East Marion resident Leo Golisz died at his home Feb. 27, 2015. He was 88.
Born in Greenport to Joseph and Mary Golisz, Mr. Golisz lived on the East End his entire life. He attended Greenport High School, but left early to serve in the signal corps, 78th division of the Army during World War II stateside and in Trieste, Italy. He also served with the United Nations Armed Forces as a high-speed radio operator during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he worked as a safety officer for the U.S. government at Plum Island Animal Disease Center for 36 years.
Mr. Golisz is survived by his wife, Catherine “Kitty” (née Lonergan); daughters, Eileen, of Tampa, Fla., Maureen Caouette of Holden, Mass., Kathleen, of New City, N.Y.; and Noreen Myers of Bellerose Village; his sister, Anne Zaneski of San Simeon on the Sound in Greenport; and three grandchildren, Emily Hicks and Charlie and Sadie Myers. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward; his sister, Felicia “Inchie”; and his granddaughter, Katie Hicks.
Mr. Golisz was an avid ham radio operator who enjoyed home improvement projects. For years Kitty and he could be found dancing at Riverhead Moose Lodge on Saturday nights. He was a lifelong member of St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport and a member of Greenport American Legion Post 185.
The family received visitors March 2 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 3 at St. Agnes Church in Greenport. Interment with military honors took place at the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Greenport American Legion Post 185, John’s Place at St. Agnes Church or East End Hospice.
This is a paid notice.