Long Island Obituaries

  • Esther C. Pilles
    Esther C. Pilles of Southold, died April 17.  She was 66 years old. The family will receive visitors Tuesday, April 22, from 2 to 4 and  7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday April 23, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick R.C. Catholic Church in Southold.  […]
  • Allen H. Rackett
    Allen H. Rackett of East Marion died April 14, 2014 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead after a lengthy illness. He was 68.  Allen was born in Greenport May 7, 1945, and was the son of Charles C. and Adele E. Rackett of East Marion. Allen attended East Marion secondary school before attending Greenport […]
  • Eleanor Louise Potorski
    Former longtime Southold resident Eleanor Louise Potorski passed away March 17 at her residence in Boca Raton, Fla. with her family by her side. She was 92. Eleanor was born in New York City, June 8, 1921, to Louise and Albert Brunelli. She received a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and master’s degrees from […]
  • Sylvia Okula
    Former Mattiuck resident Sylvia Okula, a longtime resident of Winter Haven, Fla., died April 6 in Atlanta from complications of heart disease and diabetes. She was 88. Ms. Okula was born in Mattituck in 1925.  She married Francis L. Okula in New York after his return from serving in the U.S. Air Force during World […]
  • Raymond H. Coyle Jr.
    Former Greenport resident Raymond H. Coyle Jr. died April 11  in Garner, N.C. He was 54. Mr. Coyle  was born Jan. 27, 1965, to Beverly and Raymond H. Coyle Sr. He grew up in Greenport, and according to family members he enjoyed working on cars and playing pool with his friends. For the past eight […]
  • James Myron Young
    James Myron Young of  Laurel died April 6, 2014. He was 82.  A graveside service will be held Friday, April 11, at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue, with Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt officiating. Memorial donations to North Fork Animal Welfare League or Kent Animal Shelter would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements were handled […]
  • Patricia Lantz Blake
    Patricia Lantz Blake of Peconic  and formerly of Garden City  and Jupiter, Fla., passed away April 3, 2014, after a period of declining health.  Pat was born Jan. 24, 1929, in Far Rockaway to Harold David Lantz and Eleanor May DeHaven.  Both her parents were from Lancaster, Pa. As a child Pat enjoyed special summer […]
  • Walter T. Chance
    Walter T. Chance of Greenport died April 1. at Eastern Long Island Hospital. He was 64.  Mr. Chance was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Bethel, N.C., to James Henry Langley and Mary Chance. He was educated in the Pitt County, N.C., school system before moving to Florida. While in Florida, Mr. Chance harvested crops for […]
  • Harilal Nathalal Patel
    Dr. Harilal Nathalal Patel of Southold died suddenly April 1 while visiting family in Singapore. He was 77. Mr. Patel was born Oct. 27, 1936, in India and attended MP Shah Medical College in Jamnagar, India. He immigrated to the United States in 1963, and did his residency and surgical training at State University of […]