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Top Obituaries of 2012

A look at some of the most notable losses of the year.

Some were sudden and tragic, others marked a quiet end to long and accomplished lives. 

Here's a look back at who we lost in 2012:

Joseph M. Reilly: Glen Cove's mayor from 1962-'66, Reilly continued his political career with five terms in the state Assembly. 

Lew Bodi: Power outages after Sandy led to a fire that took the life of a resident who had lived to learn, and to allow others the opportunity to do the same. 

Jeffrey Rozran: The Syosset Teachers' Union president died of lung cancer. He spoke out about using standardized test scores to evaluate teachers.

Sister Jackie Walsh: The St. Edward the Confessor parishioner was killed in a hit-and-run accident, but would "want to see mercy extended to the individual who took her life," according to a deacon who worked with her.

Harry Jacobson: The Massapequa Park Village trustee had a long career serving the village in various roles. He died in June.

Peter Schmitt: Massapequa had been represented by Peter Schmitt in the Nassau County Legislature since there's been a Nassau County Legislature. Schmitt died suddenly on the job in October.

Spencer Reis: The Plainview teen received an outpouring of support from his friends and community during and after his battle with leukemia.

Charlotte Fein: Plainview mom and family business entrepreneur loved to dance, said her children.

Jeff Reis January 01, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Spencer Reis?
Micah Danney (Editor) January 02, 2013 at 05:02 AM
Sorry for the omission, Jeff. He's been added.

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