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Gloria H. Lauber, 67, of Smithtown, died on March 18.

She was a member of the Smithtown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She was the wife of the late Charles Jr.; beloved mother of Charles III, Sherry Lauber-Pannulla and Jeffrey; and the loving grandmother of two.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hawkins & Davis Funeral Home in Smithtown, where a funeral service was held. Entombment followed in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale.

Her family requests donations in her name to Calvary Lutheran Church, 860 Townline Rd., Hauppauge, NY 11788 or the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund Inc., P.O. Box 765, Smithtown, NY 11787. An online guest book is available at www.hawkinsanddavisfh.com.

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Karl R. Svanberg, 71, of Wainscott, formerly of Smithtown, died on Feb. 10. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Karl was the beloved father of Karl Jr. and Eric; loving brother of Lars; and dear grandfather of three.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hawkins & Davis Funeral Home in Smithtown, where a funeral service was held. Interment with full military honors followed in Calverton National Cemetery.

An online guest book is available at www.hawkinsanddavisfh.com.

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Beatrice A. Foray, 97, longtime resident of Smithtown, died on March 8.

She was the wife of the late Paul; beloved mother of Joan Svanberg and Eileen Foray; grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of four.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hawkins & Davis Funeral Home in Smithtown, where a funeral service was held. Interment followed in Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai.

An online guest book is available at www.hawkinsanddavisfh.com.

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Barbara Ann Koziuk, 57, of Lake Ronkonkoma, died on March 4. She was born on Dec. 30, 1957, in Rockville Centre, the daughter of John and Elsie Doyle.

Barbara was a bridal consultant at Bridal Suite. She enjoyed dancing, cooking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Christina (Steven) Erland, Nicole (Kevin) Winn, and Martin Koziuk Jr.; granddaughter, Ava Winn; brother, Michael (Phyllis) Doyle; and many other family members and friends.

Services were held at St. Joseph R.C. Church in Ronkonkoma and interment followed in Lake Ronkonkoma Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home of Setauket. An online guest book is available at www.bryantfh.com.

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Donald K. Turer, 48, of Port Jefferson Station, died Feb. 9. He was born June 7, 1966, in Port Jefferson, the son of Donald and Christine Turer.

He is survived by his mother, his brother, Peter, and many other family and friends.

Services were held at Bryant Funeral Home on Feb. 17. Interment followed at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Port Jefferson.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home of Setauket. Please visit www.bryantfh.com to sign the online guestbook.

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Fay Lobianco, 82, of Port Jefferson Station, died on March 5. She was born on Aug. 14, 1932, in the Bronx, daughter of Anthony and Angie Martone.

Fay was a retired secretary at Einstein hospital in the Bronx. She enjoyed cooking — her specialties were rice balls and eggplant parmigiana.

She is survived by her daughters, Elaine (John) Fulfree and Michele, three grandchildren and many other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony, and sister, Anna.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bryant Funeral Home of Setauket, where services were held. Committal services were private.

Her family requests contributions in her name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

An online guest book is available at www.bryantfh.com.

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Ryan Joseph Zinna, of Port Jefferson Station, a beautiful and brave boy, left this world on Feb. 23 after a courageous battle with cancer. In his brief nine years, he touched many lives with his kindness and intrepid spirit. He will be remembered for his love of family and friends, his sense of adventure and his corny jokes.

Ryan was named an official member of the FDNY, and was a fan of the New York Islanders, New York Giants and New York Yankees. He was a master Lego builder and enjoyed video games, especially Minecraft, Skylanders and Mario Kart. He loved the outdoors, hiking, sports cars, animals and honesty.

Ryan was predeceased by his grandpa, Francis “Papa” Wood. He is survived by his parents, Darren and Sharon Zinna; younger brother, Kyle; dog, Sparky; grandparents, Richard and Karen Zinna and Grammy and “Papa Pete” McCormick; and aunts and uncles, Scott and Gina Zinna, Theresa and Lee Sherwood, Jean and Jim Cassidy, Francis J. Wood Jr., Jim and Lynda Wood, and Lorraine Wood. In addition, he is survived by his cousins, Meredith and Victoria Sherwood, Daniel, Shannon and Kelly Cassidy, Jessi Wood, Lea Brady, and Steven and Emily Zinna.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bryant Funeral Home in Setauket. Services were held at St. Gerard Majella Church and interment followed in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Coram.

If you would like to honor Ryan’s memory with a donation, his family requests contributions to healingforlife.us or www.makingheadway.org.

An online guest book is available at www.bryantfh.com.

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Jean Ciapi, 75, a longtime community resident, died on Feb. 13. She was born on Jan. 8, 1940, in Brooklyn, the daughter of William and Elizabeth.

Jean was a retired stockbroker, who loved cats and collected teapots.

She is survived by her children, Laura, Chris and Charlie; and many other family members and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home of Setauket, where services were held.

Interment followed in the Calverton National Cemetery.

An online guest book is available at www.bryantfh.com.

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Daniel J. Monaghan, 74, of Selden, died on March 2. He was born on Nov. 26, 1940, in Manhattan, the son of Thomas and Sarah Monaghan.

Daniel was a truck driver for Amerford Air Cargo; and a member of Ancient Order of Hibernians, Knights of Columbus 4402 and Teamsters Local 295. He was proud to be an American and proud of his Irish decent. He loved Irish music and watching the New York Giants and New York Yankees and St. Anthony’s Friars. He was a straight shooter and a very funny man who will be missed by many.

He was the beloved husband of Kathleen; loving father of Kathleen, Eileen, Maureen, Colleen and Tom; and cherished grandfather of 15. He will be missed by all of them, as well as many other family members and friends.

Services were held at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Smithtown and interment followed at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bryant Funeral Home in Setauket. An online guest book is available at www.bryantfh.com.

East Northport man was also a firefighter and veteran

Elaine and Salvatore ‘Sam’ Macedonio Sr., on vacation in Italy last year. Photos from Mark Macedonio

By Julianne Cuba

East Northport firefighter, veteran and retired police officer Salvatore “Sam” Macedonio Sr., a former member of what was once the Town of Huntington Police Department, died from complications with lung cancer earlier this month. He was 87.

Macedonio, survived by his wife, Elaine, and his children, Gary Macedonio, Mark J. Macedonio, Lisa M. Macedonio Olofson and Salvatore Macedonio Jr., had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Following his military service, Macedonio joined the Town of Huntington Police Department as a patrolman in 1954. When the department merged into the Suffolk County Police Department in 1960, Macedonio was one of its first members.

Mark Macedonio said his father was loved very much and he will be sorely missed.

“He knew everybody in the Town of Huntington and everybody knew him,” he said. “He was a very well-known fellow. From his early days growing up in Huntington until the very end, he was a very approachable, kind, person. He was a great listener and peacemaker.”

Macedonio retired from the 2nd Precinct of the Suffolk County Police Department as a senior patrolman in 1973. Since his retirement from the police force, Macedonio had co-founded Vor-Mac Auto Collision Inc. in Greenlawn, which he co-owned with his wife for more than 20 years. During that time, he was also a volunteer firefighter at the East Northport Fire Department for more than 40 years; and he was active for more than 20 of those years.

Sam Macedonio in 2011, at the national World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo from Mark Macedonio
Sam Macedonio in 2011, at the national World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo from Mark Macedonio

Following in her father’s footsteps, Macedonio Olofson — along with her husband, Brian, and their two daughters, Katherine and Nicole — joined the East Northport Fire Department as volunteers.

Macedonio Olofson, an EMT and lieutenant of the rescue squad, is also a school nurse at the Norwood Avenue Elementary School in Northport.

“He always taught us to give back to the community and that’s what I’m doing,” she said. “I volunteer all my free time to give back to the community.”

As the middle child in a family of 13 children, family always came first to Macedonio, his daughter said.

Born in Locust Valley on March 11, 1927, Macedonio was forced to quit high school to work on his parent’s farm — Cedar Hill Farm in East Northport — in the midst of the Great Depression. Macedonio was able to receive his high school diploma following his military service.

Henry Johnson, an 86-year-old Huntington Station resident, had worked on the Town of Huntington Police Department the same years Macedonio did.

“I just about never worked with him, but he had a good reputation, he was a hard worker and he was a good police officer,” Johnson said.

As a patrolman, Macedonio led a very distinguished career, his daughter said; he had been issued many commendations, including for bravery, meritorious service and outstanding performance of duty, as well as two heroic life-saving events in the early 1960s, Olofson recalls.

“He was widely known to many Huntington Township residents as a result of his active life, service to the community, humility and great love of all people,” she said.

Former Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer sang Macedonio’s praises in an email statement, calling the East Northport man “a special kind of person” who was a “master of verbal judo” and could defuse volatile situations.

“He had no ego issues and brought a steadying and calm influence to his police duties,” Dormer said. “He loved the police department and when we would run into each other over the years, he would always bring up his days serving the people of Huntington Township and Suffolk County. He was so proud to be a cop.”

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