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In Memoriam: Remembering those we lost in 2019

There are a couple of old sayings that sum up our feelings when important people in our lives pass away.

The ranks are thinning, you will hear, as well as that the cemeteries are filled with irreplaceable people. Both statements are true and untrue since every day people pick up a fallen standard. Even though we’re diminished by the deaths of those who have dedicated their unique lives to doing good, there are always others who are ready to replace them, even when we’re sometimes left with an emotional void that will never allow us to feel whole again.

A family mourns loved ones who are gone, and a community also can mourn the loss of people who thinned the ranks through their passing.

The following is a list of obituaries published by the News-Review for Riverhead area residents and public figures who died in 2019.
Click on the name of the deceased to read more about their life:

A
Irene Aleksandrowicz
Richard Edward Allen
Robin Hopkins Amper
Betty R. Angstadt
Michael Anthony Annibell
Mary E. Antanaitis
Mercedes Antongeorgi
Harley Byron Arnold

B
Steven Luther Bailey
Ann Louise (Jones) Bannon
Harold Bartlett
John Bartosiewicz
Diana Lee Bennett
Helen Berlin
Judith A. Blake
Kelley Marie Blanchard
Gary A. Bodenstein
Wladyslawa Bodzek
Charles Frazier Booth
Ruth Joy Borst
Lillian Botts
Marian E. Bowden
Julia V. Brancaccio
Dorothy Elizabeth Jackson Braunskill
Robert D. Brown
Sara E. Brown
Dorothy S. Brush
Charles Bugdin
Lottie Bullock
Daniel W. Byrne

C
Hilbert Camp
Charles J. Cardinal
Rita Carlson
Cecile M. Carpenter
Renee Ann Carragher-Phelps
Herbert A. Carson
Lorraine ‘Dayne’ Cassidy
Frank C. Ceckowski
Stephen E. Charkow
Dolores A. ‘Tootsie’ Chituk
Angel B. Chorno
Cynthia Church
Lynda L. Circo
Hurley B. Clinton
Anton Condzella
William D. ‘Chilly’ Conklin
Jacqueline M. Conway
Dorothy F. Costantini
Elizabeth V. Coughlan
Margaret Coutts
Susan L. Cox
Helen D. Cozine
Richard C. Creighton
Shirley Crocker
Patricia Nichols Curcuru
Zofia Czaplak
Mary Ellen Czelatka

D
Georgianna V. Danowski
Daniel De Francisco
Andrew and Dawn Demchuk
Adolph ‘Sonny’ Densieski
Eleanor Lillian de Reeder
Michael ‘Mike’ J. Devine
David Howard Dingle
Frances C. DiVello
Charles Domitrz
Kathleen M. Donlin
Ronald Doroska
Whitney Dowdall
Denis Driscol
Lois L. Dunne
Rita A. Duva

E
Rosemarie Jessen Earl
Josephine Ann Engelbosch

F
Christine Fabricatore
Karen Amelia Fagan
Michelle L. Farruggia
Philip H. Fenderson
Shirley Ann Fenderson
Ady Fenton
Bruce E. Ferguson
Alice S. Fife
Paul Fizzuoglio Sr.
Flora Duerschmidt Flanagan
Jane (Worthington) Flatley
Arnold Flippen
Joy Flurry
Emil Fossa
Patricia Lillian McFarland Foster
Robert J. Fraser Jr.
Eva Fugosich

G
Alice H. Galka
Mary Ann Galterio
Yolanda S. Garner
Nancy Gassert
Jeffrey Michael Geary
Edward J. ‘Chops’ Gevinski
Vincent Gianni
Angelo Giulietti
Barbara Anne Armstrong-Gleason
Vincent Golembeski
Jesse Robinson ‘Bobby’ Goodale III

H
Gloria Hanson
Robert J. Hardman
Barbara A. Harkins
Martha L. Harris
Ned Harroun
John H. Harte
Bernard Arthur Heinisch
Hattie M. Henderson
Donald E. Henn
Pearl Herbert
Frank Hernandez Jr.
Brian T. Higgins
Cathryn Tolan Higgins
Carnal Hobson Sr.
Elizabeth Krajewski Hodukavich
Charles R. Hoeg
Marjorie K. Hoffman
Charles J. Hoffmann
Colette L. Holgerson
Gary R. Hotchkiss
Wendy B. Howell
Michael Hubbard
Jay ‘Lonnie’ Hulse III
Cecelia Smith Hunter

I
Edward M. Iberger

J
Gabriel ‘Pookie’ Jackson II
Charlotte E. Jacques
Leon J. Jasinski Sr.
Nancy G. Jayne
Frederick G. Johnson
Ernest ‘Toppy’ Jones
Vagerlean Jones
Helen F. Joseph 

K
Anthony J. Kahn
Sarah E. Kasprzyk-Quick
Judith Ann Kayton
Stanley John Keeney
Elizabeth L. Keller
Calliope Kentrotas
Anelia ‘Nellie’ Kobylenski
Harriot E. Kollhopp
Eleanor Koroleski
Patricia E. Kren
Anders E. Kritsberg
Denise (Ridge) Krusell

L
Joan Ann Lademann
Allen J. Lang
Mary Jane Powell Langhorn
Tonya Larkins
Evelyn Lee
Gilbert Levasseur
Wanda M. Lopienski
Charlotte B. Lorenz
Caroline Ostrander Loschen
Marjorie Reese Ludlow

M
Frank W. Mackie
Andreas Emmanuel Markakis
Grace W. Mason
Betty L. (Strebel) McCabe
Mary H. McCabe
Maureen Anne McCarthy
James G. McCloskey
James J. McGuire
Margrit Carr McGuire
Linda L. McKay
Kathleen M. McKeon
Marilyn E. McNulty
Eileen Anne Methven
Walter P. Michalowski
Tyronsa L. Michaux
Edward S. Miezianka
Alelish Cori Mileski
Richard A. Miller
Kevin F. Monsell
Corinne L. Moore
George W. Moretti
Mirko A. Mrva
Harry V. Mugno
Harry V. Mugno
Janet A. Mulligan
Eve McDavid Mullins

N
Richard E. Nedosik
Cynthia L. Nelson
Dolores Ann Neudeck
Dietlind ‘DeeDee’ Newcomb
Jan F. Niewadomski
Eleanor M. Niksa
John Norton

O
Robert Obie Sr. 
June D. O’Hara
Tadeusz (Theodore) Okula
Marjorie Orlando

P
Roy Cornell Pace
Barbara A. Palmer
Anthony Palumbo
Ralph Louis Panella
Gayle Elizabeth Patchell
Edmund W. Pelis
Robert F. Pelosi Jr.
Joyce Marie Pickett
Joseph Anthony Pierro
Richard F. Pierson
Mildred E. ‘Millie’ Pizzo
Helen Stapon Polak
Maureen Porter
Joseph A. ‘Joe’ Pottgen
Christopher D. Powell
Franco G. Purita

Q
Ethel May Quillin

R
Mary Louise Rabe
Edna Ruth Rang
Doris Raynor-Hennessey
Robert C. Reeves Jr.
Dorothy Reinecke
Daniel G. Reiter
Michelina Ricciardi
John Benedict ‘Ben’ Roache III
Glen Robertson
Kenneth A. Rogers
Robert Rogers
Rose E. Rogers
George Roque
Salvatore Rosato
Robert J. Rosnack
McKinley Ross

S
Edward A. Sadowski
Frances D. Sadowski
H. William ‘Bill’ Sawicki
Marilyn Grace Hoffmann Scheiner
Harry E. Schlachter
Robert C. Schoenhaar
Eleanor Regina Scholtz
John Malcolm Schriefer
Earl W. Seymore
Ernestine Seymore
Brian P. Simonsen
George Russell Simpson
Arnold H. Sims
Cynthia Slivonik
Helga M. Smith
James A. Smith Sr.
Joseph M. Smith
Vera C. Smith
William A. Smith
Samuel Clyde Smothers
Veronica M. ‘Roni’ Stankewicz
William R. Spence
Glen A. Staples
Joseph M. Stehle Jr.
Gregory A. Stelzer
Christine A. Stulsky
Jadwiga Suchta
Rosina Suglia
Jeanette E. Swotkewicz
Alexander J. Sydlowski Sr.
Joseph Szot Sr.

T
Steve Tenedios
Alfred E. Tetrault III
Kelli Elizabeth Thompson
Carmela Barbara ‘Connie’ Toepfert
Peter A. Tollner
Lewis Stanley Tomaszewski
Mary E. Travers
Gregory Turchick
Jean Tuthill

U
Linda D. Urig

V
Thomas J. Vassallo

W
Eleanor Ruth Walker
Richard F. Warner
Jane V. Waski-O’Leary
Gerald S. Wells
Kevin Wells
Henry F. Wernikowski
Emily A. Whitney
Deborah Williams
Helen Alice Wolanski
Albert M. Woolley
Rita L. (Kander) Wowak
William Joseph Wulforst

Y
Josephine Yakaboski
Cynthia ‘Aunt Sassy’ B. Yarborough

Z
Constance Rose Zahra
Barbara Ann Zaneski
Frank J. Zambriski
Robert V. Zeluff
Maria Zegray
Christopher G. Zimmermann
Peter B. Zuhoski Jr.

Editor’s Note: This list was compiled from obituaries submitted to the Riverhead News-Review by families of the deceased and area funeral homes. Obituaries not submitted to us for publication and news stories were not included.