Obituaries for the week of May 16

Obituaries for the week of May 16

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Randy Burr

Randy D. Burr, of Port Jefferson, died May 12. 

He was the beloved brother of Sandra (John) Hartig and Kevin (Cathy) Burr.

Friends may call at Bryant Funeral Home, 411 Old Town Road, Setauket. Visiting will be Thursday, May 16 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Religious services will be held May 17 at 10 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home in Setauket with interment following at 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 guest book.

Tamra Stoller

Tamra C. Stoller, Planned Parenthood leader, school board member and longtime Port Jefferson resident, passed away April 3 and was laid to rest April 5. She was 76.

Teacher, philanthropist, artist and mother, Stoller was an active member of the Port Jefferson community for over 40 years. She died from a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

From 1988 to 2011, she was a volunteer and leader at Planned Parenthood, serving on the board of directors of the Suffolk County chapter, chairing committees and acting as its first vice chair. She was board president from 1994 to 1996 when the Smithtown health center was purchased. 

She also played a leading role in the formation of Hudson Peconic Planned Parenthood, serving on its board of directors from 1998 to 2004. In 2017, Planned Parenthood honored her many contributions.

She was elected to the Port Jefferson board of education where she served from 1983 to 1989, and she is well-remembered by her son Mitchell and daughter Margot’s classmates at Scraggy Hill as the “singing French teacher.” She started her career as a French teacher in the New York City public schools, later earning a master’s degree in Spanish at Stony Brook. She was also an artist, creating works of fine jewelry for friends, family and for sale for over 30 years.

She is survived by her husband Dr. Gerald Stoller of Port Jefferson, son Mitchell (Eve-Alice), daughter Margot Brown (Bill), her brother David Cohen, sister Carol Levine and five grandchildren.

James Scalfani

James V. Scalfani, of Holtsville passed May 4. He was 67. 

Born in Queens, he was the beloved husband of Lisa and the devoted father of Jim, Elena, Vincent, Adam and Krystle. 

Services were held at Moloney’s Lake Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Lake Ronkonkoma. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John’s Lutheran Church with interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Coram.

Funeral services were arranged by Moloney’s Funeral Home.

Bryan Thorvaldsen

Bryan M. Thorvaldsen, of Oakdale, passed April 9. He was 28. 

Born in Smithtown, he was the beloved son of Mark and Anita. 

Services were held at Moloney’s Lake Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Lake Ronkonkoma and interment followed at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai.

Funeral services were arranged by Moloney’s Funeral Home.

Phillip Panzarella

Phillip E. Panzarella, of Holtsville, passed April 25. He was 74.

Born in New York, he was the beloved husband of Margaret and devoted father of Phillip and Angela.

Services were held at Moloney’s Lake Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Lake Ronkonkoma. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Sylvester’s R.C. Church in Medford with interment following at Calverton National Cemetery.

Funeral services were arranged by Moloney’s Funeral Home.

Patricia Mennella

Patricia A. Mennella, of Hauppauge, passed April 23. She was 73. Born in Queens, she was the beloved wife of Anthony and the devoted mother of Christopher and Andrew. 

Services were held at Moloney’s Hauppauge Funeral Home, and funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Ronkonkoma. She was interred at Calverton National Cemetery.

Funeral services were arranged by Moloney’s Funeral Home.

Roy Gaskill

Roy Edward Gaskill, of Naples, Florida, passed April 17. He was 75. Born in Queens Village, he was the beloved husband of Carol and the devoted father of Christine, Michael
and Nicole.

Services were held at Moloney’s Sinnickson’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Center Moriches followed with a private cremation at the Nassau-Suffolk Crematory in Lake Ronkonkoma. 

Funeral services were arranged by Moloney’s Funeral Home.

Walter Langdon

Walter H. Langdon Sr., of Center Moriches, passed April 24. He was 88. Born in Rockville Centre, he was the beloved husband of Anita and the devoted father of Walter, Kelly and Victoria. He was preceded in death by his son, Edward. 

Services were held at Moloney’s Sinnickson’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Center Moriches followed with a private cremation at Nassau-Suffolk Crematory in Lake Ronkonkoma.

Funeral services were arranged by Moloney’s Funeral Homes.

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