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Can't find the obit for Gabriel, but I did find an Arthur and a George. Maybe these will help.

Deceased Name: ARTHUR ANDERSEN, 79 Date of Death 02/04/2004 World War II veteran, NYPD officer for 25 years
Former Staten Islander Arthur W. Andersen, 79, of Stuart, Fla., a World War II veteran and retired police officer, died Feb. 4 at home, after suffering a heart attack.

Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Oakwood for much of his life. He relocated to Toms River, N.J., before settling in Stuart in 1999.

During World War II, Mr. Andersen served in the Navy for more than three years, stationed aboard several aircraft carriers in the South Pacific.

A graduate of Tottenville High School, Mr. Andersen was a police officer for 25 years, assigned to the North Shore's 120th Precinct. He retired in 1974.

Following his retirement, he worked for 10 years with Brink's Security, managing security at the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan.

Mr. Andersen was a member of the Richmond County Moose Lodge and the 1013 Club, a police organization, in Toms River.

He loved to fish, hunt and golf, and was an avid reader.

While living on Staten Island, Mr. Andersen attended Oakwood Heights Community Church.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Elsie Balla; his son, Guy D., and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Oakwood Heights Community Church. The arrangements, including cremation, were handled by the Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.

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Deceased Name: GEORGE ANDERSEN, 83 Lifelong Islander was World War II veteran, welder DATE OF DEATH 03/25/2004
Lifelong Mariners Harbor resident George N. Andersen, 83, a retired welder who worked on the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, died Thursday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, after a long battle against asbestos-related cancer.

Mr. Andersen worked as a riveter at Brewers Dry Dock, Mariners Harbor, and in two Brooklyn facilities, repairing torpedo-damaged ships during World War II.

"All we knew about asbestos is it was fireproof," Mr. Andersen told the Advance in January 2001, seven months after being diagnosed with voice-box and lung cancer, believed to have resulted from asbestos exposure.

In the 1950s, he delivered bread on a New Jersey route for the former Hathaway Bakery, Richmond. In the 1960s, Mr. Andersen was a laborer with the former Burke Construction Co., based on Staten Island, where he worked on the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

He then worked as a welder for 15 years with the former Spearing-Preston-Burrows, Mariners Harbor. He retired in 1989.

He graduated from McKee High School.

During World War II, Mr. Andersen served in the Navy from 1944 to 1945. Stationed in the Pacific, he attained the rank of chief petty officer third class.

Mr. Andersen was a member of the Cichon Post, American Legion, and the Nansen Lodge, Sons of Norway, Travis.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, bowling and solving crossword puzzles.

Mr. Andersen was an ardent New York Mets baseball fan.

"He loved his family so much," said his daughter, Judith Baker. "He said of his wife on their wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day that, 'After 62 years, she's still my sweetie.' He loved his children and his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren."

In addition to his daughter, surviving are his wife, the former Florence Sypniewski; his son, George Jr.; two more daughters, Susan Andersen-Naglich and Debra Andersen; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Meislohn-Silvie Funeral Home, Port Richmond. The Rev. Donald Goodson, pastor of the Summerfield United Methodist Church, Mariners Harbor, will officiate. Arrangements include cremation in Rosehill Crematory, Linden, N.J.

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