John H. Duerschmidt

09/29/2011 11:50 AM |

John H. Duerschmidt died Sept. 27 at his home in Aquebogue. He was 77.
Born Sept. 20, 1934, in New Hampshire, to Rudolph and Elizabeth Duerschmidt, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Riverhead. He was a member of the Riverhead Fire Department for 53 years, and a past captain of the Red Bird Hook & Ladder Company.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen (McMahon), of Aquebogue; and his sisters, Alice Schmersal, of California, Helen Cronin, of Maine, and Flora Flanagan, of Florida.
Visiting hours will take place tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Father Peter Garry officiating, followed by interment at St. Isidore Cemetery, both in Riverhead.