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A former Cedarhurst resident who grew up in Brooklyn and saw a famous New York City mayor release his mother from jail, then raised himself out of bankruptcy to become a state assemblyman, died in Chiangmai, Thailand of pneumonia and kidney failure on May 10. Edward Abramson was 91. more
An active fundraiser and philanthropist who lived in the Five Towns for more than 50 years, Audrey Reed, died on July 4. She was in her mid 80’s. more
Hewlett resident Shane McCaffrey died on March 30. He was 23. more
North Woodmere resident Dan Lurie, best known for his bodybuilding feats and relationships with many celebrities died on Nov. 6. He was 90. more
Ruth Puterman Greenwald lived in Cedarhurst for 57 years and worked until she was 89. She died on Oct. 27 at 98. more
Michael Benimowitz, a Woodmere resident of 38 years and longtime attorney, died on July 3. He was 70. more
Lawrence High School Senior Uryan Rampersaud, an Inwood resident and senior at Lawrence High school where he was an honor student, died on Dec. 29 from a collapsed mitral valve (a heart defect when a valve doesn’t close properly and the blood doesn’t flow correctly). He was 17. more
Longtime resident and business owner Beatrice (Bea) Tolle of Cedarhurst, died on Nov. 29 at the age of 91. more
John Santopolo, 65, a well-known 5-Towns endodontist and a leader of the business community. He was killed on Monday on his way to a Nassau County Dental Society meeting, when, after trying to cross Peninsula Boulevard at South Franklin Avenue in Hempstead, he was struck by an eastbound 2011 Honda Crossover at 6:20 p.m. He was hit again by another vehicle that did not stop, according to police. more
Though Silver Point Beach Club manager Kenneth Steele died on March 19, family and friends came together for a memorial service at the Atlantic Beach-based club. more
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