Ebert was born in Queens on October 25, 1954. He was a certified substance abuse counselor and a member of St. Francis de Sales.
Ebert is survived by his wife, Nancy and daughters, Celine and Carly; parents, John and Carmela; grandmother, Mae Ebert; brothers, Jimmy, Joe and George Ebert; sisters, MaryBeth Maiorano, Tisha Sobal, JaneMarie Ebert and Kathy Ebert; and mother-in-law, Audrey Johnson.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday, July 8, from 2-5 p.m. and from 7-10 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales.
Edward F. Gallagher
Deputy Inspector General
Edward F. Gallagher, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 6. He was 80.
Gallagher was born in Far Rockaway on December 6, 1924. He was a member of the American Legion Post 272, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a past Commodore and Chairman of the board of the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. He was a Deputy Inspector General for the NYC Department of Investigation. He also served on the New York State Investigation Commission and the Kings County District attorney office.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James Gallagher.
Gallagher is survived by his wife, Nina; sons, Edward, John and Timothy Gallagher; daughter, Kathleen Gallagher-Grant; brother, Peter Gallagher; sisters, Eileen Ellis, Patricia Tracey and Lucille Raphael; and 7 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Visitation was held Thursday, July 7, and will be held Friday, July 8, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales on Saturday, July 9, at 10:45. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Bayshore.
Charles F. Heeran
Charles F. Heeran, a longtime resident of Rockaway, died July 1. He was 90.
Heeran was born in New York City on October 5, 1914. He was a hotel manager and served as a Captain in the United States Army during WWII. He was the former President of Westside Hotel Association, St. Francis de Sales Parish, past Commander Father Duffy Post #54 Catholic War Veterans and a member of Knights of Columbus for 65 years.
Heeran was preceded in death by his daughter, Joanne Heeran; sister, Ann Heeran; brother, Brother Joseph Heeran, C.F.C.; and grandson, Charles F.X. Heeran.
He is survived by his son, Bernard Heeran; daughters, Mary Aline Dwyer and Kathleen Roberts; and sister, Eleanor Lavelle.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside.
Marion E. Maher
Marion E. Maher, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 2.
Maher was born in Manhattan. She was a member of St. Camillus Parish.
Maher was preceded in death by her husband, William Maher; daughter, Patricia Gaines; and sons Jimmy Doktor and John Klein.
She is survived by sons, William and Michael Maher; daughters, Regina Caliendo and Mary Walsh; many brothers and sisters; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Camillus. Interment was held at St. Charles cemetery in Farmingdale.
Rebecca Nettles McDonald
Mental Retardation Specialist
Rebecca Nettles McDonald, a Rockaway resident for more than 30 years, died June 25.
McDonald was born in Hartsville, South Carolina on August 11, 1930. She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and was retired from her work as a mental retardation specialist.
McDonald was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Nettles; and sister, Alice Smith.
She is survived by her aunts, Mable Webber and Josephine DeLeon; brother-in-law, Roy T. Smith, Adrieene Smith; cousins, Joanne and Rueben Harris, Cinnamon and Rueben Harris III; nieces, Joy Smith, Sherry Jones, Dawn Smith and Michelle Hart; nephews, Roy Smith Jr. and Michael Smith; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation was held at the East End Funeral Home in the Bronx. Disposition was at Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester, New York.
Anne G. McIntyre
Anne G. McIntyre, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 1.
McIntyre was born in Rockaway Beach and was a Registered Nurse. She was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales.
McIntyre is survived by her sons, James and Joseph Fitzgerald; brothers, Edward, John and Thomas Lenahan; sisters, Patricia Knipper, Mary Lenahan-Cea and Kathleen Patterson; and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Francis DeSales.
Julius Miller Jr.
NYC Sanitation Supervisor
Julis Miller Jr., a longtime resident of Far Rockaway, died June 15. He was 62.
Miller was born in Queens on July 27, 1942. He was a sanitation supervisor with the city of New York, and was very involved with Martial Arts at “DOJO” in Far Rockaway where he studied and also taught.
Miller was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Julius Miller Sr. and Thomasina Miller; brother, Tomie Miller; and daughter, Denise Miller-McCray.
He is survived by wife Verdeella Miller; children, Nadine Wolfe, Tracey Jones, Tab Sr. (Shonda), Kamriod “Pip” and Toni “Lucy”; sisters, Minister Mary Ervin (Rev. Wade Ervin Sr.), Catherine “Cat” Miller and Rosa Less “Molly” Weaver; brother, Thomas “Jerry” (Marilyn); step-mother, Maggie Miller; mother-in-law, Idea Mae Collins; sister-in-laws, Veronica “Ronnie” Miller, Shirly Pryor, Kathryn “Pat” Ford (Harold) and Barbara Howell; brother-in-law, Eddie Williams; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home Inc. A funeral Mass was celebrated at Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment was held at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington.
Lucille “Lou” Robinson
Lucille “Lou” Robinson, a Rockaway resident since 1948, died June 27. She was 84.
Robinson was born in Edisto Island, South Carolina on May 6, 1921. She was a member of the Bethel A.M.E. Church in Edisto Island, and of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Arverne.
Robinson was preceded in death by her children, Elizabeth Lawrence, Alfonso (Boo), Charles (Feets) and Frank (Roy) Robinson; and grandson Kevin Robinson.
She is survived by daughters, Clarice, Julia (Gloria), Denise, Gardinea, and Karen (Betty); sons, Joseph (Chino) and Irvin; a niece, who she raised as her own, Debra Brown; brother, James Brown; sisters, Carrie, Henrietta and Elizabeth; son-in-laws, James and Leon (Chatman); sister-in-laws, Daisy, Luvenia and Annabelle; 34 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great- grandchildren; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home. Visitation was held at the Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment was at Mt. Holiness Cemetery in Butler, New Jersey.
Carol Trippe, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 29.
Trippe was born in Rockaway Beach on December 4, 1936. She was 69. She was a housewife and mother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ann and Frank; and siblings, Sonny, Bobby, Tracy and Ann.
Trippe is survived by her son, Danny Chester; granddaughter, Nicolette; brothers, Pat and Midge of Florida; her aunt, Flo; cousin, Joan; and other family members and friends.
The family wishes everyone to know that Carol is in her final resting place and asks that everybody say a prayer for her.
Arziner Jean Unger
Arziner Jean Unger, a Rockaway resident, died July 2. She was 66.
Unger was born in Selma, Alabama on March 17, 1939. She was retired from her job as a kitchen manager for J.A.S.A. in New York City.
Unger was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Wilkerson Cole; son, Johnnie Palmer; brothers, Ernest Walker and Willie Sheppard; and sisters, Ora Brown, Zola Walker and Mary Sheppard.
Unger is survived by her sons, Arnold Palmer and Barry Unger; daughters, Patricia Ann Palmer and Patty Palmer; brother, Richard Cole; daughter-in-law, Pamela Palmer; son-in-law, William Collins; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 8, from noon until 2 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Willie Smith officiating. Interment will be at Bloomingburgh Rural Cemetery.