Wolfgang Hasselbach

Wolfgang Hasselbach, a longtime Riverhead area resident, passed away April 12, 2024, in Westhampton Beach, N.Y.

He was born on Aug. 29, 1946, in Wuppertal, Germany, to Wilhelm and Gertrud Hasselbach. 

After “Wolfe” proudly served in the Navy from 1967 to 1971, demonstrating his patriotism and willingness to serve his country with honor, he worked as a printer for Suffolk County. He was a fan of NASCAR racing and frequently attended races at Riverhead Raceway and in the Poconos. He also enjoyed collecting miniature race cars, model trains and watching auto races, N.Y. Rangers hockey and soccer, especially from Germany. 

Wolfgang’s presence will be deeply missed by those whose lives he touched. He is survived by Alice Hasselbach, his beloved wife of 55 years, who shared many cherished moments with him throughout their time together. He was also adored by his small circle of friends, who looked forward to every visit with him, as well as his extended family, his sister-in-law, Ann Festa, and 11 nieces and nephews and their families. 

Memorial services to celebrate Wolfgang’s life will be held at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead on Tuesday, April 16, from 2 to 4:30 and 7 to 9:30 p.m.

A burial ceremony will follow Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery. 

In honoring Wolfgang Hasselbach’s memory, may we also remember his engaging sense of humor, unwavering spirit and dedication that inspired all who knew him. May he rest in eternal peace.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations to East End Hospice and/or Kent Animal Shelter. 

This is a paid notice.