2002-02-02 / Obits



The Honorable Pauline

Assemblywoman Pauline Rhodd-Cummings, born in Jamaica, West Indies, was a 25 year resident of The Rockaway area. She passed away on January 27, 2002 after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was 56 year old.

She served in the New York State Assembly for the last 8 years, and was the past president of the Deerfield Area Association; Executive Board Member of Community Board 14 (Chair of the Nominating Committee and Co-Chair of the Economic Development Committee); Executive Board Member of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC); a member of the Queens Judicial Committee; Vice President of the 101 Precinct Council; and a member of the first graduating class of the Citizens Police Academy.

She is survived by her daughter, Andrea; her son-in-law, Norris; her father, Roy; her brothers, Keith, Victor and Easton; her sister, Audrey; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Interment under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Anna Marie Dilone
Maintenance Specialist

Anna Marie Dilone, born in Limonade, Haiti, was a 20 year resident of the Rockaways. She died on January 19, 2002 at the age of 61.

Anna was a member of Eglise Baptiste D'Expression Francais de Far Rockaway, and worked as a maintenance specialist.

She is survived by her daughter, Daniella Dagrin; her son-in-law, Franz Dagrin; her grandson, Samuel Moweta; her granddaughters, Jesiana and Dachelle; her sister, Leonene; her brother, Arnold; and a host of other family members and friends.

Interment under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, Inc. was held at All Saints Cemetery.

Peter P. Langron
Stock Loan Administrator

Peter P. Langron, born in New York City, NY, was a life long resident of Belle Harbor. He passed away on January 29, 2002.

Peter worshipped at St. Francis de Sales Church, and worked as a Stock Loan Administrator for Cyrus J. Lawrence Brokerage. He was a member of the St. Francis de Sales Sea Breeze Club; the Knights of Columbus Rockaway Council; and the United Stated Army Air Corps during World War II.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Brenda (nee Murphy) Langron.

He is survived by his daughter, Yvonne Richter; and two grandchildren, Ian and Emily.

A service will be held at St. Francis de Sales on February 1 at 10:45 a.m.

Interment under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc. will be held at Calvary Cemetery on February 2.

Howard Santamore
World War II Veteran

Howard Santamore, born in Hartwick, Vermont, was a long-time resident of the Rockaway Beach community who recently passed away.

Howard was an admired citizen of the area. He made many generous contributions of time and talents to various civic organizations. Many children and friends were the recipients of his handmade doll furniture, games, and chairs. Howard shared his love of poetry with all who knew him. He built handrails in the Church to aid those needing assistance. He helped with the outreach of the Grace Busse Clinic by repairing homes in the area. He also was a founding member of Partners of progress, and assisted with the building of Mary's Food and Fashion.

Howard was a member of the American Legion Daniel O'Connell Post 272, in Rockaway Beach, New York. He taught at Grady Vocational and Lane High School, and was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine; his son, Howard; his daughter, Patricia; his son, William; three stepsons, William, James and Walter McClean; two daughters-in-law, Susan and Jean McClean; two grandchildren; a cousin; and his sister, Frances Santamore.

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