December 6, 2013 RSS feed / Obits

John P. Corrigan Sr.

John P. Corrigan Sr. died on November 25th at age 74.  Born in Rockaway, Corrigan attended St. Francis de Sales Grammar School and St. Leonard’s Academy High School in Brooklyn and he worked as a lifeguard. More...

Betty Joann Fortson

Crossing Guard

Betty Joann Fortson, a New York City School crossing guard, died on November 4th at age 78.  More...

James A. Griffin

Town of Hempstead Highway Department

James A. “Al” Griffin, a former Town of Hempstead Highway Department employee, died on November 26th at age 73.  More...

Charles Edward Robinson

Defense Contract Management

Charles Edward Robinson, an employee for the Defense Contract Management Agency of the United States, died on November 5th at age 74.  A Rockaway resident for more than 40 years, Robinson was a member of the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962.  More...

Elancio R.Williams


Elancio R. Williams, an NYCHA employee, died on November 3rd at age 70.  A Rockaway resident for more than 20 years, Williams was a member of the U.S. Army until he received honorable discharge. More...

Peggy Dwyer

Head Cook

Peggy Dwyer, head cook for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, died on December 3rd.  Born in County Cavan, Ireland, she became a Rockaway resident 44 years ago, after moving from Yonkers.  More...

Elizabeth“Betty”A. Glennon


Elizabeth “Betty” A. Glennon, a homemaker, died on December 3rd.  A Breezy Point resident for more than 35 years coming from Brooklyn, Glennon was a member of the St. Thomas Golden Age and St. More...

Arthur Patrick Hurson

Arthur Patrick Hurson died on November 26th.   A native of Co. Tyrone, Ireland, Hurson is preceded in death by his wife, Mary. More...

Jerry Rogoff

Store Owner

Jerry Rogoff, the former owner of Rogoff’s Toys and Bikes, died on November 15th at age 84.  Rogoff is survived by his wife, Liela; children, Jacki and Richard Penzer, Bonnie and Scott Rogoff, Susan and David Rogoff and grandchildren, Hail More...

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