East Rockaway is another village that borders mine and although I travel Atlantic Avenue regularly, I never realized that I was passing this memorial park every time. I'll have to try to come back for more pictures after Memorial Day. From some images I have seen online, the display of wreaths and flags is very impressive.
This memorial park contains a semi-circular brick wall with columns. Each column has an empty urn and a plaque remembering each of the men killed in World War I. Each of these men is also listed on the World War I Honor Roll with a ★ next to their name.
P. H. Farren
Wilford J. Jackson
In the center of the semi-circle is this monument, originally an Honor Roll for those who served in World War I, it now holds additional plaques without names for the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars.
Honored here are:
George O. Abrams
Herman A. Becker
Harold W. Beery
Philip W. Beery
Robert S. Besson
Edward H. Brennan
Arthur H. Brown
Chas. L. R. Creagh
John A. Doherty
★ P. H. Farren
John J. Fennell
Oscar M. Forslund
ⱱ Norman H. Gambel
★ Robert Garrison
Charles A. Gasser
★ William Goebel
John H. Groth
★ Vincent Higgins
Ernest V. Holmlin
Charles L. Hulse
Milton C. Hults
★ Wilford J. Jackson
W. Eugene Johnson, Jr.
Fletcher J. Jordon
John A. Kleber
Joseph J. Koen
ⱱ William H. Koen
J. G. Kohl
Joseph J. Lynch
Loyal I. Mackin
William F. Mackin
Nathaniel J. Merritt
ⱱ Howard Mott
Wilbur G. Mott
Robert Nix, Jr.
C. H. Otersen
O. D. Pearsall
William B. Powell
★ Anthony Ray
William H. Reaper
Herman R. Roller
ⱱ A. J. Schratweiser
C. H. Schratweiser
Milton F. Seinsoth
ⱱ P. Joseph Shanley
Walter R. Smith
★ William Smith
Carl C. Storm
Fred L. Strong
Walter E. Thornton
ⱱ Rudolph Tschinkel
Alvin F. Van Wicklen
David F. Van Wicklen
Ernest H. Vigotty
★ Fred Wanders
Floyd S. Weekes
W. C. Whitehouse
(I have contacted the VFW in East Rockaway, but haven't yet been able to discover what the ⱱ means in front of some names. If you know, please let me know and when I find out, I will update this post.)
Standing just behind the semicircle, in two frames is what appears to be a printed Honor Roll of those who served in World War II, with each list surrounded by reproductions of some iconic WWII images like the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima and the V-J Day kiss between a nurse and a sailor in Times Square.
If you would like a close-up photo of any of the names on these Honor Rolls, please leave a comment or contact me through the form on the right of the blog, I live minutes away and would be happy to do it.
There is no indication as to which of these people might have been killed in action.
Edgar Abrams, Richard Abrams, Jr., Clarence Ahrens, Augustus J. Alti, Henry Anderson, Kenneth Arnold, Herbert H. Austin, Margaret Austin, Ralph W. Austin 2nd
J. Wm. Bargfrede, Austin A. Barton, Eugene Barton, A. J. Beardsley, Charles Becker, Jr., Robert Benedict, Abram S. Benenson, Norman E. Bennett, Richard Bennett, Jay C. Benton, Frank Berk, E. F. Bernhardi, Jr., John R. Bernhardi, R. G. Bernhardi, Joseph Berwind, Harold Bessinger, Ralph C. Beyer, Donald D. Blake, Frank Blake, Edward C. Boarer, N. Boccalino, Beverly Boes, George A. Boes, George W. Bogart, Edward T. Bolton, Vincent Bolton, Geo. E. Bonagura, Joseph Bonagura, Robert L. Bonagura, Frank W. Bosch, G. Everett Bottjer, Herbert E. Bottjer, John Brady, Raymond Brady, J. J. Brennan, John J. Brennan, A. G. Brockwehl, D. R. Brokwehl, Wm. T. Brockwehl, Wilfred T. Brophy, Robert H. Browall, Richard W. Brower, George A. Brown, Jr., Harold E. Brown, James A. Browne, Jr., Aroyce M. Bruce, Harry G. Bruce, Morris Brush, William B. Brussel, Wales S. Buell, Jr., M. R. Burdick, Jr., H. Burgomaster, Stephen G. Burk, Byron J. Burke, John P. Burke, Gerard Byrne, John T. Byrne, Jr., Thomas C. Byrnes
Earl R. Cairns, James Cairnes, Francis M. Cale, Leroy H. Campbell, Wm. R. Campbell, Wm. T. Campbell, Edw. Paul Carroll, Leslie G. Carter, Richard W. Carter, Walter Casper, Chas. R. Castagnino, S. J. Castorina, John I. Catania, Robert J. Catlin, Jr., Charles J. Cato, F. R. Chidne, Carl Christensen, H. Christensen, Kenneth Christian, James S. Cinter, Francis X. Clair, John J. Clair, William F. Clair, Joseph Clark, Kenneth E. Clark, Vincent P. Clark, William Clay, Chas. G. Clemente, Thomas E. Clemente, William Clemente, Wm. J. Clemente, John D. Clemon, Maurice E. Click, George R. Cobb, S. Glenford Coe, Bruce D. Collins, Donald Collins, William A. Colson, Harvey Columbine, Leroy C. Combs, Melvin F. Combs, Henry C. Conklin, M. R. Conkin, Jr., Matthew Conklin, Warren Conklin, R. Connington, Gerard A. Connolly, Henry W. Cook, Howard C. Cook, John Cooke, John P. Cooney, William I. Cornell, Wm. F. Cornell, Jr., Charles P. Corr, Jr., William S. Corrigan, Cedric Costanzo, Edmund W. Cotter, Mary Cotter, William H. Cotter, Walter R. Cotton, John M. Craig, Wm. V. Creighton, Edward W. Cropsey, William C. Crowe, Eugene Curtis, Eugene J. Curtis
Joseph F. Daddio, Mario N. Daddio, T. Dalton, George Darcy, Ernest Darkmentko, C. H. Davison, Don W. Davison, R. S. Davison, Jr., Eugene L. Dean, Wm. J. Decker, Jr., Herbert A. Dehnert, Edward P. Delattre, A. H. Delemarre, Geo. R. Delemarre, John R. Delemarre, Robt. A. Delemarre, Ralph H. Dencker, Daniel A. Denis, J. R. Dennis, Richard M. Dennis, G. F. Deutscher, Irvin Deutscher, James S. Devanney, John C. Dillon, George C. Doherty, Thos. F. Doherty, Jr., Frank J. Dolan, John Dougherty, Jr., William Duane, Daniel E. Duncan, Jr., James A. Duncan, John J. Dunn, Rose H. Dunn, Rose Helene Dunn, Timothy J. Dunn, George Duprey, Arthur E. Durland, Andrew J. Durso, Edwin H. Durso, Andrew A. Dyke, Michael A. Dzinksi
Anthony Egger, Albert W. Eldred, D. E. Eversely
John J. Faber, Francis Farrel, Alfred E. Farrell, David D. Farrington, George A. Faulkner, Harry T. Faulkner, Wm. Faulkner, Robert Finley, B. V. Finnerty, Geo. J. Firedling, Stanley Fischler, Neir E. Fitzgerald, Joseph N. Flynn, Edward L. Fogarty, George W. Fogarty, Nicholas L. Ford, William B. Foy, Herbert Frank, Joseph Frank, Louis J. Frank, Edward T. Freel, Robt. M. French, Jr., William French, Francis Furey, Jr., James M. Furey, R. Furey
W. B. Galloway, Edward Garfinkel, M. B. Garrison, Clarence Gates, Burt Geraghty, Geo. F. Garaghty, H. W. Gerberding, C. L. Gerry, Jr., Walter A. Gerry, Robert A. Gerth, E. A. Giannotta, Theo. C. Giletti, Richard Gillies, William G. Gillies, Frederick Gleason, Joseph V. Gleason, Woodrow Gleason, Gerard E. Glennon, Maurice E. Glick, Alfred Glucksman, Chas H. Glucksman, John M. Glucksman, Alan H. Goldman, Gerald E. Goldman, J. L. Goldschmidt, R. B. Goldschmidt, Dennis Gonderson, Michael Gondon, Robert Goshen, Eugene W. Gracy, Arthur J. Graf, Charles K. Graf, Wichard D. Graf, Leon J. Grant, A. H. Greenstein, S. H. Greenstein, Frank Gregoloff, William L. Gregory, David I. Griffin, Joseph T. Griffin, Jr., B. R. Grosheim, Harry J. Grosheim, K. J. Grossman, Wm. J. Gubitz, Jr., Jack Guden, Leslie I. Gumport, Henry L. Guterding
R. J. Hagstrom, Harrison Haire, Richard L. Hall, James F. Halpin, Robert Hamilton, Nelson J. Hardie, John C. Harper, George Wm. Hart, Jr., Henry Hartjen, Paul B. Harvey, Alfred A. Hauck, Philip Hauschild, R. P. Hayhurst, Ray Hayhurst, R. J. Hemmings, L. Hendrickson, Francis J. Henrich, V. W. Herman, Robert F. Hesdorfer, George Hickirson, Everett Hicks, R. Hicks, Gerard Higgins, Helen Higgins, Richard P. Higgins, Edgar V. Hillert, Walter G. Hillert, Walter W. Hillert, F. E. Hitchcock, Jr., Wm. G. Hoagland, George R. Hodgins, Wm. L. Hoerrner, Robert Holmes, George A. Holmes, Harold W. Holmes, Helen Holmes, Roy Holmes, Paul F. Holmlin, Francis J. Hopkins, Edgar R. Howell, Gincy Howering, Bertram F. Howland, W. P. Hubbard, Robert T. Hubbart, George E. Huber, Edward Hugart, Edward Humes, William Humes, George F. Hunt, Walter Hunt
Paul E. Ingoglia, Vincent L. Inoglia, William H. Interman, Howard Irwin
R. Jackson, Elenore R. Jacow, Allen Jaques, M.D., T. R. Jennigs, Donald M. Jensen, A. J. Jesberger, Chas. S. Joanedsi, Oakley Johnson, Ralph A. Johnson, Ethel P. Johnston, Henry K. Johnston, William E. Johnston, Loring Jones, Richard Judge, W. Cameron Judge
John Kaesbauer, Walter E. Kaisen, Henry P. Kastner, John T. Keane, Arthur D. Keefe, Jr., Charles Keenan, George Keenan, James Keenan, John Keenan, Robert Keith, James C. Kelly, Stephanie A. Kelly, Ward W. Kelly, F. C. Kemper, Jr., Raymond A. Kemper, D. M. Kennett, M.D., Edward R. Keough, Allen Kerner, Lincoln E. Kieffer, Wm. H. Kiermaier, P. Kilcommons, Jr., William I. Killea, Richard D. Kindx, Eleanor King, Joseph T. King, Robert F. King, Vernon W. Kipp, Walter L. Kirch, Jr., Frank R. Kirk, S. F. Knakkergaard, Frank H. Knoll, Jr., Alva Knox, James E. Knox, Robert Lee Knox, Arthur E. Koch, Christian Koch, George Koch, Jr., Warren Kohlus
Warren C. Kohlus, Anthony Kohout, Jr., Ferdinand F. Kopp, Theodore H. Kopp, Eric H. Kronenberg, H. W. Kronenberg, F. H. Krueger, John H. Kuckens, Jr.
C.V. Lafrenier, Jr., James M. Lance, J. Andrew Lange, James P. Laplac, Alfred T. Lapp, William Lapp, Elsa H. Lass, Edward T. Lawrence, H. A. Lawrence, Robert E. Lawrence, Bernard F. Lenihan, Gertrude Lenihan, Norman F. Lent, Joseph P. Leodgar, Lawrence Lewis, Mortin Lewis, Frank C. Licari, Harold D. Liles, Wm. Lindberg, Jr., R. Linder, Salvatore Lioy, Norman J. Little, E. A. Littlefield, Harold Livingston, Armand L. Lubatty, Albert S. Lucas, John C. Lucas
D. B. MacDonald, D. MacDonald, Jr., Kenneth T. MacHarg, Joseph D. Mack, D. S. MacKenzie, Harry E. MacKenzie, George Mackin, Roger H. Mackin, Mark M. Macky, Harry J. Maeurer, Morton A. Magee, Henry Magrath, Thomas H. Magrath, Donald R. Manning, William P. Manuel, Walter Mapes, Jr., James F. Marigo, Jaddis Mario, Vincent Marshall, Donald M. Martin, June F. Mason, Chas. E. Matthews, F. A. Matthews, Jerome P. Matthews, John A. Matthews, John A. Matthews, Robt. D. Matthews. Wm. Matthews, Jr., Ralph F. Matzke, Robert W. Matzke, Catherine May, William F. McBride, Walter McCarthy, Walter E. McCarthy, Wm. R. McCarthy, William McCartney, Donald F. McCarty, James P. McCarty, Roy J. McClure, Herbert R. McCory, Robert W. McCory, Ruth J. McCory, F. McDermott, D. McDonald, Sr., Edward F. McDougal, Walter A. McDougal, Aston S. McDowell, Thomas McGloin, Eileen McGovern, Robt. G. McGovern, Stephan T. McGrath, Chas. G. McKenzie, John McNamara, Robert McNulty, Thomas McQuade, Wm. H. Meagher, Elizabeth C. Meath, Wm. A Meklenberg, Raymond G. Merkle, Albert A. Merritt, Howard L. Metcalf, Anne E. Metro, Douglas E. Meurer, Edwin A. Meyer, Robert E. Meyer, Burton F. Miller, D. R. Miller, Jr., John Miller, Ralph H. Miller, Alfred Moeller, W. Henry Mohrmann, Edwin J. Mooney, Thomas Moore, William F. Moran, John R. Morano, Lars Mord, R. P. Moriarity, M. L. Moscowitz, Fred Mott, Howard H. Mott, Nathaniel Mott, F. Ernest Mueller, Gerald E. Mullen, Alvin Muller, Arthur Muller, Jr., Charles H. Muller, Elizabeth C. Muller, Raymond G. Muller, Willard E. Muller, Ernani Muro, Philip H. Murphy, James Murray
Francis N. Nalbach. V. DeP Nalbach, Alfred P. Narveson, Edward L. Nathan, Gordon Neff, John Y. Nehemias, Bernard J. Neilis, Thomas Nellis, James H. Nerrie, George H. Nesbit, John C. Newhall, H. Allen Nitshke, Norman L. Nitshke, Donald E. Noonan, Joseph Noonan, Jr., William J. Noonan, Thomas A. Norbut, Walter J. Nuemen, John P. Nutley
Helen T. O'Brien, Leo J. O'Brien, Michael C. O'Brien, Chas J. O'Connor, Harry J. O'Donnell, Robert E. O'Hara, William F. O'Neill, James O'Regan, John M. O'Rorke, Martin O'Rorke, Peter D. O'Rourke, Henry D. Oats, John K. Oats, Milford C. Olm, Charles E. Olsen, Olaf Olson
Joseph R. Pagliaro, Amelia Pastor, Richard D. Pastor, Robert T. Pastor, William H. Pastor, W. J. Patterson, Henry A. Pauley, Ernest D. Pearsall, J. Henry Pearsall, Charles A. Peters, Richard M. Peters, Robt. M. Peterson, John D. Petry, Robert L. Pike, Lawrence Potlow, Joseph J. Proscia, William L. Proscia, Nicholas J. Pupino, Thomas J. Pupino
G. M. Quackembos, Jr., Edward J. Quirk
Edward C. Rebman, A. Ralph Reid, Herbert F. Reller, Virginia L. Rendall, James Rendall, Mitchell Reynolds, William Reynolds, David M. Rickard, Robert P. Riendeau, Edw. John Robert, F. Robertson, Jr., Walter R. Roemer, F. Roettinger, Jr., Frederick Rose, John H. Rose, Edwin C. Ross, James S. Rothston, Nicholas Russo, Ernest Ruth, Eugene Ryan, John J. Ryan, William Ryan
Russell Sacken, D. M. Sackman, Kendall Sagendorf, Gustav Salerno, L. L. Saphier, Salvatore Sarno, Richard H. Saur, Robert Scaglione, H. H. Schamberger, H. F. Schaumloffel, Robert B. Schey, Estelle H. Schmidt, George F. Schmitt, William C. Schmitt, Joseph R. Schmitz, L. Schneider, M.D., C. Schratweiser, Jr., J. J. Schratweiser, F. T. Schultz, A. B. Schumacker, Jr., A. Scurachio, Jr., R. Scurachio, Thomas E. Seeley, Eugene Seely, Evelyn Seely, William R. Seely, Albert R. Shady, Samuel P. Shelton, Robert Shephard, Wm. C. Shepherd, Alfred W. Shillito, Edward Shillito, B. F. Simonson, Jr., Owen E. Simonson, Walter E. Simonson, Anthony W. Sisti, William Slater, Henry Sloss, David Slutsky, Harry Slutsky, John Smillie, Albert J. Smith, Donald H. Smith, Elmer H. Smith, Frank Smith, Jr., Frank Smith, Sr., Lee O. Smith, Martin C. Smith, Partricia Smith (Patricia Smith), Paul F. Smith, Richard C. Smith, Robert C. Smith, Rufus C. Smith, W. T. Smith, M.D., Walter Smith, Jr., William D. Smith, Benj. F. Southard, H. B. Southard, Jr., Robert B. Southard, Bernard Stegeman, W. G. Steinbacker, A. E. Steinberg, Carl M. Steinberg, W. P. Stembler, Jr., William Stephens, John W. Sterrett, Jr., Wm. A. Stolworthy, Ralph E. Stoughton, W. H. Stoughton, Leslie E. Strang, Raymond Straub, E. J. Stutzenstein, G. Stutzenstein, H. Stutzenstein, Jr., Harry C. Swanson, Walter Sweeney, Jr.
Walter Taussis, Leonard D. Terry, Eugene A. Thompson, H. A. Thompson, Lewis A. Thompson, Harold W. Thompson, William Thornlow, Eugene L. Thornton, Thomas E. Thornton, Richard Tiernan, Mervin Tillotson, Eugene Torborg, H. W. Torborg 3rd, Edmund J. Torpey, Edward J. Tracey, Thomas Trent, Frank J. Trup, Eugene S. Tucker, Robert G. Tucker, Joseph Tuohy, William F. Tuohy, Walter J. Tyler, Jr.
C. R. Vagts, Alfred V. Vale, Peter E. VanDyke, F. A. VanNostrand, Louis J. VanVarick, Klaus Viebrock
Edward Wahler, Jay W. Waldron, Martin Waller, Edward P. Walsh, Frank P. Walsh, John Judge Walsh, Joseph W. Walsh, Peter L. Walsh, John Wardrop, Edw. C. Waterman, John Wegener, Philip Weibrenner, Edward Weidler, Leo Weiss, Rudolph Welz, Louren West, Arthur A. Weymar, Henry J. Wheller, Alvin G. White, Arnold E. White, Bertrand D. White, Franz White, Robert White, Thos. Whittaker, Jr., Albert Weiser, Jr., Lindwood Wieser, David G. Williams, J. Robert Wilson, William Wilson, W. Winghenbach, Robert J. Winter, Joseph M. Wipfler, William E. Wipfler, Douglas Wood, Harold L. Wood, William R. Wood, Jr., Stuart H. Wright, James Wyatt
John E. Yetter
Frank Zaccaro, Robert F. Zahn, A. E. Zeigler, Jr., George Zimmerman, Frank W. Zwicker
Further behind these memorials is a park. It contains plaques for individuals and groups, some of whom were killed in war.
Lt. Charles H. Muller appears to have been killed in WWII and indeed there is a Charles H. Muller on the above Honor Roll.
This stone remembers Sergeant David O. Farrington, possibly the same David Farrington who is listed in the WWII Honor Roll with the middle initial D.
William Gregory is remembered here by the East Rockaway Fire Department as well as on the Honor Roll.
This stone, which I was unable to photograph well, remembers the deceased of Alpha-Phi Omega-Gamma-Delta.
This is the only memorial to a resident killed in Vietnam and remembers P.F.C. Gary W. Thornlow.
The following stones remember village politicians.
Edward A. Talfor
These two stones are actually on the grounds of the Village Hall which is next to the memorial.
Trustee and Mayor Charles M. Krull
Trustee Kevin E. McNulty
Also in this park is a memorial to those killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. When you enter from the Atlantic Avenue side, you come through a Gateway created by two beams from the building.
In another semi-circle are stones for each of the residents killed in the attack.
Richard E. Nogan
James W. Barbella
William A. Gardner
James A. Haran
Michael J. Horn
Timothy P. McSweeney
Patrick J. O'Keefe
Andrew J. Stern
Glen J. Wall
Paul T. Zois
In solemn and lasting memory of all the heroes and victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Especially those from East Rockaway and our neighboring communities. We Will Never Forget.
This plaque in front of Village Hall gives you a sense of the history of this area.
Before the Revolutionary War, one of the first schools in the Town of Hempstead stood on or near this site.
Before the Battle of Long Island Col. Richard Hewlett entrenched here with a company of Tories.
Erected by Anne Cary Chapter, N.S.D.A.R. and The State of New York 1927.
And on the other side of Village Hall is one more memorial. This one is for firefighters.
In Loving Memory of Captain Robert Pryer.
Died in the line of duty October 10, 1970.