Born in Manhattan, Dick worked as a salesman in an industrial hardware store. Moving to Belle Harbor in 1961, he settled his family in the Dayton Towers in 1967. Later in life, Dick worked as an advertising representative for The Wave for five years.
He is survived by his children and step-sons Gary (Sharon), Brian (Paula), Sandee Doremus (Howard), Bradley Skalet (Iris), and Craig Skalet (Ronnie); grandchildren Andrew (Jill), Meredith (Scott), Melissa, Sara (Dominick) and Lisa (Sam); great-grandchildren Victoria, Hailee and Gabriel; nephew, Richard Mishkin (Marilyn); niece Zelda Salzman (Marty); extended family and special friends Margo and Kenny Schockett and Ida Ostrow.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bloomfield-Cooper Funeral Home in Manalapan, New Jersey with burial at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
Karen Denise Crum
Lifelong Far Rockaway Resident
Karen Denise Crum, a food service worker and a lifelong resident of Far Rockaway, passed away on February 15. She was 43 years old.
Crum was preceded in death by her daughter, Raven Crum.
Crum is survived by her daughter, Hadiyah Crum; grandson, Talik Crum-Adams; father, Virgil Crum of South Carolina; sisters, Gwendolyn Jolley of Far Rockaway and Audrey Crum of New Jersey; brothers Bernard Jolley of Lynchburg, Virginia, Michael Crum of Far Rockaway and Kevin Montgomery of Detroit; friends, Terry Jackson, Charlene Brown, Annette Ervin, Judith Fiqueroa, Margaret Ervin, Weldon Ervin and Sonny Wervin as well as three nieces, five nephews and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home. Disposition was held at Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester, New York on Saturday, February 19.
Joseph A. Florio
World War II Veteran
Joseph A. Florio, a retired dairy manager, passed away on February 19.
Originally from Brooklyn, Florio moved to Rockaway 40 years ago. He also served in the United States Army in WW II.
Florio was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy, and son, Joseph.
He is survived by daughters Ann Marie Calvosa, Theresa Lane and Elizabeth Novak; brothers James and Thomas; sisters Rose Esposito, Martha Marino, Grace Rudolfo, Mary Molfetta and Jesse Lanio; as well as five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass was held at St. Thomas More Church in Rockaway Point.
Internment was held at Calverton National Cemetery.
Murray S. Herman
Retired Dept. Of Water Laborer
Murray S. Herman, a WWII Army veteran and 40-year resident of the Rockaways, passed away on February 20.
Born in the Bronx, Herman worked as a laborer for the NYC Department of Water. He also served as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and a Democratic Party representative to the Board of Elections.
Herman is survived by his wife Lillian Eaker Herman; sons Bennett and Stuart; and daughter Phyllis Herman.
Interment was held at Calverton National Cemetery.
Mary Murray, a retired homemaker and Rockaway resident for more than 30 years, passed away on February 18.
Born in Manhattan, Murray was a member of the Golden Age Club of St. Camillus Parish.
She was preceded in death by her husband Michael Murray and sons Michael and Bernard.
Murray is survived by her sons Edward and Thomas; daughter Mary Ellen O’Hare; sister Helen Collins; and 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass was held at St. Camillus Church.
Internment was held at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.
Paul Young, a school teacher and twelve year resident of Rockaway, passed away on January 30. He was 42 years old.
Young was preceded in death by his father Jake Young and sister Tanya.
He is survived by his mother, Annie Young; brothers Charles, Jerome, Artie, Jay and Warren; sisters Kim, Loreeta and Juanita; adopted son, Malcolm; sister-in-laws Connie, Valerie, Sharon and Carolyn; eleven nephews, six nieces and a host of great-nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Disposition was held at Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester, New York.