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05/23/17 11:57am

Lifelong Cutchogue resident Michael J. Kaloski died peacefully at his home on Alvah’s Lane May 20, 2017, at the age of 99 1/2.

He was born Nov. 29, 1918, to Paul and Sophie Kaloski, who were immigrants from Poland. His parents established a potato farm on Alvah’s Lane in Cutchogue, which Mike farmed from his youth until his retirement at age 83.

Additionally, Mike rendered valuable assistance to the Hargrave family when they established the North Fork’s first vineyard in Cutchogue during the early 1970s.

Mike and his wife, Irene (née Raynor), continued to live on Alvah’s Lane, where they raised three children: Paul Kaloski of Alvah’s Lane, Linda Hamman of Port Clinton, Ohio, and Lorraine Simon of Madison, Conn. He is also survived by siblings Frances Zelinski of Cutchogue, Helen Long of Riverhead, Irene Swastynowicz of Cutchogue and Dorothy Mulhall of Southold; five granddaughters; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mike was predeceased by siblings Chester, Matthew and Felix Kaloski and Estelle O’Connor.

The family will receive visitors Thursday, May 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where Catholic prayer services will be conducted this afternoon. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue, Father Mariusz Gorazd officiating. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.

Those wishing to remember Mike in a special way may make a donation to the Cutchogue Fire Department, 260 New Suffolk Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935.

This is a paid notice. 

05/22/17 5:31pm

Michael Kenneth Jacobi

Michael “Mike” Kenneth Jacobi, 72 of Southold, passed away May 18, 2017, at home with his wife by his side. Mike was born in Greenport Hospital and was a “Sterling Baby.”

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Kristine “Kris” Jacobi; his children, Kenny Jacobi, Kelli (Joe) Strittmatter, and Melissa McGinness; his granddaughters, Danielle, Amanda, and Jessica Strittmatter and his siblings, Henry (Carol) Jacobi, Iris (Buzz) Begora, Kathy (Norman) Conklin, and Robin Jacobi.

For 48 years Mike managed his own plumbing business, Mike Jacobi Plumbing and Heating. Many recognized his logo of a Snoopy and his statement of faith in Jesus Christ on the side of his trucks.

Mike’s faith in Christ defined his life. He was an evangelist disguised as a plumber and those who called him for a broken pipe often found themselves hearing of Mike’s personal testimony of the abundant love of Jesus. He was best known for sharing his trust in Jesus and his testimony with all whom he met. Many of his customers became friends and extended family. He reached out to those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and assisted many in their rehabilitation through Teen Challenge, a Christian rehab center. He loved his Christian family at Mattituck Community Christian Fellowship.

In the early years of their marriage, Mike and Kris enjoyed many motorcycle trips spanning from Canada to Virginia. He also had a love and enjoyment of photography.
Mike had a sense of humor and enjoyed joking with everyone he came to know. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and for making spaghetti with his own “Secret Sauce” recipe.

To celebrate his life, a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 27,  at 2 p.m. at Mattituck Community Christian Fellowship.

Kris is grateful for all of the prayers, love, and support of Mattituck Community Christian Fellowship, Dan Reiter, Dr. Micha and Gayle Kaplan, and George Giannaris.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the East End Hospice in memory of Mike.

This is a paid notice.