Retired Ticket Agent
Thomas C. Bollinger
Retired Ticket Agent
Thomas C. Bollinger, a Belle Harbor resident formerly of Perkasie, Penn sylvania, passed away on Janu ary 5. He was 81.
Bollinger, who was born in Phila delphia, Pa., lived in Belle Harbor for six years. He served in the United States Army during WWII, from 1942-1945, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He later worked as an Amtrack ticket agent.
Bollinger is survived by his wife, Maryann Schleicher Bollinger; daughters Ann V. Bollinger Burke and Joan Kimball, a son, Thomas J. Bollinger; brothers, Henry and Richard Bolling er; son in law, Michael Burke; daughter in law, Robin Bollinger; and five grandchildren.
His funeral will be held at The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home, 2122 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, New Jersey, on Saturday, January 10 at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at St. Joseph’s Church, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.
Broad Channel Resident
Elizabeth Grillman, a Broad Chan nel resident for 60 years, passed away on January 5. She was 92.
Grillman, who was born in New York City, was a homemaker. She was a parishioner and Golden Age member at St. Virgilius Church. She was also a Golden Age member at St. Camillus, and a St. Virgilius School Rosary mem ber.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur and her son, Arthur Jr.
Grillman is survived by her daughter, Jane Murray; sons, John and Will iam; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with the Hillebrand Funeral Home. A mass was held at St. Virgilius Church. Interment was at St. Charles Cemet ery.
Louise C. Horan
Louise C. Horan (nee Manger), a 40-year Rockaway resident, passed away on December 8, 2003. She was 69.
Horan was a homemaker and a para professional.
She is survived by her husband Edward, children Eileen and Mike Mullahey, Karen Boyle, Edward Jr., Doris and George Vergona and Mau reen and Richie Boyle. Grandmother of 21 grandchildren and "grandmama" to seven great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with the Spring Hill Funeral Home. Interment was at Florida Hills Mem orial Cemetery, Spring Hill, Florida.
Frank Nicholson, a longtime Rock away Beach resident, passed away on January 6.
Nicholson, who was born in Tuam County, Galway, Ireland, was a parishioner of St. Camillus Church. He was retired from his work as a security officer for the New York City Public Library.
Nicholson was preceded in death by his wife Hanoragh Nicholson and daughter, Kathleen Provence.
He is survived by a cousin, Mary Toland and her husband, Hugh.
Visitation will be held at the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home on Friday, January 9, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Camillus Church on Saturday at 9:45 a.m. followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery.
William H. O’Neill
Rockaway Rotary Founder
William H. O’Neill, a former 60-year resident of Rockaway, passed away on January 5 in Holiday, Florida. He was 93.
O’Neill was an Assistant Vice-President of Chase Manhattan Bank until he retired in 1971. He was a founding member and president of the Rockaway Rotary and an honorary member of the St. Francis de Sales CYO. He was on the board of St. John’s Home for Boys, fund chairman for the United Fund, United Hospital, Boy Scouts, Cerebral Palsy, Salvation Army and March of Dimes, Company Commander of the Catholic War Veterans, Fourth Degree Knight, life member of the American Legion, board and band director of the American-Irish Society, Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross, Holy Name Society, organizer and past president of the Stella Maris Father’s Club, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was involved at St. Vincent De Paul in Fla., as a lector, server and Eucharistic minister. He volunteered with Alzheimer and nursing home patients.
He served in WWII and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was a graduate of St. Francis de Sales, St. John’s High School, Brook lyn, American Institute of Banking and Rutgers University.
O’Neill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Roseanna (nee Johnson); daugh ters, Mary Elliott and Theresa Stancik (Richard); two grandchildren, Raymond Henry (Kathleen) and Tara Mazzolla (John); great grandchildren, Raymond and Haley Henry, Leonardo and Nicholas Mazzolla.
Interment was at the National Cemetery in Fla.
David J. Walsh
US Navy Ret., Bus Mechanic
David J. Walsh, a native of Far Rockaway, passed away at Orlando Regional South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, Florida on December 24, 2003. He was 73.
Walsh served his country in the United States Navy and was retired from his work as a bus mechanic for Green Bus Lines, in Jamaica.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ann Walsh, of Winter Springs, Fla.; a daughter, Suzann Keith; sons, David, Thomas, William and Kevin; two brothers, James and Ernie; grandchildren, Edward Jr., Theresa Ann (Tiger), Jessica, Matthew, Ryan, Michael and Melanie; and one great grandchild, Cassandra.
A burial with military honors was held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.