Mary Ann Glose
Mary Ann Glose of Riverhead died March 3, 2004 at Christa House in Babylon after a long illness. She was 60.
The daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Tillotson) Cox, she was born in Bay Shore on Feb. 25, 1944. Ms. Glose was a strong supporter of St. John the Evangelist School in Riverhead, its cheerleading and softball programs and the Christmas fair, according to a family tribute. She also "gave of her time and helped inmates" at the county jail in Riverside, and was "a source of strength to her coworkers."
Survivors include her husband, Stephen; three daughters, Margaret Brophy, Katie Andrychowski and Lara Marvinney; a brother, Samuel Cox; a sister Katherine Cox; and four grandchildren. "The great joy of her life was her deep love for her children and grandchildren," said the tribute.
Visitation was March 7 at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 8 at St. Peter and Paul R.C. Church in Manorville, the Rev. John McGratty officiating. Interment followed at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Cemetery in Riverhead.
Memorial donations may be made to Christa House, Jerry Hartman Residence, 720 Albin Ave., W. Babylon, NY 11704.
Karl Wurster, 63, of Flanders died suddenly on March 5, 2004 at Central Suffolk Hospital in Riverhead.
He was born on March 6, 1940, in Manhattan to Otto and Hedewig (Ihringer) Wurster. Mr. Wurster was a retired cook for the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department in Riverhead.
"No matter who you spoke to about Karl, you'd get the same reply, 'Such a nice guy,' " said William Thum of Flanders. Mr. Thum and Peter Tollner, also of Flanders, were Mr. Wurster's closest friends. "He didn't have an easy life," said Mr. Thum, but things were changing. He was engaged to be married to Beverly Karalekas of Flanders, and the two were talking about finding a winter home in Florida. "Unfortunately, his time was cut short," wrote Mr. Thum in a eulogy. Mr. Wurster was predeceased by a brother, Rolf.
Services were conducted at J. Ronald Scott Funeral Home in Hampton Bays on Monday, Pastor John Kenreich of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hampton Bays officiating. Interment followed at Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn.
Memorial donations may be made to the Flanders-Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
George W. Minnick Jr.
George W. Minnick Jr. died March 21, 2004 at his home in Riverhead. He was 81.
He was born in Springfield Gardens, Queens, on Aug. 22, 1922, to George and Sophie Minnick. Mr. Minnick was a decorated veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army's 756th Tank Battalion. He had lived in Riverhead since 1965, and worked as a union carpenter in Suffolk County for many years until his retirement 1987.
Mr. Minnick is survived by five sons, Kenneth, of Laurel, Richie, of Calverton, and Joseph, Gary and Robert, all of Flanders; one daughter, Adele Abrahamsen of Flanders; five siblings; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church of Riverhead on April 2, with visitation at 5 p.m. and the service at 6. Cremation was private.
Ellen Janlewicz of Aquebogue died March 28, 2004 at Central Suffolk Hospital. She was 79 years old.
Known to friends and family as "Jiggy," she was born Ellen Andruszkiewicz in Laurel on August 31, 1924. Ms. Janlewicz attended Mattituck High School. She met her future husband, Carl, while they were both working on a local farm. The couple married on January 31, 1944, and settled in Aquebogue.
In addition to her husband of 60 years, Ms. Janlewicz is survived by a son, Carl Jr., also of Aquebogue, and four grandchildren.
The family received visitors at F.J. McLaughlin Funeral Home on March 30. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Isidore's R.C. Church in Riverhead on March 31, and interment followed at St. John's Cemetery, Riverhead.
Robert H. Tennenberg
Robert H. Tennenberg of Riverhead died March 31, 2004 at Riverhead Nursing Home. He was 80 years old.
Born on Feb. 19, 1924, in New York City to Harry and Mabel (Jeffries) Tennenberg, he was a lifelong Riverhead resident. He graduated from Riverhead High School and later from Suffolk County Community College.
Mr. Tennenberg enlisted in the Army Air Corps in October 1943, and became a pilot of a B-17 Fortress, completing a total of 29 bombing missions before the war ended. He received the European Theater of Operations Ribbon and three Bronze Service Stars as well as the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, and retired as a lieutenant colonel.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Irene (nÉe Slaga), formerly of Mattituck, and their five children, Toni Gallo, Cynthia and Laverne, all of Riverhead; Lisa Bastiaans of Mt. Sinai; and Robert C., of Calverton. He is also survived by a brother, Harry, of St. Augustine, Fla.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be at F.J. McLaughlin Funeral Home in Riverhead today, Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m., and tomorrow, Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 3, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Riverhead. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Douglas A. Gillen
Douglas A. Gillen of Aquebogue died of esophageal cancer on April 9, 2001 at Central Suffolk Hospital at the age of 49.
Born April 18, 1951, to Augustine and Georgina (Ashdown) Gillen in Oceanside, N.Y., Mr. Gillen was the financial manager of The Plantage nursery in Mattituck. His prior employment included stints in marketing positions with various financial institutions, including Riverhead Savings Bank. He also held similar positions with Newsday and Times/Review Newspapers of Mattituck, where he served as marketing/advertising director.
"The chance to be out here, to give up the corporate world, was a very big thing for Douglas," said his wife, Karen (nee Maushart). "He really loved the North Fork."
"Doug was an extraordinary man who found out quite early in life what things really mattered - his wife, family, and relationships," said June Croon, owner of The Plantage. "He was a man of faith who loved people, peace and harmony. Doug saw me through an extremely difficult time in my life. It was an honor to have had him as a friend."
"Doug was a real pro," said Times/Review co-publisher Troy Gustavson. "We were beginners, marketingwise, when he joined our company, and he brought us to another level by the time he left to work at The Plantage. He still has a lot of friends here at the paper, and our deepest sympathy goes out to Karen, their children and the rest of his family."
Of his many interests, Southold's Custer Institute observatory was a top priority. "It was something he shared with his sons," said his wife, noting that their son Greg is going on to study astronomy at SUNY/Stony Brook. "Last year Doug was a leader in the campaign to preserve the land around the institute, to keep the night sky dark for stargazing. "The fight for that land was hugely important to him," said Ms. Gillen. And the fight was successful.
"He was one of the best," said Custer president George Vrattos. Doug had become secretary of the institute, and "was one of the major compass points on the board," he said. "He had such passion for it. We're going to miss him - we've been missing him,"
Doug's other passions were far-ranging. "He was extremely well read," said his wife. "He was interested in everything. He read The New York Times cover to cover every day. The house is filled with books, records, disks, tapes."
But the key to her husband was his basic love of life. "I think it's how he really appreciated things," she said. "He always said, 'This is as good as it gets.' He'd look at the kids, the dog, and say, 'We have everything.' "
Mr. Gillen is survived by his wife, Karen; his mother, Georgina Gillen of South Jamesport; two sons, Gregory and Jonathan; a daughter, Caroline; and a sister, Kathleen Anthony of South Jamesport.
The family received friends Wednesday, April 11, at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home, Riverhead. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 12, at Church of the Redeemer, Mattituck, the Rev. James Edwards, vicar, officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.
Woodhull memorial set
A memorial service for the late Sterling "Buster" Woodhull is slated for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Aquebogue. Augustus Askin
Augustus ("Gus") Askin, 89, died on April 9 at his Riverhead residence.
Mr. Askin was a teacher of mathematics and head of the math department at Riverhead High School in the years 1940 to 1974. He had a 40-year career teaching high school and college entry math and science.
According to his family, "he loved to teach and had an uncanny ability to teach high-level math, boiling it down to understandable pieces." The family also noted that he lobbied successfully to have New York State revise its high school math curriculum and was the first in Eastern Suffolk to teach a full-year calculus curriculum at the high school level.
Mr. Askin was born on April 25, 1911, in Samos, Greece, to Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Askin. He received a bachelor's degree from New York State University Teachers College, where he studied mathematics, science and languages. He went on to gain his master's degree in mathematics from Columbia University in New York City. He was a member of Kappa Phi Kappa, the national professional education fraternity.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (nee Ruskowski); three children, Charles, of Rochester Hills, Mich., Robert, of Fallston, Md., and Patricia Peters of Newburgh, N.Y.; his sister, Ada Johns of Sevierville, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.