2009-05-08 / Obits

Wilbert J. Minor

Stagehand

Wilbert J. Minor, 84, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 23.

Minor was born in Roselle, New Jersey on June 15, 1924 and worked as a stagehand for the Apollo Theater.

Minor is preceded in death by his mother, Rachel; wife, Carol Minor; brother, Bill and sister, Dorothy.

He is survived by daughter, Nancy Kelly; son-in-law, Barry Kelly; four grandchildren, Thomasina, Dawn, Cleveland, and Baron; twenty greatgrandchildren; one great-great-grandson; niece, Landi Matthew; stepdaughters, Jean, Mary, Louise, Lana and Danene; stepson, John Turner; dear friend Eizzie, who was like a niece to him; three first cousins Clotee Jordan, McKinley and Lelia.

Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment was at St. Michael's Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.

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