Carl H. Blasko Sr., a former longtime resident of Greenport, died July 17, 2016, at Eastern Long Island Hospital. He was 87.
Born in Calverton, June 8, 1929, to Bruno and Fannie (née Orlowski) Blasko, he attended the local school until the sixth grade when he left to work on the family farm due to the war.
On Oct. 15, 1949, he married the former Elizabeth Capon and together they made their home in Greenport for 57 years. They moved to the Founder’s Village Community in Southold nine years ago.
Carl was a tractor trailer driver for Riverhead Building Supply for 36 years and was a union representative.
In the community, he was a 62-year member of the Greenport Fire Department Standard Hose Company.
He is survived by his wife Betty Blasko; four children, Carl H. Blasko Jr. of Cutchogue, Bruce Blasko of Greenport, Karen Blasko of Southold and Gary Blasko of Queensbury, N.Y.; two sisters Christine Blasko and Leona Smith, both of Riverhead and seven grandchildren, Tim Blasko of Cutchogue, Jayme Blasko of Greenport, Gabby Blasko of Queensbury, Will Blasko of Greenport, Carter Blasko of Queensbury, John Blasko and Matthew Blasko of Greenport and great-grandchildren Olivia and Charlotte Blasko both of Cutchogue. He was predeceased by siblings Albert, Steve, Frank, John, William, Bruno, Theresa Mountford, Amelia Bauer and twins Annie and Alec Blasko.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 20, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold, where Greenport Fire Department services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at the funeral home, officiated by Father Thomas P. Murray. Interment will follow at Sterling Cemetery in Greenport.
Memorial donations to the Southold Fire Department Rescue Squad, Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad or Southold P.B.A. would be appreciated.
This is a paid notice.