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Olivia (tortie) & Isabella (tux) are two year old declawed sisters, and boy do these gals have it all….good looks and super dispositions!! What more could you ask for? We would like “Livie” and “Izzy” to go home together….cause really the only thing better than one purrfect lady are two purrfect ladies!


The Smithtown Animal Shelter has many kittens for adoption, the little ones are handled and socialized by our volunteer staff they are friendly have their initial shots and de-worming.










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Death Notice / Obituary


Obituary - Jane C. Panza

PANZA - JANE C. Former Longtime Resident of Kings Park, L.I. on July 27, 2014. Beloved Wife of the late Nicholas. Cherished Mother of Mary DeCamp-Hasnas, Michael & the late Nicholas. Dear Grandma of Shane, Robert & Kevin. Great Grandma of Shane & Francesca. Devoted Sister of Hannah. Friends may call at St. James Funeral Home, 829 Middle Country Road, Rt. 25, St. James Tues. 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Service Wed. 9:30 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment following at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn.

Mrs. Panza ’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Panza Families were lovingly cared for during their bereavement by Kenneth, Kerry and Ken Jr., the Maher Family of the St. James Funeral Home, in St. James



Obituary - Thomas M. Macca

THOMAS M. MACCA, age 31, of North Babylon, L.I. (formerly of Hauppauge). Tragically on July 25, 2014. Finance Manager of Atlantic Jeep Chrysler, West Islip. Cherished Son of John & Nancy. Dear Brother of Tony (Kim). Loving Fiance of Jenn. Devoted Uncle of Paige & Skylar. Friends may call at the St. James Funeral Home, 829 Middle Country Road, Rt. 25, St. James Tues. & Wed. 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Funeral Mass Thurs.10:30 A.M. St. Patrick R.C. Church, East Main St., Smithtown.

Mr. Macca ’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Macca Families were lovingly cared for during their bereavement by Kenneth, Kerry and Ken Jr., the Maher Family of the St. James Funeral Home, in St. James.



Obituary - Bernard D'Orio

BERNARD D’ORIO, Age 82, longtime resident of St. James, former Owner of Bernard’s Hair Stylists, Smithtown on August 31, 2014. Cherished Husband of Marge for 63 years. Loving Father of Mark (Joann), Patricia, Lynn (Theresa) & Barbara (Crystal). Dear Pop-Pop of Beth & Kim & Great Pop-Pop of Jason. Dear Brother of Joseph, Dominic, John, the late Fannie, the late Sadie, the late Josie & the late Sam. Friends may call at the St. James Funeral Home, 829 Middle Country Rd., Rte. 25, Tues. 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Funeral Mass Wed. 10 A.M. Sts. Philip & James RC Church, St. James. Interment following Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Good Shepherd Hospice, Port Jefferson, NY.

Mr. D’Orio’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the D’Orio’s Families were lovingly cared for during their bereavement by Kenneth, Kerry and Ken Jr., the Maher Family of the St. James Funeral Home, in St. James.


Obituary - Phyllis Ann Morrison Anderson

ANDERSON - Phyllis Ann Morrison died peacefully at her home in Hauppauge, NY, on August 22, 2014.  She was born in Washington, PA, to Mildred and Boone Morrison. She graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania with a degree in elementary education.  On July 16, 1966, she married Charles L. Anderson and they celebrated 31 years together before his death in 1997.  She was active in various roles in the First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, the Smithtown Branch of AAUW, and numerous book clubs.  She enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.  She is survived by her daughter Kristen and son-in-law Raymond Epp of Wading River, and son Brian and daughter-in-law Angi, currently stationed in Okinawa with the U.S. Marine Corps; grandchildren Matthew, Natalie, and Erik Epp, Charles and Samuel Anderson; sisters and brothers-in-law Nancy and David Samson and Curtis and Martha Kerns; sisters-in-law Kay Wisniewski and Rita and Joe Petroff; numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 26, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. at Fives Funeral Home in Smithtown.  A celebration of her life will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown on Wednesday, August 27, at 1 p.m.  The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, AAUW Smithtown Branch Educational Fund, or Toys for Tots.


Obituary - Jerry B. Singleton

Jerry B. Singleton - True Renaissance man Captain Jerry Brian Singleton, USN (Ret), passed away Wednesday, August 13 at the age of 67, from sudden cardiac arrest. Jerry, born in St. Louis, Missouri, had recently retired to Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming with his wife of 45 years, Susan (nee Grimm).

Susan and Jerry both graduated from Smithtown High School in New York in 1965, but didn’t begin dating until meeting at college in Brockport, NY. While in high school, Jerry competed in football and track & field, and even set a pole-vaulting record that stood for many years. He also served as the Vice President of the student council and was a member of the all-state band every year, winning many state music competitions before joining the military.

Capt. Jerry “Hook” Singleton was a Naval Aviator who courageously served his country for 30 years, seeing combat operations in Vietnam, Grenada and Lebanon. Jerry was the Commanding Officer of VFA-131, an F/A-18 strike fighter squadron, when it was awarded the Estocin Award for the greatest professional reputation, aggressiveness, and performance of any strike fighter squadron in the US Navy. He was the 137th Naval Aviator in American history to achieve over 1000 carrier-arrested landings. Jerry also served as Lieutenant Commander officer in charge of the Navy’s Landing Signal Officer School at NAS Cecil Field, FL. Additionally, he held the position of Commander, Strike Fighter Wing U.S. pacific Fleet and subsequently functioned as Chief of Staff of Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

His career took him around the world and he once lived with Susan and their children in Belgium while serving at NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

Captain Singleton’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (3), the Meritorious Service Medal (4), the Air Medal with combat ”V” (6), the Strike Flight Award (7), the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat ”V” (3), and various other individual, unit, and campaign awards.

During his military career, he earned a Master of Science in Business Management from Salve Regina University of Rhode Island, as well as a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College, from which he graduated with Distinction.

Following his distinguished naval service, Jerry began a second career in academia at the University of San Diego, where he developed, launched, and served as Founding Director of the Master of Science in Global Leadership program as well as the Director of Graduate Operations of the School of Business and Special Assistant to the Dean.

Jerry’s profuse and diverse talents included the arts. He attended the prestigious Eastman School of Music as an oboist, where his intention was to pursue a career in music. He did so later in his life, both as a performer and a composer. While in San Diego, he played oboe with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. He most recently played the oboe and English horn in the Jackson Hole Community Band, and Baritone, Tenor and Alto saxophone in the Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole Band.

His recent time in Star Valley Ranch, WY was the culmination of a life of professional excellence and inspirational leadership, and he filled his time there with love for his family, the joy of adventure, and his creative passions, which included woodcarving, fly fishing, skiing, wildlife photography, and composing his first symphony. He also enjoyed emailing his children bizarre news articles.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Singleton; his brother, Terry Singleton; his three children, Kelly (and Chris) Dalton, Katie (and Joe) Ciccarelli and Brian Singleton; his grandsons, William Brian Dalton and John Charles Dalton; and his mother-in-law, Mary Grimm. He was predeceased by his sisters Jo An Dallow and Linda Jasper.

Burial at Arlington National Cemetery is pending. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Jerry’s honor to a charity of your choice.

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