Notable deaths and obituaries of community leaders, activists and service members throughout 2012.
the year news broke of several shocking and saddening deaths. We
followed their stories, reported on their contributions and mourned
Patch has compiled a list of notable deaths from across Nassau County.
While ATF agent John Capano was slain
on Dec. 31, 2011, we mourned his death in 2012.
Capano was fatally shot while attempting to thwart a pharmacy burglary in Seaford.
A Hempstead Town audio-video specialist and long-time Atlantic Beach parks commissioner, Arnold Levey
died of heart disease in February.
Long-time educator and Lynbrook Schools Superintendent Dr. Santo Barbarino died suddenly
after suffering a fatal heart attack in August.
Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr.
, an Oceanside native, was killed while serving in Afghanistan in August.
American Cancer Society activist and Relay for Life organizer Bill Holzapfel of Malverne
suffered a massive heart attack in July while on an upstate fishing trip.
Former Democratic leader and political adviser Larry Elovich
lost his battled to cancer in September.
Legislative Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt
died in early October after suffering a fatal heart attack in the office of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.
Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez was fatally shot
during a traffic stop in October. Lopez was also a member of the Emergency Services Unit.
Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari
, 39, of Baldwin, was serving in Logar Province in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom when he died on Dec. 14As
you look through this list, you're might think of others we lost this
year. Please post a comment below about who else should be remembered
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