John E. Bokina Sr.

12/09/2011 11:20 AM |

John E. Bokina Sr. died Dec. 8 at his home in Peconic. He was 68.

He was born June 21, 1943, at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport to Vincent and Jennie (Wolosik) Bokina. Mr. Bokina was a farmer, and worked for the Suffolk County Department of Parks until his retirement.

He was a long-standing, active member of the Republican Club. Family members said he enjoyed cutting firewood, mowing his lawn and growing tomatoes.

He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Marczewski; his son, John Bokina Jr.; his sister, Dorothy Kotylak; his brother, Henry Bokina; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings, Cecelia, Vincent Jr., Edmond, Joseph and Theodore.

Visiting hours will take place today, Friday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. A service will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church, followed by interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, both in Cutchogue.

Donations may be made to the Cutchogue Fire Department or to East End Hospice.