2000-01-15 / Obits

Genevieve Bailey
From Far Rockaway

Mass of Christian Burial for Genevieve Bailey was celebrated on Monday, January 10 at St. Mary, Star of Sea in Far Rockaway.
Genevieve is survived by her husband Stanley F. Bailey and her daughter Susanne Bailey.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale.
Herman Berry, Jr.
Family From Far Rock

Herman Berry, jr. died on January 4, 2000 at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
He was born in New York to the late Norma Jean Cochran and Herman Berry, sr. Herman was educated in the New York public school system and was a Veteran of the United States Army.
Herman is predeceased by his parents; sisters Jacqueline Jenese Berry and Deborah Ann Boykins; and brother David Laron Berry.
He is survived by his brothers Edward, James, Henry, Howard and Michael Berry and Michael Eugene Cochran; sister-in-law Netia Berry; aunts Bennie Steele, Omega Ford and Thelma Wimbley; 11 nieces; five nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Interment under the direction of Chatmon and Benson Funeral Home was held at Calverton National Cemetery, Long Island.
Hubert T. Bromley, Jr.
From The Rockaways

Mass of Christian Burial for Hubert (Bobby) Thornhill Bromley, jr. was celebrated on Wednesday, January 5 at St. Camillus Church.
Bobby was a patient in the intensive care unit of St. John’s Hospital from December 20 to January 1 where he died at 9:50 a.m. after reaching the new millennium.
He was the son of Hubert T. Bromley, sr. of England and Joan (nee O’Brian) Bromley of Ireland.
Known around town as "Bobby the Plumber," he was originally from Brooklyn. He moved to Breezy Point in early 1960 after serving in the United States Army from 1956 to 1959 when he was discharged as Private First Class. He was stationed in Tooley, Greenland.
Bobby is survived by his long time companion Helen Magill; "step" children Dan, Erin Lee, LuAnn, Coleen and Kelly; six and a half "step" grandchildren; brothers Thomas of Florida and Gilbert of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; sisters Norah DeSalvo of New York, Kathryn of New York and Eileen (Neni) Bromley of New Jersey; daughters Jane Bromley and Joan Lynch (husband, Dan); and two grandchildren. Uncle Bubby had 17 nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind good friends Frank, Bobby, Danny and (cut the light) "Toby."
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home was held at Calverton National Cemetery.
John Eckert
From Arverne

John Eckert died on January 12, 2000.
He was born in Arverne and lived their his entire life. A long time member of the First Congressional Church, John was an avid fisherman.
John is survived by his wife Theresa (nee Eagan); sons Robert and Gary; daughters Linda Garraputa and Judy Duncan; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Private services were held at Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc., of Rockaway Park.
Agnes M. Goin
Rockaway Park Resident

Mass of Christian Burial for Agnes M. Goin was celebrated on Monday, January 10 at St. Rose of Lima Church.
Agnes was born in Far Rockaway over 97 years ago.
She was a devoted mother and homemaker.
Wife of the late Frank J. Walsh, Agnes is survived by her son John F. Walsh; daughters Marilyn A. Hutcheson and Patricia A. Egan; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her son, the late William.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale.
Jeanette Ellner Lowitt
Formerly From Arverne

Jeanette Ellner Lowitt, wife of the late Lester Lowett, died at the age of 90 in Tamarac, Florida on January 1, 2000.
Jeanette moved to Arverne in 1927 with her parents, Saul and Clara Ellner. She was an accomplished violinist and performed with her sister Lillian Lazar on WEAF (now WNBC) from 1927 to 1929. She was hired by the Phil Spitalney "All Girl Orchestra" but declined because of the need to travel all year.
She fell in love with Lester Lowitt and was married in 1931. Jeanette and Lester worked together for 37 years at Lowitt Pharmacy (now Lowitt Labs Pharmacy), located first on 74 street and now on 70 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard in Arverne.
During World War II Jeanette drove an ambulance for Rockaway Beach Hospital (now Peninsula Hospital Center). She was Regional Chairman for the 1950 March of Dimes campaign and Rockaways Chairman for the 1951 Sister Elizabeth Kenny Foundation. She was a member of the first violin section of the Rockaways Five Towns Symphony for 15 years, seated next to Dr. Irving Frohman. She fully enjoyed her years with the orchestra.
Jeanette was a passionate defender of the downtrodden and wronged. She tried to better the world. Totally devoted to family and friends, she is remembered with affection.
Dorothy J. Murison
From Neponsit

Dorothy J. Murison died on January 9, 2000 at Peninsula Hospital Center.
She was a resident of Neponsit for 15 years and a member of many senior citizen and Golden Age clubs.
A devoted homemaker, Dorothy is survived by her son George Murison of Delaware; daughter Linda Gallager of North Carolina; grandchildren Tatum Gallager and Kristin Murison; and great-grandson Isaiah.
Private services were held.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Glenwood Cemetery, Long Branch, New Jersey.
Kathleen Murray
Breezy Point Resident

Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen Murray was celebrated on Thursday, January 13 at St. Thomas More in Breezy Point.
Kathleen was a long time resident of Breezy Point. She was a retired principal of PS 110 in the Bronx.
Sister of the late Gerald and LouEthel Gaffney, she is survived by her nephew Patrick Gaffney; niece Deborah; great-niece Alison; and nephew Andrew.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx.
Alfred Louis Pacheco
From Far Rockaway

Service for Alfred Louis Pacheco was held on Sunday, January 9. He died at Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway.
Alfred was born in Brooklyn to Bowlie and Mary Pacheco. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Alfred and Lenoe Mitchell, whom he loved dearly.
Alfred, better know to his friends as Checo, worked at British Airlines at John F. Kennedy Airport as a baggage handler for 10 years. He also worked at Syncon International Communication, an independent company, for an additional 10 years.
He is survived by his devoted wife Rosie Williams-Pacheco of Far Rockaway; son Amin Pacheco; daughters Alesha Pacheco-Jackson and Melissa Williams; grandchildren Shawn, Shayne, Shaina, Shaque, Harold and Treyvon; and a host of relatives and friends.
Interment under the direction of Chatmon and Benson Funeral Home, of Inwood, was held at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, New York.

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