John Walter Toepfert of Jamesport died at his home Aug. 25, 2015. He was 82.
He was born in Flushing on Sept. 17, 1932, to John and Josephine (Lavendowski) Toepfert.
He graduated from Jamaica High School in 1950 and served in the U.S. Army (European Occupational Force) as a corporal during the Korean conflict.
On Nov. 5, 1955, he married the former Carmela Guido.
In 1957, he joined the Fire Department of New York, for which he served as a firefighter until 1977. He later worked at a Nassau County post office.
Formerly of Garden City South, Mr. Toepfert lived in Jamesport for the past 16 years. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck and a member of the FDNY Holy Name Society.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Toepfert; three children, John Toepfert of Melbourne, Fla., Connie Cuddeback of Wayne, Pa., and James Toepfert of Andes, N.Y.; a brother, Robert Toepfert of Palmyra, Va.; and four grandchildren, Lauren Cuddeback, Lindsey Cuddeback, Phillip Cuddeback and Valens Toepfert.
The family received friends Aug. 27 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where prayer services were conducted by Deacon Jeff Sykes. Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt celebrated the Liturgy of Christian Burial Aug. 28 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church. Interment, with U.S. Army honors, followed at Calverton National Cemetery.
Memorial donations to Jamesport Fire Department, P.O. Box 54, Jamesport, NY 11947 would be appreciated.
This is a paid notice.