Staten Island obituaries for Aug. 21, 2022: St. Patrick’s School teacher, Manor Road dentist among those remembered

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

Beverly Anne Edelman, a longtime teacher and dedicated grandmother, passed away at the age of 76 on Friday. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy High School and Wagner College and worked as a teacher for more than 30 years. Beverly taught at the Academy of St. Dorothy, St. Mary of the Assumption School, and St. Patrick’s School. During her career, she taught several different grades and subjects, but her favorite subject to teach was math. Beverly was extremely active in youth sports. She loved the New York Yankees.

Vivian L Gabel of Lighthouse Hill, a beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Thursday. Born on Nov. 28th 1927 to Mary Washbourne in Jersey City, she was adopted by George and Marguerite Lund of Highland Park, N.J. She was raised in New Jersey and Staten Island. She graduated from Tottenville High School and began working in Manhattan, before marrying her husband Richard C Gabel after he returned from serving in the US Navy in WWII. They raised their children in Oakwood. She was a member of Oakwood Heights Community Church.

Jeanette (Harmon) Larson, 75, passed away on Thursday. She grew up in Mariners Harbor and raised her family in West Brighton. She spent the last years of her life in Barnegat, N.J. “She was generous with her laughter and time spent with friends and family.”

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.


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