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Longtime Five Towns resident Julian Bernstein passed away on Friday, July 6. He was 87. Photo courtesy of Ronnie Gerber.

Julian Bernstein: “He Lived by his Word and his Word was his Bond”

By Amanda Mayo     Longtime Five Towns resident and renowned gin rummy player Julian Bernstein passed away on Friday, July 6. He was 87. Berstein’s daughter, Ronnie Gerber, said her father was born and raised in Brooklyn, where he attended Erasmus High School and graduated early at the age of 16. “He went to [...]

Steven Russo playing the drums for the TriBattery Pops. Photo courtesy of the TriBattery Pops.

Steven S. Russo, 59, “He Loved Music”

By Amanda Mayo   Steven S. Russo, a longtime resident of The Five Towns, passed away on May 30 after a long battle with cancer. He was 59. Russo was born in Brooklyn on September 6, 1952. In 1958 his family moved to The Five Towns and he graduated from George W. Hewlett High School [...]

Theresa Socias. Photo courtesy of Anthony Socias.

Theresa Socias, Lifelong Inwood Resident

By Amanda Mayo   Theresa J. Socias, a lifelong resident of Inwood, passed away on Monday, May 28. She was 96. Socias was born on October 27, 1915 in Inwood as one of eight children to parents who were Italian immigrants. She attended school up to the eighth grade at The Number Four School in [...]

Donna Biondo

Remembrances: Donna Biondo-Stanya, 48

By Amanda Mayo Standard Staff     Donna Biondo-Stanya, a longtime Inwood resident, passed away on April 21,2012 of breast cancer. She was 48. Biondo-Stanya was born in Far Rockaway to Vincent and Irene Biondo and lived there for about 20 years before she moved to Inwood in the 1980’s. Her husband, Bobby Stanya, said [...]

Denise Killane

Remembrances: Denise Killane

  Denise Killane, longtime resident of the Five Towns, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2012. She was 49. Killane graduated from Lawrence High School in 1979 and held different part-time jobs in the Five Towns. Her sister, Gail Higgins, said she worked at a shoe store in Lawrence and at Asphalt Jungle, an old [...]

Dorothy Mosier

Dorothy Mosier

By Amanda Mayo Dorothy Mosier, a longtime resident of Hewlett who dedicated much of her life to helping the blind, passed away on February 29 at the age of 83. Mosier was born in Inwood on Burnside Avenue and lived there for 17 years. She married her next-door-neighbor and childhood sweetheart, Charles Mosier, in 1946 [...]

Rabbi Shalom Halberstam. Photo courtesy Howard Kopel.

Rabbi Shalom Halberstam, 96, Talmudic Scholar, Lawrence Resident

By Amanda Mayo Standard Staff Rabbi Shalom Halberstam, a man who overcame harsh obstacles of World War II to make a better life in America and lived in the Five Towns for over a decade, passed away on January 8th, 2012 at the age of 96. Born December 12, 1916 in Poland, Rabbi Halberstam was [...]

Carmela Musto could always be seen working in her backyard garden and tending to animals. Photo courtesy Mayo Family.

Carmela Musto, 91, of Inwood, Loved Family, Animals, Food.

By Scott P. Moore Standard Staff Reporter Carmela Musto, an Italian-American grandmother who spent nearly 60 years living in The Five Towns, passed away in her sleep on December 27th, 2011. She was 91. Born Carmela D’Aloia in Far Rockaway on March 19th, 1920, she lived in that area until the age of two when [...]

Uryan Rampersaud, right, poses with New York Yankee C.C. Sabathia at a charity event. Photo courtesy Friends of Uryan.

Honoring Uryan Rampersaud, Lawrence High School Senior, Fundraiser Set-up in his Memory

By Scott P. Moore Standard Staff Reporter Uryan Rampersaud, a 17 year old Lawrence High School senior from Inwood, passed away on December 29th, 2011 due to a collapsed mitral valve in his heart, or simply when blood does not pass from one of the heart’s chambers to another properly for an unknown reason. Rampersaud [...]

Hewlett stars Weldon Irvine and Avery Feldman

Bulldog Basketball Aiming for Comeback Season

By JONATHAN WALTER   After a heartbreaking six point loss to Seaford in the first round of last year’s playoffs, Hewlett Boys Basketball is looking to make a comeback this season.  This year’s team will bring back a majority of last year’s players, and with the benefit of experience under their belt, they will look [...]

Courtesy of SUNY Levin Institute.

Neil Levin, 46, “He Had a Big Life”

Neil Levin, 46, formerly of Atlantic Beach was the Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the organization in charge of the metro area’s airports, ports, tunnels, bridges and the landlord of the World Trade Center site. Only a six months before September 11th, Levin was appointed as Executive Director [...]

Courtesy of FDNY, Waters Family.

Patrick Waters, Jr., 45, 9-11 First Responder, FDNY Captain

Patrick Waters, Jr., 45, was the captain of Hazardous Materials 1, or “HazMat 1,” in Maspeth, Queens. He was last seen by survivors on September 11th in the lobby of the North Tower, right before heading up with his men. Waters and the rest of his crew from HazMat 1 were in Brooklyn when the [...]

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