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10/20/2015 2:45 PM

Former Baiting Hollow resident Martha L. Tooker died Sept. 11 at her home in Centerville, Mass., on Cape Cod. She was 91.

Ms. Tooker was the eldest of seven children born to Waino and Martha Ojala of West Barnstable, Mass. She graduated Barnstable High School in 1942 and Mount Auburn School of Nursing in Cambridge, Mass., in 1945.

From 1945 to 1947, Ms. Tooker served in the U.S. Navy, where, family members said, she met and fell in love with Navy corpsman Wilson C. Tooker. The couple married in 1947 and went on to have three children. They resided in Batavia, N.Y., before relocating to Baiting Hollow in 1972.

After moving to Baiting Hollow, Dr. and Ms. Tooker set up a medical practice, which served the community until Dr. Tooker’s death in 1976. Ms. Tooker continued to live in Baiting Hollow until 1982. She was a member of Baiting Hollow Congregational Church.

She was predeceased by her son John in 2008 and is survived by sons Wayne, of Harwich, Mass., and Matthew, of Centerville, Mass.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 24, at Baiting Hollow Congregational Church. All who knew Ms. Tooker are welcome to attend.

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Riverhead resident Maryann Simchick, 70, formerly of Cutchogue died Oct. 19 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead.

She was born Jan. 17, 1945, in Riverhead to Theodore and Bertha Trinowski and attended Riverhead High School.

Ms. Simchick worked as a sales clerk at Bay View Market in Aquebogue. Family members said she enjoyed animals, recipes and cooking.

Predeceased by her husband, Wesley, in 1996, Ms. Simchick is survived by her children, Suzanne Becker of Florida, Victoria, of East Moriches and Wesley Jr., of Southold; her sister, Frances Krietsek of Florida; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors  Thursday, Oct. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Quogue Wildlife Refuge or an animal rescue fund of the donor’s choosing.

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Lifelong Riverhead resident William Zak died Oct. 19 at his home. He was 89.

He was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Riverhead to Jacob and Antonina (Kacytl) Zak and graduated from Riverhead High School in 1947.

Mr. Zak served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 and worked as a foreman for New York Telephone Company.

Family members said he enjoyed gardening and yard sales.

Predeceased in August by his wife, Cecelia, whom he married May 28, 1950, at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead, and his daughter, Marilyn Lane, in 1984, Mr. Zak is survived by his sons, William D. (Diane) of Calverton and Richard (Rain) of Southold; his sister, Jeanette Demerest; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

The family will receive visitors Monday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue.

Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice.


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