2000-01-29 / Obits
Leroy J. Meidinger
Of Rockaway Point
He died at his winter residence in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Originally from Ozone Park, Leroy moved to Rockaway Point in 1980.
He served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946 and came out a Seaman, First Class.
Leroy was a member of the Roxbury VFW Post.
He is survived by his wife Louise (nee Adlington); daughters Mary Ann Herbert and Jean Canner (husband, Richard); son Roy (wife, Judy); 10 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.
Kathleen M. Mullane
Belle Harbor Resident
Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen M. Mullane was celebrated on Friday, January 28 at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Kathleen was a lifetime resident of Belle Harbor.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth P., son Kenny, daughters Kate Mullane and Kelly Schmitt (husband, Rob), mother Matilda Curley; brother Dr. John J. Curley; sisters Laura Regan and Alice Froehlich; and granddaughter Jenna.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Trinity Cemetery, Hewlett.
Anna E. Quinn
Formerly Of Rockaway
She died on January 22, 2000. She was 89 years old.
Anna resided in Yorktown Heights, New York in the home of Michael and Anne Harrington. She was a long-time resident of Kingbridge, Bronx and Rockaway Beach, Queens.
While residing in Rockaway, Anna was a parishioner of St. Camillus for many years and was a member of the Golden Age Club. She retired after 47 years from Talbot, Bird and Co. in New York City.
Anna was a devoted and loving Aunt to Peter McGee, Robert McGee, Mary Aretakis, Veronica Long, Anne Harrington, Ann Rebernick, John Trayers and Peter Trayers.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Calvary Cemetery.
Edward F. Reardon
From Belle Harbor
Mass of Christian Burial for Edward F. Reardon was celebrated on Tuesday, January 25 at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Edward was a Belle Harbor resident for 36 years, coming from the Bronx.
Born in Manhattan, Edward served in the US Army Air Corp. during World War II and came out a corporal.
Edward worked as an adjudicator for the Veteran’s Administration.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie (nee Greenebaum) and son George.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Calverton National Cemetery.
Robert Henry Russell
Former Chief Of BCVFD
Robert Henry Russell died on Wednesday, January 12 at home in Spring Hill, Florida. He was 70 years old.
He joined the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department on January 24, 1954, just six months after marrying his loving wife Joan.
Chief Russell went on to serve the department for 33 years. He was elected to the rank of Chief of Department an overwhelming 21 times, serving as Chief from 1957-1973, 1975-1977 and again in 1984. Among his many accomplishments was starting the ambulance corps, which still operates today and has helped thousands of people in need of emergency medical care through the years.
Chief Russell was a World War II US Navy veteran. He retired from the NYC Department of Sanitation in 1984 and moved to Florida with his family.
Chief Russell is survived by his wife Joan; daughter Debra Kase; sons Robert jr. (ex-chief), Daniel (ex-captain), Timothy, William and Richard (ex-deputy chief); nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
He was buried with military honors at Florida National Cemetery.
From Five Towns
Service for Gloria Wheeler was held on Tuesday, January 25.
She was born in Camden, Alabama to Betty and Henry Wheeler.
Gloria, better known as "Gennie" to her friends, worked as a teacher’s aide for many years. She was very well known to the Inwood community as a very caring person who would help anyone.
She is survived by her devoted mother Betty; brothers Willie and Henry; daughters Shawanna, Katrina and Tamicia; son Edward; four aunts; two uncles; and a host of relatives and friends.
Interment under the direction of Chatmon and Benson Funeral Home, of Inwood, was held in Middle Village, New York.