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09/06/19 11:55am

Veronica “Vera” C. Mac Donald, age 93, passed away on August 25, 2019, in Greenport. There will be a visitation on September 12, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Shelter Island Funeral Home.  A private family service will follow. (more…)

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12/23/16 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Alma Ryder recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

COURTESY PHOTO Alma Ryder recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

Alma Ryder’s earliest memory of Christmas is listening to the radio as her grandfather trimmed a Christmas tree. The 100-year-old Ms. Ryder was one of three sisters, but while her siblings lived with their mother, she was sent to live with her grandparents. (more…)

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07/07/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Retiring and ready to hit the road are North Ferry Captain Herb Sherman and his wife Judy, also just retired as a registered nurse manager at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport.

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Retiring and ready to hit the road are North Ferry Captain Herb Sherman and his wife Judy, also just retired as a registered nurse manager at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport.

Retiring pair Herb and Judy Sherman are ready to hit the road in their RV after both retired — he as a captain for North Ferry and she as a registered nurse manager at the San Simeon Day Care Program. (more…)

12/31/12 10:02am

TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO | George Costello Sr. speaking during the San Simeon fundraiser in Greenport in July 2011.

Funeral services have been scheduled for George Costello Sr. of Greenport, a partner in the Costello Marine dock and bulkhead construction business and the driving force behind the volunteer restoration of Greenport’s historic roller rink, who died on Dec. 28 at age 63.

Visiting will take place at the Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport on Tuesday evening, Jan. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Father Thomas Murray, pastor of St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport will lead a service at the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Arshamomaque Cemetery, also in Greenport.

Mr. Costello was at work on a job in Southampton when he collapsed Friday, said longtime friend Fred Schoenstein of North Fork Welding. He was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“It’s just a sad, sad story,” said Mr. Schoenstein, who added that his family began its business 30 years ago at roughly the same time Mr. Costello and his brother, John, a former Greenport Village Board member, launched Costello Marine. “George was an amazing character and one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met,” he said. “This really takes the wind out of your sails.”

A Vietnam War veteran, Mr. Costello was known for his involvement in numerous community projects, particularly the restoration of the historic roller rink at the Burton Potter Legion Hall on Third Street. He and his fellow volunteers were named The Suffolk Times’ “civic people of the year” for 2011.

“His dedication to Greenport was unbelievable,” said Craig Richter, Burton Potter Post commander and a fellow rink project volunteer.

Mr. Richter said the legion should redouble its efforts to complete the project in Mr. Costello’s memory.
“This was his baby and he really stepped up to the plate,” said Mr. Richter. “He enjoyed it and knew it was good for Greenport. We’ve got to get it done.”

In July 2011 the San Simeon by the Sound nursing facility honored the Costello family, particularly George and John, for taking such an active role in the community.

“I’ve known George for a very long time,” said Mary Bess Phillips, the operator of Alice’s Fish Market in Greenport and a current Village Board member. “He will be very sorely missed.”

The Costello family asked for donations to the Burton Potter rebuilding fund.

07/23/12 12:00pm

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Roy Morrow, center, with Sea Tow International founders Captain Joe and Georgia Frohnhoefer.

Sea Tow International founders Captain Joe and Georgia Frohnhoefer were honored during a fundraiser for the San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Founders Landing in Southold Sunday night.

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