2005-05-27 / Obits

Obituaries

Patricia H. Crawley TWA Customer Relations Worker

  • Patricia H. Crawley, a customer relations worker for Trans World Airlines (TWA), died May 19.
  • Crawley moved from Lido Beach to Rockaway 10 years ago.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph P. Crawley (FDNY retired).

    Crawley is survived by her sons, James, Joseph and Matthew; daughters, Lorraine Giarraffa, Melissa Coluter, Barbara Bellezza and Vanessa Landa; sisters, Joan O’Hara, Helene Oliviera and Louva Shokrollahi; and 18 grandchildren.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was held at St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment was at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Pinelawn, New York.

    John Andrew Flud

    Retired Maintenance Worker

    John Andrew Flud, a retired maintenance worker from Seaview Manor, died May 14. He was 61.

    Born December 7, 1943, Flud was a lifetime Rockaway resident.

    He was preceded in death by his brothers, Larry and Stanley.

    Flud is survived by his aunt, Elizabeth Flud; sisters, Barbara Jeter and Evangelist Julia Hazel; brother, Jimmy Flud; sister-in-law, Rosalind Flud; and nephew, Minister Thomas Flud.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Disposition was at Oxford Crematory in Chester, New York.

    Helen M. (nee Devlin) Gillespie

    Homemaker

    Helen M. (nee Devlin) Gillespie, a Breezy Point resident for nearly 30 years, died at her home after a brief illness May 21.

    Gillespie was a native of Brooklyn and had resided in Breezy, where she was active in religious and civic activities, since 1978. A graduate of St. John’s University, she was a clerical employee of the FBI until her marriage to her husband, Howard Gillespie, more than 61 years ago.

    Gillespie is survived by her husband, Howard; daughter, Patricia Killeen (Gerald) of Hilton Head, South Carolina; son, John (Kathleen) of Doxbury, Massachusetts; daughter, Maryellen (Dr. Peter) Galvin; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted at St. Thomas More Church. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery.

    David Michael Hinckson Jr.

    Student

    David Michael Hinckson Jr., a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years, died May 5 after losing his struggle with cancer. He was 30.

    Hinckson was born in Georgetown, Jamaica, West Indies on December 22, 1974. He was active in the New Life Center of Truth Ministries and was a student.

    Hinckson is survived his mother, Brenda; stepfather, Douglas; sisters, Kim, Denise, Sade and Shanice; brother, Matthew; aunts, Joy, Margaret, Beverly, Paulette, Roseann and Veronica; uncles, Pastor Forde, Sean and Frank; cousins, Jonathan, Janan, Dwayne, Michael, Andre, Ian, Malissa, Shontel, Shannon, JeanAnn, Joann, Jonathan, John Jr., Sonya, Andrea; and very close friends, Kim, Sean (Lion), Derick, Jebar, Mark, Thomas and Trini.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation was held at New Life Center of Truth Ministries in Brooklyn. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

    Gloria I. James

    Nursing Assistant

    Gloria I. James, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 13. She was 73.

    James was born in Brooklyn on February 1, 1932. She worked as a nursing assistant at Brooklyn Hospital. James resided in Rockaway for more than 40 years until she became ill 11 years ago and returned to Brooklyn to be cared for by her family.

    James is survived her sons, Anthony and Antoine; daughter, Gail Doran; daughter-in-law, Gloria; grandchildren, Deja, Kadeem and Antanasia; and sisters, Evelyn Banks and Clarine Belgrave, who cared for her during her illness.

    The family wished to thank James’ home attendants, Camille Drakes and Stella Day.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation was at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Interment was at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn.

    Mervin Lloyd Mclamore

    Technician

    Mervin Lloyd Mclamore, a technician for Cordele Construction, died May 16. He was 53 years old.

    Mclamore was born in Miami, Florida on September 8, 1951. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1971 and lived in Rockaway for 30 years.

    Mclamore is preceded in death by his father, William Walter Mclamore; and siblings, Everette, Wayne and Charlotte Victoria.

    He is survived by his mother in Queens; sisters, Glenda, Kathy and Alvia; brothers, Walter (Don) and Alvis (Gene); nieces, Camille and Kendra; nephews, Peter, Sean, Eric Jr. (Ricky) and Kendrick; brothers-in-law, Orlando and Eric; and sister-in-law Caroline.

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

    Veronica Rodriguez

    Factory Worker

    Veronica Rodriguez, a Rockaway resident for more than 40 years, died May 17. She was 52.

    Rodriguez, who was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico on August 22, 1952, was a factory worker. She lived in Wave Crest for nearly 30 years.

    Rodriguez is survived by her sister, Tomasa; niece, Damaris; cousin, Marian Santiago and her husband Lorenzo.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Interment was at Los Cipreses, Puerto Rico.

    Catherine Rollison

    Homecare Provider

    Catherine Rollison, a Rockaway resident for nearly 50 years, died May 12. She was 58.

    Rollison was born in Tallahassee, Florida on January 6, 1947, She was a resident of Rockaway for the last 46 years.

    She is survived by her daughter, Sabrina; son-in-law, Forrest; grandsons, Terrell, Tyquawn, Tylique and Travon; granddaughter, Ebony; sisters, Priscilla, Gloria and Sandra; brothers, Robert and Michael; brother-in-law, Marshall; aunts, Catherine and Mamie; uncle, Wilmar; special daughters, Yvette, Lanette and Verdina; and other family members.

    Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Disposition was at Oxford Crematory in Chester, New York.

    Sr. Francis Therese

    (Nee Catherine Smith)

    Sr. Francis Therese (nee Catherine Smith), of St. Mary’s Convent in Notre Dame, Indiana, died May 2. She was 94 years old.

    Therese lived in Rockaway, near her sister, Marie Smith, for many years.

    Therese is survived by her niece, Gail Gallagher of Remsenburg, New York. Gallagher encouraged friends of her aunts to contact her at (631) 998-3052.

    Steven “Captain” Vickerstaff

    CEO/President Of WBC Consultants

    Steven “Captain” Vickerstaff, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died May 10. He was 50.

    Vickerstaff, the President and CEO of WBC Consultants, was born on July 16, 1954.

    He was preceded in death by his father, George Culpepper.

    Vickerstaff is survived by his mother, Ann Vickerstaff; and brother, Dr. William Culpepper.

    Contributions to the Steven Vickerstaff Foundation can be sent to 1300 S. Willow Street, Suite 1-202, Denver, Colorado 80247. Donations will provide scholarships to African American students.

    Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Disposition was at Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester, New York.

    George Wallace Jr.

    Retired LIRR Worker

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

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