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10/21/14 8:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO  |  Dr. Jennifer Cabral combs a 5-month-old pup, named Tailpipe, for fleas at North Fork Animal Hospital in 2013.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Dr. Jennifer Cabral combs a 5-month-old pup, named Tailpipe, for fleas at North Fork Animal Hospital in 2013.

The North Fork Animal Welfare League will be holding its first event at Calverton’s Henry Pfeifer Community Center later this month, with a free spay and neuter clinic at the location.

Available for cats and dogs, the event should service close to 70 animals, said shelter director Gillian Wood-Pultz.

“Spay/neuter is the only 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats and the most efficient tool for reducing pet overpopulation available,” she said via email. “Studies show that spayed and neutered pets live 20 percent longer on average than unaltered pets.”

NFAWL took over operations at Riverhead Town’s dog shelter last year, and with financial support from Riverhead Move the Animal Shelter, will be moving to the town’s Henry Pfeifer Community Center in the future after Town Board members voted 3-2 recently to OK the move.

The spay and neuter clinic will take place on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. Appointments are required; call 566-8870 to set up a time.

10/21/14 7:55am

Charles Mason Thrall, 89, of Marshall, Mi. passed away Oct. 14, 2014 at home.

Charles was born March 10, 1925 to Wallace and Lillian (Schwarz) Thrall. He attended school in Rockville, Conn. He joined the U.S. Navy and served from 1942 to 1946. Charles then worked for the New York State Department of Agriculture as a Senior Marketing Representative. Charles was married to Janet Klose who preceded him in death. He remarried Sept. 22, 2007 to Carol Hayden.

Charles enjoyed being helpful and serving others. He would volunteer for Mobile Meals as well as help out in many aspects at Christ Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Executive Club and Kiwanis of Battle Creek. Charles liked to tell stories that his family will always remember were the most wonderful stories to listen to. He also liked to play cards.

He is survived by his wife, Carol of Marshall; daughter, Sheryl (Edmund) Schmeichel of Indiana; sons, Kenneth (Edna) Thrall of Kansas, Stephen (Mary) Thrall of New York and William Thrall of Michigan; stepdaughter, Cheryl (Brian) Young of Marshall; stepson, Kurt (Kailee) Hayden of Texas; sisters, Barbara Hambach, Marion Stearns and Marjorie Lotas all of Conn.; grandchildren, Chris Schmeichel, Lori Jones, Maria Thrall, Crystal Thrall and Christine Thrall, Todd Ruddock, Megan and Erin Young and Colin and Keira Hayden and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Janet Thrall; and brothers, Wallace Jr. Thrall and William Thrall.

Visiting hours were held Oct. 16 Craig K. Kempf Family Funeral Homes, Marshall Chapel. A funeral service took place Oct. 17 Christ Lutheran Church in Marshall with the Rev. David Boedecker officiating. Interment took place at Fort Custer National Cemetery A luncheon was held following the burial at the Craig K. Kempf Family Funeral Homes Reception Hall, Marshall Chapel.

Memorials in memory of Charles can be made out to Oaklawn Hospice of Marshall. To sign the online guestbook and leave the family a personal message please visit

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