05/10/14 6:00am


Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will host an epilepsy support group Monday, May 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. in conference room A on the second floor. The group provides encouragement, acceptance, comfort and empowerment. Patients, friends and family are all welcome. For information, or to recommend a speaker, contact Charlie Petersen at [email protected] or 728-2804.  (more…)

06/18/13 2:38pm

Kathleen M. Oates, a Waterwood, Texas, resident since 1996 and former resident of Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Kathy was born in Greenport, N.Y., on March 11, 1939. Predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Joseph, she is survived by her children, Joseph Eugene and Amy and Dan Casagrande and their children, Grace Kathryn and Daniel.

Kathy was very active in her community and her church. She was a member of the Waterwood Women’s League and regularly volunteered in numerous community activities. She attended St. Stephen the Martyr R.C. Church, where she served as co-chair of the bereavement committee and helped grieving families find peace in the loss of their loved ones.

Visiting hours will be at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 Normal Park Drive, Huntsville, Texas 77340, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, with a rosary service to follow at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Stephen the Martyr Church, 101 Stagecoach Road, Point Blank, Texas, Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. Private cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Waterwood Women’s League Scholarship Fund.

Condolences may be made to the family online at shmfh.com.

This is a paid notice.

06/07/11 6:01pm

Raymond A. McKeighan

Raymond Albert McKeighan, 76, died on Monday, May 30, 2011, at Williamsburg Landing, Williamsburg, Va. He is survived by his grieving wife, Alice A. McKeighan, of their home address. They were married on December 28, 1988. They moved to the Landing six years ago.

Raymond was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 17, 1935. He graduated from the University of Miami, Fla., and received his Master’s Degree from Adelphi University in New York. His occupation was teaching history and government at Riverhead High School on Long Island for 33 years. He was greatly admired as an educator and in 1989 received the News-Review Educator of the Year award from Times/Review Newspapers.He was a member of the Episcopal Church, presently at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Williamsburg.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by children from a previous marriage that ended in divorce: daughter, Kathleen (Rory) Simpson of Morgantown, W. Va., and son, Michael (Beth) McKeighan of Bronxville, N.Y. He leaves four grandchildren, Melissa (Christian) Martinkat, Loralee Simpson, Jana Kate Simpson and Michael John McKeighan Jr., to mourn his loss. Six cousins also grieve and Alice’s nieces and nephews, who loved him as their own, do also. Ray was a man of many friends from throughout his life.

A memorial service and reception will be held at the Williamsburg Landing Auditorium on June 23, 2011, at 2 p.m. The Rev. John Kerr of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church will officiate. Raymond has been cremated and his remains sent to Arizona for inurnment. Arrangements by Nelsen Funeral Home; online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185. Ray loved all animals, Pepe, our poodle, and Kacy, our kitty, who chose him while at the HHS.

This is a paid notice.

05/03/11 10:27am

• Eastern Long Island Hospital will hold its spring blood drive in the conference room on Thursday, May 5, 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Call 477-5100.
The hospital will kick off a Month of HealthCARE Friday, May 6, with a salute to its nurses, followed by National Hospital Week from Monday, May 9, through Sunday, May 15. Then, from  the 15th through Saturday May 21, it’s National Emergency Medical Services Week.
“It’s a privilege to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s front line,” said ELIH president and CEO Paul Connor III.

• The Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary, teaming with Mullen Motors, will conduct its annual car raffle at noon Wednesday, May 13. The winner may opt to  receive a new Jeep Compass or e $10,000 in cash. The auxiliary limits ticket sales to 900; ticket holders need not be present to win. Tickets are $50 each. Call 477-5463

• The Southold Human Resources Department and ELIH will co-sponsor Live Your Life Well: Tools for Recognizing and Treating Depression, a discussion with Colleen Merlo, executive director of Mental Health Association in Suffolk County, on Friday, May 6, 11 a.m. to noon, at the town Human Resources Center in Mattituck. Call 298-4460.

• East End Brain Group will host a meeting and social Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Piping Plover Cafe in Southold’s Feather Hill shopping center. Refreshments will be provided.

• Dr. Barbara Prestano of Peconic ENT will conduct free hearing tests at Mattituck-Laurel Library on Friday, May 6, 1-3 p.m. Call 298-4134.

• The Dental School at Stony Brook University is recruiting participants for a research study of Type 2 diabetics. If you are 35 or older, being treated for Type 2 diabetes, have at least 16 natural teeth and your gums are sore or bleed when you brush them, you are eligible to participate. The purpose of the six-month study is to determine whether standard periodontal therapy is effective in reducing A1C levels in Type 2 diabetics. Study participants will receive free dental exams and teeth cleaning as well as modest compensation for time and travel. Call 632-3964.

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