Joseph C. Brynda

Former Riverhead resident Joseph C. Brynda died Jan. 9, 2021, in Indiana, where he resided. He was 68.

Born Feb. 15, 1952, in Greenport, he was the son of Chester and Evelyn (Cubulski) Brynda. He graduated from Riverhead High School in 1971 and married Dolores Eck on Dec. 17, 1976. He worked as a truck driver for Burt’s Reliable.

Mr. Brynda was an honorary member of Riverhead Fire Department and a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Riverhead. Family said he enjoyed race cars, wrestling and being with his grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Joseph, of Riverhead and Tracy Webster of Indiana; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, followed by interment at St. John’s Cemetery.