William Fredrick “Ricky” Metz, Jr.

Former Southold resident William Fredrick “Ricky” Metz, Jr. of Fort Myers, Fla. died Sept. 29, 2014.  He was 31. 

He was born in Naples, Florida on March 23, 1983, to Mary Ann (nee Hand) and William Fredrick Metz, Sr. and was a graduate of Southold schools.

Ricky had been an insurance sales representative for Alta Health Insurance in Florida.

Ricky was known to say “Music is the love of my life” and he also found enjoyment in snowboarding and art in all its forms including tattoos.

Ricky was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Southold

He is survived by his parents, William and Michelle Metz of Southold and Mary Ann and Tim Bohonan of Southold; siblings, Brianne (TJ) Hart, Kieran Bohonan and Kathryn Krakowka; grandparents, Patricia Bohonan, Roger and Dar Metz and Ruth A. Rossi and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family received friends Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold.  Rev. Dr. Peter J. Kelley officiated the services during the visitation.

Those wishing to remember Ricky in a special way can make a donation to the North Fork Animal Welfare League.