Longtime East Marion resident Luther Leland Schoen died July 14 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. He was 74.
The son of Ethel (Hohertz) and Erwin Schoen, he was born Jan. 16, 1942, in Hamilton, Texas. He received a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University.
Mr. Schoen served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1970, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He worked as a manager at Long Island Cauliflower Association in Riverhead for 23 years.
On Aug. 23, 1969, he married Virginia MacIntyre at St. Columbkille’s R.C. Church in Brighton, Mass.
Mr. Schoen was a member of the American Legion. Family members said he enjoyed gardening, sailing, golf, cooking, karaoke and spending time with family.
Predeceased by his father and his brother Wayland, Mr. Schoen is survived by his wife, Virginia, of East Marion; his sons, Brian of East Setauket and Travis of Weymouth, Mass.; his mother, Ethel, of Comanche, Texas; his brother Rodney of Blanket, Texas and his grandchildren, Georgia, Griffin, and Gillian Schoen of Setauket.
The family received visitors July 17 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A funeral service took place July 18 at St. Agnes Cemetery in Greenport, officiated by Pastor Garret Johnson and Father James Atkins.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
This is a paid notice.