Ruth McDaniels Lukmire Neil Frick of Savannah, Ga. and Sag Harbor, passed away suddenly on January, 15, 2011 after suffering a stroke.
A native of Oak Park, Ill, Mrs. Frick grew up in Maplewood, N.J. After completing her studies in three years at Trenton State Teachers College, she taught kindergarten in Livingston, N.J. for 30 years, numbering the current governor of New Jersey among her students. Before moving to Savannah in 1985, she resided in Essex Fells, N.J. For 40 years, she maintained a residence in Sag Harbor where she spent summers and worshipped at the historic Old Whalers’ Church.
The daughter of Shyrock Parkhurst and Eleanor (Comstock) McDaniels, she was predeceased by sisters Elizabeth Brown of Lebanon, Ohio and Dorothy Kylberg of Scotia, N.Y.
She is survived by her husband William Frick of Savannah and four children; Judith Temple (Robert) of Columbia, Md., Gregory Lukmire (Nan) of Arlington, Va., Joanne Wootton (Frank) of Durham, N.C., and Patricia Radford (Charles) of Aiken, S.C., 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was widowed by her husbands Edwin W. Lukmire of Essex Fells, N.J., and Harry Neil of Savannah, Ga.
A woman who relished contact with people, she immediately became involved in the life of The Landings in Savannah. A member of Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, she sang in the choir and hosted the Bible study group on the day of her demise. An enthusiastic bridge player, dancer and golfer, she also served as president of the Garden Club. An accomplished cook, she loved to entertain and travelled widely.
A memorial service was held at the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 22, 2011. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Savannah Hospice where she slipped away peacefully in the arms of her family.
William Logan, a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, died at the Westhampton Care Center on January 24, 2011. He was 87 years old.
Born in Sag Harbor on October 22, 1921, he was the son of Leroy and Mary (Fox) Logan.
Mr. Logan was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of the Southampton Town Police Department.
Mr. Logan was predeceased by his wife, the former Elaine Ficorilli. He is survived by children Ronald Logan of Water Mill and Barbara Vorbs of Bellmore.
A Mass was said on January 26 at St. Andrew R.C. Church in Sag Harbor, with interment at Calverton National Cemetery.
Blaise Puzio, a longtime Sag Harbor resident, passed away January 21, 2011 at Avow Hospice in Naples, Fla. He was diagnosed one month earlier with Stage 4 Lung Cancer and spent his last weeks at his sister Linda’s home in Naples.
Mr. Puzio was born July 21, 1938 in New York City. He attended Industrial Arts High School in Manhattan and was graduated from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, N.Y. He owned and operated a fine clothing establishment in Lawrenceville, N.J. for many years. After moving to the East End in the early 1980’s, he opened Blaise’s Hair Cutting Studio in Bridgehampton and retired in 2007. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, painting and his legion of best friends.
“Mr. Puzio will be missed by all who knew and loved him for his insightful nature and fun loving spirit,” said the family.
Mr. Puzio is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Robert Morris of Sag Harbor and Naples; his brother, Michael Puzio of Sag Harbor and Old Tappan, N.J.; nieces Patricia Squires of Stamford, Conn.; Michele Desai of Greenwich, Conn. and Sag Harbor and Elizabeth Morris of New York City.
A memorial is planned for mid-summer in Sag Harbor.
Joseph (Chubby) Rozzi, 91, passed away on November 27, 2010 in Fayetteville, Penn., where he had lived since 2001.
He was born in Sag Harbor on October 3, 1919 to Ricardo and Anna (Faccini) Rozzi and was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Catherine (Bianco) Rozzi, in 1986. He was also predeceased by his parents and 10 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son, Ronald J. Rozzi, and his wife, Claire Rozzi, also of Fayetteville, Penn. and his grandson, Michael R. Rozzi and his wife, Holly Dove Rozzi of Hampton Bays, New York.
Mr. Rozzi was employed by Grumman Corporation at the Agawam Plant in Sag Harbor for many years and later he was employed by St. John’s Church in Southampton.
He proudly served his country during World War II from March 1943 to October 1945 when he was in the 3rd Army under General George S. Patton and in the 204th Combat Engineer Battalion. He took part in campaigns in the Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Rozzi receive two Purple Hearts, the Good Conduct Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal along with five Battle Stars.
Mr. Rozzi was a long-term member of the Sag Harbor Fire Department and the American Legion Post 388.
His ashes will be interred at St. Andrews Cemetery, Sag Harbor in a private ceremony.