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Obituaries March 14, 2013  RSS feed

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CONCETTA WOLF of Selden, N.Y., formerly of Ridgewood, died on Thursday, March 7, at the age of 89. She was the wife of the late Charles, loving mother of George and Margaret Wolf, Joanne and Richard Renz and the late Charles Wolf, mother-in-law of Joan Wolf, cherished grandmother of James, George Jr., Theresa, Darlene, Keith, Richard and Dawn and fond great-grandmother of Laila and Adam. A wake was held at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 4839 Nesconset Hwy., Port Jefferson Station, followed by services at graveside at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton.



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ALFRED BUEHLER was born in New York City and moved to Ridgewood, Queens, when very young. Al attended P.S. 71 and P.S. 93; after graduating from Grover Cleveland High School, he married fellow GCHS alum Anne Louise Beck, and the couple started their family soon after.A l spent 15 years in the rapidlygrowing travel and airfreight industry at Trans World Airlines, where he was active in the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAMAW). While with TWA, he started his college studies at St. John’s University, where he majored in biology and hoped to work in veterinary medicine. In 1969, Al changed careers andjoined the Fire Department of New York City. He received his EMT certification and his Bachelor of Science in biology, and then enrolled in the Hunter College–Bellevue School of Nursing program. After Al earned his second degree—a B.S. in Nursing— he began part-time work at Bellevue. Al retired from the Fire Department of New York in 1995 after 25 years of service. When Anne retired from teaching at P.S. 68, the couple built a retirement home and moved to Lord’s Valley, Pa. in 1997. Al suffered a hemorrhagic stroke while on a trip to Washington, DC in 2009, and was confined to a wheelchair after that. Surrounded by his family, he died on Thursday, February 28. Al is survived by his wife, Anne Buehler of Lord’s Valley, Pa., his daughter, Maggie Buehler of New York, N.Y., his son, Steven Buehler of Belmont, Ca., his daughter, Diana Mischler of Glendale, N.Y., and his brother, Richard Buehler of Bowie, Md.


JEANNE F. MORAN of Woodside died on Saturday, February 9, at the age of 83 in Connecticut, where she had resided with her sister Gloria Thorn since her illness. She was the daughter of the late John and Jessie van Elk and was predeceased by her husband Robert Moran. Jeanne was a very active member of the Maspeth United Methodist Church and directed playgroups there for 30 years. She is survived by her sister Gloria Thorn, nephew Wesley Thorn, niece Elaine Thorn and grandson Jonathan Gadzini. A Memorial Service will be held this Sunday, March 17, at 4 p.m. at Glendale/Maspeth United Methodist Church, 66-14 Central Ave., Glendale.


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MARGARET MECHLER of Levittown, formerly of Glendale, died on Sunday, March 10, at the age of 93. She was the wife of the late Valentine, loving mother of Barbara Oberheim, cherished grandmother of Brian, Nicole and Krista and fond great-grandmother of Andreas, Nicholas, Annaliese, Kiersten and Markus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, 603 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.


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JEANNIE PAPAVERA died on Saturday, March 9, at the age of 76. She was the wife of the late Joseph G. Papavera, loving mother of Joseph A. Papavera, cherished grandmother of Jacquelyn and Jessica and dear sister of John Diakow an Joseph Diakow. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered today, Thursday, March 14, at 9:45 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church, Greenpoint, followed by interment at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, L.I., under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

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JENNIE LORD died on Monday, March 4, at the age of 101. She was the wife of the late Thomas Lord, loving mother of Helen Vaccaro, Eleanor Pinamonti and Dorothy Daly and mother-in-law of Frank, Joseph and the late Renato. She was also the cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 19 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Saturday, March 9, at St. Stanislaus Church, Maspeth, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

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MARIE BRECK died on Saturday, March 9, at the age of 79. She was the beloved wife of Anthony Breck, mother of the late James Breck Sr. and cherished grandmother of James and Krisja. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Tuesday, March 12, at St. Mary’s Church, Woodside, followed by entombment at St. John Cemetery Christ the Redeemer Mausoleum, Middle Village, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

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HENRY W. KERN of Ridgewood died on Tuesday, March 5, at the age of 85. A U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II, he was the husband of the late Lucille, devoted father of John, Bob and the late Donald, father-in-law of Pat and Tricia, loving grandfather of Jamie, Danny, Jessica and the late Lori and  proud great-grandfather of Rory. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Ridgewood, followed by interment at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, L.I., under the direction of Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village.

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JESUS M. VICENTE died on Friday, March 8, at the age of 87. He was the beloved husband of Nelly Vicente, loving father of Fred A. Vicente and Elizabeth T. Vicente and dear brother of Jose Antonio and Jose Mari. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Wednesday, March 13, at Ascension Church, Elmhurst, followed by cremation at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

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BARBARA WEGLEWSKA died on Friday, March 8, at the age of 56. She was the beloved mother of Michael, Katarzyna, Pawel, Agata, Magdalena and Mark, mother-in-law of Marta, Pawel, Ye and Christopher, cherished grandmother of Victoria and dear sister of Dorota Lapiak. Services were offered on Monday, March 11, at Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth, followed by cremation at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village.

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NADA LULIC died on Tuesday, March 5, at the age of 80. She was the beloved mother of Milanka Savanovic and the late Milan Bankovic, cherished grandmother of Milan, Nikola, Milosav, Stevo, Nada, Jelena and Nenad and dear sister of Gorica Cupric and the late Rade Cupric. She is also survived by seven greatgrandchildren. A Divine Liturgy was offered on Monday, March 11, at St. Sava Cathedral, Manhattan, followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Bay Shore, L.I., under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

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LINDA MANFREDI died on Monday, March 4, in Elmhurst at the age of 70. She was the beloved wife of Michael Manfredi, loving mother of Melissa Petronis, mother-in-law of Peter and cherished grandmother of Michael and Antonia. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Wednesday, March 6, at St. Adalbert Church, Elmhurst, followed by cremation at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

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KARL-HEINZ HARTMANN of Maspeth died on Monday, March 11, at the age of 84. A native of Germany, he was the husband of the late Luise Hartmann, devoted father of Doris Hartmann-Kelly and father in law of Martin J. Kelly III. He is also survived by grandchildren Ryan and Erica. A private cremation was held at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, under the direction of Village Chapels, 67-67 Eliot Ave., Middle Village.

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VALENTIN CLOBANU of Ridgewood died on Saturday, March 9, at the age of 87. A native of Chisinou, Romania, he was the beloved husband of Josefina and devoted father of Mihalia McRae. He is also survived by one grandchild. Services were offered at the Descent of the Holy Spirit Romanian Orthodox Church, Ridgewood, by Rev. Viorel Dimitrescu, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood, under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.

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JOHN WELTMANN of Glendale died on Saturday, March 9, at the age of 91. A native of Torschau, Yugoslavia, he was the husband of the late Margareta and devoted father of Helga Kreter and Adam Kreter. He is also survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchild. Services were offered at Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, by Rev. Thomas Goodhart, followed by interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood.

DIANA GRAMMATICO of Ridgewood died on Tuesday, March 5, at the age of 84. A native of Brooklyn, she is survived by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Ridgewood, followed by interment at All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, under the direction of Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood.

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GRACE LOHMAN of Ridgewood died on Wednesday, March 6, at the age of 79. A native of Ridgewood, she was the wife of the late Milton. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Services were offered at Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood, by Rev. Robert Sonnenberg, followed by interment at All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village.

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LIGIA WIEST died on Wednesday, March 6, at the age of 94. She was the wife of the late John Wiest, loving mother of Alexandra W. Lombardo, John Wiest Jr. and Claudia Buckley and cherished grandmother of Krista and Stefanie. A Divine Liturgy was offered on Monday, March 11, at St. John’s Chrysostom Church, Woodside, followed by interment at Long Island National Cemetery, Middle Village, under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth.