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Miscellaneous Obituaries
Queens Co., NY

MARIAN BOEHM of Ridgewood died on March 12, 2002 at the age of 79. A native of Brooklyn, she was the widow of the late Joseph, devoted mother of Marian, Sandra, Doreen and the late Patrick; also survived by fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Interment was in Long Island National Cemetery under the direction of the Wasmund & Sorice Funeral Home, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood.

ELIZABETH KASTELZ of Brooklyn died on March 12, 2002 at the age of 98. A native of New York City, she was the sister of the late Frances. She was a member of St. Matthias Ladies Guild, Sacred Heart Society and Rosary Altar Society. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church, followed by interment in St. Johnís Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood.

MILDRED M. BENINATI died on March 11, 2002. She was the beloved wife of Vincent, devoted mother of Robert, Gerard and Joseph; also survived by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church, followed by interment in Calverton National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

EDWIN REYES died on March 17, 2002 at the age of 47. He was the devoted friend of Linda Clark. Services were held at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, followed by interment in St. Charles Cemetery.

PHYLLIS MATTHEWS died on March 14, 2002. She was the beloved wife of Thomas, devoted mother of Sean, Paul and Eileen, dear sister of John Thomas, Charles, Nancy, Pat, Cathy, Marie and Terrence; also survived by five grandchildren. Services were held at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory.

HENRY TOENSING died on March 14, 2002 at the age of 103. He was the husband of the late Freida, devoted father of Ester Gillum and James Bauer. Services were held at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory. He was a Jehovahís Witness for more than 80 years, and a Memorial will be held on Friday, March 22, 2002 at 7 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahís Witnesses, 87-01 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale.

LOUISE STERBENZ of Glendale died on March 15, 2002. A native of Oberfliegendorf #5, Gottschee, Austria, she was the widow of the late August, who pre-deceased her on February 18, 2002. She was the devoted mother of Ellen Kresse and the late Edward, mother-in-law of Rosemary, dear grandmother of Joseph Kresse and his wife Darlene, great-grandmother of Nicole, Joseph and Michelle. Interment was in St. Charles Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the George Werst Funeral Home, 71-41 Cooper Avenue, Glendale.

MICHAEL (HAPPY) CITERA died on March 14, 2002 at the age of 93. He was the husband of the late Anna, devoted father of Antonia Stinnetz; also survived by two grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Francis De Paola Church, followed by interment in St. Johnís Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue Middle Village.

EUNSOOK HONG died on March 10, 2002 at the age of 80. She was the loving mother of Eunk Yong Kim, Sung Kee Lee and Yuk Yung Kim, mother-in-law of Brian and Pastor Paul H. Kim, dear sister of Sook Hyun Park and Keun Sik Hong; also survived by seven grandchildren. Religious services were held at the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, officiated by Pastor Paul H. Kim, followed by interment in Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

GIORDANO DAGRI died on March 9, 2002 at the age of 89. He was the beloved husband of Elda, loving father of Gino and father-in-law of Anna. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of Hope Church, followed by entombment in Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

ELOIS FARRELL died on March 14, 2002 at the age of 82. She was the beloved wife of Raymond, loving mother of Elizabeth Lee, dear sister of Florence Vertucci, cherished grandmother of George and James Lee. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Transfiguration Church, followed by interment in St. Johnís Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

TIMOTHY ROTH of Ridgewood died on March 12, 2002 at the age of 47. A native of Queens, he was the beloved husband of Patricia, devoted father of Jennifer, Timothy, William and Patrick Roth, dear brother of Adele Sutton, Rosemary Thompson, Ed Roth and Kenneth Roth. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Deacon Philip Ehresmann, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory.

JAMES J. SCANLON of Middle Village died on March 19, 2002 at the age of 74. He was the beloved husband of Eileen, devoted father of Timothy, Linda, Brian and the late Michael; also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was a member of Catholic War Veterans, St. Margaretís Post 1172. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Margaretís Church, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Michaels Funeral Home, 79-22 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

JILL CAMPBELL (nee Maurer) died tragically on September 11, 2001 during the World Trade Center attack. She was the beloved wife of Steven, loving mother of Jake, cherished daughter of Joseph and Jeanne, devoted sister of Linda, granddaughter of the late Mary Bowden. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Our Lady of Hope Church, Eliot Avenue and 72nd Street, Middle Village at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Childrenís Center at U.C.P. , 9 Smiths Lane, Commack, New York, 11725. Arrangements are under the direction of the Michaels Funeral Home, 79-22 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

JOSEF MICHOCKI died on May 29, 2002 at the age of 89. He was the devoted father of Jadwiga Kisseleff, Ludwika Kosmyk and Maria DiBiase, dear friend of Anna Laffey; also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Holy Cross Church, followed by interment in Holy Rood Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

LUCY KOSCHITZ of Depauville, New York died on May 28, 2002 at the age of 76. A native of Massachusetts and a former resident of Ridgewood, she was the widow of the late Emil, devoted mother of Joanne, Susan and Michael, dear sister of Lillian McDonnell and the late Vera Curtis, dear grandmother of Lisa Spina, Anthony Lumia, Michele, Iallonardi, Dallas Mugno and Michael W. Koschitz, great-grandmother of Katie Spina, Emma Spina and Jackson Iallonardi. Interment was in Calverton National Cemetery under the direction of the Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood.

ANNA KOROTZ died on May 30, 2002 at the age of 91. She was the devoted mother of Dorothy Zissel, Rose Raynolds, Mary Carlson, Olga Padillo, Mike Korotz, Anna Cathcart, Katie Korotz, Helen Simpson and John Korotz; also survived by fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Ridgewood Senior Citizen Center and the Ladies International Garment Workers Union. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church, followed by interment in Cypress Hills Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

JOHN A. NICHOLAS died on May 29, 2002. He was the beloved husband of Jennifer, devoted father of Greg and Alexis. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Margaretís Church, followed by interment in Calverton National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

CECILIO ALMODOVAR, SR. died on May 28, 2002 at the age of 80. He was the devoted father of Jose Almodovar. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Brigidís Church, followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

YEVGENIYA PUSTOVIT died on May 30, 2002 at the age of 84. She was the beloved wife of Nikolay. Services were held at the Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery.

ALFRED T. KUCZMARSKI died on May 28, 2002 at the age of 66. He was the beloved husband of Florence, cherished son of Anna Kuczmarski, loving father of Thomas and Karol Holdorf, cherished grandfather of Michael, Kristine, Thomas, Katelyn and Matthew. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Transfiguration Church, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

JULIA KRUK died on May 24, 2002 at the age of 91. She was the widow of the late Joseph, loving aunt of Vincent and Dolores Maddis. Religious Services were held at the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery.

MARIANNA SANELLI died on May 27, 2002 at the age of 90. She was the widow of the late Biagio, loving mother of Emilio, Maria De Ingenlis, and the late Michael and Anna; also survived by eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Maryís Church, followed by interment in Cimitero di St. Tommaso, Pescara, Italy. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.

MICHAEL RENN died on May 24, 2002 at the age of 89. A native of Kleinbetschkerek, Romania, he was a resident of Ridgewood and Milford, Pennsylvania. He was the beloved husband of Josefine (nee Feisthammel), devoted father of Margarete Bonkiewicz of Endwell, New York, Anne Guimond of Parsippany, New Jersey and Josephine Schultz of Milford, Pennsylvania, dear brother of Anna Schlachter and Margarete Anton of New York; also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Par-Troy Funeral Home, Parsippany, New Jersey.

JOSEPH CARTER of Fountain Hills, Arizona died on May 16, 2002 at the age of 66. A native of Brooklyn, he was the beloved husband of Madeline Carter (nee Troisi), devoted father of Joseph and Justina Carter and Donna and Harold Mistler, dear brother of Patricia Junge, Lorraine Bender, Florence Perez and the late Charles Carter; also survived by four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church, followed by entombment in St. Johnís Cloister. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood.

LINA BLEISTEINER of New York, died on April 17, 2002 at the age of 81. A native of Altdorf, Germany, she was the dear sister of Luise Bleisteiner of Altdorf, Germany. Interment was private. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Peter J. Geis Funeral Home, 57-34 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood.

LOUISE POTTS of Astoria died on June 2, 2002 at the age of 82. A native of Brooklyn, she is survived by nieces and nephews. She was a member of Trinity Reformed Church. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Reverend Albert Potgeiter, followed by interment in Linden Hill Cemetery.

ANNA MARIE of Bucksport, Maine, died on May 28, 2002 at the age of 97. A native of New York, she was the widow of the late Edward, devoted mother of Frances Yaeger; also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the Calvary Cemetery Chapel, followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood.

GEORGE DRAKSIN of Ridgewood died on May 28, 2002 at the age of 57. A native of Vladimirovac, Yugoslavia, he was the beloved husband of Nedeljka Blagojevic, devoted father of Angela Draksin and Jasmina Draksin, loving son of George Nikolica, dear brother of Jonel Nikolica. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Reverend Father Musta, followed by interment in Linden Hill Cemetery.

JOSEPHINE LOHSE of Vero Beach, Florida died on May 25, 2002 at the age of 98. A native of Austria, she was the widow of the late Max, devoted mother of Rudolph; also survived by three grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Helenís Church, followed by interment in St. Johnís Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood.

WILLIAM BECKMANN of Glendale died on June 3, 2002 at the age of 95. He was the husband of the late Elsie, loving father of William, Margarita, Christina, Barth and Ruth. Services were officiated by the Reverend Michael Ross, followed by cremation in Fresh Pond Crematory followed by inurnment in Lutheran Cemetery, under the direction of the Schwille Funeral Home, 66-32 Myrtle Avenue.

GEORGE P. BEGY of Las Vegas, died on May 29, 2002 at the age of 81. He was the brother of the late Marjorie Clarke, dear uncle of Patricia Gerlipp and Joseph Clarke. He was a veteran of World War II. Interment was in Calverton National Cemetery under the direction of the Schwille Funeral Home, 66-32 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale.

CHRISTINA DeVIVO of Ridgewood died on May 30, 2002 at the age of 57. A native of Brooklyn, she was the widow of the late Joseph, devoted mother of Patricia DeVivo, dear sister of Richard and Carroll; also survived by one grandchild. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, followed by interment in Calverton National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood.

IDA LANG of Ridgewood died on May 29, 2002 at the age of 92. A native of Vogelbach, Germany, she was the widow of the late William J., devoted mother-in-law of Peggy Lang and Helen Lang, dear grandmother of Stephen, Paul, Gary, Doeren Mitchell and Cathy Griffen, dear sister of Pauline Lock. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/ Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Reverend Albert Potgeiter, followed by interment in Linden Hill Cemetery.

ESTELLIA ABDEL-NOUR of Astoria died on June 2, 2002 at the age of 68. A native of Tanta, Egypt, she was the beloved wife of Ezzy Abdel-Nour. Services were held at St. Marys & St. Antonios Coptic Church, followed by interment in Linden Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood.


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