Donald R. Pevney

Dr. Donald Pevney of Riverhead passed away July 20, 2014, at his home after a long illness. He was 80. 

Born and raised in Brooklyn, he was a graduate of Columbia College and New York University School of Medicine. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1963 before settling in Riverhead, where he was the town pediatrician for many years before retiring from clinical practice in the late 1990s.

Mr. Peveny was a member of Suffolk County Medical Society, the Medical Society of the State of New York, and the Suffolk Pediatric Society, of which he was a past president. In later years, he served as a consultant for Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company of New York and was a frequent lecturer on the standards of care in pediatrics.

Mr. Pevney found great joy and pride in his family, his work and his many intellectual pursuits, and will be remembered as a uniquely capable physician and a generous and caring person, always willing to provide help and advice to friends and family. Family members said “We will miss him dearly.”

Dr. Pevney is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Wargo Pevney of Riverhead; his brother, Dr. Bruce Pevney of Carlsbad, Calif.; his son, David B. Pevney, and his wife, Esther, of Charlotte, N.C.; his daughter Andrea Pevney of Riverhead; and his daughter Donna Masterson, her husband, John, and their children, Molly, John Jr. and Julia Masterson, all of Medfield, Mass.

This is a paid notice.