12/16/14 1:02pm

Former longtime Cutchogue resident Frank H. Brush Sr. of Summerville, S.C., died Dec. 9, 2014. He was 82.

He was born May 13, 1932, in Peconic to Mary (Martka) and John Szczotka.

Mr. Brush served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 and retired after 30 years of service as a supervisor at Plum Island Animal Disease Center.

Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (née Thilberg) Brush, Mr. Brush is survived by his children, Frank H. Brush Jr. of Charlton, N.Y., and Geraldine Berkoski of Cutchogue; his siblings, Theodore Szczotka of Peconic and Helen Pirog of Clifton, N.J.; six grandchildren; his companion of 26 years, Pearl Schoedel of Summerville, S.C.; and her children, Tabitha Miles and Toni and William Mokus.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. A funeral service will be held  Thursday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment, with U.S. Navy honors, will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

This is a paid notice.

12/16/14 11:38am

Former longtime Riverhead and Mattituck resident Ann Melosh died Nov. 20 in Goodyear, Ariz. She was 92.

Ms. Melosh was born Feb. 14, 1922, in Brooklyn to Vingenza and Anthony Greco. She attended Fashion Institute of Design High School in Brooklyn. She married Arthur Melosh in 1970.

For 53 years, she owned Beiers Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant in Floral Park, where she received a “Confectioner of the Year” award.

Ms. Melosh was a member of the St. John’s University Ladies Auxiliary, the Italian-American Club, and was a former Columbiette with Cutchogue Knights of Columbus.

Family members said she enjoyed playing bocce, cards, baking and gardening.

Predeceased by her husband in 2004, Ms. Melosh is survived by her children, Phyllis Kovach, Philip Ferrara and Vivian Harris; seven grandchildren; and five grandchildren.

A service will take place Saturday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead, Father Larry Duncklee officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Jake and Samantha Lazazzaro, samandjake.org.