July 18, 2008 RSS feed / Obits

John J. Boyle

Retired Film Editor

John Boyle, a former Rockaway resident, died July 10. Boyle, a film editor, worked for Movietone News and Eyewitness News, Channel 7 until his retirement. He was a longtime Rockaway resident who relocated to Florida. More...

Rosemary Helen Diffendale

Retired Nurse

Rosemary Diffendale, a 20-year Rockaway resident, died July 12. She was 81. Diffendale was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on October 26, 1926. She was a retired nurse, a Eucharistic Minister, a member of both the St. More...

George B. Hartzog Jr.

Former Director of NPS

George Hartzog Jr., former director of the National Park Service, died June 27. He was 87. Hartzog headed the National Park Service for nine years, from January 1964 to December 1972. More...

Virginia A. Kellar

Executive Secretary

Virginia Kellar, a Rockaway resident coming from Florida, died July 10. Kellar, an executive secretary, was born in Brooklyn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and brother, John Gearns. More...

Dorothy Murray


Dorothy Murray, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died July 15. Murray, a homemaker, was born in Rockaway Beach. She was a member of Golden Age and Rosary Society at St. Virgilius and St. Camillus. More...

Cornelius Leo O'Callaghan


Cornelius O'Callaghan, a 52-year Breezy Point resident, died July 13. He was 83. O'Callaghan was born in Brooklyn on February 26, 1925. He was the seventh son of ten children born to Cornelius and Theresa (nee Purcell) O'Callaghan of Brooklyn. More...

Joseph John Harnisher Jr.

Sanitation Worker

Joseph Harnisher, a lifelong Broad Channel resident, died June 26. He was 35. Harnisher, a sanitation worker, was born in Far Rockaway. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Kay; uncle, Thomas Smith; and his grandparents. More...

Marion Heath

Home Health Aide

Marion Heath, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 8. She was 79. Heath was born in Warrenton, Georgia on September 29, 1929. She was a member of the St. Mark Holy Church. More...

Gerald J. McBride

Retired Police Officer

Gerald McBride, a 16-year Rockaway resident, died July 9. McBride was born in Brooklyn. He was a retired New York City Police Officer of 22 years and a New York State Supervising Investigator for the Deputy Attorney General's Office. More...

Garfield Nelson


Garfield Nelson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 5. Nelson, a plumber, was born in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, West Indies on January 23, 1975. More...

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