2005-05-06 / Obits

Hector Daniel CabanFormer Longtime

Rockaway Resident

Hector Daniel Caban, a former longtime Rockaway Beach resident, died at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on May 3. He was 57.

Caban was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on December 29, 1947. He served the United States Army in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970 and was awarded the Bronze Star with a Valor medal. Caban later worked for Peninsula Hospital Center and performed environmental services for Ferlin Industries in Manhattan.

Caban was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Caban; and brother, Elihu.

He is survived by his mother, Veneranda (nee Quilez) Caban of California; son, Jason Caban of Rockaway Beach; daughter, Danielle (David) Bilow of Malone, New York; grandchildren, Mariah and Jerayn Bilows, and Tristan, Justin, Ariana and Janisa Caban; brothers, Angel, Milton, Samuel, Joel, Michael; and sisters, Maria, Elba and Noemi Caban, Deborah Maffei and Elizabeth Banos.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Meserole Funeral Home where a Pentecostal service was held. Interment, with military honors, was at Calverton National Cemetery.

Pearl Dyckoff

JASA Volunteer

Pearl Dyckoff, a Rockaway resident for more than 45 years, passed away on April 30. She was 90.

Born in Brooklyn, Dyckoff move to Rockaway and raised five children here. She was an active member of the Jewish Association of Services to the Aged (JASA) where she helped with flea markets. She also enjoyed playing bingo with her friends.

Dyckoff was preceded in death by her parents, Leopold and Rose; sisters, Blanch and Millie; brothers, David and Milton; husband, William; and son, Harvey.

Dyckoff is survived by her children, Gail, Mark, Robert and Lois; grandchildren, Danielle, Stephanie, Richard, Stacey, Darrin, Scott, Dawn, Bonnie, Steve, Michael, Joshua and Mackenzie; and great grandchildren, Liam, Charles, Darryl, Aaron, Elijah, Matthew, Jordana and Marni.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Riverside Memorial Chapel in Hewlett.

Samuel Jackson


Samuel Jackson, a Rockaway resident, died April 28.

Jackson, born in Greenwood, South Carolina on January 26, 1924, was the first of Mamie (nee Williams) and Luther Jackson’s seven children. He joined the military at the age of 17 and actively served for five years.

After leaving the military, Jackson married his fiancée Emma Dean in 1945. They had six children.

In 1950, he moved his family to New York City, where he worked as a union bricklayer, retiring after 42 years.

Jackson is survived by his brother, Bobby Jackson of Chicago, Illinois; sisters, Grace Clark and Della Akin of Chicago, Mary Randolph of Astoria and Sarah Jackson of Poughkeepsie; sons, Samuel Jackson Jr. (Sandra) of Duluth, Georgia and Michael Jackson of Far Rockaway; daughters, Barbara Williams and Michelle Fletcher of Far Rockaway; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. A service of remembrance was held at Macedonia Baptist Church in Arverne. Rev. Evan D. Gray Sr. was the eulogist. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.

Geraldine E. Kuehn

Ret. Executive

Administrative Assistant

Geraldine E. Kuehn, an Astoria resident formerly of Far Rockaway, died May 2. She was 79.

Kuehn, a retired executive administrative assistant, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts on May 14, 1925. She lived in Far Rockaway for 20 years.

Kuehn was preceded in death by her husband, Victor; daughter, Theresa; and great-granddaughter, Theresa.

Kuehn is survived by Barbara Gomez (Louis), Mary, Victor, Johanna Thiebauth (Rob), Robert (Jolene); grandchildren, Douglas Sellers, Timothea Sellers, Louis Gomez (Krysten), Victoria McCoy (Philip), Dolores Franklin (Jay Dee), Elizabeth Thiebauth, Victoria Thiebauth, Christopher Schwarz, Britney Kuehn; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Munoz, Louis Gomez Jr., Jordan Gomez, Rhiannon Gomez, Vinessa Sloan, Devlin McCoy, Cody Damron, Alexis and Amy Franklin.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O’Shea-Hoey Funeral Home in Astoria. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.

Joseph McCallion

Master Plumber

Joseph McCallion died May 1.

McCallion was born in the Bronx on January 23, 1931 and moved to Rockaway in 1951. He served in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic from 1950 to 1954.

In 1957 he married Mary McAllister. They had six children together and raised them in Rockaway.

McCallion worked for the United Parcel Service for 17 years and went on to become a plumber at the age of 34. He worked for Belle Harbor Plumbing for a number of years and then for Harris Plumbing in Brooklyn where he became a licensed master plumber. He retired in 1989.

McCallion was a member of the St. Camillus Sports Committee where he was a basketball coach and little league umpire. At the age of 49 he became runner and cyclist and participated in many races in and around Rockaway.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Katherine Naan and Dennis McCallion; and his sister, Marion McGowan .

McCallion is survived by his companion, Shelia Keenan; former wife, Mary McCallion, sons, Stephen McCallion (Donna), Gregory McCallion (Thea) and Daniel McCallion; daughters, Laura Higgins (Michael), Tara Scannell (Jerry) and Karen McCallion; grandchildren, Marine Lance Corporal Joseph McCallion, Michael Scannell, Patrick McCallion, Niall Higgins, Samantha McCallion, Tess Higgins, Owen Higgins, Molly Higgins and Paige McCallion.

Arrangements were kept private at Donovan’s Funeral Home in Goshen, N.Y. There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Camillus Church on Friday, May 13 at 11 a.m.

James T. Miles


James T. Miles, a bartender and former United States Marine in the Vietnam era, passed away on May 3. He was a lifelong Rockaway resident.

Miles was preceded in death by his brother, Christopher.

He is survived by his sons, Jason and Michael; brothers, Thomas and Joseph; sister, Lynn McDonnell; and granddaughter, Brianna.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church on Friday, May 13 at 9:45 a.m.

Interment will be at Calverton National Cemetery.

Stephen F. Nezolosky

World War II Vet,

Sanitation Worker

Stephen F. Nezolosky, a Rockaway resident for more than 60 years, passed away on May 2.

Nezolosky was born in Manhattan and moved to Rockaway more than 60 years ago. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was later a sanitation worker.

Nezolosky is survived by his wife, Marie Heuther Nezolosky; son, Stephen (Denise); daughters, Patricia and Marie Nezolosky; brothers, Andrew and John; sister, Elizabeth Cappell; and grandson, Stephen Tayler Nezolosky.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.

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