Arthur G. Ury Jr. of Cutchogue died suddenly on March 20, 2011, at Eastern Long Island Hospital after a brief illness. He was born October 24, 1926, in Maspeth, Queens, to Arthur G. Ury Sr. and Ethel (née Harkins). He is survived by his devoted wife, Madlyn, and daughter, Victoria. He is also survived by his sister, Carol Freda of Peconic; his sister-in-law, Marion Hamilton of Bellmore; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Arthur served in the U.S. Army in World War II and following his discharge joined the NYC Police Department. Over the years he rose through the ranks and retired as an Inspector. Simultaneously, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University Law School. He practiced law with the police department and privately until his retirement in 1989.
He became a full-fledged member of the Masonic Order on December 5, 1952, and continued to go to his Lodge meetings in Queens until shortly before his death. In 1959 he served as Worshipful Master of his Lodge and in 2009 was honored on the 50th anniversary of that service.
Locally, he was a member of the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society and also became a docent for tours of the buildings on the Village Green, including the “Old House.”
Over a number of years he personally built his house in Cutchogue and had lived there permanently for 22 years. He was a lifelong member of Trinity St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Maspeth and locally attended Advent Lutheran Church in Mattituck.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, as he was a man of very broad knowledge and skill and willingly assisted those who asked him for help.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Arthur’s name may be made to Eastern Long Island Hospital, 201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944; Advent Lutheran Church, Legion Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952; or the Masonic Brotherhood Fund, c/o Hugh Ripton, 242-31 51st Ave., Douglaston, NY 11362.
Interment of cremains with military honors will occur at a later date at Calverton National Cemetery. Further information may be obtained from Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue.
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