2000-04-29 / Obits
Kevin A. Bethea
Family From Far Rock
Born in Jamaica, New York, Kevin went to school in Queens and attended Mt. Sinai Holy House of Prayer until he was 19. He relocated to Georgia.
Kevin was an avid boxer who won two bouts at the Golden Gloves.
He is survived by his father Alexander Bethea; mother Juliette Bethea; sisters Wanda Robinson, Faye Carolyn Harrington, Annie Bethea, and Shurice Bethea; brothers Anthony, Andy, Levonisa, and Lawrence; grandmother Annie Bethea; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; 11 nieces; five nephews; 10 uncles; 13 aunts; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.
Interment under the direction of Chatmon and Benson Funeral Home, of Inwood, was held at All Saints Garden Cemetery, Great Neck, New York.
Ena Ann Griffith
Loved By Many
Service for Ena Ann Griffith was held on Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Battalion Pentecostal Assembly in Arverne.
Ena served in the ministry of helps for the Battalion Pentecostal Assembly. She was a loving and caring woman who was always ready to give a helping hand.
She is survived by three brothers, one sister, nieces and nephews Emelda Duport, Sarah English, Benjamin English, Ann Granville, Elvira Schmitt, Julia Cockfield and many other close relatives and friends.
Interment under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Amityville Cemetery, New York.
Marion Levine, Jr.
Of Rockaway Park
Service for Marion Levine, jr. was held on Wednesday, April 26, 2000.
Marion was a lifelong Rockaway Park resident. As a young man he worked at Weisman’s Salvage. He went on to work as a teacher in the New York Public School System and later became a caseworker for the City of New York. As a caseworker, Marion helped various people in need.
In his spare time, he enjoyed his membership in the New York Road Runners Club.
Marion is survived by his parents Anna and Marion, sr.; brother Jule; sister-in-law Brenda; nephews Alonzo, David, Michael, and Jacob; nieces Tina and Lisa Ann; half-sister Myrtle Patrick of California; and close friends Leonard and Mindey Richman.
He is predeceased by his sister, the late Lisa Levine.
Interment was held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Linden, New Jersey.
Anna Mae McCabe
Of Breezy Point
Mass of Christian Burial for Anna Mae McCabe was held at St. Edmund’s Church in Breezy Point.
Anna moved to Breezy Point in 1956, coming from Brooklyn.
She is survived by her sons Kenneth, John, and James; daughter Rosemary McCabe Travis and Anne Marie Grozinger; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Anna is predeceased by her husband, the late J. Kenneth, and her son, the late Kevin Owen.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.
Rockaway Park Resident
Mass of Christian Burial for Delores Mendez was celebrated in Puerto Rico.
Born in Puerto Rico, Delores moved to Rockaway in 1994, coming from Manhattan. She worked as a dressmaker.
Delores is survived by her daughters Esther Sagardia and Nancy Perez; brother Pablo; sister Maria; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband, the late Eugene Figuero, and her son, the late Angle Figuero.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Monte Cristo Cemetery, Puerto Rico.
Julia Ann Pauling
Formerly of Far Rockaway
Funeral services for Julie Ann Pauling, 40, of Orangeburg, South Carolina, were held April, 5, 2000, at St. Peter A.M.E. Church in Cameron, South Carolina, with the Rev. W.D. Shepard and the Rev. W.J. Baxter, Presiding Elder, officiating.
Julia died March 29, 2000.
She was born October 30, 1959, in Far Rockaway. Daughter of Mrs. Martha Brunson Pauling and the late James Pauling, Julia was a graduate of Beach Channel High School and attended Brooklyn College. She was employed by Merrill Lynch in New York and also worked for the United Negro College Fund.
Julia was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Rockaway Beach, where she was on the usher board and Freeman Choral Ensemble Choir.
She is survived by her mother Martha of Orangeburg, South Carolina; and sisters Mrs. Mitchell (Theresa) Robinson of Brooklyn and Mrs. Joseph (Laverne) Ememer of Far Rockaway.
Interment under the direction of Jenkins Funeral Home was held in Belleville Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg.
Ruby Virginia Pinson
Loved By All
Services for Ruby Virginia Pinson were held on April 23, 2000.
Ruby worked in the Headstart Kitchen at The Five Towns Community Center. She was a devoted friend and "second Mom" to everyone she knew.
She is predeceased by her sisters, the late Sallie Scott and Aphine Cross; and her brothers, the late Willie Parson and Robert Parson.
Ruby is survived by her husband J.D. Pinson; loving daughter Vonnie S. Felton; brother James Parson, jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Interment under the direction of Lawrence Funeral Chapel was held at Calverton National Cemetery.
James J. Walker
Formerly of Breezy Point
Mass of Christian Burial for James J. Walker was celebrated on Thursday, April 27, 2000, at St. Thomas More Church.
Past resident of Breezy Point and Brooklyn, James was a police officer for the NYPD.
He is predeceased by his father, the late Mayor James J. Walker, and his mother, the late Betty Compton.
James is survived by his wife Deborah; son James J. Walker, III; daughters Patricia Crilley, Colleen Busk, Julia Finn, and Suzanne Valentine; sister Maryann Marita; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Private services were held under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc.