Jack O. Steiner

Jack O. Steiner of Aquebogue died August 18, 2012, at the age of 92.

Beloved father of Robert and father-in-law of Margaret, he was predeceased by his wife, Kate.

Born in Yugoslavia in 1920, he was a World War II Allied hero, instrumental in defeating the Nazis. He was captured and imprisoned at Auschwitz, Buchenwald and finally Dachau concentration camps from 1944 to 1945. He was liberated by the 3rd Infantry Battalion of the U.S. 45th Division on April 29, 1945.

Awarded the Medal of Valor by the British government and granted entry into the U.S. in 1947, he was employed as senior engineer and chief substation designer for Con Edison from 1962 until his retirement in 1986. Among other projects, he designed and supervised the construction of the two electrical substations for the World Trade Center.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 22, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 23, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery.

This is a paid notice.