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Mr. Thomas A. Lewis, Jr.


Thomas A. Lewis Jr. of Garden City, NY and Vero Beach, Florida passed away on November 24, 2018 in Garden City surrounded by his loving wife and family.  He is survived by Vivienne Sime Lewis (Sistie) his beloved wife of 63 years, his sister Virginia Lewis Smith of Garden City, five children: James Lewis and his wife Nancy of Manchester Vt., Sally McLaughlin and her husband Terry of Garden City, Carolyn Westerberg and her husband Stephen of Riverside Ct., Nancy Whelan and her husband Chris of Cohasset, MA, William Lewis and his wife Kelly of Rowayton, Ct., and 16 adoring grandchildren.Tom graduated from Garden City High School in 1950 and received numerous awards for his outstanding musical talent playing the drums.  He went on to St. Lawrence University where he was a Vice President of the ATO Fraternity, played weekly in a five piece jazz band, and became a Chesterfield representative. Tom then served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army Military Police. In 1956 he began a long and distinguished career working in the financial services industry. His first job was at Clark, Dodge & Co. followed by a partnership with  Newhart, Cook & Co. then a partnership with White, Weld & Co. Tom was known for his professionalism and integrity in the industry and was a member of the New York Stock Exchange for 39 years. He was elected one of the youngest Governors of the New York Stock Exchange. Tom ended his career as Senior Vice President with Kidder, Peabody & Co.He was well known for his dedication and enthusiasm. He served as a board member on the Garden City Golf Club, The Creek and Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club. He was also a member of Lawrence Beach Club, Cherry Valley Golf Club and one of the first members of the Red Stick Golf Club. Tom will be remembered for many putts on greens in the US as well as abroad.  Tom was also fond of skiing and served on the Interbourse Committee, which arranged for ski competitions between stock exchanges in the US and Europe. Philanthropy was extremely important to Tom and he was well known for his charitable works.  Tom and his Garden City friends formed a small band, which eventually grew into the Village Music Makers. The twenty-two piece band performed for many local charity events. Tom also served on the Foundation Board of Indian River Hospital and the Board of Regents at Winthrop University Hospital. He volunteered for many years for Habitat for Humanity and was very supportive of the Humane Society in Vero Beach. One of Tom’s greatest joys were the moments he spent with his family and friends. Some highlights were horseback riding in Wyoming, skiing at Stratton and other ski resorts, golfing here and abroad and fun trips with his friends. He was truly happy sharing these times with the ones he loved most. A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 22nd at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at 26 Broadway 15th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or your favorite charity.

Service Date: 
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 10:30am
Place of Service: 
Cathedral of the Incarnation - Garden City

Mrs. Cori C. Wrobel


With heavy hearts the daughters of Cori Wrobel announce her peaceful passing on December 4, 2018 at the age of 79. By her side were her two devoted daughters.  Cori, a wife, mother, nana and devoted friend to many, was married for 56 years. She is survived by her Daughter, Dawn (Tom Koester), Daughter, Carri (Joe Lux) and Grandchildren Christopher & Jillian Koester, and Jeffery Lux. She was admired for her positive outlook on life, high standards, intellectual curiosity, insightfulness of others, generosity, devotion to the field of education, those less fortunate, her friends and most importantly her family. Born in Manhattan, NY. She graduated from Long Beach High School, 1957 where she had such fond childhood memories of growing up near the ocean, meeting her husband Don and making lifelong friends that she kept up with until the end. Cori was most proud of the work that she accomplished in the field of education. She obtained her B.A. in education from Whittier College in California, 1961. 1961-1963- Freeport, NY-Public School District, Second Grade teacher. 1978-1985- Mineola, NY-Nassau County Boys Shelter, High School English teacher. 1986- 1997 Hempstead, NY-Public School District, Pre- K teacher. In retirement Cori volunteered as a reading tutor in the St. Petersburgh, FL. School district. Cori was a resident of Garden City, NY for 30 years, resident of Williamsburg, VA for 12 years and was currently living in St. Petersburg, FL. In lieu of flowers, Cori would appreciate donations made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital & American Heart Association

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Service Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:45am
Place of Service: 
Fairchild Sons Funeral Home
Locust Valley Cemetery-Locust Valley

Mrs. Lauren Witte Como


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Cycle for Survival, which charity Lauren actively participated in, raising money for Memorial Sloane Kettering's research into rare cancers.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Service Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:30am
Place of Service: 
The Garden City Community Church, Garden City