2002-11-16 / Obits

Obituaries

Rev. Richard S. Bauder


Rev. Richard S. Bauder

Former Pastor
First Presbyterian Church
Russell Sage Memorial

Reverend Richard S. Bauder, born in Cleveland, Ohio, was the former Pastor for the First Presbyterian Church Russell Sage Memorial in Far Rockaway. He died on November 4, 2002 at the age of 79.

Rev. Bauder served in the U. S. Army Air Corps from 1942-45 (in the China-Burma-India Theater); graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1948; worked for the World Council of Churches in Hamburg, Germany and the Chase National Bank in Frankfurt, Germany; graduated from the New College in Edinburgh, Scotland with a Masters Degree (1954); graduated from the Princeton Theological Seminary (1957) and served in parishes in Hackensack, New Jersey and Brooklyn. He came to the First Presbyterian Church in 1967, and worked in a number of areas relating to the church up until the time of his death.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy Bauder; and brother, George Bauder, M.D.

He is survived by his sister, Harriet (and husband Philip); brother, Joseph; and several nieces and nephews.

Interment under the direction of the Meserole Funeral Home was held at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

John James Breslin
Vietnam Veteran

John James Breslin was a 20-year resident of Rockaway Park, coming from The Bronx. He passed away on November 7, 2002.

John worshipped at St. Camillus Church and was a self-employed painter. He also was a saxophone player, and was well known by his nickname "Smokin' John." John proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Catherine Breslin.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Ann Breslin; daughter, Jenny Breslin; sons, James, John (J.J.), and Jason; sisters, Isabelle Rose, Patricia Conroy and Margaret Mary Gleman.

Funeral arrangements were handled under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc.

Edwin Hamilton de Landro
Far Rockaway Resident

Edwin Hamilton de Landro, born in Trinidad, West Indies, was a long time resident of the Far Rockaway community. He died on October 31, 2002 at the age of 96.

Edwin was educated in Trinidad, and later went on to become a member of the Tobago Police Force. Later, he retired as an Assistant Superintendent of the Criminal Investigation Department. During his tenure, he studied in England at the famous Scotland Yard. He migrated to the United States in 1968 and obtained employment with J.C. Penny, where he worked until 1981.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Carmelita.

He is survived by his siblings, Neville, George and Myra; children, Kenneth, John, Cynthia, Bernadette and Patrick; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many other loving relatives.

Interment under the direction of the Lawrence Funeral Chapel was held at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, Long Island.

Mary Ruth Goodwin
Homemaker

Mary Ruth Goodwin, born in Santee, South Carolina, passed away on October 31, 2002.

Mary spent the majority of her life tending to her family as a homemaker. She was a member of the Chapel Hill Baptist Church in South Carolina, and the First Church of God in Christ after settling in New York.

She is survived by her son, Timothy; sisters, Martha (Leroy) Shingler, Barbara Pryor; half-sister, Barbara Ann Pendergrast; brother, William Pryor; 4 aunts; 2 grandchildren; 5 nieces; 2 nephews; and special friends, Sylvia, Robert and Buck.

Disposition under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Oxford Hill Crematory.

Lefronia Jackson
Laundry Worker

Lefronia Jackson, born in Salt Lake City, Florida, died on October 31, 2002.

Lefronia was employed as a laundry worker for many years.

She is survived by her children, Elijah Earl Jackson, Sr. and Martha Brabham; sister, Mabel Harris; grandchildren, Rahshidah, Elijah Earl Jackson, Jr., Willie James, Jr., Dorothy, Rosetta and Michael; and a host of other family members.

Disposition under the direction of Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home, Inc. was held at Oxford Hills Crematory.

Edgar Smith
Member - First Baptist Church

Edgar Smith, a resident of Far Rockaway since 1945, passed away on November 2, 2002.

Edgar was a member of the First Baptist Church in Far Rockaway, where he served on the Usher Board for over 40 years. He was employed with the General Building Labor Union for more that 30 years. Later, he worked for the Town of Hempstead Housing Authority before retiring after 30 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his siblings, Northern, William, Perline Smith, and Jessie Settles; children, Patricia, Betty, Johnnie, Ethel Mae and Steven; and grandson, Shawn.

He is survived by his wife, Daisy; children, Gloria, Mildred, Stanley, Raymond, Linda, Pamela, Gregory and Victoria; adopted son, Gerald and wife Sandie; daughters-in-law, Michelle and Shenetta; son-in-law, Henry; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family members.

Interment under the direction of Lawrence Funeral Chapel was held at Washington Memorial Park in Coram, New York.

Kathleen Stone
Loved By Many

Kathleen (nee Fahy) Stone died on November 11, 2002.

Kathleen was a former PRAA for the 62nd Precinct in Brooklyn and Fleet Services in Queens.

Mother of Kelly Ann and Kacie Lynn; daughter of Nora and Martin Fahy; sister of Noreen, John, Michael, James, Kevin, Patricia and Martin; sister-in-law of Donna, Debra, Dawn and Kathleen; aunt of Thomas, Helen, Bridget, John Jr., Liam, Melissa, Michael Jr., Christine, Matthew, Sean, Robert, Danny, Ryan, James Jr., Joseph, Kevin Jr., Katie, Ann Marie, Timothy, Michael, Heather, Patrick, Ariel, Shannon, and Jenny; and survived by many other loving relatives.

A special mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales on November 15 at 9:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements were handled under the direction of Denis S. O'Connor, Inc.


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