Of Port Washington passed away suddenly on January 24, 2002. Beloved sister of Barbara Dolan, and Suzanne Adams. Attended St Lawrence University, and received her Master’s Degree in social work from Smith College. Mass of Christian burial, St Peter of Alcantara.


Went through high school at Great Neck, and graduated in 1944. He served in the Air Corps during WWII, and then went to NYU graduating from the College Of Engineering. His career was with Equitable Life Assurance where he became an agency manager. He particularly enjoyed skiing, golf, and going to the theater.

He had diabetes; a hip replacement a number of years ago, and 5 years ago he had a serious heart operation that was refused by New York hospitals and required him to go to Washington DC.

He passed away on Monday night January 7, 2002, still a resident of Great Neck. From complications of his heart and hip.

He leaves his wife Rita, 2 children, and 5 grandchildren. 


Editor’s note: (Gene has had a very unusual life, which is depicted in her book “NEVER PASS THIS WAY AGAIN”. The book is for sale at $15.00 Post Paid. call Gene at 323-464-3328.)

Shortly before the publication of the book, I moved back to Los Angeles. My husband was to follow, but he became ill, and died in early 1990. During the 1990’s I traveled extensively- China, Japan, Europe, Greece, Turkey, India, etc. Since then I have been researching my maternal, and paternal family histories.

And writing books of their genealogy for the personal use of my large extended families.  


George Mead died suddenly on December 19, 2001. Beloved husband of Betty, loving father of Thomas, Margaret, and Elizabeth. Dear brother of John. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice Care Network of Long Island.


Attended U. g Richmond for 2 years. Married in 1946. Lived in Manhasset for 34 years…Moved upstate to a very rural community –cows. Practiced Law in NYC Surrogate court. Then A.G. office briefly. Opened an office in Garden City until the move upstate. Opened an office in Copake NY where am still practicing in spite of our move to Rhode Island.  The commute is interesting.


I’ve been involved in Public Relations. Also during the late 70’s, and early 80’s I was elected to the town council of North Hempstead. I presently Chair the Hempstead Housing Authority. I’ve been widowed since 1989-but as they say- I have a friend who was a professor of Economics and Provost of Queens College. I’ve been active in my college (DePauw) alumni assn, and was chosen to be the speaker for our 50th. 


I live in the same home in the Old Village that my grandparents, and parents did- raised three sons- two are professors at the University of Massachusetts- youngest is a trouble shooter for a company in NYC.

Happily married to a young man from the Merchant Marine Academy. Enjoying life to the fullest- at our age our health is our wealth- Don and I celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2000.