Grace G. Fosdick
Grace Gray Fosdick, 89, formerly of Shelter Island and New Hyde Park, died at Newfield House Nursing Home in Plymouth, Massachusetts on Thursday, October 5, 2000.
Born in Brooklyn on March 16, 1911, Mrs. Fosdick was the daughter of William Gray and Laura Scott Gray. She attended Girls High in Brooklyn.
The wife of the late Edward C. Fosdick, Mrs. Fosdick was a homemaker and avid gardener. She also supported women’s groups at both the Hillside Methodist Church in New Hyde Park and the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon. She was a supporter as well of Camp Quinipet.
Mrs. Fosdick is survived by her children, Kenneth E. Fosdick and his wife Judith of Plymouth, Massachusetts; and Marilyn F. VanHorn and her husband Robert of Midlothian, Virginia; her brother, the Very Reverend Roger S. Fosdick and his wife Mary of Indianapolis, Indiana.; by five grandchildren, Mark R. VanHorn of Durham, North Carolina, Bruce E. VanHorn of Midlothian, Virginia, Keith D. VanHorn of Roanoke, Virginia, Christopher D. and Jeffrey D. Fosdick of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and by four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother William A. Gray.
A funeral service was held on Monday, October 9 at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church followed by interment in the Shelter Island Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Richard Davis Funeral Homes of Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Quinipet, Box 549, Shelter Island Heights, N.Y. 11965.
Jean H. Macomber
Jean H. Macomber, a native Shelter Islander who had been living with her niece, Joan Miller of Riverhead, died October 7, 2000 at Central Suffolk Hospital. She was 79.
Born July 29, 1921 to Luther Halsey and Mary Hart Halsey on Shelter Island, Mrs. Macomber was predeceased by her husband, Walter, a former Island chief of police, in 1975.
She is survived by one sister, Martha Dousett of Greenport, and by many nieces and nephews. Cremation was private. A memorial service will be planned on Shelter Island.
Arrangements were in the care of Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home, Inc., 406 East Main Street, Riverhead.
Margaret A. McArdle
Until recently a longtime resident of Shelter Island, Peggy McArdle passed away at Southampton Hospital on Monday, October 7, 2002, after a fall.
Peggy's love of family was a mirror of her Catholic faith, which she quietly lived every day of her life, according to her family. Soft-spoken, gentle and kind, she was a proper lady and her face exuded dignity that she extended to others. While her critical intelligence allowed her to easily master the New York Times crossword puzzle, she chose to look up to those around her and extend to them the support, love and guidance to elevate life.
Justifiably, in many respects, hers was a matrilineal family where daughters, often named Margaret, were destined to become teachers and educators as she was, after a college education when it was not the norm. Her intelligence and love of education fostered a family tradition of educators.
Prior to the last century, her family wrote, her forbears -- the Fergusons and the Frasers -- settled on 30th Street in Manhattan from which they walked uptown through the farms on Sunday to St. Patrick's Cathedral. These Irish immigrants were entrepreneurs, marble merchants and masons, inventors of the soda fountain, the first of which they installed in England at Queen Victoria's Jubilee.
Even then, dismayed by urban sprawl, they fled Manhattan to farms in Bay Ridge where Mary Fraser bore Margaret and settled down on McKay Place. In due time, Margaret met and married the love of her life, Bernard F. McArdle. She became an outstanding elementary school teacher and Bernie became a nationally acclaimed swim coach and physical education instructor in New York City.
Both are now survived by their daughter Maureen A. Dixon of Sarasota, Florida, grandson R. Herbert Dixon III of Boston, great-grandchildren R. Herbert Dixon IV and Jayna Dixon; daughter Margaret A. Stankevich and granddaughter Margaret A. Stankevich of East Hampton.
Services will be held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home, 91 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor on Thursday evening, October 10, 2002 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a funeral mass at Most Holy Trinity Church in East Hampton on Friday morning, October 11, 2002 at 10 a.m.
William A. Anderson Sr.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church Cemetery for William A. Anderson Sr., 92, of Shelter Island, who died on September 5, 2002.
Herman S. Sandler
Herman S. Sandler of New York City and Shelter Island died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He was senior managing principal and co-founder of Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P. Sandler O'Neill & Partners is a full-service investment banking firm, which occupied the 104th floor of Two World Trade Center. Mr. Sandler served at the helm of Sandler O'Neill & Partners since the firm's inception in 1988. He was 57 years old.
Mr. Sandler's prolific Wall Street career spanned over three decades. In 1970, he began working with financial institutions in the Bank Services Group of L.F. Rothschild and became a limited partner there in 1976. Mr. Sandler joined Bear Stearns & Co. in 1979 and over the next nine years held positions as general partner, senior managing director and head of Bear Stearns' Financial Services Group. In 1988, Mr. Sandler and the senior management team at Bear Stearns' Financial Services Group left to form Sandler O'Neill, which grew to as many as 225 employees nationwide.
"Herman Sandler was the most passionate and compassionate man I have ever known," said Jimmy Dunne, managing principal of Sandler O'Neill. "He changed so many lives, always in a positive way, especially mine. My colleagues and I are personally committed to honoring Herman's memory with the future success of Sandler O'Neill and The Sandler O'Neill Assistance Foundation."
John Adam Kanas, chairman, president and chief executive officer of North Fork Bancorporation, Inc. said, "The passing of Herman Sandler is truly a tragic event. The business world lost a creative and imaginative genius, the charitable world lost a gracious and most generous giver and those of us who had the privilege of being his friend lost an irreplaceable relationship that will never be forgotten."
Mr. Sandler was also a distinguished philanthropist. He served as board president of the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and was actively involved in the Rainforest Foundation, Carnegie Hall, the United Jewish Appeal and the Perlman Music Program.
Zubin Mehta, conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra said, "We at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra don't know how to begin to thank Herman and his family for their tireless dedication and generosity, and for Herman's leadership as President of American Friends for the past decade. He is completely irreplaceable."
Trudie Styler, founder of the Rainforest Foundation and wife of the musician Sting, said "Herman Sandler's altruism and generosity have greatly impacted the Rainforest Foundation. He was a joy to be with; his charismatic personality exuded a sense of fun and enthusiasm for life that shone from his boyish eyes. Herman imbued New York with his vital life force, and it's a smaller apple without him."
Mr. Sandler was a graduate of Emory University, Brooklyn Law School and a veteran of the United States Army.
He lived in New York City and is survived by his wife, Suki; his daughters Pamela, Jordana and Gillian; his mother, Anna; his brothers Maurice and Paul; and his sisters Marlene Aiello and Ruth Lynn Sandler.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Sandler's honor may be made to one of the following organizations: American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic, the Rainforest Foundation, the Perlman Music Program, Carnegie Hall or the UJA Federation of New York.
E. Donald Wilmot
E. Donald Wilmot passed away at his residence on Shelter Island on September 23, 2001 of prostate cancer.
He was born in Orange, New Jersey on March 4, 1917, the son of Ernest Daniel and Lisa Arff Wilmot.
Mr. Wilmot was a resident of New York City and a Shelter Island homeowner since 1950.
He attended the University of North Dakota and graduated from New York University. As an Air Force veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1945. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Harriet Nyce Wilmot.
In 1983 he retired from Moody's Investors' Service.
Mr. Wilmot is survived by his daughter, Holly; his sister, Julie Meltzer; numerous nieces and nephews; and his longtime companion, Gloria Kempner.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, the Reverend Steven Crowson officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Red Cross WTC Fund, the American Legion-Mitchell Post of Shelter Island or Cancer Care, Inc. would be appreciated.
Ian Gordon Murdoch Brownlie
Ian Gordon Murdoch Brownlie of Shelter Island died Thursday, September 26, 2002 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport after a short illness. He was 70.
He was born on October 2, 1931 in New York City to John and Nan Brownlie. He graduated from St. Paul's School in Garden City, New York, the Lawrenceville School and received his B.A. degree from Columbia College in 1954. He earned his MBA from the New York University Graduate School of Business in 1962. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1956 and retired from the Marine Corps Reserve with the rank of captain.
Mr. Brownlie was a real estate executive specializing in commercial leasing. He started his career with Brown, Harris, Stevens and was then affiliated with the Joseph F. Bernstein Company. He later became a principal with Wm. A. White & Sons, which then became Wm. A. White/Tishman East and was subsequently sold to Grubb & Ellis.
He was a member of the Gardiner's Bay Country Club, Shelter Island Yacht Club, the Union League Club of New York, St. Anthony Hall of New York Inc. and the Pilgrims of the United States.
Mr. Brownlie was very active in politics in the Village of Dering Harbor, serving in various capacities for many years as trustee, deputy mayor and mayor from 1970 to 1998.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marian (nÉe Moran); his daughter, Heather Elizabeth Gordon Brownlie of Shelter Island; his son, John Cameron Gordon Brownlie of New York City; his sister, Sheila Brownlie Gibbon of New York City; as well as three nieces, a nephew and one grand-niece.
Burial took place on Tuesday, October 1. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Shelter Island. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1660, Shelter Island, New York 11964. Funeral arrangements were handled by DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes, Inc. on Shelter Island.
George E. Dalton
George E. Dalton of Garden City and Shelter Island died at Winthrop University Hospital on September 17, 2002 at the age of 79.
Mr. Dalton was born in Floral Park, New York in 1923 and spent his childhood there. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier High School in Manhattan and attended Georgetown University before enlisting in the Army Air Force during World War II, where he served for three and a half years.
He attended Syracuse University after his discharge from the service and graduated in 1948. After college, he joined his family's firm, Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, which he managed until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Anne's Church in Garden City and Our Lady of the Isle Church on Shelter Island, the Garden City Country Club, Gardiners Bay Country Club, Catholic Cemetery Guild of Brooklyn, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association, of which he served as president, and the New York State Funeral Directing Association, of which he also served as president. In Floral Park, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, the Lions Club and the Chamber of Commerce.
His great love was boating on his Grand Banks trawler, the Marisol, which he took to Florida via the Intracoastal Waterway twice. He and his wife and family cruised extensively in the Bahamas. For many years, he was a member of the Freeport Yacht Club.
He visited Shelter Island as a teenager with the Huschle family. Later he stayed with his family at the Menantic Grove House and on his boat, which he docked at Piccozzi's. He built his home on Shelter Island in 1974 and spent extensive time here.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dell; son Matthew and his wife Alison of Ferndale, Washington; son Tim of Floral Park and Shelter Island; son Chris and wife Susan of Prides Crossing, Massachusetts; and daughter Martha A. Cerasano and husband Mark of Stillwater, New York.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Robin, Lane, Emily, Alysa and Timothy J. (TJ), Holly Cerasano and Jason Power.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on September 21 at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church in Garden City. Interment followed at Our Lady of the Isle Cemetery on Shelter Island.
In his memory, donations to St. Gabriel's Retreat House, P.O. Box 3015, Shelter Island Heights, New York 11965 or Foundation Fighting Blindness, P.O. Box 17279, Baltimore, Maryland 21297-0495 would be appreciated by the family.
Annemarie S. White
Annemarie S. White died on Friday, September 26, 2003 at her home on Shelter Island.
Born in Leipzig, Germany on October 29, 1917, she moved to New York City in 1939, becoming a U.S. citizen and member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
After summering on Shelter Island for many years, Mrs. White moved here permanently in 1973 with her husband, the Reverend Paul C. White. She worked for many years as a chef for the Shelter Island Yacht Club and Gardiner's Bay Country Club.
Skilled at sewing, knitting and crocheting, Mrs. White also enjoyed working in her garden and swimming at Island beaches. She was a member of the Shelter Island Senior Citizens Association and lent her dressmaking skills to many Shelter Island Players productions.
Predeceased by her husband, Paul, and brothers Carl and Helmut Voigt of Germany, Mrs. White is survived by nephews Helmut Voigt and Wolfgang Voigt of Leipzig.
A funeral was held at the DeFriest-Grattan Shelter Island Funeral Home with interment at the Emily French Cemetery on September 30.
Those wishing to remember Annemarie may make a donation to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, New York 11978.