Peter P. Miloski Sr.

01/25/2011 1:52 PM |

Peter P. Miloski Sr. of Calverton died Jan. 15 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 69.

Born Jan. 30, 1941, in Calverton to William and Mollie (Nester) Miloski, he earned an associate degree from Farmingdale State College, then worked at Northville Industries Corp. in Holtsville for 42 years. He met Jennie Czujko on a blind date arranged by friends, and they were married May 13, 1966, in Riverhead.

He was a member of the Flanders Men’s Club. According to family, he loved to cook and took full command of the kitchen during holidays, leaving the others to prepare only the table. The family enjoyed frequent summer barbecues with Mr. Miloski manning the grill. He grew his own corn in his garden, which, according to friends, was actually a small farm. He would not allow the corn to be picked for supper until the water in the pot was at full boil.

Family said he delighted in fishing, either from the beach or in his boat. His constant companion was his black Labrador, Ashley, and he was frequently seen driving around town in his pickup truck with the dog in the back.

Before his illness, he and Jennie traveled a great deal, including driving from Alaska and down the coast of California, visiting the Grand Canyon and the Caribbean and making several trips to Europe. His children loved his curiosity and eagerness to experience new places and meet people. They said he was “the best father ever.”

He is survived by his wife; his daughters, Donna and Darlene; his sons, Peter Jr. and Brian; his brother, William, of Calverton; and four grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held Jan. 18 and 19 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. Memorial donations to Kent Animal Shelter, 2259 River Road, Calverton, NY 11933, would be appreciated.



12 Comment

  • I knew Pete through business. RIP Pete.

  • Isn’t it a little odd that the guy who has everything will do whatever he can to keep the guy who has nothing from getting any?

  • Greed and self-centeredness is a dangerous combination. Sad, isn’t it?

  • As an owner of a breakfast/lunch/cupcake spot in Greenport (butta’ cakes) I must say good luck to this group. However I resent the fact they are trying to open just for summer months. As a year round business we bust our tails to make it through the winter months for the “glory” of the summer months… and to have a shop come in that will sell the same product as 5 others in town (that stay open year around) is a smack in the face to myself, Perry (harberfront, Coronet), Bruce (cheese emporium), Fred (sterlington) and Greenport Heights Deli. There is a multitude of ideas that could go in that space. And be successful. But if you think they really want to stay open in the colder months that is questionable. My apartment overlooks this location and i can count on one hand the amount of foot traffic that crosses behind bootleg ally for 7 months of the year.

    For those that wish to bash Perry, he was my first boss. He worked his tail off to get where he is. As i am trying to do now for Butta’ Cakes. It is not an easy way of life. But when it works out it is (i hope…lol) very rewarding.

    The group planning to open this shop should sit down and figure out what the town needs. Not what it doesn’t need more of. I looked at the space and in reality there is no way you will be able to install a SCHD regulated kitchen, grease trap and the likes to be able to offer food that can compete with the above named establishments. 36 seats? I just don’t see how that is possible unless they are all outside.

    If your plan is to steal summer business from “us” then shame on you. If you are planning to be open all year and help greenport become even greater… then good luck.

    People that aren’t in the biz may comment negatively to this post, but you have to understand that competition is great, until there is too much. Then there isn’t enough sand in the sand box for us all to play. So we all end up going away…. And Greenport has more for rent signs in town…

    I have some ideas for that location if the owners would like to hear them just give me a call at the shop. Not that they are earth shattering. lol

    Thanks and whichever way you go, i truly hope you are original in your endeavor.

    Butta’ Cakes Cafe & Cupcake Shop
    (serving Breakfast, Lunch & Fondue year round and only about 100 steps from where you plan to open) ; )

  • I forgot about the Market. A great b/l spot spot that ADDS to the town.

  • God I love your cupcakes. Seriously.
    It sounded like a ridiculous idea, as I am sure you have thought and heard, but man, it’s spectacular, and I hope it so works out for you, really. Your cupcakes are so good that the only thing you could possibly do to make them better is serve them with a large side of bacon, and 2 pints of Greenport Disoriented IPA.

    Nuff Ced.

  • Here we go again – boards basing all public sentiment on the few people who can show up in the middle of winter when there’s two feet of snow on the ground. That’s when all unpopular resolutions get voted on around here. I visit Greenport a lot and I can tell you I agree wholeheartedly with Marc. Put in businesses that fill a need for the public, and put them where they belong.

  • lol. thanks larry. We will be serving there beer once our beer and wine comes through. Cant wait!

  • MMmmmmmmm Bacon Cupcakes. You might have hit upon something there. Marc?

  • The bait shop was appropriately located.
    A “dockside eatery” would detract from the area.

    Who is applicant Richard Webley? Does he own the property?

    Despite the lack of comments at the public hearing before the Planning Board I am sure there are many Greenporters who have plenty of opinions to share about how the Bait Shop could be developed.

    If the applicant is unwilling to listen to the community, the Village should impose a moratorium on waterfront commercial developments to develop and enact a waterfront commercial zone requiring waterfront properties to explain how their businesses will fit the location.

  • Benja for Supervisor!

  • What do the group think would be a good use for such a unique space? All of these posts are negative but don’t suggest an alternative? Surely if someone wants to invest in improving the space then it is a positive sign that the town is developing?