May 10, 2013 RSS feed / Obits

Beatrice Koeppel


Beatrice Koeppel, a school nurse and Department of Health clinic nurse, died on March 1st at age 97.  A Neponsit resident for 70 years, Koeppel was the editor and a columnist for the PS 114 PTA bulletin and a member of Temple Beth-El.  More...

Kianna Angelina Ruiz


Kianna Angelina Ruiz, a Gateway Academy Special Needs 8th grade student, died on May 4th.  A lifelong Rockaway resident, Ruiz is survived by her mothers, Juana Ruiz and Millicent Shield; brothers, Tyheim, Tyvon and Damion and sisters, Mellisa an More...

Essie Lawson-Smith

Baby Nurse

Essie Lawson-Smith, a baby nurse, died on April 26th at age 88.  A Rockaway resident for more than 50 years, Lawson-Smith is survived by her son, Gaston ER Shorter (Marie); adopted son, Orville Bennett; grandchildren, Alicia, Sherese, Steve and More...

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