June 26, 2009 RSS feed / Obits

Vernon Henry Archbold


Vernon Henry Archbold, 73, a Rockaway resident, died June 17 after a long illness. Archbold was born on August 5, 1935 in Colon, Panama and migrated to the United States in 1964 via Miami and later worked in Manhattan as a butcher. More...

Herbert Gessler

Social Worker

Herbert Gessler, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 18. Gessler was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Rockaway 28 years ago. He worked as a social worker. More...

Irene Nickerson

Domestic Worker

Irene Nickerson, 88, a longtime Rockaway resident died June 12. Nickerson was born in New Brockton, Alabama on August 31, 1920 and was a domestic worker. She became a member of First Baptist Church in the 1930's. More...

Christopher D. Purdue

Licensed Practical Nurse

Christopher D. Purdue, 59, a longtime Rockaway resident died June 14. Purdue was born in Bessemer, Alabama on November 9, 1949 and worked as both a licensed practical nurse and tax preparer. He moved to Far Rockaway in 1963. More...

Mattie Mae Salter

Home Attendant

Mattie Mae Salter, 72, a longtime Rockaway resident died June 15. Salter was born on September 29, 1936 in Davisboro, Georgia and worked as a home attendant. She was a member of St. More...

Vanessa Cozart Segars

Sales Associate

Vanessa Cozart Segars, 49, a longtime Rockaway resident died June 14. Segars was born on February 13, 1960 and worked as a sales associate. Segars is preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Gracie Cozart. More...

William Foster

Construction Worker

William Foster, 47, a lifelong Rockaway resident died June 7. Foster was born in Far Rockaway on November 11, 1961 and worked in construction. Foster is preceded in death by Olamae Foster and William Finn. More...

Jack Kerchman


Jack Kerchman, 86, a longtime Rockaway resident, died on June 20 in North Miami Beach after a long illness. Kerchman was a teacher at Far Rockaway High School for 35 years and served as a football and baseball coach. More...

Joanne C. Norris


Joanne C. Norris, a lifelong Rockaway Point summer resident, died June 24. Norris was born in Brooklyn, New York and frequented Rockaway Point in the summers, moving here permanently in 1992. She was an active member of the St. More...

Arthur F. Ruddick

Retired NYPD

Arthur F. Ruddick, 83, a lifelong Broad Channel resident, died June 17. Ruddick served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the North Channel Yacht Club and American Legion Post 1404. More...

Joan Sautner

Department Manager

Joan Sautner, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 18. Sautner was born in Manhattan and moved to Rockaway in 1953. She worked as a department manager for Lehman Brothers and was a member of St. Camillus Church. More...

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