Leendert “Lane” G. Proper of Riverhead died June 28 at Riverhead Care Center. He was 84.
Leendert G. “Lane” Proper of Riverhead died June 28 at Riverhead Care Center. He was 84.
He was born May 7, 1930, in Vlaardingen, Netherlands, to Katherin VanBeek and Gabriel Proper. Mr. Proper owned Continental Bamboo Restaurant in Westhampton.
Family members said he was a New York Yankees and Mets fan and also enjoyed stamp collecting.
Predeceased by his wife, Edwina, known as Mickey, on Sept. 2, 2011, Mr. Proper is survived by his son, Michael, of Harrison, N.Y.; his daughter, Linda Jordan of New Hampshire; six stepchildren, Donna DeLuccia, William Malone, James Malone, Deborah Malone, Michael Malone and Raymond Malone; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place Friday, July 11, at 1 p.m. at St. Isidore R.C. Cemetery in Riverhead.