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: Tentative date of July 16, 2006 at the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration.

Theodore O. Libath, 1918-2003

During his lifetime, Ted served many roles - husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, son, and friend.

Ted was two years old when he and his family moved to Valley Stream. At the time of his move, Valley Stream was an area dotted with many farms. He was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1938. During World War II he served as a pilot in the Ninth Air Force. While on medical leave in Virginia, he met Agnes and they married in 1944. Upon his separation from the Air Force, Ted returned to Valley Stream where he and Agnes raised three children, Marsha, Tedd and Nancy.

Ted was employed for 50 years by Sid Harvey and at the time of his retirement held the position of Vice-President.

Never individuals to remain inactive, Ted and Agnes volunteered their time at Franklin Hospital Medical Center. Ted served the Central High School Alumni Association in many capacities. Ted was a faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church where he was an usher for 40 years.

Among his finest work was that which Ted performed for the Valley Stream Historical Society and the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration. He served as President, Chairman of the Restoration Committee, and Honorary Trustee. The meeting room on the second floor of the Restoration bears his name - to honor him and to recognize his many accomplishments for the Society and the Restoration. On the occasion of the Society's 25th Anniversary, it proclaimed him its "Living Treasure."

For generations to come, a tour through the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration will reflect the resolve and work ethic that defined Ted.

We will cherish our memories of him, remark on his accomplishments, and are very grateful that he and Agnes crossed our paths.

- The Board of Trustees, Ofrficers and Members of the Valley Stream Historical Society


A bookcase in the Ted Libath Room on the second floor of the Restoration contains the works of Valley Stream authors, such as Frank Yerby, David Cooke, Mary Gordon, Bob Bogle, Alonzo Gibbs, Deborah Oppenheimer, and Francis J. Duffy.

Joanne Leopold Ferrante, a graduate of the Central High School District, has donated a copy of her publication, "Where Do the Christmas Trees Go," to the Society. Ms. Ferrante not only wrote but illustrated the book.

Bob Bogle, Village Justice, co-author of Village, Town & District Courts in N.Y., recently gifted the Society with the eighth edition of this legal handbook on local Court practice.


The Society needs tour guides for the Restoration. Please call Agnes Libath at (516) 825-2759 to volunteer your services. Training and support are available for those who have not served as guides.

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