Town Of Huntington Obituaries (Week Of April 26)

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, New York, April 30

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

Obituary listings for the Town of Huntington.

Joan Beatrice Ayer and John H. Hohenberger.
Joan Beatrice Ayer and John H. Hohenberger.

John Hohenberger

John H. Hohenberger, a resident of Northport, died April 22. He was 88.

Born in Springfield, Mass., he was the beloved husband of the late Patricia J. (nee Reynolds).

He is survived by his children, Lisa, Julie and her husband Nicholas Buccarelli, John H., III, James and his wife Cynthia, and Patricia and her husband Jonathan Humphrey; his grandchildren, Nicholas Buccarelli and his wife Kim, Jacqueline and her husband Michael Kepple, Andrew and Amelia Buccarelli, Michael and Peter Humphrey; and his great-grandchildren, Nicolas and Nolan Buccarelli and Theodore Kepple.

Arrangements were made by Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport on Monday. A funeral Mass was held on Tuesday at St. Philip Neri Church in Northport. An interment followed with U.S. Navy Military honors at the parish cemetery in East Northport.

 Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, April 30, 2015;  A29)

Joan Ayer

Joan Beatrice Ayer, a resident of Asharoken, died April 24. She was 83.

Born in Northport, N.Y., she was the beloved wife of 63 years of George L. and the founder and director of the Concepts for Narcotics Prevention, Inc. in Northport, which is also known as “The Place.” She was also a founder and board member of The Pedersen-Krag Mental Health Services in Huntington, a member of the Northport Yacht Club, a member of the Northport Tennis Club, and editor of the Norwood Avenue School Publications.

Her family said she was the winner of many community service awards for her work on Long Island and was a gifted artist and poet.

Along with her husband, she is survived by her children, Beatrice A. and her husband Charlie Vogel, Tracy Ayer Aboff, Debbon and husband Rob Morrow, and Michael J.; and her grandchildren, Hannah and Georgia Vogel, Amelia Aboff, Tu Morrow, Isabella, Lillian, Billion and Michaela.

She was predeceased by her son, George L. Ayer, III.

Arrangements were made by Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions in her name can be made to The Arthritis Foundation at

 Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, April 30, 2015;  A29)

Catherine White

Catherine E. (Kay) White, a former resident of Huntington, died April 29. She was 93.

Born in Atlanta, Ga. to Paul and Kathryn McCormick, she grew up in Delmar, N.Y.

She attended Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, graduated with honors and received numerous academic accolades throughout her business career for her work in adult education and for her efforts to combat adult and childhood illiteracy.

During WWII, she worked for the Army Map Service as a supervisor and was responsible for the development of aerial bombing maps for the Manhattan Project to end the war.

In Huntington Station, she worked as a senior editor for the Educational Developmental Laboratories; in New York City she was the Long Island and vice president for McGraw Hill.

Her family said she loved education, New York City opera, the arts and, especially, traveling with her family. She traveled to Russia, Ireland and other locations in Europe and instilled that passion to travel in her family.

Upon her passing she was a resident of Lincroft, N.J.

She is survived by her children, Lloyd Paul, John Julian, Kathryn Anne Lucas and Margaret Frances Ramirez; her sister, Frances Flint; her children-in-law, Anne Sullivan White, Colleen Fenlon White and Luke Wilson Lucas; her grandchildren, Sarah Sullivan Masyra, Catherine Trowbridge Porter, Margaret (Maggie) McCormick White, Katherine Helen and James Parker White, Eric Jamie Ramirez, Christopher Jack Lucas, Alexander James Lucas and Marya Kathryn Lucas; her great-grandchildren, Willem White Masyra, Lola Sullivan Masyra, Stella Anne Masyra, Savannah Hudson Porter, Sterling Trey Porter, Katherine Morgan Lucas, and Claire Elizabeth Lucas; and her friend, Helen Shufro and her friends on Amherst Court in Huntington.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Virginia M. Stearns.

Arrangements were made by the Thompson Memorial Home in Red Bank, N.J. A funeral Mass will be held on May 4 at 10 a.m. at the St. James Roman Catholic Church in Red Bank, N.J.

 Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander
(Thursday, April 30, 2015;  A27)


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