2004-10-15 / Obits

Obituaries

Selbourne Sylvester Cox

Construction Company Owner

Selbourne Sylvester Cox, a Rockaway resident, died on October 4. He was 50.

Cox, who was born in Manchester, Jamaica, West Indies, on September 1, 1954, was the owner of a construction company.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rachael Cox.

Cox is survived by his wife, Tracy; sons, Kevon and Anthony; daughters, Yanique and Shamara; his father, Herbert; brothers, Joshua, Earl, Mug, Paul, Steve and Livingston; sisters, Blossom, Golden, Joan and Donna; and other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation was at the Queens Church of the First Born, in Laurelton. Interment was in Jamaica, West Indies.

Michael Deenah

Machine Operator

Michael Deenah, a Rockaway resident for nearly 20 years, died on September 28. He was 62.

Deenah, who was born in Logoside, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies on November 8, 1942, was a machine operator for the Studley Paper Factory.

Deenah is survived by his children, Barbara, Linton, Oralene, Dilmarie, Yanique, Damour, and Ronald; grandchildren; great grandchildren; dear friend, Estrina burrell; sister Clarice; and two brothers.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney’s Friendship Chapel. Interment was at the family plot in Jamaica, West Indies.

Ernestine Louise Emery

Housewife

Ernestine Louise Emery, an Arverne resident for more than 50 years, died on September 28. She was 73.

Emery, who was born in Sherman, Texas on March 31, 1931, was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren “Binky” Emery on March 2, 2004; niece, Lynn Emery; and his parents, Ernest and Viola Wilson.

Emery is survived by her children; Warren Dwayne Emery (Feleshia Ann) of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Rise Davis of Far Rockaway; grandchildren Alphonso, Dominque, and Isaiah Emery all of Virginia Beach; Ashley Davis and Jerel Minter both of Far Rockaway; her sisters, Rosia Whitfield of Baton Rogue, Louisiana and Georgia Davis of Far Rockaway; her brothers, Elder Johnny Wilson of Dallas Texas and Ernest Wilson Jr. of Jamestown North Carolina; also, Derek, his son Rice, Monica Davis, Teckla Remy, Sean, Olga and Wayne Emery, nieces, and nephews on whose life she had an intimate and definite impact; 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 Oxford Hills Crematory.

Dock Evans Jr.

Airlines Building Maintenance

Dock Evans Jr., a Redfern Houses resident for more than 50 years, died on October 5. He was 64.

Evans, who was born in Sanderville, Georgia, on March 19, 1940, was a building maintenance worker for American Airlines. He was also the manager of two gospel groups: the Smith Gospel Singers and the Solid Rock Singers.

Evans was preceded in death by his mother, Hattie Wynn Evans and his father, Dock Evans Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Maggie Evans; children, Bernadette Evans-McCrimmon, Jeanette Evans-Williams, Dock Evans, Lynette Evans, Theresa Miller and Jacqueline Anderson; grandchildren, Randy, Glenn, Tyrek, Quanisha, who is a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, Jamar, Talia, Jalessa, Shalia, Shanice, Tiffany, Rayea and one great-great grandchild, Kayla; sons in law Raymond (Faheem) Williams and Henry (Hank) McCrimmon Jr., daughter in law Florence Evans; sisters, Thelma Lee May of Oconee Georgia, Zora Smith of Chicago, Illinois, Anna Lee James of Tennille Georgia; sisters in law, Geneva Miller of Jamaica NY, Beverly Miller of Jamaica NY, Mattie McKethan of Fayetteville North Carolina, and Goody Miller of Dunn North Carolina; brothers in law, James Preston Miller of Jamaica NY, Gene Miller of Dunn North Carolina, Leonard May of Tennille Georgia, Ollie McKethan of Fayetteville NC and James McKethan of the Bronx NY; special friends, Marlene, Claudine and Kathy; and other family and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. A mass was celebrated at First Baptist Church. Interment was at Amityville Cemetery.

John James Johnson

Factory Maintenance Worker

John James Johnson, a Rockaway resident for more than 50 years, died on September 29. He was 88.

Johnson, who was born in Trelawny, Jamaica, West Indies on October 20, 1916, was a maintenance worker at the Studley Paper Factory.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Clarke and his father, Eurevious Johnson.

Johnson is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Johnson; three sons; one daughter; two stepdaughters; one stepson; 21 grandchildren; and one great grandson.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney’s Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Amityville Cemetery.

Joan P. Killian

Homemaker

Joan P. (nee Ivancich) Killian, a long time Breezy Point resident, died on October 2. She was 67.

Killian, who was raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, was a member of the St. Savior High School graduating class of 1954. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, John J.; children, John M., Stephen, Patricia, and Richard; and grandchildren, Shannon, Shaun, Michelle, Richard, and Kelly.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Clavin Funeral Home in Brooklyn. A mass was celebrated at St. Thomas Moore Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Fred Lauper

Clerk

Fred Lauper, a Rockaway resident for 33 years, died on October 10. He was 84.

Lauper, who was born in the Bronx, was a retired Bulova Watch Company clerk.

He is survived by his wife, Oranea Stathis Lauper; son, Fred Lauper, of California; daughters, Elen Lauper of California and Cyndi Lauper Thornton (David); grandson, Declyn Wallace Thornton; brother in law, George Stathis; niece, Ruth Kirk; and many nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home.

Mary L. Madden

Homemaker

Mary L. Madden, who lived in Rockaway for 73 years, died on October 9. She was 75.

Madden, who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was a member of the Altar Rosary Society of St. Mary Star of the Sea. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Madden Jr.; son, James A. Madden III; brother, Ronald Lasser; and sister, Estelle Fontana.

Madden is survived by her sons, Louis (Lu-Ann), Scott, Daniel (Donna), and David Madden (Martha); daughter, Marianne Rothenberg (Howard); brother, Louis Lasser; sisters, Phyllis Adamo, Jean McRedmond, and Grace El-Ayouti; grandchildren, Jamie, Christina, Louis, Danny, Mary, James A. II, Frederick, and David Madden, Laura and Emily Rothenberg, and John Henry Plock; and great grandchildren, Abigail Hoffman and Allysa Madden.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A mass was celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea. Interment was at Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn, New York.

Edna Frances Moynihan

Former Owner, Moran’s Bar

Edna Frances (nee Garrod) Moynihan, a resident of Spring Hill, Florida who formerly owned Moran’s Bar in Broad Channel and was a retired Park Nursing Home nurse, died on September 30. She was 70.

Moynihan, who was born in Brooklyn on June 25, 1934, is survived by her husband, Frank C. Moynihan; sons, Frank (Karen) Moynihan of North Carolina and Daniel Moynihan of Spring Hill; daughters, Janet (John) Knapp of Broad Channel and Edna (Steven) Schepper of Spring Hill; 12 grandchildren, Frank, Colleen, Kristy, Renee, John, Daniel, Crystal, Megan, Sean, Steven, Eric and Julie; great grandchildren, Allison, Frankie, Alexa, and Kaitlyn; and a sister, Viola Garrod of Spring Hill.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Family Funeral Care in Hudson, Fla.

Emmaline Quarles

Home Health Aide

Emmaline Quarles, a lifelong resident of Rockaway, died on October 3. She was 50.

Quarles, who was born in the old Rockaway Beach Hospital on November 15, 1954, was a member of the Refuge Temple and the Wings of Faith Outreach Holiness Church. She worked as a home health aide.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Frizel Quarles; father, James Quarles; and brother, Richard.

She is survived by her daughters, Tyhessia and Asia Quarles; grandchildren, Aira and Natasha Quarles; brothers, Jerry, Benny, Johnny and Oscar Quarles; two sisters, Carol and Shirley Quarles; her lifelong companion, James Mills; one uncle, George Buskey; aunts, Katherine Walker and Lucille Buskey; nephews, Jerome, Anthony, Kenyatta, Jermon and Daquan Quarles; one niece, Kaya Quarles; and other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney’s Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Amityville Cemetery.

Darrel Lee Stallworth

Dept. of Health Supervisor

Darrel Lee Stallworth, who lived in Rockaway, died on October 1. He was 51.

Stallworth, who was born in Mobile, Alabama on February 18, 1953, was a graduate of Far Rockaway High School. He was a supervisor for the Department of Health.

He is survived by his mother, Ida LeShore; sister, Barbara Smith; brothers, Karl, Vernon and Keith LeShore; sister in law, Lakisha LeShore and other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney’s Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington.

James Sullivan

Maintenance Foreman

James Sullivan, a Port Charlotte, Florida resident formerly of Rockaway, died at Englewood Community Hospital oh October 7. He was 56.

Sullivan was born in Manhattan to Ambrose Sullivan and Grace McVetty-Sullivan on March 16, 1948. He served in the United States Navy from 1967-1971 and later worked as a maintenance foreman for the Wilton School System in Connecticut for 25 years.

He was preceded in death by Edward Furst, who raised him from a young age.

Sullivan is survived by his sisters, Margaret Hoyler, Grace Fitzgerald, Carol Stietzel, Mary Furst, and Kelly Kelley and their families, all of Rockaway Beach; and his dearest friend, Milly Voshel-Lutman of Port Charlotte.

A memorial will be held at a later date at Englewood Community Funeral Home and Cremation Service, in Florida.

Deacon Sammie James Vanager

Retired Green Bus Driver

Deacon Sammie James Vanager, a Hammels Houses resident for over 50 years, died on September 22. He was 65.

Vanager, who was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina on October 31, 1939, was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Deacon, a member of the Sensational Male Chorus of New Hope, and the Golden Arrows Singing Group. He was a retired Green Bus Line Driver.

He was preceded in death by his father, William D. Vanager and his mother, Angie Floyd Vanager.

Vanager is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carrie B. Vanager; sons Pervis Vanager (Mamie) and Keith Vanager (Annette) both of Rockaway Beach; daughter, Bridget C. Vanager (Craig) of Summerville, SC; sisters Lillie Murphy (Thomas Sr.) of St. Matthews, SC, Ada Odom of St. Albans, NY, and Sarah Primous of Rockaway Beach; special aunts, Geneva V. Floyd, Williedean Thompson, Minnie Bell Scott, Eula Mae Floyd and Willie Dean Floyd; grandchildren DeAndre Cave, Jason Vanager, Antwaun Jenkins, Skaking Vanager, DeWayne L. Vanager, Jannie Bunch, Yakeifah M. Vanager and Sennett D. Vanager; Godchildren, Kevin Lewis, Shawna McCrimmon, Bernice Johnson, Tarick McSwain, and Ebony Brown; other family members and friends; church members of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and Silas United Methodist Church, his current singing group the Silver Stars of Holly Hill, SC; and dear and devoted neighbors both in NY and SC.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eutawville Community Funeral Home in SC. Visitation was at Silas United Methodist Church. Interment was at Joyner Cemetery in SC.

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