Leonard Pavlakis

Leonard Pavlakis of Riverhead died May 20, 2016, at the Riverhead Care Center. He was 89. 

He was born in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn April 25, 1926, to John and Julia (née Zervakos) Pavlakis.

After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he became a police officer with the Riverhead Town Police Department and was also an employee of Northville Dock.

Leonard was a member of the Suffolk County Police Association, Suffolk County Police Conference and the Riverhead P.B.A.

Leisure time was spent playing tennis and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife Ann Regina (née Robinson); children, Jon Pavlakis (Elizabeth) and Patricia Brown (Arthur) all of West Palm Beach, Fla.; his sister, Catherine Meyer of South Palm Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Constantine Pavlakis of Poughkeepsie.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, May 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the funeral home, officiated by Father Jerasimos Ballas. Interment, with U.S. Navy honors, will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

This is a paid notice.