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


STATEN ISLAND, NY — In remembrance of those who have passed away, here is a roundup of obituaries posted on Viewing times and guestbooks can be found here.

Beverly Anne Edelman, a longtime teacher and devoted grandmother, died Friday at the age of 76. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy High School and Wagner College and worked as a teacher for over 30 years. Beverly has taught at St. Dorothy’s Academy, St. Mary of the Assumption School and St. Patrick’s School. Over the course of her career, she has taught many 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, died on Thursday. Born November 28, 1927 to Mary Washbourne in Jersey City, she was adopted by George and Marguerite Lund of Highland Park, NJ 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 returning from service in the United States Navy during World War II. They raised their children in Oakwood. She was a member of the Oakwood Heights Community Church.

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

Dr. Ira Pisetzner, 84, died peacefully in Vi at the Lakeside Village Care Center in Lantana, Florida on August 8, 2022. Ira was born on November 19, 1937, to Michael and Yetta Pisetzner of Manhattan. The family moved to Castleton Corners in 1940. Ira graduated from Curtis High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Wagner College and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University School of Dentistry. After graduating, 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 her patients at ease by sharing jokes from her extensive repertoire.


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