2000-01-01 / Obits

Violetta Aviles
From Far Rockaway


Violetta Aviles died on December 26, 1999 at Peninsula Hospital Center.
A Far Rockaway resident her lifetime, Violetta was a member of the Adult Day Care in Peninsula Hospital.
Violetta is survived by her mother Elva Aviles; brothers Gilbert and Ezra; sisters Evelyn Aviles-Artis and Margarita Aviles.
Private services were held.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Lutheran All Saints Cemetery, Middle Village.

William Dantzler
World War II Veteran

Services for William Dantzler were held on Monday, December 27, 1999.
William was born in Camden, New Jersey to Clayton Birch and Mable Green. He spent his childhood in South Carolina. He later returned to the Northeast where he volunteered and served in the Marines during World War II.
He became a foreman on several skilled labor jobs. After the service he met and married Helen Bonoparte.
William was raised by his great-uncle William Dantzler and his great-aunt Liza Dantzler.
He is survived by his second wife Geneta; their son Trevor; three children from his first marriage William, jr., Clayton and Margaret; brothers Clarence and Jack Birch; sister-in-law Katherine Birch; sister Eleanor Sharklee; brother-in-law Elmer Sharklee; stepsons Freeston and Walston Warner; daughters-in-law Sharon Dantzler, Birgit Warner and Angie Warner; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends with whom he shared many wonderful times.
Interment under the direction of Chatmon and Benson Funeral Home, of Inwood, was held at Calverton National Cemetery.

Dorothy Frawley
From Rockaway Park

Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Frawley was celebrated on Tuesday, December 28 at St. Camillus Church.
Dorothy was the president and executive officer for the Frawley Bureau of Investigations.
The widow of the late John M., Dorothy is survived by her sons John M., jr., Brian J. and Martin; brothers Hilbert and Robert Zimmermann; sisters Annie Schaefer and Rose Cummings; and grandchildren Keira and Emma.
She was predeceased by her sisters the late Regina Breen and the late Margaret Zimmermann.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village.

Catherine Gruntz
East Rockaway Resident

Mass of Christian Burial for Catherine Gruntz was celebrated on December, 30 1999 at St. Francis de Sales.
Catherine was born in Denver, Colorado.
She was a school crossing guard for 37 years. 30 of those years were spent working in the Rockaways, helping school kids cross by the 100 Precinct and Beach 92 street. She was known as "Kay, the school crossing guard."
Widow of the late Raymond, Catherine is survived by sons Donald and Raymond; brothers James, John and Edward.
She is predeceased by her brother the late Daniel.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village.

Charles F. Hand
Belle Harbor Resident

Mass of Christian Burial for Charles F. Hand was celebrated on Tuesday, December 28 at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Charles was a Local 3 electrician who lived in Belle Harbor his life time.
He is survived by his daughter Alice; brother John; sister Dorothy Kennedy; nieces Mary Ellen Torre, Jean Cummings and Dorothy Gouzoules; numerous grand nieces and nephews; and best friend William L. Kennedy.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village.

James N. Memminger
Loved By Many

Services for James N. Memminger were held on Tuesday, December 28, 1999.
James was born to the late Levy and Gladys Memminger in Harleyville, South Carolina. He was educated in South Carolina, served in the U.S. Navy for four years and later moved to New York.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sallie; children Reggie, Ralph, Lenny, Patricia, Terri and Tanisha; two sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; a sister-in-law; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.
Interment under the direction of Chatmon and Benson Funeral Home, of Inwood, was held at Calverton National Cemetery.



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