William Ritch Caprise of Orient and Greenlawn died June 18 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City after a long illness. He was 60.
Born Dec. 6, 1951, at Nassau Hospital in Mineola (now Winthrop-University Hospital), he worked as an electrician.
He loved gardening and grew spectacular flowers, family members said, and he enjoyed hunting.
Mr. Caprise is survived by his wife, Kathie; his mother and stepfather, Winifred and Robert Cannon of Orient; his brother, Michael, of Greenport; and his sister, Susan Bonistalli of Ridgefield, Conn.
A memorial service will take place at a future date.