Ethel Bryant of 94-31 N. Holyoak Terrace, Dunnellon, Florida, formerly of Big Indian and Lake Katrine, died in the hospital after complications from surgery on Wednesday, May 21, 2008.
She was born in Astoria on October 20, 1929 the daughter of William and Frances Krohn, Ethel was the sixth of eight children.
Ethel moved to Big Indian in 1966 from College Point. She also had a home on Hog Mountain, Fleischmanns for many years before moving back to Big Indian. She lived there until 1988 when she moved to Lake Katrine. In 1993 she moved to New Port Richey, Florida. Two years ago she began splitting her time between New Port Richey and Dunnellon.
In addition to raising her children, Ethel worked at Kass Inn Golf Course in the ’70s. From 1985 until 1993 she worked at the Olympic II Diner in Catskill as the weekend day hostess.
Ethel loved her children, grandchildren, family, and her dogs. She will be remembered as a loving mom, caring sister, and wonderful friend. She is deeply missed. Her children will celebrate her life with a memorial this summer.
Surviving are three sisters, Dorothy Fleming, Astoria, Gloria Seifert, Sarasota, FL, and Arline Donahue, Palm Rivers, NJ. Also surviving are four children, Deborah Scannapieco and Charles Scannapieco, Dunnellon, FL, James Scannapieco and his wife Dawn, Catskill, and Christine (Scannapieco) O’Kunak and her husband Richard, New Port Richey, FL, and three grandsons, Jimmy and Jesse Scannapieco, Catskill, and newborn Alexander Charles O’Kunak II, New Port Richey. She was predeceased by her three brothers William, Robert, and Gerard Krohn and her sister Ruth Lennihan.