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Frankie Pitti is seen here running in his "Team Courage" shirt. Photo courtesy of Companions in Courage.
bill celona December 19, 2013 at 09:53 pm
May God Bless Frankie and his family in this very difficult time his inspiration inspired many.
Joyce Mulligan December 21, 2013 at 09:03 am
As a close member of the Pitti family (Frankie's father's, cousin) and having spent almost everyRead More weekend with the family since this past summer when Frankie's health began to decline, I know first hand the pain that the Pitti family has endured. Frankie's father, Dan, sister Dorothy, brother Dan and stepmother Linda, and countless other Pitti family members ADORED this special young man. Our extended family has gathered on multiple occasions in recent weeks to absorb as much as we could of the love that emulated from being in his presence and in gathering trying to prepare ourselves to say goodbye. Frankie's passing has broken many hearts of many people that I love dearly. I pray for "our" peace and that our loved ones in heaven, especially my beloved Aunt Dorothy, in embracing Frankie, help us find peace in our hearts, until we are all together again </3
CR January 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm
This is very sad news. Please send my condolences to Dan Sr. and the rest of the family. WeRead More purchased a home from Dan 3 years ago in ENPT. Our neighbors just told me about this news, and as a parent my heart breaks for this family who has had to say goodbye to Frankie. May he rest in peace now...
Nelsan Iqlano January 4, 2012 at 07:18 pm
photo credit=mugshot dood is a real hero rip
eric olsen January 7, 2012 at 02:10 am
you don't believe in luck freddy freddy. i forget to say hello. goodby freddy piecey. you'll see.
Robert Hagan January 8, 2012 at 02:55 pm
me and my girlfriend are going to miss our fishing budy at HIS beach. he took care of her when sheRead More fished alone and also whne she got really sick and still wanted to fish and he also taught her how to canoe. he will missed alot by both of us. R.I.P. my friend.
East Northport English teacher Leslie Spanko, who died overnight Thursday, will have a character named after her in Tim Green's upcoming book, thanks to the efforts of her students and community members. Photo courtesy of Theresa and John Braun.
Dan Mirabile December 15, 2013 at 08:49 pm
Leslie Spanko was a wonderful educator and is irreplaceable. I feel blessed to have had her forRead More English in both 7th and 8th grade and getting to be her colleague these last six school years only added to the admiration I have for her. She impacted my life positively in many ways and for that I am forever greatful.
Ashley Palko December 16, 2013 at 07:20 am
I LOVED this teacher in middle school. So sad to hear of her passing. She was quirky and funny andRead More just a great teacher. I'm pretty sure she was the one who organized a bake sale and read-a-thon to raise money for a handicapped swing at the ENPT Library. I just noticed that the swing is gone a few months ago. We should get a new one in her memory.
Robert W. Krueger, Northport’s first Director of Music Education and the Founder & Director of the Northport Community Band, died Monday after a short illness. Courtesy photo.
Robert Harvey September 12, 2013 at 08:03 am
What an inspiration and hero for all..... Thanks for your endless energy!
Ann Stevens September 12, 2013 at 11:41 am
Thank you to Bob Krueger.... for all the years of beautiful music he brought to the kids, theRead More schools, the community, and beyond... His extraordinary legacy will long be remembered by all of us whose lives he has touched. Ann Stevens and family
Jessica Somers Barbagallo October 24, 2013 at 11:58 am
Bob passed the same week my dad did. :( My parents loved coming down to Northport to see myself andRead More the band play. Here is a video I put together back in 1997 of the band when I worked as an editor for News 12 Long Island. I treasured those summers and wish I could play again. (I moved out of state). RIP Bob, you were one amazing man! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGhIXRCqEnE
Lillian Brueggemann died of cancer on July 25 at the age of 89.
Buddy's mom August 8, 2013 at 08:14 am
RIP to a lovely lady who was an inspiration. It was so special to see her taking classes along withRead More the kids. She always had a smile and a hello. This town is better because of her and will miss her.