Elizabeth Dunleavy | Garden City News
After a long and happy life, Elizabeth Erhardt Dunleavy, daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth Buser passed away peacefully on May 11, 2021. Born September 1, 1915 in Brooklyn, she is survived by her daughter Eleanor Field of Poughkeepsie, New York, his son Thomas and daughter-in-law Virginia Erhardt of Remsenburg, New York and daughter Elizabeth Erhardt of Land-O-Lakes, Florida.
In addition, she is survived by her sister Claire Sievers of Queens Village, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren as well as numerous nephews, nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was deceased by husband Robert B. Erhardt, Sr., and Charles J. Dunleavy, Jr., son Robert B. Erhardt, Jr. and son-in-law James A. Field as well as sisters Marie Herrick, Eleanor Tierney and Frances Grady and their husbands.
Elizabeth was a longtime resident of Garden City. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, a member of the Mercy Hospital Junior League, the Cooperative Extension, the Garden City Historical Society, and the Garden City Women’s Club.
She was the last surviving member of her elementary class at St. Joachim & Ann, Queens Village, class of 1929 and graduated from Our Lady of Wisdom Academy, Ozone Park in 1933. She returned to school after that her children grew up and received her AA Graduate from Nassau Community College in 1975, then her BA from Molloy College in Arts Education in 1977.
Elizabeth’s life and home reflected her love of the arts, sewing, gardening, and entertainment. She enjoyed many years of many trips, visiting many exotic sites. The family all knew his sweet tooth. When his grandchildren visited him, they would check his cookie jar for fresh treats.
A Christian burial mass will be celebrated on May 21st2021 at 10 a.m. at the Saint-Joseph Catholic Church, avenue Franklin, Garden City, followed by the burial in the Saint-Charles cemetery.
The family would like to thank mother Mariya Kozak’s caregiver for her years of care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Calvary Hospital, Calvary Hospital and Hospice.