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Last Updated: March 3, 2015
 The following article - and more - can be found in our print edition:

ALL Has a New Administrative Office 

The Animal Lovers League (ALL) announces its new administrative office location as the non-profit organization’s first step after departing its Glen Cove, N.Y. home. The new office will provide ALL
the opportunity to establish an administrative presence at 27 The Plaza, Suite B1 in Locust Valley.

“The new Animal Lovers League location will allow us to continue the outreach programs we have offered for over 20 years, in addition to our rescue and adoption programs,” stated Joan Phillips, President and Co-Founder of Animal Lovers League. “An expanded online Behavior Help Line will
assist in preventing the surrender of pets to shelters by intervening before problems become too discouraging to pet parents.”

ALL has helped thousands of abandoned animals for more than two decades, providing a haven for hundreds of dogs and cats in the last year alone. ALL’s innovative and interactive humane education and counseling program for careers in animal welfare will be available to an increased number of
Long Island communities. 

“Our organization will continue to run on the love, patience and compassion of volunteers and rescuers who donate their time to support our mission of caring for homeless animals,” stated
Ruth DiChiara, Co-Founder of the Animal Lovers League. The Animal Lovers League donated
32 cages, 6 large cat apartments, outdoor play areas built for the shelter animals, food, cabinets, a washer, dryer, dishwasher and office furniture so the new shelter occupying the Glen Cove space
would be operable on the first day.

As the Animal Lovers League adjusts to its new office location, it remains committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of animals in need. Members of ALL look forward to helping the animals of Locust Valley and neighboring communities. The Animal Lovers League is a nonprofit organization that provides care for canines and felines in the Locust Valley community and throughout Long Island.
Through donations and volunteer efforts, the Animal Lovers League is able to provide outreach programs, animal care education and spay and neuter clinics. For more information on the Animal Lovers League, please visit or the ALL Facebook page.


DOYNE, Rose, on February 27, age 99, of Glen Cove. Beloved grandmother of Kim. Services are private. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Oyster Bay Funeral Home.

GALANTE, Fulvio of Glen Cove, on February 24th, age 85. Beloved husband of the late Michelina. Loving father of Angelo and Vincent (Debbie). Dear brother of Maria, Anna, Palmina, Rosie,
Yolanda, Marino and the late Joseph. Proud grandfather of Christopher. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He loved to garden and grow tomatoes and figs. He also loved to make homemade red wine. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas Glen Cove. Mass at the
Church of St. Rocco. Entombment Holy Rood Cemetery.

JONES, Richard J. formerly of Glen Cove, on Feb. 26, age 86. Husband of the late Anne “Beep"”. Father of Richard (Kathy), Debra (Gene Case), Carol (Robert Strauss) and Leslie (Richard
Bellissimo). Brother of Devenovan (Helen), Jessie Westeguaard and David. Grandfather of 9, great grandfather of 7. Former proprietor of Road Runners Bicycle Shop in Glen Cove. US Veteran of
Army Air Corp and a man whose family came first. Visitation at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home Saturday March 7th 5-8pm. Interment private. Donations may be made to Halifax Hospice of Volusia Flager, Florida.

KOZUSZKO, John J., of Smithtown, formerly of Locust Valley, passed on January 25th, after a lengthy, courageous battle with cancer, with his children at his side. He split his time between Long Island and South Florida. He was born on August 17, 1939 in Naliboki, Poland to Bernard and Anna Kozuszko. He was a graduate of Carle Place High School. He received his Undergraduate Teaching Degree from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley and his Masters of Art Degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. John was a teacher, football coach and track coach in Syosset for over 30 years. He was a swimmer, a rugby player and an artist that worked with many different mediums. He was a avid fisherman with a profound love of the ocean. He is survived by his daughter
Tanya Carnahan (Michael) of Jupiter, Fl, son Jason Kozuszko (Jennifer) of Port St. Lucie, daughter Sonya Kozuszko of Jupiter, Fl, and son Kristopher Kozuszko of West Palm Beach and his beloved
grandchildren Gavin and Brooke Carnahan, Aiden Kozuszko, and Kyle Kozuszko, sisters Lucy Dembowski (Stanley) of Locust Valley, Anna O’Hare (Thomas) and Theresa Straus of Amsterdam, NY and a host of nieces, nephews, former professional colleagues, and friends. A Beachside Celebration of Life will be held at noon on, April 4th at the Jupiter Civic Center. In lieu of flowers, John’s family suggests donations in his memory be made to Loggerhead Marine Life Center, 14200 US Highway 1, Juno Beach, Fl 33408.

RUSNACK, Mary-Ann, on March 1, age 81, of Huntington Station. Beloved Mother of Ann Courtney (Late Robert), Tod (Phyllis), Martha Minicozzi (Robert), Philip (Kim) and Pete. Loving grammy of
twelve. Dear sister of Dudley Faraco (Virginia). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.

SCHWARTZ, Patricia J., on Feb. 3, age 86, of Mill Neck. Beloved wife of Jordan. Services are private. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Oyster Bay Funeral Home.