Daniel J. Vail

Daniel J. Vail of Calverton died Aug. 27 in Riverhead. He was 53. 

The son of Forrest and Estuko Vail, he was born Jan. 23, 1964, in Riverhead and graduated from Riverhead High School in 1982. 

Mr. Vail was the owner of Vail Auto, an auto repair shop in Riverhead. 

Family members said he enjoyed crabbing, fishing, tinkering and bowling. 

Predeceased by his parents, Mr. Vail is survived by his fiancée, Wendy Johnson; children, Amanda, of Flanders and Adam, currently serving in the U.S. Army in South Korea; brothers, John and William of Riverhead and his sister, Mindy Sullivan of Tennessee. 

The family will receive visitors Aug. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. Cremation was private. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.