Longtime Cutchogue resident Thomas Henry Longnecker Sr. died at his home March 4, 2015. He was 95.
He was born Feb. 5, 1920, in Brooklyn to Anna Victoria (Costello) and Valentine Thomas Longnecker. He graduated from Queens College with a degree in engineering and later worked as head civil engineer for the Town of Hempstead.
Thomas served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1947, where he achieved the rank of first lieutenant and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a member of the Retired Army Officers Association.
Thomas had previously belonged to the Knights of Columbus, L.I. Beagle Club, Mattituck Gun Club, and Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck. He enjoyed hunting and fishing; and breeding, raising and training hunting dogs.
Predeceased by his first wife, Mertis, in 1969 and his second wife, Jean, in 2007, Thomas is survived by his son, Thomas Henry Longnecker Jr. of El Cajon, Calif.; his granddaughter, Lia Garcia of Lake Wylie, S.C.; his grandson, Michael Longnecker, also of El Cajon; his extended family, Susie Holder of Ocotillo Wells, Calif., Celeste Bogle of San Francisco, Calif., and Audry Bogle of San Diego, Calif.; his great-grandson, Julien; and the Holland family.
The family will receive visitors Sunday, March 15, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 16, at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.
This is a paid notice.