Scheuer was a multi-millionaire real estate developer who rose to power in the political system during the early 1960s with other reform Democrats. Scheuer promoted programs such as Head Start for early education, environmental protection and automotive safety. He also sponsored urban renewal developments and projects in cities around the country, including Sacramento and Cleveland.
Dan Tubridy, local restaurateur and civic activist, credited Scheuer with eliminating the double subway fare. “He was a really good leader,” said Tubridy, who worked for Scheuer as an aide. “He was able to put all of the people in a room and say, “Make it work.’”
Scheuer is survived by his wife, Emily; two daughters, Laura Scheuer and Elizabeth Scheuer; two sons, James Scheuer Jr., and John Scheuer; and 10 grandchildren.
Adelaide Aey, a lifelong resident of Rockaway, died on August 24.
Aey was an executive assistant for Heartshare Human Services of New York. She was also a member of Golden Age at St. Francis de Sales, St. Camillus and St. Rose of Lima.
Aey is survived by her brothers, Robert and William Ostrander; seven nieces and nephews; and 16 great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at the Denis S. O’Conor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Camillus. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside.
Sister Inez Hill Austin
Wife And Mother
Sister Inez Hill Austin, a resident of Arverne, died on August 18. She was 79.
Austin was born on July 31, 1926 in Wilkinson County, Georgia. She attended the Holy Trinity Baptist Church and the Brooklyn Miracle Temple Baptist Church. Austin retired to the Resort Nursing Home in Arverne with 25 years of service as an LPN in various hospitals.
Austin is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Austin; daughter, Betty Lou Austin; three sisters and four brothers.
Austin is survived by son, Al Austin (Corrine Leriche); two sisters, Sallie K. Crockett (Rev. A.S. Crockett) and Beulah Dudley; brother, Eliger Hill (Maggie); nieces Chandtisse D. McClaurin and Ethel Underwood; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were made by Bentley and Sons Funeral Home of Georgia. A service was held at Ball C.M.E. Church in Georgia. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Georgia.
John Joseph Nagle
John Joseph Nagle, who grew up in Belle Harbor, died August 31. He was 74.
Nagle was born on April 13, 1932, and lived in the Belle Harbor area for more than 30 years, before moving to Colorado and eventually California. He was a member of the New York City Police Department before an early retirement and joined the GMAC Corp in California. Nagle was a member of the New York Athletic Club, St. Francis de Sales Church and St. Isadores Catholic Church in California.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marguerite and Nicholas J. Nagle; and brother, Nicholas J. Nagle Jr.
He is survived by children; Shannon and Rob Geisbert; Dr. Mindy Nagle; John and Lisa Nagle; grandchildren, Jay, Melissa and Ella Grace; sisters and brothers, Patsy, Justine, Kevin and Michael Nagle; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was held at St. Isadore’s Catholic Church in Danville, California.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Kaiser/Martinez CA Hospice Program, 200 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553.
Gloria Olson Rand
Port Authority Clerk
Gloria Olson Rand, a Rockaway resident for 15 years, died on August 26.
Rand worked as a Port Authority clerk.
Rand is survived by her husband, Esmond Rand; nephew, Eric Olson; brother, Robert W. Olson; three nephews and one niece.
Visitation and services were held at the Denis S. O’Conor Funeral Home. Disposition was private.
Gilbert Richman, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died August 31. He was 79.
Richman, a retired stockbroker served in the Army during World War II.
He is preceded in death by his four siblings; Lucy Linet, Sylvia Richman, Miriam Richman and Naomi Richman.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Richman; son, Leonard Richman; grandchildren, Marissa and Michael Richman; and sister, Helen Harrison.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Boulevard Riverside Chapels in Hewlett, Long Island. Interment was held at Old Montefiore Cemetery in Springfield Gardens. The family will sit Shiva at their home at 165 Beach 123 Street in Belle Harbor.
Resident For 32 Years
Antoinette Scotto, a Rockaway resident for 32 years, died August 24.
Scotto is survived by her sister, Constance Scotto.
Visitation was held at the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Thomas More. Interment was at St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village.