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William Henry Brakman, Jr.

Brakman_081514APhilanthropist, avid sailor and Port Washington resident William Henry Brakman, Jr., known to all as Bill, passed away Aug. 6. He was 86.

Bill was an avid sailor in the summer and a downhill skier in the winter. He raced various types of One-Design sailboats on the North Shore of Long Island and was a winning competitor. He started his racing career with the wooden hull Manhasset Bay One Design #11, “Tiger,” the boat named in memory of his time at Princeton. [Read more...]

Carol Stroll Larsen

Carol Stroll Larsen, age 78, passed away quietly at home on July 30 after a short illness. Loving wife of Leslie H. Larsen Jr.

Beloved mother of Kari Larsen Pedone, Adoring grandmother of Maddie and Ellie, daughter of the late Dr. George and Hellen Stroll of Shelter Island. Niece of Gloria Hegeman of Vero Beach. [Read more...]

Geraldine Russo

Geraldine Russo of Orlando, Fla. formerly of Manhasset, N.Y. died on August 11.

Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of Gregory (Helen) Russo, Marianne (Tim) Brady and Helene Russo. Dear sister of Patricia (the late Robert) Becht, Jack (Marge) Norton, Tim (Sarilee) Norton and the late Grace Knuff and the late Joseph Norton. Cherished grandmother of 7 and great grandmother of five. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Visiting: Friday 3 – 5 & 7 – 9, Whitting Funeral Home 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, N.Y. 11545 Funeral Mass: Saturday 9:30 am at St. Boniface Martyr Church, Sea Cliff, N.Y. Interment: Locust Valley Cemetery, Locust Valley, N.Y.

Lawrence Kaplan Legacy


Lawrence Kaplan died on Tuesday, Aug. 5. He was 98 years old. As a resident of Plandome Heights, Manhasset for 37 years, he left a legacy for all to remember.

Kaplan was an engaging man with sparkling blue eyes who was very much in love with his wife. He was an only child and wanted to make a difference in the world and leave a legacy. He received a proclamation by the Village of Plandome Heights last year as the oldest living resident, but he was much more than that. He wanted and did make a difference. [Read more...]

London Jeweler Icon Dies

ImageMayer Udell, longtime owner of London Jewelers, with stores in both Manhasset and Greenvale, recently passed away. He was 96.

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Clara Steiner

Clara Steiner, 89, died April 9. She lived in one of the original houses connected to the Whitney Estate, behind St. Mary’s on 4th St. Clara lived there for over 45 years and was a long time member of the Graphic Eye in Port Washington. [Read more...]

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Matthew J. Cronin


Matthew J. Cronin, 87, a World War II Navy veteran, Democratic activist and lawyer died on July 4.

Matthew was born in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and was inspired by his father, a World War I hero, who had devoted much of his life to veteran’s rights. In 1945, Matthew decided to skip his high school graduation and enlist in the US Navy where he served aboard the USS Webster in the Pacific. [Read more...]

Alyce P. Robertell

Alyce P. Robertell, 91, of Deltona, Fla. passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, June 26. She was the beloved wife of her late husband Paul, with whom she shared 54 wonderful years. Alyce was born in Scranton, PA to Peter and Stella Siekierka and had a brother, Walter. She studied mechanical drafting at Penn State and worked as an executive secretary at Capitol Records and for local business owners in Manhasset, NY where she raised her family before retiring to Florida in 1976. [Read more...]

Vincent F. Nicolosi

Vincent F. Nicolosi, born July 30, 1939 died on July 11, 2014,survived by his  beloved  wife of 28 years, Maureen Lynch Nicolosi; his son Ryan Nicolosi who is a senior at  New York Law School; daughter  Maura Nicolosi Nassirian who was his law partner; daughter; Carolyn Nicolosi Greene; sons Vincent  Nicolosi Jr. Robert Nicolosi and their  respective spouces ; sisters Mary Buscemi, Camille Robinson and Nancy Cavanagh; and nine grandchildren. He dearly loved each and every member of his family.

He was a distinguished  member of the New York State Assembly from 1973 through  1980 and a Commissioner of the New York State Commission of Investigation from 1998 to 2009.

Family and friends will be received at Fairchild Funeral Chapel, 1570 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, New York on Monday July 14 between 3 and 5 p.m . and 7  to 9 p.m . Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 1300 Northern Blvd., Manhasset New York on Tuesday, July 15 at 10 a.m. Donations may be made in his honor to Saint Francis Hospital Foundation, Office of Development, 100 Port Washington Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576.