2004-07-16 / Obits

Obituaries


Anne M. (nee Ward) Walsh
Ward's Deli Proprietor, Community Icon

Anne M. (nee Ward) Walsh, a lifelong Rockaway Park resident and the proprietor of Ward's Deli on Beach 108 Street, died on July 12.

Anne, who was born in the Bronx, was known by many patrons as Anne Ward, and the deli was often simply called "Anne's." She was also employed for many years by the New York City Board of Education at Public School 62, Ozone Park, where she worked with challenged children.

Anne was preceded in death by her father, Michael Ward and mother, Ann Ward.

She is survived by her husband, John E. Walsh; daughters, Anne, Bonnie and Erin Walsh and her fianc Frank Malone; a son, John Walsh Jr. and his wife Geraldine; sister, Patricia Livingstone; brothers, John and Michael Ward; granddaughters, Kaylie Marie and Keira Anne Walsh; and a grandson, John Francis Walsh.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Camillus Church on Friday, July 16, at 10 a.m. Interment at St. Charles Cemetery will follow.

Layla Nev-eh Na-Mae Fields
Many Relatives Living Here

Layla Nev-eh Na-Mae Fields, an infant with many relatives living in Rockaway, died on July 15. She was 1 month old.

Fields, who was born in Queens, is survived by her parents, Brenda Douglas and Jamel Fields; paternal grandparents, Sandra A. Fields Holland and James Holland; maternal grandparents, Adrienne Allen and Paul Allen Sr.; step grandmother, Marsha Holland; brother, Naquwan Hester; aunt, Renee Douglas; uncle, Paul Allen Jr.; cousins, Iyalliah Johnson, Nicholas, Denetia and India Fields; great uncles, Bruce and Ronald Fields; and other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Disposition was at Pinelawn Cemetery, in Farmingdale.

George M. Fleming
Retired AT&T Wire Chief

George M. Fleming, a Rockaway Park resident for nearly 45 years, died on July 10.

Fleming, who was born in Richmond Hill, served in the United States Army during World War I. He was retired from his work as a wire chief for AT&T.

Fleming was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey and is survived by his stepdaughter, Audrey Mac Millan.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at Long Island National Cemetery.

Woodrow Jackson
Maintenance Worker

Woodrow Jackson, who worked in Rockaway for about 15 years, died on July 5. He was 85.

Jackson, who was born in Mount Gilead, North Carolina, served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked for the New York City Housing Authority as a maintenance worker.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dewey H. and Mamie Calloway Jackson; wife, Ruth M. Jackson; and daughter, Betty M. Fletcher.

Jackson is survived by four sons, Herbert Miller and Michael, Douglas and Donald Jackson; daughter, Sheila Boykin; 16 grandchildren: Nicola and LaDawn Fletcher, Karsten Miller, Dontae and Nawana Kneece, Maximillian and Michelle Jackson, Halima Boykin, Malik Jackson, Megan Boykin, Wayne, Sheraine, Ashanti and Dontee Jackson and Tyler Galinda; four great grandchildren, DeTon, DeShaun, Tanasia and Natalya Fletcher; and brother, Otis Jackson; son in law, Bobby Fletcher; daughters in law, Starlee Jackson and Carrie Miller; and other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. A service was held at Cathedral Church of God In Christ in Far Rockaway. Disposition was at Calverton National Cemetery.

Marie "Mickey" T. Stray
Homemaker

Marie "Mickey" T. Stray, a Breezy Point resident for 65 years, died on July 10.

Stray, who was born in Brooklyn, was a parishioner at St. Thomas More Church. She was a homemaker, portrait artist and a pastel painter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard Stray and a daughter, Ellen Stray.

Stray is survived by her daughter, Janet Rozanski; sons, Gerard, Thomas and William Stray; sister, Virginia Hurley; brothers, Martin and William Lynch; and six grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at Long Island National Cemetery.

Icelyn Amybell Walker
Nurse

Icelyn Amybell Walker, who worked in Rockaway for about 20 years, died on July 10. She was 85.

Walker, who was born in Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies, worked as a nurse. She was a parishioner at the Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church.

Walker is survived by her children, Marjorie, Louis and Michael; sisters, Ivy and Lucille; 20 grandchildren: Patrick, Garfield, Rudolph, Althia, Sharon, Damion, Floyd, Delissa, Candice, Yusef, Brandon, Donna, Suzett, Corey, Keyona, Louis Jr., Michelle, Marie, Michael Jr. and Asim; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. A service was held at Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church. Disposition was at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, in Port Washington.

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