Category Archives: Funeral

Condolences to Robin Weinbaum

With heavy heart we share the news of the passing Robin Weinbaum’s mother Susan Lee Nelson, on November 30th. (Robin, Norm, and Stephanie are long time Scouters, on Staten Island.)

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 2nd, at 12:30pm at I.J. Morris, 21 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY (phone: 631-499-6060)

Burial will take place immediately following at Beth David Cemetery, 300 Elmont Road, Elmont, NY (phone: 718-343-4000)

Robin will be sitting Shiva with her family at her Parents Home Sunday to Tuesday night at: 35 Bowling Lane, Deer Park, NY 11729 (Monday and Tuesday 2 – 6 and 7 – 9), and at her home at 721 Barlow Ave., Staten Island, NY Thursday ( 2 – 6 and 7- 9) and Friday (2 – 6 )

Gladys Schweiger – Gone Home

Gladys Schweiger, a powerful voice among Staten Island’s non-profit leaders, dies

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Gladys Schweiger, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Staten Island, who was a tireless advocate for the borough’s youth, seniors, the frail, and less fortunate, died Wednesday morning in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. She was 72 years old.

Mrs. Schweiger’s firm but compassionate leadership guided and influenced a number of community-based non-profit organizations in the borough including the Boy Scouts, Red Cross and the Rotary Club, as well as the Community School Board, A registered nurse by profession, Mrs. Schweiger began her career in 1960 as a nurse at the former Richmond Memorial Hospital in Prince’s Bay. She spent 18 years of her nursing career at this location. She worked with former Borough President Ralph Lamberti for a brief time as his non-profit cultural liaison. She moved on to the Staten Island Chapter of the American Red Cross for 10 years before taking over as executive director of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Staten Island.

[Read the full article here]

Funeral Arrangements

Wake: Colonial Funeral Homes, 2819 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, on Friday, 9 November, from 2-4 and 7-9.

Service: St. John’s Episcopal Church on 1333 Bay Street, Staten Island, Saturday, 10 November at 9:30AM.

Passing of Lenny Vaccaro’s Mother

Lenny and Jim Vaccaro are long time and active Scouters on Staten Island.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Longtime Great Kills resident Kathleen Vaccaro, 85, a dedicated homemaker, died Sunday at home, of cancer.

Born Kathleen Ippolito in Brooklyn, she was one of 12 children. She lived in Levittown, Pa., and Lynbrook, L.I., before settling in Great Kills with her family in 1963.

Mrs. Vaccaro loved going on vacations with her family to the Catskill Mountains and Atlantic City. She was an avid reader and also liked listening to music and dancing. And she loved to cook for her family.

She was fond of animals and had had many pet dogs and cats.

Mrs. Vaccaro was a parishioner of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Richmond.

Her first husband of 10 years, Nick Ercole, died in 1960. Her second husband of almost 30 years, Peter Vaccaro, died in 1992. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Christine Ercole, in 1983.

Surviving are her sons, Steven Ercole and Leonard, Joseph, Edward and James Vaccaro; her daughter, Kathy Ercole; a sister, Trudy Scunziano; 12 grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Casey-McCallum-Rice South Shore Funeral Home, with a mass at 9:45 a.m. in St. Clare’s R.C. Church, both Great Kills. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Pleasant Plains.

Jim Tranchina – Gone Home

It is with sadness we share the news of the passing of Jim Tranchina: a great Scouter and great Wood Badger.

Jim Tranchina’s Funeral Arrangements:
Flinch and Bruns Funeral Home
34 Hempstead Ave.
Lynbrook, NY
Phone: 516-599-3600

Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00.

St. Thomas
West Hempstead, NY

If you wish to honor him Charlene is setting up a fund with the Jack Kohler Campership Association (  Jim was on the board and believed that every boy should have a chance to go camping.