John J. Gibbons

08/05/2010 12:00 AM |

John J. Gibbons of Calverton died July 28 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 64.

Born June 24, 1946, in Greenport to Joseph and Jessie (Mitzen) Gibbons, he graduated from Riverhead High School in 1964 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1968, attaining the rank of airman first class.

On May 14, 1972, he married Sharon Koroleski in Riverhead. Mr. Gibbons worked as a self-employed title searcher in Riverhead.

A member of the Loyal Order of Moose, he was also, according to family, an “old-car buff” and enjoyed painting.

Mr. Gibbons is survived by his wife; children, Jeremy, of California, and Tiffany, of Riverhead; siblings Sharon Green of Calverton, Patti Hepinstall of Texas and Richard, of Ridge; and two grandchildren.

Family received visitors Aug. 1 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. Funeral services were held Aug. 2 at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment with military honors followed at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.