Miscellaneous Suffolk County, New York Obituaries - 1999

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Audrey K. Meinhart
Audrey K. Meinhart, 74, a resident of Mattituck for 30 years, died at her home on July 31. 
Mrs. Meinhart was born in Trenton, N.J., on Sept. 25, 1924, to Charles and Rosalie (Rohr) Rulon. A devoted homemaker and former resident of Shoreham, she was a member of North Fork Audubon Society and Friends of Mattituck-Laurel Library. An avid gardener, she enjoyed reading, swimming and handcrafts, especially rug hooking. 
Her husband and sole survivor, Fred Meinhart, remembered her as "a wonderful wife of 53 years."
Visitation was on Tuesday at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck, with religious services on Wednesday morning officiated by the Rev. Aaron Hicks. Interment was private. 
Memorial donations may be made to North Fork Audubon Society or Mattituck-Laurel Library.

Edward E. Katzer Jr.
Edward E. Katzer Jr. of Southold died at his residence on Aug. 2 at the age of 87.
He was born on May 23, 1912, in Potlatch, Idaho, to Edward and Flora (Shouild) Katzer Sr., and the family moved when he was 8 to the Soundview section of the Bronx. He met his future wife, Elizabeth, at James Monroe High School, where they were both students. They were married in 1937 after his graduation from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn as an electrical engineer. 
He served with the Army Corps of Engineers before enlisting in the 101 Airborne Engineers during World War II. He was active in American Legion Auburndale Post 123 as treasurer and vice commander. 
According to his daughter-in-law, Pamela Smith of Southold, Mr. Katzer worked as chief plant engineer for Rheingold Brewery in Brooklyn until it closed in 1985, when he retired. The couple then moved from their Queens residence to Southold, where they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1987.
Predeceased by his wife, in 1991, and son, Lawrence, he is also survived by a granddaughter, Laura Katzer-Smith of Southold, and a niece, Elaine Katzer of San Pedro, Calif. 
Visiting hours were Tuesday at DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold, where the Rev. Martin Osborne officiated at a funeral service yesterday. Interment followed at St. Patrick R.C. Cemetery.

Evangeline C. Clark
Evangeline C. Clark, 73, a lifelong resident of Shelter Island, died at her home on Aug. 9. 
She was born in Brooklyn on June 21, 1926, to Francis Chiaramonte and Teresa Vecchio. In 1985, she retired from the U.S. Post Office-Shelter Island Heights branch as its postmaster, having been employed by the U.S.P.O. for 42 years. 
A family statement described Mrs. Clark as a devoted member of Our Lady of the Isle R.C. Church and active in the church choir since the age of 17. 
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Donald; two sons, Dr. David Clark of Milwaukee, Wis., and John Clark of Keene, N.Y.; a daughter, Donna Mannino of Shelter Island; two brothers, Michael Chiaramonte of Fenwick Island, Del., and Dr. Francis Chiaramonte of Camp Springs, Md.; a sister, Yolanda Kragel of York, Pa.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Isle R.C. Church by the Rev. Charles Dougherty. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Isle R.C. Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Shelter Island Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.

Edna Esther Warren Hukill
Edna Esther Warren Hukill, a resident of East Marion, passed away at the University Hospital in Stony Brook on August 3, 1999.
Esther was born in Dalton, Mass., on April 4, 1915, the daughter of Theron Emroy Warren and Edna May Rudin Warren. She grew up on the family farm. After graduating from high school, she attended art school in Boston. She then worked as an occupational therapist but soon altered her career goals and became a designer of transistors for the General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, Mass. She left work in 1953 when she married and began a family.
She is survived by her husband, W. Perry Hukill; a son, William P. Hukill and wife Amy of East Marion; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Diaz and husband Tony of East Marion; a stepson, David G. Hukill and wife Linda of Uberlingen, Germany; four sisters, Salome Ferguson of Rochester, N.Y., Ella Johnson and her husband Walter of Siren, Wis., Lois Hume of Dalton, Mass., Mary Jane Caliento and her husband Tom of Dalton, Mass.; two brothers, Theron Warren and wife Hazel of Oswego, N.Y., Joseph Warren and wife Sybil of Cucamonga, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Adam Hukill, Eileen Tobie Diaz-DelGaudio and husband Larry, Erica Esther and Karina Jean Diaz, Daniel, Anne, and Christine Hukill; and one great-granddaughter, Malyssa Rae Esther DelGaudio. She was predeceased by a brother, Fred Warren.
A memorial service was held at the United Methodist Church in Orient on Saturday, August 7. The Rev. Fred Moore and the Rev. James Barr officiated. Interment followed in Orient Central Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of DeFriest Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, Orient.

Edna Esther Warren Hukill
Edna Esther Warren Hukill, a resident of East Marion, passed away at the University Hospital in Stony Brook on August 3, 1999.
Esther was born in Dalton, Mass., on April 4, 1915, the daughter of Theron Emroy Warren and Edna May Rudin Warren. She grew up on the family farm. After graduating from high school, she attended art school in Boston. She then worked as an occupational therapist but soon altered her career goals and became a designer of transistors for the General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, Mass. She left work in 1953 when she married and began a family.
She is survived by her husband, W. Perry Hukill; a son, William P. Hukill and wife Amy of East Marion; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Diaz and husband Tony of East Marion; a stepson, David G. Hukill and wife Linda of Uberlingen, Germany; four sisters, Salome Ferguson of Rochester, N.Y., Ella Johnson and her husband Walter of Siren, Wis., Lois Hume of Dalton, Mass., Mary Jane Caliento and her husband Tom of Dalton, Mass.; two brothers, Theron Warren and wife Hazel of Oswego, N.Y., Joseph Warren and wife Sybil of Cucamonga, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Adam Hukill, Eileen Tobie Diaz-DelGaudio and husband Larry, Erica Esther and Karina Jean Diaz, Daniel, Anne, and Christine Hukill; and one great-granddaughter, Malyssa Rae Esther DelGaudio. She was predeceased by a brother, Fred Warren.
A memorial service was held at the United Methodist Church in Orient on Saturday, August 7. The Rev. Fred Moore and the Rev. James Barr officiated. Interment followed in Orient Central Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of DeFriest Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, Orient. 

Amelia D. Milusich
Longtime Southold resident Amelia D. Milusich, 85, died on Aug. 5 at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport. 
She was born on July 6, 1914, in Astoria, Queens, to John and Antoinette (Lekich) Ghersan. Described by her family as a devoted homemaker who also loved gardening, she was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold and of Southold-Peconic Senior Citizens Club, Southold Homemakers and the Adriatic Society.
Formerly of New Hyde Park, Mrs. Milusich visited Southold for many years before moving here permanently in 1972. Predeceased by a son, John, in 1989, she leaves her husband of 65 years, John A. Milusich Jr.; a son, William, of Southold; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Aug. 8 at DeFriest Funeral Home in Southold, where parish prayer services were held. The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial was offered Monday morning at St. Patrick R.C. Church, followed by interment at St. Patrick R.C. Cemetery.

Joseph A. Sabo
Joseph A. Sabo, who was born on a Mattituck farm and became a lifelong resident of Flanders, died at his home on Aug. 3 at the age of 68. 
Born on Feb. 15, 1931, to Helen (Gauer) and Louis Sabo, he started working as a self-employed carpenter in 1946. From 1950 to 1954, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in Okinawa for two and a half years.
Mr. Sabo successfully completed several aircraft mechanic training courses, according to a family statement, one in California, and another at an Illinois school for engine specialists, and he received many awards.
The statement added, "In his earlier years, Mr. Sabo enjoyed street car racing, boating, hunting and traveling."
He is survived by his children, Debra Sabo of Brentwood, Donna Stiriz and Toni Sabo of Riverhead, Jo Jo Sabo of Selden and Dina Corzo of Calverton; four grandchildren; a brother, Louis Sabo, and a sister, Dorothy Bekiesz. A daughter, Jill Sabo, predeceased him. 
Visitation was held on Aug. 5 at Sinnickson's Moriches Funeral Home in Center Moriches, where funeral services were conducted the following day. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Riverhead. 

Marie C. Hand
Marie C. Hand, 69, a longtime resident of Southold, died on Aug. 8 at Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
A devoted homemaker, she was born in Trenton, N.J., on Aug. 31, 1929, to Michael and Anna (Piffath) Kuttarnia.
Predeceased by her husband, George Hand, in 1991, she leaves two sons, Billy, of Southold and Micky, of Magnolia, Del.; two daughters, Ann Marie Rosen of Lake Worth, Fla., and MaryAnn Bohonan of Southold; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Aug. 12, at DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold, where parish prayer services will be held tonight at 8 p.m. The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's R.C. Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to a foundation for cancer research or charity of one's choice. 

Clarence W. Enright
Clarence W. Enright of Southold died on Aug. 3 at Eastern Long Island Hospital. He was 72.
Mr. Enright was born in Perry, Okla., on Feb. 16, 1927, to Walter Morgan Enright and Lena Amelia Frank. A U.S. Navy veteran and former Oklahoma resident, he enjoyed a long career with SouthWest Bell.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Haile); three sons, Walter and Brian of Oklahoma, and Mark, of Florida; a daughter, Beverly Blanton, also of Oklahoma; five stepchildren, Gary Rolfs of Texas, Betty Deroski of Cutchogue, Linda Rolfs of California, Patricia Rolfs of Illinois, and Rachel Caim of East Patchogue; two brothers, Kenneth and Larry, both of Oklahoma; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were entrusted to DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold. Interment was on Aug. 9 at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Victoria Pulese
Victoria Pulese, 89, died Aug. 8 at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport, where she had resided for the past seven years. 
Born in Brooklyn, Oct. 26, 1909, to Salvatore Pulese and Angelina Genova, formerly of Italy, Ms. Pulese worked in New York City as a bookkeeper and office manager with Ardalt Inc. 
She visited Southold from a very early age, and built a summer home here to which she retired in 1964. A niece, Lois Dunne of Southold, described Ms. Pulese as "an avid bridge and Scrabble player. She was very well-loved by many people whom she touched," Ms. Dunne added.
She was predeceased in 1956 by her brother, Dr. Felix Pulese, a local doctor for many years, and in 1995 by her sister, Josephine Lemmo, also of Southold. 
Visitation was held Monday at William F. Coster Funeral Home, Cutchogue. A graveside funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Aug. 10, at St. Patrick R.C. Cemetery in Southold. 
Memorials may be sent to Dominican Sisters Family Health Service Inc., 103 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946.

Kirk D. Van Sickle
Lifelong Greenport resident Kirk D. Van Sickle died of cancer at Central Suffolk Hospital on Aug. 11, one day after his 48th birthday. 
Born Aug. 10, 1951, to Edith and Frank Van Sickle, he graduated from Greenport High School Class of 1969. Since 1986, he had worked as a housekeeper at San Simeon by the Sound nursing home, Greenport.
"He was a ham radio operator, with the call letters KA2DAD, and he enjoyed listening to classical music," said his wife, Cathy Van Sickle of Greenport.
Mr. Van Sickle is also survived by a daughter, Christine, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and a grandson. 
Visitation was held on Aug. 13 at S.B. Horton Funeral Home, Greenport, where a memorial service was conducted that evening by the Rev. Ed Williams of First Baptist Church of Greenport. Cremation was private, with interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Greenport. 

Stanley W. Jaeger
Stanley W. Jaeger, 82, a resident of Laurel for the last 21 years, died at his home on Aug. 15. 
Mr. Jaeger was born on April 12, 1917, in Queens to Charles and Mary (Ruoff) Jaeger and was married to Miriam Atkinson Jaeger, who predeceased him in May 1998. 
A lifelong New York resident and World War II veteran who fought in several campaigns in the South Pacific, he moved to Laurel in 1978 after retiring as a foreman with New York City Water Department. 
Family members described him as "a loving father who raised four daughters, Eileen Haefner of Garden City, Lorraine Mauro of Laurel, Barbra Moore of Mattituck and Kathy Covias of Franklin Square, and two grandsons." Other survivors are a sister, Mildred LaVelle of Munroe, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Visiting hours were on Aug. 17 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck, where funeral services were conducted the same day by the Rev. George Gaffga. Interment was private.

George J. Weiss
George J. Weiss, 91, died Aug. 14 at a convalescent home in Suffield, Conn. The former lawyer and Treasury Department official resided in Southold from 1981 to 1993 before moving to Suffield.
Mr. Weiss received his B.S. degree from Fordham University, Class of 1944, and his B.S. in law from Brooklyn Law School, Class of 1950. He was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1961.
A veteran of the U.S. Army who served during peacetime with the Brooklyn Cavalry, he retired as a special agent for the U.S. Treasury Department after many years of service, according to a family statement. He was a past grand knight for the Port Washington, N.Y., Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by three daughters, Patricia Brandt of Wallingford, Conn., Marjorie Benson of Suffield and Elizabeth Hutchison of Pilot Rock, Ore.; a son, Stephen, of Richland, Wash.; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Predeceasing him were his first wife, Marjorie (Williams), his second wife, Wilma (Bast) and another son, George P. Weiss.
Funeral services were in Suffield on Aug. 17, followed by interment at Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Flushing. 
Memorial donations may be made to Suffield Emergency Aid, 450 South Main St., Suffield, CT 06078. 

Ruth J. Alec
Lifelong North Fork resident Ruth J. Alec, 67, died on Aug. 16 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla., while visiting her son, George Alec Jr., a Sarasota resident. 
Ms. Alec was born in Jamesport on Sept. 25, 1931, the daughter of Hazel (Tuthill) and Ralph Robinson. She attended Jamesport schools and Riverhead High School, and moved to Cutchogue around 1950 upon her marriage to George Alec, a Cutchogue farmer and her surviving husband of 49 years. 
"A homemaker, she was much loved and will be missed by all," said her daughter, Diane Alec-Smith of Cutchogue. 
She is also survived by another daughter, Denise Alec of Cutchogue, and three grandchildren. 
Cremation was private. A memorial mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Cutchogue. Memorial donations may be made to Cutchogue Fire Department Rescue Squad.

Edward P. Harris
Lifelong North Fork resident Edward P. Harris, 78, died on Aug. 11 at his Riverhead home, where he had lived for 37 years. 
Born June 11, 1921, in Peconic to Peter and Mary Harris, he graduated from Southold High School and served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, retiring in 1962 at the age of 41 with the rank of master fire control chief technician. During his Navy career, he completed a round-the-world cruise in 1949. 
Upon moving to Riverhead, he took up a second career as an inspector of airplane production with Grumman in Calverton, retiring in 1981.
His wife, Dolores Harris of Riverhead, said they would have been married 50 years in June 2000. "He was an absolutely wonderful husband," she said, "and a Mr. Fix-it for his neighbors. He could repair anything and had many interests, including fishing, boating, and working with his hands."
Besides his wife, Mr. Harris is survived by a daughter, LuAnne Wiedow of Flanders, N.J.; a son, Edward, of Aquebogue; three brothers, John, of Southold, Barney, of Mattituck and Stanley, of Greenport; three sisters, Helen Andruski of Cutchogue, twins Frances Walsh of Moriches and Vera Powers of Mary Esther, Fla.; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by another son, Patrick, in 1973. 
Visitation was on Aug. 12 and 13 at F.J. McLaughlin Funeral Home, Riverhead. Msgr. John Mirecki officiated at funeral services conducted Aug. 14 at St. Isidore's R.C. Church, Riverhead, followed by interment at St. Isidore's cemetery.

Robert E. Latham
Cutchogue resident Robert E. Latham, 77, died on Aug. 23 of a heart attack. 
Born March 20, 1922, in Southfield, R.I., to Corielynne and Daniel Latham, he served in World War II in Germany, where he met his wife, Hilda, who was working with the United Nations relief effort. 
He retired in 1985 from Garden City Public Schools System and Nassau Community College after 33 years as an English teacher and chairman of the English Department of Garden City Junior High School. He and his wife divided their time between their homes in Cutchogue and Bayonet Point, Fla. 
"Mr. Latham was devoted to his wife and his family and will be remembered by his countless friends as the consummate host and a loyal friend who always thought of others before himself," said a family statement.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years; two children, Stephen, of East Hampton, and Leslie, of San Francisco; a sister, Jane, of Providence, R.I.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Aug. 28, at Cutchogue Methodist Church. Arrangements are in the care of DeFriest Funeral Home, Southold. 
Donations may be made in Mr. Latham's name to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.

Patricia Ann Forrest
Patricia Ann Forrest, 56, a resident of Greenport since 1972, died on Aug. 19 of breast cancer at the home of her sister, Paula Rosen of Wantagh.
A longtime close friend and former roommate Kate Hardman, of Kate's One Hour Photo in Greenport, first met Mrs. Forrest (who said she preferred "Mrs. to Ms.," having been "married twice for 10 years total") at the Greenport IGA and was by her bedside when she died. Ms. Hardman told The Suffolk Times that "Pat insisted on having her self-description and a message she wrote included in her obituary."
The edited statement follows: "She loved the beauty of the East End and the warmth of its people. Always an individualist, stubborn and outspoken, yet a dedicated worker and loyal friend, she leaves this message: Never lose your sense of humor and keep a song in your heart." 
Born on March 16, 1943, to Helen and Dennis Edward Mernin of Seaford, L.I., where she was raised, she came to Greenport at the age of 20 and worked for over 13 years in production with William J. Mills and Co. 
A member and officer of Greenport-Southold Chamber of Commerce and member of North Fork Environmental Council, she also worked with North Fork Welding and on Steve Clark's mayoral campaign before opening her own Greenport music store, "Play it Again, Pat," in May 1997. Shortly afterward, she underwent a mastectomy for breast cancer. 
Immediate family survivors include three sisters in addition to Ms. Rosen, Ethel Lehmann, Roberta Wall and Janet Gaumond, and a brother, Edward Mernin. A sister, Marilyn Guerriere, predeceased her.
A private cremation took place in Wantagh. A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted on Aug. 21 at her childhood church, St. William the Abbot R.C. Church in Seaford, where interment followed. 
A memorial service in Greenport is planned for 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, with further details to be announced. 

Katherine T. Droskoski
Longtime Orient resident Katherine T. Droskoski, 84, died at her home of natural causes on Aug. 13. 
Ms. Droskoski was born on Jan. 29, 1915, in Fall River, Mass., to William and Theresa (Luposki) Cielusniak and came to Orient as a child. With her husband, the late Joseph Droskoski, she ran Joe's Trucking, a produce trucking business, for over 50 years. She also worked as a dietary aide with San Simeon by the Sound nursing home in Greenport.
She was a member of Orient Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a longtime member of the Sterling Chapter of Columbiettes. A family statement described her as "a devoted mother, grand- and great-grandmother, who loved cooking and gardening and caring for her grandchildren." 
Predeceased by her husband in 1986, daughter, Barbara Rose, and sister, Antoinette Sudol, she is survived by three daughters, Katherine Bondarchuk of Orient, Theresa Flower of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Jo Ann King of Orient; a brother, Stephen Cielusniak of New Jersey; 16 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours were held on Aug. 15 at S.B. Horton Funeral Home, Greenport, where parish prayer services were conducted that evening by the Rev. Mariusz Gorniak. Following funeral services officiated by Father Gorniak at St. Agnes R.C. Church, Greenport, interment took place at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cutchogue. 

Virginia Kroepel
Virginia Kroepel of Founders Village, Southold, died on Aug. 23 at her residence. She was 63.
Born May 17, 1936, in Memphis, Tenn., to Samuel and Virginia (Brown) Wade, she had previously resided in Garden City, N.Y. A homemaker, she was a member of Hope for Future, a group that feeds the homeless, a fund-raiser for East End Hospice and an active member of Community Christian Fellowship Church. She was an avid tennis player and golfer, according to a family statement. 
She is survived by a son, Robert Thaden Kroepel Jr. of Connecticut; two daughters, Laura, of California and Carla, of Southold; a brother, Samuel Wade of Brooklyn; and one grandchild.
Cremation was private. A memorial service will be conducted at noon on Saturday, Aug. 28, at Community Christian Fellowship Church, Route 48, Mattituck. Arrangements are in the care of William F. Coster Funeral Home, Cutchogue.

Marion Pumillo
Longtime Mattituck resident Marion Pumillo, 84, died on Aug. 20 at Riverhead Nursing Home, where she had resided for the past two years.
Born in Rochester, N.Y. on March 7, 1915, for many years Mrs. Pumillo and her husband, Joseph, were owners of The Apple Tree Restaurant in Mattituck. They arrived in Mattituck and acquired the landmark restaurant in the early 1950s, finally selling it in 1972. 
A son, Jody Pumillo, said his mother had been a great fan of The Apple Tree softball team, which won many championships. "The old teammates all showed up for her funeral," he said. "She had a lot of friends at The Apple Tree, and everybody loved her dearly."
She was also a member of Riverhead American Legion Post 273. 
Her husband predeceased her in 1982. Besides Jody, she leaves three other sons, Timothy, Harry and Roger; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
The family received friends on Sunday, Aug. 22, at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck. Prayer services were conducted in DeFriest Chapel on Aug. 23 by the Rev. Peter Allen, followed by interment at Calverton National Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to Mattituck Fire Department Rescue Squad, Pike Street, Mattituck, NY 11952.

Mary A. Chomicki
Founders Village resident Mary A. Chomicki of Southold died on Aug. 23 at San Simeon by the Sound, Greenport. She was 79.
Born in Ireland on Jan. 21, 1920, to Charles and Catherine (Cunningham) Black, she previously lived in Woodhaven, Queens, and worked in Brooklyn as a secretary with American Sugar Company. 
Predeceased by her husband, Charles, in 1998, she is survived by two daughters, Joan Rinaudo of Elmhurst, Queens, and Elizabeth Hill of Tuckahoe, N.Y.; a sister, Elizabeth Fischetti of Wantagh; and two grandsons.
A funeral mass was conducted yesterday, Aug. 25, at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church, Cutchogue, followed by interment at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by William F. Coster Funeral Home, Cutchogue. 

Jack Graseck
Jack Graseck of Southold died on Aug. 21 at Central Suffolk Hospital, Riverhead, at the age of 86. 
Born on Oct. 25, 1912, in Brooklyn to Carl John Graseck Sr. and Louise Schwygart, he studied at Pratt Institute for two years following his high school education. He was employed for 46 years with Mobil Oil Company in New York City in government sales in the marine and aviation department.
A previous resident of Valley Stream, Mr. Graseck was a U.S. Marine veteran, 1937 to 1946, Pratt Institute alumni and Scout Master of Troop 65 in Valley Stream. A family statement described him as a woodworker who played the mandolin and an Audubon Society member.
Predeceased by his wife, Marion, in 1995, he is survived by his children, Peter and Jerry Graseck of Southold, Virginia Ford of Ulster Park, N.Y., and Martha Louise Gardzynski of Saratoga, N.Y.; and 16 grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at William F. Coster Funeral Home, Cutchogue. A funeral mass celebrated yesterday, Aug. 25, at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold was followed by interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Alexander S. Rogozinski
Alexander S. Rogozinski, 59, a Riverhead native and resident of Mattituck, died on Aug. 20 at Syosset Community Hospital.
A Navy veteran who served from from 1959 to 1963 and former member of Riverhead Fire Department, Mr. Rogozinski was retired from Grumman Aerospace in Calverton, where he worked for 32 years as a crash-crew captain. He was then employed by Bertsand Plumbing and Heating until his death. 
Born in Riverhead on Dec. 29, 1939, to Stanley and Mary (Leis) Rogozinski, he "loved the water and fishing," according to a family statement.
Predeceased by his son, John, in 1994, he is survived by his wife, Irene; his daughter, Deborah; and three sisters, Eleanor Diachin of Laurel, Bernice Ficner of Mattituck and Jeanette Howard of Aquebogue.
Visitation on Monday, Aug. 23, was held at William F. Coster Funeral Home, Cutchogue. A funeral mass conducted Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck was followed by interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cutchogue.
Memorials may be sent to MaryKnoll Fathers, MaryKnoll, NY 10545.

Mary Elizabeth Munch
Mary Elizabeth Munch, a longtime Riverhead resident and native of Greenport, died on Aug. 18 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, Patchogue. She was 78, and for several years had been a resident of John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility in Yaphank.
Born in Greenport on Sept. 26, 1920, to Forest and Lillian (King) Conklin, she resided in Smithtown before returning to the North Fork to live in Riverhead one year after the death of her husband, John Frederick Munch, in 1954.
"A homemaker and member of the Nutrition Center, Riverhead, she enjoyed gardening and had a flair for home decorating," said her son, Richard Munch of Mattituck. "She will be sorely missed by her family," he said. 
She is also survived by sons John and Larry, both of Riverhead; two daughters, both of California, Diane Crowell of Yorba Linda and Lynn Sweet of Ventura; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Aug. 19 at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck, where religious services were conducted Aug. 20 by the Rev. George Summers. Interment followed at New Bethany Cemetery. 

Caroline DiDomenico
Caroline DiDomenico, 81, a resident of Cutchogue for the past seven years, previously of Mattituck and Jamesport, died on Aug. 18 at Central Suffolk Hospital, Riverhead.
Born in Brooklyn on Jan. 21, 1918, to John and Margaret (Dahl) Spiezio, she was active in VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) for several years and was a VIP dispatcher. 
Ms. DiDomenico was also active in Mattituck Senior Citizens and an avid bowler.
She was predeceased in 1993 by her husband, George, and is survived by a son, George of Huntington; a daughter, Barbara Chambers of Houston, Texas; and one granddaughter.
Visiting hours and a service officiated by the Rev. Peter Allen were held on Sunday, Aug. 22, at DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck. Cremation was private, followed by interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue. A memorial mass will be offered at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Cutchogue on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Fork VIPs by calling 765-1739. 

JoAnne Kuhn
JoAnne Kuhn, a lifelong resident of Huntington, died in Southold on July 30 at her longtime summer home. 
"She had a special fondness for Southold, her second home for many, many years, and she lived and breathed for her grandchildren," said her daughter, Margaret Howie of Southold. 
The daughter of the late Thomas and Antoinette Federico Antorino, Ms. Kuhn was born and raised in Huntington, where she graduated from St. Patrick's Elementary School and Huntington High School.
Besides her daughter, Margaret, she is survived by her husband, Walter Kuhn Jr.; a son, Michael Hurd of Greenlawn; two brothers, Joseph and Thomas Antorino Jr.; two sisters, Rachel Shershenovich and Mickey Burchner; and six grandchildren. A daughter, Annette Alberto, predeceased her. 
Funeral services were conducted in Huntington, followed by interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Southold, at the church where she was married. 

Elsie L. Kennedy
Elsie L. Kennedy of East Marion died of pneumonia on Aug. 21 at Eastern Long Island Hospital, Greenport, having never completely recovered from injuries sustained in an auto accident in April, according to a family statement. She was 81.
She was born in Astoria, Queens, on Jan. 29, 1918, the daughter of John and Bertha Kaderavek and was educated in New York schools. During World War II, she was a hostess at the Soldiers and Sailors Club on Park Avenue in New York City.
She was employed as a secretary for several organizations, the last as executive secretary to the dean of the Academy (now College) of Aeronautics at La Guardia Airport. 
With her husband of 51 years and sole survivor, Ronald Kennedy, she was a frequent summer visitor to East Marion since 1958. In 1963 they bought the house they had previously rented, and finally settled permanently next door to it in 1986. 
Earlier, in the late 1920s when they were children, both had attended the St. Thomas Camp on the Sound. At one time called St. Thomas Beach, the camp was run by St. Thomas Episcopal Chapel on East 60th Street, Manhattan, where both attended church and attended the same confirmation class in 1930. 
Mrs. Kennedy's two nieces, Susan Stobe of Orange Park, Fla., and Nancy Rich of Westfield, N.J., described her as a member of Orient-East Marion Homemakers, an avid mystery novel fan, ardent crossword puzzler and craftsperson.
Visitation was held on Aug. 26 at the S.B. Horton Funeral Home, where a memorial service was conducted by the Rev. James Barr. Cremation was private.


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