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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union July 9, 1929 – Deat hs
Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 15:50:41 -0400
Brooklyn Standard Union July 9, 1929 – Deaths
2 BROOKLYN YOUTHS LOSE LIVES IN WATER, ONE AT CONEY ISLAND
Other Drowned In West Paterson, N.J. – Both Bodies Recovered
William GRIVAS, 21, a clerk living at 2254 West Seventh street, Coney
Island, was drowned last night in the surf off the foot of West Tenth
street. The body was washed up on the rocks at the foot of West Sixth
street an hour and a half after the youth was seen to sink.
Chris VAHOULIS, 21, of 183 Avenue T, Brooklyn, had accompanied GRIVAS to
Coney Island. When he saw his comrade go under water he endeavored to
rescue him, but GRIVAS clutched him around the neck and he had to
struggle to free himself. Before he could return to GRIVAS’ assistance,
he sank from sight.
VAHOULIS and other swimmers dove repeatedly, but failed to recover the
body until it was washed up. Dr. FAULKNER of the Coney Island Hospital
made an unsuccessful effort to resuscitate the drowned youth.
At Paterson, N.J., Robert PARLMAN, of 347 Rodney street, Brooklyn, was
swimming with hundreds of others in Barbour’s Pond, when he suffered a
cramp and sank before help could reach him. His body was recovered
about twenty minutes later.
UNGUARDED CROSSING DEATH SITE FOR MAN
Train Kills Unidentified Man in Lynbrook
An unidentified man, about fifty, was killed yesterday by a west-bound
train at the Wright avenue grade crossing of the Long Island railroad in
Lynbrook. The grade crossing in unprotected.
Police said the man, walking north on Wright avenue heard the approach
of the train but could not reach safety in time to avoid being hit.
Police found a partially filled bottle of what they believed to be
alcohol. The body was found about seventy-five feet west of the crossing.
Acting Coroner Edward T. NEU, ordered the body removed to Wyckoff’s
morgue, pending identification.
FATHER O’NEILL DIES
Well Known Here
The Rev. Thomas J. O’NEILL, a member of the Order of the Congregation of
the Mission, known as the Vincentian Fathers, died suddenly Sunday at
the Mother House of the order at Germantown, Pa., it was learned to-day.
Father O’NEILL, who was for many years attached to the parish of St.
John the Baptist at Lewis and Willoughby avenues, was widely known to
the many graduates of St. John’s College, located and conducted by the
Vincentian Fathers in Brooklyn. The funeral will be held tomorrow
morning at Germantown.
Transcribed for the Brooklyn Info Pages by Chris Hendrickson
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