December 12, 2007
Johanna R. Bochan, 87
Mattituck resident Johanna R. Bochan died at her home on December 1.
Mrs. Bochan was born in Stickhausen, Germany on August 26, 1920 to Schwantje (nee Penning) and Heinrich Harms. In 1951, she came to the United States with sponsorship by the Mattituck Presbyterian Church.
She made her home in Mattituck since that time and was active in the Mattituck Presbyterian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was also active as a Cub Scout leader.
Johanna will be remembered for her love of life including people – especially children, nature and animals.
Predeceased by her husband, Sergiusz Bochan in 1976, she leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Joanne Bochan of Boca Raton, Florida and daughter and son-in-law, Tamara and Jerry Masem of Patchogue; a brother, Heinrich Harms of Germany; and two grandchildren, Gregory (Bonnie) Masem of Phoenix, Arizona and Alexandra Masem of Patchogue.
The family welcomed friends at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes in Mattituck. Religious services were held in the Mattituck Presbyterian Church, with Reverend George Gaffga officiating. Interment followed in the Old Bethany Cemetery.
Those wishing to remember Johanna in a special way can make a donation to the East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, New York 11978.
Lawrence Bogan, 86
Mattituck resident Lawrence Bogan died at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue on December 3. Previously, he resided in Jamesport.
Funeral services were in the care of the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck and were incomplete at presstime.
A complete obituary will appear next week.
Anthony Haarstick, 73
Anthony Haarstick, a resident of Belleair, Florida, died at home on November 29.
Mr. Haarstick was born on June 10, 1934 and grew up as a child on Shelter Island. He always remembered it with much affection.
Surviving are his wife, Anne; three sons, Peter, Michael, and James; a brother, Stephen Haarstick; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at The Shelter Island Funeral Home. Interment followed immediately at the family plot in the Emily French Cemetery.
Wilhelmina (Mimi) Neuman, 71
Sag Harbor resident Wilhelmina (Mimi) Neuman died at Southampton Hospital on December 4.
She was born on November 11, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York to Martin and Catherine (nee Conlan) O'Brien.
After attending Bryant High School in Queens, New York, Mrs. Neuman worked as a technician for Pfizer, Inc., and as a technician for Bulova Watch.
She belonged to the Noyac Civic Council.
Mrs. Neuman is survived by her husband Chuck; her children Kevin Neuman and his wife Gretchen of Chicago, Illinois; and her siblings Margaret Salemi of Pompano Beach, Florida and Patricia (Joan) Brown of East Islip. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Celia and Sophie, and five nieces and nephews. Mrs. Neuman was predeceased by her sister Catherine Ebinger.
Services were held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home, Inc. with a mass at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.