Town Of Huntington Obituaries (Week Of April 12)

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, New York, April 16

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

Obituary listings for the Town of Huntington.

Nancy Jean Cole

Nancy Jean Cole, a resident of Northport, died March 17. She was 67.

Born in Huntington to the late George and Margaret Cole of Northport, she was a lifelong athlete and passionate field hockey coach. She taught physical education and coached at both Centereach and Ward Melville high schools over 35 years.

During that time, she became the winningest field hockey coach in the history of New York State with 598 victories. She also claimed countless league, county and Long Island championships along with six New York State championship over her coaching stint.

The programs she coached produced four high school and 15 collegiate All-Americans and at least one U.S. Olympian. Several of her players went on to become high school coaches – many whom she competed against near the end of her coaching career.

Her family said she always emphasized humility and teamwork and was legendary for her ability to make athletes play better and trust one another. She was also a longtime Title IX supporter as she was passionate in advocating for equal treatment for women’s sports.

In 2006, she was inducted into the National Field Hockey Association Hall of Fame and is remembered by the Nancy Cole Scholarship in Sayville, the Suffolk County Field Hockey Coaches Association Nancy Cole Award, and the countless players that participated in her programs.

She is survived by her siblings, Laurence Cole of Northport and his wife Susan Cole, and Sally Cole Tucker and her husband Greg Tucker, and her loving nephew, Ben.

Private arrangements were made by Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport, but remembrances can be left in the online guestbook at

Memorial contributions in her name can be made to her favorite charity, Smile Train, online at or by mail to Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231.

 Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, April 16, 2015;  A23)

Antonio Giuliano

Antonio Giuliano, a resident of Northport, died April 11. He was 89.

Born in Ozone Park, N.Y., he was the beloved husband of Victoria.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, Armando and his wife Cheryl, Penny and her husband Fred Smith, Angela and her husband Bob Kessler Andriano, Nicholas and his wife Dottie, Larry, and Anthony and his wife Kathy; his eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A private interment was held.

 Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, April 16, 2015;  A23)

Joseph Pisacano

Joseph F. Pisacano, former owner of Artie’s Food Store in Huntington Station, died April 10. He was 71.

He was a Huntington Station resident and beloved husband of the late Susan. He was a proud Vietnam veteran and avid stud poker player.

He is survived by his children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews, and friends.

Arrangements were made by A.L. Jacobsen Funeral Home in Huntington Station on Wednesday. Visitation will be held April 16 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a funeral service. A burial will also be held April 16 at St. Patrick Cemetery in Huntington.

Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Huntington Community First Aid Squad.

 Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander
(Thursday, April 16, 2015;  A23)

Robert Hyne

Robert C. Hyne, a resident of Huntington, died March 19. He was 82.

He was a graduate of Huntington High School, Stony Brook Preparatory, Maryville College and attended McCormick Theological Seminary. He also earned advanced degrees: a master’s from New Paltz and a second master’s in special education, a professional degree and a doctorate from Hofstra University. He also served in the U.S. Army as a chaplain’s assistant and medic.

For 27 years, he taught in Northport and Huntington school districts and also taught a doctoral program at Hofstra. He also served on a town community committee to establish group homes for special needs children. For 10 years, he served on the Harborfields Board of Education; he was also board president for several years. In East Northport, he participated in the establishment of the Hospice House. He served on the Board of Visiting Nurse Association and worked with his wife, Ruth Ann, at Douglas Elliman Real Estate since his retirement from education.

His family said he was an avid sailor who loved photography and reading. He will be missed for his wit, sense of humor, animal advocacy, generosity of heart and guidance.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, Kim and her husband Rick Borkus, and Dawn and her husband Paul Locascio; his grandchildren, Nick Borkus and Dayna and her husband Anthony Rojas; and his great-grandchildren, Sophia, Rowen and Phoenix Rojas.

Arrangements were made by A.L. Jacobsen Funeral Home in Huntington Station. A private cremation was held at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Center Moriches.

 Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander
(Thursday, April 16, 2015;  A23)


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