Frederick ‘Spider’ Ligon

Frederick Ligon of Aquebogue, known as “Spider,” died Jan. 14 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 76. 

He was born in Riverhead April 10, 1937, to Frederick and Lucille (Brown) Ligon.

He served in the National Guard and was employed as a rigger at Brookhaven National Lab. He was also a member of the Riverhead Elks Lodge. Family members said Mr. Ligon enjoyed softball, racing and bowling.

Predeceased by his brothers John and Allen, Mr. Ligon is survived by his lifelong companion, Brenda Pothier; his sons, Frederick, of Riverhead, Michael, of Georgia, and Mark, of Riverhead; his brother Richard, of Riverhead; his sisters, Rita Rose Watson of Florida and Shirley Lucille Ligon of Georgia; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will take place Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Riverhead. Interment will be at Riverhead Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Riverhead Move the Animal Shelter.