Mary Askin

Longtime former Riverhead resident Mary Askin of Fishkill, N.Y., died March 25 at the age of 99.

She was born in Calverton on March 1, 1912 to Charles and Anna Ruskowski, and married Augustus Askin in 1947. She had worked as a legal secretary for the firm of Scheinberg, Wolf, Lapham & DePetris in Riverhead. Family members said she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Predeceased by her husband in 2001, Ms. Askin is survived by her children, Robert, of Fallston, Md., Patricia Peters of Newburgh, N.Y., and Charles, of Rochester Hill, Mich.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held March 30 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place Thursday, March 31, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.