Stefan Matthew Grzesik

Stefan Matthew Grzesik of Greenport, known to family as Dziadzia, died March 16 at his home. He was 89.

Stefan Matthew Grzesik

He was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Brooklyn, where he was raised. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945 in Italy. He married Norma Janson in 1948 and they moved to Lindenhurst to raise a family.

Mr. Grzesik worked for Pan American Airlines for 38 years. He retired in 1983 to the home he had built himself in Greenport, where, family members said, he loved to go fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years; his daughter, Susan, and son, Stephen; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.

Donations may be made to the Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad.