Joseph E. Hojenski

Joseph E. Hojenski, formerly of Riverhead, died Oct. 6 in Portland, Ore. He was 78 and had been battling cancer.

Born May 20, 1934, in Riverhead to Benjamin and Florabelle (Nesbitt) Hojenski, he served in the U.S. Airforce and worked at Grumman Final Assembly and Flight Test Center in Calverton.

Family members said he loved the New York Giants, country music and antiquing.

He is survived by his sons, James Hojenski Fogarty of Hedgesville, W. Va., Jeffrey Hojenski of Rock City Falls, N.Y., Jody Hojenski of Harvest, Ala., and Jason Hojenski Deegan of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.; his daughter, Jeanne Giustra of Aquebogue; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers, Benjamin, Jerome and Louis Lupia, and his sister, Margerite Cain.

Cremation was private. Interment took place in Portland.