Lifetime Inwood resident Robert Stanya Sr. died on Sept. 9. He was 79.
Known as “Big Daddy” to his three sons and daughter due to his husky build, Stanya owned a gardening business and was a longtime custodian at Lawrence High School.
Businessman, philanthropist, musician and family man were the main elements that composed Marvin Zuckerman’s life. The Brooklyn native, who took a store in Cedarhurst from kitchenware to fine jewelry, died on Aug. 12. He was 90.
His mother introduced the idea of attending college when he was very young and did so often. That prompting propelled Inwood native Charles Rodgers Greene to a career few African-Americans thought they could achieve at one time.