Priscilla Morgan, a long-time supporter of the arts and a founding board member of Long Island City’s Noguchi Museum, has passed away.
John Watusi Branch, co-founder and executive director of The Afrikan Poetry Theatre in Jamaica, passed away on Saturday. He was 70 years old.
Michelle “Mickey” Prendergast (nee Caputo) passed away on Wednesday, May 15. She was 59. She is remembered for her ability to make people feel welcome and find the good in them, said her husband, Mark J. Prendergast, professor at St. John’s University. “She always had a smile, a joke, a story and a touch on [...]
Former New York City Schools Chancellor Frank J. Macchiarola died on Tuesday, December 18, announced St. Francis College, his alma mater, where he served as president for 12 years, beginning in 1996. As president, Macchiarola would continuously go through student transcripts, looking to help those that seemed to be struggling and to reward others who [...]
The Honorable Lawrence V. Cullen died in the early hours of Sunday, November 25 in his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 64. He had battled multiple myeloma for several years. He is survived by his wife, Malgorzata “Margaret” (nee Zysk), and two children, Anya Sinead, 17, and Patrick Lawrence, 15; in addition [...]
Carol Elizabeth Brostek of Flushing passed away on Friday, November 9. Beloved wife of Joseph for 56 years. Cherished mother of Jeanne Altenau of Eastchester; the late Brian; Carol Benedetto and husband Paul of Massapequa; Gerard and wife Catherine of Merrick; and Annemarie Brostek Martines and husband Peter of Port Washington. Brostek was adored by [...]
Elena Jackson Atlas of Rego Park and Sarosota, Florida, passed away on November 10 at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Anthony. She is survived by her son Seth and his wife Clare and her son Cliff and his wife Laura. Three grandchildren, Emily, Elizabeth and Benjamin also survive. A graveside service [...]
Reverend Monsignor James P. King P.A., of Douglaston, passed away on August 1. Pastor Emeritus of St. Mel Parish, and Vicar General Emeritus, Diocese of Brooklyn. Son of the late James and Margaret King. Brother of the late Joseph King. Survived by his sister-in-law Mable King, his niece Barbara (Kevin) O’Connor, his nephews Thomas (Patricia) [...]
Marvin Hamlisch, the stage and screen composer who scored countless cultural masterpieces such as “A Chorus Line” and “The Way We Were,” passed away at the age of 68 in Los Angeles after a brief battle with an illness. Hamlisch was one of the few entertainers to obtain the coveted EGOT – winning an Emmy, [...]
Carmen E. Pierce passed away on July 10. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Devoted mother of Joseph, Patricia West and Darren. Proud grandmother of Jessie West. Arrangements were handled by the Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home in Whitestone. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Fidelis R.C. Church. Interment was at Mt. [...]