2003-11-28 / Obits



Walter Moehlenhoff

Walter Moehlenhoff, who was born in Far Rockaway and lived there until the early 1980s, passed away on November 21. He was 74.

Moehlenhoff, a self-employed plumber who served in the army during the Korean War, moved to Woodmere in 1982.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret (nee Roske); a son, Joseph Moehlenhoff, of Long Beach; a daughter, Linda Moehlenhoff, of Woodmere; grandchildren, Rachel and Paul Moehlenhoff; a sister, Gertrude Costa, of Cedarhurst; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements entrusted with the Meserole Funeral Home where a service, officiated by Rev. Anne Elizabeth Aurand, Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, was held. Interment was at the Holy Road Cemetery.

William J. Murtagh
Ret. School Psychologist

William J. Murtagh, a Belle Harbor resident for 20 years, passed away on November 21.

Murtagh, who was born in Brooklyn, was a parishioner at St. Francis de Sales Church. Murtagh served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam, and was a member of the American Legion Post 272. At the time of his death, Murtagh was retired from his position as a school psychologist for the New York City Board of Education.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (nee Carey) Murtagh; sons, Brendan, Liam, and Christopher Murtagh; daughters, Caitlin, and Megan Murtagh; sisters Maryellen and Peggy Murtagh; and a brother, Michael Murtagh.

Visitation was held at the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery.

Jonathan Rhodes
BCHS Student

Jonathan Rhodes, also known as "Jay Black," a 17-year-old Beach Channel High School Student, died on November 19.

Rhodes, who was born in Arverne, is survived by his parents, Selena and Charles Rhodes, Sr.; brothers Chares, Jr. and Christopher; sisters, Fatima, Saliva, Loretta, Christine, and Sherelle. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted with Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. A service was held at the Macedonia Baptist Church with interment at Amityville Cemetery.

Gladys Verona Llwellyn-Smart


Gladys Verona Llwellyn-Smart, a Rockaway resident for nearly 20 years, passed away on November 17. She was 92.

Llwellyn-Smart, who was born in Barrolie, St. Vincent, West Indies, was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald W. Smart.

She is survived by her children, Alfred R. Smart, Vesta O. Hopkinson, Margaret Smart, and Miriam Thomas; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; her daughter by "adoption," Janet Walcott; and other family and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted with Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. A service was held at the Solid Rock Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment was at Memorial Cemetery, Tampa, Florida.

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