Lawrence Kasoff

In Loving Memory

March 20, 1949 – September 12, 2020

Service Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum 2030 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, New York 11735 

September 15th, 2020 11:30am

Officiated by Rabbi Valerie Lieber

Donations may be made to Trial Blazers – Trial Blazers was started by Larry’s closest and dearest family friends, Josh and Gallite Kestler, in honor of their son, Jake. Trial Blazers is a nonprofit organization focused on improving treatment options and finding cures for pediatric cancers by funding innovative clinical trials, as well as raising awareness regarding the limited treatment options available to pediatric cancer patients.

Lawrence E. Kasoff, known to most as Larry or Lawrie, was born on March 20th, 1949 to Mr. and Mrs. George and Isabel Kasoff. Larry grew up in the Bronx, and he was always proud to be a Bronx Boy. Starting at the age of 3, Larry spent his summers at Browns Bungalow Colony in Oliverea, NY. This is where Larry met his lifelong friends, and he continued to enjoy his summers at Browns for over 30 years. Larry graduated from William Howard Taft High School in 1967 and then attended Kings Borough Community College in Brooklyn.

He served in the Army and Army Reserves from 1969 to 1974. Larry started his successful career at NBC, where he worked for 18 years. During his time at NBC, he won multiple awards, including a Peabody award in 1986 for his Direction of the Coverage of the Attack on Tripoli. Larry continued his career as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in the Audio-Visual industry. He was also a published author, and co-wrote the finance book The First Time Investor in 1986.

Larry loved music, concerts and his New York sports teams. A die-hard Rangers fan, he was a season ticket holder for 43 years. One of his greatest hockey memories was seeing the Rangers win the cup at Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in 1994. Over the past 14 years, Larry looked forward to spending each summer in the Poconos where he enjoyed attending concerts, dining with friends and relaxing in the country.

Larry was the beloved husband of Carmela, to whom he was married for over 47 years. He was the loving father of Melissa, treasured father-in-law of Jonathan and cherished brother-in-law of Mary, Frank and Linda B. Larry was an amazing uncle, cousin and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Edward Gillis

October 10, 1962 – September 3, 2020  age 57

Visitation- Tuesday September 8, 2020

2pm  –  4pm  

7pm  –  9pm

Funeral Mass- Wednesday September 9, 2020-9:45 am

Saint Raymond RC Church

263 Atlantic Avenue

East Rockaway, New York  11518

Interment-Holy Rood Cemetery

111 Old Country Road

Westbury, New York  11590

Edward is the beloved husband of Nina. A loving father to Edward and his wife Andrea, Matthew, and Margaret. A cherished grandfather to Lane. The dear brother of Peter, his wife Ann; Bryan, his wife Kathleen; Raymond, his wife Ann; Stephen, his wife Kathleen; and Paul, his wife Kathy.

Adolfo Zarate

September 30, 1988  –  August 30, 2020   age 31

Visitation- Thursday September 3, 2020

2-4 pm


Private Cremation Service

James Conforti

September 25, 1960 – August 26, 2020   age 59

Visitation-Saturday  and  Sunday

August 29  and  30, 2020

2pm  –  4pm  & 7pm  –  9pm

Funeral mass Monday August 31, 2020

Saint Christopher RC Church

10:45 am

11 Gale Avenue, Baldwin  NY 11510

Private Cremation

James Conforti is the beloved husband of Susan. A loving father to Monica Florio (Steven); John (Stephanie); William(Caitlin); Virginia; Nancy; Valerie; and Michael. A cherished grandfather of Charles and Edward. A devoted son of Teresa and the late Arthur. A fond brother of Nancy Kraft(Tim); Robert(Beverly); Paul(Colleen); Jean Monti (Joe); Jeff Robinson(Rena); and the late Janice Cerra(Tom).

William A. Jones

July 9, 1939 – August 23, 2020   age 81

Visitation- Wednesday-August 26, 2020

2pm – 4pm  &  7pm – 9pm

Funeral Mass- Thursday August 27, 2020

10 am-Saint Joseph RC Church

1346 Broadway, Hewlett, New York 11557

Interment-Calverton National Cemetery

210 Princeton Boulevard, Calverton, NY 11933

William A. Jones. The beloved husband of Iris. A loving father to Kelly and Jeff McCormack, Jennifer and Dennis Davey, Diana and Sean Umhafer, William and Lauren Jones,  Elizabeth and Joseph Longhway. A devoted grandfather to Sean, Shannon, Jeffrey, Aidan, Patrick, Colin, Deirdre, Brendan, Kyle, Erin, Nolan, and William. A dear brother to the late Joseph, Dorothy Cornish, and Arthur.

Caroline A. Jones

October 26, 1963 – August 14, 2020  age 56

Visitation- Wednesday  August  19, 2020

5pm  –  9pm

Funeral Mass- Thursday August 20, 2020

9:45 am

Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church

65 Wright Avenue

Malverne, New York  11565

Interment- Holy Rood Cemetery

111 Old Country Road

Westbury, New York 11590

Caroline A. Jones the beloved wife of Michael. The loving mother to Geralyn and Caroline Rose. The dear sister to Kathleen Markey and her husband Peter, Daniel Balzano and his wife Lauren. A fond aunt to Patricia Kielawa, and her husband Danny; Devan Orlowski and her husband Anthony; and Jeanine Markey. Donations in Caroline’s memory are appreciated to Leukemia and Cancer Research Organizations.

Gloria Dillon


Sunday August 16, 2020

2pm – 4pm & 7pm – 9pm

Monday August 17, 2020

9am – 10 am

Interment to follow at St. Charles Cemetery

2015 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale NY 11735

Dillon, Gloria of East Rockaway on August 14, 2020 at age 91. Beloved wife of Gabriel. Loving mother of Regina DiPietro(Roy), Gabriel(Patrick), Richard(Rosemary),and Francis(Elly). Devoted grandmother of Lisa (Richard), Sebastian(Kerrie) , Jordan(Alan), Gabriel(Jaimee), Daniel(Ashley), Danielle(Shawn), Jaylene, and Matthew. Cherished great-grandmother of Jared, Micah, Noah, Natalie, Mia, Rosalina, Emery, Lillian, and Evelyn. Her family is receiving friends at Donza Funeral Home 333 Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway, L.I. Sunday 2pm -4pm & 7pm – 9pm and Monday 9 am -10 am. Interment to follow at Saint Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale.

Sigmund Tomaszewski

November 20, 1934 – August 1, 2020

Interment Monday August 3, 2020

Saint Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale.

Mary Ann Hartt

February 24, 1935 – July 28, 2020

Visitation Thursday July 30,2020

2pm – 4pm  &   7pm  –  9pm

Funeral Mass Friday 9:45 am

Saint Raymond RC Church

263 Atlantic Avenue

East Rockaway  NY  11518

Interment    Amityville Cemetery

55 Harrison Avenue

Amityville, NY 11701

Hartt, Mary Ann of East Rockaway on July 28, 2020 at age 85. Beloved wife of the late John R. (Jack). Loving mother of Thomas(Jeanette), John(Carol), Maureen Mc Manus, and the late William. Devoted grandmother of David, Amber, Anna, Martha, Joshua, Jacquline, Angelica, Najeri. Dear greatgrandmother of Dylan Headley. Visitation today, Thursday 2-4 pm and 7-9pm at Donza Funeral Home 333 Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway. A faithful and active parishioner her funeral mass will be celebrated Friday 9:45 am at Saint Raymond RC Church, East Rockaway. Interment at Amityville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are appreciated to Saint Raymond Parish Social Ministry 263 Atlantic Avenue, E.Rockaway NY 11518.

John Albert Embleton

Graveside Service

Calverton National Cemetery

210 Princeton Boulevard

Calverton, NY 11933

EMBLETON – John A. passed away on July 15th, 2020, the age of 89. Born on New Years Day 1931 in Queens, NY. Beloved husband of the late Carol Embleton (nee Minchello), father to Joseph Embleton (Robin) and Barbara Calderone (John). The sweetest Papa to Amy (Heinz), Joey, Dana, Michael, and Danielle. Cherished great-grandfather to Nicholas, Alyssa and great great-grandfather to Layla. Also survived by his dear sister, Gladys.

John served proudly in the United States Marine Corps, Lance Corporal, Korean War.

Burial service will be held at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y on Monday, July 20th at 12:45pm.