10/21/14 7:49am

Longtime Mattituck resident Carroll J. “Jack” Harvey died Oct. 19 at Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook. He was 96.

Mr. Harvey was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Roseland, Va., to Hersey Homer Harvey and Maxie (Wood) Harvey. He spent his childhood and young adult years in Virginia.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1944. He was wounded during the invasion of Normandy and received a Purple Heart. He later worked for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets in Riverhead for 30 years.

Mr. Harvey was a past member of Mattituck Fire Department and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2476 in Riverhead. He was a current member of Mattituck American Legion and Mattituck Presbyterian Church.

Predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Stella, in 1995 and his daughter Beverly Jean Beakhurst, he is survived by his son, Carroll J. Harvey Jr. of Roseland, Va.; his daughter Judy (Tom) McDermott of Rochester; two granddaughters, Mary Kathleen (Dave) Fohrkolb of Mattituck and Carolynne Harvey of Ridgewood, N.J.; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue, where a service will take place at 6:30 p.m. Interment will take place Thursday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Mattituck Presbyterian Church.

This is a paid notice.

10/20/14 11:44am
Bethzy Lopez in 2012.  (Credit: Fe Fuerza Vida, Spanish language newspaper of the Diocese of Rockville Centre)

Bethzy Lopez in 2012. (Credit: Courtesy of Fe Fuerza Vida, Spanish language newspaper of the Diocese of Rockville Centre)

Bethzy Lopez lived life to the fullest, those who knew her said.

The 7-year-old loved dressing up and painting her fingernails: pink and purple were her favorite colors to splash on the end of her fingers.

The Greenport girl also loved attending birthday parties, going to church and playing with her two younger siblings.

“No matter what her obstacles were she just charged right through them,” said Sister Margaret Smyth of the North Fork Spanish Apostolate, who was close with Bethzy and her family. “She was bright, funny, and bilingual.”

Bethzy died Sunday after living with a genetic disorder that affected her heart and lungs, and prevented her body from getting enough oxygen. She was tethered to an oxygen tank by a tube inserted in her throat and she was the size of a 1 1/2-year-old child, Sister Margaret said.  (more…)