2000-05-20 / Obits
Louis C. Booth
From Rockaway Beach
Louis C. Booth died Sunday, May 14, 2000.
Born is Ozone Park, Queens, Louis was a Rockaway resident for 50 years. He worked as a maintenanceman for Roy Reuther Houses in Far Rockaway.
Louis is survived by his son Edwin; daughter-in-law Catherine; and grandchildren Joel, Jonathan, Gabriella, and Elizabeth.
Private services were held under the direction of The Meserole Funeral Home, Inc.
William Marvin Courtney
From Far Rockaway
Service for William Marvin Courtney was held on Friday, May 12, 2000.
William, affectionately known as Marvin, was born in Far Rockaway. He attended PS 44 and Woodrow Wilson High School where he graduated with honors. Marvin was a Boy Scout with Troop 198 and attended Brooklyn Community College where he studied designing.
Marvin started his own business in East Village, designing sweaters, shirts, and jackets. He also worked for Textiles in Manhattan for years.
He had a passion for traveling, visiting all different parts of the world. Marvin also enjoyed drawing, playing the drums, dancing, singing and acting. He was in many Broadway plays, and he sang with the group The Larktones.
Marvin is survived by his brother Arnold "Buster" Courtney; sisters June Howell and Regina Patterson; brothers-in-law Bobby Howell and Gregory Patterson; sisters-in-law Gloria Courtney and Marilyn Waters-Courtney; goddaughter Shalik Howell; special friends Lenny, Francis, and Sharon; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Private services were held under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, Inc.
Loved By All
Harold Harper died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, in Lenox Hill Hospital.
He worked as an operating room technician in Peninsula Hospital.
Harold is predeceased by his brother, the late Arthur.
He is survived by his father Arthur Harper and his mother Rose Harper; sister Delores Greifenberger; and brother Wayne.
Private services were held under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc.
Of Rockaway Point
Mass of Christian Burial for Edith Kimmeth was celebrated on Friday, May 19, 2000, at St. Genevieve’s Church.
Edith lived in Rockaway Point for 36 years, coming from Brooklyn. She was a devoted wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband Robert M. Kimmeth; daughter Virginia Kimmeth Buell; son Robert A.; sister Margaret Manzo; and grandchildren Elizabeth, Joseph, and John Anthony.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Calverton National Cemetery.
Joan Lanzne died on Friday, May 12, 2000.
She was a well-known, lifetime Rockaway resident who worked for Horn and Hardart Automat, Norton's, as well as other Rockaway businesses.
Joan was a loving aunt, godmother, and mother figure. She will be remembered in the hearts of those that knew and loved her.
She is predeceased by her sister, the late Agnes.
Joan is survived by her siblings Chucky, Linda, Carol, and Betty.
From Belle Harbor
Mass of Christian Burial for Josephine (nee Cavallo) Larkin was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church on Wednesday, May 17, 2000.
Josephine was born in Manhattan, lived in the Bronx as a little girl, and then moved to Far Rockaway as a teenager. As a newlywed she moved to her home in Belle Harbor in 1929.
She is predeceased by her husband, the late Eugene (Frank) Larkin.
Josephine is survived by her sons Gene and his wife Dorothy, and Peter and his wife Barbara; daughter Annette and her husband Mickey; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Cemetery in Lawrence.
Belle Harbor Resident
Mass of Christian Burial for Joan McAndrews was celebrated on Friday, May 19, 2000, at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Joan was retired from the New York Telephone Company.
She is predeceased by her father, the late Thomas McAndrews, her mother, the late Mary Curran McAndrews, her sister, the late Jean M. McAndrews, and her brother, the late Thomas F. McAndrews, jr.
Joan is survived by her sisters Eileen M. Morris and Joyce A. McBreen; brother James J. McAndrews; and many nieces and nephews.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Calvery Cemetery.
Of Rockaway Beach
Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel McCorgray was celebrated Monday, May 15 at St. Rose of Lima Church.
Born in the Bronx, Daniel was a Rockaway Beach resident for 50 years. He was an ornamental ironworker.
He is predeceased by his parents, the late James and Jennie McCorgray.
Daniel is survived by his brothers James and John; sisters Marie Rosato, Margie Lee, Pat Lombardo; and several nieces and nephews.
Private services were held under the direction of The Meserole Funeral Home, Inc.
Stephen J. O’Connor
Formerly Of Neponsit
Mass of Christian Burial for Stephen J. O’Connor will be celebrated on Monday, May 22, 2000, at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Babylon Village, Long Island.
Formerly of Neponsit, Stephen resided in Ft. Myers, Florida.
He is predeceased by his brother, the late John O’Connor, and his sister, the late Katheryn O’Connor.
Stephen is survived by his loving wife Marie E. O’Connor and his nephews Kevin and John O’Connor.
Interment under the direction of Fredrick J. Chapey and Sons West Islip Funeral Home will be held at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village.
Breezy Point Resident
Mass of Christian Burial for Anne Ring was celebrated on Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at St. Genevieve’s Church.
Anne was a homemaker and a proud Breezy Point resident.
Widow of the late James P. Ring, she is survived by her son James M. Ring; daughters Geraldine Oliveri and Mary Ratoff; sister Helen Ratoff; and seven grandchildren.
Interment under the direction of Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Inc. was held at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village.
Lee Marvin Smith
Of Far Rockaway
Service for Lee Marvin Smith was held on Friday, April 28, 2000, at Wings of Faith Outreach Holiness, of Inwood.
Lee was a longtime Far Rockaway resident. He attended PS 197, IS 53, and Far Rockaway High School.
His first job was working for Stephan’s Florist. Later, he worked with Spitz and Peck Florist and Flowers by Brian.
Lee is survived by his sons Rashawn, Tylee, Jordan, and Lee; daughter Ieasha; one unborn child; mother Dicia; brothers Alonzo, Christopher, Sean, Terrell, and Keith; grandmother Belle Miller; aunts; uncles; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Interment under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, Inc., of Inwood, was held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Linden, New Jersey.
Tere Elnora Walker
Adored By Many
Service for Tere Elnora Walker was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Aijalon Tabernacle of Prayer, St. Albans, New York.
Tere attended Marguerite Rhodes Elementary School in Hempstead, Louis B. Armstrong Intermediate School 227 in East Elmhurst, and Beach Channel High School in Rockaway Park. While attending high school, Tere was enrolled in Honors English where she excelled in journalism.
Tere received several honors during her lifetime. In 1995, she received a Proclamation of Honorary Membership from Variety, The Children’s Charity of New York, which aired on "Black Entertainment."
While a patient at Tisch Hospital—NYU Medical Center in 1995, she was visited by her mentor, the actor Malik Yoba. The Chronicle section of The New York Times featured the visit and named Tere "The Den Mother of Floor-Nine East."
In 1997, Tere was a guest panelist on "Nick News" on the Nickelodeon TV station where she expressed her views and feelings on dealing with the loss of a limb. Later that year she also received the M. Samuel Stern Memorial Foundation award from the Board of Education District 75 in recognition of good character, initiative, and perseverance in the pursuit of educational achievements.
In 1999, Tere was listed in the United States Achievement Academy for academic excellence in English. In addition, during the summer of that year she volunteered as a recreational therapist at the West Lawrence Nursing Home. During the 1999-2000 school year, Tere instituted and organized the first "Awareness Day for the Physically Challenged" at Beach Channel High School. She received accolades from her principal and teachers for her accomplishments. Tere was recognized and commended in the Beach Channel High School "Seascope" news bulletin.
Tere was a devoted member of the Aijalon Tabernacle of Prayer where she served as president of the Hospitality Ministry, a member of the choir, and a trustee-in-training.
Although Tere was only 16 years old, she lived a full and meaningful life equivalent to an adult twice her age.
Tere is survived by her mother Bonita and father Donald; grandparents Susie and Benjie; aunts Yolanda, Carol, Annie, Teresa, and Toby; uncles Garnett, Mark, Junior, and Mac; cousins Allyson (who was also her godchild); Nathaniel, Garnett, jr., and Christopher; godparents Lucille and Frank and family; her Auntie Linda and family; her cat; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Interment under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Rockville Cemetery, Lynbrook, New York.
Formerly of Rockaway
Sue Love Wiener died on Thursday, May 11, 2000, at the Central New Jersey Jewish Home for Aged, Somerset, New Jersey.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sue lived most of her life in Rockaway Park, before moving to Manalapan, New Jersey, in 1982.
Sue was a graduate of Far Rockaway High School and the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She was a member of the West End Temple and Hadassah for many years.
She is predeceased by her husband, Irving, and her sister, Sylvia Vogel.
Sue is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Warren and Sandra Wiener of Far Rockaway; daughter and son-in-law Vickie and Dr. Stephen Kahn of North Brunswick, New Jersey; sister Harriett Kantor of Florida; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services under the direction of Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel of New Brunswick were held at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, New Jersey.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association of North Jersey, Chapter 299, Cherry Hill road, Parsippany, New Jersey, or to the Recreation Department, Bayshore Healthcare Center, Pleasant Valley Adult Daycare Center, 715 North Beers street, Holmdel, New Jersey, 07733.