Allen F. Besch

Former Mattituck resident Allen F. Besch died Feb. 12 in Stuart Va. He was 82. 

Mr. Besch was born to Anna and Carl F. Besch. After graduating from Mattituck High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the air carrier USS Randolf.

After returning from the Navy, Mr. Besch worked with his father repairing watches and televisions at the family’s Love Lane shop. He later opened Besch’s Clock Shop with his wife, Joan, in downtown Riverhead. Several years later, he retired and moved to the Blue Ridge Mountain Area of Virginia, where family members said he enjoyed raising horses, farming and woodworking.

He was predeceased by his brother, Carl and is survived by his wife; his children, Linda Knatz and Andrew Besch; his stepchildren, Karen Chouinard and Michael Brusich and his grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.