Gerard Meade of Calverton died Aug. 23. He was 63.
He was born July 18, 1951, in Brooklyn to Catherine (Reilly) and Anthony P. Meade. After attending college, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving from 1975 to 1983. Most recently, he worked as a technician at Brookhaven National Lab.
Family members said he enjoyed NASCAR.
Mr. Meade is survived by his wife, Susan; his mother, Catherine; his sisters, Katherine Quartararo of Vero Beach, Fla., and Eileen Rothmeier of Oakdale; and his brother, James, of Commack. He was an uncle of 8 and a great-uncle of 25.
The family will receive visitors Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Calverton National Cemetery.