Genevieve T. Saltinas

Riverhead resident Genevieve T. Saltinas died May 20 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. She was 85.

She was born Sept. 1, 1927, to Louis and Susan Postel in East Newark, N.J., and worked as an assembler for Chatham Controls in Chatham, N.J.

Family members said she loved crocheting and reading, was a devout Yankees fan and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by her husband, Edward, in 2004 and by her daughter Louise Stefanski, Ms. Saltinas is survived by her daughters Susan Ries of Riverhead and Darlene Day of Massachusetts; a sister, Dorothy Ware of Virginia; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday, May 22, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 23, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. Cremation will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.