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Beverly Goldman, 92

ObitGoldman_110415.ABeverly Goldman died peacefully at the age of 92 on Oct. 4, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. [Read more…]

Sheldon Goodman

plazatrusteeShelly Goodman, PhD, former Village Trustee, passed away early on the morning of Oct. 19, according to his wife, Patricia Goodman.

A longtime Great Neck resident, Goodman was a a clinical psychologist and an active member of the community.

The funeral took place Oct. 20 at Riverside-Nassau North Chapel, 55 North Station Plaza.

Rosalie “Mickey” Greenberg, 97

OBITRosalie_102815Rosalie “Mickey” Greenberg, who was very much a part of the Great Neck history from 1946 until 1997, died on Oct. 14. She was born on Nov. 27, 1917, and would have been 98 next month. She grew up in Floral Park, where her family members were community leaders. They were founders of the temple and involved in the local public library and the school hot lunch program. She was in the first graduating class of the then new Sewanhaka High School, and was a leader at Adelphi College which had recently moved to Garden City from Brooklyn.

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Millicent Hope Treiber

Millicent Hope Treiber

Millicent Hope Treiber

Millicent Hope Treiber died peacefully (or as Hope would prefer, “gathered”) on Sept. 14, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Hope was predeceased by her husband, Howard, who was an insurance executive with major influences on Long Island and New York through his family-owned third-generation insurance agency, The Treiber Group. Their children all worked in the agency at one time or another. She is survived by her brother, Henry C. Haer and her sister-in-law, Sally Haer; her children John H. (Carol-Ann), H. Craig (Lora), Bruce D. (Virginia), Peter S. (Irene), Scott R. (Jo-Ellen), Pamela H. Treiber Baldwin; 18 grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Hope was also predeceased by her sister Joan, her niece Robin Gross and her parents Henry C. and Mae Lillian (Murphy) Haer.

Hope was born in Morristown, NJ, and raised in Sayville, where she played soccer and was a Sayville High School cheerleader. She was proud of her participation in the war effort as a plane spotter in the tower of the old Sayville High School. She went on to graduate from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Nursing School as an RN. Hope married Howard F. Treiber on Nov. 25, 1949, and moved to Old Brookville in 1955 where they raised their six children.

Hope loved her home most when it was filled with her children and their friends and, in later years, with her grandchildren. She enjoyed being very active all her life with golf, tennis, jogging and until only several years ago, working out at the YMCA in Glen Cove.

Hope’s love of nature and living things was a passion all her life, whether feeding birds, watching baby birds in her birdhouses, butterflies, insects, bird nests and her ever-blooming garden and house plants. Hope was an accomplished crossword aficionado and a dedicated Jeopardy fan. She was a fiercely independent lady with an indomitable spirit and will, and she always put other’s needs and sensitivities ahead of hers throughout her life. Hope’s unconditional love and support became the strength of her family. She was a remarkable mother and grandmother and will be missed so very much.

Hope did not believe in death but rather in life, and in accordance with her wishes, there will be no wake but a memorial service on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Highland Avenue in Glen Cove.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Hope’s memory may be made to: SCO Family of Services, One Alexander Place, Glen Cove, NY 11542, or YMCA at Glen Cove, Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542.

Howard Bauman, 95

Howard Bauman

Howard Bauman

It is with sadness that Troop 10 announces the death of Howard Bauman, 95. Howard was a former Scoutmaster of Troop 10 and was beloved by all with whom he came in contact. Howard was recently honored at Troop 10’s Centennial Brunch at Leonard’s Palazzo. In fact, Howard was the Scoutmaster during Troop 10’s 50th anniversary dinner, which also was held at Leonard’s of Great Neck. Howard maintained an active role in troop doings and was, currently, the troop’s publicist. He guided countless youth and mentored many men in the service of teaching leadership and service to others.

Edith Bermaine Drake, 93

Edith Bermaine Drake

Edith Bermaine Drake

Edith Bermaine Drake passed early on the morning of Sept. 30 and was laid to rest the same afternoon in a private ceremony surrounded by her three sons, their spouses and her grand­children. Her career as a model, showgirl, business woman, teacher, mother and muse spanned over 70 years.

The daughter of Russian émigrés was born in Harlem on Feb. 7, 1922. She worked as a showgirl in the 1939 World’s Fair and as a model. She married Norman Edwin Berman in 1944, just before he was sent overseas. They lived in Manhattan, Levittown and finally, Great Neck.

She created a course in self-empowerment for women, and taught adult education while still modeling and raising three sons. In 1958, she created Bermaine Cosmetics, an institution for more than 35 years in Great Neck, as well as in Wilmington, DE.

Norman died in 1974, and in 1982, she married songwriter Ervin Drake, best known for his Edith-inspired songs “Good Morning Heartache” sung by Billie Holiday and “It was a Very Good Year” recorded by Frank Sinatra.

She lived an active, happy life, biked daily until the last week of her life, and was a major supporter and fan of the theater and cabaret. Her husband Ervin, sister Alice and brother Abraham predeceased her. She is survived by her sons, Neil, Roy, Jed, their spouses and seven adoring grandchildren.

Patricia Ann Sadowsky, 73

OBITSadowsky_092315Patricia Ann Sadowsky was born in Great Neck to Marjory Sara and Charles Sadowsky on May 17, 1942. As a teen at Great Neck North High School, she was obsessed with fashion and film. After attending the Tobe Coburn School, she worked at Henri Bendel’s, taking the LIRR daily until she graduated and moved to Manhattan. Patricia was all about inspiration, encouraging others to live more beautifully, healthily and happily. She cared deeply for her family and friends, always coming to the aid of those in need. She died peacefully on Aug. 29. Patricia was predeceased by her mother and father, Marjory and Charles Sadowsky, brother Jonathan Sadowsky and dear friend, Herman W. Phynes III.

Patricia was incredibly gifted, making everything she touched more beautiful. Editorial positions at Seventeen Magazine, Soho Weekly News, American Home Magazine, Sphere Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens and Cosmopolitan Magazine, where she was the food and decorating editor for 15 years under Helen Gurley Brown, showcased her immense talents. She was a member of The Fashion Group and International Furnishings and Design Association.

She leaves to mourn her cousins Jack Sadowsky and Jane Mescon; lifelong friends in the Phynes family: goddaughter, Charlotte Elisabeth Phynes Garcia; Diane Williams Phynes; Adam T. H. Phynes; and numerous friends and former colleagues.

Burial alongside her parents and grandparents, Sara and Nathan Sadowsky, took place on Sunday, Sept. 20, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Glendale, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marjory and Charles Sadowsky Scholarship Fund at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute or to aid with final expenses.

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Patricia Paton Rowland, 83


Patricia Paton Rowland, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend, died on Sept. 11 after leading an energetic, full life.

A resident of Port Washington for 56 years, Pat was born in Manhattan on March 17, 1932. She attended Great Neck High School and received an AA from Principia College, with additional coursework at Long Island University and Oxford University.

Pat reveled in her career at Buckley Country Day School, where she taught music and history for 41 years. There she touched many lives with her creative third grade musicals, annual first grade productions of The Nutcracker, and her infectious fascination with American history. During holiday breaks, she and her husband, Peter, were avid sailors and world travelers.

Pat was committed to St. Stephen’s Church for many years and was involved in numerous social and operational aspects there. She especially enjoyed singing in the church choir.

Pat leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Peter Rowland, and was a loving mother to Jeff Rowland (Amy) and Liz Rowland (Barry). She was the cherished grandmother of Elizabeth, Theodore and Annie.

A funeral service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Port Washington at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct.
3. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Stephen’s Music Fund.

Sylvia Rymer, 101

Sylvia Rymer, age 101 years, a resident of Great Neck for over 40 years, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 3, at Grace Plaza Nursing Home.

Born May 6, 1914, in Philadelphia, Rymer’s family moved to New York City where she met and married her husband, Ernest Rymer, who has predeceased her. The couple lived in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with their three daughters until moving to Great Neck in the 1970s.

Rymer was a charter member of the Kadimah, a women’s chapter of American Jewish Congress. She was also an education assistant in Prospect Heights High School in Brooklyn for two decades. Rymer found time to be active in the civil rights movements, and even traveling to Washington in 1963 to participate.

Rymer is survived by her daughters, Jo, Carrie and Charna; grandchildren, David, Joshua, Toby, Michael, Rick and Emma, and great grandchildren, Kelsey, Sydney, Ryan and Allison.

Jason S. Pollack, 87

Longtime former Great Neck resident Jason S. Pollack, 87, of Newton, MA, passed on Sept. 12, 2015. Beloved husband of Ann (Shaper) Pollack. Devoted father of Jon Alan Pollack and Richard Jay Pollack and father-in-law of Fiona Epstein and Robin Mozell. Proud grandfather of Sarah Rebecca Pollack. Brother of Thalia (Pollack) Klein. Jason was born in Boston, lived in Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Great Neck. Private interment at Newton Cemetery in Massachusetts. Remembrances may be directed to the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship—Boston (ASF Development Office, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215).