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After His Sudden Death, Support Swells For Long Island ‘Loving Father, 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’: LI Teen Boater'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…
Beloved Teacher, Coach, LI Native Dies: 'Man Of Integrity, Intelligence, Boundless Love'
A former educator, athlete, and coach from Long Island who worked in Westchester is being remembered for the deep impact he had on his community over the years.
Longtime White Plains resident Daniel A. Woodard Jr. died on Tuesday, May 16 at the age of 93, according to his obituary.
Born in the Nassau County village of Rockville Centre in 1930, Woodard displayed talent in academics and athletics from an early age and went on to play baseball and football at Winston-Salem State University, where he formed a close bond with Coach Clarence ‘Big House’ Gaines.
Boat Racer, Aspiring Firefighter From LI 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 Port Jefferson 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 …
Founder Of Stew Leonard's Dies At 93, Leaving $600 Million Legacy, Including Long Island Stores
The creator of "one of the most famous food retailers in the world" died at 93 years old, leaving a world-record-breaking grocery store chain to his family.
Stew Leonard Sr., of Westport, Connecticut, died on Wednesday, April 26 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City after a brief illness, according to Stew Leonard's website.
We are sad to announce that Stew Leonard, Sr., the founder of Stew Leonard’s, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2023,... Posted by Stew Leonard's on Thursday, April 27, 2023
Leonard launched the first Stew Leonard's in Norwalk, Connecticut in De…
Scholarship Fundraiser: Family Honors Late Miller Place Superintendent's 'Passion, Love'
So far, the campaign in memory of the former educator has raised over $2,000.
The family of Dr. Grace Brindley, who her 37-year educational career working for the Miller Place School District. is asking the community to honor their beloved family member by donating to a cause she spent her life dedicated to: education.
According to her family, Brindley died on Tuesday, April 18 following a battle with ovarian cancer.
She was 83 years old.
“She lived an amazing life dedicated to her family, education, and her belief in life-long learning,” wrote her son, Gilbert Brindley, on his mother’…