Town Of Huntington Obituaries (Week Of Feb. 22)

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, New York, Feb. 26

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

Obituary listings for the Town of Huntington.

Morton Smith, Jr.

Morton F. Smith, Jr., a resident of Centerport, died Jan. 28. He was 80.

Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he was a proprietor of Larkfield Sports and retired Sexton of Trinity Episcopal Church in Northport.

He is survived by his children, Gerald, Douglas and Catherine and her husband Jay Mafale; and his brother, Robert. He was predeceased by his wife, Judith.

Arrangements were made by Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport last weekend. A funeral service was held on Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the American Cancer Society at 75 Davids Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015;  A19)


Gladys Debski

Gladys M. Debski, a former Northport resident, died Feb. 5. She was 91.

Born in Poland, she was the beloved wife of the late Frank W. Her family said she filled their lives with love and laughter.

She is survived by her children, Elizabeth, Frank R. and his wife Christina, and Patricia; her granddaughter, Juliana; and her sister, Ann Howlett.

Arrangements were made by Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport on Friday. A funeral Mass was held at St. Anthony of Padua Church in East Northport on Saturday with an interment that followed at Northport Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her name can be made to Catholic Relief Services (crs.org/donate) or Memorial Sloan Kettering (giving.mskcc.org).

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015;  A19)


Robert MacKenzie

Robert W. MacKenzie, a resident of Northport, died Feb. 12. He was 96.

Born in Mamaroneck, N.Y., he was a proud U.S. Army World War II veteran; he received a both a Silver Star and a Bronze Star for his service.

He was the beloved husband of the late Doris.

He is survived by his children, Carol and Doris and her husband Frederick; his grandchildren, Frederick MacKenzie Smith and his wife Sandra and Laura and her husband Christopher Syvertsen; and his great-grandchildren Frederick, Kristen, Owen and Elliot.

A funeral service was held on Saturday at the Northport American Legion Post #694.

Memorial contributions in his name can be made to V.N.S. Hospice “Hospice House” at 505 Main Street in Northport.

 Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015;  A19)


Ron Mc Partland

Ron Mc Partland, a resident of Huntington, died Feb. 10. He was 79.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the beloved husband of Thecia.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, Terence and Chris and his wife Edie; and his grandchildren, Alanna, Conor, Deirdre, Bridget, and Aileen.

Arrangements were made by Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport on Feb. 12. A funeral Mass was held on Feb. 13 at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Huntington with an interment that followed at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton with U.S. Navy Military honors.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015;  A19)


Paul Couluris

Paul John Couluris, a resident of Lloyd Harbor, died Feb. 6. He was 84.

Born in Freeport, N.Y., he was the beloved husband of Sally for 45 years.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, John and his wife Elizabeth, Christopher and his wife Catherine, and Theodore and his wife Marisa; his grandchildren, Cassina, Nicholas, Nathan, Callista and Austin; and his brother, George and his wife Barbara.

Arrangements were made by M. A. Connell Funeral Home in Huntington Station on Feb. 8. A funeral service was held on Feb. 9 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Hicksville with an interment that followed at the Pinelawn Memorial Park in Pinelawn.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander
(Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015;  A19)


James Fontana

James T. Fontana, a former resident of Huntington, died Feb. 11. He was 95.

Married to his wife Dorothy Rhoder in 1945, the couple had four children together over their 69 years of marriage. In 1956 the family moved to Huntington from Queens and took over the Main Street beauty salon, The Lovely Lady Beauty Salon. He owned the shop for 25 years and retired in 1981 when he sold the salon and moved to Florida.

He is survived by his sons, Joseph, Robert and Richard, and their wives; his 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife in 2013.

A private ceremony was held with a burial at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, N.Y.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander
(Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015;  A19)

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