Lewis Joseph Whitecavage

07/15/2014 12:32 PM |

Lewis Joseph Whitecavage of Greenport passed away July 8, 2014, at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport at the age of 60. 

THe was born Nov. 18, 1953, in Hartford, Conn., to Walter and Marjorie (Kalin) Whitecavage. He attended Southold schools and later moved to the Greenport school district.

Lew enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and, from 1971 to 1975, served as an engineer equipment operator, earning the rank of sergeant. After serving his country, he worked as a commercial fisherman and spent most of his life on the water while providing for his family. Most recently, he was employed at Port of Egypt Marina in Southold. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, family and friends.

Lew was predeceased by his father and by his wife, Lauren (née Klipp). He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Nugent; his two sons and their spouses, Joseph (Diana) Whitecavage and Joshua (Emily) Whitecavage; his brothers Joseph (Traci) Whitecavage and Robert Nugent and one granddaughter, Riley Lauren Whitecavage.

The family received visitors July 12 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport, followed by a graveside military service at Cutchogue Presbyterian Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Greenport, NY 11944.

This is a paid notice.