Maurice P. Arcario Truck Driver
Arcario, who was born in Far Rockaway, was a truck driver.
He is survived by his sons, Paul, John and Philip; and sisters, Dolly and Theresa.
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. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.
Veteran, Retired Truck Driver
John Fleming, a former longtime resident, died April 11.
Fleming was a paratrooper in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was a professional driver for Quadrozzi Concrete Corporation and Green Bus Lines before retiring from the New York City Carpenter’s Union Local 2287.
Fleming was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian and John; and brother, Michael.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; sisters, Anne Sellers (Norman), Dottie LoPresti (Paul-deceased), Kay Ludwig (Henny); brother, James Fleming (Nancy); sons, John (Debbie), Brian (Yvonne) and Kevin (Lisa); daughters, Coleen O’Neill (Mike) and Alice Belkin (Bruce); grandchildren, Nicole, Amanda, Michael, James, Courtney, Christopher and Hayden; and former wife, Alice Heaney.
Funeral arrangements were kept private.
For 10 Years
Nehemiah Hawkins, a Rockaway resident for 10 years, died April 5. He was 25.
Hawkins was born in Queens on December 27, 1979.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Deirdre Hawkins; and father, Troy Campbell.
Hawkins is survived by his sisters, Shamecca and Naomi Hawkins; grandparents, William and Vivian Hawkins; great-great aunt Mattie Smith; aunts, Darlene Hawkins, Janie Mayfield and Charlene Hawkids; uncles, William Hawkins, Jr., and Robert Mayfield; nephews, Shawn Hawkins and Shamel Richardson; cousins, Akilah Lewis, Maisha Hammond, Zachary Mayfield, William Hawkins III, Christina Hawkins, Ronald Faggart, Ronald Faggart Jr. and Yhsis Faggart; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Interment was at Forest Green Park Cemetery in Morganville, New Jersey.
Edward James Keith
Edward James Keith, a Rockaway resident for nearly 50 years, died April 10. He was 49.
Keith was born in Astoria, Queens, on August 10, 1955. His family moved to Rockaway when he was an infant. Keith was a self-employed auto mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Brian Keith; and parents, Donald and Margaret (nee Angelica) Keith.
Keith is survived by his wife, Suzann (nee Walsh) of Far Rockaway; children, Teresa Ann Keith of Far Rockaway and Edward Keith Jr. of Florida; brothers, Robert and Thomas, both of Far Rockaway; and sisters, Helen Murphy and Laura Shea, both of Oceanside, Susan Murray of East Meadow, Patricia Sullivan and Kathleen McGinn, both of Rockaway Beach.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Meserole Funeral Home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Disposition was at Fresh Pond Crematory.
Muriel A. Kerrigan
NYC Convention Bureau
Muriel A. Kerrigan, a Rockaway resident for 55 years, died on April 13.
Kerrigan, who was born in Manhattan, was a New York City Convention Bureau staff member.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; son, Gerard; sisters, Marie Woelfle, Helen Lee and Lillian Shand; and brother, Thomas Barry.
Kerrigan is survived by her sons, Jack (Diane), Keith and Kenneth; daughter, Lynn Ann (Mark) Moore; and grandchildren, John, Steven, Mark and Jillian.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday, April 15, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Camillus on Saturday at 9:45 a.m. Interment will be at St. Charles Cemetery.
Prop. Rockaway Beach
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 wife, Ruthy Shimon Krinis; 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.
John R. Meade
Decorated Army Sergeant
John R. Meade, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died April 13.
Meade, who was born in Rockaway Beach, was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He served from 1941-1945, and was awarded the Purple Heart at Iwo Jima. Meade worked in contract compliance for the U.S. government, and was a former member of Clubs Crusaders and Wing Feet.
Meade is survived by his brother, Louis Meade; sister, Dorothy Meade; nieces, Mary Elizabeth and Margaret Regina; and nephews, Louis, Mark and John.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales on Friday, April 15, at 9:45 a.m. Interment will be at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.
Leon Richard Pace
Leon Richard Pace, a Rockaway resident for 35 years, died April 7. He was 48 years old.
Born in Queens on March 8, 1957, Pace worked as a computer operator. He was active in the Unity Fellowship Church in Newark, New Jersey and the Churches Spirit Scribes, a group of playwrights, actors, poets and other artist. He also sang in the Voices of Victory Choir.
Pace was preceded in death by his parents, Donnie R. and Kainney R. Pace Sr.
He is survived by his brothers, Kainney Pace Jr., Ervie L. Pace and Eugene L. Pace; sisters Teresa E. Slade, Carolyn J. McBean and Juanita L. Hammed; brother-in-law, Stanley Hameed; sisters-in-law, Erica Pace and Mozella Pace; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation was held at Macedonia Baptist Church in Arverne. Interment was at Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.
Vasilo “Bill” Saris
Vasilo “Bill” Saris, who lived in Rockaway for 45 years, died on April 7.
Saris, who was born in Scotland, served in the United States Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Luke Hamilton.
Saris is survived by his wife, Jean; daughters, Anne K. Hawkins, Patricia A. Hamilton, Christine McCabe, Stacey Saris and Susan Saris; brother, John Saris; sisters, Elizabeth and Irene; grandchildren, Dustin Hawkins, Scott Hamilton, David Quade and Brian Saris.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, New York.