Obituaries: December Through January

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Jerry Edward Cohen
Jerry Edward Cohen of Glen Cove, age 85, died on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. Jerry was born on June 18, 1937, the middle son of Dorothy (nee Surasky) and Si Cohen of Morganton, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a degree in Political Science in 1959. Jerry married Lubah (nee Freedman) in 1960. Jerry served in the US Army and received an Honorable Discharge. He rose to Executive Sales Director at Drexel Heritage, where he worked until his retirement in 1985 after 33 years. Jerry was a 32° Mason, an active member of Congregation Tifereth Israel of Glen Cove, and, after retirement, a film and TV extra. He will be remembered for his dry wit (his film CV included: “Authentic Southern Accent”). Jerry Cohen is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lubah; his daughter Dena Prybutok (son-in-law Mark,); and grandchildren Elan, Nate and Maya, of Port Washington; and son Micah Cohen (daughter-in-law Melissa nee Goodman) of Charlotte, NC. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove, NY. Graveside Service is private.

Euphemia Ermmarino
Euphemia Ermmarino of Glen Cove died on Jan. 7, 2023 at age 87. Wife of the late Gabriel; mother of Gabriel (Denise), Mark and Stephen (Andrea); sister of Margaret Neen (the late Dennis); grandmother of Christina, Gabriel, Daniel, Mark, Gabriella, Chloe, Stephen and Olivia; great grandmother of Ly’Anna. Aunt of Tracy and Jennifer. Visitation was held at Dodge-Thomas. Mass was held at the Church of St. Rocco Glen Cove. Interment is at East Hillside Cemetery.

Robert J. Kormoski
Robert J. Kormoski was a lifelong resident of Glen Cove. He died on Jan. 11, 2023 at age 79. Beloved husband of Virginia “Ginny;” loving father of Kathleen Schirrmacher (Chris), Robert (Stephanie) and Brian. Dear brother of Helen Robson; proud grandfather of Kyle, Collin, Mason, Avery, Riley, Brayden and Brooke. Proud police officer with the Glen Cove Police Dept. for over 30 years. Member of the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Dept. Member of the Glen Cove Anglers Club and Carlisle Rod & Gun Club. Robert was very active in the Glen Cove Community. Visitation was held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove. Mass was held at St. Hyacinth RC Church of Glen Head. Interment is at East Hillside Cemetery.

Francisca Rodriguez
Francisca Rodriguez of Glen Cove died on Dec. 23, 2022 at age 92. Beloved aunt of Migdalia, William (Jennifer), Antonio (Maria), Edgardo (Lauren) and Nelson (Anne). Visitation was held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Patrick RC Church. Interment at Holy Rood Cemetery.

Maria S. Grella
Maria S. Grella of Glen Cove died on Jan. 7, 2023 at age 88. Wife of Angelo; mother of Teresa (Nicola Moccia) & Nicola (Pina); sister of Romilda Anzalone; grandmother of Lydia, Tommasi and Maria; great grandmother of 5. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home. Mass was held at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment was held Holy Rood Cemetery.

Mathilda L Sokolski
Mathilda L Sokolski, 84, longtime resident of Glen Head, died on Dec. 30, 2022. Wife of the late Robert E. Sokolski; loving mother of Debra (John), Rayne and Robert (Daphna); cherished grandmother of Mickey, Derek (Tina), Stephanie and Robert J. Also known as Tillie, Tilde, Aunt Til. She is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. Wake was held at Whitting Funeral Home; funeral was held mass at St. Hyacinth Church; interment at Nassau Knolls.

Duwanna L. Cullum
Duwanna L. Cullum of Glen Cove died on Dec. 27, 2022 at age 49. Beloved daughter of Dolores; loving mother of Evan, Devon, Kyhan, Jalon, Anthony, Izon and Destini; dear sister of William Jackson, Rodney and Anthony; cherished grandmother of Aidan, Jayden and Levi. Also survived by her favorite aunt Dot, cousin Tish, Poochie, Swag and step-father Eddie. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Memorial Service was held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home.

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