2000-04-08 / Obits
A resident of Inwood, Annise was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Far Rockaway. She was a dedicated member of Co-Workers Team Club, Stamp Collectors Club, Lookout Club, Lotago Club, and Little Reading Social Club. She was also a member of the National Council of Negro Women (Nassau chapter).
Widow of the late William J., Annise is survived by her sons Joseph A. and William E.; sisters Carrie D. Sartor, Eleanor Rogers, and Mary Norman; daughters-in-law Pamila and Teresa; brother-in-law Eugene E. Sartor; grandsons Tas, Daniel, William and Rashawn; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.
Interment under the direction of Chatmon and Benson Funeral Home, on Inwood, was held at Pinelawn Cemetery, Hicksville, Long Island.
Sheila Callahan (nee MacGill) died on Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Peninsula Hospital Center.
She lived in Arverne, coming from London, England. Sheila was the author of many children’s books, including the award-winning "And Still The Turtle Watched."
Sheila is survived by her husband Leo; children Patrick, Mary Messite, Deborah Knowlton, and Justin; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Friday, April 7 at St. Francis De Salles Church in Manhattan.
Contact Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. for further information.
Marcellus U. Courtney
Loved By Many
Service for Marcellus U. Courtney was held on Thursday, March 30 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Rockaway Beach.
Marcellus, affectionately known as Marcy, was born in Richmond, Virginia to William and Mayme Courtney. He was the eldest of five children.
Marcy’s family moved to Inwood where he attended P.S. 44 and Far Rockaway High School. He graduated with honors and went on to attend Brooklyn College.
In 1955, Marcy was drafted in the Army where he served his country for four years. He began working for the New York City Transit Authority in 1961 as a bus operator. He retired from his position in 1985. Marcy was then able to devote much of his time to singing with The Golden Arrows and The Male Chorus and Choiralites Choir. They traveled from Jamaica to Brooklyn and all over the Rockaways.
Marcy is survived by his devoted wife Marilyn Waters-Courtney; sons Min. Glenn Courtney and Keith Courtney; daughter Denise Myers; mother-in-law Ida Ivery; sisters June Howell and Regina Patterson; brothers Marvin and Arnold; granddaughters Amber, Shanae, Akilah, RaeChelle, Edith-Elon; godson Christopher Wilderson; daughters-in-law Rose and Consuela; son-in-law Ulysses; sisters-in-law Gloria, Sandra, and Lois; brothers-in-law Bobby, Gregory, Don, and Thomas; two stepsons; three stepdaughters; special friends Deacon Aaron Colcough and Rev. Marshal Hadden; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Interment under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, Inc., of Inwood, was held at Calverton National Cemetery.
Formerly Of Rockaway
Irene Matta (nee Slapp) died on Monday, April 3, 2000, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was a former Rockaway Beach resident.
Daughter of the late Margaret Pumilia, sister of the late John Slapp, wife of the late John Matta, and mother of the late Scott and Anthony Matta, Irene is survived by her children Donald, Suzanne, and Evan Matta; daughter-in-law Laura Matta; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters Carol Geoghegan and Diane Furst; nieces Kelly Geoghegan, Peggy Hennessey, Patty Scholl, and Debbie Furst; nephews Richard Geoghegan, jr., James and Gerard Geoghegan; and many great nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held Saturday, April 8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin under the direction of Brett Funeral Home.