Frederick H. “Rick” Terry II of Shoreham died Dec. 20. He was 44.
He was born Aug. 6, 1966, in Riverhead to Frederick Terry and Janice Townsend. He was raised in Riverhead and graduated from high school in Florida.
He served in the U.S. Army as an MP stationed in Germany, where he met his ex-wife, Carina.
After serving in the military he attended Nassau Community College, earning an associate degree in business and hotel management. He then earned his bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA in business finance from Dowling College. He was a professor at Nassau Community College for 10 years, teaching hospitality management. Mr. Terry spent most of his adult life involved in the family businesses, Lobster Roll Northside in Baiting Hollow, where he served as managing partner, and Lobster Roll Southside in Amagansett, where he was previously the general manager.
According to his family, he loved fishing, composing music and singing.
Mr. Terry is survived by his daughter, Alexa, of Shoreham; his father and stepmother, Frederick and Debra Terry Sr. of Baiting Hollow; his mother and stepfather, Janice and Ernie Townsend of Orange Park, Fla.; his ex-wife, Carina, of Ridge; and siblings Mark, of Riverhead, Kim and Damon, both of St. Augustine, Fla., Ian, of Orlando, Fla. and Sean, Dana and Dan, all of Baiting Hollow.
Family received visitors Dec. 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Alexander-Tuthill Funeral Home in Wading River. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at the funeral home, led by the Rev. Stanley Knavel of Baiting Hollow Congregational Church. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018.