A lifetime resident of Orient, born March 2, 1918, to Joseph and Mary (Bokar) Moisa, Henry passed away Feb. 23. He was married to Helen Przepiora for 74 years, who predeceased him in Oct. 2012. He leaves his children, Eugene (Susan), Dorothy H. Faszczewski and was predeceased by his sons, Robert and Thomas and his brother, Stanley.
In his love for Orient, he served as a two-term member of Oysterponds School Board, two-term fire chief, assistant fire chief, fire department secretary for 10 years and fire department chaplain for 33 years. He was fireman of the year in 1968, a member of the fire police, secretary and charter member of Oysterponds Chemical Company benevolent fund of Orient Fire Department. Henry was a member and secretary of Southold Town Fire Chiefs Council, a delegate to North Fork Fireman’s Association, a charter member and one of the organizers of Orient Fire Department Rescue Squad, two-term commissioner and past chairman of Orient Fire District, and a charter member and 27-year secretary of Southold Town Fire Districts Officers Association. He was also a 26-year member of the Suffolk County Vocational Education and Extension Board, which administers fire training for Suffolk County, and served 10 years as chairman.
Henry was an 18-year member of Southold Town Planning Board and vice chairman for 10 years. He was elected Southold Town Assessor for two terms and served as chairman of the Board of Assessors for three years. He was member, past president, past vice-president, past secretary and past treasurer of Suffolk County Assessor’s Association.
Henry served as a Southold Town representative on Suffolk County’s original select committee for preservation of farmland in 1974. He was a member of L.I. Farm Bureau, Suffolk County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, Orient Community Activities Association and Orient Mosquito District Commission. He was a charter member and director of North Fork Auxillary of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport, where a firematic service will take place at 7:30 p.m. A 10 a.m. funeral mass will take place Thursday, Feb. 26, at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Orient Fire Department Rescue Squad, 23300 Main Road, Orient, NY 11957.
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