Joseph Kesselman, a longtime Rockaway resident, died on September 29. He was 80.
Kesselman, who was born in Brooklyn on April 27, 1924, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and fought for the state of Israel in 1948. He ran Joseph Kesselman and Associates, an advertising agency, and published a small Bronx newspaper
Kesselman was preceded in death by his parents, Miriam Rosenberg Kesselman and Simon Kesselman.
He is survived by sons, Joseph and Jeffrey (Shelly), and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.
Frank C. Kupper
New York Telephone Co. Lineman
Frank C. Kupper, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died on October 3. He was 80.
Kupper, who was born in Rockaway Park, served in the United States Army during World War II and worked as a lineman for the New York Telephone Company.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan O’Brien Kupper.
Kupper is survived by his sons, Donald (Mary) and John; and grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher and Kimberly Kupper.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Vera Ellen Trieglaff
Vera Ellen Trieglaff of Hazlet, New Jersey and formerly a longtime Rockaway Beach resident, died at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, NJ on September 29. She was 75.
Born in Queens, Trieglaff was a New York Bell Telephone Company installer for 35 years before retiring at age 59. She was a former member of the First Congregation Church in Rockaway, and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Beatrice McAuliffe in 2003, and Margaret Kinney in 1995.
Trieglaff is survived by a sister, Mae DiLilla, 14 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Laurel Funeral Home in West Keansburg, NJ. Reverend Richard Nichols officiated. Interment was at Shoreland Memorial Gardens in Hazlet.
Pearl Evelyn Welch
Prop. Antique Furniture Shop
Pearl Evelyn Welch, who owned and operated Pearl’s Antique Furniture in Rockaway for more than 25 years, died on September 30. She was 61.
Welch was born in Jamaica West Indies on August 1, 1943. She worshiped at Evangelical Holiness Church in Far Rockaway for the last nine years.
She is survived by a Lascelles Harrison (Junior); eight sisters; one brother; four grandchildren; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at Evangelical Holiness Church. Interment was at Springfield Cemetery in Spring field Gardens.