Staten Island obituaries for Aug. 19, 2022: Dr. Ira Pisetzner, owned Manor Road Dental Practice

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — In remembrance of those who have died, here is a round up of obituaries published on SILive.com. Viewing times and guest books can be found here.

Dr. Ira Pisetzner (Legacy.com)

Dr. Ira Pisetzner, 84, died peacefully at Vi at Lakeside Village Care Center in Lantana, Florida, on Aug. 8, 2022. Ira was born on Nov. 19, 1937 to Michael and Yetta Pisetzner of Manhattan. The family moved to Castleton Corners in 1940. Ira graduated from Curtis High School and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Wagner College and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University School of Dentistry. Following graduation, Ira served two years as a captain in the US Army Dental Corps at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. He then opened his private dental practice on Manor Road in Castleton Corners in 1965 and maintained the practice for 47 years. While practicing dentistry with a skillful and gentle touch, Ira put his patients at ease by sharing jokes from his broad repertoire. Read the full obituary on SILive.com.

Raymond E. Murtha

Raymond E. Murtha (Legacy.com)

Raymond E. Murtha, 73, life long Staten Islander passed away at Richmond University Medical Center on Aug. 17 with loved ones at his side. A graduate of Port Richmond High School, he went on to receive a degree in political science from Brookdale College. Mr. Murtha will be remembered for his love of music, history, and traveling, and most of all, his quick wit. Read the full obituary on SILive.com.

James Francis McAndrews, 82, passed away at the Martinsburg Veterans Medical Center in West Virginia on July 20, 2022. Jim was born on Staten Island on June 19, 1940. Jim grew up in Staten Island, living in St. George, Westerleigh, and Castleton Corners. He attended Blessed Sacrament Grammar School and Augustinian Academy, Sunnyside (Staten Island). Jim studied at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Jim worked at various electrical supply and manufacturing companies, including Westinghouse Electric and Sprague Electric in North Adams, Massachusetts. During this time, Jim led several Paris Air Show Project Teams. Read the full obituary on SILive.com.

YESTERDAY’S OBITUARIES

Barbara Ann DeMayo, 90, passed away on Friday, Aug. 12, at Croasdaile Village, Durham, North Carolina. Barbara was a native Staten Islander, born on Feb. 20, 1932, to Eugene and Katherine T. (McDermott) Daly of Stapleton. She attended PS 14 and Curtis High School, where she was a student-athlete, lettering in four sports. She worked for the AT&T telephone company before marrying Francesco (Frank) J. DeMayo, Sr., also of Stapleton. Barbara was active in many of the Island parochial schools. She taught CCD at Immaculate Conception and Physical Education at many Island schools, including Immaculate Conception Grammar School, St Pauls, Our Lady Queen of Peace, and Our Lady Star of the Sea, while working part-time at the Community National Bank in Fox Hills. The Board of Education later employed Barbara, Office of School Safety, NYPD. She worked at many schools, including New Dorp and Tottenville High Schools, I.S.7, and PS 1, where she was known as Officer Barbie. Read the full obituary on SILive.

Judith Konecny, 81, was born November 9, 1941, to Nicholas and Marie DeMuth in Bayonne, New Jersey. She was raised on Staten Island, N.Y., and was one of six children (Nick, Louis, Chicks, Ronnie, Jean). Judith loved spending time with her family and playing games. She worked as a switchboard operator for Bayley Seton Hospital and Willowbrook State School, a secretary for Dr. Antonio Caracta, and worked in the accounts receivable at Clove Lakes Nursing Home. Read the full obituary on SILive.

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