August 15, 2008 RSS feed / Obits

Dora Mae Rainey Carter


Dora Carter, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 3. She was 68. Carter was born in Cordele, Georgia on April 15, 1940. She was a longtime member of the Allen A.M.E. Church. More...

Walter J. Dmytrius


Walter Dmytrius, a longtime Inwood resident, died July 31. He was 83. Dmytrius, a retired foreman, was born in Far Rockaway. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre. More...

Martin L. Gillespie


Martin Gillespie, a 43-year Rockaway resident, died August 13. Gillespie was born in New York City. He was an operating engineer with Local 30. He lived in Rockaway for 43 years but was a lifelong summer resident. More...

Maria Johnson

Home Attendant

Maria Johnson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 30. She was 83. Johnson was born in Hanover County, Virginia on October 24, 1924. More...

Aaron Wein

Former Resident

Aaron Wein, a former Neponsit resident, died July 20. Wein was a 40-year resident of Neponsit before relocating to Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by his sibling, Phyllis Levine. He is survived by his wife, Letty; children, Dr. More...

Mary Elizabeth Craig


Mary Craig, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 5. She was 86. Craig, a homemaker, was born in Richmond, Virginia on September 7, 1921. She was preceded in death by her son, Mott's Craig; and grandson, Ronald PJ Patterson. More...

James P. Gallagher

Senior Vice President

James Gallagher, a former Rockaway resident, died August 12. Gallagher was born, raised and educated in Rockaway. He lived in Chicago for the past 25 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael. More...

Wilburne P. Greene

Shipping Clerk

Wilburne Greene, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 2. He was 82. Greene was born in Richmond, Virginia on November 4, 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was vice president of the Virginia Missionary Circle. More...

John J. O'Keefe


John J. O'Keefe died August 7. He was 79. O'Keefe played professional hockey for the Johnstown Jets and played on the PAL baseball team representing Queens County at Yankee Stadium in 1946. More...

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