William S. Smith
January 12, 2003
Dr. William Stanley Smith, 84, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died Sunday, Dec. 1, at Glacier Hills Care Center in Ann Arbor.
He died of natural causes, according to his family.
Born July 29, 1918, in Old Greenwich, he was the son of the late Katherine and Charles Smith.
Dr. Smith received his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Michigan in 1940 and 1943, respectively. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He joined the faculty of The Ohio State University after the war and received the prestigious Kappa Delta Award for work in orthopedic surgery. The University of Michigan appointed him professor and head of the orthopedic surgery section in 1961. He retired in 1985, having earned national recognition as an expert in the field of orthopedic pathology and helping to train orthopedic surgeons.
Dr. Smith often vacationed at Mullet Lake in Michigan with his family and enjoyed woodcarving.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janet Chamberlin Smith of Ann Arbor; four sons, Stephen Smith of Boston, Frederick Smith of Ann Arbor, Charles Smith of Santa Monica, Calif., and Philip Smith of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Sophie Berlingo and Helen Irving, both of Old Greenwich; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held in December in Ann Arbor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the University of Michigan Office of Medical Development, 301 E. Liberty, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Cole Funeral Chapel, 214 E. Middle St., Chelsea, Mich., handled arrangements.
Margaret Durland, 90,
January 15, 2003
assistant retail buyer
Margaret W. Durland, 90, a longtime downtown Greenwich resident, died Monday, Jan. 13, at her son's home in Lancaster, Pa.
She died of natural causes, according to her family.
Mrs. Durland lived in Greenwich for more than 25 years, spending the last 15 years at 47 Lafayette Place.
Born Nov. 9, 1912, in Easton, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William H. and Lizzie C. Ehrig Wright.
A 1935 graduate of the New Jersey College for Women, now part of Rutgers University, she earned a degree in psychology.
She was an assistant buyer for Haine and Co. Department Store. She also taught psychology at Allegheny Community College in Cumberland, Md., and worked as a mystery shopper in the quality control section of the sales personnel department of Lord & Taylor.
Mrs. Durland was a member of the American Association of University Women.
For the past 20 years, she volunteered for various community groups including The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich, Greenwich Garden Center, Bruce Museum, Greenwich Hospital and the Caramoor center for music and art in Katonah, N.Y.
She is survived by two sons, Samuel S. Durland of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, and William W. Durland of Lancaster; and by five grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, William P. Durland, in 1971; and two sisters, Kathryn Burkett and Louise Miner.
The memorial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Caramoor center for music and art, P.O. Box 816, Katonah, NY 10536.
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home in Lancaster is handling arrangements.
Anthony Garr, 87,
January 15, 2003
owner of area bar
Anthony Garr, 87, of Rye Brook, N.Y., a retired Port Chester, N.Y., bar-and-grill owner, died Monday, Jan. 13, at Greenwich Hospital.
He died of natural causes, his family said.
Born June 21, 1915, in Port Chester, he was a son of the late Frank and Theresa Gianfrancisco Garr.
Mr. Garr owned Garr's Bar and Grill in Port Chester for 30 years. He retired and moved to Florida in 1988.
He is survived by a daughter, Theresa Caravello of Rye Brook; a son, Frank C. Garr of Greenwich; a brother, Charles Garr of Mamaroneck, N.Y.; a sister, Pauline Biase of Greenwich; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice Grieco Garr.
Calling hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Roch Church. Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Humbert Longo, 72,
January 15, 2003
native of Greenwich
Humbert M. Longo, 72, of Jupiter, Fla., a Greenwich native and longtime former town resident, died Friday, Jan. 10, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Palm Beach, Fla.
He died of heart and respiratory failure, according to his son, Philip Longo of Greenwich.
Born Nov. 5, 1930, in Greenwich, he was a son of the late Philip and Rosina Restivo Longo.
Mr. Longo served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. He worked in the shipping department at Machlett Labs in Stamford, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Greenwich. He lived in Greenwich until moving to Florida eight years ago.
Surviving, in addition to his son Philip, are his wife, Lily Longo of Jupiter; two other sons, Anthony Longo of Greenwich and John Longo of Stamford; a daughter, Lisa Raimondi of Stamford; two brothers, Raymond Longo of Jupiter and Joe Longo of Stamford; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a brother, Tony Longo.
Calling hours are from 4 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Emtombment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery
Frank McConkey Jr.,
January 14, 2003
87, relatives in town
Frank V. McConkey Jr., 87, a lifelong York, Pa., resident with relatives in Greenwich, died Saturday, Jan. 11, at York Hospital.
He died of renal failure and pneumonitis, according to his family.
Born May 16, 1915, in York, he was the son of the late Dr. Frank V. McConkey and the late Grace Lindemuth McConkey.
Mr. McConkey graduated from William Penn High School in Philadelphia and Wesleyan University in Middletown, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force in 1942 and was later promoted to ensign. He studied aerological engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy and served in Australia and the South Pacific as an assistant operations officer in the Air Transport Service. He retired from the service in 1975 as a captain.
Mr. McConkey supervised plant accounting for York Hoover Corp. until 1980. In 1976, he became a member of the board of managers of the York County Agricultural Society, serving until 1994.
He was interested in historic preservation, architecture and York County history. Mr. McConkey served on the boards of the county's historical society and local chapter of the American Red Cross, the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, York County Academy and York Twining Association. He was a member of Kreutz Creek Presbyterian Church in York.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Harriau McConkey of York; a son, F. Vance McConkey III of York; and several cousins.
Mr. McConkey's brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert R. Harriau and Charlotte Harriau Thomas, live in Greenwich.
There are no calling hours.
A graveside funeral service will be held at the family's convenience in York.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the York County Foundation, 20 W. Market St., York, PA 17401.
Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St., York, is handling arrangements.