Peter Vande Water of Riverhead died May 5 at The Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. He was 78.
The son of Frank and Marjorie Vande Water, he was born May 27, 1939, in Mineola.
Mr. Vande Water attained a degree in chemical engineering. He worked as a chemical engineer for TruTech in Riverhead.
Family members said he enjoyed baseball, collecting stamps and coins.
Mr. Vande Water is survived by his sister, Carolyn Matzke of Florida and many friends in the local area.
Cremation was private. Arrangements were in the care of McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead.