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Death Notice / Obituary

Sunday
Jun232019

Obituary - Elna Mae Hamblen

Elna Mae Hamblen of Lake Ronkonkoma, NY passed away on June 4, 2019 at the age of 94. Loving wife of the late H. Collins Hamblen, Elna is survived by three of her four children, Collins, Kevin, Dale and Karen, three grandchildren, Brittani, Bryce and Taylor, as well as a host of other family members and friends. Born to Mae and Gus Hook in 1925, Elna grew up in Massapequa, NY and is predeceased by her two younger sisters, Alice and Delores.

After graduating from Massapequa High School in 1943, she started her career as a buyer for Grants Department Store in New York City. Married in 1956, she started a family and managed the books for her husband’s Mechanical Engineering firm. After raising four children in Huntington Station, NY, she owned and managed a travel agency. Active in the church community all her life, 

Elna served on the alter guild of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for many years. She was an avid bowler and remained active in her later years. She enjoyed playing mahjong, cards, attending theater, dining out with friends, as well as attending church every Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Elna’s name to: The American Cancer Society (https://donate3.cancer.org/) or The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (https://afsp.org/take-action/give-a-gift/) Religious Service was celebrated at Middle Island Presbyterian Church, Ridge, NY. Interment followed at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Hawkins & Davis Funeral Home. Online guest book at hawkinsanddavisfh.com

 

Sunday
Jun232019

Obituary - George W. McKuhan

McKuhan, George W., 88 of Smithtown, NY on June 17, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth McKuhan. Cherished father of Robert (Kristine) McKuhan, Christine (Rob) Scolaro, James (Gina) McKuhan.mLoving Grandfather of  Robert, AnnMarie, Thomas McKuhan, Bobby & Allie Scolar, and Matthew, Nicholas, Michelle McKuhan. Dear brother of Eileen McKuhan. He is survived by many other family members and friends. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Smithtown, NY. Interment followed at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the professional care of Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown and Vigliante family. Online guest book at www.branchfh.com

 

 

Wednesday
Jun192019

Obituary - Christina S. Pue 

Pue, Christina S.-87, long time resident of St. James on June 19, 2019. Beloved wife of the late James Pue. Loving mother of the late Debra Ann Mueller, James (Kathy) Pue, David (Patty) Pue, and Christopher Pue. Cherished grandmother of 6 and great-grandmother of 2. Funeral Mass will be held Friday 10 AM at Sts. Philip and James R.C. Church. Interment to follow at Queen of All Saints Cemetery, Central Islip, NY. Mrs. Pue’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Pue Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by The Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home.

Wednesday
Jun192019

Obituary - Thomas McDermott

Thomas Michael McDermott, 50, resident of Smithtown, New York, was born on August 26th, 1968. Raised in Queens, Tom learned guitar and other instruments, made mischief, and spent many childhood summers in Ireland. He attended Holy Cross High School, before graduating with honors in 1986 and attending Hofstra University. At Hofstra, Tom would meet his wife in 1989 and earn his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 1990. He went on to attend Fordham Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1994. A life-long lover of the arts, Tom traded and collected rare recordings of Bob Dylan performances and read the works of Charles Bukowski, James Joyce, and E.E. Cummings. Though he never gave up, Tom passed away June 17th, 2019, following a year-long battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although he rarely wore it on his sleeve, Tom had a very big heart. Strong-willed and with a strong sense of humor, Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Dawn McDermott, and children, Emily and James McDermott. He will also forever be remembered by his mother, Mary McDermott; sisters, Deirdre McDermott and Pamela Long and husband Jim; nieces, Sarah Ondrush and Abigail Long; nephews, Liam Ondrush and Charles Long; and many other loved ones in both the United States and Ireland. Tom is predeceased by his father, Charles Dermot McDermott. Visitation at The St. James Funeral Home, 829 Middle Country Rd. St. James on June 21, 2019 from 5-9PM. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s RCC, on June 22, 2019 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tom’s memory to the Lymphoma Research Foundation or the Stony Brook Cancer Center. Mr. McDermott’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the McDermott Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by The Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home.

Wednesday
Jun192019

Obituary - James A. Jackmore

Jackmore, James A.-88, long time resident of St. James on June 18, 2019. Loving husband of Jacqueline. Cherished brother of Agnes Tolda and John Jackmore. Devoted father of Patti (Bill) Fore), Jim (Lynda), and Bob (Lisa) Jackmore. Loving Poppy of 7 and great-grandfather of 6. Friends may call at St. James Funeral Home, 829 Middle Country Road, Rt. 25 on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass Saturday 11:15 AM at Sts. Philip and James R.C. Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to NYC Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. Mr. Jackmore’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Jackmore Family was lovingly cared for during their bereavement by The Maher Family & Staff of the St. James Funeral Home.

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