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Philanthropic and filled with a zest for life, Florence Cayne was a precocious 17-year-old who was called “Babe” by her family and earned a pilot’s license and enjoyed “buzzing” her grandmother’s house in Rockaway. more
Originally from Indiana, Margaret Montgomery Torr Giovanniello graduated high school in Pennsylvania, went to college in Wisconsin, lived in Brooklyn, worked in New York City and settled in Cedarhurst for 45 years, and became an administrative law judge with the state’s Department of Labor. more
Florence Weinrib had a Hollywood-like reunion with her future husband, grew up in a multigenerational household and spoke five languages, in addition to English. more
Lenore Sondra Kramer (née Jacoby) had the intelligence to whip through the New York Times crossword puzzle and enough compassion to care for the children of her husband’s dental partner. more
Known to most people as “Aunt Genny,” Genevieve Russell Burns was a South Carolina native who made her home in Inwood for more than 75 years. Burns died on Nov. 5. She was 91. more
Whether Henrietta Wallace was walking her beloved dog Petey along Broadway in Woodmere or visiting residents in the Woodmere Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, she was impeccably dressed and always had a kind word for everyone. more
Stuart Murray Friedland of Hewlett died on Oct. 17 after a short illness, just two weeks short of his 86th birthday. more
He was affectionately known as “Mr. Sal” for the past 25 years, the last dozen of which he spent in Boca Raton, Fla. more
Many of his hand-painted signs were part of the landscape in many Five Towns stores and community institutions such as the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library and Five Tons Community Center. more
Alice and Stephen Jacobs met at Lake Forest College in Chicago. She was a freshman and he was a sophomore, and for the 53 years they knew each other, Stephen always admired her intellect. “She read all the time and had an inquiring mind; she was very smart,” he said. more
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