Charles R. Hynninen

Charles Richard (Charlie) Hynninen of Aquebogue died Oct. 2 at the age of 82.

Charlie was so proud of his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Gail; his two children, Brett and Kiera; his daughter-in-law, Mariana; his grandson; Ricky, who was named after him; his sister-in-law, Joan, and brother in law, Herb; his cousin, Tom; and his aunt in Finland, Sylvi.

Charlie was a longtime Long Islander; however, he thought of himself as a Finn of his parents’ home country, where he spent many years as a young boy. He loved his time as a wrestler at Amityville High School and Hofstra College. Charlie had a successful career as a municipal bond trader in New York City, was an avid antique collector and loved refinishing furniture.

A memorial service is set for Saturday, Oct. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead.

As Charlie was an avid animal lover, memorial donations may be made to Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton.

This is a paid notice.