03/18/15 9:19am
03/18/2015 9:19 AM
Jim Stark pictured in 2007. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

James Stark pictured in 2007. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Former Riverhead Supervisor James R. Stark died Tuesday at Peconic Bay Medical Center where he was being treated for lung cancer. He was 78.

Mr. Stark served as town supervisor from 1996 to 1997 and was acting supervisor in 1995 when then-Supervisor Joe Janoski was ill.  (more…)

12/31/14 2:25pm

Longtime Riverhead resident Raymond Futerko died Dec. 23 at Stony Brook University Hospital. He was 66.

Mr. Futerko was born April 27, 1948, in Austria to Mary (Kusch) and Michael Futerko and attended Riverhead High School. He married Maria Sideratos July 25, 1970.

Mr. Futerko served as a U.S. Army sergeant in Vietnam in 1968. He worked for 24 years in Hampton Bays as a Southampton Town Highway assistant foreman.
Family members said he enjoyed hunting, fishing, crossword puzzles, and NASCAR.

Predeceased by his parents, Mr. Futerko is survived by his wife; his daughter, Sarah; his son, Matthew; his sister, Irene; and his brother, Bogden.

The family will receive visitors Sunday, Jan. 11, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place Monday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.