Charles Blasl

Charles A. Blasl Jr. of Mattituck died Jan. 26 at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, from complications of emphysema. He was 55 years old.

Charles A. Blasl Jr.
Charles A. Blasl Jr.

Born April 12, 1957, in Riverhead, he was the son of Doris (Lessard) and Charles A. Blasl Sr. Known to friends and family as Chuck, he grew up in Riverhead and attended Riverhead schools, graduating from Riverhead High School in 1975.

He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Spano, on Jan. 13, 1979. They settled in Riverhead and raised a family of three children in the same downtown neighborhood where he grew up.

Family members said Mr. Blasl was a devoted husband and father to whom family was everything. He had an easy smile and a great sense of humor. He loved the beach and enjoyed fishing and boating. He also loved cars and music and was a huge fan of the New York Giants and a die-hard Mets fan.

Mr. Blasl worked for the Riverhead Sewer District for a number of years before setting off on his own business as a tile contractor, partnering with his brother, Peter. He and his family moved to Cornelius, N.C., in 2006.

Following the death of his wife on Dec. 22, 2009, he moved back to Long Island and settled in Mattituck.

Predeceased by his parents in 2003 and his wife in 2009, Mr. Blasl is survived by his son, Brian, of East Marion; his daughters, Amy, of Southold, and Sarabeth, of Hampton Bays; his brother, Peter, of Riverhead; and his sisters, Deborah Goroleski of Calverton and Cyndi Woodman of Akron, Ohio.

The family will receive visitors at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead Thursday, Jan. 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead on Friday, Feb. 1, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.