While most parents mingled around the start and finish lines during a cross country race, Debbie Riccio Giordano was always on the lookout for her father. As she navigated the middle of a 3.1-mile course as a student at Rocky Point High School, Thomas Riccio would pop out of the woods, seemingly out of nowhere, yelling words of encouragement to his daughter. READ
The North Fork recently lost a prominent businessman in the community: Robert Celic Sr.
But to his family, friends and loved ones, he was so much more. READ
More than anything else, Maxwell Tuthill relished making other people smile. His wit, infectious smile and timing for a sarcastic joke could turn even a cheerless moment into a round of laughter. READ
Antonio DeGrasse will be remembered for many things.
He was a Riverhead school administrator for nearly 30 years. He and his wife, Ann, were the co-founders of the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, and he helped organize an annual 5K walk at Tanger Outlets to benefit that coalition. READ
New Suffolk resident Rob White, a man of myriad talents — ranging from painting, to illustrating, to editorial cartooning, to landscape architecture and substance abuse counseling — died Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 70. READ
Brother Cletus Burke, a former dean of students and assistant principal at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School who drew the admiration of students even in a role of disciplinarian, died Thursday morning. He was 69. READ
“I’m here to win races. I don’t care or follow the points.”
That was the motto of Calverton’s Chris Young, one of Riverhead Raceway’s all-time greats who died at the age of 62 Saturday after undergoing double knee surgery a few days prior. READ
Harold E. Goodale, one of the co-founders of Riverhead Building Supply, died Thursday at the age of 92. (more…)