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Obituaries December 4

Posted on 05 December 2008

Stan Bubka

Stan Bubka, longtime member of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, former president of the Sag Harbor Golf Club and proprietor of the Madison Meat Market who would greet both friends and strangers with “Ah Right,” died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday, November 29. He was 91.

Mr. Bubka was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on April 18, 1917 the son of Charles and Alice (Tabachiewich) Bubka.

He moved east and worked at the Bulova Watchcase Factory in Sag Harbor, and upon retiring, ran the Madison Meat Market with his wife Ann, to whom he was married for 67 years. Ann predeceased her husband this past May 18.

Mr. Bubka was active in the community, as a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Sag Harbor Lions Club and as an usher at St. Andrew Church.

He was also a member for 59 years of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department and was a longtime member of the Sag Harbor Golf Club.

“A cup of coffee and a ride through the village were two things Stan really enjoyed,” said his son, Bob.

Mr. Bubka is survived by his children, Bob of East Hampton, Thomas of East Hampton and Nancy Jossely of Norton, Mass.

He is also survived by a sister, Jenny Niegocki of Miller Place, L.I. and a brother, Chester, of Center Moriches.

He is also survived by five grandchildren, Robin, Robert, Todd, Jennifer and Lane; and two great-grandchildren Jarrett and Mia.

Visiting was at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 2. A funeral Mass was said on Wednesday, December 3, at St. Andrew R.C. Church, with interment following at St. Andrew Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department or the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

 

Dorothy Espach

Dorothy Espach of Sag Harbor died at her home here on Tuesday, December 2. Born on  May 6, 1930 in Lynbrook, L.I., she was the daughter of W. Russell and Helen (Stenman) Collins.

Mrs. Espach was a teacher at Sag Harbor Elementary School until her retirement.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Espach, and son Steven Espach.

Arrangements are being handled by Yardley and Pino Funeral Home.

A full obituary will appear next week.

 

Peggy Irene Field

Peggy Irene Field, a resident of Sag Harbor for more than 50 years, died at her home here on Friday, November 28. She was 86 years old.

Born in Westbury, L.I. on August 23, 1922, she was the daughter of Jack and Tekla (Hamstrom) Twist.

Mrs. Field was predeceased by her husband, William B. Field, in 1996. She is survived by daughters Susan VanKovics and Adele O’Connell, both of Sag Harbor. She is also survived by step-daughters Frances Hand, Wilma Schaefer, Alice Rozzi and Tekla James, and was pre-deceased by a stepdaughter, Peggy Baranowski.

She is also survived by grandchildren Zacharia O’Connell and Jacob O’Connell.

Services were held at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home on December 1, with interment at Oakland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

 

Maryann H. Power

Maryann H. Power, a resident of Sag Harbor for 25 years, died on Saturday, November 29. She was born on May 10, 1930 in New York City, and had lived in Little Neck, Queens, before moving east.

She had been a longtime employee of the New York City Board of Education before her retirement.

Mrs. Power is survived by her husband, John J. Power, and children Dianne Jamison (Chris), Jack Power (Yao Hong), and Carolyn Kirrane (John). She is also survived by grandchildren Coleen, Hugo, Christopher and Alanna; and great-grandchildren Alyssa and Brendan.

Visiting was at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home onMonday, December 1. A funeral Mass was said on Tuesday at St. Andrew R.C. Church followed by interment at Calverton National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Maryann Power’s memory be sent to Father Flanigan’s Boys Town, Box 7000, Boys Town, NE, 68010.

 

Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy, a former resident of Sag Harbor, died at Flushing Hospital, Flushing, Queens, on Wednesday, November 26. He was 65 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on November 23, 1943, he was the son of Dr. Robert and Florence (Fuller) Kennedy.

Mr. Kennedy was an underwriter for the State Insurance Fund of New York before his retirement. A veteran of the U. S. Army who served in Viet Nam, re was the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze and Silver stars.

Mr. Kennedy attended St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Sag Harbor and LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale. He was a graduate of Fordham University.

Mr. Kennedy is survived by his father, and children Robert, Jr. of North Babylon, L.I., Sean of Freeport, L.I., Kelly of Port Washington, L.I., and Ryan of Port Washington.

He is also survived by siblings Edward of Miami, Fla., Kevin of East Granby, Conn., Maureen of Olney,Md., and Nancy Beckerman of Mendham, N.J. He is also survived by six grandchildren.

Services were held on Sunday, November 30, at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home. Mass was said at St. Andrew R.C. Church on Monday, followed by interment at St. Andrew Cemetery.

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