Esaw Laird of Riverhead died April 22 in Mastic. He was 75.
He was born Dec. 25, 1934, in Jackson, Miss., to William and Louisa (Buckley) Laird.
In 1954, he married Mary Williams in Clinton, Miss., and the couple later moved to Riverhead.
Mr. Laird was a construction worker for over 40 years with Cardo Construction in Quogue, retiring in 2008.
According to his family, he enjoyed fishing and going to casinos.
Predeceased by his wife in 2006, he is survived by his children, Mary Brickers, Linda Murphy, Wendy Robinson, Darrel Brown, Richard, Esaw Jr., Levene, Timothy, Sharon, Charlotte and Kresha; his brother, Booker; 26 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements, incomplete at press time, are under the care of Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead.
Memorial donations may be sent to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.