Remembering Marshall Ward

An era in modern Roslyn history ended last week with the death of Marshall Ward, the only living descendant of the Ward family to still live in the village.

“Marshall was a good friend of mine,” said Village of Roslyn Mayor John Durkin. “He was instrumental in fighting off Stop n’ Shop’s attempt to build a store within the Village. His passing represents a great loss to the community.” [Read more...]

Mayer Udell

ImageMayer Udell, longtime owner of London Jewelers, with stores in both Greenvale and Manhasset, recently passed away. He was 96.

A resident of Glen Cove, Udell arrived in America from Poland in 1939. He worked in his family’s sweater factory business. Udell mastered that business and opened two of his own factories in Bay Shore and the Bronx, which were great successes. [Read more...]

Irene Rothbeind

Rothbeind, Irene (Lippman) passed away on July 4, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  Born in Brooklyn, New York, Irene spent much of her life in Roslyn, New York.  The beloved wife of the late Joseph Rothbeind.  Irene was a tireless volunteer and skillful golf and tennis player.  She is survived by her sons, Samuel and Matthew (Barbara) and grandchildren, Farah Rothbeind, Ari Rothbeind, Elizabeth Rothbeind Schmitt (Matthew) and Jessica Rothbeind.

Donations may be made in her memory to Sandhills Jewish Congregation or First Health Hospice.

Eleanor Golis

Eleanor Golis of Albertson, died on June 16, in her 86th year. Devoted wife of the late Henry. Loving mother of Henry Jr. Visitation was held at the Roslyn Heights Funeral Home, Roslyn Heights. Funeral mass was held at St. Aidan R.C. Church, Williston Park. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. You may leave condolences to the family at

Nancy Goldman

Nancy Goldman of East Hills passed away Monday, March 24, at Amsterdam Hospice with her beloved husband of 32 years and best friend, Alan Goldman, by her side. Nancy bravely fought a 13-year battle with breast cancer with the best of spirits and optimism. She refused to let cancer define her or stop her from living her life, and she enjoyed each and every day to the fullest. Nancy was the rock on which her family and friends could rely for encouragement, counseling, cheer and inspiration. 

She is survived by her husband and the love of her life, Alan, and her three amazing children, Sarah, Jacqueline and Michael. They have grown into kind-hearted, accomplished adults because they learned about life from Nancy. She is also survived by her parents, Albert and Patricia Buchholz, of Flushing, and her sister, Diane Conwell, of Palm Harbor, Fl. Nancy was a community leader, tirelessly volunteering her time, talent and energy to the Roslyn Public Schools.

Throughout the years that her children were in school, Nancy was devoted to their education. She served in many different capacities, including PTA co-president and treasurer, Marching Bulldogs co-president and fundraiser, and member of the District Budget Advisory Committee. [Read more...]

Peter Anthony Rizzo, Jr.

Peter Anthony Rizzo, Jr., age 93, of Weston, FL. passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

A former resident of Sea Cliff and Glen Cove. A proud WWII veteran of the China-Burma- India campaign where he served as a communications specialist attached to the Flying Tigers, a volunteer group comprised of the Chinese and American Air Forces, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps/ Past Commander of American Legion Post 336, Glenwood Landing, from 1964-1966; 64-year member of the Plumbers Local 200; volunteer at St. Francis Hospital and retired Town of Oyster Bay plumbing inspector.

He was preceded in death by his spouses, Rose Marie D’Alessio Rizzo and Marie Bencivenga Rizzo; his parents, Angelina and Peter Rizzo as well as six brothers and sisters. He is the beloved father of Roseann Staple and step-father of Charlene Bencivenga. Grandfather of Robyn (Kevin) Benson and Jason (Natalie) Staple. Great grandfather of Ryan Anthony Benson and Averi Rose Staple. [Read more...]

Gladys M. Peel

Gladys M. Peel, a long time resident of Roslyn Heights, died recently at age 95. She spent her entire working career at the former Long Island Lighting Company. She was an avid traveler, visiting many places in the world. Preceded in death by her long time friend and companion, Gerard E. Keeler. Survived by many cousins, who will always love her. Funeral liturgy was held July 22 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Roslyn. Interment Roslyn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Roslyn Heights Funeral Home.

Francis Thomas O’Leary

Francis Thomas O’Leary of Roslyn passed on Nov. 14, in his 87th year. Francis had a full life from Hells’ Kitchen to Sunnyside to serving as a tail gunner in the Navy during World War II. He was a dedicated father and husband who owned and ran many bars in New York City and worked at the race track for years to take care of his family, the love of his life, wife Laureen O’Leary, and their three children, Ryan, Brent and Heather. He was known for his class, toughness, heart and wit. He touched many lives and will be missed. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Roslyn Heights Funeral Home. Family and friends can leave messages of condolence at

Carol Lee Bailey

Carol Lee Bailey, a longtime resident of Sea Cliff who relocated to Waltham, MA a few years ago died in her sleep on Friday, Nov. 8 from complications from COPD.  Carol was an active member of Roslyn Presbyterian Church in Roslyn and Trinity Church in Waltham, MA.  She was an avid Mets fan although since her move to Boston, the Red Sox also enjoyed her allegiance.

Carol moved to Massachusetts in 2010 to be near her daughter Kate, and grandchildren Maeve and Reese Burnham.  Carol is survived by her sisters Leslie Eve McHale, Beverly Bailey Shields and daughters Leslie Marie O’Shea, Jean Patricia O’Shea and Kathryn Eileen Burnham.

In addition to Maeve and Reese Burnham, she is survived by grandchildren Jakob Parker, Cierra Borgers and Gabrielle Bailey.  Carol died at peace and with faith in Christ’s redemptive love.