2005-05-20 / Obits

Louise Amodeo Seamstress

  • Louise Amodeo, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died May 10. She was 90.
  • Amodeo, who was born in Far Rockaway on April 7, 1915, was a seamstress.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Pasquale Amodeo.

    Amodeo is survived by her daughter, Ann Monroe and granddaughter, Diane.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Interment was at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx.

    Dennis M. Brown

    Plumber, Builder

    Dennis M. Brown, a lifelong Rockaway Point resident, died May 18.

    Brown, who was born in Brooklyn, worked in plumbing and construction. He was a past Deputy Chief of the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Breezy Point Catholic Club.

    Brown was preceded in death by his brother, James.

    He is survived by his brother, Robert; sister, Kathy Willis (Jack); nieces, Kerry Brown and Jennifer Donnelly; and nephew, Zachary Willis.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday, May 20, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Church on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at St. Charles Cemetery.

    Donations in the memory of Dennis M. Brown may be made to the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 333, Fort Tilden, New York 11695.

    John M. Esquirol

    Custodian, Stella Maris

    High School

    John M. Esquirol, a Rockaway resident for 75 years, died May 13.

    Esquirol, who was born in Brooklyn, served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was a former member of the American Legion Daniel M. O’Connell Post 272. He was retired from his work as a custodian at Stella Maris High School.

    Esquirol is survived by his wife, Marie Cronin Esquirol; daughters, Virginia Burchill, Kathleen Heuvelman, Linda McNamara, Suzanne Farrell, Eileen Walsh, Mary Smith, Jacqueline Brown and Donna Moroney; sister, Frances Robinson; 32 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

    Agnes M. Gahn

    Homemaker

    Agnes M. Gahn, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died May 10.

    Gahn, who was born in Manhattan, was a homemaker.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, James and brother, James Davey.

    Gahn is survived by her sons, Edward and James; daughters, Michelle, Mary Ann and Agnes; grandchildren, Vincent, Vicki, Allison, Kim, Christopher and Kevin; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales. Interment was at Holy Rood Cemetery.

    Robert Goldman

    Salesman

    Robert Goldman, a Rockaway resident for nearly 50 years, died April 29. He was 76.

    Goldman, who was born in Brooklyn on June 3, 1928, was a salesman.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Goldman and Anna Hittleman.

    Goldman is survived by his nephew, Gary Cohen.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Interment was at Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale.

    Yvonne Johnson

    Nurse’s Aide, Woodhull Hospital

    Yvonne Johnson, a Rockaway resident for more than 50 years, died April 30. She was 57.

    Johnson, who was born in Harlem on July 29, 1947, was a nurse’s aide at Woodhull Hospital. She was a parishioner at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

    Johnson was preceded in death by her father, Edward Johnson.

    She is survived by her mother, Marie Johnson; son, Mark McCoy; sisters, Amber “Peachy” Anderson and Jackie Glascoe; and brother-in-law, Nathaniel Anderson.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation and services were held at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey.

    Judith (nee Galimi) Mink

    Ret. BCHS Paraprofessional

    Judith (nee Galimi) Mink, a Broad Channel and Rockaway resident for more than 45 years, died May 17. She was 70.

    Mink, who was born in New York City, was retired from her work as a paraprofessional at Beach Channel High School.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Mink and son, John Mink.

    Mink is survived by her son, Joseph; daughters, Coleen Murray, Judith Hartman and Maryalice Villacampa; grandchildren, Lauren, Mara, Meghan, Courtney, Margaux, Danielle, Samantha, Tara and Thomas; and her brothers and sisters.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hillebrand Funeral Home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Virgilius. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.

    Donna Burgher Roberts

    Bethel Tabernacle Fellow

    Donna Burgher Roberts, a former longtime Rockaway resident residing in North Carolina, died at home on April 29.

    Roberts was born to Alva Burgher and Norma Jackson Burgher in Jamaica, Queens on June 25, 1955. Also known as “Dana” and “Donna Burgher,” she was raised in Jamaica and later moved to Rockaway.

    As a young adult, Roberts fellowshipped with Bethel Tabernacle until declining health caused her to become homebound. She worked at the social services center on Beach 59 Street for many years.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gerald Burgher.

    Roberts is survived by her son, Christopher of Raleigh, North Carolina; daughters, Toni-Nicole Roberts of Raleigh and Tai-Noelle Roberts of Henderson, North Carolina; brother, Keith Burgher of New York City; grandchildren, Mercedes, Jada-Noelle, Jahsiah, Mekhi, Raekwon and Tanisha; nieces, Tracy, Karen, Kayla, Jasmine, Tyla, Shakeya and Tia Serena; nephews, Troy and Shamar; and other family members and friends.

    George Wallace Jr.

    Retired LIRR Worker

    George Wallace Jr., a Rockaway resident for more than 75 years, died May 10. She was 81.

    Wallace was born in Macon, Georgia on November 16, 1923. He served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge after four years. He was retired from his work with the Long Island Rail Road.

    Wallace was preceded in death by his parents.

    Wallace is survived by his wife, Hazel Wallace; sons, Stanford and Ronald; two grandsons, Ron Jr. and Isaiah; and a first cousin, Mancellus Stembridge.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.

    Susie Ann Woodard

    Owner, Bobby-Sue Beauty Salon

    Susie Ann Woodard, a Rockaway resident for more than 50 years, died April 30. She was 87.

    Woodard, who was born in Richmond Virginia on January 9, 1918, was the owner of the Bobby-Sue Beauty Salon. She was a parishioner at St. Albans Baptist Church.

    Woodard was preceded in death by her husbands, Percy Carlton Young and Saul Woodard.

    She is survived by her son, Maurice; brother, Charles Weldon; sister-in-law, Vera Weldon; brother-in-law Oscar Brown; daughter-in-law, Violeta Young; grandchildren, Kalima, Shama, Lisa, Charles, David, Maurice Jr.; grandson-in-law, Ronald; great-grandchildren, Gary, Laci, Jase Antony, Jalisa, Malik and David Jr.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation and services were held at St. Albans Baptist Church. Interment was at Long Island National Cemetery.

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