George P. Lauinger

Laurel resident George P. Lauinger, formerly of Hempstead, Lloyd Harbor and Connecticut, died Feb. 1. He was 95.

Mr. Lauinger was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Brooklyn to George and Kathryn Lauinger. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1945.

He was the former owner of Stephen Ransom Inc., Ray Electric Inc., North Fork Beer and Soda, and Norfield Farm in Newtown, Conn.

Family members said Mr. Lauinger enjoyed sailing, the beach and yard work.

Predeceased by his wife, Beverly (née Stringham) in 2008 and his daughter Christine Taylor, Mr. Lauinger is survived by his sons, Peter, of East Northport, Erik, of East Setauket and John, of Fort Salonga; his daughters, Maria, of Setauket and Kara, of Cutchogue; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or North Fork Animal Welfare League.