May Doroski of Riverhead died at Riverhead Nursing Home on Aug. 13, 2002. She was 102.
She was born in Southampton to Frank and Regina (Elash) Kruszesky on Nov. 22, 1899, and lived in Riverhead for 40 years. She belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Isidore's R.C. Church in Riverhead, the Riverhead Polish Independent Club and the VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by a daughter, Josephine Kneski of Westhampton; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Theresa Jasinski, predeceased her.
Visiting hours were Aug. 15 at F.J. McLaughlin Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service was held Aug. 16 at the funeral home, followed by burial at St. Isidore's R.C. Cemetery, Riverhead.
Sadie Goldberg, a 95-year-old former Riverhead resident, died at Exeter (N.H.) Healthcare on Aug. 17, 2002.
She was born on New Year's Day 1907 to Sam and Eva Turer in Woods Harbor, Nova Scotia. She lived in Riverhead for many years before residing in New Rochelle for 40 years.
She was predeceased in the mid 1960s by her husband, Jack Goldberg. They had no children of their own but, according to a family statement, she was "like a parent to her immediate family." She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service was held in Setauket on Aug. 20 at the Agudas Achim Cemetery of Temple Israel of Riverhead.
Stella M. Szklany
Former Riverhead resident Stella M. Szklany of Pawleys Island, S.C., died at Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, S.C., on Aug. 18, 2002. She was 86.
Ms. Szklany was born in Holyoke, Mass., on Aug. 21, 1915, to Joseph and Anna (Niedziela) Szczepanik, and moved to Long Island in 1927. She lived in Riverhead for over 25 years before moving to South Carolina two years ago. She was a homemaker whose husband, Anthony, predeceased her in 1997.
She is survived by three children, Katherine Bishop of Sanford, N.C., Anthony, of New Fairfield, Conn., and Robert, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Vera Remick of Wading River; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was yesterday at F.J. McLaughlin Funeral Home in Riverhead, and funeral services are today, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Isidore's R.C. Church in Riverhead. Burial will follow at St. Isidore's Cemetery, Riverhead.
John A. Young
John A. Young of Holbrook, formerly of Jamesport and Riverhead, died at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue on Aug. 16, 2002. He was 70.
Mr. Young was born in Jamesport to John and Louise (Tuthill) Young on May 30, 1932. He was a veteran of the Korean War and later became an aviation fuels technician for the Air National Guard in Westhampton. He enjoyed drawing and model trains, according to family members.
He is survived by one daughter, Dianna Lopez of Edwardsville, Pa.; a brother, Halsey Young of Eastport; and one grandchild.
Cremation was private under the direction of Robertaccio Funeral Home in Patchogue. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Matthew E. Sobering
Matthew E. Sobering, 36, of Riverhead died at home of cancer on Aug. 15, 2002. He was a chef at the Elbow Room in Jamesport.
He was born on March 12, 1966, in Glen Cove to Guy and Penelope (Rockson) Sobering. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two children, Thomas Jackowski Jr. of Virginia and Deborah DiScioscia of Riverhead; three brothers, Nicholas, Stephen and Andrew, all of Florida; and a granddaughter.
Services were held Monday at First Congregational Church in Riverhead. Arrangements were handled by Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home of Riverhead.
Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in New York City.
Donna Marie Fields
"Everyone has a journey, and this is mine." That was the way Donna Marie Fields referred to her fight against breast cancer. "Her journey is now complete," said a family tribute. She died March 28, 2003 at the age of 37.
She was born in the Bronx on July 15, 1966, to John and Patricia Reed. After high school she earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Pace University. In 2001 she faithfully walked with her husband as God led him to plant a new church in Decatur, Ga. She was the beloved First Lady of Labour of Love Church until her death.
Although she lived in Queens, she attended Friendship Baptist Church in Riverhead, where she had been baptized in 1989. She worked in finance, most recently for ICMA Retirement Corp.
Ms. Fields is survived by her husband, Layne; two children, Sydney and Spencer; her parents; a sister, Denise Reed of the Bronx; and a grandmother, Louise Cooper of the Bronx.
Services took place in Decatur, Ga.
Ruth F. Tuthill
Ruth F. Tuthill, 87, died April 2, 2003 at Hartford (Conn.) Hospital.
The daughter of George and Mildred Fischer, she was born in Brooklyn and spent most of her life in Aquebogue. Recently she moved to Avery Heights Retirement Village in Hartford.
Ms. Tuthill was a kindergarten teacher for many years in Eastport, an active member of Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue, and a member of Riverhead Yacht Club.
She is survived by her husband, W. Corwin Tuthill of Avery Heights; two sons, William, of Bay Shore, and Bruce, of West Hartford, Conn.; two sisters, Avis Fischer and Virginia Ellison of Bensalem, Pa.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral is set for 9 a.m. today, April 10, at Reginald F. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead, followed by a church service at 11 a.m. at Old Steeple Community Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at the Chapel at Avery Heights, 705 New Britain Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. "Friends are invited to attend this celebration of life for Ruth," wrote her family.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 125 East Bethpage Rd., Plainview, NY 11803.