Raymond O. Combs of Peconic died on Oct. 6, 2012, after suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases for the past several years. He was 79 years old.
He was born in Oceanside, L.I., to Oscar L. and Flora S. (Plant) Combs and was a graduate of Oceanside High School and Hofstra College.
Ray served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958 as a Specialist 3rd Class and in the National Guard from 1958 to 1962.
In 1960, he married Agnes Cruickshank in Lynbrook and together they made their home in Sayville for 27 years. They moved to the North Fork 12 years ago.
Ray had been a business owner and partner of Volkmann Oil Corp in Patchogue. He was a member of Cutchogue United Methodist Church and the Long Island East District of the United Methodist Church, a participant in the NYAC Walk to Emmaus and a member of Patchogue Rotary Club and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE-Long Island Chapter 006).
Surviving are his wife, Agnes; three children, Margaret (Dan) King of Patchogue, Heather Combs of Peconic and Kenneth (Elizabeth) Combs of Mt. Sinai; four grandchildren, Gerald Wood III, Justin Wood, Jennifer Combs and Sarah Combs; and two great-grandchildren, Gerald Wood IV and Aiden Wood. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Oct. 8 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where religious services were conducted Oct. 9 by the Rev. Noel Koestline.
Memorial donations to Katinka House, San Simeon by the Sound nursing home or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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