Molly Chernofsky

Molly_121615Longtime Roslyn resident Molly Chernofsky, age 67, passed away on Nov. 16, after a brief illness. Born in Germany in 1947, Molly immigrated to this country with her parents as a young child and spent her early childhood on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She became a teacher and taught English at Bryant High School in Long Island City for 37 years, retiring in 2006. She was a devoted wife to Irving, the loving mother of daughter Sheryl Saltiel and her husband Joseph, and of daughter Melissa Chernofsky, and the adoring grandmother of the Saltiels’ three children: Matilda, Johanna and Harrison. She is also survived by her cherished brother, Sam Mora. [Read more…]

Michael Joseph Ceriello

Michael Joseph Ceriello, Sr., 86, of Stony Brook, formerly of Roslyn Heights, passed away peacefully on Nov. 20 at home with his family at his side. Born and raised in Roslyn Heights, he was a 1946 graduate of Roslyn High School and owner (with his brothers) of Ceriello Brothers Service Station on Powerhouse Road in Roslyn Heights. He was a proud Korean War veteran, 55-year-plus volunteer firefighter with Roslyn Highlands H & L, E & H Fire Co., an avid golfer (3 holes-in-one!) and bowler, and he loved the “ponies.” Family was everything to him. He leaves behind his adored wife Joan Rogers Ceriello. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Eileen (nee McCann). He is survived by his children Elizabeth Ceriello, Gail O’Hern and husband William, John and wife Laura and Michael, Jr. and wife Lauren; his stepchildren Fred and husband Edward Bernaski, Lori, and Robert and wife Donna. His most cherished grandchildren who call him “Pop Plop,” Lauren, Tara, Randi, Claire, Christina, Luchia and Aiden; his brothers, Nunzio, who predeceased him, and Carmen who survives him, as do so many nieces and nephews that adored him, his adopted Irish family and the best circle of friends imaginable. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Michael’s honor to the Nassau County Fire Fighters Burn Center Foundation or The FASNY Firemen’s Home in Hudson, NY. Funeral arrangements entrusted to The Roslyn Heights Funeral Home,


Steven J. Eisman

East Hills resident Steven J. Eisman passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19. He was 61. [Read more…]

Obituary: Ann M. Gunning

Ann M. Gunning of Roslyn Heights died on Oct. 28. Devoted wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Maryanne, Barbara, Joseph, Dennis, Eileen and Brian. Cherished grandmother of Shane, MacKenzie, Olivia, Robert, Luke, Brian and Matthew. Beloved sister of Michael Keown and Eileen Busacca. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Roslyn Heights Funeral Home. Condolences may be left on her memorial page found on


Ricotta, Treiber Obits

Jacqueline Ricotta

Jacqueline Ricotta, 51, of Roslyn, died on Monday, Sept. 7 after a yearlong battle with cancer. [Read more…]

Isabel Glomb, Trinity Parishioner, Dies At 98

Isabel_081215AIsabel Davidge Glomb, resident of Roslyn Heights for over 50 years, died on June 10, 2015, at the age of 98. She was also a longtime parishioner of Trinity Episcopal Church in Roslyn. [Read more…]

Honors For Albertson Firemen

Firemen_04315ALast month, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilman Peter Zuckerman and Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman all honored a dozen members of the Albertson Hook and Ladder Company at their 105th annual Installation Dinner. The event was held at The Royalton in Roslyn Heights. [Read more…]

Special Passover Celebration

Sinai_04815AThis year, Temple Sinai added yet another way to embrace Passover. In this case, the event is called “Passover with Pals.” The temple hosted a seder for special needs children. Although this was the first year, it was clear that a new tradition has begun. In the words of one of the parents, “Thank you for such an engaging and interactive seder for the Chazak children. It was a great evening and the kids were really involved. The food was delicious too!” [Read more…]

Kathleen Hamilton Gerardi

OBITKathleen_031115AKathleen Hamilton Gerardi, a former East Hills resident and board of trustee member, died on March 2 at age 77. An exuberant lover of life and family, tireless government official and executive for nonprofit organizations and a passionate believer in fair housing, Kathleen passed away in New York City from congestive heart failure. Gerardi was born in Queens County to Robert Hamilton and Marion Mulqueen. She grew up in Queens and Manhasset, attending St. Mary’s Schools, resided for 27 years in East Hills and lived in Long Beach since 1987. [Read more…]

Gloria G. Kempner

Gloria G. Kempner, a retired school teacher for the Roslyn Public Schools and longtime resident of Roslyn Heights, Shelter Island and Port Washington, died on Thursday, Feb. 19 at the North Shore-LIU Hospice Inn at Melville. She was 86. [Read more…]