Joseph M. LaPurka

02/19/2013 2:42 PM |

Joseph M. LaPurka of Riverhead died Feb. 19 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 73.

He was born in Southampton June 2, 1939, to Joseph and Helen LaPurka and served in the U.S. Army. 

He was a maintenance mechanic at National Golf Links of America in Southampton. Family members said he was devoted to them.

Mr. LaPurka is survived by his wife, Krystyna (née Lui), of Riverhead; his daughter, Anette Krochmal of New Hampshire; his brother, William, of Riverhead; and one grandchild. He was predeceased by his sister, Ann Webb.

Visiting hours will take place Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead, followed by interment at the church cemetery.