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M. Cyril Morris

The Morris Family, residents of Manhasset since 1968 and recently moved to Port Washington, announced the passing of M. Cyril Morris on Wednesday, Jan. 6. [Read more…]

Leon Vandoros

Leon Vandoros of Manhasset passed away on Dec. 24, 2015.

Vandoros was the former owner of Blue Bay Diner in Bayside.

He was the beloved husband of Anne and the late Eva. Loving father of George (Effie) and Alex (Soula), and step father of Erik. Cherished grandfather of Leo, Andy, Christopher, Thomas, Eva and Savannah. Dear brother of Argirios, Rita and Augousta. Loved by many nieces and nephews here and in Greece.

Edward J. Gaus, Jr.

ObitGaus_010615AEdward J. Gaus Jr, age 86, of Manhasset passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Agnes of 55+ years, five children, eight grandchildren and sister Joan McKeown.

Ed graduated from Manhattan College as an electrical engineer and later went on to get two master’s degrees at night in electrical engineering from NYU and business administration from St. John’s College. Ed was an honest, loyal and hardworking family man with a great sense of humor and a positive outlook on life. He enjoyed playing the piano at parties, cooking for his family and videotaping family events. He was always there for his family or for those who needed him. He was a devout Catholic who served as a lector at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church for 25 years.

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Petras Matekunas

Born in 1910, grew up in Lithuania.

Graduated from Vytautas Didysis University in Kaunas with a Masters Degree in Economics. [Read more…]

Isabel H. Heinl

A memorial mass will be celebrated in the memory of Isabel on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:45am at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Syosset, NY. [Read more…]

Dr. Vincent M. Pacienza

Vincent M. Pacienza, M.D.
Vincent M. Pacienza M.D., F.A.C.C. ,61, Cardiologist and Doctor of Internal Medicine died peacefully at his home in Manhasset on Oct. 7, 2015. [Read more…]

James Gregory Tallon, Jr

IMG_6969.JPG February 16, 1963 – December 15, 2015

James Gregory Tallon Jr., 52, passed away on December 15th, after a brave battle with cancer. Born and raised in Manhasset, the son of James Sr. and Madeline Tallon, Jim was a lifelong resident of the community. Jim was a graduate of Manhasset High School, and later attended the New York College of Health Professions, where he became a licensed massage therapist. [Read more…]

Dorothy Lee Fracchia

Dorothy Lee Fracchia (Kines) “Timmie” was born Aug. 29, 1918, in Washington, DC, to John and Margaret Kines. Timmie completed her registered nurses training at Providence Hospital in Washington DC and joined the war effort. Timmie was a US Army Nurse from March 6, 1942, to Feb. 27, 1946, and attained the Rank of First Lieutenant. Initially she was stationed at Lowry Field, Colorado, specializing in medical ward nursing. Subsequently she transferred to Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado for anesthesia training. Timmie served as anesthetist there for 25 months. She was then transferred overseas with the 137th Evacuation Hospital to France and Germany where she was stationed for nine months. Timmie was awarded the American Theatre Ribbon, European Theatre Ribbon and the Victory Medal.

On Feb. 2, 1946 she married Dr. Alfred Fracchia and moved to New York City eventually settling in Plandome. Her family was her life. The couple went on to have seven children, 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her memory lives on in her children, their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: son Dr. John Fracchia and his wife, Mary; son Paul Fracchia and his wife, Joanne; son Robert Fracchia and his wife, Karen; daughter Diane Monte-Bovi and her husband, Paul; her son Alfred Fracchia and his wife, Mary-Jo; her daughter Claudia Brasch and her husband, Arthur; her son Dr. Michael Fracchia and his wife, Tina.

Timmie was an active volunteer at St. Francis Hospital assisting in the ER and participated in numerous fundraising events. She was a devoted member of the St. Mary’s congregation and the Rosary Altar Society.

Charles “Chuck” Karen

ObitKaren_120915AFirefighter, police officer, husband, father and friend.

The officers and men of Company #2 Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department regret to announce the untimely passing of Firefighter Charles “Chuck” Karen. Chuck joined Company #2 on Aug. 8, 1991. Valiantly, he served the community of Manhasset for over 24 years. Professionally, he was a police officer with the New York Police Dept. 73 Precinct and responded to the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He spent tireless hours at Ground Zero as well as the Fresh Kills site, sifting through wreckage. Three years ago, Chuck was diagnosed with cancer which he contracted from his response. He never gave up his fight and he never asked for assistance. As a matter of fact, he was more interested in still helping others regardless of his deteriorating health.

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Warren John Oltmanns

ObitOltmanns_112515AWarren John Oltmanns passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Oct. 26, at age 94 in Richmond, VA. He was born in Brooklyn, NY to Ruth Isabel Hodgetts and Herman John Christopher Oltmanns. He spent his childhood in Brooklyn until the family moved to Manhasset, NY where he spent his teenage years. He graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in business and then received a graduate degree from Harvard Business School. Warren was a WWII veteran, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He enjoyed family, church, beaches, swimming, all of his dogs, The New York Times and taking long drives in his many cars. He was a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Southold, as well as a treasurer.

Warren married Beverly Brannin on Dec. 27, 1945 in Manhasset, NY. They raised three daughters (Robyn, Wendy and Kim) in Garden City, NY. [Read more…]