Hallock Luce III

Lifelong Riverhead resident Hallock (Bud) Luce III died April 18 at the age of 90.

He was born May 7, 1921, in Jamesport to Mary Alice (Pratt) and Dr. Hallock Luce II.

Mr. Luce served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1947. He earned a B.A. degree and married Arlene Downs on Aug. 16, 1947.

He went on to a long and distinguished career in the insurance business. He joined the Lupton Insurance Agency in 1947. Agency founder Edmond Lupton made him a partner three years later, and the agency became Lupton & Luce Inc.

Mr. Luce was an active member of the Rotary Club of Riverhead, with 64 years of perfect attendance. He was honored with the Paul Harris Fellow award for exemplifying Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self.” He served on the board of directors at Suffolk County National Bank for 39 years. He belonged to First Congregational Church of Riverhead, which he served as treasurer for 28 years. He was also a volunteer firefighter in the Riverhead Fire District and a member of Washington Engine Company.

Predeceased by his wife in 2000, Mr. Luce is survived by his son, Hallock IV; his daughters, Linda Swiatocha and Karen Paulick; his sister, Hope Bradbury; and five grandchildren.

Visiting hours took place Friday, April 20, at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 21, at First Congregational Church of Riverhead, the Rev. Joan Finck officiating. Interment followed at Sound Avenue Cemetery in Northville.

Memorial donations may be made to First Congregational Church of Riverhead, 103 First St., Riverhead, NY 11901 or Riverhead Rotary Charities Inc., P.O. Box 518, Riverhead, NY 11901.

This is a paid notice.