2004-10-29 / Obits

Obituaries

Grace Nagliere Buehler

Raised In Rockaway Beach

Grace Nagliere Buehler, who was born and raised in Rockaway Beach, died at her home in Shirley, Long Island, on September 29.

Buehler, who many called “Gracie,” was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine Nagliere and her brother, Michael P. Nagliere.

She is survived by her father, Michael Nagliere; sons, Francis, Mark and Keith; grandchildren Hunter and Asha; and her aunt, Marie Corrado.

Funeral arrangements were kept private.

Jeanette P. Buonamano

Homemaker

Jeanette P. Buonamano, a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years, died on October 23.

Buonamano, who was born in Manhattan, was a homemaker. She was involved with the St. Francis de Sales Youth Soccer League and was a flea marked volunteer.

She is survived by her husband, James Buonamano; and son, Jason Buonamano.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales. Interment was at St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery in West Rutland, Vermont.

Leo J. Carey

Certified Public Accountant

Leo J. Carey, who lived in Rockaway for 25 years, died on October 27.

Carey, who was born in Brooklyn, served in the United States Naval Reserves. He was a certified public accountant and a professor at the New York City Technical College in Brooklyn as well as a member of the St. Patrick’s Society of Brooklyn and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite (nee Crown).

He is survived by his children, Meg Kelly, Beth Carey, Carolyn Carey, Katie Green and Michael Carey; sisters, Helene D’Alessandro and Jeanne Murtagh; and grandchildren, Molly Green and Patrick, Emily and Hannah Kelly.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales on Saturday at 9:45 a.m.

Deaconess Ruby Hardwick

Nurse

Deaconess Ruby Hardwick, a Rockaway resident, died on October 24. She was 76.

Hardwick, who was born in McDuffie, Georgia on March 10, 1928, was a parishioner at the First Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Columbia, Georgia, Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jamaica, Queens and currently Salem Missionary Baptist Church of Springfield Gardens, Queens. She served as President of the Pastor’s Aide and Vice-President of the Deaconess board. She was a member of Choir #1, a Sunday School teacher of the Primary Class, Chaplin of the Mary McLeod Bethune Educational Council and was a member of the Willing Workers.

Hardwick was preceded in death by her parents, Pecola White and Olden Dunaway; her husband, Alfred Hardwick; and son, Rowmattles Hamilton.

She is survived by her Goddaughter/ cousin Shakell Newton of Hillsborough New Jersey; aunt Bessie White Allen of Jamaica, Queens; cousins Maggie Patterson and Felicia Newton of Jamaica, Queens, Justine Stewart of Augusta, Georgia, Lois Elam of Boston, Massachusetts, Angela Shepphad of Augusta, Jennie Moore of Rhode Island, Georgia White of Augusta, Dianne Tucker of Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah Cobb of Auburn, Alabama, Valerie Stewart of North Carolina, Alisa White and Eunice White of Springfield Gardens, Nathaniel White of Springfield Gardens, Jonnie White of Havelock, North Carolina; her church baby Kiyanna Dacres; and other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation and a service were held at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield Gardens. Interment was at Frost Wood Memorial Park in Marlboro, New Jersey.

Darren Lee Holloway

Chef

Darren Lee Holloway, a Rockaway resident, died on October 21. He was 35.

Holloway, who was born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, was a chef.

He is survived by his parents Albert Holloway of Lumberton New Jersey and Josephine Wilhelm- Holloway of Erial, New Jersey; daughter Martina Holloway of Bayshore, Long Island; son Daiquan Holloway of Mt. Holly New Jersey; sister Devin Holloway of Erial New Jersey; brother and sister-in-law, Dustin and Tina Holloway of Lynchburg Virginia, grandmother Lovie Holloway of Rockaway Beach; 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.

Carl Allen Jones Sr.

Chef

Carl Allen Jones Sr., an Edgemere Houses resident for more than 40 years, died on October 12. He was 62.

Jones, who was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on September 27, 1942, was a member of Love, Peace and Joy Ministry.

He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Jones; mother, Charity M. Jones; grandmother, Ethel Mae Wells; and two grandsons, Vaughn and Terrence Jones.

Jones is survived by his wife, Anna L. Jones of Far Rockaway; children Frentre R. Jones and Carl A. Jones Jr. of Far Rockaway, Tameika Swindell of Washington, North Carolina, Sebistian Gross of Los Angeles LCA and Michael Gross of San Francisco, one son-in-law Albert Wiggins, eight grandchildren, Dominique, Candice, Albert and Uvonnie Jones of Far Rockaway, Hakim, Jhalques and Ronald Swindell of Washington NC, and Alycia Gross of San Francisco as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear and devoted friends and neighbors.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney’s Friendship Chapel. Disposition was at Oxford Hills Crematory.

James Metzger

Plumber

James Metzger, who lived in Rockaway his entire life, died on October 24. He was 46.

Metzger, who was a plumber, was preceded in death by his mother, Bea Metzger and brother, Richard Metzger.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Bert and Lucy Metzger; sister, Nancy Vee of Georgia; William Metzger; and son, Anthony Metzger.

A mass was celebrated at First Congregational Church followed by cremation.

Neville Nembhard

Immigration Officer

Neville Nembhard, a Rockaway resident for more than 10 years, died on October 1. He was 82.

Nembhard, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, was a parishioner at Allen A.M.E. Church. He was an immigration officer.

Nembhard is survived by his family in Christ, Reverend Rasheed Baird, Reverend Nichole Edness, Brother David Millner, Sister Toneta West, Brother Harold and Sister Elizabeth Grant, Sister Yvonne Rigabie, Sister Secoula Brice, State Senator Malcolm Smith and his staff, Phillip and Lorraine Dickerson and the entire Allen A.M.E. family.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation was held at Allen A.M.E. Church where a mass was also celebrated. Interment was at Silvermount Cemetery in Staten Island.

Steve Anthony Obermuller

Electrical Engineer

Steve Anthony Obermuller, a Rockaway resident, died on October 17. He was 38.

Obermuller, who was born in Kitty, Georgetown, Guyana on May 19, 1966, was an electrical engineer.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eileen Brock.

Obermuller is survived by his wife, Karen; children Shannon, Nastassja, Kami and Gorahn; father, Leonard; his sisters Sharon and Jemma; brothers Laurel, Nigel, Core and Ewan; friends Rose Jones and Pauline Pheonix; nieces and nephews, Mishka, Maqsood, Mikhaila, Jamar, LaShauna, Nayasha, Natisha, Core, Anique and other family members and friends.

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

Maybell K. Parris

Midwife/Nurse’s Aide

Maybell K. Parris, a Rockaway resident for 20 years, died on October 13. She was 90.

Parris, who was born on June 9, 1914, was a church mother at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She worked as a nurse’s aide at several nursing homes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Eleanor Kirnon; son, Joseph Parris; and daughter, Erma.

Parris is survived by two daughters, Veronica and Shirley; a brother Tom Kirnon; daughter in law, Monica Parris; son in law, Alberto Murray; grandchildren, Jonathan (Sheraun), Tara, Darnell, Shameika, Alesia (Garvin); a great grandchild, Tiana; and other family and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. A service was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Interment was at Pinelawn Cemetery.

Deacon Perry Ryant Jr.

Machine Operator

Deacon Perry Ryant Jr., a Rockaway resident for 20 years, died on October 22. He was 73.

Ryant, who was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on December 23, 1931, was a parishioner of the First Baptist Church in Sheepshead Bay, Bridge Street A.M.E. Brooklyn and currently attended New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. He was a deacon and a member of the Sensational Male Chorus of New Hope, and his favorite song was “I Believe I Will Run on And See What The End Will Be.”

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. A service was held at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery. 

Mary L. Wilson

Homemaker

Mary L. Wilson, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died on October 22.

Wilson, who was born in Manhattan, was retired after 20 years from St. John’s Home. She was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Post 272, and belonged to the St. Camillus Altar Rosary and Golden Age Club.

Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred.

She is survived by a son, James; daughters, Jane Wilson, MaryBeth Wilson, Joanne Kelly, Julie Miner and Karen Gibbons; sister, Kay Williams; grandchildren, Alex, Kevin Seamus, Samuel, Liam, Richard, Meagan and Molly.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A mass was celebrated at St. Camillus. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.

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