John J. Annarelli
Born In Arverne
John J. Annarelli, a former area resident, of Seminole, Florida, died on December 29, 2003. He was 81.
Annarelli was born in Arverne, and spent 45 years at the Breezy Point cooperative as a heavy equipment repair manager. He was a WWII veteran, and served in the European and Pacific theaters. Annarelli was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, in Seminole.
Survivors include a son, James, of Seminole; a daughter, Marianne Vinci, of Inwood; brothers, Vincent "Nini," of Inwood and Dominick, of Rockaway Beach; sisters, Angie Spallanzani, of Erie, Pennsylvania, Teresa "Tessie" Caminiti, of East Rockaway, Beatrice DeGorgia, of Coram, Selma DeRosa and Margaret Rairden, both of Inwood; and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with the E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
Mary Mercedes Bean
Mary Mercedes Bean, a Rockaway res id ent for more than a decade, pass ed away on December 26, 2003. She was 83.
Bean, who was born in Harlem, worked as a nurse.
She is survived by her son, James Wig gins; grandsons, James, Jerome, Reginald, Kenneth, Willie and An thony; granddaughters, Robin, Cheray and Yolanda; and by great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors and church family.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. A service was held at the Evan gelical Lutheran Church of the Resur rection, in St. Albans. Dis position was at Calverton National Cemetery.
Timothy M. Horan
Pepsi Installer, Mechanic
Timothy M. Horan, a Far Rockaway resident for more than 40 years, passed away on January 12.
Horan was born in Brooklyn. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and later worked for the Pepsi-Cola Company as an installer and mechanic.
Horan was predeceased by his brothers, Gerard and Michael Horan.
He is survived by a sister, Jayne Horan; a brother, John Horan; nieces, Jennifer and Dawn Horan; and a nephew, John.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home, where the visitation was held. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.
Patricia A. Gaines
Raised In Rockaway
Patricia A. Gaines, who was raised in Rockaway, died at her home in Florida on January 8 after a battling cancer. She was 54.
Gaines, who was also raised in Rock away Beach, graduated from Stella Maris High School and lived in New York until 1980. She then moved to Man alapan, New Jersey where she rais ed her family. In 1995, she moved closer to Brielle before moving to Fla., three years ago. She was a communicant of St. Denis Church, in Man asquan, N.J.
She is predeceased by her father, William Maher and her brother, James Doktor.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, John R. Gaines; sons, John Jr. (Cindy), of Naperville, Illinois and Michael (Dawn), of Parlin, N.J.; and a daughter, Shannon Gaines, of Fort Myers; two brothers, William Maher (Ann) and Michael Maher (Julie), both of Mesa, Arizona; two sisters, Regina Caliendo, of Ozone Park and Mary (James) Walsh, of Rockaway Beach. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was held at Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, in Manasquan. A funeral mass was held at St. Denis Church, Manasquan, followed by in ter ment at Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, in Tampa, Fla. in her memory.
Special Olympics Champion
Robert J. Larkin, a Broad Channel resident for most of his life, passed away on January 10. He was 29.
Larkin, a graduate of Beach Channel High School, was a Special Olympics champion.
Larkin was preceded in death by his father Dennis.
He is survived by his mother, Ruth; and brothers, Thomas, Dennis, Patrick and Richard.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted with Hillebrand's Funeral Home. A mass was held at St. Virgilius Church.
Kevin Douglas Moore
Far Rockaway Resident
Kevin Douglas Moore, a lifelong Far Rockaway resident, passed away on January 2. He was 40.
Moore worked in sales, and was a parishioner at the Tabernacle of Prayer Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Elizabeth Moore; grandmothers, Pecolia Alexander and Ida Cesar Moore; a sister, Dorothy Moore; an aunt, Tomillee Robbins; an uncle, Thomas Moore; and cousins Brenda, Willie and Leroy.
Moore is survived by an aunt, Minnie Moore; brothers, Ricardo (Dawud), Rod ney (Ibrahiym Muhammad), Rus sell and Bob Moore; sisters in law, Vernita Moore and Betty Johnson; cousins, Ida, Elaine, John, June, Jackie, Cheryl and Jerome; nieces, Dorotha, Mandy, Fatima, Nia, Nyer ma, Aamiyra, Munyra, Ericka, Saliah, Samuriah and Ama; nephews, Duq uan, Ibrahiym, Jalaaludiyn, Eli jah, Joshua, Michael, Naquan and Rubin; and by other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Disposition was at Forest Park Cemetery, Morganville, New Jersey.
Rashard Lamar Peppers
Rashard Lamar Peppers, who many called "Shardy," died on January 3. He was 17.
Peppers, who was a lifelong resident of Far Rockaway, was a student.
He is survived by his mother, Wendi; father, Mark; biological father, Steven; stepfather, Jamar; sister, Rasheeda; brothers, Rasean and Mark; stepsisters, Shadayna and Essence; stepbrother, Kahil; grandmothers, Bar bara, Daisy and Elaine; grandfather, James; aunts, Alana, Dena, Sharon, Michelle, Shakina and Adonica; un cles, Mark and Eric (Connie); great aunts, Phyllis and Nece (Tyteburger); godmothers, Leslie and Darlene; godfather, Roger (Sha); and other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Trinity St. John Cemetery, in Hewlett.
Franklin A. Spence
Franklin A. Spence, a Rockaway resident for nearly 30 years, passed away on December 29, 2003. He was 60.
Spence, who was born in Hanover, Jamaica, West Indies, worked as a shipping clerk. He was a parishioner at the First Church of God, in Far Rockaway.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; son, Courtney; stepsons, Kenneth and Glendon; grandson, Christian; siblings, Esmine, Caswell, Tefton, Victor, Dorothea, Basil, Clevon, Rhuel, Jen nifer and Clinton; 31 nieces and nephews; seven grand nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. A mass was held at the First Church of God. Interment was at Trinity St. John Cemetery, in Hewlett.
Arline Unterberg, a Far Rockaway resident for nearly 30 years, passed away on January 1. She was 79.
Unterberg, who was born in the Bronx, was retired from her work as a secretary. She served in the United States Army during World War II in the Women's Army Air Corps, and was a member of the Jewish War Veterans Bernard H. Weiner Post 258 and the American Legion.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Howard Unterberg.
She was survived by her son, Robert Mahaffy, of Far Rockaway and a sister, Isabelle Hollander, of North Belmore, Long Island.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with Boulevard Riverside Chapel, in Hewlett. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.
Dorothy Lee Washington, who had family residing in Rockaway, passed away on December 3, 2003. She was 63.
Washington, who was born in Lake City, Florida, worked as a nurse. Her daughter Carolyn has lived in Rock away for more than 10 years.
Washington was preceded in death by her mother and father, Annie and Nathaniel Hicks; daughter, Dorothy Elizabeth; brothers, James and Charles; sisters, Daisy and Irene; grandsons, Clarence Jr.; and many friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted with Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, in Inwood. A service was held at Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Disposition was at Oxford Hills Crematory, Chester, New York.