Samantha J. Caban
Queen of the Color Purple
Samantha J. Caban, the granddaughter of Dennis and Barbara Morris of Rockaway Beach, died April 4 at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington, Vermont. She was 13.
Born in Malone, New York, January 11, 1992, she is the daughter of Samuel and Kathryn Morris Caban. She was attending the seventh grade at Malone Middle School and was a cheerleader. She enjoyed skiing at Titus Mountain and swimming.
Caban was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Manuel Caban.
Survivors include her father, Samuel Caban of Malone; her mother and step father, Kathryn Caban and Brian Mulverhill of Malone; paternal grandmother, Veneranda Caban of San Bernadino, California; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Barbara Morris; step grandparents, Robert and Jean Mulverhill of Malone; two brothers, Manuel and Christopher Caban both of Malone; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home in Malone. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, later in the spring. Caban’s family called her “the queen of the color purple,” and asked everyone to wear something purple to the wake and funeral in her memory.
Donations may be made in her memory to either the Make a Wish Foundation or to the Childlife Program at Fletcher Allen.
Rodney Champy, a Far Rockaway resident for nearly 45 years, died on March 30. He was 50.
Champy was born in New York City on October 1, 1954. He was an auto mechanic.
Champy was preceded in death by his father, Aubrey Champy; first wife, Debra Eldridge; second wife, Jacqueline Cumber; son, Rodney Champy Jr.; and brother, Aubrey Champy Jr.
He is survived by his daughters, Tami, Faith, Ronniesha and Tina; granddaughters, Laquintae, Ladasia and Imani; mother, Annie Louis Champy; sisters, Viola and Judith; brother, Greogory Champy; nephew, Lawrence Jr. “Junebug”; friend, Jacqueline Toro.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home with visitation at Gaffney’s Friendship Chapel. Disposition was at Oxford Hills Crematory.
Retired Dairy Manager
Alexander Davis, a Wavecrest Gardens resident for more than 25 years, died on March 11. He was 68.
Davis, was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, on October 30, 1936. He was a retired dairy manager.
Davis was preceded in death by his mother, Estelle Davis; father, Nr. Alexander Davis Sr.; and a son.
He is survived by his wife, Rosa Davis; children, Steven Alston, Anthony Davis, Alexander Davis lll, Lamont Davis, Gina Davis, Tave Lashea Davis, Brenda Davis, Sheryl Davis and Donna; his “Two Babies,” as he called them, Sondra Stone of Far Rockaway and Diane Stone of Brooklyn; grandchildren, Darien McCall, Tyriq Davis, Kenyatta Davis, Britney Davis, Amani Davis, Joshua McGowen, Alexandra Davis and Alexandria Davis; great-grandchildren, aunts Dottie and Betsy of Virginia; daughters-in-law, Sandra Davis and Dawn Davis; and two longtime friends, Yvonne Davis and Ann Alston.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home. Interment was at Lincoln Cemetery in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Janet Diskant, a Florida resident formerly of Rockaway Beach, died on April 1.
Diskant, who was born in Rockaway Beach, was a bookkeeper.
She is survived by her great-niece Patricia Lostetter.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima. Interment was at St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village.
Richard Juan Dye
Soldier, Artist, Chef
Richard Juan Dye, a Rockaway resident for nearly 40 years, died on March 23. He was 51.
Dye was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 19, 1953. He was a reserve member of the United States Navy from 1972-1975. Dye was a parishioner of the Community Baptist Church, member of the Mattie H. Dye Community Prayer Band and the A.W. Voices of Truth. He was a trustee of St. Peter’s Church.
Dye was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Dye; sister, Cherie Ann; and uncle, Reverend Richard W. Dye.
He is survived by his step-father Leamon; uncle, the Honorable Luther V. (retired Supreme Court Justice); aunt, Mary; nephews, Dwayne, Donald, Richard, Kelly, William; cousins, Lisa Lorraine and her son, Sterling, Lee Wayne, Blake, Barry, Bryan and George Raymond.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation and a Mass were held at the Community Baptist Church. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.
Brother Ernest Lincoln Fulton
Brother Ernest Lincoln Fulton, a Far Rockaway resident for nearly 35 years, died on April 1. He was 61.
Fulton was born in Kingstree, South Carolina on April 7, 1943. He was an electrician employed by Local Union Number 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, for 38 years. He was a member of the Latimar Progressive Association.
Fulton was preceded in death by his father, Peter Fulton; mother, Hessie Wall Fulton Kinlaw; stepfather, Sam Kinlaw; and sister, Sarah Lee Mouzon.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Jenkins; children, Ricky McFadden, Eric and Latressa Fulton; grandchildren, Benjamin Woods, Tyreses and Kendra McFadden; nine sisters; two brother-in-laws; one sister-in-law, Anna Bell Porcher; friend, David; adopted sister, Lula Anderson; extended family; and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. A service was held at Allen A.M.E. Church. Interment was at Cypress Hills Cemetery.
Emma Holland-Jenkins, a Far Rockaway resident for 45 years, died on March 27. She was 48.
Holland-Jenkins was born in Tiptonville, Tennessee on July 20, 1956. She was a seamstress and a member of the Community Church of God in Christ, in Arverne.
Holland-Jenkins was preceded in death by her father, Walter Lee Holland and grandmother, Laura Pelt.
She is survived by her mother, Murrylene Holland; husband, Moore “Pee-Wee” Jenkins; children, Curtis, Derrick (Georgina), Monica, Steven (Daniel), Melissa, Calvin “my love”; 23 grandchildren; nine grandsons; 14 granddaughters; six sisters; four brothers; four aunts; five uncles; three sister-in-laws; five brother-in-laws; and a best friend/sister-in-law, Bernice Gunn.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation was held at the Community Church of God in Christ. Interment was at Amityville Cemetery.
Tobie Jenkins, a Far Rockaway resident for 40 years, died on March 19.
Jenkins was born in Reeseville, North Carolina, on May 12, 1932. He was a carpenter.
Jenkins was preceded in death by his mother; father; son, Rudolph; sisters, Grace and Lula; and brother, Melvin.
He is survived by his wife, Rosenell Jenkins of Far Rockaway; daughter, Marilyn Williams of Far Rockaway; sons, Donelle and Corey; stepsons, Calvin and Brice; sisters, Pauline Riley, Bertell Washington, Dorothy Britt, Delores Bruce, Nora Harrisson, Gloria Lemon and Betty Bolton; brother, Eddie; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and friend, Betty Finn.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Interment was at Amityville Cemetery.
Prop. Hardware Store
Robert Krinis, the proprietor of the Rockaway Beach Hardware Store and a Rockaway Beach resident for 10 years, died on April 1.
Krinis, who was born in Queens, is survived by his mother, Barbara Joan Hyland Krinis; father, Konstantinos Krinis; daughter, Jean Annette Shimon Krinis; brother, Nicholas Krinis; sisters, Marie Krinins, Eleni Kouzinoglou, Athena Argiris, Anastasia Kolleras and Theodora Krinis.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Camillus. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.
Mary Malloy, a Rockaway resident for nearly 40 years, died on April 3.
Malloy, who was born in Manhattan, worked as a legal secretary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John and brother, William.
Malloy is survived by her son, Stephen; daughter, Rosemary Maguire; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.
David McClendon Jr.
David McClendon Jr., a Rockaway resident for more than 45 years, died on March 16. He was 52.
Born in Tarrytown, Georgia, McClendon was a factory worker. He earned an associate and bachelor’s degree in psychology. McClendon was active in the Wings of Faith Church and Prison Christian Ministry.
He was preceded in death by his father, David McClendon Sr. and sister, Nikki.
He is survived by his mother, Frances McClendon Wilkins; sisters, Evangelist Bernice Smith, Mary Green, Cherry Sandler, Terry McClendon and Vanetta Wilkins; brothers, Anthony, Dennis, Daniel and Harry; two aunts; one uncle; 28 nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and nephews; his extended church family; and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Great Neck.
William Elton Nock
William Elton Nock, a lifetime resident of Far Rockaway, passed away on March 21. He was 55 years old.
Nock, who was also known as “TOJO,” was a musician.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Tanisha, Shakeeya, and Elizabeth Ann; son, William; grandson, Taheem; granddaughter, Latiqua; sisters, Willie Jean and Sharon; niece, Tina; and nephew, Rashawn.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Interment was at Forest Park Cemetery in Morganville, New Jersey.
Ellen J. Proscia
Ellen J. Proscia, a longtime Belle Harbor resident, died in Florida on April 2.
Proscia, who was born in Manhattan, was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joan Corde.
Proscia is survived by her husband Angelo J. Proscia; daughter, Annette Martin; nine grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangement were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales Church on Friday, April 8, at 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside.
Jonathan Scott, a Rockaway resident for nearly 40 years, died on March 28. He was 64.
Born in Guyana, Scott was a Corporal in Guyana’s Defense Force. He was also a founding member of the Blue Lights Dance Group. He was a plumbing manager.
Scott was preceded in death by his wife, Ena Scott.
He is survived by daughters, Coretta, Abina, Rowena and Rita; sons, Dayson and Shawn; nine grandchildren; six sisters; three brothers; and other family members and friends.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Interment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hastings on Hudson, New York.
Deacon James Shivers
Deacon James Shivers, a Far Rockaway resident for more than 50 years, passed away on March 19. He was 87.
Shivers was born in Elloree, South Carolina, where he became an activist in the Civil Rights struggle. He was a maintenance worker and an active member of the Deacon Wings of Faith Outreach Holiness Church. He also taught Sunday school.
Shivers was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae; sons, Willie and James; brother, Oliver; sister, Mabel; daughter-in-law, Sheila; and granddaughter, Joyce.
He is survived by his children, Bishop Warren, Ernest, Maurice, Curtis, Maria and Elder Robert; sister-in-law, Nell Dash; daughters-in-law, Thelma Sellers, Dorothy and Terry; sixteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Interment was at Plainlawn Cemetery at Hicksville.