Sandra Marie Holloman
Sandra Marie Holloman, a lifelong Rock away resident, passed away on January 9. She was 45.
Holloman, who was born in the old Rockaway Beach Hospital, worked in sales.
She is survived by her husband, Gary; daughter, Quarana; son, Kar eem; grandchildren, Monet and Nya Skinner; parents, Joseph and Sadie Green; sisters, Cynthia (Walter) John son, Joanne (Steven) Chapman and Crystal Green; brother, Joseph Green Jr.; three nieces; six nephews; true friend, Brenda Williams; and other fam ily members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted with Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney's Friend ship Chapel. Disposition was at Forest Park Cemetery, Morganville, New Jersey.
Minnie Kenel, a Belle Harbor resident for more than 50 years, passed away on January 19.
Kenel, who was born in Glendale, New York, was a homemaker. She was also a parishioner at St. Francis de Sales where she belonged to the Sea Breeze Club.
Kenel was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Kenel.
She is survived by her sons, John and Joseph Kenel; daughters, Joane McManus and Jody Shields; sisters, Alice Freda and Martha Kulish; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.
John L. Kirchner
Navy Veteran, WWII
John L. Kirchner, a Cutchogue resident, died on January 12 at Eastern Long Island Hospital after a short illness. He was 77.
Kirchner, who was born in Rockaway Beach on June 8, 1926, was the son of the late Leo Boniface and Louise Schneider Kirchner, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Schneider, of New York, and Baron and Baroness Em meran Maximilian Kirchner, of Mun ich, Germany. He was the brother of Leon ora (Mrs. Gunnar) Jensen, and the half-brother of Lydia (Mrs. Robert) Sampson and Erwin Maximilian Kir chner, all of whom predeceased him.
Kirchner was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. After the war he studied aeronautical engineering at Pratt Institute before founding Cent ral Auto Collision, in Valley Stream, now operated by his son George. Kirchner, who also lived in Shelter Island and Woodmere, was a former member of Gardiners Bay Country Club, on Shelter Island and Keystone Yacht Club, in Woodmere.
Kirchner was married for 50 years to the late Martha Bauer Kirchner, whom he met in Sunday School, at the First Congregational Church, in Rock away. He is survived by four children: Linda (John Schwartzberg), of Oyster Bay, Joan (James Minnigan), of Shel ter Island, John R., of Cutchogue and George (Eileen), of Cedarhurst. He is also survived by five grandchildren: George and Christopher Kir chner, Elisabeth and Alexander Schwartz berg and Pearl Kirchner.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes, of Southold. A private burial was held at Calverton National Cem etery, presided over by Reverend Wal fred W. Scofield, of the First Con gregational Church, of Riverhead. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eastern Long Island Hospital, in Greenport.
Agnes E. Lavin
Agnes E. Lavin, who lived in Belle Harbor, passed away on January 16.
Lavin, who was born in Brooklyn, was a homemaker. She was a parishioner at St. Francis de Sales.
Lavin was predeceased by her husband, Thomas V. Lavin.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas, William, Gregory, Peter, John, Michael and Mark Lavin; daughters, Mary Crerand and Patricia Lavin; 26 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted with the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Doris Maud Marsh
Home Attendant, Seamstress
Doris Maud Marsh, who was also known as "Aunt Dor," passed away on January 13. She was 85.
Marsh, who was born in St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies, lived in Rock away for about 40 years. She was a parishioner at the Community Church of the Nazarene, in Far Rockaway, and worked as a home attendant and seam stress.
Marsh is survived by her children, Stephanie, Roy and Derick; sisters, Josephine and Edith; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. A service was held at the Com munity Church of the Nazarene. Dis position was at Greenfield Cemetery, in Uniondale, Long Island.
N.Y.C. Bus Driver
Michael P. O'Connor, a Rockaway Beach resident for 35 years, passed away on January 16.
O'Connor, who was born in the Bronx, was a parishioner at St. Cam illus Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was retired from his work as a New York City Transit bus driver.
O'Connor was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn (nee Hinchey) O'Connor.
He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Gallagher; sons, Brian, Dennis, Michael and Shawn O'Con nor; brothers, Eugene and John O'Connor; a sister, Mary Porette; 18 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.
Carol Rodgers, who lived in the Hammels Houses, passed away on January 8. She was 52.
Rodgers, who was born in Queens, was predeceased by her father, An drew Portis.
She is survived by her daughter, Tam ika Mack, of the Bronx; her son, Kareem Rodgers, of Brooklyn; mother, Charlie Mae Portis; sisters, Juanita Anderson, Joann Murrell, Gwendolyn Ingram and Enid Tatum; brothers, Eugene, Portis, Wiley Lee Portis; grand children, Sha Asia Zew Del Mack, Sharif Ali Mack, Tanaya Rod gers, sister in laws Antandra Gorman, and Linda and Rachel Portis; son in law, Anthony Mack; daughter in law, Tyeisha Rodgers; brother in law, Major Rodney Tatum; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Disposition was at Oxford Hills Crematory, in Chester, New York.
Pearl Williams, an Arverne resident for nearly 30 years, passed away on January 20.
Williams, who was born in Tabago, West Indies, was a parishioner at St. Rose of Lima Church, where she was a long-time member of the parish choir. Williams worked as a patient aid at the Resort Nursing Home.
She is survived by her sons, Carl and Hugh Williams; her daughter, Gail Williams; sisters, Gloria Braun and Veronica Martineau; brothers, Dennis Thomas and David Wellington; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at O'Connor's on Friday, January 23, from 2-5 and 7-10 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima on Saturday, January 24, at 9:45 a.m., followed by interment at St. Charles Cemetery.