, 1999, at Riverhead Nursing Home. He was 94.
Born in Peconic on Sept. 23, 1905, to Annie (Burns) and Martin Fogarty, he was a longtime resident of Cutchogue and was associated for many years with Reeve Lumber in Mattituck.
Mr. Fogarty was a charter member of Cutchogue Fire Department and a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Cutchogue. 
Predeceased by his wife, Agnes (Keane), in 1987 and a son, William J. Fogarty Jr., he leaves his sons, James, of Cutchogue, and Herbert, of Arizona; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Visitation was Dec. 23 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck, where parish prayer services were conducted that afternoon by the Rev. Peter Allen. The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial was offered on Dec. 24 at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, followed by interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery. 

Sophie Jankowski
Sophie Jankowski, 86, a lifelong resident of Southold before moving to Michigan four years ago, died on Dec. 27, 1999, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. 
Born in Southold on Dec. 19, 1913, to Alice (Grabowski) and John Slavonik, she was a devoted homemaker and active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Griswold-Terry-Glover Post No. 803 in Southold. She had also been a member of the Rosary Altar Society of Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church, Cutchogue.
Her husband, Chester, predeceased her in 1994. She leaves her son, Chet, of Southfield, Mich.; two brothers, Joe and Frank Slavonik, and a sister, Ann Kwasneski, all of Southold; and two grandchildren.
Visitation was Dec. 30 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold, where parish prayer services and Rosary Altar Society and American Legion services were held that evening. The Rev. George Michell offered the Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial on Dec. 31 at St. Patrick R.C. Church, Southold. Interment followed at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery, Cutchogue. 

John Marchie
Southold native John Marchie of Westwood, N.J., died of a stroke on Dec. 15, 1999, at a hospital near his residence. He was 71. 
Mr. Marchie was born on Feb. 14, 1928, to Anthone and Jennie (Konarski) Marchie, and attended Southold schools until he joined the Navy at the age of 17. During World War II he served as a seaman in the Pacific from 1943 to 1944. 
He retired after 25 years as a maintenance mechanic for Matheson Gas Company of East Rutherford, N.J. He was a parishioner of St. Andrew R.C. Church of Westwood and a member of Senior Fellowship. 
Predeceased by a sister, Frances Arcillo, Mr. Marchie is survived by his wife, Dorothy, two sons, John Jr. and Thomas, and one grandchild, all of Westwood. He also leaves three sisters, Helen Kruza of Hawthorne, N.J., and Anna Walters and Stella Sakowicz, both of Peconic.
Funeral services and interment took place at Ascension Cemetery in Monsey, N.Y.


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