Peter P. Miloski Sr.

Peter P. Miloski Sr. of Calverton died Jan. 15 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 69.

Born Jan. 30, 1941, in Calverton to William and Mollie (Nester) Miloski, he earned an associate degree from Farmingdale State College, then worked at Northville Industries Corp. in Holtsville for 42 years. He met Jennie Czujko on a blind date arranged by friends, and they were married May 13, 1966, in Riverhead.

He was a member of the Flanders Men’s Club. According to family, he loved to cook and took full command of the kitchen during holidays, leaving the others to prepare only the table. The family enjoyed frequent summer barbecues with Mr. Miloski manning the grill. He grew his own corn in his garden, which, according to friends, was actually a small farm. He would not allow the corn to be picked for supper until the water in the pot was at full boil.

Family said he delighted in fishing, either from the beach or in his boat. His constant companion was his black Labrador, Ashley, and he was frequently seen driving around town in his pickup truck with the dog in the back.

Before his illness, he and Jennie traveled a great deal, including driving from Alaska and down the coast of California, visiting the Grand Canyon and the Caribbean and making several trips to Europe. His children loved his curiosity and eagerness to experience new places and meet people. They said he was “the best father ever.”

He is survived by his wife; his daughters, Donna and Darlene; his sons, Peter Jr. and Brian; his brother, William, of Calverton; and four grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held Jan. 18 and 19 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. Memorial donations to Kent Animal Shelter, 2259 River Road, Calverton, NY 11933, would be appreciated.