James Balnis

James “Jimmy” Balnis of Riverhead died Feb. 27 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. He was 60.

He was born in Riverhead April 15, 1955, to John and Jean (Doroski) Balnis.

Mr. Balnis is survived by his former wife, Diana Metzger; two children, Stephen and Rebecca of Riverhead; two sisters, Mary Balnis-Swotkewicz of Jamesport and Elizabeth Balnis-Fredrickson of New Orleans; a brother, John, of Riverhead and many nieces and nephews.

The family received visitors March 4 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service was held March 5 at St. Isidore R.C. Church.

Memorial donations may be made to North Fork Animal Welfare League.