December 12, 2008 RSS feed / Obits

Thomas Anthony Bancroft

Construction Worker

Thomas Bancroft, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died December 7. Bancroft was born in Far Rockaway. He was a construction worker. More...

Charles J. Laine

NYC Parks Department

Charles Laine, a 60-year fisherman of the Rockaway and Broad Channel area, died December 5. He was 84. Laine, an employee of the NYC Parks Department, was born in Brooklyn. He served in the US Navy during World War I. More...

Martin Murphy


Martin Murphy, a 55-year resident of Rockaway Beach, died December 8. Murphy was born in the Bronx on February 12, 1931. He served as a US Merchant Marine from 1945 to 1947. He was a retired "sandhog," who worked in tunnel construction. More...

Magdalen E. Pimentel

Nursing Supervisor

Magdalen Pimentel, a 5-year Rockaway resident, coming from Florida, died December 4. Pimentel was born in Georgetown, British Guiana. She was a nursing supervisor at Lawrence Nursing Home. More...

Inga L. Childs

Registered Nurse

Inga Childs, a former Rockaway resident, died December 4. Childs was born in Overlida, Sweden on July 9, 1920. She became a Registered Nurse in 1941 and married Henry M. Childs on June 3, 1944. More...

Robert Luke Malley

Iron Worker and Welder

Robert Malley aka "Cody", a Rockaway resident, died November 15. Born Robert Vega on May 11, 1963, Malley was raised in the Bronx. He was adopted and took the family name of Malley. As a young adult, he lived in Rockaway but later moved. More...

Patricia Ann Palmer


Patricia Palmer, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 27. Palmer, a secretary, was born in Selma, Alabama on July 22, 1956. She was preceded in death by her mother, Arziner Jean Unger and brother, Johnney Palmer. More...

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