2004-01-30 / Obits



Scott Bambrick

Scott Bambrick, a longshoreman from Breezy Point, died on January 23.

Bambrick is survived by his wife Elizabeth (nee Hermance); his father Richard Bambrick; his mother Judith Mann; his step-father Gerry Mann; his daughter Isabelle Rose Bambrick, who many call "Izzy" or "Belle; his sister Debbie Maresca; his brother Johnny Maresca; and his mother-in-law Margaret Hermance.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted with the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Internment was at St. John's Cemetery.

Harry Raould Black
Volunteer, St. John's Hospital

Harry Raould Black, a longtime Rockaway resident passed away on January 16. He was 75.

Black, who was born in Pensacola, Florida, volunteered his services at St. John's Hospital in Far Rockaway.

Black was preceded in death by his sister Catherine Green.

He is survived by Estella Jackson Bernard, as well as brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and friends.

Funeral arrangements were en trust ed with Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. Disposition was at Silver Mount Cemetery in Staten Island.

Maralyn Grace Halliday
Registered Nurse

Maralyn Grace Halliday, who had family members in Rockaway Park, passed away on December 27, 2003. She was 51.

Halliday, who was born in the Bronx, worked as a nurse in Ridgewood, New Jersey before moving to Florida three years ago.

Halliday was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Halliday; her father, Leslie B. Bright; and her brother, Leslie J. Bright.

She is survived by her mother, Grace Bright; her sister, Alice McGuire; and her niece Heather Greene, all former Rockaway residents; her brother Stephen Bright of Rockaway Park; her nephews William Bright, Michael Bright and Daniel Bright; and by many grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were ezntrusted with the Forest Lawn Funeral Home of Ocala, Florida.

Louis A. Nicosia
Army Veteran

Louis Nicosia, a longtime resident of Rockaway Park, passed away on January 23.

Nicosia served in the Army in both World War II and the Korean War. After the Korean War, he worked as a Chief Supervisor in the New York City Transit Authority. He was a member of American Legion Post #272 and a parishioner at St. Camillus.

He is survived by his wife Gladys (nee Keegan); his son Louis; his daughters Daphne Moerler, Doreen O'Connor, and Jacklyn Nicosia; his sister Marie Lacaruba; his brothers John and Robert Nicosia; grand-daughters, Samantha Moerler and Caitlin Nico sia; and his grandsons Robert Moerler, James Nicosia, and James, Kevin, Steven and Thomas O'Connor.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted with the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery in Long Island.

Michael J. Swistun
National Guard Veteran

Michael J. Swistun, a resident of Broad Channel, passed away on January 27.

Swistun served in the United States Army National Guard for 27 years and retired Sergeant First Class in 1984. In 1995 he retired from his job with the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority after 29 years.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth; his daughter Lori; his son Robert;
his son-in-law Keith Barnett; and
his aunt Lillie.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted with the James Romanelli-Stephen Funeral Home of Ozone Park where visitation will be held on Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Virgilius Church on Monday at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island.

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