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Nearly 1,000 Turn Out For Funeral Of Ex-HS Football Captain Who Died In Brightwaters Crash
Joe Wolfe always knew his son was well-liked, but he didn't fully understand how loved he was until his funeral last week.
Massapequa resident Devin Wolfe, age 30, a New Jersey native, died in a car crash on Long Island on Saturday, Sept. 9 in Brightwaters.
His former teammates, friends from childhood, peers from college at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, coworkers, coaches, teachers, and relatives flew and drove out to New Jersey for Wolfe's services Thursday, Sept. 14, and Friday, Sept. 15 in Bergen County.
Seeing the nearly 1,000 of them lining up for visitat…
'Everyone Was Family To Him': Community Mourns Long Island Dad, Husband After Sudden Death
Days after the unexpected death of a Long Island man, community members have amassed funds to support his widow and their four-year-old daughter.
“Brian didn’t have acquaintances or friends, he only had family. Everyone was family to him and that’s how he lived and loved.”
On Sunday, Aug. 6, Brian Flaherty died of a heart attack in his sleep, according to his wife Lenora and a GoFundMe set up by her sister, Arianna Zee.
Zee said that, though Lenora attempted to revive him with 911 on the phone, it was too late.
Now, as Lenora and the couple’s four-year-old daughter Francesca navigate l…
Submersible Implosion: Titanic Expert From Connecticut Leaves Behind Wife, 4 Children
A day after the tragic news that a former Connecticut resident was one of five men who died when a submersible imploded near the Titanic wreckage, his stepson is recalling what a "kind" man he was.
Paul Henry Nargeolet, age 77, of New York City, lived in Litchfield County, in the town of Kent, for nearly a decade, as he took 37 trips to the doomed wreckage on salvage operations, including a couple in the Oceangate Titan.
During an interview with WCBS Channel 2 in New York, John Paschall said besides himself, Nargeolet leaves behind a wife and three children.
"He's the type of per…
‘Beacon Of Light’: Death Of 33-Year-Old East Meadow Doctor Rattles Community, Friends, Family
“We want to give our precious Charlie girl the memorial she deserves.”
The community has come together to support the family of Dr. Charlene Curtis-Thomas, a physician at the East Meadow Nassau University Medical Center, in the wake of her sudden death.
Dr. Curtis-Thomas, who was a rising third-year Internal Medicine resident physician at Nassau University Medical Center, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 3, according to a GoFundMe started by her family.
She was 33 years old.
Known as Charlie to friends and family, she was a “wonderful daughter, sister, friend, and colleague w…
Bethpage Community Pays Tribute To Beloved Teacher Who Died At Age 49
A Long Island community is in mourning after losing a beloved music educator, friend, and mother.
Deborah Stehlik, aged 49, of Babylon, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, according to her obituary. She was born and raised in Bethpage, where she spent the last 25 years leaving her mark on the community.
Having received both her undergraduate and master's degrees in music education from CW Post Campus of Long Island University (now known as LIU Post), Deborah wore many hats as an educator.
She taught all over Nassau County, including at Hofstra University (where she also received an ad…
After His Sudden Death, Support Swells For Manhasset ‘Loving Father And Loyal Friend’
After a Long Island man’s unexpected death, the community has come together to raise money for his two children.
Bill McLean, born in West Virginia but a resident of Manhasset, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 29, leaving those that knew the 54-year-old with “a profound sense of loss,” as a friend wrote.
In the wake of his passing, friends of Bill wanted to ensure that his children, Will, aged 15, and Regina, aged 14, are provided “essential” financial support.
“His highest priority was always his beloved children,” the GoFundMe description states. “This assistance will alleviate immedi…
‘We Will Hold Him In Our Hearts Forever’: Oyster Bay Teen's Body Found, Family Announces
Nearly two weeks after being reported missing, the body of a 19-year-old boater was found, his family said.
Jack Koch, aged 19, of Locust Valley, first went missing on the night of Monday, May 15 when he went boating with an 18-year-old friend, according to the Nassau County Police.
Earlier Report: Teen Boater Missing After Falling Into Water On Centre Island
The two teens had gone sailing on Centre Island in Oyster Bay Harbor, but shortly after setting sail, Koch fell into the water.
On Sunday, May 28, the teen’s family announced that Jack’s body was recovered by a local fisherman nea…
Massapequa Boat Racer, Aspiring Firefighter Who Died At Age 28 Had 'Heart As Big As Ocean'
Tributes are pouring in for a beloved speedboat racer and aspiring firefighter from Long Island who died in a boating accident.
James Jaronczyk, age 28, of Massapequa, went missing Sunday afternoon, May 7, while boating in the Great South Bay, according to Suffolk County Police.
Investigators said he was alone when his 22-foot Progression speedboat hit a wave, knocking him into the water.
Earlier Report: Tragic Ending: Body Of Missing 28-Year-Old Who Fell From Boat On Great South Bay Recovered
Family members, friends, and total strangers spent the next several days scouring the wate…
'The Most Selfless, Genuine Man': Support Pours In For Late Long Island Father, Husband
Friends, community members, and even strangers are providing whatever support they can to help a woman and her eight-month-old baby following the death of her husband to a rare form of cancer.
At just 39, Haralabos "Bobby" Gemelas died after a yearlong battle with an aggressive form of cancer, according to a GoFundMe launched by his sister-in-law, Jenna Licari.
He left behind his wife, Samantha, and baby daughter, Kalligrace, who is less than one year old.
His loss has left a hole in the hearts of not just his family members, but community members as well.
“It was such a privilege and …