Eileen M Lohr (née Kesler) died Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2015, at her current residence, Sunrise Senior Living in Holbrook. She was a Hampton Bays resident from 1944 to 2010.
Eileen was born June 29, 1924, in Albertson to Leo and Anna Kessler. She graduated from Sewanhaka High School in 1942 and went to Sperry’s and Repbulic airports to work on aircraft bomb bay doors during World War II. Eileen moved to Pine Neck in the mid-1940s with her parents and three sisters: Anne, Jean and Joyce.
Eileen and her husband Bill met at Hand Aldrich American Legion Post 924 in Hampton Bays and they married Sept. 29, 1946. She worked for a few years early in her marriage for Hampton Bays Telephone Company and later, Carl & Jack’s clothing store.
Eileen and Bill had a love for outdoor sports. She was a true athletic person as she roller skated; ice skated; water skied; hunted waterfowl; fished in-shore and off shore; shot skeet; golfed; bowled; and played tennis. Eileen was a member of Hampton Bays Bowling League, Shinnecock Marlin and Tuna Club, and Maidstone Gun Club. She had a passion for baseball and thought highly of her friend, Roberto Clemente. She was also a close friend of Mrs. Rose Blass, whose son, Steve Blass, was a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1964 to 1974.
Eileen loved animals and rode horseback English-style in high school. Over the years, she and Bill had a small backyard farm with sheep, horses, chickens, beagles and a small calf. She loved doing everything on the farm and running it was her entire life.
Eileen was a mother and homemaker who was both spiritual and outgoing. She had a large circle of friends that were very dear to her. In particular, Archbishop Jean Marie Fortier of Sherbroke, Canada and his family were special people she held close to her heart.
Eileen is survived by her children, Kenneth and his fianceé, Diane Feduniec of Cambridge, N.Y., Linda Lohr-Kozofsky Hagen and her husband, James Hagen, Mark and his wife, Monica; her daughter-in-law, Sharon Lohr Durand of Hampton Bays; her grandchildren, Laurie Kozofsky, Eric (Michelle) Kozofsky, Sarah Hagen, Jake Hagen, Eric (Katie) Hagen, Deana (Lazaro) Rodriguez, Shay (Danielle) Lohr, Katrina Lohr and her partner, David Lofstad, Austin, Spencer and Griffin Lohr, and Zoey, Danna and Kareem Scott; her great-grandchildren, Rio and Summer Rodriguez, Stephanie, Jason, Dayna and Noelle Kozofsky, and baby Fisher Lofstad; her sisters, Anne De Land of Bethpage, Jean Donovan of Dix Hills, Joyce Swagerman of Florida; her sister-in-law Emmie Rusch of Southold; and many nieces; nephews; grandnieces; and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William; her son-in-law, F. Roger Kozofsky; granddaughter Suzette Kozofsky; niece Shanon Hackal Kooney and nephew William Rusch.
A parish prayer service was conducted Jan. 13 at J. Ronald Scott Funeral Home in Hampton Bays, officiated by Deacon Chris of St. Rosalie R.C. Church in Hampton Bays. A funeral service was held Jan. 14 at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
This is a paid notice.