John Sobocinski

06/14/2011 3:57 PM |

John Sobocinski of Eastport, formerly of Riverhead, died June 12 at the age of 73.

He was born June 9, 1938, in Southampton, to John and Gertrude Sobocinski. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1962 and worked at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Bethpage.

Family members said he loved to spend time with them, and that he enjoyed reading, being at the beach and was an avid Yankee fan.

He is survived by his wife, Carole, of Eastport; his children, Craig, of Port Jefferson, Eric, of Pittsboro, N.C., and Kristen Dietz of Manorville; and eight grandchildren.

Visiting hours will take place June 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service will be held June 15 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Center Moriches. Interment was at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Cemetery in Riverhead.

Donations may be made to East End Hospice, 481 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-1216.