Mary Irene Ebert, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died March 7. She was 99.
Ebert, who was born in Brooklyn, was preceded in death by her husband, George Ebert.
She is survived by her sons, Joseph Ebert (Suzanne), George Ebert (Mae) and John Ebert (Carmella).
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church on Saturday, June 23 at noon.
Andrea Hall, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 10.
Hall, who was born in St. Andrews, Jamaica, West Indies on January 27, 1974, worked in sales.
Hall graduated from Beach Channel High School in 1992, then went to Long Island University and obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology. She also obtained a certificate in computer technology and aspired to enter the nursing field. Family members said she was very proud and honored to work as a volunteer at West Lawrence Nursing Home. Hall also worked at St. John's Episcopal Hospital and JFK Airport as a guide.
Hall is survived by her parents, Joseph and Yvonne Hall; sisters, Karen, Ann-Marie, Erica, Carol, Sharon, Vivienne, Lorna and Kerryann; brother, Horace; nieces and nephews; Crystal, Olivia, Anthony, Xavier, Isaiah, Kemal, Gabriel, Joshua, Shane, Stephanie, Michael and Mathew; aunts, Mable, Merva, Enid and Daphne; uncle, Isaac; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with visitation and a service at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Disposition was at Oxford Hills Crematory.
John Lewis Jackson Jr.
Veterans Affairs Hospital Worker
John Lewis Jackson Jr., a Rockaway Park resident for about 30 years, died June 18.
Jackson, who was known to many as "John L," was born in Germany on September 11, 1951. He received his education in the New York City public school system. Following his father's footsteps, he joined the United States Army. After serving, he returned to New York and worked for several years at a Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Jackson was preceded in death by his father, John Lewis Jackson Sr.; sister, Virginia Jackson; and, most recently, his mother, Dorothy Bruce Jackson.
He is survived by his son, Gerard Searles; daughter, Whitney Carter Jackson and nephew, John W. Hunter; aunts, Jesse Mae Jackson of Amelia, Virginia, Gladys Richardson of Grenada, Mississippi and Osa Jennings and Ora Taylor of Jacksonville, Illinois; cousins, Betty Williams of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Daisy Blair Henderson of Richmond, Virginia; and other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lawrence Funeral Home.
The family wished to acknowledge the following people "who nurtured, cared for and loved the Jackson family": Warren Bass Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Nate Staten, Vera Donatier and Georgia Christi.
Ten-Year Rockaway Resident
Kathleen Lee, a Rockaway resident for the last 10 years, died June 14. She was 76.
Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee, and brother, Michael.
She is survived by her son, Robert Lee Jr. (Beth Lee); brothers, Joe and Donald Molloy; sister, Margaret Hogan; and grandchildren, Robbie, Casey, Christopher, Katie and Brendan.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Camillus Church. Interment was at St. Johns Cemetery in Middle Village.
Home Health Aide
Kayteen Shaw, a longtime Far Rockaway resident, died June 12.
Shaw, who worked as a home health aide, was born to the late Thomas Shaw and Dora Eleanor Cummings Shaw on December 26, 1959. She was raised in Far Rockaway and attended Far Rockaway High School.
Shaw became a member of Upper Room International Church, where she was baptized. She adored gospel music, according to family members.
Shaw was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Thomas Jr. and Leon Shaw.
She is survived by her daughter, Leona Shaw; grandchildren, Joseph, Jerrod, Bernashia and Civy Jr.; faithful companion, Arnold Bradley; son-in-law, Civy Merritt; sisters, Tracy and Thelma; brothers, Vernon, Norman, Edward, Jerome and Jacob; brother-in-law, Erik Smith; sisters-in-law, Tella, Jean, Marcia and Rozolyn; adopted mother, Peggy Merritt aka Momma Duke; cousins, Mildred, Leisha, Lonnie, Charlie and Nee-Nee; god sisters, Sheba Ann, Lynn Gregory and Cheryl Hall; goddaughters, Erika Hunter and Kristie Dunning; special friends, Mary-Ann Tucker, Linda Leech, Vivian Walton and Lil Mary White; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Visitation and a service were held at Community Church of God in Christ in Far Rockaway. Disposition was at Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Cemetery in Staten Island, New York.
Card Store Manager
Loraine Shiel, a Rockaway resident for more than 30 years, died June 16. She was 73.
Shiel was born in Missouri on December 19, 1933. She worked as the manager of a card store and was president of the St. Rose Young at Heart, treasurer of the 100 Precinct Community Council, and a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, the Knights of Columbus Columbiettes, American Legion Auxiliary, Lew Simon Good Government Democratic Club and the St. Rose Adoration Society.
Shiel was preceded in death by her son John Douglas, and daughter Mary Soto.
She is survived by her husband, Michael; sons, Charles and James Shiel; daughters, Kathleen Jordan, Kathiann Mooney, Maureen Sticco and Tracey Shiel; and grandchildren, Melissa Rivera, Eddie Soto, Edward Mooney, Michael Shiel, Justine Soto, Nicole Soto, Kevin Shiel, Megan, Alyssa and Jessica Sticco.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church.